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The two mayoral candidates hit each other hard in the same spots: Garcia says Emanuel’s too focused on the wealthy, not neighborhoods. Emanuel says Garcia’s plans aren't specific enough.

#chicago   #politics   #election   #wbez  

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[Listen] The county is sending a bill to Illinois for the cost of holding state wards left waiting behind bars by the Department of Children and Family Services.

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Longtime civil rights activist Rev. Willie Barrow was an organizer for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She marched on Washington and Selma in the ‘60s — and for decades, worked to stem gun violence in Chicago.

#selma   #civilrights   #chicago   #wbez  

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[Listen] Some of the projects WBEZ found in the full list of Neighborhoods Now projects might not be what an average Chicagoan expects from a program aimed at making neighborhoods more livable, such as development around McCormick Place.

#chicago   #politics   #chicagomayor  

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Plan addresses wards of the state waiting behind bars for placement even after they were cleared to go home.

#dcfs   #fostercare   #illinois   #wbez  

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An Elgin imam charged with sexual assault, prompts calls for greater transparency among Muslim leadership.

#chicago   #religion   #islam   #muslim   #wbez   #suburban  

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When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised to double the number of dropouts CPS would serve, few guessed that he intended to look past existing alternative schools to out-of-town, for-profit companies to fix the problem.

#chicago   #publicschools   #wbez  

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Fast food chain has issued new rules prohibiting suppliers from feeding chickens some antibiotics.

#food   #fastfood   #mcdonalds   #wbez  

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Engineers once compared Chicago’s soggy soil to jelly cake. How did they build a forest of skyscrapers on it?

#chicago   #architecture   #wbez  

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The Indiana High School Athletic Association suspended Griffith and Hammond high schools from the state playoffs after a brawl in February. 

#northwestindiana   #highschool   #sports   #wbez  
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