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  1. Obamacare tax rules trip some immigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Adalberto Martinez's paid a $200 fine for lacking health insurance. But under the Affordable Care Act, he is exempt from the requirement to have health coverage, and from the penalty.

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  2. The life and times of the Chicago rabbitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Our question about rabbits comes from Curious Citizen Jennifer Gadda, who says when she lived in San Francisco and New York, she hardly ever saw rabbits. Not so with her time in The Second City; the little guys were all over the parks or springing between grass and gravel.

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  3. Parents fear loss of school volunteers if Rauner has his wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    "At the time schools had these big ol' giant signs, I can still picture it, it was blue and white, a big banner: Parents! We need you! Volunteer today!" "There was someone in there with their neck popping and the eyes rolling and the lips smacking, saying things like, 'Oh honey this, you gotta go downtown. Honey this, you gotta get fingerprinted.

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  4. Chicago's forgotten Civil War prison campRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Camp Douglas' deadly reputation was swept under the rug but there's a surprising movement to bring it out of the shadows When Chris Rowland's co-worker told him that Chicago was once home to a Civil War prison camp, he almost didn't believe it. But a bit of Googling led Chris to a name, Camp Douglas, and a location, Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.

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  5. Why do millions of Emanuel's 'neighborhood' dollars go to the area near McCormick Place?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Rendering of the planned Marriott Marquis Chicago. Significant portion of Neighborhoods Now cash tied to hotels and stadium near McCormick Place.

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  6. Skyscrapers on swamplandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Editor's note: This was piece was produced in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, which provided research, expertise and other assistance during its development. From his office tower in downtown Chicago, Mike Vendel has no reason to doubt the structural stability of the buildings where he and hundreds of thousands of others spend their workdays.

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  7. Oprah's Harpo Studios to close in DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    An Honorary Oprah Winfrey Way sign stands outside the Harpo Studios before the final taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Chicago, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Oprah Winfrey will close Harpo Studios in Chicago, where she filmed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for more than 20 years, this December, and will transition production for her cable network to a studio in California. Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Network made the announcement Tuesday.

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  8. Chicago Police's so-called Homan Square 'black site' mischaracterizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley talks to press secretary Jackie Heard during a news conference discussing gun laws at the Homan Square Police Warehouse in Chicago, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. A recent Guardian article described the facility as a "black site". 2 comments

  9. Chicago enters phase two of mayor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago is bracing for phase two of the mayor's race. Incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to get more than 50 percent of the vote, which sets up an unprecedented showdown between Emanuel and the second place finisher, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

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  10. The Ultimate Pi Day with the Adler Planetarium and WBEZ 91.5Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    "Pie" is defined as either a pastry filled with fruit or cream-based confectionary that delights the sweet tooth OR round baked dough with tomato sauce, cheese, and toppings - best served Chicago-style! Join WBEZ 91.5 and the Adler Planetarium as we celebrate both Pi and Pie on Saturday, March 14, 2015 . Just like Pi, the fun goes on, and on, and on! There will be two events held at the Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, on Chicago's Museum Campus.

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  11. Photos: Chicago's election night partiesRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Daniel Dale of Ravenswood worked at Garcia's Northside office and has known the candidate for decades. "I'm hopeful that we'll get a runoff where we can really get some conversation around the kind of city we want," Dale said. 1 comment

  12. Election officials report light voter turnout in ChicagoRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Election officials in Chicago say they expect turnout in the city's municipal election to fall well below 2011 levels, when the mayor's race was wide open. Four years ago, about 42 percent of eligible Chicago voters cast ballots.

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  13. Chicago deciding Emanuel's re-election fateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hoped to avoid being forced into a runoff Tuesday as voters weighed his record on school closings, crime and jobs in deciding whether to award the former White House chief of staff a second term. Emanuel was poised to get the most votes after having raised millions of dollars, plastering the airwaves with ads and winning an endorsement from his former boss, President Barack Obama.

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  14. What's in a name? Legacy aldermanic candidates defend 'The Chicago Way'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    A few weeks ago, WGN news anchor Dan Ponce stood in front of a packed crowd in the echoey auditorium of Bateman Elementary School on Chicago's northwest side. He was there to moderate the 33rd ward aldermanic debate , a ward that he himself lives in.

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  15. What's in a name? Legacy aldermanic candidates defend "The Chicago Way"Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    A few weeks ago, WGN news anchor Dan Ponce stood in front of a packed crowd in the echoey auditorium of Bateman Elementary School on Chicago's northwest side. He was there to moderate the 33rd ward aldermanic debate , a ward that he himself lives in.

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  16. Chicago's win on petcoke may be Indiana's lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Tom Shepherd was celebrating on Chicago's South Side Thursday but it had nothing to do with President Barack Obama's arrival to declare the historic Pullman area a National Monument. Shepherd, president of the Southeast Environmental Council, was cautiously optimistic about the news that the area's ongoing petcoke problem is one step closer to being resolved.

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  17. Louder Than A Bomb 2015: The 15th Annual Chicago Youth...Read the original story

    Feb 17, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The largest youth poetry festival in the world, Louder Than A Bomb--Power To The Poets, celebrates its 15th anniversary of giving students a global platform from which to share their stories. Louder Than A Bomb features over 1,200 students from more than 130 Chicago-area schools sharing stories with 10,000-plus audience members.

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  18. Is Rahm's super PAC bringing a gun to a knife fight?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The Chicago Forward super PAC sent this negative mailer against Ald. Scott Waguespack , one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's more outspoken critics on the City Council.

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  19. Footage unearthed of Eastland DisasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Nearly 100 years ago, the SS Eastland capsized in the Chicago River, killing 844 people. The boat, known as the Speed Queen of the Great Lakes, was part of a fleet of excursion boats.

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  20. For Chicago blues, sweet home is hard to findRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Back in the 1950s Buddy Guy was a young blues guitarist living in Louisiana. Like many others he eventually traveled north to Chicago, where the blues scene was thriving.

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