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An illustration of a swirl of money with the words "taxpayer dollars" flowing into a school building labeled "private schools"


New This School Year: Taxpayer Dollars Funding Illinois Private Schools

Taxpayers are now paying for private school scholarships. WBEZ digs into early numbers.
August 16, 2018
Taking Cover


New Law Means More Oversight For Suburban Police Shootings

Lawmakers responded after a WBEZ/BGA investigation found many suburban departments didn’t review police shootings.
August 20, 2018
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Curious City

What Happened To The East Chicago Residents Forced Out By Pollution?

More than 1,100 people had to move due to pollution. We follow two of them as they fight to find housing.
August 18, 2018
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is looking into whether Facebook violated fair housing laws.


HUD Hits Facebook For Allowing Discrimination

The official complaint says Facebook allows landlords to target ads based upon race, religion, sex, familial status and national origin.
August 20, 2018
The Advanced Photon Source, located at Argonne National Laboratory, in Illinois


Is The Real-Life Upside Down At The Argonne National Laboratory?

No, but Tricia and Greta did see a lot of cool science going down at the high-security facility.
August 10, 2018
Chicago Public Schools launched a centralized high school application system for the first time last fall. The results are out, showing that 90 percent of students wanted to go to just half of all Chicago public high schools while 10 city schools had almost no takers.


Students Covet Half Of Chicago’s High Schools While 10 Get Few Takers

New data show 90 percent of students want to go to just half of all Chicago public high schools while 10 city schools had almost no takers.
August 16, 2018
Bashir Salahuddin, standing, is an executive producer of Comedy Central's forthcoming comedy "South Side." This is a scene from the show with actors Kareme "K" Young, Sultan Salahuddin, and Quincy "Q" Young.


‘South Side’ Workplace Sitcom Shows Breadth Of Blackness

A Chicagoan creates a new comedy show to reflect the fun and joy of the South Side as well as its socioeconomic and political challenges.
August 15, 2018
Freshly painted block club signs stand up against a brick wall


From Don't To Do: A New Take On Black Chicago's Block Club Sign Tradition

Some of Chicago's hand-painted block club signs are getting an upgrade — in art and in messaging.
August 14, 2018

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