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Adorabelle Namigadde

Adora Namigadde

Metro Reporter

Adora is originally from the Detroit suburbs, received her undergrad in journalism from Wayne State University in Detroit and has spent her career working in Midwestern newsrooms. She was a general assignment reporter at WOSU, as well as their Weekend Edition Saturday host. Before making the jump into public radio, she was a live reporter for 9&10 News, a CBS affiliate in Cadillac, Michigan.

Adora loves hosting friends, exercising and meeting new people. She is open to your suggestions on what she should cover, and she hosts the morning episodes of WBEZ’s daily podcast ‘The Rundown’.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is running for re-election, but some members of the Indian diaspora worry Modi’s style of governance promotes Hindu nationalism.
One suburban library wants to help patrons navigate disinformation this upcoming election cycle. Reporter: Adora Namigadde; Host: Melba Lara
Another encampment for migrants could go up in the Chicago Morgan Park neighborhood with mixed reactions. A city council panel will take up whether police officers can contest discipline cases behind closed doors. A Muslim-American attorney says a Chicago law firm fired her for speaking up for Palestinian rights.
A controversial plan to house migrants in a winterized tent in Brighton Park in Chicago’s southwest side will not be moving forward – local residents celebrated. A corporate executive with business in Ed Burke’s ward tells a jury he felt “weird” after a conversation with the former alderman. Chicago State University will be joining a new athletic conference and hopes to start a Division 1 college football team.
U.S. Steel is laying off workers at its downstate Granite City, Illinois plant, but there are no such downsizing plans for its steel mill in Gary. Home care and child care workers are calling on Governor J.B. Pritzker for increased wages and a pathway to retirement. An AI chatbot is helping local renters address housing issues.
Causes behind the recent surge of train accidents in Chicago. Incumbents in Illinois’ congressional delegation are facing challenges from within their own parties after campaign season opened yesterday. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is commending Chicago for handling what he calls an “unmanageable” influx of asylum seekers.
The November 2024 elections are still a year away, but the political season leading up to that vote officially gets underway today. Some City Council members want to see a pilot guaranteed basic income program become permanent. And officials are encouraging Chicagoans to buy local this holiday season.
AAA recommends departing for Thanksgiving travel before 2 p.m. or after 6 p.m., and other travel tips. A Chicago group focused on helping formerly incarcerated people has found that cash pilots can help with housing instability and health. The Chicago Bears came up short on Sunday – but the team won the hearts of Venezuelan migrants who they served lunch to.
Mourners will gather for the funeral of the Chicago firefighter who died in the line of duty last week. Chicago officials say increased case management will help ensure migrants don’t end up homeless in the face of new limits on shelter stays. Jurors in the federal corruption trial of former Chicago Alderman Ed Burke are expected to start getting an earful of wiretapped phone conversations this week.
Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s first city budget passed. There are few details on a 60-day limit for migrants staying in Chicago city shelters. The Illinois Commerce Commission will issue its decision on the Peoples Gas $402 million dollar rate hike today.
President Joe Biden toasted a new labor deal for autoworkers and the opening of a truck-manufacturing plant in northern Illinois. The Chicago City Council approved expanding paid leave for workers. A new program helps Venezuelan migrants with the logistics of applying for work permits.
A proposal being debated today at City Hall would give workers an additional five vacation days they can use for any reason. Chicago plans to convert a downtown hotel into a homeless shelter. Workers there are protesting layoffs. A bill to lift Illinois’ over 36-year-long moratorium on construction of new nuclear reactors just passed the state senate and now heads to the house.