This is the second time in three years WBEZ has won the National Murrow Award for investigative reporting.
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From Plastic Free July to a nano-tech coated sponge, scientists in the Chicago area are working hard to fight climate change and waste.
CPS says Urban Prep operated using cash advances and predatory loans. School leaders say its financial issues have been resolved.
They say the state lacks resources to house some troubled kids but they’re working to fix the complicated problem.
The state’s child welfare agency says it has nowhere else to put the children. Opponents call it cruel, and a civil rights violation.
In recordings from a closed-door meeting, former park district board president Avis Lavelle said she left to relieve pressure on Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
The station sued nearly a year ago after the city blacked out portions of a complaint letter from a Chicago Park District lifeguard.
The longtime manager at public pools on the Northwest Side becomes the second supervisor charged in the park district scandal.
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Interim Park District CEO Rosa Escareno will appear at town hall meetings to discuss improving safety for workers and the new Office of Prevention and Accountability.