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Becky Vevea

Bureau Chief, Chalkbeat Chicago

Becky Vevea is the bureau chief for Chalkbeat Chicago. Before coming to Chalkbeat, she spent a decade at WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR News Station, reporting on city politics and schools, as well as filling in as anchor and host. Becky is an award-winning journalist whose work has also appeared in The New York Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and USA Today. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication and a native of rural central Wisconsin. She currently lives in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood with her husband and two young sons.

According to the Illinois board of education’s funding formula, Chicago will receive a smaller than expected share of new state education funding this year.
Chicago’s school board will vote Wednesday to renew its COVID testing contract with Fisher Scientific for another $85 million. The district initially awarded the company $60 million to run its optional testing program last year, but costs grew to $80 million.