Chikamso Odume explains why she left teaching after moving to Chicago for a Teach for America placement. She spoke at a meeting of the Chicago Board of Education's new workforce equity committee Monday.Ariel Cheung/Chalkbeat Chicago

Chicago’s Teaching Corps Is Becoming Whiter. How the District Hopes To Entice — And Keep — More Teachers Of Color

Since 2011, black teachers have left the district at higher rates than have teachers of other races.

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Bars Linked To Coronavirus Spread Across Illinois, State Officials Say After City Defends Indoor Service

City officials have been criticized by residents who say they're sending mixed messages by allowing residents to gather inside bars, around strangers, while telling them not see groups of family and friends at home.

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Fraternal Order of Police’s West Loop Headquarters Shut Down Because Of Coronavirus

“Please be advised the Lodge is taking every precaution necessary to ensure our staff and members are protected,” according to a statement on the union's website.

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Pool Hall With Craft Cocktails And Desserts In Jars Opens In Logan Square

Surge Billiards has taken over the former Saki record shop at 3716 W. Fullerton Ave.