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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:32:00 -0500Demonstrators across the country are protesting against the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline. The pipeline is located near the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The federal government has halted construction, but the companies building the pipeline have asked a federal court to let them complete the project.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:08:00 -0500Native Americans and supporters fighting the pipeline got a reprieve on Monday when the Army Corps of Engineers delayed a key decision on whether to let construction go ahead.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:03:00 -0500Illinois is President Obama's adopted home state, and voters there backed Hillary Clinton. We pay a visit to Lou Mitchell's restaurant to talk to voters.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:22:18 -0400In Chicago, fans are giddy after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series beating the Cleveland Indians 8 to 7 in a game that lasted 10 innings. The win ends a 108-year-old championship drought, and some ecstatic fans are predicting it's the beginning of a dynasty.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:36:00 -0400Centenarian Virginia Wood has a birthday wish — a World Series title for her Chicago team. But they'll have to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers before they compete for the top prize.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:53 -0400By 1950, Leonard and Phillip Chess had established Chess Records as the label for urban blues. Leonard died in 1969. Phil died on Wednesday at the age of 95.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400A survey of hundreds of women working in hotels and casinos indicates widespread instances of assault by male guests. A union is pushing for legislation targeting sexual harassment on the job.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:11:00 -0400The Chicago City Council approved a new oversight agency to investigate police shootings, though critics say the measure lacks transparency and shows that the city is still not ready for reform.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400Lyles Station has been a black-owned farming community since the 1800s. A small number still farm, and their story is told at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:30:00 -0400Capt. William Prickitt commanded a company of black soldiers during the Civil War. When he took ill, they saved him. A photo album that he carried the rest of his life has preserved their identities.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:31:00 -040050 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr., took his fight for civil rights to the north. The Chicago Freedom Movement was a push for open housing and an end to Chicago slums.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:01:00 -0400A black man was shot by police over the weekend but unlike Saturday, there was not a lot of destruction on Sunday. Authorities say they've been able to handle protests on there own.
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:25:00 -0400NPR gives the latest on the riots and protests that erupted in Milwaukee after police shot and killed a man late Saturday night.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:33:00 -0400Gang leaders allegedly threatened Chicago police after a police-involved shooting. Activists call the notion of supposed threats ludicrous and a ploy to take the spotlight off of police shootings.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:04:00 -0400Even residents of neighborhoods accustomed to a rise in gun violence in the summer are particularly alarmed now: Fifteen kids age 12 and younger have been injured by bullets so far this year.