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Aldermen Would Have To Actually Show Up For Committee Meetings To Proceed Under New Proposal

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson's (11th) plan to require taking attendance at committee meetings would reverse decades of tradition at City Hall.

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Wells Street In River North Will Be Closed For 1 Block For Outdoor Dining

The closure will be in place weekend evenings through patio season, according to Avli.

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Hancock College Prep Votes Out Police, Becoming 4th CPS School To Remove Cops On Campus

In a 6-4 vote, the school council voted against keeping officers at the Southwest Side school after hearing from teachers and parents.

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Left Out of Federal Benefits, Undocumented Immigrants Are Running Out of Options

As debate rages in Washington, undocumented immigrants fear that federal relief may never come. Southwest Side community organizers see a need for systemic change.