Some community leaders on Chicago’s West Side don’t like the way Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is doling out funds in a $31 million program to combat Chicago-area youth violence. They wonder why aldermen are involved and why the pastor of Ald.
For a sixth year in a row, foreclosure filings climbed in the Chicago region last year. Collar counties saw big year-over-year jumps. That’s according to data from the housing research group Woodstock Institute.
Cook County topped the country in the number of black-owned businesses in 2007, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. That year the number of black-owned companies in the county reached 84,000, about 50 percent more than in 2002.
If you own a business or property in Chicago, the city has a message for you: grab a shovel. Now that more streets are passable, people are turning their attention to sidewalks. The city of Chicago requires that property and business owners clear their own sidewalks.
A 10-year-old suburban Chicago girl will join the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers on the field at the Super Bowl - at least briefly. Ava Childs of Glen Ellyn beat out 17,000 other kids to win the chance to hand National Football League officials the ceremonial
Hundreds of Chicagoans gathered downtown during rush hour on Friday to say that President Barack Obama still hasn’t been forceful enough in telling Egypt’s 30-year president to go. The demonstrators chanted as they held signs and waved Middle Eastern flags across from the Egyptian E