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Lakeidra Chavis

Lakeidra Chavis

Morning News Producer

Lakeidra Chavis is WBEZ’s Morning News Producer. Before moving to the windy city, she worked as a reporter for KTOO Public Media in Juneau, Alaska. She also did a stint as a bush reporter at KYUK Public Media covering the state’s southwestern region. 

Lakeidra has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She lives in Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood. 

 

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University Of Illinois To Create Free Speech Task Force

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is creating a task force that will look at free speech on campus.

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Suit: Pregnant Illinois Officer Forced To Take Unpaid Leave

A suburban Chicago police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging the police department refused to modify her duties when she became pregnant.

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What’s New In How Chicago Investigates Police Shootings

A new agency will take over investigations of police shootings in Chicago on Friday. Here’s a look at how it differs from the old one.

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How Chicago Homicides In 2017 Stack Up Against Years Past

In 2016, a surge in violence left 815 people dead. But you don’t have to look too far into the past to see just how drastic the surge has been.

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Three Takeaways From Governor’s Day And School Funding (In)Action

Illinois Democrats are gathering in Springfield Thursday for a day of fundraisers and political speeches as part of the Illinois State Fair.

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Chicago Passes Last Year’s Historic Murder Pace

The Chicago Police Department has reported 289 murders so far this year, five more than at this time last year.

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Cook County Families Get a Chance To Find Missing Loved Ones

The medical examiner's office isn't normally associated with hope, but the families of missing loved ones gathered there to find answers.

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Chicago Shelter Preps For Unwanted Easter Bunny Pets

One Chicago shelter says after Easter, many owners may reconsider getting their pet bunny.

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Group Asks Federal Judge To Intervene In Private Care Reforms

A group wants a federal judge to enforce a court order meant to reform private care facilities for people with developmental disabilities.

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Calumet City Approves $15 Minimum Wage

Voters in south suburban Calumet City this week overwhelmingly supported a 15 dollar minimum wage.

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Report Says Cook County Has Thousands Of Outstanding Warrants

A new report looking at thousands of Cook County warrants says most are more than a decade old and aren’t for criminal offenses.

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Illinois' Biggest Hospitals Get High Marks For LGBT Health Care Equality

A new report on healthcare equality for LGBT Americans says some of Illinois’ biggest hospitals get an A grade. But most of those hospitals are in Chicago.

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Cook County Man Charged With Voter Fraud

A south suburban man is facing criminal charges for voter fraud.

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Slain Chicago Children Laid To Rest

Eleven-year-old Takiya Holmes and two-2-year-oldavontay White were fatally shot earlier this month. On Sunday, their families laid them to rest.

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Man Charged With Shooting 11-Year-Old Assaulted

Newly released video shows the man charged with fatally shooting 11-year-old Takiya Holmes being assaulted in the Cook County Courthouse.

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Study: False Positives Delay Women From Future Mammograms

A new study says women whose mammogram screenings raise a “false alarm” are more likely to delay the next test.

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Lawsuit Alleges Nonprofit Exploited Victims

A former employee an organization that advocates for victims of priest abuse sued has sued the agency.

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Chicago Looking For Volunteers To Count The Homeless

The City of Chicago is looking for volunteers to help with its yearly count of homeless people living in the city, taking place January 26.

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Former Chicago Police Superintendent Criticized For 'Racist Rhetoric' In 60 Minutes Appearance

Chicago Urban League President Shari Runner said the focus on anti-police sentiment misses important issues, like racial inequality.

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Chicago Teens Will Now Have Free Access To The Art Institute Of Chicago

A gift to the museum means any Chicagoan under 18 years old can visit for free for at least the next 25 years.

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