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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel often touts $4 billion in 'Neighborhoods Now' projects. But those include a hodgepodge of public and private funds, from McCormick Place area improvements to millions for a private West Loop club that requires a headshot photo to get in.
A federal judge has set in motion improvements to Illinois’ troubled Department of Children and Family Services. The action came after WBEZ found some minors were waiting behind bars even after they were cleared to go home.
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock again was forced to defend his travel and spending habits after a report that he spent more than $10,000 of taxpayer money to have staff accompany him on a trip to New York City.