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Chance The Rapper Makes Surprise Visit To Elementary School Career Fair

By Josh McGhee

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UPTOWN — Chance the Rapper cares about Chicago Public Schools. Read More

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Northwestern could cash in on first-ever NCAA Tournament bid, ‘reawaken’ alumni

By: Becky Yerak

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The first-ever appearance by Northwestern University‘s men’s basketball team in the NCAA Tournament could mean a boost for everything from enrollment applications to sponsorships, sports industry experts say. Read More

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Arrestees to get access to lawyers free of charge at Chicago police stations

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People held in custody by Chicago police will have access to an attorney at no charge under an order signed Tuesday by Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans.

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Emanuel, Other US Mayors File Brief Supporting States Challenging Trump’s Travel Ban

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined three other major U.S. city leaders Tuesday in filing a brief in the federal district court in Seattle challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the city announced in a news release. Read More

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Illinois Ended 2016 With Highest Black Unemployment Rate Of Any State

By Michael Lucci

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Illinois is still home to the nation’s highest black unemployment rate, according to a new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute, or EPI. Illinois’ black unemployment rate is 11.3 percent, compared with the next highest state, Pennsylvania, at 10.5 percent. The data represent a reduction in the unemployment rate for Illinois, but also serve as a stark reminder that black people have a harder time finding jobs in Illinois than in any other state in the country. Read More

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Obama Could Get an IL Holiday and a Roadway Named in His Honor

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State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (8th) has drafted legislation to name Interstate 55 the Barack Obama Expressway. Read More

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Bill Hampton, Others Reflect on Fred’s Assassination in the Era of Trump

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Bill Hampton, the brother of Fred Hampton, in their childhood home in Maywood, flanked by photos of his mother Iberia’s grandparents, Edmond and Christine White, who were the children of slaves. | William Camarg/Wednesday Journa || Below left, former Black Panther Billy Dunbar, middle, speaks with members of the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club last Thursday. | Michael Romain/VFP

G. Flint Taylor, Fred Hampton’s attorney who has also represented the slain Black Panther leader’s family for the half-century that’s elapsed since Hampton’s death in 1969, was recently cleaning out the basement of his Chicago law office when he stumbled on boxes full of familiar files. Read More

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