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CPS Principals Learn How Deep Budgets Will Be Cut
Today, Chicago Public Schools principals are learning just how deep their budgets will be cut after last week's announcement that the district was slashing more than $100 million from annual school budgets.
Today, Chicago Public Schools principals are learning just how deep their budgets will be cut after last week's announcement that the district was slashing more than $100 million from annual school budgets.
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Illinois State Museum May Reopen
On Monday, the state of Illinois announced the reopening of the Illinois State Museum, a 138-year-old institution closed by Gov. Bruce Rauner last September. But it's not exactly that easy. 
On Monday, the state of Illinois announced the reopening of the Illinois State Museum, a 138-year-old institution closed by Gov. Bruce Rauner last September. But it's not exactly that easy.
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Urban Coyotes Pose a Threat to Pets During Mating Season
A viewer's video, shared with "Chicago Tonight," shows his encounter with a coyote in Columbus Park while walking his two dogs. Coyote mating season has begun, which means the urban animals may behave aggressively.
A viewer's video, shared with "Chicago Tonight," shows his encounter with a coyote in Columbus Park while walking his two dogs. Coyote mating season has begun, which means the urban animals may behave aggressively.
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Chicago Scientists Prepare Ultra-Sensitive Camera for South Pole Telescope
Scientists at the University of Chicago are hoping a new, highly sensitive camera they're developing for the South Pole Telescope will reveal new information about the early universe. The camera measures something that's nearly 14 billion years old: radiation left over from the Big Bang.
Scientists at the University of Chicago are hoping a new, highly sensitive camera they're developing for the South Pole Telescope will reveal new information about the early universe. The camera measures something that's nearly 14 billion years old: radiation left over from the Big Bang.
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Schools Chief Forrest Claypool Addresses CPS' Shaky Finances
Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool on Wednesday spoke passionately about the need for education funding reform, calling the current system by which CPS is funded "separate but unequal." Watch our full interview.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool on Wednesday spoke passionately about the need for education funding reform, calling the current system by which CPS is funded "separate but unequal." Watch our full interview.
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Chicago Teachers Union Unanimously Rejects District's Latest Offer
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union bargaining unit say they spent hours and hours considering the school board's "serious" contract offer. But on Monday, the group announced that they could not accept it.
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union bargaining unit say they spent hours and hours considering the school board's "serious" contract offer. But on Monday, the group announced that they could not accept it.
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As the Strandbeests Invade Chicago, an Interview with their Creator
A new exhibition featuring dizzyingly complex kinetic creations opens Saturday at the Chicago Cultural Center. Meet Theo Jansen, the Dutch engineer-slash-artist whose been behind these "beach animals" since the early 1990s.
A new exhibition featuring dizzyingly complex kinetic creations opens Saturday at the Chicago Cultural Center. Meet Theo Jansen, the Dutch engineer-slash-artist whose been behind these "beach animals" since the early 1990s.
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Should City Government Set a Minimum Tobacco Price?
Tucked into a new ordinance that would tax smokeless and other non-cigarette tobacco products is a provision that would set a minimum price on cigarettes, cigars and chew tobacco.
Tucked into a new ordinance that would tax smokeless and other non-cigarette tobacco products is a provision that would set a minimum price on cigarettes, cigars and chew tobacco.
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Chicago Aviation Commissioner on O’Hare Noise, Expansion
The expansion of O'Hare Airport will move forward with a new runway in an agreement announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. But noise issues and no new terminals leave critics of the plan confounded. The City's Aviation Commissioner is here to explain.
The expansion of O'Hare Airport will move forward with a new runway in an agreement announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. But noise issues and no new terminals leave critics of the plan confounded. The City's Aviation Commissioner is here to explain.
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Case Against Lucas Museum Moves Forward
A federal judge on Thursday threw out the city's motion to dismiss a case against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. 
A federal judge threw out the city's motion to dismiss a case against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Thursday.
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Lucas Museum Could Be a Reality After Thursday
A decision this week by a federal judge could green-light plans for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the futuristic-looking proposal from film mogul George Lucas currently facing a lawsuit over its proposed lakefront location.
A decision this week by a federal judge could greenlight plans for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the futuristic-looking proposal from film mogul George Lucas currently facing a lawsuit over its proposed lakefront location.
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CPS Denies Arts Program At Gallery 37 Faces Chopping Block
Chicago Public Schools denied Friday that about 150 students from around the city could lose a widely celebrated magnet arts program at the end of the current semester, despite statements made earlier this week to the contrary.
Chicago Public Schools denied Friday that about 150 students from around the city could lose a widely celebrated magnet arts program at the end of the current semester, despite statements made earlier this week to the contrary.
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Evanston bans plastic bags in bigger stores
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Twenty-seven stores in Evanston will no longer be allowed to use plastic shopping bags starting Aug. 1.

