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Two Thirds of Illinois Students Don’t Meet Math And Reading Standards

Preliminary statewide results from the PARCC standardized test show a majority of Illinois students did not meet math and reading standards.
August 25, 2016

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Chicago Police Swap Stories Of Shootings And Struggle

One former Chicago police officer is on a mission to help cops who have been involved in shootings.
August 25, 2016

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Illinois Redistricting Referendum Won't Appear On Ballot

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries...
August 25, 2016

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Pokemon No: State Representative Wants Endangered Wildlife Sites Off-Limits For Players

Although there's a system for property owners to request sites be removed from Pokemon Go, one state representative says it doesn’t work.
August 25, 2016

NPR

Instagramming In Black And White? Could Be You're Depressed

Researchers determined people who favored darker, grayer photos and filters were more likely to be depressed.
August 24, 2016

Curious City

Searching for Chicago’s Most Family-Packed Neighborhoods

A prospective Chicago parent wants to know where he could be within door-knocking distance of other families with kids. So we mapped them.
August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

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Chicago School Board Passes $6.3 Billion Budget

The budget relies in part on revenue that may never come through.
August 24, 2016

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Lead Contamination Leaves Homeowners Stranded

Residents in a public housing complex in East Chicago, Indiana are being moved. But nearby homeowners have few options but to stay.
August 24, 2016

Morning Edition

'Saving Lives' Or 'Selling Access'? Explaining The Clinton Foundation

Donald Trump says the Clinton Foundation was a pay-to-play front that enabled the Clintons to trade government access for money.
August 25, 2016

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Fewer Choices, Higher Costs Coming In Illinois Obamacare Marketplace

Health insurance costs will be up on the Obamacare marketplace in 2017.
August 25, 2016

Morning Shift

Guitarist Jeff Parker Unpacks Old Experiments And Makes Them New On Latest

Jeff Parker can be heard on dozens and dozens of albums. But he doesn’t often record under his own name.
August 25, 2016

Morning Shift

Lori Lightfoot On Chicago Police Board’s Past, Present And Future

A Chicago Sun-Times report revealed earlier this week that the Chicago Police Board has gotten tougher on officer on her watch.
August 24, 2016

WBEZ News

How One Mom Is Building Community In Englewood

There's a group of moms that patrol the corner of 75th and Stewart every summer afternoon--grilling, playing music and watching kids play. But the owner of a nearby courtyard building wants them to move.
August 22, 2016

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Heat Of The Moment

Climate change will alter the lives of everyone on earth. It’s changing how people live and eat. It’s reshaping national economies. It’s ...
April 27, 2016

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