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

    Thursday | 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

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

    Wednesday Feb 25 | 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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  3. The Ultimate Pi Day with the Adler Planetarium and WBEZ 91.5Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | 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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  4. Photos: Chicago's election night partiesRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | 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

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

    Tuesday Feb 24 | 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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  6. Chicago deciding Emanuel's re-election fateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | 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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  7. What's in a name? Legacy aldermanic candidates defend 'The Chicago Way'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | 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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  8. What's in a name? Legacy aldermanic candidates defend "The Chicago Way"Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | 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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  9. Chicago's win on petcoke may be Indiana's lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | 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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  10. Louder Than A Bomb 2015: The 15th Annual Chicago Youth...Read the original story

    Tuesday Feb 17 | 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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  11. Is Rahm's super PAC bringing a gun to a knife fight?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | 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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  12. Footage unearthed of Eastland DisasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | 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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  13. For Chicago blues, sweet home is hard to findRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | 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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  14. Lathrop Homes revamp puts mixed-income housing to the testRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Right next to the Chicago River on the city's North Side, Lathrop Homes , with its black, white and Latino residents, is considered the city's most diverse public housing. It's also on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  15. Five teachers eye city council seatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Susan Sadlowski Garza is the only counselor at Jane Addams Elementary, a school of about 850 students on the far South Side of Chicago. But there, she says, she can only do so much.

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  16. When will Chicago get its next supertall skyscraper?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The last supertall skyscraper in Chicago was the Trump Tower, built in 2009. Before that the city hadn't reached such heights since 1990's Two Prudential Plaza, 16 years after the Willis Tower became the world's tallest building.

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  17. Legal hurdles cleared for Congress Theater redevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Nearly a year after this blog first reported that renowned developer Michael Moyer had purchased the troubled Congress Theater - and after 12 months of legal wrangling bogging down the sale - Cook County Circuit Court has removed the final hurdles, and Moyer and Ald. "Proco" Joe Moreno will hold a press conference on Jan. 24 to announce new plans for the 89-year-old, 3,500-seat Logan Square landmark.

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  18. When is Chicago-area traffic the worst?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Traffic. It's something utterly mundane and expected, but when you're inching through a major city on a car or bus, road congestion can be a kind of personal hell.

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  19. Schools throughout Chicago area closed due to extreme coldRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The National Weather Service says highs on Wednesday in northern Illinois will be from -4 to 2 with wind chills as low as 30 degrees below zero. "The frigid temperatures and winds make a dangerous combination, and it is in the best interest of our students to cancel classes," said CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett in a press release.

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  20. What's in a name?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    In a past life, Chicago suburbs Romeoville and Joliet were Romeo and Juliet. Here are three theories on why that is.

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