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Mayor Lightfoot Announces Her Plan To Stop Suspending Licenses For Parking Tickets

The mayor also wants to reduce the max fee for not having a valid city sticker and give drivers with a boot an extra day to pay their fines.
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White Sox Host 1st MLB Game With Extra Netting

On Monday night, the Chicago White Sox became the first team in the majors to extend protective netting from foul pole to foul pole.
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Immigration Operation Touted By Trump Nets 35 Arrests

The immigration enforcement operation touted by President Trump that targeted more than 2,000 people resulted in 35 arrests, officials said.
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Chicago Had Race Riots In The Summer of 1919 — Some Of The Nation’s Worst

Long-brewing racial tensions came to a head one hot summer day, when a black boy was drowned near a whites-only beach.
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Report: Work Visas Change Could Hurt Immigrant Families

A Chicago-based South Asian think tank says denying the spouses of highly skilled immigrants from working would hurt immigrant families.
Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Chicago.

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Experts: Multiple Cases Against R. Kelly Set Up ‘Unusual’ Quandary Over How To Proceed

Kelly is facing three dozen criminal charges, filed by prosecutors in three separate jurisdictions.
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Remembering Emmett Till’s Funeral As A Catalyst For Civil Rights

Revered Chicago historian Timuel Black spoke with students at Roberts Temple in Bronzeville, where Till’s funeral was held.
Adults With Autism Thrive At EY’s Neurodiversity Program In Chicago

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EY's Chicago Office Hires Often Overlooked 'Neurodiverse' Workers

The Neurodiversity Center of Excellence launched in January at the Chicago office of EY, formerly known as Ernst & Young.
Supporters gathered at O'Hare Airport Thursday and made signs calling for the release of three American citizen girls who were detained by customs and border protection officials for more than 12 hours.

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Detention Of Children At O’Hare Sparks Rapid Response

Activists quickly mobilized to notify elected officials, alert the media and to arrive at O’Hare Airport in support of an immigrant family.
A boat sails on Lake Michigan Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Chicago.

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Officials Mull Solutions To Dangerous Conditions For Lake Michigan Boaters

But it’s unclear which federal, state or city agencies are responsible for implementing a solution to keep boaters safe.
Hulu is reviving "Veronica Mars" for an eight-episode run on July 26. (AP Photo/UPN, Scott Garfield/ 2004 Warner Bros.)

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Watch These TV Shows This Summer

Is summer a great time for watching TV? Heck yeah it is.
On July 18, a bulldozer clears what is left of the strip of storefronts on 58th Street that housed Assata’s Daughters.

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After Fire, Assata’s Daughters Seeks New Headquarters

After the city demolished its fire-damaged headquarters this month, Assata’s Daughters hopes to find another home in Washington Park.

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