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Susie An

Susie An


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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Support Staff Strikes, Palatine School Officials Scramble

School officials in north suburban Palatine had to fill the gaps when unionized support staff went on strike Monday.

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Chicago High School Opens Flight Simulation Lab

Chicago Public Schools is opening its first flight simulation lab at Air Force Academy High School, where students try their hand at flying and landing different aircraft and coordinating flights from a control tower. Principal Yashika Tippett-Eggleston says the new simulation lab exposes students to a career in aviation and promotes skills for STEM fields. She says the flight simulator is a first for any high school in Illinois.


CPS Pre-K Glitches Make For Frustrating Start To School Year

Teachers and parents blame empty seats and long waiting lists on a complicated enrollment process and poor communication.


In Rare Departure, CPS Neighborhood School Wins Top National Honor

National Blue Ribbon award for CPS’ Solomon Elementary shows why “neighborhood schools matter.”

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South Loop Parents: Plan To Change School To High School About Politics

Parents from a South Loop elementary school claim a controversial plan to convert their building into a high school is all about politics.

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Report: Higher Tuition, Limited Grants Preventing Low-Income Illinois Students From Getting College Degree

A report says higher tuition and limited state grants are increasingly preventing low-income students from getting a college degree in Illinois.


Report: College Diploma Out-Of-Reach For Growing Number Of Low-Income Students

A new report finds rising cost of Illinois colleges and lack of aid is making enrollment and graduation harder for low-income students.

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Sen. Durbin Highlights Military Service Of 'Dreamers'

Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited a Chicago high school military academy Monday to push for immigration reform.

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Federal Judge Rules City Can Begin Construction On Viaducts

A federal judge is allowing the city of Chicago to begin construction at viaducts in the Uptown neighborhood, despite a legal challenge from homeless people who live there.

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Chicago App Lets Users Cook For Their Neighbors

A new app launched in Chicago allows people to buy homemade food from their neighbors.

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Judge Rules Former Priest Is Danger To Children

A Cook County judge has ruled that a former Catholic priest is a sexually violent person and should be committed indefinitely.

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Illinois Residents Could Miss ACA Enrollment

The ACA enrollment period will be shorter this year, and cutting advertisement for the program means some may get shut out, an expert says.

Every Other Hour

In Funerals, One Englewood Teen Sees A Future

For 18-year-old DaQuan Mosely, the funeral home offers a career path — and refuge from violence.

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Car Dealership Mechanics Go On Strike

Mechanics at more than 130 car dealerships in the Chicago area are on strike today.

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The City Of Chicago Is Looking To Change Health Policies

The city of Chicago is asking residents how it should improve the city’s health policies.


Judge Dismisses Suit Against Delayed Cook County Soda Tax

The tax originally was to take effect July 1 but the Illinois Retail Merchants Association sued, arguing the tax is too vague.

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New DCFS Head Answers Questions About Joliet Toddler’s Death

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is making changes as an investigation continues into the death of a toddler.

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Organization Aims To Expand Sexual Exploitation Awareness

A Chicago organization is working to expand education for men about sexual exploitation on college campuses.

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New Community Court Aims To Bring Restoration And Restitution

The Circuit Court of Cook County is opening the state’s first ever Restorative Justice Community Court in Chicago.

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More Than 20 Nursing Homes Across Illinois Cited For Violations

More than twenty nursing home facilities across Illinois were cited for violations over the past three months.

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