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CPS principal retires after video shows her looking on as staffer shoves 9-year-old boy out of school into frigid weather

Cynthia Miller retired Friday. Parents at Fiske Elementary received a letter announcing her departure Monday.

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Mysterious Chicago cop death: Detective, sergeant suspended for ‘incompetent’ investigation

But the cop who took charge can’t be disciplined. He quit while facing firing for helping keep ex-Mayor Daley’s nephew from being charged in David Koschman’s killing.

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Chicago Public Schools classes canceled Thursday as teachers plan to strike

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and schools chief Janice Jackson announced all Chicago Public Schools classes are canceled for Thursday in anticipation of the strike.

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Chicago Park District workers reach tentative contract agreement

A work stoppage would have drastically scaled back options for Chicago Public School parents in case of a teachers strike.

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Two new ways in Illinois to take guns out of dangerous hands

Getting the word out about new "red flag law" and fixing the Firearm Owners Identification Card system would save lives.

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Biggest loser of Democratic debate was your personal freedom

In addition to impeachment, another issue united the 12 candidates on stage: just how much they want to insert themselves into our daily lives.

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‘Long journey’ to add West Side mental health center reaches destination

Conventional wisdom held that tax-stressed Chicago voters wouldn’t vote to raise their own taxes, and it didn’t seem like a subject as unsexy as improved mental health services would cause them to make an exception.

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Hey, what’s wrong with a little political corruption if ‘nothing done was illegal’?

Chicago is crooked. Illinois is crooked. Washington D.C. is full of crooks. As our founding fathers knew, everyone is always trying to help themselves, their family and friends.

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City Council OKs rules for recreational pot sales despite lingering minority ownership issues

The City Council’s 20-member Black Caucus had threatened to hold up the ordinance over lack of diversity among dispensary owners.

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After Angels waste no time hiring Joe Maddon, will Cubs be next to fill manager opening?

Insiders suggest its a two-man race for Cubs job between presumptive favorite David Ross and Astros bench coach Joe Espada — who impressed in Monday’s interview, sources said.

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‘Hamilton’ star Miguel Cervantes announces ‘celebration of life’ for daughter Adelaide

"Hamilton" Chicago star Miguel Cervantes announced the news via Twitter. His 3-year-old daughter died last weekend following a long battle with epilepsy.

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Bears hoping DL Akiem Hicks comes off injured reserve, but no certainty

Hicks is eligible to play in Week 15 against the Packers, giving him three potential games if he comes back. But that depends on his health and whether the Bears are playing meaningful football.

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Chicago teachers contract talks: Will they strike? The latest on the CPS-CTU negotiations

Here’s how things look as of Wednesday evening regarding a threatened Chicago Teachers Union strike that seems all but certain to happen Thursday morning.

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Amtrak rolls out more comfortable cars for trips out of Chicago

The railroad service brings a little class to coach on short and long routes and more room to the sleepers.

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The Mix: Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade and more cool things to do Oct. 18-24

An Andy Warhol retrospective at the Art Institute and a 24-hour horror film marathon also are among the fun things to check out in the week ahead.

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Charles Leno — respectfully — searching for answers on penalties

With six holding/illegal use of hands penalties in five games, Bears Pro Bowl LT turns to officials to find out what he’s doing wrong/

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Mitch Trubisky? Improved? It’s in the admiring eye of his beholder, Bears coach Matt Nagy

If Nagy believes that Trubisky has gotten better this season, the Bears’ problems might be deeper than an offense that can’t advance the football.

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Curtain Call — ‘Proxy,’ ‘Evening with C.S. Lewis’ and more openings, previews Oct. 18-24

From comedy and drama to musicals and dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions

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Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is hurting, but is on track to start against the Saints

The issue now is whether he can withstand a hit, and the Bears seem to be leaving that up to him.

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After Angels waste no time hiring Joe Maddon, will Cubs be next to fill manager opening?

Insiders suggest its a two-man race for Cubs job between presumptive favorite David Ross and Astros bench coach Joe Espada — who impressed in Monday’s interview, sources said.

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As a teacher, I’m ready to strike — but there must be other, better ways

Time after time, this is our strategy to fight the inequities that our students experience.

