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Teaching Culinary Arts in Spanish To Open Doors In Restaurant Business

A City Colleges of Chicago advanced culinary program is taught all in Spanish to reach students with limited English skills.
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In Chicago, Private Sector Investment 4 Times Greater In White, Wealthy Areas

A new Urban Institute study shows stark disparities between the levels of private investment in white and black neighborhoods in Chicago.
Law enforcement officers gather outside the Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing plant Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. Police say a gunman killed several people and injured police officers before he was fatally shot. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

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Gun Rights Group Promises ‘Big Court Battle’ If New Illinois Bill Becomes Law

Legislation that would make sweeping changes to the gun permitting process in Illinois passed through House committee Tuesday.
Adilene Marquina, middle, sobs after she announced she will be seeking sanctuary inside a church on Chicago's Southwest Side. Her son, Johan, hugs her, and Rev. Jose Landaverde comforts her.

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Facing Deportation, Pregnant Mom Seeks Refuge In Chicago Church

Adilene Marquina’s asylum claim was denied. Ordered to leave the country by Thursday, she has taken refuge at a Southwest Side church.
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Out With (Some Of) The Old: Track Lightfoot’s Picks To Run City Hall

We're keeping an eye on City Hall’s revolving door: where Rahm Emanuel’s top aides are going, and who Lori Lightfoot taps to replace them.
Marisa Novara with the Metropolitan Planning Council is part of the new report on segregation in the Chicago area.

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New Lightfoot Appointment Wants More Affordable Housing, Less Segregation

Chicago’s new housing commissioner wants to expand affordable housing in neighborhoods that have excluded working families.
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Illinois Charter School Battles Coming To A Head As Bill Advances

A bill to kill a state commission that can overrule a school board’s decision to reject a charter could see a vote in the IL House soon.
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Congrats, Mayor Lightfoot. Here Are The Big Problems You’ll Have To Solve

Winning the election was probably the easy part for Lightfoot. Here are the immediate problems she faces and what’s at stake for taxpayers.
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Five Food And Drink Legacies Of The 1893 World's Fair

Lots of items in your local grocery aisle claim to have been at the 1893 World's Fair. We piece together these savory origin stories.
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Gov. Pritzker’s Office Nixes State Funding For Lincoln Foundation Debt

A Pritzker aide said using state funds to pay off a loan for Lincoln artifacts, including a disputed hat, isn’t “appropriate.”
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Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?!

Game of Thrones is over. There’s a lot to process. Listen to our finale recap then come back next week for analysis of the whole darn thing.
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Chicago City Council Loses Its Only Asian American Alderman

Ameya Pawar, the first and only Asian American to serve on Chicago’s City Council, leaves office after eight years.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker speaks at a state Capitol news conference on Jan. 23, 2019, in Springfield, Ill., as state Treasurer Michael Frerichs looks on.

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Illinois Gov. Pritzker Looks To Tax, Fee Hikes For $41.5B Capital Bill

The governor would pay for the infrastructure projects with a host of tax and fee hikes on everything from booze to Netflix to gasoline.
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From Free Medical Care To Ending Water Shut-Offs: Lightfoot’s Mayoral Blueprint

On Friday, Lightfoot’s transition team unveiled an ambitious policy blueprint for her first term.
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CPS Pledges To Offer 'High-Quality' Curricula For All Grades, All Schools

Chicago Public Schools describes this as a “first-of-its-kind” initiative to ensure equal access to top-flight materials at all schools.

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