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  1. Charters might move into closed CPS schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    A LEARN charter school rents space across the street from the now vacant Calhoun North school . Chicago Public Schools paid $67,151 in utilities for Calhoun North from Sept.


  2. Why are thousands of Chicago's Chinese buried in Stickney?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    It's not for the food - in fact they usually bring their own. And it's not for their culture - the suburb is historically Bohemian.


  3. Englewood prepares for Whole Foods openingRead the original story

    Thursday May 7 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    It's been more than a year-and-a-half since Whole Foods announced it was setting up shop in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, and the store's opening is still more than a year away. But that doesn't mean the community is sitting idly by.


  4. Emanuel announces more O'Hare noise hearingsRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    After a quick trip to Washington this week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city will hold two more public hearings before a new runway opens at O'Hare International Airport. But the Northwest Side community group that's long protested the noise problems is calling the mayor's move "insufficient."


  5. Earth Day primer for eating greenerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Aquaponics programs in Chicago, like this one at Lane Tech High School, help bring fresh local produce to Chicagoans all year long. It's Earth Day again.


  6. 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.


  7. The legacy of Michael Jordan in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Everyone from superfans to the casual office bracket pool participant follows NCAA March Madness. We rally around underdogs.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. Signs point to Chicago as favorite for Obama libraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago. Two Chicago schools and one each in New York and Honolulu are in the running for the library and presidential museum, and Obama is set to pick a winner within weeks.


  11. Map: Where do WBEZ listeners get their coffee fix?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago Public Radio listeners love their coffee. Metropolis and its flagship cafe in Edgewater was among the top picks from our Facebook followers.


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  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.


  15. Where do mayoral candidates stand on Chicago's big issues?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicagoans go to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 24 . We dug through debates and speeches to make voters a study guide of where candidates for Chicago Mayor stand on the big issues.


  16. Gentrification and Jackie Robinson West Little LeagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The Jackie Robinson West All Stars baseball team stand on the field at their hometown ballpark in Chicago during a rally Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The team was stripped of its title Wednesday.


  17. CTU president Karen Lewis speaks upRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    If 35 minutes behind a microphone after months of silence proves anything about Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, it's this: She hasn't changed much. Lewis spoke to a crowd of people for the first time since being diagnosed with a brain tumor last fall.


  18. Studs Terkel's 1963 Train Ride to WashingtonRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Among the hundreds of thousands who joined Martin Luther King, Jr. for the 1963 March on Washington D.C for civil rights were some 800 Chicagoans who traveled there overnight by train. Chicago legend Studs Terkel went with them.


  19. Hey Mayor! Teens talk Chicago politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    You may be noticing more political ads as the February municipal elections inch closer. The election determines the future face of City Hall: all 50 aldermanic seats are up, as well as the office of mayor.


  20. Weird and wonderful things about ChicagoRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    There are a bunch of standard things that come to mind when locals and non-Chicagoans alike think of Chicago: Al Capone, deep dish pizza, soaring skyscrapers, sports teams, corrupt politicians, freezing winters and Oprah, just to name a few. If you're so over this narrow and stale view of this multifaceted town, we've got some hope for you.


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