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Source: Feds Sought Info On House Speaker Michael Madigan In City Club Raid

Madigan’s was one name that showed up on a federal subpoena to the prominent Chicago civic organization, WBEZ has learned.
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Curious City

DIY Bike Detective: Tips For Tracking Down Your Stolen Bicycle In Chicago

Once you recover from the initial shock, experts recommend piecing together evidence, spreading the word, and hitting the street stat.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson


15 Pastors Leave Before Hearing Out Top Cop On Police Misconduct

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was playing defense again Friday afternoon after arriving so late for a West Side meeting with religio...
City Club


Source: Feds Focus On Clout Hires At ComEd, Leader Of Chicago’s City Club

The feds are investigating whether ComEd hired politically connected employees and consultants in exchange for favorable government actions.
Teachers Rally


Live Updates: Chicago Teachers Strike 2019

School cancelled for Monday as teachers strike continues. Last updated at 9 p.m. on Oct. 20.
Jason Van Dyke


Clock Ticking On Federal Charges In Laquan Shooting And Cover-Up

The five-year anniversary of McDonald’s killing this Sunday means a window is closing on some additional charges in the case.
Illinois Census Advisory Panel


Illinois Awards $20 Million in Census Outreach Grants

The funds will be used by organizations to reach “hard to count” populations
Cook County Forest Preserves


Want To Combat Climate Change? Get Out And Plant A Tree

Trees filter the air, help clean the water and store carbon in their trunks and branches.
Pete Buttigieg


Buttigieg Removes Attorney From Chicago Fundraiser After Backlash

Buttigieg will return contributions from a former Chicago attorney who tried to block the release of the infamous Laquan McDonald video.
Smorgasbord Charcuterie Table


Boats, Bookers And Badass Dinner Parties

We make space for incorrect grammar, learn the best way to have a few people over, and ask why scientists decided to 3D-print a boat.
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City Fires Officer For On-Duty Shooting That Killed 2

Rialmo shot Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones in 2015. The Chicago Police Board ruled that the shooting violated department policy.
T.J. Jimenez


Episode 5: The Fairytale Ending

Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.
Matamoros Border


Chicago-Area Activists Protest Conditions At The Border

The “Remain In Mexico” policy has kept more than 50,000 migrants in Mexico while their asylum cases are processed in immigration court.
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South Side Stories

Masters Of Invention

In the finale of South Side Stories, a few budding inventors pitch us their latest creations and comedian Kellye Howard visits the first ...
The view looking up at Vista Tower


What’s That Building? A Towering New Addition To Chicago's Skyline

When complete, Vista Tower will be the tallest building in the world designed by a woman. We spoke with Jeanne Gang, the architect behind it.

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