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Illinois Primary Election Results

Click here to see the results of today's election, which includes the Democratic and GOP primaries for governor.
March 20, 2018
Democratic candidate for Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker takes his podium position before a televised forum Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Chicago.


Pritzker Wins, Rauner Leads In Illinois Governor Primaries

J.B. Pritzker won the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor, advancing to what could be the most expensive governor's race in history.
March 20, 2018
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Democrats Pick Garcia To Succeed Rep. Gutierrez

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will face Republican candidate Mark Lorch of Riverside in November.
March 20, 2018
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Your Crib Sheet For Illinois’ March 20 Primary Elections

Still deciding on who to vote for in the March 20 primary? Here’s the skinny on the most important races in the Chicago area.
March 12, 2018
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Making Obama

Yes We Can!

Barack Obama burst onto the national stage during his U.S. Senate run. Hear how ambition and luck propelled him to Washington.
March 15, 2018
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Curious City

Is It Actually Harder To Predict Weather In Chicago?

Beach weather one day and freezing rain the next: Chicago weather can be unpredictable, but how do we compare to other cities?
March 17, 2018
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Illinois’ 4th Congressional District: Fight For The ‘Latino Earmuffs’

As firebrand immigration reform advocate Luis Gutierrez steps away, voters say immigration is still a top issue.
March 19, 2018
Candidate yard signs shown outside the 4th Ward early voting site.


What’s A Democratic Ward Organization?

These obscure groups recently got a lot of attention in the Democratic race for governor. What makes them so important in elections?
March 19, 2018
Tomi Adeyemi's ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ came out earlier this month, more than a year after the movie rights were sold to Fox 2000. (Photo by Elena Seibert/Cover art courtesy of Henry Holt and Co. publishing)


Need A New Read? How About ‘Black Panther With Magic’

The ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ author says she was motivated in part by racist online comments made about ‘The Hunger Games’ films.
March 16, 2018
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Curious City

What Historical Treasures Are Housed In Chicago Public Libraries?

These seven “treasures” bear witness to Chicago history, from the Civil War to the election of the first African-American mayor of Chicago.
March 11, 2018
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The Trouble


Jamie obsesses over everything. And it is taking over her life. This week, what it’s like to live with OCD.
March 14, 2018

WBEZ Presents

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

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