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Life Lessons From Loyola’s Sister Jean On Her 100th Birthday

WBEZ asked Sister Jean for some advice on everything from sleep habits and accepting praise to tips for staying happy and feeling young.
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Chicago Housing Authority CEO Eugene Jones Resigns

The longest-serving CHA CEO in more than a decade, Eugene Jones steps down abruptly after more than four years on the job.
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Report: Bullying Pervasive In Illinois House Speaker Madigan’s Office

A new report details a culture of bullying and sexual harassment within Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s office.
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Daily Rundown

Your Wednesday News Rundown

Today we look at recent news about lead in Chicago's water, fires in the Amazon, and advice from Sister Jean on her 100th birthday.


Social Media Drives Kids — And Police — To Downtown Chicago

With little to do in their neighborhoods, West and South side teens head downtown. Online invites circulate, drawing teens and police.
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Report: Running Chicago Taps Only 3 Minutes Can Make Lead Problem Worse

Researchers tested more than 200 homes, but city officials say Chicago meets “U.S. EPA standards."
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A Chicago Teachers Strike Is Looming: Explore The Issues

The Chicago Teachers Union is ready to strike as early as Sept. 26 if no deal is reached. WBEZ highlights issues that divide the two sides.
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Rats! The Science And Stories Behind Chicago’s Most Unwanted Pests

To explore the mysteries of Chicago’s rodents, Curious City took a rat safari, interviewed experts and turned your stories into a zine.
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Planned Parenthood Of Illinois CEO On Withdrawing From Title X Funds

Planned Parenthood will refuse Title X funds due to a new federal rule restricting abortion referrals.
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5 Things To Know About Chicago Public Schools’ Budget

A good news budget includes repairs across the city, but also pain for schools losing students and major debt for the school district.


Subpoena Issued For Campaign Records In 13th Ward Aldermanic Race

A Cook County grand jury issued a subpoena into the petition challenge of a failed aldermanic candidate against Ald. Marty Quinn.
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StoryCorps Chicago

StoryCorps Chicago: 'I Have A Right To Be Heard'

Amy Sheffield only recently had the courage to come out. At StoryCorps in Chicago, she spoke about her journey toward self-acceptance.

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