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Curious City

Is It Actually Harder To Predict Weather In Chicago?

Beach weather one day and freezing rain the next: Chicago weather can be unpredictable, but how do we compare to other cities?
March 17, 2018
Illinois Elections Podcast March 16

Illinois Elections 2018

A Feisty Debate, Offshore Accounts — And Some Side-Eye

The three leading Democrats in the race for governor met one last time ahead of Tuesday’s primary. They spent a lot of time on one topic.
March 16, 2018
Tomi Adeyemi's ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ came out earlier this month, more than a year after the movie rights were sold to Fox 2000. (Photo by Elena Seibert/Cover art courtesy of Henry Holt and Co. publishing)


Need A New Read? How About ‘Black Panther With Magic’

The ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ author says she was motivated in part by racist online comments made about ‘The Hunger Games’ films.
March 16, 2018
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Making Obama

Yes We Can!

Barack Obama burst onto the national stage during his U.S. Senate run. Hear how ambition and luck propelled him to Washington.
March 15, 2018
The Trouble Compulsion

The Trouble


Jamie obsesses over everything. And it is taking over her life. This week, what it’s like to live with OCD.
March 14, 2018
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Rauner: Replace Downstate VA Home With New ‘Ultra-Modern’ Facility

The governor’s plan come as his administration faces mounting criticism over how it handled a deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak at the home.
March 15, 2018
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Your Crib Sheet For Illinois’ March 20 Primary Elections

Still deciding on who to vote for in the March 20 primary? Here’s the skinny on the most important races in the Chicago area.
March 12, 2018
What's That Building

Morning Shift

What's That Building? A 19th-Century Greystone That’s Going Off The Grid

A Hyde Park house is being rehabbed to use only one-tenth of the energy of a house of the same size. Here’s how.
March 15, 2018
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Curious City

What Historical Treasures Are Housed In Chicago Public Libraries?

These seven “treasures” bear witness to Chicago history, from the Civil War to the election of the first African-American mayor of Chicago.
March 11, 2018
Jonathan Projansky's former apartment sits on 47th Street between Woodlawn and Greenwood in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood.


Could Rent Control Come To The Second City?

Some Chicago voters will find a question on their ballots about whether Illinois should lift its ban on rent control.
March 14, 2018

WBEZ Presents

Making Obama

The story of former President Barack Obama's journey from Chicago to the national stage — from advisers, rivals, and Obama himself.
January 19, 2018

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