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Pritzker’s ‘fair tax’ dissected at Oak Park forum

At a forum hosted by the Chicago Sun-Times and the Illinois AARP in Oak Park, Adam Schuster of the Illinois Policy Institute and Greg Baise of the Coalition for Jobs, Growth & Prosperity argued against the ballot measure. Bob Gallo of AARP Illinois and Ralph Martire of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, meanwhile, advocated for its passage.

Alexis Rivera coaches for Beat the Streets Chicago Wrestling.
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‘Once you’ve wrestled, everything in life seems easier,’ volunteer coach says

Beat the Streets Chicago Wrestling helps kids on the South and West Sides learn the sport, compete for college scholarships.

Claire Voyant about halfway through her drag makeup tutorial looking on her mirror.
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Halloween extravaganza: Chicago drag queens and kings show off their best spooky looks

Plus, a makeup tutorial from Chicago’s own Claire Voyant.

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Jamyle Cannon uses boxing to help West Side kids overcome life’s obstacles

Cannon’s program, the Bloc, "spreads the love for boxing" while providing tutoring and more.

Mike Badame, assistant chief operating engineer for the Chicago Department of Aviation, at O’Hare International Airport.
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Mike Badame hopes you never notice him at O’Hare Airport — it means everything is working

The operating engineer keeps the world’s 6th busiest airport running smoothly through a massive infrastructure of systems that control everything from the lights to the hot water.

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VIDEO: Chance the Rapper gives striking teachers an ‘SNL’ shoutout, touts Chicago in song

"I fully support you," the Jones College Prep grad says wearing a Chicago Teachers Union sweatshirt on the show.

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Chance the Rapper ‘Quizzed’ by Nick Cannon: WATCH

Amid the highly energized chat for the Billboard YouTube channel series, the Chicago rapper reveals he’s the biggest fan of the 2002 film "Drumline. "

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As teachers strike, the grim reality of Chicago’s finances sets in

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget includes no property tax increase, but only because she is banking on help from state lawmakers. It also counts on new revenue and savings from cuts and efficiencies that — with all respect, mayor — we’ll believe when we see.

Paneer pinwheel, served at Rooh, is made with red pepper makhani, fenugreek, butter powder, and peperoncino. | Brian Rich/Sun-Times
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Rooh shapes local ingredients into the flavors of faraway India

Eager to expand the definition of the cuisine, ambitious executive chef Sujan Sarkar practices a versatile cooking style he calls "freestyle Indian."

Helene Pochopien, director of nursing at Maryville Children’s Healthcare Center
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Nursing director helps make Maryville Children’s Healthcare Center ‘a happy place’

Helene Pochopien does a little bit of everything for Northwest Side facility that cares for medically fragile kids and young adults.

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Supt. Johnson had ‘a couple of drinks with dinner’ before slumping over in car, mayor says

Lori Lightfoot says she will await the outcome of the internal investigation before determining whether the rules were bent to protect the boss and whether to hold Johnson responsible.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot
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No choice but to raise property taxes if Springfield doesn’t help, Lightfoot says

Without a casino gambling fix and a graduated real estate transfer tax, Lightfoot says her options are "severely limited."

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Chicago-born artist Hebru Brantley is back for a massive, new installation in Pilsen

His ‘Nevermore Park’ opens Oct. 24 and will submerge guests in the loose narrative of his iconic characters ‘Flyboy’ and ‘Lil Mama.’

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Artist, janitor and athlete Amelia Hernandez, 62, still competing, training daily in Little Village

She’s been a part of the Special Olympics since the first games were held at Soldier Field in 1968.

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Nursing assistant helps care for victims of Chicago violence: ‘My patients are definitely the best part of my job’

Clarise Evans sees the impact of Chicago’s gun violence on a daily basis. She’s now pushing for higher wages at her hospital.

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Providing mental health care for immigrants ‘personal for me,’ Pilsen Wellness Center director says

‘The communities we serve are very complex,’ Nestor Flores says. ‘These are vulnerable populations that are struggling to survive, low-income in many cases.’

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She fixes forklifts, smashes glass ceilings in auto mechanics industry

Kittra Headtke tells girls and women: "If it’s something you love, do it no matter who you are."

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Muralist Sam Kirk explores identity, culture through public art

The Chicago artist’s work speaks to housing insecurities and the threat of displacement and expresses LGBTQ pride.

Health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour demonstrates a Superman/Superwoman back stretch.
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Strengthen your back with these exercises — even if you’re on the couch

Improving your back strength can help reduce back pain, shoulder pain, and also improve posture.

Tortelli, zucchini, casarecce, and chiusoni pastas served at Tortello.
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Tortello’s handmade pasta a thrill to eat, watch being made

Owner Dario Monni, who grew up eating pasta everyday, flew in experts from Italy to train his employees how to incorporate old world traditional techniques using imported flour from Italy.

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Chicago Marathon national anthem singer also clutch performer at Special Olympics, behind camera

Jana Kennedy-Long, who has won gold medals as an athlete, will sing before 45,000 people later this month.

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Ex-presidential bodyguard now holding line in year-long hotel strike

Sam Yolo is leading the charge of about 30 workers who have been on strike from the Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel for the past year.

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WATCH: ‘SNL’ brings back Maya Rudolph to play Kamala Harris, Larry David as Bernie Sanders

The show’s season premiere also had host Woody Harrelson as Joe Biden, opening up questions about future plans for that role.

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West Side kids are learning to play lacrosse, thanks to this program

Sam Angelotta founded OWLS, which teaches students how to play one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S.

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Power tools are precision instruments for worker in the guts of the Lake Shore Drive bridge

Matt Clement works as a millwright, one of the world’s oldest professions.

D-Erania Stampley
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Grammy nominated sax player comes home to Maywood to help locals work on their chops

With Wayne Shorter’s prowess on the tenor saxophone as a guide, D-Erania Stampley went on to master the higher and brighter-toned alto sax. And now, with two CDs, a Grammy nomination and multiple tours under her belt, Stampley is bringing it all back home.

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How flying pucks and slap shots can get kids excited about math and science

Noah Doppelt, the NHL and EverFi have teamed up to help 30,000 students — including many in CPS — learn STEM concepts.

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A database of FBI files on people with Chicago and Illinois ties

The Sun-Times has compiled a database of FBI records on notable people with ties to Illinois, including politicians, gangsters and religious leaders. Keep checking back for updates.

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From ‘Joker’ to ‘Irishman’ to ‘Frozen 2,’ 20 movies Richard Roeper can’t wait to see this fall

Watch the trailers for promising films starring Meryl Streep, Eddie Murphy, Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.

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His magic helps kids heal

‘We’re committed to empowering hospitalized kids through magic,’ says Neil Tobin of Open Heart Magic, a Chicago nonprofit that trains and sends volunteer magicians to hospitals to cheer up sick children.

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How a Chicago woman is helping get exercise into the daily lives of girls

Alecia Ivery is a senior manager with Girls in the Game, which provides sports, health, and leadership programs for 45K young women across the city, especially on the South and West sides.

Abad Viquez, 17, a senior at Senn High School, placed first in the qualifying rounds of the August Wilson Monologue Competition in Chicago.
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Theater, music open new worlds for gifted teen, budding actor Abad Viquez

"I hope my story motivates people to keep on going with their dreams," says the Senn High School senior.