Chicago Tribune Daywatch
November 7, 2016 View email in browser

Illinois teachers not in class

Across the state, 23.5 percent of public school teachers are absent more than 10 days in the school year — almost 1 in 4 teachers statewide who aren’t in the classroom, according to data made public by the state for the first time in the annual Illinois Report Card.

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Road work turns up Great Chicago Fire debris

Work on the east side of Lake Shore Drive has revealed bricks, wooden timbers and ash from the massive fire that destroyed most of the city in October 1871.

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Sprint to Election Day finish line

Illinois politicians spent Sunday campaigning from the heights of Willis Tower to the streets of southern Illinois as they sought to get voters to the polls during the frenzied final weekend before Tuesday’s election.

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Early voting hits records

Early voting ends today and it’s certain to exceed previous years, largely due to an extended voting period and longer polling hours. The Chicago Board of Elections reports that, as of Sunday, 284,506 early ballots had been cast, a new record.

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Writing’s on the wall at Wrigley 

No one would’ve thought the Cubs would allow people to scribble all over a Wrigley Field wall, but to their credit, they’ve not only let it happen, they encourage it.

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Cubs roster reality: Who will return, depart

Yes, we’re still in the World Series afterglow, but beat writer Mark Gonzalez takes a no-nonsense look at players and contract status for the 2017 MLB season.

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Chaotic fatal police shooting 

Police are continuing to probe a fatal police shooting that started with a road rage confrontation in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the Far Southwest Side and ended with a 25-year-old man dead.

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Janet Reno dies at 78

The first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, including the seizure of Elian Gonzalez, died early today from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

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