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The blind spot in Chicago's recycling program
Apr. 15, 2015
Here's why there's no recycling offered at so many large apartment and condo buildings.
Emanuel repeats victory in black wards
Apr. 8, 2015
Four years ago, Emanuel won most of the votes in black wards. On Tuesday, he repeated that performance in a runoff by receiving on average 57 percent of the vote in those South and West side wards.
Emanuel wins second term over Garcia in runoff
Apr. 7, 2015
Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces huge obstacles in his second term, from fixing city pensions to stemming stubborn violence and confronting labor unions that just spent millions trying to defeat him.
Emanuel backed by tech’s most powerful players
Apr. 2, 2015
The heads of some of America’s biggest technology companies — including Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk — give money to Rahm Emanuel’s campaigns.
Behind CPS grad rates, a system of musical chairs
Mar. 31, 2015
WBEZ and Catalyst Chicago bring a first-ever analysis of graduation rates for every public high school in the city. Half of all high schools hold on to less than 50 percent of the students who walk through the doors as freshmen.
Census: Illinois bleeds population
Mar. 26, 2015
A new Census report shows more people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state.
Under Emanuel, more unsolved murders, fewer detectives
Mar. 23, 2015
In his reelection campaign, the Chicago mayor takes credit for a slight decline in homicides. But is the city doing enough to put killers behind bars?
Cook County sends bill to state for kids left waiting in jail
Mar. 15, 2015
The county is sending a bill to Illinois for the cost of holding state wards left waiting behind bars by the Department of Children and Family Services.
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