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Friday Classes Canceled As Chicago Teachers Strike Will Enter Day 2

The teachers' sticking points, including smaller classes sizes and increased staffing, remain.

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Open House Chicago 2019 Kicks Off This Weekend: Here’s What To See In The Neighborhoods

In all, 38 neighborhoods are represented in this year's Open House lineup — we're here to help you narrow down your choices.

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Here’s What Will Be Open For Kids During The Chicago Teachers Union Strike

Parks, libraries, the YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs are opening their doors to kids during the strike.

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West Siders Heading To South Africa To See How Nelson Mandela’s Fight Against Apartheid Could Combat Racism At Home

The trip grew out of annual celebrations hosted by state Rep. La Shawn Ford commemorating the birthday of Mandela, who worked to overcome apartheid.

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Change To Allow Cell Towers In City Parks Alarms Park Groups Who Say There Was No Community Input

An ordinance to allow "freestanding facilities" up to 150 feet tall in city parks was submitted to City Council Sept. 18, but activist groups say no one informed them of the proposal until Monday.

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Union President Tells Chicago Parents To Prepare For ‘Short-Term’ Strike

The union’s Tuesday night announcement came just hours after Mayor Lori Lightfoot told reporters that she was ready to write staffing and class size promises into the union contract.

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Scooter Season Is Over For Now — But Will They Return? Group Says They Should (But With Docks This Time)

The Active Transportation Alliance thinks scooters should stay — but docked and kept off urban trails and out of Downtown.

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As Police Defend Murder Clearance Rate, Aldermen Demand More Detectives

"In our community, murders don’t get solved,” West Side Ald. Emma Mitts said.