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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said a proposed rule being submitted for public comment is designed to ensure that immigrants "are not likely to become burdens on American taxpayers."


Trump Administration Will Seek To Limit Green Cards For Immigrants Needing Public Aid

DHS has proposed a new rule that would expand Trump administration efforts to restrict immigrants' access to welfare programs.
September 24, 2018
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Morning Edition

Lawyers To Present Defense For Officer Accused Of Killing Black Teenager

Attorneys for a white Chicago police officer on trial for murder will likely begin presenting his side Monday. Jason Van Dyke fired 16 sh...
September 24, 2018
Rauner Pritzker


Rauner And Pritzker Tackle 5 Questions On Education

Gov. Bruce Rauner and challenger J.B. Pritzker share their views on school funding, school choice, and more.
September 24, 2018
Magnificent mile in Chicago.


'Night Moves' Captures Fleeting Moments In Chicago — And Life

Jessica Hopper's memoir oscillates between a story of gentrification, and the types of friendships that represent the texture of a city.
September 24, 2018
Tinley Park


Tinley Park’s Affordable Housing Fight Is Over. Will The Village Now Diversify?

The feds sued the suburb after it blocked an affordable housing plan. The village this week took the last major steps to settle the suit.
September 21, 2018
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle at Chicago's City Hall on July 25, 2018.


Does County Democratic Leadership Hamper Or Help Preckwinkle Mayoral Bid?

This week, the president of the Cook County Board threw her hat, and Democratic Party leading role, into the ring for Chicago mayor.
September 21, 2018
Navy Pier Flyover


Navy Pier Flyover Misses Another Target Date

Chicago Department of Transportation officials say the first sections of the project should still open this year despite the setbacks.
September 21, 2018

The Trouble


After a police shooting near her home, Ashley became a full-time activist. She confronts the emotional and mental toll it has taken on her.
September 21, 2018
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16 Shots

Ep 14: Analyzing The Prosecution

Our panel of experts reviews the prosecution's case and answers questions about the trial.
September 21, 2018
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Curious City

How Politics Created Chicago’s Lead Water Problem

Chicago continued to use lead pipes long after many cities banned them. We look at the politics and personalities behind it.
September 15, 2018
James Lin is an emeritus professor of engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago. He believes weaponized microwave beams are behind the recent sonic attacks against U.S. Embassy workers in Cuba.


Research By UIC Professor Could Explain Sound Attacks in Cuba

As the FBI investigates possible sound weapons used to hurt U.S. Embassy workers in Cuba, one UIC researcher has an idea of what happened.
September 20, 2018
Aileen Rizo


One Woman’s Quest To Fight Pay Disparity

Aileen Rizo was working in education when she learned a male coworker earned far more for equal work. Six years later, her story’s not over.
September 21, 2018
The longtime Chicago towing company lost its license this week.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Lincoln Towing, Bane Of Many Chicago Drivers, Loses License

The company's bad reputation spans decades. Steve Goodman even wrote a song about them in 1972 called "Lincoln Park Pirates."
September 24, 2018
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On Background: WBEZ's Politics Podcast

Debate Season Begins

The campaign for Illinois governor got personal as candidates met this week for their first debate.
September 21, 2018

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