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State News
1:50 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Sheriff names clinical psychologist to run Chicago jail

Credit WBEZ

Cook County's sheriff has named a clinical psychologist to run the jail in Chicago, saying he believes she's the first mental health professional to run a jail in the nation.

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State News
4:18 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Archdiocese, abuse victim reach $1.25M settlement

An attorney says the Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $1.25 million settlement with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest.

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State News
12:39 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Emanuel wants youth focus for 2nd term as mayor of Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to devote his second term to helping the city's youth.  In his inaugural address on Monday, Emanuel told the audience of public officials and residents that they need to join together to come up with solutions. 

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State News
3:23 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Loaded 9mm handgun found in carry-on at Midway

A suburban Chicago man has been arrested after security screeners at Midway International Airport found a loaded 9mm handgun in his carry-on luggage.

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State News
2:11 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Renee Fleming extends Chicago Lyric Opera contract 2 years

Famed soprano Renee Fleming will spend another two years working with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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State News
1:39 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Family in Illinois shooting case considering lawsuit

A Chicago-area lawyer for the family of a black teenager shot in the back and killed by a white police officer says they are considering a civil lawsuit. 

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State News
2:38 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Spike Lee says film about Chicago violence is 'not a joke'

Spike Lee

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee has defended his choice to make a movie about violence in Chicago titled "Chiraq."

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State News
5:56 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Labor unions sue City of Chicago over pension changes

A labor union wants the City of Chicago to abandon its legal defense of a plan to deal with its troubled pension systems.

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State News
4:20 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

4 charged with stealing $876K from Chicago schools

Authorities have charged four people in connection with the theft of more than $876,000 from the Chicago Public Schools through a fraudulent billing scheme.

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State News
5:26 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Chicago's credit rating downgraded

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Chicago’s top lawyer is defending the city’s pension plan - even as an investor service is downgrading the city’s bond rating. The City of Chicago owes billions in pension debt.

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