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With Ballooning Costs, Controversial Peoples Gas Project Attracts Regulators

A little known state commission meets Wednesday and it could ultimately have a profound effect on heating bills in Chicago.
March 1, 2017

NPR Politics

Seeming Presidential At Last, Trump Tries to Balance His Political Elements

The success of the speech strategy seemed immediately apparent. Snap polls showed big majorities found the speech optimistic.
March 1, 2017

WBEZ News

Residents In Lead-Contaminated Community Still Looking For A Home

About 100 people remain at an East Chicago, Ind., house complex after the city ordered residents to move out because of lead in the soil.
March 1, 2017

WBEZ News

At Least Three Dead After Tornadoes Touch Down In Central U.S.

Compact but strong storms known as supercells raked parts of the central U.S. on Tuesday and Wednesday, killing two Illinois residents.
March 1, 2017

NPR

Just How Much Pee Is In That Pool?

Scientists have now identified an easy way to measure pool urine—by looking for traces of a common artificial sweetener.
March 1, 2017

NPR

Sorry, Salad Lovers: We May Have No Mesclun Mix (For Two Weeks)

The system that delivers fresh greens to supermarkets is having a hiccup. There may be a nationwide shortage of salad mix in a few weeks.
March 1, 2017

WBEZ News

Obama-Backed Candidate Wins 4th Ward Special Election

Appointed Ald. Sophia King, who drew an endorsement from former President Barack Obama, won a 4th Ward special election Tuesday.
March 1, 2017

WBEZ News

Early End To Chicago School Year Could Cost CPS $18 Million In State Money

CPS has threatened to end the school year 13 days early unless a budget rescue materializes.
March 1, 2017

Code Switch

HBCUs Graduate More Poor Black Students Than White Colleges

Just one percent of non-HBCUs serve as high a percentage of low-income students as HBCUs.
March 1, 2017

Curious City

Where Do Chicago’s Homeless Go In The Winter?

Coffee shops, hospital waiting rooms and train cars are a few of the places Chicago’s homeless go to escape the cold.
February 26, 2017

WBEZ News

Holy Alliances: How One School Company Learned The Chicago Way

A savvy company came in, partnered with city pastors and raked in $50 million in school deals, becoming one of CPS' biggest vendors.
February 27, 2017

WBEZ Presents

Black Homeownership: The Promise and The Pitfalls

Buying a home is part of the American dream, but African-Americans face extra risks, as WBEZ's Natalie Moore learned firsthand.
February 24, 2017

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