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Chicago Public Schools' headquarters is seen on June 27, 2018.


Schools Program Favored By Mayor Emanuel Gets Last Minute Boost

The Chicago Board of Education is expected on Wednesday to nearly double the contract for the Academy of Urban School Leadership.
A doctor holds a vial of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil in his Chicago office. Data from local agencies show black residents in Chicago's high-poverty areas are the most affected by rising rates of sexually transmitted infections, or STIs.


STIs Reach Peak Levels; Poor Areas Most At Risk

Experts cite a lack of federal funding, access to adequate health care and cultural sensitivity for the rising rates and wide disparities.


Pritzker Vows To Boost Vaccine Access After Measles Warning

Gov. JB Pritzker wants to boost access to vaccines after doctors warned him of a potential measles outbreak in Illinois.
Dorothy Brown


Alleged Corruption In Dorothy Brown's Office Outlined At Day 1 Of Trial

Former court clerk supervisor Beena Patel is charged with lying under oath about alleged corruption. She “emphatically denies the charges.”
Felix Kombwa


When Mentors Commit From Kindergarten Through High School Graduation

A mentoring group has set up shop in Chicago that starts with children when they are five and sticks with them through high school.
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Morning Shift

Chicago's Silky Nutmeg Ganache Competes On RuPaul's Drag Race

Silky hopes to be the first Chicagoan to win RuPaul’s Drag Race.
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Coin Flip Breaks Tie For Trustee Seat In Suburb

Two candidates in Sauk Village were in a dead heat, so a coin toss decided the winner.
Gloria Schmidt


Brothers Sue Jussie Smollett's Lawyers, Claiming Defamation

Two brothers who said they helped Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself are suing his attorneys for defamation.
Crypt seems pretty cool.

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

Y’all Want To Check Out The Crypt?

It sure seems like the crypt is the safest place in Westeros. Anyone want to check it out? Doesn’t seem like anything will go wrong.
Warehouse workers who held jobs at the Walmart Distribution Center in far southwest suburban Elwood claim the company disproportionately rescinded job offers to African American employees based on criminal history even though many of the employees had been working in those jobs for years despite their prior convictions.


Walmart Warehouse Workers Claim Racist Practices

Several black workers at the Walmart Distribution Center in Elwood, Ill., say the company discriminated against them.
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Curious City

Caps On Or Off? Pizza Boxes OK? Answers To 10 Common Chicago Recycling Questions

Think you know all the recycling rules? Think again. Check out this quick guide to some common do's and don’ts of Chicago recycling.
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Curious City

The University Of Chicago’s Complicated Relationship With Its Neighbors

Community activists and a university representative reflect on why the relationship has been difficult in the past and where it stands now.

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