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Back of the Yards man held without bail in baby’s murder

Uriel Vega, 22, allegedly admitted to detectives that he hit, pushed and stepped on his girlfriend's 21-month-old daughter, Raiylana Vasquez.

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Home aide workers, elderly protest Rauner’s proposed budget cuts

<p>Beatrice Lumpkin, 96, was among 50 demonstrators who helped deliver "senior survival kits" to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s aides at the

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Uber wants to bump up number of women drivers

<p>A partnership between the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and Uber marks the launch of the ride-hire service’s worldwide effort to find more women

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Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for more diversity in tech development

<p>Giving African-Americans greater access to technology — and a louder voice in the digital revolution — is the nation’s next big civil

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Advantage Academy student earns 13 years of perfect attendance

<p>Alexander Osiecki showed up to school every day since kindergarten because as a child he thought he could win a prize.</p>

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Mentoring programs push college-bound students to maximize application process

<p>With college costs skyrocketing, more high school graduates are looking for ways to get the best deals on higher education.</p>

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Noble Charter recognized as one of nation’s best charter schools

<p>The Noble Network of Charter Schools received a national honor for improving academic performance in low-income and minority communities just days

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$10 for some peace and quiet? Some Union Station passengers say it’s worth it

<p>Union Station’s Great Hall may be one of Chicago’s architectural wonders — but if you’re waiting hours for a train, its unforgiving wooden

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DePaul College Prep adds IB to academic offerings

<p>DePaul College Prep is joining the ranks of Chicago schools to offer the rigorous International Baccalaureate program, an emerging alternative to

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USO, car dealers team up on barbecues to raise money for troops

<p>After the Fourth of July fireworks this weekend, the USO of Illinois is banking on all-American food and spare change to keep attention on the men