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Parents and teachers speak out about problems with special education at a rally in May 2017 on the South Side.

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State: Chicago ‘Delayed and Denied' Special Ed Services For Kids

An inquiry by the Illinois State Board of Education into Chicago’s recent overhaul of special education found “systemic problems.”
April 18, 2018
State Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, speaks at a news conference at the Illinois State Capitol. Raoul, who is also the Democratic candidate for attorney general, is among lawmakers who say they'll push for stricter mandates around reviews of police shootings in Cook County suburbs.

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Lawmakers Seek Broader Reviews Of Suburban Police Shootings

Leading black lawmakers in Illinois are vowing a push to mandate procedural reviews of police shootings in Cook County suburbs.
April 19, 2018
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, seen here in February on Capitol Hill, announced the birth of a daughter, making her the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.

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After Lawmaker Gives Birth, Senate Allows Infants In For Votes

The U.S. Senate changed its rules after Sen. Tammy Duckworth became the first senator to give birth in office last week.
April 18, 2018

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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
R. Kelly, performing on November 21, 2012 in New York City. The lawyer of a woman accusing Kelly of assault held a press conference on April 18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, to announce he would be filing a federal civil complaint would be filed against the singer.

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Citing 'Pattern Of Abuse' By R. Kelly, Dallas Woman Delivers Evidence To Police

Attorney Lee Merritt, on behalf of his anonymous 20-year-old client, held a press conference during which he accused the singer of abusin...
April 19, 2018
On Tuesday we lost a colleague. Carl Kasell (left) was an NPR newscaster for decades and then became judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! He died from complications of Alzheimer's disease at age 84. Wait Wait host Peter Sagal (right) says he loved how much Carl enjoyed himself. NPR

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Peter Sagal: Carl Kasell 'Was Kind Down To His Bones'

In the 16 years they worked together, Peter Sagal can't remember the longtime NPR newscaster having a sharp word for anyone. Ever.
April 17, 2018
Tow Truck West Side Impound Lot

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The Dubious Finances Of Chicago’s Winter Parking Ban

No snow, yes tow: WBEZ analysis highlights the dubious finances of Chicago’s overnight winter parking ban.
April 16, 2018
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Gay Illinois Teacher Sparks Debate With Tolerance Talk

When an Elgin teacher received flowers from his husband, he discussed the topic of acceptance with some students who reacted negatively.
April 19, 2018
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The Lakeview Lizard Mound

A Curious City fan asked us about an odd detail on an old Chicago map. Was it really a Native American burial mound?
April 14, 2018
Quincy Veterans Home

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Illinois Report Alludes To More Legionnaires’ Cases At Quincy Home

The report says there is the possibility that spikes in pneumonia in 2006 and 2008 could have been related to Legionnaires’.
April 16, 2018
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Obama BONUS: The Decision

In 2007, Barack Obama announced his presidential run. Hear how he came to that decision in this ‘Making Obama’ extra.
April 10, 2018

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WBEZ’s 10th Annual Chicago Chef Battle

Ten years. Ten chefs. Ten stories.
March 13, 2018

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