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Past articles by Sophia:

Chicago Teachers Accept COVID Deal, Keeping Kids in School

The Chicago Teachers Union has narrowly backed an agreement dictating COVID-19 safety protocols in the nation’s third-largest school district → Read More

Changes to Expect as Chicago Public Schools Students Return to Class

Chicago Public Schools students will be greeted with some changes as they return to classrooms on Wednesday following a days-long battle between the city and teachers union over COVID safety protocols. → Read More

Chicago Public Schools Students Set to Return to Class Wednesday

Chicago Public Schools students will return to classrooms on Wednesday after five consecutive days of classes were canceled during a standoff between officials and the city’s Teachers Union. → Read More

Chicago's COVID-19 Fight With Teachers Hangs Over a 2nd Week

Talks between Chicago school leaders and the teachers’ union resume Sunday amid a standoff over remote learning and other COVID-19 safety measures → Read More

Debate Continues Over Return to In-Person Learning for CPS Students

Students in Chicago Public Schools have returned to class after winter break, but a COVID-19 surge has escalated a fight between district leaders and the teachers union over safety protocols that could disrupt classes later this week → Read More

Illinois' Law Ending Immigration Detention in 2022 Hits Snag

Illinois’ plan to end federal immigration detention in the New Year has hit another legal snag → Read More

Harris Fawell, Former Congressman From Illinois, Dead at 92

Former U.S. Rep. Harris W. Fawell of Illinois, who served seven terms in Congress and was a state senator, has died. He was 92. → Read More

McDonald's CEO Faces Growing Criticism After Gun Victim Text

The CEO of McDonald’s is facing increasing criticism, including calls for resignation, following text messages where he seemed to blame the deaths of two... → Read More

Jesse Jackson Hospitalized After Fall at Howard University

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was hospitalized Monday in Washington, D.C. after falling and hitting his head while helping Howard University students who are... → Read More

After 5 Years, Obamas to Break Ground on Presidential Center

Barack and Michelle Obama are expected to attend a celebratory groundbreaking on Chicago’s South Side for the Obama Presidential Center → Read More

Illinois Governor Signs Elected Chicago School Board Measure

Chicago will get an elected school board for the first time under a measure signed into law by Illinois’ governor. → Read More

Health Care for Older Immigrants Sees Momentum Among States

Illinois is leading a handful of Democratic-run states in extending health insurance coverage to adult immigrants living in the country illegally, including seniors. → Read More

No Movement on Energy Policy Overhaul as Senate Adjourns

The Illinois Senate has adjourned without taking up a major overhaul of energy policy aimed at making Illinois a renewable-energy state by 2050 → Read More

Cleared Chicago Priest Holds First Mass Since Reinstatement

An activist Roman Catholic priest cleared by an Archdiocese of Chicago investigation into decades-old sexual abuse claims has returned to lead worship at his... → Read More

Study Suggests More Loopholes in Chicago's Sanctuary Law

A study released this week suggests lingering loopholes allow Chicago police to share information with federal immigration authorities, despite activists’ hard-fought victory to strengthen the city’s sanctuary protections this year. → Read More

Public Transit Hopes to Win Back Riders After Crushing Year

As President Joe Biden urges more federal spending for public transportation, transit agencies decimated by COVID-19 are struggling to figure out how to win back passengers. → Read More

Chicago Opens 4 COVID-19 Vaccine Sites for School Employees

Chicago Public Schools officials say four COVID-19 vaccination sites dedicated to teachers and staff will be fully operationally this coming week → Read More

Jesse Jackson Released for Therapy Post Gallbladder Surgery

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been released to a physical therapy center following gallbladder surgery → Read More

Chicago Schools Reopening Uncertain as Union Talks Continue

A plan to reopen Chicago schools remains in limbo as last-minute negotiations over COVID-19 safety measures with the teachers’ union stretched into Sunday and... → Read More

Chicago Teachers Punished as Classroom No-Shows Protest

Chicago teachers punished for refusing to show up for the start of in-person classes over COVID-19 concerns, demonstrated Wednesday outside the school board president’s home. → Read More