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The Primary Race That’s Almost Guaranteed To Hit Your Bottom Line

One of the nastiest campaigns in 2018 is for a bureaucratic office you might not know about. But take heed: it’ll hit your wallet.
February 21, 2018
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Making Obama

You Don’t Say No To Barack

Former President Barack Obama won his first political seat in 1996. Hear what he had to learn, and the conflicts he faced, to get there.
February 21, 2018
John Hope High School at 5515 S. Lowe Ave. in Chicago is one of four Englewood area high schools slated to close over the next three years.


Dashed Hope: How A Once Proud Chicago High School Hollowed Out

Hope High School fell fast and hard. A vote to phase out the former Englewood gem, along with other schools, is expected this month.
February 20, 2018
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The Trouble


To turn around some of Detroit’s most troubled public schools, KC cut legal corners. She ended up in prison. Do the ends justify the means?
February 21, 2018
Illinois Sen. William Haine speaks at a committee hearing Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at the state Capital in Springfield, Ill. Haine criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner Tuesday over the Legionnaires' disease crisis at the Quincy veterans home, saying the Republican’s administration has been sitting on viable options for more than a year and officials "need to make a decision and get it done.


Lawmaker Rips Rauner On Legionnaires' Response At Vets' Home

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced late Tuesday that another case has been diagnosed, the fourth in a week.
February 20, 2018
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Curious City

Get A Piece Of This: 9 Chicago Pizza Mysteries Solved

Why are some pizzas cut into squares? What’s the origin of the Pizza Puff? We dish deep on nine questions you kneaded to know.
February 18, 2018
Ilene Chaiken is a writer and television producer best known for her work as an executive producer for Fox's 'Empire' and Hulu's 'Handmaid's Tale,' and for co-creating Showtime's 'The L Word.'


From ‘Empire’ To ‘The L Word,’ How A Creative Boss Gets It Done

Ilene Chaiken is an executive producer of TV shows that bring minority voices to the mainstream. Here’s how she does it.
February 16, 2018

WBEZ Presents

Making Obama

The story of former President Barack Obama's journey from Chicago to the national stage — from advisers, rivals, and Obama himself.
January 19, 2018
From left, ice hockey player and Sochi silver medalist Kendall Coyne of Palos Heights, bobsledder and Sochi bronze medalist Aja Evans of Chicago, and ski jumper Michael Glasder of Cary who is competing in his first Olympics. (AP Photos by Nam Y. Huh, Rick Bowmer, and Matthias Schrader)


Every Illinois Olympian And When They’re Competing

There are a dozen Winter Olympians from Illinois. Here’s all of them, and when to watch them compete.
February 7, 2018

Editor’s List

What's That Building?

Peek inside some of Chicago's most beautiful, mysterious and story-filled buildings.
March 30, 2017
A pedestrian in Englewood had to walk on unplowed streets on Sunday after a weekend of winter storms blanketed Chicago in over a foot of snow.


When It Snows, Chicago Police Ticket Minority Communities More

South Side neighborhoods get hit with a disproportionate number of winter-related tickets, a WBEZ data analysis finds.
February 12, 2018
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Tune In To Our Democratic Gubernatorial Forum

We're hosting a forum for the Democratic gubernatorial candidates on March 1. Learn more about where you can tune in.
February 12, 2018

Elections 2018

Your Guide To Illinois’ 2018 Elections

Stay up to date on the biggest Illinois and Chicago election news ahead of the March primary.
February 2, 2018

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