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R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Los Angeles.

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R. Kelly In Chicago Police Custody, Charged With Felony Criminal Sexual Abuse

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced the charges Friday, about a month after asking victims to come forward.
Chicago voter Ronald Jackson has been to at least 32 mayoral forums to become an informed — and visible — voter.

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Meet Chicago’s Most Informed Voter

A South Side resident is taking his role in the democratic process seriously.
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Chicago’s Elections Are Feb. 26. Here’s Your Crib Sheet

In addition to the mayoral race, all city-wide officials and 50 aldermanic seats will be on the ballot. These are the races to watch.
Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton

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Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton On Criminal Justice Reform

Stratton discusses reform efforts relating to sentencing, policing, recidivism and the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Tennille Moore was interviewed by Mumtaz Champsi at StoryCorps in Chicago.

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StoryCorps Chicago: ‘People Don't Usually Stop And Help’

Tennille Moore was crying at Harold Washington College when a stranger tried to comfort her.
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Pianist Bethany Pickens On Barbra Streisand And Magic Johnson

The jazz musician met trumpeter Wynton Marsalis in 1981, and the two have had “a little basketball rivalry” ever since.
Justice Anne Burke

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Anne Burke Accused of Breaking Rules for High Court Judges

The Illinois Supreme Court justice, who is the wife of Ald. Ed Burke, faces a complaint about a fundraiser in her home.
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'The Voice' Is Back: Here’s What Chicago Contestants Sang In Every Season So Far

The Billboard Hot 100 remains hot, the ’90s are not, and the Chicago area has more than one (or two) “Beliebers.”
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State Police: Guns Surrendered Less Than Quarter Of The Time After Permit Revoked

The Illinois State Police releases data showing failures in Illinois gun laws.
The Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield shown here on Tuesday, April 23, 2002.

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7 School Bills To Watch In Illinois

Lawmakers want to switch Chicago to an elected school board, stop the expansion of charter schools and address a statewide teacher shortage.
R&B singer R. Kelly enters the Cook County Criminal Court Building, Wednesday, May 28, 2008.

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A Look At Allegations Over The Years Against Singer R. Kelly

Here is a look at some of the different accusations that have been made against R&B star R. Kelly.
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Chicago Inspector General Demands Hearings On School-Based Police

Aldermen called for a hearing after the IG identified problems with school-based police six months ago but never followed up.
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For These First-Time Aldermanic Candidates, Public Safety Is Personal

We caught up with three first-time aldermanic candidates to hear how the city’s violence affects them.
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How Often Did Your Alderman Show Up To Work At City Hall?

If City Council gave out attendance grades, most of its members would get a D. Before you vote Tuesday, see how your alderman stacks up.
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Illinois Backed Video Gambling And Left Addicts With A Losing Hand

Video gambling has been described as “the crack cocaine of gambling.” Yet the state hasn’t addressed addiction in any meaningful way.
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Curious City

From Mickey Mouse To Oprah: What Chicagoans Write In On Election Day

Election judges don’t usually count votes for cartoon mice or celebrities, but there was one exception. We took a peek.
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Chicago Sends Police To 911 Mental Health Calls. What Could The City Do Instead?

Chicago police say they’re improving responses to mental health calls. But experts say most of these calls don’t even need police.
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Bauhaus School Of Design Exhibit Comes To Elmhurst

"The Whole World a Bauhaus" is making its only U.S. stop at the west suburban Elmhurst Art Museum.
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Which Chicago Mayoral Candidate Do You Agree With Most?

We sent the candidates yes or no questions. Now, you can answer them too — and compare the results.

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