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Adults With Autism Thrive At EY’s Neurodiversity Program In Chicago

Morning Shift

EY's Chicago Office Hires Often Overlooked 'Neurodiverse' Workers

The Neurodiversity Center of Excellence launched in January at the Chicago office of EY, formerly known as Ernst & Young.
Supporters gathered at O'Hare Airport Thursday and made signs calling for the release of three American citizen girls who were detained by customs and border protection officials for more than 12 hours.

WBEZ News

Detention Of Children At O’Hare Sparks Rapid Response

Activists quickly mobilized to notify elected officials, alert the media and to arrive at O’Hare Airport in support of an immigrant family.
A boat sails on Lake Michigan Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Chicago.

WBEZ News

Officials Mull Solutions To Dangerous Conditions For Lake Michigan Boaters

But it’s unclear which federal, state or city agencies are responsible for implementing a solution to keep boaters safe.
On July 18, a bulldozer clears what is left of the strip of storefronts on 58th Street that housed Assata’s Daughters.

WBEZ News

After Fire, Assata’s Daughters Seeks New Headquarters

After the city demolished its fire-damaged headquarters this month, Assata’s Daughters hopes to find another home in Washington Park.
Georges Méliès' 1902 film, A Trip to the Moon, was the first motion picture to visit the moon — and one of the first films with a plot.

NPR

Hollywood Shoots The Moon: 117 Years Of Lunar Landings At The Movies

Motion pictures went to the moon long before Apollo 11 did, and they keep going back.
Hulu is reviving "Veronica Mars" for an eight-episode run on July 26. (AP Photo/UPN, Scott Garfield/ 2004 Warner Bros.)

Nerdette

Watch These TV Shows This Summer

Is summer a great time for watching TV? Heck yeah it is.
Nick Hnatiw and Rachel Parsons spoke to each other at the StoryCorps booth in Chicago.

StoryCorps Chicago

StoryCorps Chicago: ‘Love Is Love’

Rachel Parsons talks with her husband, Nick, about identifying as a queer woman.
Laquan McDonald

WBEZ News

4 Chicago Police Officers Fired In Alleged Cover-up For Jason Van Dyke

Years after the imprisoned Chicago cop shot Laquan McDonald, the city dismisses four veteran officers for false reports about the shooting.
The Chicago area's oldest airport building is the historic Ford Hanger in Lansing, Illinois. It was designed by Albert Kahn for Henry Ford in 1924. (Jason Marck/WBEZ)

Morning Shift

What’s That Building? Suburban Lansing's Place In Aviation History

In the 1920s, Albert Kahn designed up an airplane hangar that would become a blueprint for airport architecture today.
Lori Lightfoot

WBEZ News

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Acknowledges Fumble On Casino Announcement

“We will own it,” Lightfoot says of the backlash from some aldermen.
A billboard advertises CountyCare, the Cook County health system's Medicaid business.

WBEZ News

Cook County Health Debuts An Ambitious Roadmap

The county-run health system’s strategic plan includes becoming the go-to medical provider for the county’s roughly 22,000 workers.
go down moses 5

WBEZ News

Teju Cole Debuts First Major Curatorial Project At MoCP

The author, photographer and Harvard professor’s exhibit is a discussion about freedom — and the chaos and mayhem that can accompany it.
A woman holds a bag of frozen breast milk.

WBEZ News

Small Change In Illinois Prisons A Big Deal For Some New Moms Behind Bars

For a mother who gave birth inside an Illinois prison, every chance to bond with her son was important.

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