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  • Urban Prep Academies Director Tim King a former People magazine Hero of the Year for founding charter schools that got 100% of its black graduates into college, resigned, Sara Karp reports. (WBEZ)
  • A man wearing a ski mask broke into a house in Lincoln Square. When the family members had no cash, the thief forced them to go to an ATM to withdraw cash, authorities said. (CCB)
  • What we learned about the Illinois Democratic Party over the weekend:Governor JB Pritzker’s portfolio says it all and Congressman Chuy Garcia is a negotiator determined to expand his power,” Shia Kapos reported during the Central Committee’s confirmation of State Representative Lisa Hernandez de Cicero as the party’s new leader. (Politico)
  • After a two-year spike in shootings, the number of victims of gun violence is falling. “Homicides fell 16% through July, from 379 from 452 at the same time last year, according to a statement from the police department. The number of people shot fell 20%, from 1,969 from 2,455 during the same period year.” (NBC5)
  • Yankees traded for Cubs relief pitcher Scott Effross before Tuesday’s trade deadline. The North Siders get right-handed pitcher Hayden Wesnewski. (CBS Sports)
  • The White Sox have distributed receiver Reese McGuire in Boston for veteran left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman. (Yahoo)
  • Governor JB Pritzker has declared monkeypox a public health emergency in Illinois. So far, Illinois is home to 520 confirmed cases, the third highest in America. (ABC7)

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About me: Mark Konkol, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for local reporting, wrote and produced the Peabody Award-winning series Time: The Kalief Browder Story. He was producer, writer and narrator for the CNN docuseries “Chicagoland” and consulting producer for the Showtime documentary “16 Shots.”

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