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#51・

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Good morning,This week, I'd particularly like to call to your attention a series by columnist John Fountain called “Justice for Jelani,” in which he tells us the story of Jelani Day, a young Black man who disappeared on Aug. 24 from the campus of Illinois S...

 
#50・

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Good morning,The week started with collective outrage from Chicagoans and elected officials, and we completely understood why.Five men linked to a deadly gang-related shootout late Friday in Chicago's Austin neighborhood were released from custody without a...

 
#49・

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Good morning,R. Kelly was found guilty this week. On all counts.However, it's important to remember that it took years and decades and a sea-change of thinking before he finally, on Monday, was held accountable in a court of law. Kelly's conviction is more ...

 
#48・

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Good morning,The sad and most present reality most tend to forget about COVID-19 is that people are still dying from the disease. As of this week, an average of 2,000 people in the U.S. are dying from COVID each day.Mercedes Hidalgo's brother died 10 days a...

 
#47・

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Good morning,In an attempt to combat senseless violence in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot last week introduced a new plan to sue gang members and seize their assets. It's a proposed ordinance some are already calling "a toothless charade."Yes, the mayor and ...

 
#46・

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Good morning,When a missing person has not been seen or heard from in years, most people generally assume that person is probably dead. At some point, a missing person case begins to look more like a murder case. But Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says we mig...

 
#45・

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Good morning,As of Monday, the United States ended its 20-year war in Afghanistan. In the weeks leading up to the evacuation, the news was full of sights and sounds that would haunt anyone with a conscience for the rest of their lives.However, two images ha...

 
#44・

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Good morning,Lately, the Chicago Park District seems intent on lousing up everything it has going for it, and keeps making headlines for all the wrong reasons.In the past couple of weeks, we've heard about its abysmal handling of a female lifeguard’s compla...

 
#43・

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Good morning,A Chicago pharmacist was accused on Tuesday of selling more than 100 blank COVID-19 vaccination cards. There have also been reports of fake vaccination cards — complete with the CDC logo — shipping to places throughout the U.S. from China. That...

 
#42・

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Good morning, Chicago has spent the first half of this week recovering from a difficult night last weekend that left police officer Ella French dead and her partner seriously wounded. We'd like to shine a light on a police dispatcher whose heroism from that...

 
#41・

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Good morning,A nationwide eviction moratorium, credited with keeping 2 million people in their homes throughout the pandemic, expired on Saturday. After protests from activists and lawmakers over the weekend, a last-minute and temporary eviction ban that co...

 
#40・

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Good morning,Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday rehired Aramark in a $369 million deal that leaves the Philadelphia-based company in charge of cleaning more than 600 school buildings for the next three years.Aramark is the same company that oversaw janitor...

 
#39・

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Good morning,Media personality Megyn Kelly was trending on Twitter this week for all the wrong reasons. In an insensitive way, she questioned tennis player Naomi Osaka's battle with mental health issues.While reading through the tweet exchange, columnist S....

 
#38・

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Good morning,Not long after the Fourth of July weekend of heartbreaking gun violence, Evan F. Moore — culture and entertainment reporter for the Sun-Times — drove by a shuttered CPS school building being demolished.At that moment, he couldn't help but make ...

 
#37・

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Good morning,Chicago recorded 2,000 shootings this year by 5 p.m. on Monday. This came after the city experienced its most violent weekend of the year, with 104 people shot — including 13 children — and 19 killed.We hope the Supreme Court listens and learns...

 
#36・

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Good morning,When legislators decided in the 1990s to give some senior citizens tax breaks by freezing their property assessments, critics warned the program would be hard to monitor. Decades later, those concerns have proved to be prophetic.As Tim Novak, L...

 
#35・

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Good morning,Some 60% of guns used in crimes in Chicago can be traced to out-of-state dealers, including 20% from Indiana alone. President Joe Biden recognized this week that if the problem is national, crossing state borders, the solution must be, too.He r...

 
#34・

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Good morning,Murals aren't obvious and mainstream tourist attractions like “The Bean” in Millennium Park, but they are hidden neighborhood gems that make Chicago a city many crave to visit and experience.Pilsen’s 16th Street, for example, is a showcase for ...

 
#33・

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Good morning,Refill that cup of coffee because you are about to read through a well-rounded newsletter featuring the latest Sun-Times commentary on subjects such as health, entertainment and the raging Chicago gun violence.First up is our lead editorial on ...

 
#32・

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Good morning,A topic that'll guarantee a hard debate among Chicagoans nowadays is the renaming of Lake Shore Drive for Jean Baptiste Point DuSable.Here's our take: Among a small category of iconic Chicago street names that should be left alone we would incl...