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  1. Fight Or Flight: Taking Back Chicago's Violent BlocksRead the original story

    Jun 27, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Desmond Bell asks residents of the 6100 block of Kimbark Ave. to speak up if they witnessed the shooting of his 3-year-old son, Devon Quinn, who is now paralyzed. The shooter has been arrested but Bell says more witnesses are needed to ensure a conviction. 1 comment

  2. DOJ Holding Series Of Public Forums On CPDRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The Department of Justice is hosting a series of public forums on its investigation of the Chicago Police Department.  It's been more than six months since it first announced it was looking into CPD's use of force policy and how it responds to citizen complaints.  The division is investigating to determine whether Chicago police have systematically violated residents' rights.  Now, Justice officials want members of the community to share their experiences with policing in Chicago. The first of three upcoming public forums will be held Wednesday night at Kennedy-King College on the West Side.

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  3. Officials Host Community Meetings On Lead Found In Water At Chicago SchoolsRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago Public Schools officials are holding community meetings all this week to address concerns about lead found in the water at a number of the city's schools. As of Friday, test results from 26 of the 87 schools have shown lead levels to be above the federal EPA's standards.

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  4. Tears, Tributes And Tensions As Chicago Remembers The Orlando Shooting VictimsRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Conversations around the Orlando shooting have focused on terrorism, homophobia and gun control. A Chicago gay rights activist says one thing being overshadowed in the conversation about the Orlando shooting: the issue of race.

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  5. As Of Today, Wrigley Produces Skittles In ChicagolandRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    As of today, Wrigley is producing Skittles in the Chicago area. The company says it spent $50 million to expand production to the town of Yorkville, southwest of Chicago, where it has already been making Life Savers and Juicy Fruit.

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  6. McDonald's To Relocate To Harpo StudiosRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    McDonald's is moving back to Chicago and into the old home of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." The world's biggest hamburger chain said Monday that it signed a lease to move its corporate headquarters in 2018 from the leafy suburbs of Oak Brook, Illinois, to downtown Chicago.

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  7. Kids' Art Installation Invites Illinois Gov. Rauner To 'Stop By Anytime'Read the original story

    Jun 10, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Second graders in Sarah Ferry's class pose next to the chair they've put out to invite Gov. Bruce Rauner to come visit their school. Every year, the kids at Nettelhorst Elementary in Lakeview tie a rainbow of colored ribbons to their playground fence.

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  8. Southeast Side Residents Continue Fight Against PetcokeRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Members of the Chicago South East Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke hold a press conference on Thursday. The group is calling on the city to ban petcoke.

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  9. Urban Rivers Works To Restore The Chicago River's EcosystemRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The Chicago-based Urban Rivers group is working to create a park on the east side of Goose Island, as part of its mission to connect water "to the community by bringing together art, education and nature."

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  10. StoryCorps Chicago: Newly Exonerated Man Believes The Criminal Justice System Works...EventuallyRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Ben Baker grew up in the Ida B. Wells housing projects in Bronzeville where he says a Chicago police officer planted drugs on him and his wife in 2005. Baker spent almost ten years in prison because of that drug charge.  But the police officer he says framed them, was later caught in an FBI sting and went to prison. Baker was exonerated and finally released from prison four months ago.

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  11. City Of Chicago Salutes Alligator Records On Their 45thRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Bruce Iglauer, founder of Alligator Records, reclines among CDs of artists recorded on his record label at his Chicago warehouse in 2001. Alligator Records is now celebrating 45 years.

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  12. 15-year-old Fabien Lavinder was shot to death blocks from his home on S. Muskegon in Chicago.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    On a green tablecloth, sub sandwiches sit on a dining room table inside of Fabien Lavinder's home on S. Muskegon Ave on Chicago's South Side. "I'm in a state of denial," Wright said through tears. 1 comment

  13. School Funding Fight Focuses On Class SizesRead the original story

    May 31, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    When it comes to talking about the state budget and Chicago's schools, it all comes down to class size.  The threat is if state lawmakers don't come up with more money for Chicago schools, class sizes will shoot up. CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has told principals they will have to cut between 20 and 40 percent of their school budget.

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  14. Beaches jammed for Memorial DayRead the original story

    May 30, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Monday morning, North Avenue Beach looked more like one of MTV's Spring Break reality shows than Chicago in May. Summer-like weather and the Memorial Day holiday brought out beachgoers in droves--making it nearly impossible by noon to find a free spot on the sand near the water. David Oliva found more space on the rocks closer to Oak Street Beach.

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  15. It's Official: Beach Season In Chicago Begins NowRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago park district lifeguards get boats in the water at North Avenue Beach. Millions of swimmers are expected to hit Chicago's 26 lakefront beaches this season.

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  16. Student Protest Budget CutsRead the original story

    May 27, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago Public Schools students sitting outside of the Governor's office while he was meeting with House Speaker Michael Madigan and other leaders. Illinois lawmakers are still deciding on how to pay for the state's public schools in September.

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  17. What's that building lightning round montageRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    An anonymous listener pointed out this castle-like structure that sticks out among Lincoln Park's conventional homes. Located on the corner of Greenview Avenue and Montana Street, it looks like it was made out of red-granite Legos. But the most eye-catching features are the windows--virtually every window opening is filled with glass brick and covered with wrought iron.

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  18. Should Chicago Be Celebrating Demolitions?Read the original story

    May 24, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The vacant lot at the 6700 block of S. Wolcott Avenue, about a month after the city demolished the building there. One morning in March, Sheila and Stephen Grayson walked out the door of their Englewood home to find a bulldozer alongside a bit of pomp and circumstance.

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  19. Largest Nutrient Recovery Facility To Open In SuburbsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The Mississippi River carries enormous amounts of sediments and nutrients into the Gulf of Mexico. Nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen cause algae growth, which creates an oxygen-depleted dead zone along a broad strip of the U.S. coast.  To combat this phenomenon, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is opening the world's largest nutrient recovery facility in Cicero, IL.  Environmentalist  Robert F. Kennedy Jr.  and Phillip Abrary, president and CEO of Ostara , a nutrient management company behind the project, are in Chicago to celebrate the opening.

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  20. What Evacuating Chicago Would Actually Look LikeRead the original story

    May 24, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    After planes hit the World Trade Center towers on the morning of September 11, 2001, Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley jumped into action.

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