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  1. police shootings
    Video Shows Chicago Police Shooting and Killing 13-Year-Old With His Hands UpThe Chicago agency investigating police shootings released the graphic footage of an officer shooting Adam Toledo, whose hands were raised.
  2. weather
    Destructive Derecho Tears Through Midwest Toward ChicagoThe fast-moving windstorm caused power outages for 430,000 in the region and hit a city reeling from a night of unrest.
  3. education
    The Major School Districts That Will Remain Online-Only This FallPublic schools in Chicago, L.A., and San Diego will not return to campus next semester, with COVID-19 still spreading in California and Illinois.
  4. covid-19
    Who ‘Deserves’ Jail During a Pandemic?The Cook County Jail in Chicago is America’s biggest coronavirus hotspot. Why did we allow this?
  5. democratic primaries
    Kim Foxx Wins Reelection in Chicago, Despite Jussie Smollett CaseOpponents’ efforts to make the race a referendum on the Jussie Smollett case appear to have failed.
  6. criminal justice
    Jussie Smollett Is a Distraction From Criminal-Justice Reform in ChicagoThe actor is in court again — on the eve of the Illinois elections.
  7. criminal justice
    Elizabeth Warren Wants You to Vote in Your Local Prosecutor ElectionHer endorsements come just as the Cook County, Illinois, state’s attorney election is becoming a referendum on the Jussie Smollett case.
  8. democratic primaries
    Pete Buttigieg’s Chicago Fundraiser Debacle Won’t Help Him With Black VotersHe needs black support for his new strategy: capturing Biden supporters if the former vice-president falters.
  9. labor
    Here’s Why Chicago Public-School Staff Are on StrikeBy linking up with SEIU Local 73, the Chicago Teachers Union has put up an impressive display of force.
  10. politics
    Ted Cruz’s Dishonest Rhetoric About ChicagoThe senator’s attempt to use Chicago to make a point about gun control is the conservative tradition of using the city as a political football.
  11. black lives matter
    A Rare Measure of AccountabilityFour Chicago police officers have been fired for covering up the 2014 police killing of Laquan McDonald.
  12. food politics
    Eric Trump Walks Into a Bar — and an Employee Spits on HimThe president’s son says he got more than he bargained for at the Aviary in Chicago.
  13. chicago
    Lori Lightfoot Is a Pragmatist. Chicago Needs a Revolution.The mayor-elect made history on Tuesday. But her politics are a poor match for the moment.
  14. what’s past is prologue
    An Oral History of the Election of Chicago’s First Black MayorTo win the 1983 mayoral election, Harold Washington and his staff had to take on white racism in the Democratic Party and in Chicago – head on.
  15. cook county state’s attorney
    Chicago Police Union Is Still Mad About Jussie Smollett Case, Holds ProtestThe Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is still angry that charges were dropped against Jussie Smollett.
  16. justice
    Jussie Smollett Is Free. That’s Good, Whether He’s Guilty or Not.Outrage at the Empire actor’s charges being dropped misses a more important point.
  17. jussie smollet
    Read the Chicago Police Department’s File on the Jussie Smollett CaseDespite the charges against him being dropped, prosecutors say they think the actor lied to police.
  18. jussie smollett
    Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Jussie SmollettThe actor’s record will be “wiped clean,” his lawyers said in a statement.
  19. the city politic
    Even Our Dog Parks Show America Is an Unequal Playing FieldAll dogs may go to heaven, but lower-income canine lovers have found that not every dog gets to enjoy a ritzy outdoor space.
  20. chicago mayor’s race
    Chicago to Elect First Black Female Mayor As Two Candidates Head to RunoffThe city won’t have another Daley mayoral reign, as Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle edged out the early favorite.
  21. jussie smollett
    The Jussie Smollett Case Is Not a ParableIt is still good to extend sympathy toward alleged victims of tragedy — even if that tragedy ends up being fake.
  22. talking about the weather
    The Midwest Is FrozenChicago is currently Chiberia thanks to a polar vortex.
  23. criminal justice
    Jason Van Dyke and the Inadequacy of America’s Criminal-Justice SystemJason Van Dyke was sentenced to prison time for killing Laquan McDonald. But true accountability remains elusive.
