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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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WBEZ Updates

Chicago Organization Ends Refugee Resettlement Program After New Regulations

At least one Chicago organization is ending its refugee resettlement program following new regulations from the U.S. state department.

Morning Shift Podcast

Report: Black Victims of Opioid Crisis Less Likely To Receive Treatment

A report found that African-Americans make up nearly half of all opioid-related deaths in Chicago.

Morning Shift

Report: Black Victims of Opioid Crisis Less Likely To Receive Treatment

A report found that African-Americans make up nearly half of all opioid-related deaths in Chicago.

WBEZ Updates

Grandmother And Granddaughter Share Graduation Day At Chicago State University

Thursday, 62-year-old Belinda Berry and her 25-year-old granddaughter graduated from Chicago State University.

WBEZ Updates

Report Says CPD Gang Database Targets Mostly Black, Latino Men

A new report says the Chicago Police Department’s so-called gang database targets mostly black and Latino men.

WBEZ News

After Hurricane Maria, One Puerto Rican Is Starting Over For The Second Time

Yaira Rios is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans who have relocated to Chicago since Hurricane Maria. Now, caught between helping her family back on the island and pursuing her medical degree, Yaira’s future is uncertain. As part of our series on Puerto Ricans starting over in Chicago, WBEZ’s Lakeidra Chavis has this story.

WBEZ News

Puerto Ricans Find New Home In Humboldt Park After Hurricane Maria

Displaced Puerto Ricans say Chicago has been welcoming, but adjusting to a new culture, cold weather, and new schools is a challenge.

Morning Shift

Former Speechwriter Remembers Obama’s ‘Hopey, Changey’ Years

At 26, David Litt became Obama’s senior speechwriter in 2013 and wrote some of the president’s more memorable, funny speeches.

Morning Shift

Springfield Update: Legislators Meet On Last (Scheduled) Day Of Veto Session

It’s been a busy week in Springfield as lawmakers wrap of their final scheduled work day of the year — and there’s a lot on the agenda.

Morning Shift Podcast

Election Day Anniversary: The Future of the GOP

'Morning Shift' hears from a panel of Republicans a year after winning the presidency and taking control of both the House and Senate.

Morning Shift Podcast

Election Day Anniversary: The Future of the GOP

'Morning Shift' hears from a panel of Republicans a year after winning the presidency and taking control of both the House and Senate.

Morning Shift

Election Day Anniversary: The Future of the GOP

'Morning Shift' hears from a panel of Republicans a year after winning the presidency and taking control of both the House and Senate.

WBEZ News

The Fading Extravagance Of The Johnson Publishing Building

The iconic building, formerly home to ‘Jet’ and ‘Ebony,’ could receive landmark status, but its once grandiose interior is vanishing.

WBEZ Updates

Chicago's Oldest Black Realty Group Hosts 'Community Wealth Building Day'

Chicago’s oldest black realty group is trying to help bridge the black-white home ownership divide.

WBEZ Updates

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.

WBEZ News

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.

WBEZ News

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.

WBEZ News

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.

WBEZ News

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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