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Number Of Social Workers Growing In Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools is well on its way to making good on its promise to hire more social workers in the schools.
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Democrats Running For Circuit Court Clerk Vow Digitization, Accountability, Debt Relief

Candidates aim to replace Dorothy Brown as head of $100-million-per-year office that is largely ignored by voters.
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Pritzker's Agriculture Secretary Resigns In Fallout From 'Rape In Champaign' Email

John Sullivan's resignation was announced Monday. He is the first state official to resign over the "rape in Champaign" email scandal.
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More Weed Taxes? New Hospital? What To Watch For At Cook County Board

Cook County Board commissioners are set to consider whether to tack on a 3% tax on recreational marijuana.
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How The Clout Network Really Works: A Lesson From The 25th Ward

While Ald. Solis was tangled in a corruption probe, his outgoing chief of staff was building a new career as a security guard and lobbyist.
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Chicago Wants A Nurse For Every School — Are There Enough?

Chicago Public Schools committed in the teachers’ contract to a nurse in every school. Finding the right kind of nurse will be a challenge.
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What’s The Deal With ‘Midwest Nice?’

The common stereotype for Midwesterners is that we’re polite, friendly...and passive-aggressive. But is there any truth to that?
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As New CEO Takes Charge, Boeing's Challenges Remain

David Calhoun has served on the board of directors since 2009, leading to skepticism he's enough of an outsider to produce major reform.
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Champaign Co. Prosecutor: Multi-Agency Probe Launched Into Rape Email

State’s Attorney Julia Rietz told WBEZ Friday she’s working with state and federal authorities to probe an email mentioning “the rape in ...
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Michael Madigan’s Friend Dodges Questions About ‘Rape’ Comment In An Email

Michael McClain says the feds asked him to cooperate in their corruption probe into ComEd. But he didn’t talk about his controversial email.
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Gov. Pritzker Defends Actions After Discovering Email About ‘Rape In Champaign’

The 2012 email was written by a top ally to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
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StoryCorps Chicago: 'You Looked Like Someone I Could Trust'

Fildaus Umutoniwase talks with her former teacher about moving from Uganda to Chicago and joining the poetry club at Sullivan High School.
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Chicago Developers Are Giving Opportunity Zones A Try

Opportunity Zones show promise in Chicago. But some say the program has been underutilized, and it lacks accountability and oversight.
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House GOP Leader Calls For Hearings Into Madigan Ally’s ‘Shocking’ Rape Email

An email lauding a state worker for keeping "his mouth shut" about a "rape in Champaign" is "extremely serious and troubling," Madigan sa...
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Five Charts That Show Who’s Leaving Illinois And Why

More people are leaving Illinois. The biggest jumps are among older folks, high-income residents and those with college degrees.

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