Chicago Newswire

Chicago Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Chicago, IL.

Results 1 - 20 of 60 for "u:wbez.org" in Chicago, IL

  1. Chicago school board to consider charter relocations, renewalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Ald. James Cappleman is against a proposal that would move The Noble Academy, a public charter school, to his ward. The Chicago Board of Education is expected to vote on proposals that would expand enrollment at several charters schools and move some into different buildings.

    Comment?

  2. New aldermen sworn into City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Inauguration day is here: Chicago's mayor, treasurer, city clerk and new class of aldermen will all be sworn in at the Chicago Theatre Monday morning. Of course, many of the people on stage will be familiar faces: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Clerk Susana Mendoza and Treasurer Kurt Summers have already been serving the city, along with a majority of aldermen.

    Comment?

  3. Chicago May Day protests to include anti-violence as themeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Protesters cross the Jackson St. bridge across the Chicago River as part of a May Day demonstration, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Chicago. About 2,000 activists marched to demand immigration reform and greater protections for workers.

    Comment?

  4. Schock donor sues for refundRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's legal problems expanded Wednesday as a contributor sued to force the repayment of millions of campaign dollars, saying he was tricked into believing the young lawmaker who has since resigned amid questions about his spending was "a breath of fresh air" in a corruption-riddled state. The unusual lawsuit filed by Howard Foster, a Chicago lawyer who pitched in just $500 to Schock, cites Illinois' long history of political and financial shenanigans - from a pre-Civil War governor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s recent prison term for misusing campaign funds - and plants Schock among them in claiming his fundraising arm was a corrupt racket.

    Comment?

  5. Moto chef Homaro Cantu found dead in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The 38-year-old Cantu was known for blending science and fine dining at his Michelin starred restaurant Moto in the city's West Loop. The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed the death but did not release a cause.

    Comment?

  6. CIMMfest kicks off this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Getting underway with a launch party Thursday and then kicking into high gear Friday through Sunday, the 7th annual Chicago International Movies & Music Festival once again features a promising roster of strong music films and live performances.

    Comment?

  7. Emanuel likely to stay the course on education in second termRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel points as he speaks during a victorious election night at Plumbers Local 130 Union Hall, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Chicago. Emanuel now will face challenges at Chicago Public Schools that look a lot like the challenges of four years ago: declining enrollment, ballooning pension costs, and an expiring contract with the Chicago Teachers Union.

    Comment?

  8. Drumming for dollars as a Chicago bucket boyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    If you work or visit Chicago's Loop or use the exits along the South Side's Dan Ryan Expressway, there's a good chance you've experienced a fixture of the city known as the bucket boys. And if you haven't seen them directly, maybe you've heard them from afar, mostly young men drumming on buckets and asking for a donation in return.

    Comment?

  9. Emanuel repeats victory in black wardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Four years ago, Emanuel won most of the votes in black wards. On Tuesday, he repeated that performance in a runoff by receiving on average 57 percent of the vote in those South and West side wards.

    Comment?

  10. Emanuel wins re-election over Garcia in race for Chicago mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks to reporters at a campaign office, Monday, April 6, 2015, in Chicago, as he and opponent Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia rally supporters ahead of the city's mayoral runoff election on Tuesday. It's the first runoff since Chicago switched to non-partisan elections 20 years ago.

    Comment?

  11. The Road to Election DayRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    This is it: The conclusion of the historic mayoral runoff election in Chicago has arrived. WBEZ's political duo Lauren Chooljian and Tony Arnold have been following incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia all around the city leading up to the April 7th election.

    Comment?

  12. Emanuel backed by tech's most powerful playersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    President Barack Obama sits with Google Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt during meeting with business leaders to discuss the economy, Wednesday,Jan. 28, 2009, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Seated at rear, from left are: Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol Browner; White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett; and chief economic adviser Larry Summers.

    Comment?

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

    Mar 30, 2015 | 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.

    Comment?

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

    Mar 25, 2015 | 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.

    Comment?

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

    Mar 17, 2015 | 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.

    Comment?

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

    Mar 11, 2015 | 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.

    Comment?

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

    Mar 11, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

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

    Comment?

  18. Skyscrapers on swamplandRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | 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.

    Comment?

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

    Mar 3, 2015 | 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.

    Comment?

  20. 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

Chicago Job Listings
View or post Chicago job listings on Topix.
Chicago Real Estate
News, listings, and foreclosures in Chicago from Topix.
Chicago Mortgages
Find mortgage rates in Chicago on Topix.