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Hunter Clauss

Hunter Clauss

A.M. Digital Editor

Hunter Clauss joined WBEZ as a digital editor in 2016, almost a decade after he interned at the station. Between that timespan, he freelanced for the Chicago Reader, covered city hall for the Chicago News Cooperative, and followed breaking news for the Chicago Sun-Times. He won an Investigative Reporters and Editors award in 2007 for his reporting on nepotism in the Chicago City Council. He is also a four time Lisagor Award nominee.

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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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Lockdown Lifted At Illinois Capitol After White Powder Incident

A woman threw white powder in Gov. Bruce Rauner's office, according to officials, adding that the substance was not hazardous.

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Remembering Chicago Leatherman Chuck Renslow

Renslow, a prominent activist and businessman in the LGBTQ community, died Thursday.

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Cook County Records Third-Consecutive Population Decline

New Census population estimates show that for the second-straight year Cook County lost more residents than any county in the United States.

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Poll: Rauner’s Disapproval Rating Almost Doubles Since 2015

A poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute found voters were largely unhappy with the governor and House Speaker Michael Madigan.

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City Officials Want Federal Help, Not National Guard

Aldermen, gathering for Wednesday's City Council meeting, spent the morning deciphering President Trump's tweet on Chicago's gun violence.

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Justice Report Adds Pressure On Police Union Contract

Aldermen call for changes to the contract that federal investigators blamed for hampering police misconduct investigations.

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A Former Gang Member, A Gay Bar, And Trump: A Look At Honorary Street Signs

Almost 100 signs have been proposed in the Chicago City Council this year so far.

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In Lakeview, Some Hoping World Series Isn’t A Drag

Halloween weekend is a bonanza in this North Side neighborhood -- and that’s before the World Series came into town.

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