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A swath of public parkland now belongs to the Obama Presidential Library Foundation, if it chooses to locate here. We have the latest on that, and other news from Chicago City Council.

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A new poll commissioned by the Obama Foundation says a large majority of residents support the Presidential Library in a south side park. Does that mean Chicago is the winner in the library sweepstakes? We have the details.

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City Council takes the first step paving the way for an Obama Presidential Library on public parkland. But does it assuage the concerns of park preservationists?

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Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on public safety. Should Police Supt. Garry McCarthy stay for another term? Find out what they have to say.

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A new report says the state is falling behind in funding its public schools. But with finances a mess, where will incoming governor Bruce Rauner find the money?

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After being spun off from the broadcast arm, Tribune Publishing Co. debuts on the New York Stock Exchange but its first day of performance is not great.
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Thousands of pages of secret church documents are released as part of a court settlement showing how the Archdiocese of Chicago moved predator priests from parish to parish for years, exposing children to abuse. We meet the attorneys for the victims who fought to get the documents opened to the public. Read the detailed documents.