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2 patients with Ebola-like symptoms admitted to hospitals in Chicago

A child who threw up on a plane and a man with nausea who landed in Chicago were taken to hospitals as a precaution after being screened for Ebola at O’Hare International Airport. Doctors do not believe they were exposed to the virus. 

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Study: Charter schools have made segregation worse in Chicago

According to a new study released by the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, Charter schools have worsened school segregation in Chicago, and overall have made the city’s school system stronger. Analysts looked at data for 2012-13 and cites major factors as reading and math scores, reading and math growth and graduation rates as contributing factors for […]

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Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood to host first annual 5k this November

The Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side will be hosting its first 5K in November. The event, called Ditch the Weight and Guns 5K Walk and Run organized by Andrea Natay. She hopes that the event will draw nearly 1000 participants.

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NBA star Derrick Rose donates $1 million to After School Matters program

Teens in Chicago’s After School Matters program will get a boost from the NBA’s Derrick Rose. The MVP and three-time Chicago Bulls All-Star is donating $1 million to the Chicago-based non-profit organization which is devoted to providing “innovative out-of-school programs for teenagers.”

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Trial set for cop who fatally shot Rekia Boyd

A trial has been set for a Chicago police detective who fatally shot an unarmed woman in 2012. Dante Servin has been indicted on criminal charges that he recklessly opened fire at a group of people while off-duty. He said that he feared for his life after he saw a man point a gun at […]

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Chicago police announce early stages of body camera program

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Police departments across the country are using body cameras on its officers and that technology could soon come to Chicago. The department cites conflicting stories between citizens and police officers during encounters as a reason for the body cam pilot program.

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Jackie Robinson West champ has no home of his own

America’s favorite Little League team has been receiving a lot of support these days for their work on the field. But one of them could really use out help. See, 12-year-old Jackie Robinson West team member Jaheim Benton and his family have been homeless since June. 

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BYP100 Chicago Chapter leads march and demonstration in protest of racially unjust marijuana arrests

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Members of BYP100′s Chicago Chapter led a march and demonstration at the Chicago Police Department headquarters on Tuesday. The young Black activists called for an end to racially unjust marijuana arrests. 

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Hands up. Don’t Shoot! A community Video to protest police brutality against black men

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In an effort to speak out against police aggression targeting African-American men and the killing of Michael Brown, community members in Chicago will convene to create a short video and release a photo. “Hands Up. Don’t shoot!” is meant to gather protesters in solidarity to stand behind the family of Michael Brown, and to stand […]

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Welcome home: Chicago celebrates USA world champs Jackie Robinson West with parade, rallies

Thousands of people cheered on U.S. Little League Champions Jackie Robinson West in a city-wide celebration that spanned the Chicago’s South Side to Downtown.

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