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Landlord Hopes $1 Lots Pay Off

In East Garfield Park, there are critics and collectors of the city’s vacant lots. But who “won” the Large Lots initiative?
September 21, 2016

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Woman Spends Savings On Hail Mary Prayer Vigil At Soldier Field

A South Side woman raided her retirement to cover costs of a Soldier Field prayer vigil. With a week to go, she’s still $350K short.
September 30, 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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Report: CPD Makes Millions In Forfeitures

A 'Chicago Reader' investigation found Chicago police makes millions through civil asset forfeiture.
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

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

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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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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

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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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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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Former NBA Player 'Reluctant' In Hobos Testimony

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

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Indiana Dunes Could Be Hoosier State’s First National Park

Right now, the dunes are a national lakeshore, but U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky thinks the area would draw more tourists as a national park.
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

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

Editor’s List

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September 30, 2016

Morning Edition

Pregnant Women Should Consider Not Traveling To Southeast Asia

U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia due to the risk of catching Zika.
September 30, 2016

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