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  1. City Colleges Faculty Votes No Confidence in ChancellorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Faculty Council President Jennifer Alexander, an early childhood development instructor at Richard J. Daley College, presented the declaration of no confidence at a board meeting Thursday morning. "We are exceptionally concerned that our chancellor's actions are destroying our mission, the values and the integrity of the City Colleges," she said.

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  2. Don't Call My Town 'Chi-Town'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 8 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    On New Year's Eve, host Tony Sarabia caught a little bit of "Chitown Rising," the live event billed as Chicago's answer to the festivities in Times Square. It was the first year, and it was broadcast on NBC 5, Telemundo, and had Mario Lopez -- yes, AC Slater -- as the MC.

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  3. City Lawyer Resigns, Judge Orders New Trial in Police Shooting CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Gloria Pinex holds a photo of her son Darius Pinex, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, photo at her home in Chicago. Darius, was killed by Chicago police in 2011.

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  4. The Swinging Times of Chicago's Revolving DoorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Sometimes, it takes a visitor to notice something unusual and special about your city. That was the case for Flora Alderman, a lifelong Chicagoan who, in her retirement, leads walking tours in downtown Chicago.

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  5. Billy Strayhorn's niece: "He understood his gift and shared it"Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Billy Strayhorn may not be as well-known as Duke Ellington, but for three decades the two were close collaborators and friends. Strayhorn was a prolific songwriter who helped pen some of Ellington's most enduring music.

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  6. Author of Police Misconduct Study Comissioned by Emanuel Weighs InRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. Now, a week after the video's release, the Chicago mayor has fired the police superintendent, created a new task force for police accountability and expanded the use of body cameras.

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  7. You can now search police complaints in ChicagoRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Craig Futterman, law professor and founder of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project at the University of Chicago, and Jamie Kalven, an investigative journalist and writer with the Invisible Institute, talk about the project on the Morning Shift. Anyone can file a complaint against a police officer in Chicago, but what happens to that allegation once it's in the department's hands? How often is the officer reprimanded or suspended? And is justice being served? A new first-of-its-kind database called Citizens Police Data Project seeks to help answer those questions and hold CPD officers accountable for the way they interact with Chicagoans.

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  8. Chicagoan's NGO saves children from slaveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Senyo has five crushed vertebrae - compressing against his spinal cord. He is incontinent, unable to stand up straight or walk unassisted.

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  9. Food carts push closer to legalizationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    This kind of on-the-cart preparation and customization of fruit and vegetable cups would be illegal under proposed new rules on food carts. Chicago's health department says it's safer when the produce is prepared and packaged in advance.

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  10. 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."

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  11. Chicagoans upset with CPS budget proposalRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Parents, teachers, and activists gave Chicago Public Schools officials an earful last night over its proposed budget for next school year. The budget relies on a gamble that state lawmakers in Springfield will come through with almost $500 million in pension help.

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  12. Dollar stores are going gourmetRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Well, that's one item to be had at the Family Dollar on Belmont in Chicago's Montclare neighborhood. As a matter of fact, you'll find a lot of food products that you'll also find on the shelves of more upscale stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joes - things like vegetable and chicken pot stickers, barbecue pork steam buns, and salmon steaks.

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  13. What happens to Chicago's blue cart recycling?Read the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Sara Bibik waited years for her blue cart. In February 2014, Chicago finished rolling out the curbside or alleyway recycling containers to every small residential building in the city, fulfilling a promise first made seven years earlier.

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  14. CPS, Emanuel warn of deep cuts, layoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The proposal cuts $200 million from schools, raises property taxes, asks teachers to pay more into their pensions, and pushes Springfield to increase overall school funding. The mayor's proposal came as state lawmakers were entertaining a bill from Illinois Senate President John Cullerton that would freeze property taxes and eliminate grants currently promised to CPS in exchange for picking up about $200 million of the cash-strapped school district's "normal" pension costs over the next two years.

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  15. Charters might move into closed CPS schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    A LEARN charter school rents space across the street from the now vacant Calhoun North school . Chicago Public Schools paid $67,151 in utilities for Calhoun North from Sept.

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