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What Can Chicago Do About The Racist Effects Of Segregation? Look To Other Cities

In Seattle, Austin, and Baltimore, politicians and policymakers look at a decision’s racial impact before spending public dollars.
Kamala Harris


Kamala Harris Jumps Into Presidential Race

Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds.
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Curious City

Buying Black: Then And Now

From boycotts to hashtags, Curious City traces the history of a 150-year-old message urging the black community to support black businesses.
Quincy Veterans Home


Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Orders Review Of All State Veterans’ Homes

The review of health and safety practices follows a WBEZ investigation into repeated Legionnaires’ outbreaks at a state-run veterans’ home.
In this Dec. 14, 2018, file photo, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, appears for a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, in Chicago. Attorneys in the case of the former Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald are making their final arguments to a judge who will impose the sentence the week of Jan. 14, 2019.


Van Dyke Sentenced To 81 Months In Prison For The Murder Of Laquan McDonald

The former officer was sentenced to nearly seven years for the 2014 death of a black teenager.
Evanston Township High School in north suburban Evanston.


Alleged Sex Abuse Lawsuit Settled By Evanston High School

The complaint claimed the school knew that a former teacher was allegedly sexually abusing male students.
A neon sign that reads "Video Gaming Play Here"


How Illinois Bet On Video Gambling And Lost

The state hoped to generate billions of dollars from video poker. That didn’t happen. Now, legislators want to double down on gambling.

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Part 1: Spare The Rod

After Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested, he got a 14-year prison sentence. Under President Trump, there's a chance he will get out early.
Ray Gomez was interviewed by his husband, Alex Ewers, at StoryCorps in Chicago.

StoryCorps Chicago

StoryCorps Chicago: “You Learned About Love From A Nun?”

Ray Gomez was always attracted to men, but it wasn’t until he read the poems of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz that he understood love.

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