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Illinois’ Key Role In The Dakota Access Pipeline

The battle over the controversial pipeline may feel far away in the West, but Illinois officials played an important role in its approval.
February 22, 2017

WBEZ News

Illinois Budget Impasse Jeopardizes 260 NEIU Student Jobs

A new state rule requires state colleges to lay off student workers before full-time employees are ordered to take furlough days.
February 22, 2017

WBEZ News

State To Change How It Distributes Money After Urban League Suit

The state Board of Ed approved a settlement and will devise a way to distribute money when state funding falls short.
February 22, 2017

NPR

Astronomers Find 7 Earth-Sized Planets Around A Nearby Star

Some of the planets could be home to liquid water, but it remains unclear whether life could exist on such strange worlds.
February 22, 2017

WBEZ News

Immigrants Change Up Their Routines, Brace For Arrest

Immigrants in the Chicago area have said they are scared to drive, and some are even wary about taking public transit.
February 22, 2017

Fresh Air

'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters' Is A Dazzling, Graphic Novel Tour-De-Force

Set amid the political swirl of late '60s Chicago, Emil Ferris' graphic novel debut reflects on race, class, gender and the holocaust.
February 22, 2017

Worldview

Global Notes: Tony Sarabia Counts Down Top New Releases

The 'Morning Shift' and 'Radio M' host dips into his new releases bag and pulls out sounds from Morocco to Nigeria.
February 22, 2017

WBEZ News

Chicago Cop With Long Complaint History Heads Busy Police District

Chicago Police Cmdr. James Sanchez has almost twice as many complaints as any other district commander.
February 21, 2017

WBEZ News

CPS Budget Problems 101

CPS' legal gambit to get more state funding through court action could create unintended consequences for the district and the state.
February 22, 2017

NPR

GOP Seeks Reduction In Health Law's 10 Essential Benefits

The woman set to run the CMS told senators maternity coverage should be optional in individual and small group plans.
February 22, 2017

NPR

'Out Of Gitmo': Released Guantanamo Detainee Struggles In His New Home

Are former detainees still a threat or just desperate to rebuild their lives?
February 21, 2017

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