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

    Thursday Sep 11 | 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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  2. He threatened to - push my nose through my brain'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | 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

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

    Wednesday Sep 3 | 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Chicago sorting kids into separate high schools by achievementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    This spring, at grammar schools all across Chicago, thousands of eighth graders donned caps and gowns and walked across auditorium stages to receive their elementary school diplomas.

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  17. Sister cities: Chicago's international familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    We use the word "sister" when we talk about our siblings or sometimes our best friends, people who are so close they might as well be family. 1 comment

  18. Developer defends record on affordabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Jay Michael's brand, FLATS Chicago, has converted seven residential properties on Chicago's far North Side to market-rate housing.

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  19. Distressed condo programs turns units back into apartment rentalsRead the original story

    Jul 10, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    A construction worker tears out and puts in new drywall in a nine-unit building on 80th Street and St. Lawrence Avenue on Chicago's South Side.

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  20. Emanuel backs minimum wage hike to $13Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he is backing a plan to boost the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour.

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