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Tuesday last day to register to vote in Illinois

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CHICAGO (AP) — Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in time for the November general election.

Cook County Clerk David Orr says his office is "seeing a surge in registrations" and he hopes it will continue. Orr says his downtown Chicago office and five suburban offices will stay open until 8

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

CTA to increase service for Chicago Marathon

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CHICAGO (AP) — Tens of thousands of runners are expected to hit the streets for this weekend's Chicago Marathon.

The Chicago Transit Authority wants spectators and participants in Sunday's race to know there will be plenty of bus and rail service available. The CTA will run longer trains and run

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Dozens cited in Chicago disabled parking stings

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CHICAGO (AP) — An effort is underway to stop misuse of disability placards in the city of Chicago.

Chicago police, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Secretary of State Jesse White and Chicago's office for the disabled announced the effort on Friday. Officials say 41 disability placards were confiscated and

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

CPS board president 'pleased' by contract vote

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale (vuh-TAL'-ee) says he's pleased that teachers ratified a new contract.

The school board is expected to approve the contract later this month. The Chicago Teachers Union announced Wednesday night that 79 percent of the union's membership

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago