Those living and working in the Loop have certainly seen and heard from Occupy Chicago. For just under a month, demonstrators have been occupying the area in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Dozens of families have approached Cook County officials to help identify victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.Gacy killed 33 young men in the 1970s and buried them under his house near the Northwest side of Chicago.
A new architecture tour let people from across the region indulge their curiosity over the weekend. Open House Chicago gave the public access to about 130 nooks and crannies that are normally off limits, such as the store windows at Macy's.
Monday was a tough day at the track for proponents of gambling expansion in Illinois. The General Assembly’s gambling bill never actually made it to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk; but that didn’t stop him from shooting it down.
The battle over gambling is not unique to Illinois. In the last two years, at least 37 state legislatures sought to do the same: During the past three decades, legalized gambling has become a $92 billion industry nationwide. Journalist Sam Skolnik said this revenue also has its costs.
The Cook County Forest Preserve includes 68,000 acres of public prairies, forests and wetlands. Depending on the location, visitors can do many things in the preserves, from horseback riding to bird watching.