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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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Rhymefest Says His Experience Reveals Larger Issue

Hip-hop artist Rhymefest says he doesn’t need an apology from the city. Instead, he wants real change at the police department.

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Former City Worker Gets 10 Years For Red Light Camera Bribery Scheme

A former city of Chicago employee has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving the city’s red light camera system.

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Ex-City Official Gets 10 Years In Red-Light Camera Case

John Bills was accused of accepting cash and gifts in a decade-long scheme.

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Chicago Gun Violence Has Residents Thinking Of Moving

The gun violence over the past weekend have some Chicago residents thinking of moving somewhere else.

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Weekend Gun Violence Wears On Austin Residents

An 8-year-old girl was shot in the wrist in Chicago's Austin neighborhood. A few blocks away, a 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head.

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Illinois State Police: Troopers Involved In Shooting With Suspects Of Carjacking

According to state police, a trooper spotted a stolen car that had allegedly been taken at gunpoint in Chicago earlier on Saturday.

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Cook County Judge Disciplined For Allowing Attorney To Pretend To Be A Judge

Judge Valarie Turner allegedly allowed an attorney to wear a judicial robe and hear at least two cases from her bench.

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Community Members Want Changes To Police Contract

Some community activists in Chicago are trying to draw attention to something that’s often overlooked by the public -- police union contract negotiations.

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The Glitch That Made A Chicagoan’s Gold Medal Even Greater

How a ceremonial mishap changed a Taekwondo champion’s moment of victory in the 1988 Olympics.

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IPRA Plans To Release Video Footage Of Recent Fatal Police Shooting

The Independent Police Review Authority today is expected to release video footage of a recent Chicago police-involved shooting.

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Special Prosecutor Named For Laquan McDonald Murder Case

A judge appointed a suburban Chicago state's attorney to handle the case against Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke.

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City Proposes Hiking Up Water And Sewer Tax

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a tax increase on water and sewer usage to help pay down the city’s pension obligation.

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Home Values Are Higher In Areas With High Performing Schools

A new report shows national home value averages are 83 percent higher in areas with high performing schools.

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Chicago Receives Mostly High Marks For Its Body Camera Policy

According to a new report, CPD gets mostly high marks for its policies on body worn cameras, but it still has some work to do.

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CPD Recovers 5,000th Illegal Gun This Year

The Chicago Police Department says it’s recovered 5,000 illegal guns so far this year, even as murders outpace 2015.

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Chicago Police Say Body Camera Didn't Work During Shooting

CPD says police officers involved in a recent fatal shooting of a black teen wore cameras, but they were not recording during the incident.

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Special Enrollment Begins For Those Insured By Land Of Lincoln Health

The closure of the Land of Lincoln Health co-op is putting about 49,000 people back on Illinois’ health insurance marketplace.

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High-Ranking Police Officer Sues Chicago And WBEZ

A high-ranking Chicago police officer is suing the City of Chicago and the Independent Police Review Authority for what he calls a botched investigation. He’s also suing WBEZ, which reported on the case, for publishing confidential and incomplete information.

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Blagojevich To Take Part In Resentencing By Video

Ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is scheduled to appear at his resentencing hearing next month, but not in person.

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Judge To State: Reconsider Marijuana Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A Cook County judge is ordering Illinois to reconsider adding IBS to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana.

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