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Morning Shift: August 17, 2015

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On June 22, a tornado ripped through the town of Coal City. Since that day, folks have been working hard to rebuild. Friday was the first day of school for the Coal City district. We check in to see how things went. Then, a controversial op-ed called for a Katrina-like disaster to hit Chicago. An activist down in New Orleans tells us if the horrendous “reset button” the city was forced to hit after the storm has brought the positive change that many claim. The Chicago Fire soccer club is scraping the bottom of the MLS barrel. A Fire blogger talks about the pain of being a supporter of the Boys in Bridgeview. And Chicago just got a new composting ordinance. We bring you details of where to take your shells, peels, and grounds so they stay out of landfills and help create rich soil for the city’s community gardens.

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