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The former Attucks Elementary School building, located near Washington Park, is one of the 50 schools CPS closed in 2013. (Steven Kevil / Wikimedia Commons)

What happened to students caught up in one of the largest waves of school closures in U.S. history? A University of Chicago study suggests the controversial move did not result in academic gains.

Additional patrols will cover the lakefront, downtown and other areas where Chicago police expect there could be increased violence during the holiday weekend.

Chicago has dozens of “sanctuary restaurants.” Like “sanctuary city,” the term is not a legal designation. So what exactly does it mean?

House Speaker Michael Madigan (File photo)

House Speaker Michael Madigan says he did not retaliate against a Democratic state lawmaker by having two close allies pressure her out of a side job she held with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

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Is the country’s declining birth rate a cause for concern, or a sign that more women are taking control of their reproductive choices?