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Fifth-graders from the Bradwell School of Excellence in Chicago's South Shore area wrote an op-ed piece for The Chicago Tribune this week, explaining how they see their neighborhood. Google hide caption

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'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media

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Police investigate the scene of a shooting at 75th Street and Stewart Avenue on Saturday in Chicago. At least 50 people were shot in the city, nine of them fatally, in a wave of violence over the Fourth of July weekend. E. Jason Wambsgans/MCT /Landov hide caption

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Filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Chicago native Mellody Hobson, are seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Lucas has decided to locate his new museum in the Windy City. John Shearer/Invision/AP hide caption

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Police cordon off the area around a shooting in Chicago Wednesday. The violence broke out down the street from where NPR's David Schaper was conducting an interview about urban renewal efforts. David Schaper /NPR hide caption

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'Oh My Jesus!': Shots Fired During NPR Interview In Chicago

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Yuvania Maldonado, a counselor for President Obama's health care law, speaks with Chicago taxi driver Mohammad Chaudri at a city office where taxi drivers go to renew their license. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Flagging Down Taxi Drivers To Sign Up For Obamacare

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In an Illinois railyard, train cars carrying beers such as Corona and Pacifico are at risk of spoiling their cargo if freezing temperatures take hold. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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