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Who Supports Stricter Punishment For Illinois’ Repeat Gun Offenders

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has found an unusual ally in his push for stricter gun laws — Republican House Minority Leader Jim Durkin.
May 23, 2017

WBEZ News

How Would Trump’s Budget Affect Illinois?

The cuts won't be deeper in Illinois, but residents could be hit especially hard because of the state's budget impasse.
May 23, 2017

NPR

'He Is Something': Trump Visits Pope Francis At The Vatican

Wednesday's meeting, which focused on pursuing peace, comes a year after the pope suggested Trump "is not Christian."
May 24, 2017

NPR

What Does It Mean When ISIS Claims Responsibility For An Attack?

Is the claim credible or just an empty assertion, and if it's true, what does "responsibility" actually entail?
May 24, 2017

WBEZ News

Locker Room Debate To Continue After Transgender Student Graduates

The transgender student at the center of a locker room battle is set to graduate from her Palatine school, but a suit over access continues.
May 23, 2017

Curious City

Why Do Chicago Aldermen Always Vote For What The Mayor Wants?

Most aldermen almost always vote with the mayor, but that's starting to change.
May 21, 2017

WBEZ News

Illinois Senate Approves Tax Hike, $37B Budget Plan

The bill would increase the personal income tax from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent and apply a sales tax to services for the first time.
May 23, 2017

Every Other Hour

When Shooting Feels ‘Like A Drug’

A middle-aged man says he’s done a lot of “evil” things, and feels he has to carry a gun to protect himself.
May 22, 2017

NPR

Why The Russia Investigation Matters And Why You Should Care

Questions to three respected military, law enforcement and intelligence officials revealed why it's important to get answers to Russia's ...
May 24, 2017

Nerdette

Jane the Virgin’s Jaime Camil Loves His Cast, Broadway, And Ancient Aliens

Jane The Virgin’s Jaime Camil discusses what makes the telenovela-style comedy so relatable and how it’s changing TV.
May 19, 2017

Jim DeRogatis

50 Chicago Artists Who Changed Popular Music — Playlist

From Otis Rush to Chance the Rapper, here is a recap (and playlist) of Jim DeRogatis' 50 artists who changed Chicago music.
May 22, 2017

WBEZ News

Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017

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