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Why are we still collecting taxes to curb white flight?
Jun. 11, 2014
In changing Bungalow Belt, ‘outdated’ home equity tax districts are sitting on millions of dollars.
The red X: Myths and meaning
Jun. 10, 2014
The signs, placed on some of Chicago’s most dangerous vacant buildings, are meant to save lives — but is everyone getting the message?
Illinois counting on Cook County program to fix juvenile parole
Jun. 9, 2014
The state is expanding its Aftercare pilot, but experts and data question whether the program is working.
This gif shows just how gerrymandered Chicago is
Jun. 5, 2014
Chicago’s 2nd Ward has grown from one of its least gerrymandered to its most over the past 80 years.
What happened to Chicago's truancy officers?
Jun. 4, 2014
The city nixed the truancy officers decades ago, but the truancy problem — and its consequences — persist. Is there a chance officers could hit the streets again?
Chicago’s inspector general: You can trust police crime stats
Apr. 9, 2014
Audit by Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson finds Chicago police do a pretty good job reporting crime stats.
What’s really in a CPS chicken nugget?
Apr. 3, 2014
The school district turns over documents to WBEZ that make true ingredients impossible to know.
New discoveries about ancient mummies in Chicago
Apr. 1, 2014
We hear how researchers are discovering new things about the long dead. Plus, we hear about the Department of Justice's new initiative to help the transgender population, and the music of Rachel Ries.
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