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Closest Caucus In Decades Has Santorum And Romney In Dead Heat

Closest Caucus In Decades Has Santorum And Romney In Dead Heat

DES MOINES – At Valley High School in West Des Moines, backers of five of the Republicans running for president took turns urging support for their candidate. Some speakers read from a script, while others ad-libbed. All hoped they would woo enough of their neighbors to put their candidate over the top in Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation […]

Lincoln Park Businesses Prepare for Hospital Relocation

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Lincoln Park Businesses Prepare for Hospital Relocation

Anxiety from Lincoln Park business owners over the economic impact and future of the site currently occupied by Children’s Memorial Hospital grows as the date for its move and renovation draws near.

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Occupiers Allegedly Sleeping At Area Businesses

Members of Occupy Chicago are frequenting downtown shops and restaurants to use restrooms and to even sleep, according to local business employees.

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Urban Prep Academy, ABLA Work On Improving Relations After Street Fight

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Urban Prep Academy, ABLA Work On Improving Relations After Street Fight

A street fight in September involving students from Urban Prep West was due the school’s lack of communication with the community, Deverra Beverly, president of the ABLA Local Advisory Council, said.

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Charter School Unions Still Up in the Air

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Charter School Unions Still Up in the Air

The controversial issue of unions in charter schools will have to be tackled by the newly elected Chicago city council another day, after a council education committee failed to have enough members present on Friday. The full committee did not attend the meeting, and so the pro-union resolution sponsored by Ald. Ricardo Munoz, (22nd Ward) and Ald. […]

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State Commission Highlights Racial Bias in Drug Sentencing

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State Commission Highlights Racial Bias in Drug Sentencing

A nonpartisan state commission released a report Monday that says blacks charged with low-level drug crimes in Illinois face prison sentences almost five times greater than whites.

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