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School Nurses Concerned about CPS Outsourcing

School Nurses Concerned about CPS Outsourcing

The Chicago Teachers Union, along with active and retired school nurses, derided the Chicago Board of Education’s plan to outsource and privatize school nursing services, saying it is critical students have access to certified nurses in their schools and warning the board’s decision could create a health crisis in the schools. Members of the union, […]

Chicago Election 2015

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Chicago Election 2015

A day after Chicago’s mayoral election, which resulted in a runoff between incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the only thing decided is that voters were not inspired by the slate of candidates, resulting in near record low turnout. Emanuel, who is seeking his second four-year term, did not achieve […]

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Chicago Mayoral Election in the Gold Coast

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Chicago Mayoral Election in the Gold Coast

Byline: Summer Diab and Brianna Thomas Terrell Smith, an election worker at a polling place in the Gold Coast, called Tuesday for more city spending in poorer neighborhoods, a raise in property taxes and more jobs. Smith said he opposes Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is seeking his second four-year term. Emanuel has to win 50 […]

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Jones College Prep Polling

Voter turnout at Jones College Prep High School in the South Loop was low on Tuesday morning, which may be due to the heavy numbers of voters who cast early ballots for the mayoral and other municipal races. The Chicago Board of Elections reported that nearly 90,000 voters cast their ballots before Tuesday, which was […]

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Unicoi Studio Turns Art Class into a Carnival

A painting of a tree stretches up the lime-green wall of Unicoi Art Studio; its swirling branches curl into tendrils. Clay dolls of Darth Vader, the Cat in the Hat and Hello Kitty congregate on a shelf. Nora Stewart, the studio’s founder, flits across the room, assembling supplies for the next project and tying paint-spattered […]

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Taxi Drivers Protest Against Ride-Share Industry

      Hundreds of taxi drivers took up protest in the Loop against the ride-share industry on Wednesday morning. The drivers are protesting what they say is unfair competition from services like Uber and Lyft, which are subject to fewer regulations than city taxis. Drivers honked their horns, blocked traffic and refused to pick […]

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