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Hunter Clauss

Hunter Clauss

A.M. Digital Editor

Hunter Clauss is a digital editor, reporter and the writer for WBEZ’s afternoon newsletter, The Rundown. He has previously worked with the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago News Cooperative, The New York Times, the BBC, Chicago Tonight and the Chicago Reader. He loves his nephews, playing Dungeons & Dragons and not injuring himself at the gym.

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6 Things To Know About Illinois’ Marijuana Bill

Illinois is close to legalizing recreational pot. Here are some key questions and answers.

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Congrats, Mayor Lightfoot. Here Are The Big Problems You’ll Have To Solve

Winning the election was probably the easy part for Lightfoot. Here are the immediate problems she faces and what’s at stake for taxpayers.

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5-Year-Old Azka Publishes Her First Mystery Podcast

With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a 5-year-old with a love of podcasts has her very own.

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Cubs, White Sox Feed Rivalry With New Ballpark Menus

Bacon popcorn? Wrigley house chips? Here are some stadium servings you can find depending on which team you’re rooting for.

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Another Week, Another Big Move In Chicago’s Marijuana Industry

Chicago-based Cresco Labs announced a big expansion in $120 million deal to buy Florida pot grower.

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Chicago Pot Company Bought For $850 Million

It’s being called one of the the biggest pot deals in U.S. corporate history.

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 Lineup Includes Robyn, Isley Brothers

One of Chicago’s preeminent summer music festivals will include acts spanning soul, gospel, hip-hop and jazz.

Morning Shift

Construction on Jane Byrne Interchange Won’t Be Done Until 2022

The massive project to rebuild one of the most frustrating driving experiences in Chicago won’t be completed next year as expected.

Morning Shift

Is Chicago’s Topless Law Sexist?

A lawsuit filed two years ago is challenging a city law prohibiting topless female performers in places serving alcohol.

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Chicago Voters Weigh In On Straws, Pot, And Maybe Mayoral Term Limits

Here’s a look at how Chicago voters responded to some of the ballot questions in yesterday’s election.

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Refocusing On Protests Of ’68 Democratic National Convention

A photographer wanted to recreate an iconic photo for the 50th anniversary of the chaotic convention.

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McCarthy Should Return Money From Felon, Mayoral Candidates Say

The former police superintendent accepted more than $12,000 from a man who stole nearly $1 million from a woman with multiple sclerosis.

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McCarthy's Mayoral Campaign Got More Than $12K From Felon

The city’s former top cop accepted money from Stuart West, who stole nearly $1 million from a woman suffering from multiple sclerosis.

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CPS Falsely Accused Teachers Of Child Abuse, Neglect

Some teachers got letters from CPS saying they were dismissed because of child abuse. CPS later backtracked, saying those claims were false.

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What’s Going On With The Migrant Kids Held In Chicago?

A Chicago nonprofit faces growing criticism after allegations of abuse at its shelter. Here’s what else you need to know.

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5 Quick Things To Know About Chicago Judge On Trump’s SCOTUS Shortlist

Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic and federal judge in Chicago, is lauded by religious conservatives and feared by pro-choice liberals.

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Donda’s House Changes Name After Feud With Kanye, Kim Kardashian West

The local youth program, which was named after Kanye West’s mother, changed its name after controversial remarks from the rap mogul.

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Eric Holder Says Rod Blagojevich Sentence Was ‘Harsh’

The former U.S. attorney general said reducing Blagojevich’s sentence would be “consistent with what we did in the Obama administration.”

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10 Fun Facts About The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

The league, which began in Chicago and inspired the classic film ‘A League of Their Own,’ celebrates its 75th anniversary.

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What Could Hurt Chicago’s Bid For Amazon’s HQ2?

Many observers believe Chicago is a main contender. But here are four things that could make the hometown team sweat.

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