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Source: Feds Probe Illinois Gov. Pritzker, First Lady For Property Tax Appeals

The investigation looks at the Pritzkers’ efforts to get a big tax break by removing the toilets from a Gold Coast mansion.
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More Than 30 People Hospitalized After Chicago-area Leak

Hospitals are treating dozens of people who are in serious but stable condition after a chemical leak Thursday morning in Beach Park.
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Outside-The-Box Ideas Chicagoans Have For Mayor-Elect Lightfoot

Hundreds of Chicagoans submitted their ideas for improving the city to Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot. Some are traditional. Some are unique.


Illinois Gov. Pritzker: ‘No Concerns At All’ About Feds’ Property Tax Probe

A law enforcement source tells WBEZ federal investigators are looking into dubious property tax appeals on one of the Pritzkers’ mansions.
St. Bernard Hospital patient Hershel Gaiter checks into the hospital on Chicago's South Side for treatment for opioid use. A new Illinois initiative seeks to help residents like Gaiter by funding what’s known as “Warm Handoff” programs at hospitals across the state.


'Warm Handoff' Program To Close Treatment Gap For Opioid Users

A new Illinois initiative seeks to close the gap between checking out of a hospital and beginning long-term treatment.
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Sharing A Passion For STEM With Middle School Girls

A group of female University of Chicago students are trying to boost the pipeline of girls interested in STEM.
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Morning Shift

Preckwinkle Doesn’t Rule Out Layoffs To Close $49M Budget Gap

Preckwinkle said she’s projecting a $49 million shortfall in the next fiscal year, which starts on Dec. 1.
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Curious City

Chicago To Replace, Remediate Or Remove Park Fountains With Lead Pipes

Chicago Park District officials say they have a five-year plan to remove or replace plumbing in hundreds of outdoor drinking fountains.
Chicago Public Schools' headquarters is seen on June 27, 2018.


Schools Program Favored By Mayor Emanuel Gets Last Minute Boost

The Chicago Board of Education is expected on Wednesday to nearly double the contract for the Academy of Urban School Leadership.
A doctor holds a vial of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil in his Chicago office. Data from local agencies show black residents in Chicago's high-poverty areas are the most affected by rising rates of sexually transmitted infections, or STIs.


STIs Reach Peak Levels; Poor Areas Most At Risk

Experts cite a lack of federal funding, access to adequate health care and cultural sensitivity for the rising rates and wide disparities.


Pritzker Vows To Boost Vaccine Access After Measles Warning

Gov. JB Pritzker wants to boost access to vaccines after doctors warned him of a potential measles outbreak in Illinois.
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Alleged Corruption In Dorothy Brown's Office Outlined At Day 1 Of Trial

Former court clerk supervisor Beena Patel is charged with lying under oath about alleged corruption. She “emphatically denies the charges.”
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When Mentors Commit From Kindergarten Through High School Graduation

A mentoring group has set up shop in Chicago that starts with children when they are five and sticks with them through high school.

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