Ta-Nehisi Coates Uncut

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December 15, 2014 - Web Extra: Ta-Nehisi Coates Uncut

The Atlantic correspondent and author Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his thoughts on the students at North Lawndale College Prep, his mea culpa for glossing over the accusations against Bill Cosby in the past, and he explains why The Case for Reparations is unrelated to the black conservatives’ argument.

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Remembering Judy Baar Topinka

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Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who died at the age of 70, is remembered for her personality, beliefs, and sense of style. 

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Final Pitches for Obama Library Due Thursday

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The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois-Chicago are going head to head on their plans to lure the Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago.

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North Lawndale Students Use Coates' Article for School Project

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When Atlantic magazine correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote his article, The Case for Reparations, he sought out to tell the history of the North Lawndale neighborhood, to educate readers, and encourage critical thinking among the masses. What he didn’t expect was for his piece to be used as a teaching tool and the premise for senior projects at North Lawndale College Prep. 

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U.S. Senate Post-Forum News Conference

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U.S. Senate candidates for Illinois  -- Sen. Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis -- gave a brief news conference following the forum.

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Early Voting Snafus: Fact or Fiction?

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Monday marked the beginning of early voting in Illinois and emotions are running high in this close election. While some machine malfunctions are not uncommon in state races, the Illinois GOP is calling foul over ballot counting procedures in Rock Island and voting machine calibrations in the northern suburbs.

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Karen Lewis Will Not Run For Mayor

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will not run in the upcoming mayoral election, according to a statement released Monday afternoon.

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Blase Cupich Introduced as New Archbishop

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Saying that he was "well-prepared" for the responsibilities of leading a church of 2.2 million people, Cardinal Francis George introduced his successor, Blase Cupich.

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Radio Icon Roy Leonard Dies

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Respected broadcaster Roy Leonard died Thursday at Evanston Hospital after a brief illness.

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Web Exclusive Ask Geoffrey: 12/10

Free Museum Visits, Camels & Remittance Drive

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Geoffrey Baer answers your questions about visiting local museums for free, camels in Chicago, and how to get to Remittance Drive in this web exclusive edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Aim High Mentoring Program Visits The White House

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A Chicago mentoring program that strives to ensure that 100 percent of participating students graduate high school, enter college, and gain skills to succeed in the workplace, participates in The White House College Opportunity Day of Action.

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The Memory Archives Premiere

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The Memory Archives aims to preserve the stories of Holocaust survivors in the Chicagoland area. The joint project between Northwestern and University of Hamburg students premieres Thursday night.

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Could Prominent Latino Get in Race For Mayor?

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Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is mulling whether or not to take on Rahm Emanuel and run for mayor, according to sources within the Democratic party, and within Chicago’s Latino and progressive communities.

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Illinois Network of Charter Schools Calls Report Inaccurate

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October 14, 2014 - Study: Charter Schools Underperforming

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools says the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity’s report on Chicago charter schools is inaccurate. 

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Sayonara ‘Sausage Superstore’

Hot Doug's Closes

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May 8, 2014 - Sayonara ‘Sausage Superstore’

Today is the final day of business for Hot Doug’s, the iconic gourmet hot dog spot known for its exotic hot dogs and sausages. Chicago Tonight revisits Doug Sohn’s exit interview. 

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Horses of Honor

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September 15, 2014-WebExtra: Horses of Honor

All over the city, Horses of Honor are on display. Take a look at a selection of these life-size statues.

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Candlelight Protest Addresses Diversity in River North

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August 29, 2014 - Candlelight Protest Addresses Diversity

Chicago’s predominantly-white River North neighborhood was the scene of a candlelight protest to promote racial diversity.

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