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Tanveer Ali is a former digital media specialist at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Willie Cochran’s guilty plea seals his name on Chicago’s ‘aldercrook’ timeline

Dating back to 1973, here are the disgraced 'aldercrooks' who've given Chicago politics a notorious reputation.

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City Haul: $100K club grows; more city employees got paid more than Rahm Emanuel

Eighty-six city of Chicago workers made more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $216,210 pay in 2017 — 50 more workers than a year earlier, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis has found.

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CTA bus services losing riders in the last decade, data shows

Even the most used bus route –– No. 79 79th Street –– suffered the biggest drop, falling from 8.5 million riders ten years ago to 5.6 million in 2018.

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Cold weather has killed nearly 250 people in Cook County since winter 2006

Last winter was the worst year for cold-related deaths in Cook County in over a decade. So far this year, there have been seven cold-related deaths.

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Across the city, Chicagoans are becoming more educated, Census Bureau estimates

In all but nine of Chicago's 77 community areas, the estimated share of those holding a bachelor's degree or higher went up between 2010 and 2017.

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110K more Chicago area-residents are working since 2010, but blacks lag behind

More than 70 percent of Hispanics are working, the most of any group, while less than 61 percent of African Americans have jobs, a new analysis found.

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Latest list of Chicago mayoral candidates who are in, considering

In addition to the dozen candidates already running, several potential candidates have said they are considering a run, including Ald. Roderick Sawyer, (6th), chairman of the City Council's Black Caucus, and Alds. Ameya Pawar (47th) and Ricardo Muñoz (22nd). Other names are being floated.

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Bill Daley leads in mayoral fund-raising; entire pack can’t match Rahm’s $12.8M

With three months till the Chicago mayoral election, the hopefuls so far have taken in over $7.7 altogether — not even close to what Rahm Emanuel had.

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4 key ways Chicago helped elect a Democratic governor — but didn’t in 2014

J.B. Pritzker did better in Chicago this time than Pat Quinn did four years ago. Midterm turnout citywide was the highest since 1986. And more. With maps.

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How your Chicago-area neighborhood voted in the 2018 Illinois governor race

We made a map that shows precinct-level results in all or parts of four Chicago-area counties: Cook, Lake, Will and DuPage.