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State probe into special ed at CPS doesn’t go far enough: advocates. State probe into special ed at CPS doesn’t go far enough: advocates.
The findings of a just-released state probe into how Chicago Public Schools handles special education funding and procedures is a good start but doesn’t go far enough, says the group that sought the investigation. “The findings capture the technical violations, but kids were affected, kids didn’t get aides, kids got injured, they didn’t get summer school, they didn’t get transportat...
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Bill Clinton spotted in Chicago enjoying warm weather. Bill Clinton spotted in Chicago enjoying warm weather.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was spotted in Chicago on Thursday taking selfies with passersby at the Chicago River and Navy Pier. He was walking around, enjoying the 64-degree weather in a blue polo shirt while Hillary Rodham Clinton received an award and raised money for a political action committee aimed at bolstering African-American women in politics. “My coworkers ran into @BillCl...
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Burglars steal laptops and cash from West Loop businesses. Burglars steal laptops and cash from West Loop businesses.
Chicago Police are warning businesses of recent burglaries in the West Loop. The three reported burglaries happened in the 600 block of West Lake Street over a period of months, police said. In each incident, burglars broke into businesses with various pry tools and stole laptop computers, tablets and cash. Burglars have been striking West Loop business in recent months | Chicago Police T...
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Homeless feared they’d be swept up in pre-Easter Clean-Up Week. Homeless feared they’d be swept up in pre-Easter Clean-Up Week.
A homeless encampment along the Dan Ryan Expressway received a spring cleaning Friday with all the customary drama that goes along with displacing the poor. City notices setting a Friday deadline to move their tents fueled fears among the homeless people of a mass eviction. They worked through the night to gather up their belongings, then held a morning news conference to protest their removal....
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LaSalle bridge closes over river Tuesday for testing. LaSalle bridge closes over river Tuesday for testing.
The LaSalle Street bridge closes over the Chicago River Tuesday for testing ahead of boating season. The bridge is scheduled for intermittent closures between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., according to the Chicago Department of Transportation. People traveling south will be detoured east to Clark Street, and people traveling north will be detoured east to Dearborn Street, CDOT said. ...
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State Sen. Kwame Raoul declares victory in Democratic attorney general race, Erika Harold wins for GOP. State Sen. Kwame Raoul declares victory in Democratic attorney general race, Erika Harold wins for GOP.
CHICAGO (WLS) -- State Senator Kwame Raoul won an eight-way Democratic primary to earn the party's nomination for Illinois Attorney General. Addressing supporters, Raoul said he received a call from opponent and former governor Pat Quinn congratulating him on his victory and conceding the race. He thanked his parents, family and supporters during his victory speech. The Chicago senator le...
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Energized students rally in National School Walkouts across US to end gun violence. Energized students rally in National School Walkouts across US to end gun violence.
Thousands of high school students, many still far from voting age, are streaming out of schools across the country today to protest against gun violence in the wake of last month's mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. "I'm just mad there's no action by our government representatives," Daniel Rogov, a junior in Brooklyn, New York, said today. "It's all thoughts and pr...
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Half million without power after nor'easter, 3rd storm may hit next week. Half million without power after nor'easter, 3rd storm may hit next week.
Over half a million people are still without power across the Northeast just before midnight Thursday as the region digs out from its second nor'easter in seven days. Two to three feet of snow fell from New Jersey to New England as the major nor'easter swept across the Northeast on Wednesday and brought heavy snow to parts of northern New England on Thursday. But even before the snow turns t...
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Organizers say 300K descend on downtown Chicago for Women's March. Organizers say 300K descend on downtown Chicago for Women's March.
The women of Chicago came out in force once again, with an estimated crowd of 300,000 rallying for equal rights – and against the Trump administration – at the second Women’s March Chicago on Saturday. “The energy we saw throughout the year and continuing through today demonstrates once and for all that we are experiencing a resurgence in the women’s movement,” said organizer Jessica Scheller. ...
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The Embassy of France in Washington, DC, is the largest French diplomatic mission in the world. The Embassy of France in Washington, DC, is the largest French diplomatic mission in the world.
The Embassy of France in the United States is headed by the Ambassador Gérard Araud. The Embassy’s efforts are bolstered by its many Departments and Consulates in New York, Boston, Miami, New Orleans, Houston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta. The Embassy of France in Washington, DC, is the largest French diplomatic mission in the world. The current building w...
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