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Teachers strike ends in compromise; classes to resume Friday

Teachers strike ends in compromise; classes to resume Friday

October 31, 2019

After an 11 day strike, the Chicago Teachers Union has reached a deal with the city, and Chicago Public School classes will resume Friday. Five instructional days will be made up—a compromise ...

Students welcome pot, warn against inequity

Students welcome pot, warn against inequity

October 31, 2019

Editor's Note: After verifying the identity and student status of some sources quoted in this story, Chronicle editors chose to withhold their last names and majors due to their age and the current ...

Chronicle FYI: Abortion case in Supreme Court could restrict Roe v. Wade rights

Chronicle FYI: Abortion case in Supreme Court could restrict Roe v. Wade rights

October 31, 2019

Physicians and clinics could be further barred from providing legal abortions after the U.S. Supreme Court decides on a new case this term, June Medical Services v. Gee. Reproductive rights gr...

The Obamas come home to promote the Presidential Center

The Obamas come home to promote the Presidential Center

October 30, 2019

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama returned to Chicago Tuesday to garner support for the Obama Presidential Center—including touting revisions to the design of the museum building—...

Chicago wants to ‘dump Trump’

October 29, 2019

After weeks of protests surrounding immigration reform, abortion access, climate action and a Chicago Teachers Union strike, President Donald Trump brought his vitriolic campaign to Chicago, bringing even mo...

Moms Demand Action walk the path of gun sales from Indiana to Chicago

Moms Demand Action walk the path of gun sales from Indiana to Chicago

October 28, 2019

A group organized by Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America journeyed from Hammond, Indiana, to Chicago Saturday for the March to Illinois. The march highlighted the issue of cross-state gun sales...

Chronicle FYI: Green New Deal would make a ‘radical change’ in climate crisis

Chronicle FYI: Green New Deal would make a ‘radical change’ in climate crisis

October 26, 2019

A close-knit group of college-aged students passionately chatted in a room decorated with brightly colored murals of Latino flags and other cultural symbols. Some of them wore shirts representing diff...

‘Chicago History Cop’ making headway in Grimes sisters’ murder case

‘Chicago History Cop’ making headway in Grimes sisters’ murder case

October 25, 2019

The Chicago Machine, false confessions and even the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll—Elvis Presley—all played major roles in the real-life Chicago drama of the ‘50s: the unsolved  murder of the Grimes siste...

Teachers rally during budget address as bargaining stalls

Teachers rally during budget address as bargaining stalls

October 24, 2019

In a show of force seven days after Chicago teachers and support staff went on strike, teachers and Chicago Public Schools staff who had been picketing in front of schools across the city descended on City...

Judge rules city can proceed with suit against Jussie Smollett

Judge rules city can proceed with suit against Jussie Smollett

October 23, 2019

After the city of Chicago filed a lawsuit against then-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to recover costs of an investigation into his allegedly falsified racist, homophobic attack, Smollett filed a motion ...

Attorney General Kwame Raoul tackles gun violence with gun tracing, trauma services

Attorney General Kwame Raoul tackles gun violence with gun tracing, trauma services

October 23, 2019

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced plans to fight gun violence on several fronts—including stopping gun trafficking, increasing access to trauma programs and providing compens...

Doors open to architectural treasures

Doors open to architectural treasures

October 21, 2019

Skyscrapers, renovated mansions, lavish theatres, exclusive clubs, industrial facilities and sacred spaces that are usually closed to the public were open to all Saturday and Sunday, for the Chicago ...

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