  24. education
    Chicago Teachers Clear Path for Nation’s First Charter-School StrikeFollowing a wave of teacher protests earlier this year, Acero Charter Schools educators voted to authorize a potentially groundbreaking strike.
  25. chicago
    Trump: Stop-and-Frisk Will Save ChicagoThe law and order president wants to stop crime with an unconstitutional practice.
  26. Rather Than Wage a Bitter Reelection Fight, Rahm Emanuel Steps AsideAs the trial for Laquan McDonald’s killer begins, Chicago’s mayor announces plans to not seek reelection.
  27. 73 People Were Shot in Chicago Over the WeekendThe violence-plagued city has seen some progress in 2018, but this was a big step back.
  28. House Democratic Leaders Rally to Defend Their Illinois HereticDoes a Democratic “big tent” really require that deep blue districts continue to elect congressmen like the right-of-center Dan Lipinski?
  29. select all
    Chicago’s Bean Is the Site of a Months-Long Meme WarLet’s all meet at the Bean for some shenanigans.
  30. 2018 midterms
    Illinois Holocaust Denier Set to Win GOP Congressional NominationThis is why you always field a candidate.
  31. obama presidential center
    First Glimpse at Obama’s Presidential Center in ChicagoRenderings of the $500 million project include a museum, a library, and much more.
  32. Trump Blames Undocumented Immigrants for Gang Violence in ChicagoApparently, we don’t need to fight poverty or restrict gun sales to reduce urban homicides — we just need to cut funding to sanctuary cities!
  33. Trump Threatens to ‘Send in the Feds’ If Chicago ‘Carnage’ Isn’t FixedHe tweeted just after The O’Reilly Factor discussed the topic.
  34. DOJ Report Rips Chicago Police for Poor Training, Excessive Force, Racial BiasA withering report from the Justice Department finds a brutal pattern of abuse by the CPD, blames it on “severely deficient” training and oversight.
  35. President Obama Quotes Washington, Urging Americans to Guard the ConstitutionHe said the Constitution is “just a piece of parchment” without the active participation of the American people to give it meaning.
  36. local news
    Squirrel Hospitalizes Anti-Squirrel Chicago AldermanBright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and bent on revenge.
  37. 17 People Were Shot Dead in Chicago Last WeekendIt was the deadliest weekend of the most violent year the city has seen in decades.
  38. law and order
    Brothers Charged in Shooting of Innocent Bystander, NBA Star’s CousinThe brothers were both “documented gang members.”
  39. awful things
    Trump Uses the Death of Chicago Mother to Celebrate HimselfTrump has never met a tragedy that didn’t prove him right somehow, but this may be a new low, even for him.
  40. select all
    Dramatic Saga of YouTubers’ Escape From Chicago Turns Entire City Against ThemFisticuffs! Brands! Police officers! Strangers! Married teens!
  41. the urbanist
    The Best and Worst Cities to Be a DogThe pupcakes at the new canine bakery in Seattle are great. The annual dog-eating festival in Yulin, less so.
  42. the urbanist
    8 Creative Ways Cities Are Combating Rising TemperaturesFrom street spritzes in Japan to man-made wind in the Middle East.
  43. chicago pd
    Rahm Emanuel Will Only Introduce One-Third of Suggested Chicago Police ReformsBaby steps.
  44. The Murder Rate in Chicago Is Up 84 Percent This YearThe number of shootings has nearly doubled. 
  45. chicago
    Chicago Prosecutor Anita Alvarez OustedHer challenger won by a landslide.
  46. 3 Images That Illustrate Why Hillary Clinton Might Lose IllinoisChicago hates Rahm Emanuel so much it might cost Hillary Clinton tonight’s primary.
  47. donald trump
    Trump Cancels Chicago Rally Due to Large ProtestThousands came to disrupt the event, and as is quickly becoming commonplace at Trump rallies, violence followed.
  48. The Chicago Cell-Phone Jammer Is a Folk Hero and a FelonHe does what we only wish we could.
  49. The 2016 Gun-Violence Statistics Out of Chicago Are HorrificThree times as many people were shot as this time last year. 
  50. chicago
    If Chicagoans Want to Recall Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Governor Won’t Stop ThemBut that’s probably illegal.
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