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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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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.


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.
Some of the world’s best softball players are competing in Rosemont, Ill., this weekend. Surrounding the championship series are conversations about the support given to women’s professional softball.


Chicago Bandits Fight To Be National Pro Fastpitch Champions

Surrounding the championship series are conversations about the support given to women’s professional softball.
An envelope is shown as part of a test run of the 2020 Census. Illinois has set aside more than $20 million to get the word out about next year’s census, but local groups say they see problems with the process of doling out the funds.


Process To Spend $20 Million For Census Outreach In Illinois Raises Concerns

A coalition of 50 groups interested in performing census outreach in Illinois say the state’s process to fund that work is confusing.
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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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Cook County Democratic Party Makes Its Pick For Circuit Court Clerk

Michael Cabonargi is currently a commissioner on the county’s Board of Review.
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Illinois State Senator Pleads Not Guilty To Embezzlement Charges

Illinois state Sen. Tom Cullerton pleaded not guilty today on charges of embezzling more than $274,000 from the Teamsters.
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Artists, Organizations Envision Justice In New Exhibit

The exhibition is part of an Illinois Humanities initiative to engage communities across Chicago in a discussion about mass incarceration.
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Chicagoans Mourn Victims Of El Paso Mass Shooting At Candlelight Vigil

“Harm against one of us is harm against all of us,” vigil attendees chanted while holding candles and Mexican flags Thursday evening.
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Matt Muse Examines All Forms Of Love On New EP

On his new EP 'Love and Nappyness,' Chicago hip-hop artist Matt Muse examines the various ways love appears in his life.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Receive University Of Chicago Honor

The U.S. Supreme Court justice is scheduled to come to Chicago on Sept. 9 to receive the university’s 2019 Harris Dean’s Award.
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Changing Classrooms: ‘I’ve Never Had A Class With An African American Teacher’

Schools across the region are enrolling more students of color. Some with largely white teachers are taking a serious look at how they te...

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