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At Least 9 Killed In Oakland Fire During Warehouse Party

The fire broke out late Friday during an electronic music show. "We've lost a lot of lives," Oakland's fire chief said.
December 3, 2016


Rauner To Emanuel: 'Let's Stay Mature'

Rauner said politicians need to tone down their rhetoric a day after he vetoed state aid to Chicago Public Schools.
December 2, 2016

On The Media

Normalize This!

We devote this hour to a question put to us pretty much daily since election day: How to cover President Trump?
December 2, 2016


Refugee Resettlement Groups See Surge In Volunteers

Local groups that support immigrant and refugee communities are seeing an unprecedented outpouring of offers to volunteer.
December 2, 2016

Jim DeRogatis

The Best Albums Of 2016: Savages, Teen, La Femme, Sneaks, Gotobeds And The Next 35

In many ways, 2016 has been a tough year. But as always, we’ve had music to help us get through.
December 2, 2016


CPS Proposes Spending Nearly $1B On Construction

The plan comes a day after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed state aid, resulting in a possible $215 million hole in CPS' budget.
December 2, 2016


Chicago Agency Scraps Plan To Take Police-Shooting Videos Offline

IPRA now says there will be no “expiration” of internet access to recordings and officer reports on shootings by cops.
December 2, 2016


Gilmore Girls Revival With Dinner Party Download And Miss Patty

We challenge Dinner Party Download co-hosts Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano to watch the first episode of the new series. Plus a chat with Miss Patty.
December 2, 2016

StoryCorps Chicago

‘Love Affair With Chicago Lasted Forever’

Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Newton Minow talks to his wife Josephine about the city they both love.
December 2, 2016


No Stranger to Crisis, CPS Stares Down Another Budget Gap

WBEZ looks at how the district's latest fiscal headache could affect teachers, parents and Chicago taxpayers.
December 2, 2016


Frozen In Time: Winter Parking Ban No Longer Necessary

Since 1980, Chicago has prohibited residents from parking along snow routes, a policy that is now unnecessary.
November 30, 2016


Expert: Cop Who Shot Teen Had 'Remarkable' History Of Complaints

The Chicago police sergeant who fatally shot a teen has previously been suspended for excessive force and inappropriately fired his gun.
December 2, 2016


County Fires Homeland Security Chief For His Work As Police Boss

Toni Preckwinkle dismissed Ernie Brown after reading an article that argued a code of silence protected corrupt cops working under him.
December 1, 2016

WBEZ Presents

Making Oprah

The inside story of a TV revolution.
November 10, 2016

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