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Michael McDevitt is a former Chicago Sun-Times intern.

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Chicago Teachers Union says latest proposal provides ‘a path’ to deal with city

The CTU’s latest offer would allow the district to phase in changes to class sizes and staffing over the life of the contract.

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‘Habitual stowaway’ ordered held without bond after trying to sneak through O’Hare security

Marilyn Hartman, 67, was taken into custody at O’Hare around 10 p.m. Friday after TSA officials spotted her "moving TSA lane dividers in an attempt to circumvent security," police said.

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2 churches fill South Loop park with blessings for pets

Churchgoers and pet owners gather in Printers Row Park on Sunday for Grace Place Episcopal’s annual blessing service in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.

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In Rogers Park, fish mural has taken on a deeper meaning for artist

Since Amanda Paulson completed her viaduct mural of Lake Michigan fish in 2011, her two brothers, both avid fishermen, have died. She sees the painting as a memorial to them.

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R. Scott Falk, Humanities Festival chairman, dies at age 55

Falk also led the northern Illinois chapter of the American Red Cross

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Hospitalized children get hero-themed parties

The event was put on to celebrate National Superhero Day by Holiday Heroes, a nonprofit that hosts parties for critically or chronically ill children.

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Ex-cop shot himself to death with gun he’d turned in to police years earlier

Donald Garrity's service pistol was taken away after he showed signs of mental illness, but he got the gun back and used it to kill himself in June.

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CPS ‘failed’ to realize extent of sex abuse, let predators go unpunished: report

Chicago Public Schools failed at nearly every level at preventing, responding to and tracking hundreds of cases of misconduct, a new report says.

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Lollapalooza security beefed up following last year’s Las Vegas concert shooting

Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the patrol perimeter around the festival in Grant Park has been widened to include adjacent streets and high-rises.

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Tally to taxpayers for Dan Ryan shutdown reaches $323,000 — and still climbing

As Chicago prepares to handle another protest that could shut down a major roadway, the total cost of the last big demonstration has hit at least $323,000.