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Portraits of three members of the Montford Point Marines Association in uniform

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The First Black Marines Are At Risk Of Losing Their Chicago Veterans Center

The Montford Point Marines broke barriers as the first black men in the Marines. Now, they face another challenge.
Russell Ainsworth, Loevy & Loevy attorney

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DCFS Sued For 'Warehousing' Children In Psychiatric Hospitals

A class-action lawsuit accuses the state Department of Children and Family Services of keeping kids in psychiatric hospitals too long.
Razor wire lines a walkway at an Illinois prison on Dec. 22, 2009.

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He Didn’t Have A Death Sentence, But That’s What He Got

After her son’s death in an Illinois prison, Sheila Fane got a call. Her nephew had now also died behind bars. She went looking for answers.
Myaor Rahm Emanuel speaks with reporter Becky Vevea about his top priorities before leaving office.

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Emanuel’s Pension Plan Draws Ire Of Chicago Mayoral Candidates

Mayoral candidates largely reject constitutional pension change, but support city casino and recreational marijuana.
Ed Burke

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Facing Federal Heat, Chicago Ald. Ed Burke Gets Help From Famed Lawyers

After the FBI raided his offices last month, Chicago’s most powerful alderman turned to two former federal prosecutors, sources told WBEZ.
Michael Ferro

NPR

Tribune, Tronc And Beyond: A Slur, A Secret Payout And A Looming Sale

Tribune Publishing started paying millions to a fired news executive. It sought to keep a slur by owner Michael Ferro secret.
Parks

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Report on Parks Says Funding, Programming Not Equitable Across Chicago

Friends of the Parks says neighborhoods that are mostly Latino have the least amount of parkland, and the city needs to be more transparent.
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Curious City

Petition Signatures Are Weapons In The Fight For A Spot On Chicago Ballots

Candidates need to gather loads of signatures to secure a space on the ballot. One listener wonders whether that’s fair.
Tents and folding chairs outside Sheridan Park on Friday night mark parents’ places in line. Parents camped out overnight to try to make sure their children would get a place in the Chicago Park District’s after-school program there.

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Camping Out For Child Care

Parents brave frosty temperatures for one — or two — of the limited spots in the Chicago Park District's after-school child care program.
Teens' biological clock drives them to stay up late and sleep in. Most school start times don't accommodate that drive. Jasper Cole/Getty Images

NPR

Sleepless No More In Seattle — Later School Start Time Pays Off For Teens

How much difference can a later school start time make for sleep-deprived teens? As Seattle's school district found out, it can help a lot.

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