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Nirmal Mulaikal is a former Chicago Sun-Times intern.

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PAWS Chicago welcomes animals affected by Oklahoma storms

The animals will undergo examinations and treatment at PAWS Chicago’s medical center so they can be put up for adoption.

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Community garden in Albany Park aims to protect environment, indigenous culture

The First Nations Garden currently includes a traditional garden for the community’s use. Part of the space — a prairie and soil restoration project and land specifically used for indigenous practices and traditions — remains in development.

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UIC full-time faculty reach tentative contract deal with school, averting strike

About 93 percent of UIC United Faculty members voted to authorize a strike earlier this month after nearly a year of contract negotiations.

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Historic Chicago cemetery reopens in time for Mother’s Day weekend

Oak Woods Cemetery has been closed since May 1 due to severe flooding and infrastructure concerns.

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Anthony Golden, Chicago Marathon’s first race director, dies at 90

Golden served as race director of the Chicago Marathon for its first 15 years. The event began in 1977 as the Mayor Daley Marathon.

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45% of Chicago’s young black men are out of school and jobless, new report says

"Its tough," said one CPS student who can't find a job. The high jobless rate contributes to violence, students said at a rally Friday.

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Art Institute puts off exhibition over depiction of indigenous peoples

Exhibition slated to open in late May is now postponed amid concerns that the art poorly depicts the cultures and traditions of indigenous peoples.

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Chicago’s Cresco Labs buys Canadian cannabis chain for $823 million

Cresco Labs will gain the rights to 50 brands and more than 500 dispensaries from Origin House, which primarily operates in California.

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Shedd’s sea otter program sells out through end of August

Participants are able to interact with the otters outside of the exhibit while walking through their food preparation, feeding and other activities.

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Rev. Kwame John R. Porter, civil rights leader who marched with MLK, dies at 87

Rev. Porter co-founded Operation PUSH and was a leader of the Chicago Freedom Movement.