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Protesters rally against President Donald Trump during the Women's March on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Chicago.


Three Chicago Women On Why They’re Marching

Three people attending the Women’s March bring different points of view, but share the same goal.
January 19, 2018
Samantha Power, then a nominee to be the Obama administration's United Nations Ambassador, finishes speaking in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

Morning Shift

‘The Final Year’: An Inside Look At President Obama’s Foreign Policy

A new documentary offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how the Obama administration handled global threats and challenges.
January 19, 2018
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart speaks at a news conference in Chicago, Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Sheriff Offers To Help Review Police Shootings In Suburban Cook County

In response to a WBEZ/BGA investigation, the Cook County sheriff has offered to help review police shootings in the suburbs.
January 18, 2018
Acting CEO Janice Jackson at a CPS Board of Education meeting in August 2017.


Chicago Schools Chief: Cost A Driver In Special Ed Overhaul

The schools chief told state lawmakers it would be ‘a lie if I said that we were not looking for ways to save money.’
January 19, 2018
Daniel Biss

Morning Shift

State Sen. Daniel Biss: ‘Our State Is Not Working For Most People’

Illinois gubernatorial hopeful Daniel Biss says he has comprehensive plans to make Illinois work for low-income and middle-class families.
January 18, 2018
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Explore The Data: 113 Police Shootings In Cook County Suburbs

See the documents that were the basis of a WBEZ/Better Government Association investigation into police accountability.
January 11, 2018
Activists outside the City Hall on Oct.10, 2017, protesting the Chicago Police Department's so-called gang database and the city of Chicago's plans for a $95 million training facility for police and fire recruits.


Young Activists Of Color Say Chicago Police Reform Efforts Fall Short

A year after the DOJ said Chicago police victimize young people of color, activists have joined to push their own solutions.
January 11, 2018
McDonald's Hamburger U

Morning Shift

What's That Building? McDonald's Oak Brook Headquarters

Take a look at McDonald’s university-like campus before it leaves its Oak Brook home and heads back to the city.
January 18, 2018
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Curious City

Why Aren't There More Statues Of Women In Chicago?

Statues of historic men can be found throughout Chicago’s parks and plazas. But one Curious Citizen wonders, "Where are all the women?"
January 13, 2018
Dr. Kathy Tossas-Milligan (left), an epidemiologist with the University of Illinois​ at Chicago, interviews Yolanda Flowers as part of a pilot project to study the high infant mortality rate in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. (Miles Bryan/WBEZ)


A Poor Neighborhood In Chicago Looks To Cuba To Fight Infant Mortality

Health professionals from Cuba—a country that does a good job keeping babies healthy on a tight budget—helped out their peers in Chicago.
January 15, 2018
Illustration of tools used by police laid out in an organized fashion, guns highlighted in blue


How Cops Escape Discipline For Shootings In Suburban Chicago

There have been at least 113 police shootings in suburban Cook County since 2005. Not officer lost his or her job or faced criminal charges.
January 8, 2018

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Making Oprah

The inside story of a TV revolution.
November 10, 2016

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