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Kobe Bryant Killed In Helicopter Crash

The NBA star who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years was killed Sunday morning in southern California, along with four others on board.
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Are Chicagoans True Midwesterners?

Chicago is geographically in the Midwest. But many people believe that being “Midwestern” is something else entirely.
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Watch: Senate Impeachment Trial

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused of abusing his power and obstructing Congress.
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Chicago Woman Is 2nd U.S. Case Of Coronavirus

Health officials say a Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like coronavirus from China.
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The Chicago Coronoavirus Case: What You Need To Know

Here are key questions and answers about the pneumonia-like virus that has spread from China to the Windy City.
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StoryCorps Chicago: Your Worst Mistakes Shouldn't Define You

Years ago, Mark Medrano was expelled from high school. Now he’s studying to become a teacher and hopes to those with similar issues.
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How Does Wuhan Coronavirus Compare With MERS, SARS And The Common Cold?

The virus that has emerged in China is part of a family known as coronaviruses.
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There Are Up To 4,000 Coyotes In The Chicago Area, But Experts Say Don’t Approach Them

There are so many coyotes in Chicago that the city created a management plan. In the wake of recent attacks, it may need to be updated.
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Cook County Health Leaders Could Lose Nearly $6 Million In Severance

County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and some commissioners question the perk common in the competitive health care industry.
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Chicago-Area Groups Begin Census Outreach To Immigrants

Outreach workers try to remain sensitive to immigrants’ fears about the census while also stressing what’s at stake if they don’t partici...
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Don't Be Like Jeff Bezos. Here's How To Keep Your Phone Safe From Hackers

The world's richest man and high-tech mastermind, Jeff Bezos, allegedly was hacked by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
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Cook County Health Needs A New CEO. Could Politics Get In The Way?

The chairman of the county-run health system board issued a warning Wednesday: It could be hard to find someone who wants this job.
President Trump was impeached on Dec. 18 after hours of closed-door depositions and open hearings conducted by the Democratic-led House.

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Trump Impeachment: A Guide To Key People, Facts And Documents

The Senate is beginning its trial after the House voted to impeach President Trump. Here is what you need to know.
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Charter Schools Under Microscope At Chicago Board of Education Meeting

Chicago Board of Education members renewed 33 charter schools Wednesday after asking tough questions about how they’re evaluated.
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For Cautious Clay, It's All About Context

The Cleveland-born artist stopped by Vocalo to talk quitting real estate and jumping into music — and performed a track from his new EP.
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The CHA Updates Its Cannabis Policy To Protect Residents From Eviction

If CHA residents are found using marijuana, CHA will consider “relevant facts on a case-by-case basis and mitigating circumstances.”

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