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Angela Cheng

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Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

Angela Cheng

Gun violence prevention, Hanukkah begins, new center examines cannabis’ impact

A Chicago alderman talks about preventing school violence after Friday’s shooting at Benito Juarez High School left two teens dead and two others injured. A newly announced research center in Chicago will focus on the societal and medical impacts of cannabis. Folks gathered outside Wrigley Field Sunday night for the First Night First Light Hanukkah event, despite freezing temperatures.

Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

Angela Cheng

   

A Chicago alderman talks about preventing school violence after Friday’s shooting at Benito Juarez High School left two teens dead and two others injured. A newly announced research center in Chicago will focus on the societal and medical impacts of cannabis. Folks gathered outside Wrigley Field Sunday night for the First Night First Light Hanukkah event, despite freezing temperatures.

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