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Does Extra Help For First-Generation College Students Boost Grad Rates?

NLU flooded its undergraduates with financial, academic and personal supports. Is it making a difference?
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Fight Over Chicago Mental Health Services Continues

More than a hundred people gathered at Malcolm X College Thursday night for a hearing on mental health services in the city of Chicago.
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Chicago Slow To Reform School Police Program: Report

Chicago’s inspector general says Chicago Police have failed to implement key reforms for police in schools recommended nine months ago.
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'Every Night Now Is A Treat': Joanna Connor On 35 Years In Chicago Blues

In the male-dominated world of blues guitar, Joanna Connor has been blowing the boys away for decades.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after presiding over the Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.


Watch Your Wallets, Chicago. Mayor Lightfoot On Likely Tax Hikes

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had taxes, ethics and police reform on her mind Wednesday.
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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.
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Vinegar Syndrome Is Eating Away Cook County History

The Cook County Recorder of Deeds office has a plan to slow down a disease spreading among its microfilm: Destroy some to save the rest.
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Pritzker Signs Abortion-Rights Bill With Vow: ‘We Trust Women’

Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker says the bill makes the state "a national leader" in protecting reproductive rights.
Cows stand inside one of the dairy barns on Fair Oaks Farms in 2015. An animal rights group has released a video it says shows more “extreme and systematic abuse” of cows at the company.


Fair Oaks Farms Faces More Abuse Allegations, Lawsuit

An animal rights group has released a new video it says shows more “extreme and systematic abuse” of cows at Fair Oaks Farms.
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Chicago Police Officers Seeking More Help From Department Therapists

Chicago Police Department adds six more therapists, more than doubling clinicians available to officers.


Pilot Program Will Bring 2,500 Electric Scooters to Chicago

A four-month pilot program starting June 15 will test Chicagoans’ interest in shared electric scooters.
The Illinois Senate chamber in Springfield, Ill., is shown in 2015. Republicans are showcasing a state abortion rights package in dozens of congressional districts that are expected to determine control of the U.S. House next year.


GOP Turns Illinois Abortion-Rights Law Into ‘Weapon’ In Bid To Retake U.S. House

The party is describing the abortion bill signed into law by Gov. Pritzker Wednesday as a tool of a "socialist Democrat death cult."

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