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Dan Weissmann

Dan Weissmann

Reporter

Dan Weissmann is a general-assignment reporter for WBEZ with a wide range of interests. 

Previously, he was a staff reporter for Marketplace, on the show’s sustainability desk, and reported for other national shows, including Morning Edition, 99 Percent Invisible, and Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Dan also contributed to WBEZ series including Curious City, Front and Center, and Race: Out Loud. Before public radio, Dan wrote for print and digital outlets, including the Chicago Reader, Crain's Chicago Business, and Catalyst: Independent Reporting on Urban Schools.

Recent Stories

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Illinois Comptroller, U.S. Reps Call On Gov. Rauner To Fight AHCA

Democrats from Illinois are calling on Governor Bruce Rauner to fight the health care bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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How Would Trump’s Budget Affect Illinois?

The cuts won't be deeper in Illinois, but residents could be hit especially hard because of the state's budget impasse.

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Electricity Bills For ComEd Customers Will Be Higher

ComEd electricity bills are going up about five dollars in June.

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Duckworth Baits Trump On Twitter

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth again took to Twitter to bait the president, this time over the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Chicago Police Will Publish Data On Misconduct Investigations — Eventually

CPD's Bureau of Internal Affairs said a new website will include info about the number of cases investigated, allegations and findings.

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New Investment Fund Targets Local Enterprises With A Social Purpose

Benefit Chicago announced its first six loans today, including one to a company which employs formerly incarcerated workers to make honey.

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City’s Newest Museum Honors America’s Writers

Permanent collection includes banners, murals, and a phone you can pick up, to hear Gwendolyn Brooks read a poem.

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Cook County Officials Say Obamacare Repeal Could Cost Hundreds Of Millions

Cook County officials say the county’s health system could take a major hit if the federal health care bill passed last week by the House becomes law.

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How The Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill Could Affect Illinois

It knocks $24 billion from Medicaid and adds uncertainty for people with pre-existing conditions.

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Trump’s First 100 Days: The View From Chicago

The impact of President Donald Trump's first 100 days can be felt in Illinois, from immigration to criminal justice to healthcare.

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Report: Friends, Family Of Democrats Hired Under Ex-Governor

According to a new report, top deputies for former Gov. Pat Quinn regularly broke rules against patronage during Quinn’s time in office.

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Bills Seek To Help Parolees Avoid A 'Tripwire'

Avoiding gang members a challenge in some neighborhoods.

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Chicago Police Offer New Tool For Anonymous Tips

They say it’s more secure — and more anonymous — than an old system that used text messaging.

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Appeals Court Denies Blagojevich Request For 3rd Sentencing

It took just three days for a panel of judges to unanimously turn down the imprisoned former governor's request.

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'Them Boys Had Plans': Grieving Parents Seek Killers In Triple Murder

Saint Sabina’s church is offering a five-thousand dollar reward in the case of three young men who were killed in March.

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AT&T Pushing Bill That Could End Traditional Landline Service

AARP and some consumer groups call it a bad idea.

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Emanuel Hints At Changes In Police Contract

The mayor’s comments come after officers elected a new union president who has vowed a tougher approach to negotiations.

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Leadership Change At Chicago Police Union Ignites Contract Fight

The chairman of the City Council's Black Caucus threatened to block a police contract unless it holds officers more accountable.

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DNAInfo Could Close Up Shop, Management Warns

An email to reporters and editors says a union drive could be “the final straw” for the news site’s sole investor.

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Challenger in Today’s Chicago Police Union Election Promises More Militant Stance

His group’s facebook page includes a short note “to all Chicago media,” promising “You will be held accountable.”

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