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New Lawsuit Accuses Imprisoned Hastert Of Sex Assault

An Illinois man accuses Dennis Hastert in a new lawsuit of sexually assaulting him in bathroom stall when he was a fourth-grader, at least the fifth such allegation against the former House speaker who will soon be released from prison in a hush-money case.
May 28, 2017

Curious City

Building Skyscrapers on Chicago's Swampy Soil

Engineers once compared Chicago's soggy soil to jelly cake. How did they build a forest of skyscrapers on it?
May 28, 2017

NPR

As Trump Lifestyle Takes Toll On Secret Service, Lawmakers Try To Give Extra Support

A House committee has approved a measure allowing the Service to spend more to protect the president's many homes, and Trump's proposed b...
May 28, 2017

Worldview Podcast

Spotlight: Women Heroes Of The Honduran Resistance

Honduras is considered the most deadly country in the world for environmental activists, but that’s not holding many women back.
May 27, 2017

WBEZ News

DCFS Enumerates Failures In Report On Baby Death

A month after a 17 month-old child was found dead in her family’s home, DCFS has issued a scathing review of how they missed opportunitie...
May 27, 2017

WBEZ News

When Playing Outside Is Considered A Protest

Students at a West Side grammar school did something this week they rarely do because of Chicago’s gun violence: they played outside.
May 26, 2017

NPR

Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison

Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees. But they're proposing different solutions, because the...
May 27, 2017

Nerdette

Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Sean Gunn Loves Math, Cats, and Rap

Gunn is known for his roles on 'Gilmore Girls' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' but there was a time when he considered being a mathematician.
May 26, 2017

Morning Shift

Chicago Police Adds 1,000 More Officers For Memorial Day Weekend

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says hundreds of more officers will be out during what has historically been a violent weekend.
May 26, 2017

All Things Considered

As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives

In Illinois, nursing home evictions have more than doubled in the last five years for which data is available.
May 26, 2017

WBEZ News

Offline And On Paper: Chicago Teens Make Zines In An Ephemeral World

In a world where kids can publish anything online at any time, making 30 zines by hand and sharing them is surprisingly alluring.
May 26, 2017

WBEZ News

Chicago Inmates Can Order Fancy Italian Pizza Made In Jail

At the Cook County Jail, inmates bake a couple hundred pizzas a week in a $16,000 oven and deliver them piping hot to the cells.
May 26, 2017

Curious City

Why Do Chicago Aldermen Always Vote For What The Mayor Wants?

Most aldermen almost always vote with the mayor, but that's starting to change.
May 21, 2017

WBEZ News

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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