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A Final Act For Gymnastics Team At UIC

A decades-old gymnastics program at University of Illinois at Chicago ends this spring. WBEZ followed the team through its final season.
Chance the Rapper backs Preckwinkle

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Chance The Rapper Backs Preckwinkle For Mayor

The Chicago hip-hop artist calls Preckwinkle the "most qualified" to be mayor.
Patients wait in the emergency room at Stroger Hospital of Cook County. A new study says Cook County lags behind much of the state in terms of resident health.

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Cook County In Bottom Half Of State Health Rankings

An annual report ranking Illinois counties by their residents’ health shows that Cook County lags behind much of the state.
Tammy Duckworth

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Sen. Duckworth Questions Boeing And FAA After Deadly Plane Crashes

Duckworth called the aviation industry's apparent influence on the Federal Aviation Administration "deeply troubling."
25th Ward candidates debate

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25th Ward Candidates Square Off In Heated Debate

25th Ward aldermanic candidates Alex Acevedo and Byron Sigcho-Lopez attacked each throughout their debate Wednesday night in Pilsen.
Cochran Dirksen

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Ald. Cochran Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge

South Side Ald. Willie Cochran pleaded guilty to a fraud charge in federal court Thursday.
A Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in 2018.

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Bill Proposes New Fees On Uber, Lyft To Pay For McCormick Place Expansion

McCormick Place leaders are pitching a major expansion to Illinois state lawmakers — funded in part by rideshare customers.
R. Kelly

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Dubai Finds Itself Entangled In Case Against R. Kelly

Dubai found itself entangled in the case against R. Kelly after the singer asked a judge to allow him to travel to the UAE to perform.
O'Hare Airport Expansion

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Chicago's $8.7 Billion O'Hare Airport Expansion Underway

The $8.7 billion expansion of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has gotten underway.
Portraits of three CPS students

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Dissecting The Soaring Graduation Rate For Black Boys In Chicago

The rate is up 18 percentage points over five years. But a look behind the numbers reveals a complicated story.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

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Lack Of Latinos At Cook County Hinders Preckwinkle’s Chicago Mayoral Bid

Latino leaders like U.S. Rep. “Chuy” Garcia say the lack of Hispanics in Preckwinkle’s administration pushed them to endorse Lori Lightfoot.
Fenton School District 100 AP

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Suburban School District Wins AP District Of The Year

Fenton School District 100 in Bensenville enrolled more students in AP courses and improved scores.
Khalil Muhammad case

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Mayoral Candidates Question Keeping Cop Who Wrongly Shot Teen

The candidates are expressing concern over the decision to keep a cop on the job after it was determined he wrongfully shot a disabled teen.
Commissioned artists look on as police torture survivor Anthony Holmes speaks about “Still Here: Torture, Resiliency and the Art of Memorializing,” which he co-curated and features the artists' proposals for a public memorial.

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Art Exhibit Honors Victims Of Chicago Police Torture

A South Side gallery showcases works highlighting the resilience of black and brown men who were tortured into making false confessions.
Lincoln Yards rendering 2

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If Your Issue Is Affordable Housing, Do You Support Chicago’s Lincoln Yards?

With rising rents pushing residents out of their neighborhoods, affordable housing groups are making choices about supporting Lincoln Yards.
CPS logo

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32 Chicago Public Schools To Get $32 Million For New Programs

The schools will focus on fine and performing arts, dual language, STEM, the International Baccalaureate program and personalized learning.
An illustration of a hand holding a cell phone with an email notification that reads "Your Application: Click here to learn your fate ..."

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College Acceptance Via Text. College Rejection Via Email.

For many teens, social media is one more arena to navigate during the stressful college decision process.

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