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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

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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

NPR

In Their Own Words: The 'Water Protectors' Of Standing Rock

Here are the stories and portraits of some of those who joined the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
December 12, 2016

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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

Former White Supremacists Help Others Leave Hate Groups

A Chicago-based organization that helps people leave white extremist groups could lose funding under President Donald Trump.
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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