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Are Chicago Public Schools The Worst In The State?

Try this pop quiz: Where on average do students do better — in Chicago or the rest of Illinois? The answer might surprise you: Chicago.
June 29, 2017
The Trump administration is expected to outline how it will implement its modified travel ban on people from six majority-Muslim nations.


Trump Travel Ban Could Be Implemented Thursday

The administration is expected to outline how the limited travel ban will work, following the Supreme Court's lifting of stays blocking t...
June 28, 2017
Donald Trump meets with Chicago Cubs at White House


Trump Meets With Cubs At White House

Joe Maddon said he went to the White House out of respect for the Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs and donated to Trump's campaign.
June 28, 2017
Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan


Illinois Lawmakers Scramble To Approve Budget By Saturday

Lawmakers face a deadline of Friday for agreeing to a budget before a new fiscal year begins Saturday.
June 28, 2017
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LA City Council OKs Plans For George Lucas Museum Once Slated For Chicago

The "Star Wars" director took his museum to Los Angeles after plans for a Chicago museum were challenged by preservationists.
June 28, 2017
Kids chatting in two languages


I Am Learning Inglés: A Dual-Language Comic

In a dual-language classroom, sometimes you're the student and sometimes you're the teacher. Here's what it's like for 6-year-old Merari.
June 28, 2017
Employees at a store in Kiev, Ukraine, read a ransomware demand for $300 in bitcoin to free files encrypted by the Petya software virus. The malicious program has spread to dozens of countries.


'Petya' Ransomware Hits At Least 65 Countries

An updated version of the malware has the ability to worm through computer networks and spread itself.
June 28, 2017
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Morning Shift

The Chicago Dyke March, The Star Of David, And A Whole Lot Of Questions

Three women holding a rainbow flag with a Star of David were ejected from the Dyke March, revealing splinters in the LGBTQ community.
June 27, 2017
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Curious City

Could The River Otter Call Chicago's Loop Home?

Forty years ago, it would have been nearly impossible to find an otter in Illinois, never mind Chicago. Today, could they be here to stay?
June 25, 2017
West suburban medical center in Oak Park

Every Other Hour

In One Community Hospital, Shooting Victims Walk Right In

Dr. Kip Adrian at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park says he sees shooting victims “carried in” year round.
June 24, 2017
Jill Tarter


Jill Tarter On A Life Spent Searching For Extraterrestrials

Jill Tarter talks about Carl Sagan basing a novel on her career and why it’s important to listen to the universe.
June 23, 2017
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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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