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Mark LeBien

Mark LeBien

Digital News Editor

Mark is the digital news editor and works with on-air anchors, news and digital producers, editors and reporters. Prior to WBEZ he worked at CNN Digital in Atlanta,, the Daily Herald and NPR stations in California and the Midwest. Mark has a Master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He devotes his free time to astronomy, buffalo and any really good music, from The Ramones to Debussy.

Recent Stories


Museum Of Science And Industry Getting New Name After $125 Million Gift

The famous institution will be renamed after receiving a mega-donation from Chicago hedge fund manager Ken Griffin.


Bears Address Segregated Past Before Wearing 1936 Uniforms This Sunday

The throwback uniforms the Bears will wear at Soldier Field will be a first for African American players, once excluded from the team.


Chicago's Top Immigration Official, Lightfoot Spar Over Sanctuary City Status

The new top official at ICE's Chicago office spoke publicly for the first time Thursday, and Lightfoot showed up at his front door.


MacArthur Foundation Announces $625K ‘Genius Grant’ Recipients

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The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to Beach Park, north of Chicago, to probe a chemical release that sickened dozens of people.


Aldermen Delay Lincoln Yards, The 78

Votes on two major real estate projects were pushed to Wednesday after Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot urged a delay.

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