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Chicago activists call for environmental justice

After years of community campaigns, investigations and pressure, the EPA finally confirmed high levels of toxic lead in the air and around local schools.

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Video: Chicagoans march on monthly jobs report

Chicago Jobs with Justice joined with U.S. Uncut and other community allies and marched on the Bank of America, demanding that the financial giant pay its fair share of federal taxes

Female student wins right to wear tuxedo to prom

18-year-old Belinda Sanchez was shocked when her principal told her she couldn't wear a tuxedo to prom.

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Cop tied to torture goes to jail, but allegations continue

The city of Chicago is facing allegations that police tortured suspects into false confessions through much of the 70s and 80s.

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Immigrant youth: Undocumented, unafraid and unapologetic

Undocumented immigrant youth spoke out about their lives, each telling a powerful story.

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Video: South Chicago fights polluting plant

Over a hundred angry demonstrators from Chicago's southeast side rallied at the Illinois state building to protest plans for construction of a coal gasification plant in their neighborhood.

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Illinois abolishes the death penalty

"With our broken system, we cannot ensure justice is achieved in every case," Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said.

Video: The Windy City protests federal housing cuts

On Friday close to  one thousand Chicagoans turned out at the Illinois State Office Building hopping mad about planned federal budget cuts proposed for HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development).

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Rahm Emanuel elected Chicago mayor, voters say ho-hum

CHICAGO -- The only surprises in the Feb. 22 mayor's race were how quickly Rahm Emanuel's victory came in and the low voter turnout in the first mayor's race in decades that didn't have a Daley on the ballot.

‘Stop breaking the law’ protest tells Chicago charter school [with video]

The battle for union recognition by charter schoolteachers has grown as charters have assumed a larger presence in the city.

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