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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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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.


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.


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.


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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Judge Orders Some Palatine School Staff Back To Work

Unionized school support staff continue to strike in suburban Palatine, but some have been ordered by a judge to return to work.

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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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