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Julie Rodriguez works on homework with her son at their home this fall. After moving from the suburbs last year, Rodriguez says she has struggled to get her son the support he needs at his Chicago Public School.


CPS’ Secret Overhaul Of Special Ed Led To Big Service Cuts

A secret manual created by CPS tightened access to special education, resulting in cutbacks for neediest students, a WBEZ analysis found.
October 16, 2017
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Curious City

Where Does Chicago's Yard Waste Really End Up?

More residents are calling for leaf and yard waste pickup, but collection numbers have dropped. What gives?
October 15, 2017
Trevor Noah poses for a portrait in July 2015 before taking over for Jon Stewart following his 16-year run as host of "The Daily Show." (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Morning Shift

Trevor Noah Talks Trump, Stewart Ahead Of Chicago Telecasts

On Monday, ‘The Daily Show’ begins a week’s worth of episodes broadcast from Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre.
October 16, 2017

Editor’s List

Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017
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Every Other Hour

When The Rigid Justice System Gives A Bit

Aaron Taylor's life was almost derailed for having a gun. But his story doesn't end with him sitting in prison.
October 11, 2017
Brooke and Mulgrew


Star Trek With Brooke Gladstone And Captain Janeway

Strap in because this ‘Nerdette’ is all ‘Star Trek,’ discussing our favorite characters, series and episodes.
October 13, 2017
Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resources officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say.


The Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims

The people filing those complaints can face obstacles, experts say.
October 17, 2017
Members of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park, Ill., at a "Mitzvah Day" earlier this year, a day when families participated in projects to help others.

All Things Considered

Chicago Jewish Community Unites To Be More Inclusive Of People With Disabilities

An effort in Chicago is part of a nation-wide movement to help synagogues be more welcoming.
October 16, 2017
In an It spoof, Kate McKinnon returns as Kellyanne Conway-turned-Pennywise, this time haunting Anderson Cooper to get some airtime.


'SNL' Goes After 'Well-Dressed Skin Tag' Weinstein, Stages Pence Walkouts

Elsewhere, Kate McKinnon revived Kellyanne Conway as an eerie Pennywise from It.
October 16, 2017
Somali soldiers and rescue workers on Sunday inspect the scene of the truck bomb explosion in Mogadishu.


Grasping For Answers After 'Deadliest Single Attack Somalia Has Ever Faced'

More than 300 people died in a truck bombing that rocked the country's capital on Saturday. It's likely the death toll will rise further.
October 17, 2017
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Chicago Adds 376 Cops, 594 To Go

In a heavily promoted speech last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised to expand the police department by 970 officers by the end of 2018.
October 11, 2017
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Every Other Hour

How Chicago Gets Its Guns

It’s not big trafficking rings. It’s mostly little guys, and authorities will go far to stop them.
October 10, 2017

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