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Tara Williams walks her son to school on a fall morning. Williams has spent six months fighting to get her son the special needs services she says he needs from his West Side elementary school.


At CPS, More Special Education Dollars Go To White, Wealthier Students

Schools with larger white populations spent up to $3,000 more per student than mostly black and Latino schools.
October 18, 2017
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What Could Hurt Chicago’s Bid For Amazon’s HQ2?

Many observers believe Chicago is a main contender. But here are four things that could make the hometown team sweat.
October 18, 2017
Stagg High School students sign a banner pledging to say something.


Teaching Kids To ‘Say Something’ In An Era of School Shootings

A group founded by parents of Sandy Hook victims is training students to speak up if they see something suspicious.
October 19, 2017

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Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017
Julie Rodriguez works on homework with her son at their home this fall. After moving from the suburbs last year, Rodriguez says she has struggled to get her son the support he needs at his Chicago Public School.


CPS’ Secret Overhaul Of Special Ed Led To Big Service Cuts

A secret manual created by CPS tightened access to special education, resulting in cutbacks for neediest students, a WBEZ analysis found.
October 16, 2017
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Star Trek With Brooke Gladstone And Captain Janeway

Strap in because this ‘Nerdette’ is all ‘Star Trek,’ discussing our favorite characters, series and episodes.
October 13, 2017
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Curious City

Where Does Chicago's Yard Waste Really End Up?

More residents are calling for leaf and yard waste pickup, but collection numbers have dropped. What gives?
October 15, 2017
Congressman Peter Roskam, R-Ill., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Roskam is a member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Sept. 17, 2014.

Morning Shift

Our Representatives: Congressman Peter Roskam

'Morning Shift' host Jenn White talks to Republican Congressman Peter Roskam about everything from climate change to immigration reform.
October 19, 2017
International Rescue Committee President and CEO David Miliband visits the WBEZ studios on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.


International Community Has Failed The Displaced, Says David Miliband

Miliband, the CEO of the International Rescue Committee, called it a tragedy that the world’s most vulnerable are “persecuted twice over.”
October 17, 2017
Trevor Noah poses for a portrait in July 2015 before taking over for Jon Stewart following his 16-year run as host of "The Daily Show." (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Morning Shift

Trevor Noah Talks Trump, Stewart Ahead Of Chicago Telecasts

On Monday, ‘The Daily Show’ begins a week’s worth of episodes broadcast from Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre.
October 16, 2017
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Every Other Hour

When The Rigid Justice System Gives A Bit

Aaron Taylor's life was almost derailed for having a gun. But his story doesn't end with him sitting in prison.
October 11, 2017
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Every Other Hour

How Chicago Gets Its Guns

It’s not big trafficking rings. It’s mostly little guys, and authorities will go far to stop them.
October 10, 2017

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