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Under One Roof, Divergent Views on 'Black Lives Matter'
Dec. 24, 2015
From Ferguson, to Baltimore, to Charleston, racially charged violence and protests dominated much of the news in 2015— going beyond the news and filtering into family living rooms and kitchens.
Budget Battle Leaves Some Illinois Kids without a Last Chance
Dec. 22, 2015
The state of Illinois hasn’t had a budget for six months. For many, it’s a political debate and not much more. But for some kids, the budget impasse has meant going to prison instead of going home.
Anti-Muslim Sentiments Lead to Self-Defense Classes
Dec. 20, 2015
Anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise, and Muslim women wearing hijabs can be particularly vulnerable. That has prompted two women in New York to organize an all-female class for observant Muslims.
Being Muslim in America Today
Dec. 15, 2015
After the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks and at a time where some Republican presidential candidates have made strong anti-Islamic statements, what is it like to be a Muslim in America?
Illinois Republicans Want State Budget Before Redo of School Funding Formula
Dec. 10, 2015
Republican legislative leaders in Springfield have supported Gov. Bruce Rauner’s recommendations before approving a full state budget. But there’s one issue they say should wait until later.
Week in Review: Mayor Emanuel's political troubles
Dec. 4, 2015
WBEZ city politics reporter Lauren Chooljian and Sun-Times Columnist Mary Mitchell discuss how the week was for the mayor and for Chicago.
Rauner, Emanuel and one dead fish
Oct. 30, 2015
The public battle between two of Illinois’ most powerful politicians culminated Friday with the use of a familiar political weapon: A dead fish.
‘Trust issues’ with Springfield have aldermen looking for property tax plan B
Oct. 23, 2015
Some city council members say without guaranteed help to taxpayers, they will vote no on Emanuel’s budget next week.
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