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Deadline To Weigh In On Chicago Police’s New Gang Database Is Saturday

Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said it was a “good question” whether the police department should even operate a database.

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Fireflies, Monarch Butterflies Are Dying Off In Chicago Due To Climate Change, Expert Says

A loss of biodiversity in Chicago could have a big impact, one expert said. "If we were really to lose insects from the region, and bats ... we'd have less food to eat and more expensive food to eat."

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Farmers Market Season Kicks Off At Daley Plaza Market Thursday

FINALLY: You'll be able to get fresh, locally grown produce at a market near you starting this week.

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Can’t Get A Ride Today? It Could Be Because Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Striking

Some drivers are asking would-be riders to boycott Lyft and Uber on Wednesday in solidarity.

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Chicago Libraries Are ‘Failing’ Their Mission Because Of Low Staffing, Inspector General Says

The 80 branches of the Chicago Public Library remain insufficiently staffed to meet the needs of library users and community residents, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson found.

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Rough Winter Leads To Spike In Pothole Damage Claims, Up 15.8% Over Last Year

City Clerk Anna Valencia’s office processes damage claims of as much as $2,000 to repair flat tires, bent wheels and out-of-whack alignments.

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As Plans For Dreaded Hole At Six Corners Intersection Stall, Area Business Owners Plead: ‘Just Put Something There’

Ald.-elect Jim Gardiner will not say whether he'll support The Point at Six Corners moving forward, and it's making some neighbors nervous.

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Early Kindergarten, Grade Skipping: Chicago Considers New Options For Gifted Children

Parents who’ve seen a proposal draft say it sets the bar too high for most children to qualify.