A program that brings mud dredged from Illinois rivers to communities for creating gardens is coming to two Chicago suburbs. State and local officials announced Monday that a series of community gardens will be created in Broadview and Maywood. Illinois Natural Resources Dir
Chicago-area Muslims say they've got an additional focus during the holy month of Ramadan - the environment.Officials with the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago launched several green initiatives Monday, the first day of the Islamic month marked by fasting and p
Pakistanis who’ve longed for easy access to their country’s most prized fruit will likely be able to find their favored mangoes on supermarket shelves in Chicago soon. This week the first shipment of Pakistani mangoes, all of the sweet chaunsa variety, arrived in Chicago.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday that the city's facing a $635 million budget shortfall next fiscal year.Emanuel told reporters the budget deficit isn't anything new. He didn't directly criticize former Mayor Richard Daley, but Emanuel said the issue is long-term and structural."
Union leaders say they have found ways to save Chicago about $242 million that will also save the jobs of as many as 625 workers who Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to lay off.On Tuesday, union leaders said they'd delivered a report to Emanuel's office that takes aim at a bloated middle mana
It's been a while since Chicago rapper Psalm One's acclaimed Rhymesayers Entertainment debut, The Death of Frequent Flyer — "My record label wants The Miseducation of Psalm One, and we're going to make it for them," she says — but in the meantime there's been no shortage
It's going to be a scorcher outside this weekend through Thursday. Temperatures will be in the 90s but the heat index will make it feel more like 100 plus degrees.Dr. Bechara Choucair is the commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health.