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Chicago Teachers On Strike, Capping Years Of Social Justice Activism

Saying the city hasn’t met its demands, the teacher union is hitting the picket lines. The mayor called the deal it offered “historic.”
CTU rally

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Live Updates: Chicago Teachers Strike 2019

More than 30,000 Chicago teachers and school support staff are now officially on strike. Last updated at 6:20 p.m. on Oct. 16.
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Chicago City Council Roundup: Legal Pot, Booze For Breakfast, (One) Strike Averted

Aldermen approved a plan to regulate where pot shops can open. But some raised equity concerns, and vowed to take the fight to Springfield.
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IG: Chicago Police Mishandled Sergeant’s Suspicious Death

A new report says Chicago police officials violated policy and state law in the aftermath of Sgt. Donald Markham’s death in 2015.
Quincy

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Judge Orders Quincy Legionnaires’ Criminal Subpoenas To Be Kept Secret

The subpoenas went to two government agencies, but Illinois’ attorney general asked that they be sealed.
pot hearing

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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.
Lyons Village Hall

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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.
An illustration of a criminal record with marijuana leaves in the background. The words 'criminal record' are crossed out.

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How Is Marijuana Expungement Working In Illinois? Your Legal Weed Questions Answered

Arrests for carrying a little less than an ounce of cannabis will be automatically expunged. After that, it gets more complicated.
Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson

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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.
ComEd's Anne Pramaggiore

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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.
McCook

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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

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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.
Bantu Fest 2019 tent "How Many Can You Name?"

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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.
Ben Carson

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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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