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Curious City

Caps On Or Off? Pizza Boxes OK? Answers To 10 Common Chicago Recycling Questions

Think you know all the recycling rules? Think again. Check out this quick guide to some common do's and don’ts of Chicago recycling.
Workers at the Skender facility in Little Village assemble a prototype.

WBEZ News

From Assembly Line To Vacant Lot: A Different Kind Of Affordable Housing

A company on the Southwest Side plans to build Chicago three-flats in a factory. Production time: six days.
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WBEZ News

Family Suing UChicago Over $100 Million Donation Subpoenas Student Journalists

Lawyers for the Pearson family subpoenaed student journalists looking for documents that detail issues with the $100 million donation.
The entrance to the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. Legionnaires' disease has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents there and sickened dozens more.

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Pritzker Calls For ‘Expeditious’ Settlement Of Legionnaires’ Lawsuits

With victims’ families’ cases still pending, the governor goes to Quincy and says he’s ‘encouraged’ attorney general to resolve them.
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WBEZ News

Indiana Dunes Readies For The National Park Spotlight

The next time you visit the Indiana Dunes, you’ll be visiting the Chicago area’s newest national park.
Students stand outside a Noble Academy charter school location. After months of disagreements between the school district and charter school officials over how charter schools should be funded, CPS released its charter schools budgets Friday.

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Chicago Public Schools And Charters Agree On Funding Plan, Get Money Flowing

The school district withheld millions from Chicago’s charter schools until they accepted being funded in same way as district-run schools.
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Pregnant Immigrant Seeking Sanctuary In Chicago Church Allowed To Stay, For Now

Adilene Marquina’s deportation has been delayed, allowing her to safely seek medical care.
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High School Artists Can Now Submit Art For MSI’s Black Creativity Exhibit

Instead of waiting for the fall, students can now submit work for consideration in the nation’s longest-running exhibition of black art.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot stands next to Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson at a Thursday press conference where she unveiled her plan to battle gun violence over the Memorial Day weekend.

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In First Anti-Violence Initiative, Lightfoot Touts Community Coordination

Lightfoot says she will be out in communities over Memorial Day weekend to bolster crime-prevention efforts.
Beanie Feldstein stars as Molly (left) and Kaitlyn Dever as Amy in Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, 'Booksmart,' which was released in theaters on Friday.

Nerdette

‘Booksmart’ Reminds Us That Your Person Doesn’t Have To Be Your Romantic Soulmate

The film, which stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, comes out Friday.
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Pilsen’s Mole De Mayo Festival Celebrates Signature Mexican Dish

Mole, a signature Mexican dish that contains dozens of ingredients and can take several days to prepare, will be featured through Sunday.
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New CPS Application Didn't Improve Access For Black Students In First Year

A study finds a new application hasn’t led to changes in enrollment for black students, who are more likely to go to low-performing schools.
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WBEZ News

State High Court Rejects Food Truck Case Against Chicago

Despite a years-long legal fight, justices ruled Thursday Chicago can keep food trucks at least 200 feet away from restaurants.
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South Side Residents Pledge To ‘Report Violence’ In Bid For More Peaceful Summer

The hope is that mass reporting will make cooperation with police less dangerous.
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Morning Shift

What's That Building? The Modernist Home Of The U Of C Law School

This building is noteworthy for several reasons, including its role as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's point of entry into Chicago.

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