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    CPS: More than 50K students absent during ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protests

    CHICAGO — Last week’s “Day Without An Immigrant” was also a day without a lot of Chicago Public School students. CPS says more than 50,000 pupils stayed home on the day of nationwide protest against the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Nearly a quarter of Chicago’s Hispanic students did not go the school on Thursday. More than 100 schools had attendance rates that day which were below 80 percent of what they were a year earlier.

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    Missing baby returned home to Streator, mother is still missing

    STREATOR, Ill. — An 11-month-old boy reported missing in Streator is back home. But the child’s mother, who was taken against her will, was not with him. 24-year-old Kayla Stratton was with a friend Friday night when their car was run off the road. Police say she was pulled out of the vehicle by 33-year-old Clarence Merritte, her child’s father. The two have dated on and off for three years, and have a history of problems. The child is in […]

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    Chicago police, SWAT respond to situation in Chicago’s Little Village

    CHICAGO — A man is dead and another was arrested after a SWAT response in Little Village early Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports. Chicago police and SWAT teams responded to a call for help which developed into a SWAT situation. No other information is being released at this time.

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    Gary teen who was subject of Amber Alert charged in mother’s murder

    GARY, Ind. — Murder charges have been filed against a Gary teenager who was the subject of an Amber Alert earlier this week. It’s a very surprising development in a case that had already left a lot of questions unanswered. Urging the public to help them find her Monday, Gary police described the teen as being in extreme danger, and possibly the possible victim of a crime herself. But it was the behavior of Chastinea Reeves that raised the biggest questions, as […]

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    Obama makes surprise visit to Chicago for first time as former president

    CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Chicago. He made the quick stop Wednesday in the city’s Hyde Park for a meeting about his new presidential library. The Obama library is set to be built in Jackson Park on the South Side. The Chicago Tribune reports Obama met with Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, and 5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston, among others. Obama also met with some local religious leaders.  

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    Man fatally shot in chest on Chicago’s Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — Police are investigating a fatal shooting this morning on the city’s Northwest Side. The shooting happened just after 5:30 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Pulaski and Melrose in the Kilbourn Park neighborhood. When officers responded to the call, they found a 24-year-old man on the ground. He was shot in the chest and pronounced dead on the scene. No one is in custody. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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    Feds coming to Chicago next week to continue police department work, Emanuel says

    CHICAGO — Representatives of the justice department will visit Chicago next week to look for ways to help police crack down on street violence. They’ll also begin work on reforming the police department. A federal report last month concluded, police officers were poorly trained, and they often use excessive force against minorities. President Donald Trump has said he is ready to send in the feds, to help Chicago get a handle on its deadly violence.  

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    St. Laurence plans to go coed, welcome Queen of Peace students

    BURBANK, Ill. — The all-male St. Laurence High School in Burbank is about to become coed to allow girls from its sister school Queen of Peace to enroll. According to the Chicago Tribune, the St. Laurence Board of Directors unanimously voted Monday to open the school to students at Queen of Peace. Queen of Peace is closing at the end of the current school year because of declining enrollments and money problems. Next academic year, the current female student body […]