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Fare Game: When do CTA Buses Break Even?
Nov. 20, 2015
A look at how many riders it takes to make a bus profitable.
Developers paid $77 million rather than build affordable housing
Oct. 16, 2015
When given the option in the past decade, WBEZ found that Chicago developers often paid into a fund instead of building affordable housing.
Online ads shut out Section 8 families despite law
Oct. 14, 2015
Chicago and Cook County ban discrimination against potential tenants based solely on paying the rent with Section 8 vouchers. But WBEZ found such listings on Craigslist are common, and often go unpunished.
Getting suburbs to embrace affordable housing
Oct. 12, 2015
Policy makers are finding new ways to build housing for working-class families — even in the most exclusive zip codes.
Alleys and the making of Chicago's shadow city
Oct. 10, 2015
How Chicago became the alley capital of the country and why so much of the rest of the region is conspicuously alley-free.
Chicago graduation rates lowered after errors found
Oct. 1, 2015
The official graduation numbers that Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted throughout his first term and his re-election campaign were wrong.
How strictly does Chicago enforce bike traffic laws?
Sep. 18, 2015
Just as the city’s encouraging more biking, it’s handing out more bike tickets.
Illinois test results plummet under new Common Core exams
Sep. 16, 2015
As expected, the percentage of Illinois schoolchildren deemed to be meeting standards has plunged in the state’s first year of Common Core testing.
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