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CTU President “Overwhelmingly Certain” That Teachers Will Strike

The CTU is recommending that its elected delegates vote on Wednesday evening to strike and is “overwhelmingly certain” they will agree.
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Black Aldermen Reject Chicago Mayor’s Cannabis Zones

Mayor Lightfoot’s plan for special zones where recreational weed shops can locate hit a major roadblock: the City Council’s Black Caucus.
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Federal Raid In Lyons Focused on Mayor’s Office -- And His ‘Home Security System’

Lyons officials made the search warrant public four days after WBEZ and the Better Government Association sued them.
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Major Chicago Art Donor Stefan Edlis Dies At 94

The Vienna native and his wife, Gael Neeson, transformed the contemporary art collections of the city’s important museums.
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Exelon Utilities CEO Out Amid Growing Public Corruption Probe

Exelon announced the abrupt retirement of top executive Anne Pramaggiore after disclosing it got two federal subpoenas.


FBI Raid at Southwest Suburb Targeted Heating, Air Conditioning At Mayor’s Home

Village officials in McCook originally sought to conceal much of the federal search warrant from the public.
Jason Van Dyke


Jason Van Dyke Resigns From Chicago Police Department

The officer was convicted of murder for killing Laquan McDonald. He was facing termination but has officially resigned.
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Live Updates: Chicago Teachers Strike 2019

Some 35,000 Chicago teachers and city workers will strike on Thursday if there is no contract deal. Last updated at 9 p.m. on Oct. 15.
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Chicago Groups Preparing African Immigrants For The Census

An accurate census count could help secure services, increase visibility and raise the collective voice of African immigrants in Chicago.
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Federal Housing Agency Seeks To Raise The Bar In Discrimination Cases

Public comment ends Friday for a proposed rule raising the burden of proof on complainants in federal housing discrimination cases.
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Floods, Carp, And Crap: The Environmental Impacts Of The Chicago River Reversal

The effects of the groundbreaking engineering feat are still being felt today — as far as the Gulf of Mexico.
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Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch III Finds Hope In History

Lonnie Bunch’s new memoir details the story of creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
A shopper uses a LINK food assistance card to shop at a Chicago grocery store in 2008.


Federal Judge In Chicago Blocks Change To Public Charge Rule

U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman issued a temporary injunction Monday blocking a Trump Administration policy set to begin Tuesday.
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Samantha Power Reflects On Balancing Ideals, Politics And Consequences

Samantha Power’s new memoir gives insight into the complexities of trying to influence U.S. policy at the highest levels of government.
Chicago teachers plan to strike Oct. 17 if they can't reach a contract deal with Chicago Public Schools.


Chicago School Leaders Pushing Non-Economic Demands In Talks

In contract talks, Chicago Public Schools is trying to end a midyear transfer option for teachers, saying it says hurts struggling schools.

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