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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.

Recent Stories


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.


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.

Morning Shift

Remembering Chicago Leatherman Chuck Renslow

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


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.


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.


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.


Justice Report Adds Pressure On Police Union Contract

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


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.


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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