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Chicago Teachers Union Sets Oct. 11 Strike Date

Teachers in the nation’s third largest school district plan to strike Oct. 11 if they do not reach an agreement with the board of education
September 28, 2016

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Southwest Side Plan Stirs Discussion About School Segregation

Ald. Matt O’Shea criticized parents for bringing up race when talking about his plan to reorganize schools in his Far Southwest Side ward.
September 28, 2016

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Trump Visits Chicago For Speech, Fundraiser

Donald Trump paid a visit to Chicago’s southwest suburbs Wednesday to raise some money for his presidential campaign.
September 28, 2016

NPR

Bill Would Help Fund New East Chicago Housing, But Immediate Need Persists

The bill aims to create housing for residents that leave the city to return to in the next few years.
September 28, 2016

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Whole Foods Debuts In Englewood

Three years ago Whole Foods stunned Chicago when it announced it would open in a low-income black food desert on the South Side.
September 28, 2016

NPR

Congress Overrides Obama's Veto On Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

The legislation allows families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the Saudi Arabian government. The override is the first of Obama's presidency.
September 28, 2016

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Tribune Media Completes Sale Of Tower, Other Assets

A 36-story Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower, has been sold — gargoyles, flying buttresses and all.
September 28, 2016

Curious City

A Second Life for Chicago’s Abandoned Bikes

That sorry-looking bike on the curb could end up in the hands of a local kid or even a family overseas.
September 25, 2016

NPR

The U.S. Is Sending 600 More Troops To Iraq

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says the increase anticipates a major operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.
September 28, 2016

Morning Edition

Shimon Peres, The Last Of Israel's Founding Leaders, Dies At 93

Peres served as prime minister three times, launched the country's nuclear program and won the Nobel Peace Prize.
September 28, 2016

Code Switch

Hear Something, Say Something: Navigating The World Of Racial Awkwardness

What do you do when a friend or loved one talks about race in a way that makes you cringe? Karen Good Marable, Aaron Sanchez, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Channing Kennedy tell us how they reacted.
September 28, 2016

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September 28, 2016

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Oak Lawn Chuck E. Cheese's A Hot Spot For Adult Fights

Village officials said Chuck E. Cheese could lose its license if it can’t find a solution to stop adults from fighting.
September 27, 2016

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Map: Which Chicago Neighborhood Had The Most Block Parties?

Block parties – not to be confused with street fests – are a summer pastime in many Chicago neighborhoods, but which area had the most?
September 24, 2016

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Illinois GOP Chairman: I Choose Rude Over Wrong

Fresh off the first presidential debate, the head of Illinois’ Republican Party says he’d like to see Trump criticize Clinton more.
September 27, 2016

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