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Chicago Teachers Union Sets Oct. 11 Strike Date

Teachers in the nation’s third largest school district plan to strike Oct. 11 if they do not reach an agreement with the board of education.
September 28, 2016

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The Bargaining Table: What CPS, CTU Will Discuss Before Strike Date

The union has picked a date, but that doesn't guarantee a strike. Here’s what the two sides need to resolve to avoid a strike.
September 29, 2016

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Former NBA Player 'Reluctant' In Hobos Testimony

Ex-NBA player Bobby Simmons, left, testified in the Hobo Gang trial in federal court today, but said he didn’t remember much.
September 29, 2016

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Illinois Conservationists Hope To Win Bobcat Hunting Permits

Some Illinois residents are trying to sabotage the state’s lottery for coveted bobcat hunting permits to limit the number of hunters.
September 29, 2016

Morning Shift

Rev. Otis Moss III Ties Social And Environmental Justice With Spirituality

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ. Here's how he addresses current events, and why he’s putting ...
September 29, 2016

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Why Is Chicago A Murder Capital? Clues From A Bloody Month

An analysis of the August toll shows who's dying and what's behind it: surging violence in areas riven by loosely-organized street gangs.
September 29, 2016

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Southwest Side Plan Stirs Discussion About School Segregation

Ald. Matt O’Shea criticized parents for bringing up race when talking about his plan to reorganize schools in his Far Southwest Side ward.
September 28, 2016

WBEZ News

Report: CPD Makes Millions In Forfeitures

A 'Chicago Reader' investigation found Chicago police makes millions through civil asset forfeiture.
September 29, 2016

Editor’s List

'Working' Then And Now

In the 1970s, Studs Terkel traveled the country with a tape recorder, interviewing regular people about what they did for a living. Up un...
September 27, 2016

Jim DeRogatis

The Handsome Family’s ‘Unseen’ is a Record That Needs to Be Heard

Who doesn’t need a little brilliant back-porch weirdness in their lives?
September 29, 2016

WBEZ News

Map: Which Chicago Neighborhood Had The Most Block Parties?

Block parties – not to be confused with street fests – are a summer pastime in many Chicago neighborhoods, but which area had the most?
September 24, 2016

Code Switch

Hear Something, Say Something: Navigating The World Of Racial Awkwardness

What do you do when a friend or loved one talks about race in a way that makes you cringe? Karen Good Marable, Aaron Sanchez, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Channing Kennedy tell us how they reacted.
September 28, 2016

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September 29, 2016

Curious City

A Second Life for Chicago’s Abandoned Bikes

That sorry-looking bike on the curb could end up in the hands of a local kid or even a family overseas.
September 25, 2016

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Whole Foods Debuts In Englewood

Three years ago Whole Foods stunned Chicago when it announced it would open in a low-income black food desert on the South Side.
September 28, 2016

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