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Nora Flanagan, a teacher at Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, has developed a toolkit to help school communities recognize and confront white nationalism among students. Flanagan says the issue has become more pressing in recent years, as students have been targeted for recruitment into the movement online.

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CPS Teacher Develops Toolkit To Fight White Nationalism

A Chicago teacher has developed a toolkit to help school communities to recognize and confront white nationalism among students.
The Chicago metro area lost more than 220,000 white residents from 2010 to 2018, according to census estimates released Thursday. The region's white population decline is occurring in the suburbs since recent estimates show an increase of white residents in the city.

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Has White Flight Reached Chicago’s Suburbs?

While Chicago’s white population has grown since 2010, it’s declined by more than 220,000 in the suburbs, new census data shows.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks at Chicago's City Hall on July 25, 2018.

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No New Taxes, Fees In Preckwinkle’s Budget Plan

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle delivered a good-news message in her first budget since she lost in the Chicago mayor’s race.
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Two-Thirds Of City Colleges Students Face Housing Or Hunger Challenges

The survey of 3,000 students also found that students struggling with basic needs aren’t regularly using public assistance programs.
Chicago Ald. Carrie Austin, 34th Ward, attends a City Council meeting on June 12, 2019.

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Feds Raid Office Of Chicago Ald. Carrie Austin

The FBI says its agents were executing a warrant when they raided the ward office of the veteran South Side alderman on Wednesday.
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Chicago Police Officer Cleared In Shooting Used Unregistered Gun

Records indicate an off-duty officer violated policy when he shot a man with a firearm he had failed to register with the police department.
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Up To $7 Billion Still Needed To Properly Fund Illinois Schools

A new funding formula directs extra state dollars to Illinois’ neediest schools but the state says 77% of schools are still underfunded.
How More China Tariffs Could Affect Illinois

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How More China Tariffs Could Affect Illinois

The Trump administration is considering tariffs on an additional $300 billion in Chinese goods. Here’s what that would mean for Illinois.
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Lawmakers Boost Chicago’s Latest Megadevelopment

Chicago’s latest proposal for a massive development is One Central, planned to span 34 acres on rail yards west of Soldier Field.
Illinois Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, speaks at a meeting in Springfield, Ill. on May 19, 2016.

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Top Illinois Republican Won’t Disclose Video Gambling Profits

Illinois Senate GOP Leader Bill Brady abstained from voting on a huge gambling expansion. But he won’t say how much he makes off video ga...
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Extending The ‘Gap Year’ After High School Beyond Kids Of Means

Four low-income Chicago teens are getting a free “gap year” abroad after high school. Gap years are more common for wealthier students.
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Did City Officials Know About The Manhattan Project’s Work In Chicago?

A key experiment in the development of the atom bomb was hidden in plain sight on University of Chicago’s campus. Who was in on the secret?
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What's On Your Summer Reading List?

Need a book recommendation? We got you covered — in EVERY genre.

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