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  1. Thai Town opens in Albany ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chef Arun Sampathavivat has worked for four years to try to open Thai Town Center in an old Albany Park police station. The center is housed in an old police station and features a restaurant, noodle bar, wellness center, and Buddhist shrine.

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  2. Boy, 7, killed during violent July 4 celebrationsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Sunday at a news conference that the bullet that killed 7-year-old Amari Brown was intended for his father, a "ranking gang member." Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family was among three people who were shot and killed overnight in Chicago.

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  3. The legacy of Willie Dixon on his 100th birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Next to the legendary Chess Records building on South Michigan Ave. sits Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation. Dixon was a prolific songwriter and this is where his songs, like Little Red Rooster, Wang Dang Doodle and Hoochie Coochie Man were recorded by blues stars Howlin' Wolf, Koko Taylor and Muddy Waters.

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  4. Closing time for futures trading pits in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Next week marks the end of an era at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. For more than 160 years, traders in colorful blazers crowded into pits, shouting orders for commodities like corn, cattle and pork bellies.

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  5. The night Chicago politicians spent punching each other in the faceRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Things have been getting pretty heated on the Illinois political beat lately, but as it turns out, it's nothing compared to the fisticuffs of nearly two decades ago. I want us to look back at a time in Chicago's history when aldermen were punching each other in the face.

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  6. In Chicago, eternal rest ain't so eternalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    This year, for the first time ever, Americans' preference for cremation will surpass their preference for burial, according to industry surveys conducted by the National Funeral Directors Association . That means that up until this point, most Americans expected to be buried.

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  7. Battle over oil train rules pit safety against costRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The federal government's new rules aimed at preventing explosive oil train derailments are sparking a backlash from all sides. The railroads, oil producers and shippers say some of the new safety requirements are unproven and too costly, yet some safety advocates and environmental groups say the regulations aren't strict enough and still leave too many people at risk.

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  8. Aldermen approve $1.1B borrowing planRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Later this summer, the city of Chicago will lean heavily on a massive borrowing package as it attempts to dig its way out of its dire financial situation. The City Council signed off on borrowing $1.1 billion in general obligation bonds Wednesday, without any further discussion.

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  9. Morning Shift: Inside McCarthy's listening tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The fourth game of a seven-game series always proves interesting: a team can win in a sweep, or take a decisive 3-1 lead that history has proven very difficult for the other team to come back from, or it can mean a clean slate with both teams at 2-2. A Blackhawks win provides the latter scenario.

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  10. Future of Finkl Steel site puts heat on new aldermanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    It may not seem like the hottest topic of conversation at first. But when more than 30 acres of land left by an old manufacturing plant are up for grabs, developers, homeowners, nonprofits, neighborhood groups, and others can let their imaginations run wild about the best and highest possible use.

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  11. Chicago school board to consider charter relocations, renewalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Ald. James Cappleman is against a proposal that would move The Noble Academy, a public charter school, to his ward. The Chicago Board of Education is expected to vote on proposals that would expand enrollment at several charters schools and move some into different buildings.

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  12. New aldermen sworn into City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Inauguration day is here: Chicago's mayor, treasurer, city clerk and new class of aldermen will all be sworn in at the Chicago Theatre Monday morning. Of course, many of the people on stage will be familiar faces: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Clerk Susana Mendoza and Treasurer Kurt Summers have already been serving the city, along with a majority of aldermen.

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  13. Chicago May Day protests to include anti-violence as themeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Protesters cross the Jackson St. bridge across the Chicago River as part of a May Day demonstration, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Chicago. About 2,000 activists marched to demand immigration reform and greater protections for workers.

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  14. Schock donor sues for refundRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's legal problems expanded Wednesday as a contributor sued to force the repayment of millions of campaign dollars, saying he was tricked into believing the young lawmaker who has since resigned amid questions about his spending was "a breath of fresh air" in a corruption-riddled state. The unusual lawsuit filed by Howard Foster, a Chicago lawyer who pitched in just $500 to Schock, cites Illinois' long history of political and financial shenanigans - from a pre-Civil War governor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s recent prison term for misusing campaign funds - and plants Schock among them in claiming his fundraising arm was a corrupt racket.

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  15. Moto chef Homaro Cantu found dead in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The 38-year-old Cantu was known for blending science and fine dining at his Michelin starred restaurant Moto in the city's West Loop. The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed the death but did not release a cause.

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  16. CIMMfest kicks off this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Getting underway with a launch party Thursday and then kicking into high gear Friday through Sunday, the 7th annual Chicago International Movies & Music Festival once again features a promising roster of strong music films and live performances.

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  17. Emanuel likely to stay the course on education in second termRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel points as he speaks during a victorious election night at Plumbers Local 130 Union Hall, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Chicago. Emanuel now will face challenges at Chicago Public Schools that look a lot like the challenges of four years ago: declining enrollment, ballooning pension costs, and an expiring contract with the Chicago Teachers Union.

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  18. Drumming for dollars as a Chicago bucket boyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    If you work or visit Chicago's Loop or use the exits along the South Side's Dan Ryan Expressway, there's a good chance you've experienced a fixture of the city known as the bucket boys. And if you haven't seen them directly, maybe you've heard them from afar, mostly young men drumming on buckets and asking for a donation in return.

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  19. Emanuel repeats victory in black wardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Four years ago, Emanuel won most of the votes in black wards. On Tuesday, he repeated that performance in a runoff by receiving on average 57 percent of the vote in those South and West side wards.

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  20. Emanuel wins re-election over Garcia in race for Chicago mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks to reporters at a campaign office, Monday, April 6, 2015, in Chicago, as he and opponent Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia rally supporters ahead of the city's mayoral runoff election on Tuesday. It's the first runoff since Chicago switched to non-partisan elections 20 years ago.

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