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There’s a huge backlog of deportation cases in Illinois and other Chicago news

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click to enlarge Activists in Federal Plaza call for an end to deportations in 2014. - PETER HOLDERNESS / SUN-TIMES
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  • Activists in Federal Plaza call for an end to deportations in 2014.

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

  •   Weather: An unexpected cool down

After a long streak of warm weather, it will cool down a bit Tuesday, with a high of 67 and a low of 56. [AccuWeather]

  •      The waiting time for a hearing date in a deportation case is about three years

Illinois's immigration courts are dealing with a huge backlog of more than 20,000 deportation cases, which means that immigrants are facing excruciating waits for a court hearing. With an average waiting time of almost three years, the people facing deportation are left without answers about their futures in the United States. [Tribune]

  •     Rahm and Rauner continue their war of words over Trump and CPS

Governor Bruce Rauner compared some Chicago Public Schools facilities to "crumbling prisons" and said that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been a major disappointment over the past 18 months. Of course, the mayor is not happy with the criticism. After comparing Rauner to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump last week, Emanuel said it sounds like the governor is "auditioning to be Donald Trump's running mate." [Sun-Times]

  •      The perils of social media: Teen admits to murder in Snapchat video

There's no shortage of young people getting in trouble on social media, but 17-year-old Anthony Mendoza took it to a new extreme. Mendoza confessed to the murder of his friend, 16-year-old Christian Bandemer, in a Snapchat video sent from the back of a police squad car after his arrest, according to prosecutors. "I killed Chris and now I'm going to kill myself," Mendoza allegedly said in the video. [Tribune]

  •      Bronzeville to be a "community of the future" with state-of-the-art energy

Utility company Commonwealth Edison has chosen the Bronzeville neighborhood to test advanced power generation and a "smart grid." The $50 million grid-improvement initiative is supposed to "make power more affordable, accessible and reliable" for consumers and put the community of the cutting edge of clean energy. [Scientific American]

  •      Students at Whitney Young are advocating for gender-neutral restrooms  

Chicago Public Schools already implemented a major policy change when it allowed students to choose bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identities. Now a group of students at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School is campaigning for gender-neutral restrooms at the school, which is open to hearing their suggestions. "As a school we are going to have conversations that include the entire school community to determine what action is best for our school and how the new renovations might include some changes," principal Joyce Kenner says. [DNAinfo Chicago]


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