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Susie An

Susie An

Reporter

As a reporter for WBEZ's news desk, Susie produces content for daily newscasts and WBEZ's website. She also anchors, occasionally, delivering news on WBEZ. She directed WBEZ's Schools on the Line monthly call-in show. Her work has also been heard on NPR, CBC and BBC. Susie joined WBEZ as a news desk intern in September 2007. Prior to joining WBEZ, Susie worked at the Peoria Journal Star newspaper and worked as an acquisitions editor for Publications International,Ltd.

Susie has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, Susie lives in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood with her husband Demian and son Ogden.

Recent Stories

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Was This Chicago House Part of The Underground Railroad?

The answer could rest with a small blue-colored clue discovered at this home in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood.

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Reports Of Hate Crimes Are On The Rise, But Are More Victims Getting Justice?

Experts say not necessarily, pointing to inconsistent reporting, lax record keeping, and a lack of convictions.

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Warning: This Story Will Make You Want To Eat A Chicago Dog

Vienna Beef, the iconic Chicago meat company, opens a history museum to mark its 125th anniversary celebration this year.

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A Family Of Graduates Giving Back

Three members of one Chicago family are picking up advanced education degrees from UIC. All three hope to open doors for students.

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Newborn Screenings Resume At West Side Lab After Flood Damage

An Illinois Department of Public Health laboratory is functioning today after a pipe burst at the West Side facility over the weekend.

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CPS Unveils Designs For Controversial $85M Englewood High School

Chicago Public School officials unveiled designs for a controversial $85 million neighborhood high school on the city’s South Side.

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Medical Marijuana Cultivators Continuing Operations Despite DOJ Memo

Medical marijuana growers in Illinois aren’t worried about a Department of Justice memo that could threaten their operations.

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Report: Abuse And Neglect At Human Services Facilities Increased 50 Percent Since 2010

Allegations of abuse and neglect at facilities run by the Illinois Department of Human Services have increased 50 percent since 2010.

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Half Of 40,000 Households Suddenly Cut Off From Food Stamps Benefits Have Been Reinstated

Illinois state officials say SNAP recipients that were suddenly cut off in November should have their benefits restored by Friday.

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Chicago High Schools Compete Against Each Other — For Students

Applications for Chicago public high schools are due Friday, the first year under a new single application that’s amping up competition.

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Displaced Puerto Rican Students Find Fast Friendships

Thousands of displaced Puerto Ricans have landed in Chicago since Hurricane Maria. This includes students who are starting over in Chicago Public Schools.

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Phillips Academy Celebrates 2nd State Title In 3 Years

The only CPS high school to win a state football title celebrates its weekend victory today.

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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.

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Cinderella Chicago Football Team Heads to State, Aiming For Repeat

Phillips Academy on the South Side goes for its second state championship win on Saturday. The superstitious principal isn’t taking any chances.

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Parents Demand An Elected School Board

Chicago advocates want the city to have an elected school board, but they’re concerned political maneuvering is getting in the way.

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At Some Schools, The Students Decide If There Is Homework

Students at so-called micro-schools often decide their curriculum — and even play a role in hiring their teachers.

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Some Chicago High Schools Top The State, But Large Performance Gulf Remains

A handful of Chicago public high schools are among the top scorers in the state, but a large performance gulf remains within the city.

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Illinois Schools Falling Below High Bar Set By State

Less than 40 percent of Illinois students hit the state passing rate on both the SAT college entrance exam and on state elementary exams.

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Teaching Kids To ‘Say Something’ In An Era of School Shootings

A group founded by parents of Sandy Hook victims is training students to speak up if they see something suspicious.

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ISBE Sets Passing Score For SAT College Entrance Exam

The Illinois State Board of Education set passing scores this week for the SAT college entrance exam.

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