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Trump’s First 100 Days: The View From Chicago

The impact of President Donald Trump's first 100 days can be felt in Illinois, from immigration to criminal justice to healthcare.
April 28, 2017

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How Court Ruling In CPS Suit Might Not Answer Questions Over School Year

CPS is threatening to end school three weeks early if a Cook County judge dismisses a civil rights lawsuit against the state on Friday.
April 28, 2017

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Corrupt Former CPS Chief To Be Sentenced

Barbara Byrd-Bennett was tapped to lead Chicago Public Schools and help build community trust. In the end, she accomplished the opposite.
April 28, 2017

Nerdette

Neil deGrasse Tyson Wants You To Put Down Your iPhone

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell talk about ‘Hidden Figures,’ smartphone apps and how war fuels space exploration.
April 28, 2017

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Second Man Charged In Judge’s Shooting Death

A second man has been charged with murder in the April 10 shooting death of a Cook County judge, authorities said.
April 27, 2017

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Attempted Rape Shows Community-Police Divide In Lawndale

City officials say police need to improve relations with the community. Tatierra’s story illustrates why they aren't getting better.
April 27, 2017

Morning Shift

Comedy And Journalism With W. Kamau Bell

Because he hosts a show on CNN, the comedian says it automatically feels like journalism. “That’s OK as long as I still get to be me.”
April 27, 2017

NPR

Trump's Tweets On Court Blocking 'Sanctuary City' Order: 5 Facts To Know

Trump called out the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, but the recent ruling on withholding federal grants was made by a district court judge.
April 26, 2017

Jim DeRogatis

A Bounty Of Musical Readings And Other Mischief From Quimby’s

Chicago’s venerable bastion of left-field literature has a couple of notable music-related events coming up.
April 27, 2017

WBEZ News

Few College Counselors At CPS Add Uncertainty To Post-Grad Push

The district’s high counselor-to-student ratio comes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants every student to graduate with post-high school plans.
April 26, 2017

Curious City

The Nazis' Neighborhood

For decades, Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood served as the local headquarters for the National Socialist Party of America.
April 23, 2017

Morning Edition

Trump Administration Wants North Korea At Negotiating Table On Nuclear Weapons

Secretary of State Tillerson tells NPR Kim Jong Un has to show up willing to talk about giving up the arms: "We do not seek a collapse of [his] regime. ... We seek a denuclearized Korean peninsula."
April 28, 2017

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