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Legal Miscalculation In Police Code Of Silence Case Costs Chicago $4.5 Million

Chicago rejected an offer to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit at no cost. The city now owes $1.9 million plus millions in legal fees.
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Palatine Open To Full Transgender Bathroom Rights For Students

An Illinois school district at the center of a national fight over transgender student rights is proposing full access to locker rooms.
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Nerdette Book Club: Listen To This Before You Read ‘The Testaments’

If you're about to read 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood — but you don’t want to read it alone — then you’ve come to the right podcast.
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Feds Open Grand Jury Probe Into Influential South Side Pastor

The federal subpoena targets 17 organizations with ties to the Rev. Leon Finney, Jr., who was a close ally of Chicago mayors for decades.
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The Rundown: WBEZ's Daily Newsletter

Newsletter: Code Of Silence Case Cost Chicago Millions

The city could have settled a police misconduct case. Now it's costing taxpayers millions. That story and more are in today's Rundown.
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One Day A Year In Chicago, A Chance To Win A New Porch Or Roof

Chicago’s roof and porch lottery gives lower-income homeowners a chance to get these big-ticket home repairs paid for by the city.
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Trailer: 'Motive,' A New Podcast From WBEZ And The Chicago Sun-Times

New from WBEZ Chicago, 'Motive' is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main of the Chicago Sun-Times.
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Chicago Removed 15,500 Ride-share Drivers For Ticket Debt

This year alone, city policy required Uber and Lyft to suspend more than 15,500 people — about 15% of local ride-share drivers.
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‘I Didn't Even Recognize Myself In The Mirror’

Millions of Americans are impacted by the criminal justice system each year. The Marshall Project and WBEZ are telling their stories.
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Residents, Activists Gather At Spot Where Pregnant Teen Was Killed

Nonviolence groups barbecued and put up bouncy houses to show that the community isn’t defined by one horrific act.
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Chicago Schools To Overhaul Handling Of Sex Abuse Complaints

Federal education officials called Chicago Public Schools' handling of sexual abuse complaints "tragic and inexcusable."


Chicago Is Offering More Preschool But Not Everyone Is Buying It

Chicago Public Schools is adding 100 classrooms as part of a plan to offer preschool for all 4-year-olds. But not everyone wants it.
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When Can I Go To The Store To Buy A Joint? Your Legal Weed Questions Answered

From driving to drug tests — quick hit answers to your questions about legal pot in Illinois.

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