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No holds barred at City Council Special Education hearing despite CPS' hire announcement: Who holds the power?

Date: 
01/20/2018
KeenanJackson

One hour before the start of the City Council Special Education hearing the Friday before a holiday weekend, Jan. 12, at 2:30 p.m., with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) interim CEO, Dr. Janice Jackson, CPS announced adding special education positions. Aldermen were angry

Business News

Health Alert: due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen

Date: 
01/19/2018
WFChickRecall

A recall for 289 pounds of chicken salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen with Whole Foods labels, produced by Café Spice GCT Inc., in New Windsor, N.Y. was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Thursday. 

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Events

Extra CTA service for Women's March to the Polls

Date: 
01/18/2018
BlueLineTrain

Extra Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line service will be increased and some buses will be rerouted on Sat., Jan. 20

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Police News

No bond for man charged with aggravated attempted car hijacking

Date: 
01/19/2018
JDavis

A 19 year-old man from the 600 block of N. Kedzie was denied bond for a Jan. 15 armed robbery and attempted aggravated carjacking. 

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Chicago Detectives ask for help in identifying these robbers

Date: 
01/15/2018
GunInHnd

At least two people and one car have been pictured in video in one of three incidents that occurred in Wicker Park and Bucktown

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Ride share driver stabbed by rider in Logan Square

Date: 
01/14/2018
CrimeKnifeWIBWnow

A 22 year-old rideshare driver, responding to a potential customer, was stabbed

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Five juveniles charged in cell phone store robberies: Including Division Street

Date: 
01/12/2018
Handcuffed

Five juveniles ranging in age from 14 to 16 were charged with a total of nine felonies and 14 misdemeanors in multiple cell phone store robberies,

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Arts

"Red" is theme for open call at Jackson Junge Gallery

Date: 
01/12/2018
red

All artists using any media are eligible to submit entries in Jackson Junge Gallery's exhibition Red to open on March 9 at 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

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Recycling

Chicago is taking the mystery out of recycling and trash pickups

Date: 
01/11/2018
GiveBack

An easy to use website divided in four sections provides information with pictures and minimal text on City Services, Blue Cart Basics and Your Questions, Answered as well as a guide as to what and how to recycle and information about the recycling schedule.

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Be part of stamping out fake news

Make a difference in real news delivery: Apply for the Our Urban Times Advisory Board

Date: 
01/05/2018
PinocWoman

With fake news swirling, fewer local news sources and other questionable "news" online, a few community leaders met and requested Our Urban Times to establish an Advisory Board.

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