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  1. Bond Set for Chicago Officer in Shooting DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer : Officer Jason Van Dyke has been locked up since Nov. 24, when prosecutors charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. On the same day, authorities released the dashcam video that shows McDonald - armed with a small knife and walking down a street on the city's southwest side - being shot repeatedly by the 37-year-old Van Dyke.


  2. Hundreds Block Retail Entrances in Protest of Laquan McDonald InvestigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 27 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down four lanes of traffic in Chicago's ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer. Demonstrators shrugged off a cold drizzling rain to turn the traditional start of the holiday shopping season on Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile into a high-profile platform from which to deliver their message: The killing of Laquan McDonald was another example of what they say is the systemic disregard police show for the lives and rights of black people.


  3. Mold-a-Rama-ramaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    "Jack put the coins in and I remember standing with him at the machine saying, 'Look at how f---king cool this is! Look at those dials moving! This is so bad--s!'" How often do you hear a story about a rock star freaking out at a museum? According to Ben Blackwell, head of production at Third Man Records, this was Jack White's reaction when he purchased a John Deer tractor mold from the Mold-A-Rama machine at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, which they visited together during some downtime on the White Stripes' 2005 tour. That's right, Mold-A-Rama: that space-age looking vending machine found at most major Chicago tourist spots, including both zoos, the Willis Tower, and the Field Museum.


  4. The 5 most lucrative zip codes for house flipping in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 2 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Several Chicago neighborhoods have made another Top 10 list. They're not the hottest areas, or the chic-est, or the ones with the best restaurants.


  5. Two Chicago schools inch closer to integration after divided voteRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 3 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The decision on whether to merge, and integrate, two schools on opposite ends of the income divide is being kicked upstairs to top Chicago Public Schools officials. The local school council at Ogden International School voted seven to six in favor of a possible merger with nearby Jenner Academy of the Arts.


  6. Reward offered in shooting of 9 year old on Chicago's South SideRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 3 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago police say Area South detectives are looking into two credible theories in the daylight murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. The first is that Tyshawn was walking through the alley Monday after school, came upon a conflict, and was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. 2 comments

  7. Inside the historic former HQ of EBONY and JETRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Barbara Karant photographed the interior of the former Johnson Publishing Company building on Michigan Ave., which was home to EBONY and JET Magazines. If you've never gotten a chance to see inside the former headquarters of EBONY and JET magazines, your time has come.


  8. Chicago's top chefs cook for all of CPSRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Six years ago, chef Paul Kahan got back from a trip to the White House and he was all fired up. So Kahan invited his community of chef friends to heed the call.


  9. Online ads shut out Section 8 families despite lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Despite a 25-year old Chicago law banning the practice, landlords across the city still explicitly discriminate against Section 8 voucher holders, WBEZ has found. Since 1990, the city's Fair Housing Ordinance has deemed it illegal to discriminate against families who pay all or part of their rent with Housing Choice Vouchers.


  10. Alleys and the making of Chicago's shadow cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chances are, unless you're taking out garbage or trying to squeeze a U-Haul back there, you rarely think about the narrow lane that can cut through a block. Here's at least one reason to take note: Chicago is the alley capital of the country, with more than 1,900 miles of them within its borders.


  11. Funding for Chicago's anti-violence programs frozenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    In this April 3, 2013 photo, Derek Brown, right, a former Vice Lords gang chief, works with students at William Penn Elementary School in Chicago during an after-school program aimed at keeping kids out of trouble. Brown works with organizations such as Mothers Opposed to Violence Everywhere and the anti-violence group CeaseFire, both of which lack state funding due to Illinois' budget stalemate. 2 comments

  12. Chicago Ideas Week 2015Read the original story

    Oct 6, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago Ideas is a movement built on one core belief: When a broad spectrum of thinkers and instigators share ideas, we have the power to transform our world. A week of thought provoking conversations and talks from influential figures begins October 12th and runs through October 18th.


  13. Uptown's moment as a 'Hillbilly Heaven'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Why tens of thousands of white Southern migrants made the North Side neighborhood home, only to leave a short time later. Hillbilly Heaven.


  14. First Chicago festival to highlight modern Filipino food and culture takes place SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chef Christine Subido and food journalist SarahLynn Pablo join us to talk about the new festival celebrating Filipino food and culture. Chicago has a lot of festivals, but none that highlight modern Filipino food and culture.


  15. Principals blindsided by more cuts to special needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    In an unprecedented move, Chicago Public Schools plans to cut another $12 million from special education based on official enrollment numbers released late last week. Principals were first told they would have until the end of the day Tuesday to file appeals, but after fielding complaints, CPS officials moved the deadline back to November 2. Special education took a deep cut over the summer after district officials did a review of how students with special learning needs were being supported.


  16. Emanuel pitching almost $600M property tax hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Emanuel's office confirmed Monday that the mayor will propose a $544 million increase that would go toward the city's severely underfunded police and fire pension fund. That's on top of an additional $45 million property tax increase for school construction the mayor is asking the city council to support.


  17. The education of Jose GarciaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    "I didn't expect to be here," he says on the first day of classes at Rauner College Prep, one of the 16 campuses of the Noble Street Network of Charter Schools, the city's largest network of publicly-funded, privately-run high schools. Jose is a graduate of this school and when he was a senior, his classmates voted him "Most Likely to Teach at Rauner."


  18. Chicago Blues Experience Museum to open on Navy PierRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    One thing that's not giving Buddy Guy the Blues? Something he's been waiting for looks like it's really happening... The backers behind a museum dedicated to Chicago Blues music is set to open on Navy Pier in 2017. "Chicago and these great blues players should be remembered forever.


  19. Soda tax hearings bubble over with debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Ald. George Cardenas says his soda tax could help improve health and generate revenue for the city. He chaired a committee hearing on the proposal Wednesday. 11 comments

  20. Black studies group founded in Chicago celebrates 100 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Daryl Scott, national president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, unveils a new plaque commemorating group's 100 years. Carter G. Woodson , the father of Black History Month, first began his journey to promote black life and culture 100 years ago on the South Side of Chicago. 1 comment

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