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Nation Jun 291,200 extra Chicago cops to be deployed over July 4 weekend
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown says he'll put 1,200 extra cops on the street during the July 4 weekend in the hopes of stemming the surge in violence that typically comes with the holiday weekend.
Health Jun 27As cases surge in US, rural areas seeing increases as well
Many rural counties in states including California, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Florida have seen their confirmed cases more than double in a week, from June 19 to Friday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Nation May 26Memorial Day weekend shootings leave 10 dead in Chicago
Chicago saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend for gun violence since 2015. The 10 deaths are a jarring reminder that even a coronavirus pandemic and a statewide stay-at-home order cannot halt shootings in the city.
Politics Mar 16Detainees walk out of cells, into voting booths in Chicago
Detainees at Cook County Jail in Chicago are going to the polls in jail for the first time in the state's history.
Health Mar 11Chicago, other cities, cancel St. Patrick’s Day parades
Chicago's mayor said Wednesday that the parade that was scheduled for Saturday posed too big of a public health risk.
Nation Feb 24Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges
His lawyer, Tina Glandian, entered the not guilty pleas on his behalf to six counts of felony disorderly conduct.
Education Oct 31Chicago teachers strike ends with tentative deal
Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted late Wednesday to approve a tentative deal that includes pay raises over five years, but they initially refused to end the strike unless the mayor added school days to cover the lost time.
Nation Oct 28WATCH: At police conference, Trump slams Chicago for crime problems
President Donald Trump slammed Chicago as "embarrassing to us as a nation" under the leadership of the city's top cop.
Nation Oct 19Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others
Chicago parents leaned on family, friends and community groups as 25,000 teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district went on strike this past week , canceling classes for more than 300,000 kids.
Nation Oct 17Chicago teachers go on strike in nation’s 3rd largest district
It follows months of negotiations between the union and Chicago Public Schools that failed to resolve disputes over pay and benefits, class size and teacher preparation time.