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
Legislation that would have required Cook County to free some jail inmates wanted by immigration authorities is dead for now.
Commissioner Jesús García, D-Chicago, withdrew his bill at Wednesday’s County Board meeting. “We want to rethink it,” he said afterwards.
Two Illinois agencies will get more than $1.1 million in federal grant money to prevent homelessness among military veterans. The grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will serve about 340 vets and their families who are homeless or don't have a permanent home.
Some Illinois residents are worried about the potential closure of hundreds of postal offices in the state.The financially-troubled Postal Service announced Tuesday that it's considering closing more than 1 in 10 of its retail outlets. It will study 3,653 local offices and branches fo
A Cook County commissioner is quietly proposing an ordinance that would require the county’s massive jail to release some inmates wanted by immigration authorities.Sponsored by Jesús García, D-Chicago, the measure would prohibit the jail from holding inmates based on an Immigration and Customs Enfor