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The Chicago Public Schools K-8 chess championship is this weekend. We visit two schools whose students hope to capture the prize.

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Chicago Public Schools has five hearings scheduled on various aspects of its latest spending plan this month, beginning Monday with meetings on its capital budget. Get complete details.

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Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles (Courtesy of Circuit Court of Cook County)

Chicago police announced Wednesday evening that a 37-year-old man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Raymond Myles. They believe the man did not act alone.

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Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles (Courtesy of Circuit Court of Cook County)

It is a new and disturbing mark against the city of Chicago: Early Monday morning a local judge was shot and killed.

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With the continuation of Obamacare now in question, hospitals serving low-income and uninsured populations face a very uncertain future.

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An Eventbrite ad for the canceled "The Room" haunted house event.

Event listing says participants in nightclub, church shooting scenarios would have to “face the consequences” of their actions.

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To stay or go in the face of Chicago's violence? Many black families are choosing to go. 

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Amid the budget stalemate, many public universities have been operating without funding from the state. Chicago State University has gone most of the fiscal year without a third of its budget. CSU President Thomas Calhoun Jr. tells us what's at stake.

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At five CPS neighborhood high schools, students are earning college credit through a number of dual-credit courses. Those schools are also providing those students with a focused education on the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, or STEM for short. We take a look at how these schools work, how partnering with corporations like Microsoft and IBM helps, and why learning STEM benefits students who don't want to pursue science as a profession.

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CPS high school students in need of non-traditional high school settings can choose among more than 40 Options Schools. Learn more about these schools and why CPS has expanded the number of seats available. 

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Since launching the Student Outreach and Re-engagement centers, or SOAR, Chicago Public Schools has helped 170 former high school dropouts earn their diplomas. Find out how the program works and what students are saying about it.

One Woman’s Mission to Provide a Safe Haven

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Diane Lanitker opened her home to help Roseland youth to provide them a safe haven from violence. Since Kids Off the Block’s founding in 2003, the organization has expanded beyond the walls of Lanitker’s home as word spread among local youth that there was a woman who would help them.