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Broke Chicago Schools Find Millions For New Computer Software

Chicago’s Board of Education is set to approve a barebones budget on Wednesday, but it includes a big increase for education software.
August 23, 2016

WBEZ News

Chicago 'Bubble Zone' Ordinance Challenged

The Chicago ordinance creates a “bubble zone” around people going into healthcare facilities -- including abortion clinics.
August 23, 2016

NPR

Clinton Foundation To Drastically Shrink If Hillary Clinton Is Elected

The foundation would give up its most recognizable parts, including its major global health and wellness programs.
August 23, 2016

Editor’s List

The Playlist To Listen To If You're Planning A Graceful Exit

Over your job? Overstaying your welcome? Overtly looking for the door? Here are nine stories about making a graceful exit.
August 22, 2016

WBEZ News

How One Mom Is Building Community In Englewood

There's a group of moms that patrol the corner of 75th and Stewart every summer afternoon--grilling, playing music and watching kids play. But the owner of a nearby courtyard building wants them to move.
August 22, 2016

NPR

Mike Pence Got His Hair Cut At A Black Barbershop And This Happened

The barber wasn't quite sure who he was.
August 23, 2016

WBEZ News

Federal Judge: Doig Did Not Create Painting

Heralded artist Peter Doig was correct when he insisted that he didn't paint a landscape work, a federal judge in Chicago said.
August 23, 2016

WBEZ News

Assault At Illinois Prison Leads To Calls For Stricter Security Measures

Six guards were injured in an assault by five inmates that the union says was the culmination of a troubling trend of violence at Pontiac.
August 22, 2016

NPR

President Obama Tours Flood Destruction In Louisiana

Obama visited a neighborhood in East Baton Rouge Parish more than a week after flooding hit southeastern Louisiana.
August 23, 2016

NPR

The 50 Most Segregating School Borders In America

Detroit and Birmingham top a new, national list of school district boundaries that separate the Haves from the Have Nots.
August 23, 2016

Curious City

Why The 1992 Loop Flood Is The Most Chicago Story Ever

How clout, corruption, and construction without permits led to half the Loop being evacuated.
August 21, 2016

WBEZ News

It’s Bat Season. Some Of Them Have Rabies. Keep Cool And Call For Help.

Don’t get bit. And be glad you don’t live in Texas. Lots of rabid animals there.
August 22, 2016

Morning Edition

Americans Like Their Schools Just Fine — But Not Yours

Two new polls show contradictions and partisan divides in the public's opinion of education.
August 23, 2016

Morning Shift

Listener Comments: How To Make Biking Safer In Chicago

On yesterday's show, we talked about bike safety on our roads. Here are some of the messages we received after the story went to air.
August 23, 2016

Editor’s List

Heat Of The Moment

Climate change will alter the lives of everyone on earth. It’s changing how people live and eat. It’s reshaping national economies. It’s wiping out species. This is the story we are all living.
April 27, 2016

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