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Two neighboring states, one big financial gap
Aug. 27, 2014
Illinois struggles with debt and unpaid bills, while Indiana is sitting pretty with a surplus topping $2 billion. What’s behind the fiscal gap between these two neighbors?
Hey Gov: An Illinois politics road trip
Aug. 14, 2014
WBEZ political reporters Alex Keefe and Tony Arnold took off from Chicago and drove along the Illinois River until the hit the State Fair. All along the way, they stopped to ask people what they want from the next governor.
Cabbage War: West Ridge vs. Rogers Park
Aug. 13, 2014
How conflicts over booze, parks and taxes prompted two Chicago neighborhoods to break into all-out vegetable warfare.
How to botch Latino outreach
Aug. 8, 2014
Even as Republican leaders wrap up a summer meeting in Chicago where they're preparing for 2016, the party's fate in that election may be getting shaped in other places.
Jane Byrne to be honored
Jul. 29, 2014
Chicago aldermen agree to rename downtown's Water Tower plaza after the city's first and only female mayor.
George Lucas Museum coming to Chicago
Jun. 25, 2014
The Star Wars creator picks Chicago as the home for his art, memorabilia museum over San Francisco and Los Angeles.
State Rep. Derrick Smith convicted
Jun. 10, 2014
A federal jury in Chicago convicted the Illinois legislator of bribery for taking $7,000 from a purported day care operator seeking a state grant.
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.
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