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  1. Of real estate and religionRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    These days Wacker Drive rivals LaSalle as the epicenter of Chicago's financial district. The drive's high-rise office buildings tower over the Chicago River like walls of a canyon.

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  2. Are Chicago's yellow lights unsafe, or just unfair?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Pavel Gigov received a red light camera ticket at a North Side intersection where he felt the yellow light was too short. He says the city undermines public trust by ignoring best engineering practices with its traffic signals.

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  3. Tensions and torches after the Great FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The Great Chicago Fire has been a key part of Chicago's identity since the fateful dry, windy night of October 8, 1871, when the O'Leary barn caught on fire. The blaze is represented by one of the stars on the city's flag.

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  4. Push for solar power comes to Chicago's Southeast SideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Not long ago in a small storefront on Baltimore Avenue near the Indiana border a handful of folks got schooled on solar energy. It was part education, part sales pitch put on by Seth Johnson, policy advocate with the Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago.

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  5. Chicago without the FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Of course, there's no way of knowing how history would have changed if that fire hadn't swept across more than 3 square miles of Chicago on Oct. 8, 1871, destroying 18,000 buildings, killing some 300 people and leaving 100,000 homeless. What we can offer are educated guesses from historians, authors and experts on Chicago architecture.

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  6. Fraud potential issue in medical marijuana programRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Medical marijuana prescriptions are filled at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif. As Illinois nears the opening of its own dispensaries, some want to set up clinics to prescribe when other physicians won't.

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  7. He threatened to - push my nose through my brain'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Police brutality lawsuits against a Chicago district commander who allegedly put his pistol into a suspect's mouth have cost taxpayers more than a quarter million dollars, a WBEZ review of court records and city settlements has found. That amount appears certain to increase as the city faces three more lawsuits, including one filed this week, that allege excessive force by the commander, Glenn Evans, 52. The plaintiffs' cases could benefit from a criminal prosecution of Evans, who was charged last month with aggravated battery and official misconduct. 2 comments

  8. Meet the voices behind Illinois political adsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Think of radio and TV campaign ads as the soundtrack of an election season: Deep and ominous voices sound the attack, while sugary and optimistic tones signal support for a candidate.

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  9. Tiny religious sect thrives in Chicagoland despite cultural clashRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    When Hemali Shah was a girl, sometimes it was hard to be a Jain. She wanted to run in the grass with other kids, but had to worry about accidentally stepping on an insect, and killing it.

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  10. Why doesn't South Shore have a grocery store?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    But most noticeable is the 65,000 sq. ft. vacant space in a strip mall at 71st and Jeffrey Boulevard.

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  11. Enough with the 'Footloose'/EDM nonsense at the Congress TheaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    As first reported by Darryl Holliday at DNAinfo.com - and subsequently repeated by every other blog in town, most of which made superficial comparisons to the 1984 film Footloose - troubled Congress Theater owner Erineo "Eddie" Carranza has signed a city-crafted plan of operation for the venue that prohibits him or any future owner from hosting the ... (more)

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  12. Try to do something nice - and face a year in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Though he's been living in a small town in Southwestern Michigan for the last few years, Darren Robbins is a familiar face in the Chicago music scene.

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  13. It's (finally?) Jane Byrne's turnRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Shortly before Chicago's City Council officially honored former Mayor Jane Byrne by naming the Water Tower Plaza after her , her name had been thrown about quite a bit.

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  14. Demoted worker kills self, wounds CEO in Loop shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    A demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown Chicago high-rise office building in the city's bustling financial district, police said.

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  15. CPD leaves commander in post despite DNA testRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is leaving a West Side police commander in his post despite an April recommendation by the city's Independent Police Review Authority that his police powers be stripped.

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  16. Where do Chicago's bats hang out?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    But it didn't take long for him to be disabused. "I saw it twitch real quick," he says.

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  17. Jane Byrne to be honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The Chicago City Council voted Wednesday to honor Jane Byrne by renaming the plaza surrounding the historic Water Tower building on Michigan Avenue after her.

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  18. Jane Byrne closer to getting memorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The Chicago City Council Finance Committee unanimously voted Tuesday to honor Jane Byrne by renaming the plaza surrounding the historic Water Tower building on Michigan Avenue after her.

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  19. The birth of a communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago is famous for its ethnic neighborhoods. And there's a funny thing about them.

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  20. How do climate scientists sleep at night?Read the original story

    Jul 20, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    This summer WBEZ has been reporting a lot on water and the Great Lakes. But this week we are beginning a series that puts a twist on that - it is called After Water.

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