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field training officers

WBEZ News

From ‘Hot Mess’ To ‘Priceless’: CPD Triples Field Trainers In Overhaul Of Crucial Program

Chicago police officials say they’ve turned around a training program that feds warned “actively undermines” constitutional policing.
Illinois Tollway

WBEZ News

Lawmaker Wants To Shield Your I-Pass Movements From Divorce Attorneys

Following a WBEZ report, an Illinois lawmaker has proposed restricting who can access I-Pass records from the Illinois Tollway.
Black Creativity Art Exhibit

WBEZ News

Museum of Science And Industry Provides Space For Budding And Established Black Artists

The Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition Celebrates 50 years in 2020. The exhibit will be on display through March 1.
shrinking birds

WBEZ News

What Dead Birds Can Tell Us About Climate Change

A retired ornithologist has 40 years of evidence that scientists say indicates a link between warming climate and smaller birds.
Jesus Chuy Garcia Visits tent immigration courts at the border

WBEZ News

Illinois Congressman Visits Crisis At Southern Border

“We see the inhumanity, and we vow to redouble every effort we can to end the [Remain in Mexico] policy,” said Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.
Gov Pritzker signs law

WBEZ News

Illinois Ends License Suspensions For Parking Tickets

The new law will also end driver’s license suspensions for debt from other non-moving violations.
Springfield Capital building

WBEZ News

New ‘Rape In Champaign’ Disclosure: State Braced For Senator’s ‘Extremely Negative Reaction’

A newly obtained email shows a former member of Gov. Pritzker’s cabinet was more aggressive in protecting a campaign worker than was known.
Mikva

WBEZ News

Chicago Teens Testing Political Waters In Iowa

More than a 100 Chicago-area teens headed to Iowa to campaign for Democratic presidential candidates ahead of the Iowa caucus next month.
Don Harmon

WBEZ News

Illinois Senate Picks New President

Don Harmon, an Oak Park Democrat, will replace retiring Senate president John Cullerton.
Lab

WBEZ News

Black Students At Elite Lab School Say Racism Allowed To Fester

After a student posted a racist meme on social media, black students called on the U of C Lab Schools to confront racism on campus.
Nerdette Book Club

Nerdette

Behold! A Book-A-Month Club For Introverts

It's just like a regular book club, except you won't be shamed for not wearing pants.
obama center site

WBEZ News

Officials Working To Prevent Displacement In Woodlawn

“Everyone who lives in Woodlawn now should be able to stay in Woodlawn,” said Chicago Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara.
Immigration Court

WBEZ News

The Immigration Court System Is 'Red Tape Gone Crazy'

The immigration courts system has no right to appointed counsel and a crushing backlog and ever-shifting Trump administration policies.
Chris Redd

Reset

‘I’m Just Getting Started’: SNL’s Chris Redd On Carving His Own Path

“To be inspired by Eddie Murphy is dope,” the Second City alum told Reset. “To want to be Eddie Murphy is an insane thought process.”
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Curious City

What’s The Deal With ‘Midwest Nice?’

The common stereotype for Midwesterners is that we’re polite, friendly ... and passive-aggressive. But is there any truth to that?

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