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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 ...

CTU strikers: ‘Mayor Lightfoot, get on the right foot’

October 18, 2019

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters walked picket lines Thursday, striking for the first time since 2012. The union estimated that more than 30,000 strikers were prepared to be on...

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court takes on LGBTQ+ workplace rights

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court takes on LGBTQ+ workplace rights

October 17, 2019

Editor's Note: Chronicle FYI is part of the Chronicle's new, ongoing series breaking down complex, emerging issues of the day. On Oct. 8, the Supreme Court heard arguments on three cases that all ...

The top three talked-about debate topics: Trump, Trump and Trump

The top three talked-about debate topics: Trump, Trump and Trump

October 16, 2019

In the most crowded presidential debate in history with 12 candidates, there may as well have been a 13th podium set up for President Donald Trump for how prevalent he was in the discussion. The twelve candi...

Brigid Kosegi breaks women’s marathon world record

Brigid Kosegi breaks women’s marathon world record

October 15, 2019

Brigid Kosegei won this year's Chicago Marathon Sunday, running a time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds, smashing the women's marathon world record by a full 81 seconds. The previous world recor...

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