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A close up view of a partial lead service line replacement, which shows an old lead pipe connected to a new copper pipe

WBEZ News

Chicago’s Way Of Replacing Broken Pipes Can Increase Lead In Your Drinking Water

And you might not know the procedure was done in the first place.
Lightfoot, who is now running for Chicago mayor, was blamed by a court for the city’s failure to turn over evidence after a 2004 blaze that killed four kids.

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Lightfoot’s ‘Lax’ Response To Fatal Fire Led To Sanctions By Judge

Lori Lightfoot, who’s running for Chicago mayor, was blamed for city’s failure to turn over evidence after 2004 blaze that killed four kids.
Illinois State Police

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More Than 500 Murder Cases Await DNA Testing In Chicago

State police say there are 527 homicide cases awaiting testing at the Forensic Science Center in Chicago.
Quincy Veterans Home

WBEZ News

Audit Criticizes Rauner’s Handling Of Vets’ Home Legionnaires’ Outbreaks

The report says state officials didn’t do enough to notify residents and staff, and didn’t initially comprehend the severity of the crisis.
President Donald Trump is shown in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019.

WBEZ News

Illinois Dems Set Electoral Trap For Trump Over Income Taxes

The measure would make presidential candidates release five years of tax returns to get on the ballot – something Trump has refused to do.
Hancock Center Thumbnail 2

Curious City

These Design Ideas Turned ‘The Hancock Center’ Into An Icon

Bruce Graham and Fazlur Kahn changed the way architects and engineers thought about the structure of the modern skyscraper.
Razor wire lines a walkway at an Illinois prison on Dec. 22, 2009.

WBEZ News

Family Suing After Alleged Prison Beating Death

According to coroners records, Larry Earvin died after an “altercation” with prison staff. He had 15 rib fractures and multiple hemorrhages.
Ald. Ameya Pawar, shown here in 2017, says he believes a public bank would "advance real social and racial and economic justice."

Morning Shift

Treasurer Candidate Ameya Pawar Wants To Build A Public Bank

The 47th Ward alderman says he wants to tackle income inequality in the city by building a public bank.
Riveria case

WBEZ News

Police: Man Shot At First Hispanic He Saw

The Chicago Police Department is pursuing possible hate crime charges in shooting of off-duty officer, according to Superintendent Johnson.
Lindy West

Nerdette

Lindy West Subverts A TV Trope

“Usually what we get are weight loss narratives and makeover narratives," West tells Nerdette. "You deserve a life that's bigger than that."

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