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Aurora Victims


The 5 Lives Lost In The Aurora Shooting

These were the five men gunned down by a coworker Friday at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora.
Jussie Smollett


Smollett Attorneys Deny He Played Role In Attack

Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the "Empire" actor played a role in an assault on him last month.
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Curious City

From Mickey Mouse To Oprah: What Chicagoans Write In On Election Day

Election judges don’t usually count votes for cartoon mice or celebrities, but there was one exception. We took a peek.
A gunman opened fire inside an Aurora workplace Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers. Police say the gunman died in an exchange of fire with police who rushed to the scene.


Aurora Shooter Had An Illegal Gun

The Illinois man who killed five people at his workplace Friday had his firearm license revoked years ago. But he was able to keep his gun.
Ken Nordine


‘Word Jazz’ Creator And Host Ken Nordine Dies

Nordine died Saturday at the age of 98. His unparalleled baritone voice guided WBEZ listeners through "Word Jazz" for more than 40 years.
Chicago Public Schools is offering students with severe disabilities high school choices for the first time after prodding by parents and advocates but CPS says it won’t transport students long distances.


Advocates: Chicago Public Schools Offering Special Ed Families A Hollow Choice

CPS agrees to give students with severe disabilities high school choices for first time but won’t transport them long distances.
Tracy Drake is an archival specialist and the exhibit curator at Woodson Library. Drake said the branch is especially special to her because she did research from high school through graduate school there.


Library Exhibit Aims To Show Community Service Of Black Panther Party

‘All Power to the People: Celebrating the Legacy of the Illinois Black Panther Party’ opens Feb. 16 at Woodson Regional Library.
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After Price Hikes, Thousands In Chicago Are Without Water

Chicago's rising water costs caused over 150,000 water shutoffs since 2007, mostly in low-income, black and Latino neighborhoods.
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Which Chicago Mayoral Candidate Do You Agree With Most?

We sent the candidates yes or no questions. Now, you can answer them too — and compare the results.
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Part 4: The Tapes

The FBI recorded Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's phone calls for almost six weeks. What they heard shocked them.

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