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14-year-old boy killed, 16-year-old wounded in attacks 14-year-old boy killed, 16-year-old wounded in attacks
A 14-year-old boy was killed and a 16-year-old was seriously wounded in attacks on the South Side of Chicago early Wednesday, according to police. Th 14-year-old was standing on the street in the 6700 block of South Winchester Avenue in West Englewood around 12:05 a.m. when someone fired from a white car, police said. He was hit in the head and pronounced dead at Holy Cross Hospital. His nam...
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Tickets on Sale Next Week for Museum Bringing Kusama ‘Infinity Room’ to Chicago Tickets on Sale Next Week for Museum Bringing Kusama ‘Infinity Room’ to Chicago
Tickets are set to go on sale next week for a still-mysterious pop-up museum that will host an installation by renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The pop-up, which calls itself the wndr museum, is scheduled to open in August and offer Chicago art aficionados and selfie enthusiasts a chance to see one of Kusama’s reality-bending “infinity rooms.” The piece, titled “Infinity Mirrored Room: Le...
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Company could call it quits on Chicago's dockless bike-sharing pilot over city's lock rules Company could call it quits on Chicago's dockless bike-sharing pilot over city's lock rules
At least one company could pack up its bicycles and walk away from Chicago’s test run of dockless bike-sharing over the city’s looming lock requirements. By July 1, dockless cycles must have locking equipment so they can be tethered to a bike rack, signpost or other fixed object — possibly a cable or some type of U-lock system that private cyclists use. The city’s Department of Transportation i...
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After Twitter beef, Chicago nonprofit no longer named for Kanye West's late mother After Twitter beef, Chicago nonprofit no longer named for Kanye West's late mother
In the wake of a high-profile battle on social media, the Chicago nonprofit named for Kanye West’s late mother has announced its new name: Art of Culture Inc. West was a founder of the nonprofit originally named Donda’s House. But recently co-founder Che “Rhymefest” Smith, the South Side rapper and activist, took to Twitter and accused West of neglecting the Chicago youth arts organization. Tur...
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Chicago's population down third year in a row — but we're still ahead of Houston: census Chicago's population down third year in a row — but we're still ahead of Houston: census
It’s no secret that there’s been a friendly competition brewing between Chicago and Houston in recent years, and just-released census figures may keep that going: As Chicago’s population declined for a third straight year, the Texas city’s head count has continued to climb. This week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced a new round of population estimates for cities across the country showing Chic...
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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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