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10 Things Chicagoans Can Do Right Now To Combat Climate Change

We asked experts what regular people can do to make a difference.
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Saber-Rattling Grows In Chicago Teachers Contract Fight

The teachers union accuses CPS of peddling in “misleading half-truths” while CPS says CTU isn’t bringing a sense of urgency to negotiations.
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Woman Who Bailed Out R. Kelly Wants Money Back

South suburban restaurateur Valencia Love’s attorney asked the judge to return $100K, but the request was rejected.
Born into a political class, Cokie Roberts quickly became a seasoned Washington insider who developed a distinctive voice known by millions. The longtime Washington author, journalist and commentator died Tuesday.


Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Female Journalist, Dies at 75

Roberts was a seasoned Washington insider who developed a distinctive voice as a reporter and commentator for both NPR and ABC News.
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Biennial Architecture Event Will Bring Ideas, Programs To Loop And Beyond

The 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial starting Thursday includes exhibits, performances and forums.
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Climate Change Is Already Impacting Lake Michigan — Here’s How

Erratic water levels, disappearing beaches — climate change is already affecting Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Here’s what else we can expect.
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Pilot Program Gives Cook County Drug Court Graduates A Fresh Start

A new pilot program helps 25 Cook County drug court graduates address a critical need on their paths to recovery: housing.
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Korean American Groups Launch Census Outreach Effort

“Hard-to-count” populations in the Korean community include North Korean refugees, adoptees, foreign students and seniors.
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‘I Saw My Role As A Healer’

Millions of Americans are impacted by the criminal justice system each year. The Marshall Project and WBEZ are telling their stories.
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Legal Miscalculation In Police Code Of Silence Case Costs Chicago $4.5 Million

Chicago rejected an offer to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit at no cost. The city now owes $1.9 million plus millions in legal fees.
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Chicago Removed 15,500 Ride-share Drivers For Ticket Debt

This year alone, city policy required Uber and Lyft to suspend more than 15,500 people — about 15% of local ride-share drivers.
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When Can I Go To The Store To Buy A Joint? Your Legal Weed Questions Answered

From driving to drug tests — quick hit answers to your questions about legal pot in Illinois.

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