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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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Expert: New Crisis Training For Chicago Cops A Good Start

A UIC professor has a long list of next steps, including crisis-intervention training, supervisor training... “I could go on and on.”

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$56M Minor League Baseball Stadium May Be Losing Deal For Rosemont

Deals like this tend to lose money for towns, says expert on financing minor-league stadiums.

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Despite Slow Progress, High-Speed Rail Advocates Persist In Their Faith

No projects funded in the Midwest, but regional association continues to advocate.

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Riot Fest Neighbor: 'It’s Decent, Quiet, Everybody Enjoys The Music'

Neighbors believe they’ll get in for free.

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U of C Breaks Ground on Long-Sought Trauma Center

U of C officials gathered to celebrate and only County Board President Toni Preckwinkle directly thanked activists who fought for the center.

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Cook County Working On A Managed-Health-Care Plan For Uninsured Residents

The new program would target people who currently just use the emergency room, creating a system for preventative care.

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Opening Statements In Hobo Gang Trial Expected Today

Feds tie the group to nine murders, a kidnapping, torture with a hot iron, and a shooting from a moving car on the Dan Ryan.

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Jill Stein’s ‘Reality Walk’ Leaves Some West Side Neighbors Unimpressed

'I'll tell you what I think about her running for president. She should put those people in check, right there: the police.'

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Jurors in Hobo Gang Trial To Be Anonymous

Prosecutors say there’s reason to fear possible retaliation.

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Leader Of Environmental Group Praises CPS Lead Testing Program

She calls Chicago’s approach “remarkable,” especially compared to other districts in Illinois.

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What If $400M In New Teacher-Pension Isn’t Nearly Enough?

Gov. Rauner objected when Illinois’ Teacher Retirement System made a costly tweak. It’s just math—but the math is terrible for taxpayers.

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New Cost Hike for Illinois Pensions Mirrors National Trend

Other states are lowering expectations for how well their investments will do—which means putting in more money upfront.

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Chicago 'Bubble Zone' Ordinance Challenged

The Chicago ordinance creates a “bubble zone” around people going into healthcare facilities -- including abortion clinics.

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Transgender Woman Sues City For Right To Perform Topless In Bars

Why do men get to perform bare-chested, if women—including trans women—don’t?

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It’s Bat Season. Some Of Them Have Rabies. Keep Cool And Call For Help.

Don’t get bit. And be glad you don’t live in Texas. Lots of rabid animals there.

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Lawsuit Over Gay Conversion-Therapy Ban Could Hinge On A Single Word

Does “disorder” mean illness? Pastors say, to them, it means sin. They want an exemption from the ban.

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Chicago Police Chief Says Fundamental Reform Is Already Underway

Superintendent Eddie Johnson points to quick release of the Paul O’Neal video as evidence.

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Chicago Police Chief Seems To Blame Spike In Shootings On Laquan McDonald Video

Asked why Chicago has more shootings than other cities, Superintendent Johnson cites fallout from video’s 2015 release.

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State Budget Mess Forces Metra To Pull Back From New Rail-Car Purchase

Plans to buy 367 cars were based on assumption that Illinois would have a capital plan. But that's unlikely before a full-year budget.

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Indiana Officials Still Don’t Know What Caused Dump From BP Refinery

The Whiting plant has a history of problems with pollution.

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