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Is This What The Future of Chicago's Public Transit Looks Like?

Is This What The Future of Chicago's Public Transit Looks Like? The site signals the launch of a new campaign led by the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Active Transportation Alliance called Transit Future, and seeks to connect Chicago's neighborhoods with each other and to job centers. The campaign … Full News here – Read […]

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Judge: Lottery firm can’t bar release of public records

Judge rules against private manager of Illinois LotteryA Cook County judge has denied a request by the private manager of the Illinois Lottery that sought to bar release of a marketing survey that was considered a public record. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Upbeat George to continue public life ‘as long as I am able’

An upbeat Cardinal Francis George said Saturday that receiving chemotherapy may at times interrupt his public schedule but that he expects to continue making appearances and leading services during his cancer treatment.      Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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Public Backs College Football Players’ Grievances, But Not Their Union

Fewer than one in three Americans believes that college football players should have the right to form a labor union, even though most are highly sympathetic to the grievances aired by pro-union athletes, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. Last month, football players at Northwestern University announced that they had filed a petition for a union […]

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CTA attempts to attract more riders on public transportation

Getting more people to take public transportation is a goal of every world class city. Chicago is no exception. Yet, we still have far more people who won't ride a bus or a train than those who do. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Priest sex abuse files made public on 30 Chicago Archdiocese priests

Priest sex abuse files made public on 30 Chicago Archdiocese priests The documents provide the broadest look yet into the details of what the Chicago Archdiocese officials knew and did – or didn't do – about the sex abuse scandal. More than 6,000 pages of documents were released to the attorneys last week, and they […]

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Chicago Public Library Named Nation’s Best Urban Public Library System In New Study

A new study from a German university has ranked the world’s top urban public library systems, rendering some surprising results. Coming out on top among U.S. library systems in the study from the Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf’s information science department was the Chicago Public Library system, which also ranked third in the world. The next […]

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Minority students make up new majority in Illinois public schools

White enrollment continues to fall, figures indicateNew enrollment numbers show that lllinois’ public school system for the first time does not have a white majority, with Latino, black, Asian and other racial groups combined eclipsing white students across the state’s classrooms. Full News here – Schools – chicagotribune.com

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Chicago Gripped By Record Cold; Schools Closed, Public Transit Delayed

Chicago Gripped By Record Cold; Schools Closed, Public Transit Delayed CHICAGO (CBS) – With the Chicago area stuck in a deep freeze through Tuesday, virtually all local schools have canceled classes for Monday, and local officials were advising residents to stay inside as much as possible, as temperatures are expected to … Full News here – […]

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Man files civil rights complaint in fight for public fishing along Gary’s lakefront

The city of Gary stretches for 22 miles along Lake Michigan. Silas Sconiers claims it's the only city on all of the great lakes which doesn't have public access for fishermen. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Trice: New views on Chicago's old public housing high-rises

Trice: New views on Chicago's old public housing high-rises The result is her new book, "High Rise Stories: Voices From Chicago Public Housing," a compilation of oral histories from 12 people who once lived in developments such as Stateway, Cabrini-Green, the Robert Taylor Homes, the ABLA Homes and Rockwell … Full News here – Read more […]

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Hulk joins Northlake Public Library

A 9-foot statue of the Incredible Hulk will be unveiled Thursday at the Northlake Public Library, thanks to a real-life hero who swooped in and saved a fundraising project in distress.      Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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Hulk joins Northlake Public Library

The 9-foot-tall statue will be officially unveiled ThursdayA 9-foot statue of the Incredible Hulk will be unveiled Thursday at the Northlake Public Library, thanks to a real-life hero who swooped in and saved a fundraising project in distress. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Mae M. Hunter, longtime Chicago Public Schools teacher, 1926-2013

Mae M. Hunter, longtime Chicago Public Schools teacher, 1926-2013 Mae Elease McDonald Hunter, a longtime Chicago Public Schools teacher and a former president of the Retired Teachers Association of Chicago, was a tireless advocate for her profession. Her proudest accomplishment, though, was her work with … Full News here – Read more on Chicago Tribune

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Public hearings begin for CPS master plan

Final document due Oct. 1Chicago Public Schools has started a series of public hearings to get input from parents, educators and community members on a 10-year facilities master plan mandated by a new state law. Full News here – Schools – chicagotribune.com

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