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CHICAGO (AP) — Much of the snow that was supposed to fall in the Midwest has come down and now it's time for the main event: Record-breaking cold.

Snow In The Midwest Leads To Air Travel Woes In Chicago

Nov 11, 2019
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CHICAGO (AP) — Snowfall in the Midwest is taking its toll on air travel in Chicago as one plane trying to land at O'Hare International Airport slid off the runway.

The city's aviation department says more than 888 lights in and out of the airport have been canceled.

None of the 38 passengers and three crew members aboard an Envoy Air flight from Greensboro, North Carolina, were hurt when the plane slid off the runway at about 7:45 a.m. Monday.

Snowfall Forces Flight Cancellations At Chicago Airports

Oct 31, 2019
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CHICAGO (AP) — Snow has forced the cancellation of more than 200 flights at Chicago's international airports on Halloween.

Buttigieg Removes Attorney From Fundraiser After Backlash

Oct 18, 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an officer's conviction.

Buttigieg Says Black Voters 'Need To See Me In Action'

Jul 2, 2019
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CHICAGO (AP) — Democrat Pete Buttigieg says he needs to meet more voters in the black community and they "need to see me in action for a longer period of time."

Last Day For Amtrak Trains On Indianapolis-To-Chicago Route

Jun 30, 2019
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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — It's the final day for Amtrak trains on the Hoosier State passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago.

The last train from Indianapolis to Chicago left the station early Sunday.

The rail agency pulled the plug on the route after a loss of funding in Indiana's new state budget. Amtrak won't run the four-days-a-week train after Sunday. That's when its $3 million annual state subsidy ends.

State officials say the ridership numbers were too low and the per-passenger subsidy of about $100 was too high.

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CHICAGO (AP) — High winds across Lake Michigan have kicked up waves that have affected shoreline activity in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

The Chicago Park District was forced to close the city's the Lakefront Trail on Thursday after a lakeshore flood advisory and a beach hazards statement were issued by the National Weather Service.

The advisory warned of waves of five to eight feet from Lake County in Illinois to Lake County, Indiana.

Startup To Pilot Indy To Chicago Bus Service

Jun 1, 2019
OurBus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A New York City-based startup plans to test a daily bus service between Indianapolis and Chicago that could replace an Amtrak passenger line that will soon grind to a halt.

OurBus will offer the round-trip bus service from July 1 through Labor Day.

The pilot project comes after Indiana lawmakers discontinued funding for Amtrak's Hoosier State passenger line in the new state budget. The train service also stops in Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer and Dyer.

Last Minute Push To Fund Amtrak Service Between Indy, Chicago

Apr 17, 2019

The Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance urged lawmakers at the Statehouse Wednesday to continue funding a four day-a-week passenger train from Indianapolis to Chicago.

The Hoosier State Amtrak line has received $3 million in state funding each year. This funding was removed from this year’s state budget.

Amtrak Halts Post-July Reservations For Indy-Chicago Line

Apr 10, 2019
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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Amtrak has stopped taking reservations beyond July 1 for an Indianapolis-to-Chicago passenger line that could soon lose funding from the state of Indiana.

Indiana has contributed $3 million annually for Amtrak's Hoosier State line, a 196-mile route that runs between the cities four days a week.

But Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb didn't include that funding in his proposed 2-year state budget that starts July 1.

Cities Go Dark For Earth Hour

Mar 31, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change.

1968: 50 Years Later - Part 2: A Party Divided

Aug 24, 2018
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Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9 PM

The year 1968 will long be remembered for its political and social upheaval. As Americans reeled from the assassinations of two prominent leaders and sentiment deepened against the Vietnam War, politicians from both parties struggled to respond to aggravated constituents and build consensus.

Making Obama

Jun 5, 2018
WBEZ, Chicago

Monday, June 11 & 18, 2018 at 9 PM

From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage. Host Jennifer White talks with Obama’s key advisors, mentors, rivals, and the former President himself.

Hoosier Protest Art Exhibited In Chicago

Mar 12, 2018
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An exhibit of protest art from demonstrations across northern Indiana was on display at Chicago art gallery, Uri-Eichen over the weekend.  
 

The exhibit titled, “Art of Resistance and Resilience in Northwest Indiana” was organized by the advocacy group Northwest Indiana Resist. Uri-Eichen, located minutes from downtown Chicago, had little walking room. It was full of visitors and Hoosier protest art.