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Ahlaam Delange is a Chicago Sun-Times intern.

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The ‘average kid’ of Gabriel Bump’s debut novel finds joy in South Shore

‘Everywhere You Don’t Belong’ follows Claude McKay Love navigating first loves, resisting social pressures and going off to college within a neighborhood notorious for violence.

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4 Chicago-area sites added to National Register of Historic Places

The Cook County locations will be recognized alongside 8 other sites in the state.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital: Add beds, connector, reduce ER problems

More than 3,000 patients a year leave before being seen because they’re tired of waiting, according to the hospital, which says a lack of ER capacity also means it sometimes turns away ambulances.

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90-minute commute no match for high schooler pursuing his music dreams

High school freshman Ethan Radaza commutes from Indiana every school day to attend The Chicago Academy for the Arts.

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A Reddit thread tipped off ‘McMillions’ directors to contest scandal at McDonald’s

Chicago-born James Lee Hernandez and co-director Brian Lazarte shot a documentary series detailing how an ex-police officer rigged the ’90s McDonald’s Monopoly game for a decade.

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Groups set goal of reducing Chicago gun violence by 20 percent in 2020

Though gun violence is worse in some areas of the city than others, they said it is important for all Chicagoans to care about solving the problem.

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Chicago Cultural Center kicks off Lunar New Year celebration

The Chinese Fine Arts Society showed off Chinese culture to start off the Lunar New Year this Friday.

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The Revolution Club demands charges be dropped against 7 members

Activist group calls arrest of seven members during the 2018 Puerto Rican People’s Parade ‘illegitimate.’

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Airbnb hosts in Cook County earn $31.3 million over the 5 biggest weekends in 2019

Over 97,000 people used the short-term rental system to find housing over the big weekends, Airbnb said.

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On ‘The Conners,’ a Packers fan tests the tolerance of a Bears-loving family

Evanston-born actress Alicia "Lecy" Goranson tackles a football-themed episode to celebrate one of her favorite aspects of being from the Midwest.