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Curious City

Having ‘The Talk’: Expert Guidance On Preparing Kids For Police Interactions

A child psychiatrist, a public defender and a police officer weigh in on how to prepare kids for interacting with the police.
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WBEZ News

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh Making GOP Challenge To Trump

Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Do...
Rev. Emma Lozano speaks to protesters outside Koch Foods headquarters in suburban Park Ridge Friday morning.

WBEZ News

Protesters Accuse Koch Foods Of Retaliating Against Immigrant Workers

Protesters accused Park Ridge-based Koch Foods of orchestrating the workplace raid at its Mississippi plant earlier this month.
Lori Lightfoot

WBEZ News

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Issues Hiring Freeze For All City Departments

The freeze, which includes the police and fire departments, comes days before a the mayor’s speech on the city’s massive budget deficit.
On the left: the Music Box Theatre in 1929, the year it opened. On the right: the same theater, 90 years later.

WBEZ News

There's No Place Quite Like The 90-Year-Old Music Box Theatre

The red-lettered marquee has been a constant since 1929. We take a look at four other features that make this place unique.
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Daily Rundown

Your Friday News Rundown

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is ordering a hiring freeze, the Jussie Smollett drama enters Act 2, and a man sat on a toilet for nearly five days.
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WBEZ News

Judge Picks Former Federal Prosecutor To Investigate Dismissal of Jussie Smollett Charges

The appointment raises the possibility that the special prosecutor could bring new charges against the former "Empire" actor.
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WBEZ News

Mount Prospect Woman Deported After 20-Year Quest For U.S. Citizenship

Immigration enforcement officials put Julita Bartolome on a flight to Manila Thursday after denying multiple requests for a stay of removal.
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WBEZ News

5 Unexpected Items You Can Borrow At Chicago's New Tool Library

Instead of books, this library lends things like hammers and saws —and a few other "tools" you might not expect.
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Morning Shift

What’s That Building? Coffee With A Side Of German Gymnastics

This Douglas Park building is a remnant from when Chicago was the American capital of a fitness movement known as "Turner clubs."
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Morning Shift

New Album From Chicago-Based CJ Run Explores Love, Identity

The 21-year-old Chicago-based singer-rapper explores love, identity and human nature on their new album, 'Here For Now.'
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WBEZ News

Chicagoans Mourn Loss Of Renowned Mexican Musician Celso Piña

Celso Piña, known for a unique brand of cumbia music, last performed Sunday in Chicago.

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