Chicagoan Yaghdan Hameid was the original inspiration behind Kirk Johnson's The List Project. After working as a program officer with USAID in Baghdad, Yaghdan realized his partnership with the U.S. government was putting his family's life in danger.
Controlling crime is a big part of Mayor Emanuel's agenda but Eight Forty-Eight wanted to turn to someone whose job is to create it - on the page that is. Crime writer Sara Paretsky and her fictional detective protagonist, V.I. Warshawski, both call Chicago home.
Chicago has a reputation of being a tough place for small business owners. Everything from obtaining a business license to hanging an awning requires time and a tolerance for red tape. Well, navigating these difficulties can be even more trying if you’re new to the country. Chicago Ma
As Chicagoans turn their gaze to the sky this weekend they'll be greeted by the following message: “Give Blood---Save Lives---Muslims for Life.”The message will be on a banner trailing from a plane, with over a million people watching Chicago’s 53rd annual Air and Water show.The group behind the ban
A new report suggests Illinois' rate of home foreclosure fell 3.5 percent between June and July. The RealtyTrac Group said the foreclosure rate is now almost 50 percent lower than last year. But there's still some bad housing news: a report from the Illinois Association of Realtors sa
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has promised to take on City Hall’s budget gap without raising taxes. But he’s taking a different tack with red ink at the school district he controls.
Emanuel on Tuesday defended a $150 million property-tax hike proposed by Chicago Public Schools last week.