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Chicago teachers’ strike highlights support staff shortages

Teachers unions argue not having enough support staff hinders students' learning and teachers' work.

Kentuckian files lawsuit as part of E. coli outbreak

A Laurel County woman is the first to file a lawsuit after an E. coli outbreak in at least ten states at the end of March, USA Today reports. 

37 people hospitalized after Chicago-area leak

Authorities say 37 people have been hospitalized due to an ammonia leak in a Chicago suburb.

LGBT progress seen in Lightfoot’s win, rise of ‘Mayor Pete’

"Mayor Pete," as he's known to his fans, is running a surprisingly strong campaign for president. Lori Lightfoot has just won a landslide victory to become Chicago's mayor.

Lightfoot says Chicago mayoral victory means ‘a city reborn’

Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s resounding victory was a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation’s third-largest city.

FBI could review the many suspicions around Smollett case

The FBI was already investigating Jussie Smollett before President Donald Trump tweeted that the agency and the Department of Justice would review the case, which the president called “an embarrassment” to the nation.

Nicholasville man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting student

A man from Nicholasville is accused of kidnapping, robbing, and sexually assaulting a 21-year-old college student late last week in Illinois, according to the DuPage County, Illinois State's Attorney. 

Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

Chicago police investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe, a department spokesman said Tuesday.

Chicago officers likely didn’t see train that killed them

Chicago police say two officers likely didn't see or hear a train that fatally struck them as they pursued a suspect because they were looking at a train approaching from another direction.

Gunman killed himself after shot by police

Police say the man who killed three people at a Chicago hospital fired his handgun at least 30 times before he fatally shot himself after being shot by police.

Chicago mayor urges residents to speak to police

Police Superintendent says the shootings "are not random" and are "fueled by gang conflicts."

Woman charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Morehead State student

Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run will be back in court at the end of May.
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Morehead man killed in Chicago hit and run

State police say a car hit them from behind and drove off.

UPDATE: Chicago fires 2 officers in United passenger dragging case

The Chicago Department of Aviation fired two security officers involved in dragging a doctor from Kentucky off a United Airlines flight after he refused to give up his seat.

United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

United Airlines executives say it's too soon to know if last week's dragging of a Kentucky doctor off a plane is hurting ticket sales. The chief executive says no one will be fired over the incident.

United to pay compensation to plane passengers

United says passengers on United Express Flight 3411 are getting compensation equal to the cost of their tickets.

UPDATE: Senators want answers from United, Chicago

Leaders of a key Senate committee have asked United Airlines and Chicago airport authorities to explain what led to Sunday night's forced removal of a man from a United Express flight.
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UPDATE: Officer who dragged man off jet placed on leave

The CEO of United Airlines' parent company says the airline is conducting its own investigation after police dragged a passenger from an overbooked United plane after he refused to give up his seat.
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Kentucky man committed under Illinois sex-violence law

Jurors have found that a 50-year-old Kentucky man could be committed under Illinois law because he's likely to sexually assault someone again in the future.
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Most Chicago Flights to and from Blue Grass Airport Canceled

Most flights to and from Chicago to Lexington's Blue Grass Airport were canceled on Friday due to bad weather in Chicago.

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