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  1. Gunfire Often Connected To Gangs Hitting Chicago ChildrenRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The Chicago mother thought she knew when it was safe to take her children outside, that she could protect them by sizing up and avoiding the people whom trouble seemed to follow. Then a bullet fired from a gun that D'Antignay Brashear never saw pierced the cheek of her 4-year-old son, Kavan Collins.

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  2. How The RNC Stirs Memories Of Chicago In 1968Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    People gather onstage July 16 as preparations take place inside Quicken Loans Arena for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The convention is set to run July 18-21.

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  3. Journey to the Heart of ChicagoRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 17 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Will Bouman grew up the son of a geography professor , so he thinks a little more about where things are than most people do. Something bugs him when people describe the Loop - and the start of Chicago's grid-like street address system at State and Madison streets - as the center of the city.

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  4. Puerto Rican singer iLe is making her Chicago debut at Millennium Park Series on Thursday.Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 13 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    On this week's Global Notes , Catalina Maria Johnson, host and producer of Beat Latino on Vocalo, visits Worldview to share a bit of the state of the state of Latin music today .  Catalina also shared all the different opportunities Chicagoans will have to see these artists live at Latin music festivals and concerts across the city:

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  5. Park District Tests Show High Levels Of Lead At Some Public FountainsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 12 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The water at a fountain near the elephant house in Lincoln Park Zoo contained lead at 78.7 ppb-- more than five times that federal standard. Chicago Park District testing at more than 60 parks shows low levels of lead in most drinking fountain water tested.

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  6. Investigator Headed To Court To Defend Key Report On Burge TortureRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 12 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    A pattern of abuse under former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was documented in a 1990 report authored by Michael Goldston.

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  7. Hidden in Plain Sight: Inside Downtown Chicago's Windowless, Doorless BuildingsRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 10 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Editor's note: This piece was produced in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, which provided research, expertise and other assistance during its development. Curious Citizen Tom Koehl grew up in Western Springs and Chicago, but he spent a few years living in New York.

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  8. Illinois Agencies Urge Foster Parents To Take In LGBTQ YouthRead the original story

    Friday Jul 8 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The state of Illinois is trying to make sure there are more foster parents available to take in homeless LGBTQ youth. There are approximately 25,000 homeless youth in Illinois, according to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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  9. West Side Alderman Balancing Spending With Segregated SchoolsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 7 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Skinner West was built in 2009 and has already run out of space. The school houses a special gifted program that draws about two-thirds of all Skinner's students from across Chicago.

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  10. Plaque commemorating their first kiss, 1400 E 53rdRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    That summer, they had their first date, which included a stop at Baskin-Robbins for ice cream. The Baskin-Robbins has since been replaced by a Subway.

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  11. Chicago Gets A New Cultural Czar: Columbia College's Mark KellyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    After 32 years of exuberantly and indefatigably boosting Columbia College Chicago-many called him "Mr. Columbia"-Mark Kelly is leaving the college to replace Michelle Boone as commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, responsible for, as a statement from Columbia President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim put it, "the presentation and promotion of high-quality free festivals, exhibitions, performances and holiday celebrations each year in parks, the historic Chicago Cultural Center and other venues throughout the city." The job is an enormously challenging one, even for someone as energetic as Kelly.

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

    Monday Jun 27 | 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

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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