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Nerdette's Finest

Going on a roadtrip? Here's a totally subjective list of Nerdette podcast's greatest episodes.
May 24, 2018
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Chicago Police Arrests Dozens In Pre-Memorial Day Raids

The raids come as more than 1,000 extra officers are set to hit the streets to help stem violence during the long weekend.
May 25, 2018
The newest book from Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Meacham, seen here in 2015, highlights some of the more divisive moments in American history. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Morning Shift

Think Things Are Bad Under Trump? Historian Says Think Again

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham’s new book argues “we are not at the absolute worst moment in the life of the republic.”
May 25, 2018
Bartlett High School is one of 57 schools in District U-46, the state’s second largest school district after Chicago. Teachers in the district rejected a new contract on Thursday that would have radically changed how teachers are compensated.


Elgin Teachers Roundly Reject Novel Contract

U-46’s new teacher contract would have boosted pay for beginning teachers and let ambitious teachers move more quickly toward top salaries.
May 25, 2018
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Curious City

Putting A Spotlight On Chicago’s LED Streetlights

Do LED lights cause cancer? Can they really reduce crime? One kid is so concerned about LED streetlights that he called Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
May 19, 2018
A legendary Jazz Age mural in the onetime Sunset Cafe building is on full-time public display in a store at 315 E. 35th Street.

Morning Shift

What's That Building? The Sunset Cafe Mural

This Bronzeville mural was once the backdrop for performances by jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie.
May 24, 2018
Dolores French poses with her husband, Richard. Dolores was found dead of Legionnaires' disease in her room at the Quincy veterans' home during the first outbreak in 2015.


Records Show Quincy Home Couldn't Find Woman Who Later Died Of Legionnaires’

Was Dolores French dead for two days before the Rauner administration found her? A coroner says yes, the state says no.
May 18, 2018
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Inspector General: End Public School Perk For Chicago’s Wealthiest

Chicago Public Schools’ inspector general calls on the school district to end free preschool for students from the richest area in the city.
May 23, 2018

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