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Chicago police find about 1,000 pot plants in city

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Photo caption: Marijuana plants are seen in Chicago where officers say they discovered two football fields worth of pot plants growing on the city's South Side, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Authorities say more than 1,000 cannabis plants were discovered during a helicopter operation Tuesday. Some were as tall

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Chicago teachers vote to approve 3-year contract

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CHICAGO (AP) — Members of the Chicago Teachers Union overwhelmingly have approved a new three-year contract that includes pay increases and a new evaluation system, union officials announced late Wednesday.

Union spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin said the contract was ratified by 79 percent of the union's

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Teachers union to count ballots on new contract

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Teachers Union officials are set to start counting the ballots that its members cast on whether they want to accept a proposed contract.

Last month, teachers at more than 600 schools ended a seven-day strike after union delegates discussed the proposed contract settlement and

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Chicago police find more than 1,000 pot plants

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CHICAGO (AP) — Police in Chicago found a lot of pot.

Officers say they discovered two football fields worth of marijuana growing on the city's South Side. Authorities say more than 1,000 cannabis plants were discovered during a helicopter operation Tuesday.

Chicago police say some of the plants are as

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Chicago mayor replaces Ethics Board

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is replacing the city's entire Board of Ethics.

In a release Wednesday, Emanuel calls the move "a new day for ethics and accountability in Chicago." He says the board will make sure people in public office understand "where they stand and who they serve."

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