Murder charges filed after man dies 10 days after Palatine beating
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Murder charges have been filed after a man punched while breaking up a fight outside a Palatine bar died, 10 days after the beating, authori

New home, new job ... before a bullet ended it all
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Wil Lewis and his wife had lived in Chicago for about a year and had moved about two weeks ago to a home on Greenview Avenue in Rogers Park

Four officers injured in Montrose Beach melee
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Four Chicago police officers were injured and a squad car was damaged when a fight broke out among a large crowd that had gathered for a con

Cancer survivor recalls milestones
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Twelve years ago today I became officially cancer -free after receiving healthy bone marrow from a donor — who happened to be my dad.

Englewood Whole Foods store represents bet by Emanuel, company
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With the turn of a couple shovels Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb launched a socioeconomic experiment in one

Sources: Chicago expected to win Lucas museum
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Chicago is expected to become home to “Star Wars” creator George Lucas ’ collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to two sources.

Chicagoan dressed as Teddy Roosevelt a sensation at World Cup
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Mike D'Amico was just being himself when he went crazy after the U.S. men's soccer team scored its first goal against Portugal Sunday — but

N.Y. City to pay $40 million to end 'Central Park Jogger' lawsuit: source
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has agreed to pay $40 million to five men who were convicted, and later exonerated, of brutally raping a

Peoria mayor facing civil rights suit over handling of Twitter account
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PEORIA — Mayor Jim Ardis is facing a civil rights lawsuit stemming from his handling of an occasionally profane and often sophomoric Twitter

Man guilty on all counts in Hoffman Estates triple murder
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D'Andre Howard was found guilty today on three counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the 2009 slayings of three

Judge finds suburban teen guilty on all charges in fatal 'huffing' crash
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Judge James Booras found Carly Rousso guilty on all counts of aggravated drunken driving in the crash that killed a 5-year-old girl.

Indian teen girls gang-raped and hanged from a tree: police
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Indian police have arrested one man and are looking for four other suspects after two teenage girls were gang-raped and then hanged from a t

Scare of a lifetime in just a few seconds at the Willis Tower
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For a few very long seconds, Alejandro Garibay thought the only thing between him and the street 103 stories below was the pane of glass qui

Maya Angelou, author and poet, dead at 86
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Author and poet ; Maya Angelou ;has died at age 86 in ;North Carolina, local media reported on Wednesday, citing her agent and a local offic

Man faces 120 years in Bucktown baseball bat beating
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Four years after a reputed gang member used a baseball bat to beat their daughter so badly she can no longer speak or walk unassisted, the f

Chicago fast food workers join today's national strike
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Undeterred by wind and rain, dozens of fast food workers and community activists gathered early Thursday morning outside the so-called Rock

Body pulled from lake identified as 32-year-old Lake Forest woman
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After the death of his 17-year-old son, a Lake Forest father left his executive banking job to work for an international Christian ministry

Street cart vendors push to legalize sidewalk vending
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Street cart vendors want a legal way into Chicago’s white-hot culinary scene, and are preparing to make a very public case.

City halts ride-sharing company's foray into Chicago airports
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A ride-share company’s attempt to make an inroad into the lucrative Chicago airport market has been knocked down after briefly being up and