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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
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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
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
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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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Two Women Accuse Former Tronc Chairman Of Sexual Misconduct

Fortune magazine published a story Monday about two women who allege former Tronc chairman Michael Ferro made unwanted sexual advances.
March 19, 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
Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned for Democrat Conor Lamb. Biden has talked about the need for Democrats to speak to more centrist voters.


With Centrist Democrats' Success, Party's Identity Struggle Gets More Complicated

The first test comes when Southwest Side voters will decide between long-serving conservative Democrat Dan Lipinski and progressive chall...
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
The Trouble Compulsion

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
What's That Building

Morning Shift

What's That Building? A 19th-Century Greystone That’s Going Off The Grid

A Hyde Park house is being rehabbed to use only one-tenth of the energy of a house of the same size. Here’s how.
March 15, 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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