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Woman, 32, missing from Grand Crossing

Martina Standley was last seen Oct. 8 in the 1400 block of East 71st Place, according to Chicago police.

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Tomas Satoransky beats out Kris Dunn, will be the Bulls’ starting point guard

Not that it came as much of a surprise on Wednesday, but coach Jim Boylen will go with Satoransky in his starting lineup, while Kris Dunn will come off the bench.

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‘Hamilton’ star Miguel Cervantes announces ‘celebration of life’ for daughter Adelaide

"Hamilton" Chicago star Miguel Cervantes announced the news via Twitter. His 3-year-old daughter died last weekend following a long battle with epilepsy.

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Art Institute pulls out all the stops for massive Andy Warhol retrospective

It’s the first major exhibit of the artist’s work in 30 years, encompassing all media that he worked in — from paintings to prints and film to TV, music and books.

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Feeling ‘not anywhere close to great,’ Bears’ Trey Burton fights frustration after slow start

The groin injury that required offseason surgery — and, after a setback, kept him from making his season debut until Week 2 — still bothers him. He’s never been through anything like it.

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Biggest loser of Democratic debate was your personal freedom

In addition to impeachment, another issue united the 12 candidates on stage: just how much they want to insert themselves into our daily lives.

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Raiders’ Trent Brown accused of domestic violence in lawsuit

The lawsuit could lead to punishment from the NFL if Brown is found to have violated the league’s personal conduct policy.

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Chicago teachers strike must end by Oct. 29 for football teams to avoid IHSA playoff forfeits

The Chicago Teachers Union strike must end by Tuesday, Oct. 29 for Chicago Public Schools football teams to play in the Illinois High School Association state playoffs.

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‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 30: Mitch Trubisky is banged up, but back

The hosts discuss Trubisky’s comments to reporters Wednesday and his likely return Sunday against New Orleans.

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Deep Purple trek celebrates band’s legacy with an eye to the future

With a plethora of hits such as "Smoke on the Water," "Hush" and "Highway Star" to its credit, the band remains committed to new music exploration. They’ve released six albums since 1996, including 2017’s "Infinite."

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Hollis Resnik dazzles amid the darkness of ‘Sunset Boulevard’

Director Michael Weber’s take on the iconic stage musical is filled with marvelous performances.

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Man found dead in Glenview park

The 68-year-old Glenview man’s body was found in Tall Trees Park in the 1800 block of West Lake Avenue, according to a statement from Glenview police.

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Writers say they deserve credit on Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’

The songwriting brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen, who worked on "Healthy," claim say they deserve writing credit on "Truth Hurts" since the song borrows from "Healthy," a tune they co-wrote.

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Who would ever be a cop?

If Officer Aaron Dean is guilty of murder, what’s next? Should we charge doctors with murder when they make mistakes and someone dies? Is professional malpractice really now a strict liability offense for murder whenever someone dies?

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Lightfoot abandons Chicago’s progressives

It’s baffling to think the mayor convinced voters that she stood for something different than Emanuel did.

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Rain forces postponement of Wednesday’s ALCS Game 4

The Houston Astros and New York Yankees will play Game 4 on Thursday night instead, with Game 5 on Friday at Yankee Stadium and Game 6 in Houston on Saturday if necessary.

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Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram account breaks internet, sets new Guinness World Record

In just five hours and 16 minutes, Aniston collected one million followers, nabbing the title for fastest time to do so.

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Former Cubs manager Joe Maddon agrees to 3-year deal with the Angels

Maddon’s professional career is intertwined with the Angels. He spent 31 years, the first four as a player in the minor leagues, with the organization.

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Poor work by state investigators led to AJ Freund’s death: lawsuit

The two are accused of operating a ‘sham investigation’ into prior allegations that AJ was abused and falsifying reports about their work, according to the Daily Herald.

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Will Bears QB Mitch Trubisky play Sunday? Matt Nagy: ‘I feel good about it’

Bears coach Matt Nagy said he’s "cautiously optimistic" that his quarterback will start.

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Chicago Police Board to announce fate of Officer Robert Rialmo

The decision about whether to discipline Rialmo comes nearly four years after he shot and killed Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones.