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Sen. Tammy Duckworth in Tijuana with deported veterans


Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth Honors Deported Veterans In Mexico

“I feel like these guys got left behind,” said Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, after meeting with deported veterans in Mexico on Monday.
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PHOTOS: World's Largest Starbucks Opens On The Mag Mile

The 35,000-square-foot, five-floor, state-of-the-art emporium is the coffee-flavored theme park for adults that you would expect.
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Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials With Peter Sagal

In The Latest 'His Dark Materials,' Mrs. Coulter Gets Super Dark

Nerdette and Peter Sagal break down episode 2 of HBO's 'His Dark Materials,' based on the acclaimed fantasy series by Philip Pullman.
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Northwestern's Student Newspaper Issued An Apology, And Professional Journalists Were Outraged

The Daily Northwestern covered Jeff Sessions' visit, then removed photos of protesters and apologized for calling cell phones for intervi...
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Chicago Suspends Street-Sweeping This Week

The leaves fell, then iced, and that means no street-sweeping tickets. We mapped the affected areas.
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The Rundown: WBEZ's Daily Newsletter

Newsletter: Live From D.C., It’s The Impeachment Inquiry

The House is holding its first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry tomorrow. Here's what you need to know.
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Curious City

Why Do So Many Kids Learn To Play The Recorder?

The recorder often inflicts squeaky torture on parents. Music teacher Valerie DePriest explains why it became a staple in music education.
Charlie Beck


Chicago’s Interim Top Cop, An Outsider, Vows To Win Over Officers ‘Handshake To Handshake’

The mayor on Friday named ex-Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck as interim superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.
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How Do I Talk To My Kid About Marijuana Once It’s Legal?

From health effects to legal boundaries — here's how experts recommend taking on new conversations.
David Sanger


‘The Perfect Weapon:’ How Cyberattacks Are Transforming Global Conflicts

Ahead of the 2020 elections, Reset examines how cyberweapons have changed international relations with the New York Times’ David Sanger.
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ComEd ‘Shadow Lobbying’ Portfolio Filled With Clouted Contractors, Hires

With ComEd’s contracting under federal investigation, WBEZ finds the utility hired numerous politically connected people and contractors.
Eddie Johnson


Can The Right Superintendent Fix What’s Wrong With Policing In Chicago?

The next top cop must restore community trust, rebuild officer morale and reduce gun violence. The question is whether anyone can deliver.

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