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Despite The Headlines, Chicago's Crime Rate Fell In 2013

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Chicago Moves To Limit Petroleum Coke Storage

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Illinois, Chicago Residents Sue Over Refinery Soot

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Chicago Public Schools Safety Program's Working, But For How Long?

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Remembering Chef Charlie Trotter, Chicago Fine-Dining Visionary

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One Way For An Indie Bookstore To Last? Put Women 'First'

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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says police have at least 108 examples of shootings or murders in 2013 alone that would not have happened if the proposed mandatory minimum sentencing law was in effect. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Proposed Minimum Sentencing Law In Illinois Faces Scrutiny

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Wisconsin Prisons Incarcerate Most Black Men In U.S.

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Ill. Governor Touts Health Exchange Legislature Rejected

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States Face Language Barriers To Health Exchange Sign Up

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Chicago Shootings Spur Renewed Call For Tougher Gun Laws

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Minneapolis Courts Chicago's Same-Sex Couples

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Syrian-Americans Encourage U.S. Strike Against Assad Regime

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Chicago School Closures Send Kids Through Dangerous Areas

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Bayard Rustin: The Man Who Organized The March On Washington

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