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Chicago High School Football Player Dies After Hit

By: Patrick Redford Article Reprint On the last play of the game between Bogan High School and Chicago Vocational High on Thursday night, Bogan senior Andre Smith took a hit, then collapsed after walking off the field. Smith was taken…

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McDonald’s testing Monster energy drinks in Chicago, other locations

By: Samantha Bomkamp Article Reprint McDonald’s is adding a little fuel to its beverage lineup.

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Homan Square revealed: how Chicago police ‘disappeared’ 7,000 people

Exclusive: Guardian lawsuit exposes fullest scale yet of detentions at off-the-books interrogation warehouse, while attorneys describe find-your-client chase across Chicago as ‘something from a Bond movie’ By: Spencer Ackerman Article Reprint Police “disappeared” more than 7,000 people at an off-the-books…

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Charges against Chicago dad in son’s accidental gun death

By Michael Pearson, Ed Payne and Joe Sutton Article Reprint (CNN) A Chicago father who police say illegally bought a gun is facing charges after one of his boys accidentally killed another with the weapon.

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Cubs-Mets NLCS Schedule: Game Dates, Times

If you thought the NLDS was invigorating, the city of Chicago hasn’t seen anything yet Article Reprint The Chicago Cubs will return to the NLCS for the first time in 12 years Saturday to face the New York Mets.

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Mayor Rahm had his head in the sand when Barbara Byrd-Bennett set up her $23 million scam

Why couldn’t our public school watchdogs see what was staring them in the face? By Ben Joravsky Article Reprint In the summer of 2013, Mayor Emanuel’s handpicked lineup of school board appointees featured the best and the brightest of corporate…

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Twilite Tone forms a Chicago-rap dream team in an effort to end gun violence

By Leor Galil Article Reprint Last night Common and producer Twilite Tone participated in a Chicago Ideas Week event called “Keeping the Peace: Music, Art and the End of Violence,” which was a discussion about the potential for art to curb gun…

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Barbara Byrd-Bennett pleads guilty in kickback scheme, says ‘nobody to blame but me’ Article Reprint div> CHICAGO (WLS)  After pleading guilty to corruption charges, former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett apologized to CPS students and teachers outside the courtroom.