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Curious City

Where Does Chicago's Yard Waste Really End Up?

More residents are calling for leaf and yard waste pickup, but collection numbers have dropped. What gives?
October 15, 2017
Trevor Noah poses for a portrait in July 2015 before taking over for Jon Stewart following his 16-year run as host of "The Daily Show." (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Morning Shift

Trevor Noah Talks Trump, Stewart Ahead Of Chicago Telecasts

On Monday, ‘The Daily Show’ begins a week’s worth of episodes broadcast from Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre.
October 16, 2017
Somali soldiers patrol on the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the center of Mogadishu, on Oct. 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Oct. 14, 2017, causing widespread devastation


Bombing In Somalia Kills Hundreds; Death Toll Expected To Rise

Officials caution the death toll would continue to rise from the nation's worst-ever attack.
October 16, 2017

Editor’s List

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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Every Other Hour

When The Rigid Justice System Gives A Bit

Aaron Taylor's life was almost derailed for having a gun. But his story doesn't end with him sitting in prison.
October 11, 2017
Brooke and Mulgrew


Star Trek With Brooke Gladstone And Captain Janeway

Strap in because this ‘Nerdette’ is all ‘Star Trek,’ discussing our favorite characters, series and episodes.
October 13, 2017
Members of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park, Ill., at a "Mitzvah Day" earlier this year, a day when families participated in projects to help others.

All Things Considered

Chicago's Jewish Community Unites To Be More Inclusive Of People With Disabilities

An ambitious effort in Chicago is part of a nation-wide movement to help synagogues be more welcoming.
October 16, 2017
In an It spoof, Kate McKinnon returns as Kellyanne Conway-turned-Pennywise, this time haunting Anderson Cooper to get some airtime.


'SNL' Goes After 'Well-Dressed Skin Tag' Weinstein, Stages Pence Walkouts

Elsewhere, Kate McKinnon revived Kellyanne Conway as an eerie Pennywise from It.
October 16, 2017
Former adviser to President Donald Trump and executive chairman of Breitbart News Steve Bannon speaks at a campaign event for Republican candidate for the Senate in Alabama Roy Moore on September 25, 2017, in Fairhope, Ala.


Bannon: 'It's A Season Of War Against The GOP Establishment'

Steve Bannon came to the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., to detail the holy war he intends to wage against Republicans.
October 15, 2017
Chicago Public Schools, pre-school, Susie An/WBEZ


CPS Pre-K Glitches Make For Frustrating Start To School Year

Teachers and parents blame empty seats and long waiting lists on a complicated enrollment process and poor communication.
October 10, 2017
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Chicago Adds 376 Cops, 594 To Go

In a heavily promoted speech last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised to expand the police department by 970 officers by the end of 2018.
October 11, 2017
Image of guns lying on a table

Every Other Hour

How Chicago Gets Its Guns

It’s not big trafficking rings. It’s mostly little guys, and authorities will go far to stop them.
October 10, 2017

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