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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 Scooter Pilot Packs Up For 2019, We Look At The Early Morning And Late Night Workers Who Made It Happen

Block Club Chicago rode along with the AM and PM scooter deployment teams for Lime, one of 10 companies in the city's pilot program.

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Here Comes The Cold: Temps Expected To Drop 20 Degrees And Hit The 40s In Chicago On Friday

Temperatures will fall to 39 degrees by midnight Saturday and get even chillier in the early morning.

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Here’s How To Get Your Chicago City Sticker Ticket Debt Erased

Here's a how-to guide to get your debt cleared if you haven't been able to pay off tickets for city stickers.

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With One Week Before Strike, Chicago Mayor Says Union Not Acting ‘Urgently’ On Proposals

The CTU says the city is ignoring the union’s demands for contractual commitments to increase staffing and lower class sizes.