Federal prosecutors have filed a complaint against Berkeley School District 87, claiming it violated the Civil Rights Act when it denied a Muslim teacher time off for an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. Title VII of the act prohibits employment discrimination based on religion, among other things.
A report that Wal-Mart intends to open its first North Side Chicago store in the Lakeview neighborhood has already raised the hackles of many community residents and business types. But beyond making a Facebook page and complaining to their alderman, it’s no
Even though the frigid cold has driven drug dealers and gangs indoors for the next few months, many Chicago neighborhoods can expect those problems to return once temperatures rise again. But this past summer and fall, two communities on Chicago’s far North Side took measures they hope wi
Tonight marks the beginning of the Jewish Festival of Lights. That's Hanukkah. Or… Chanukah? What is the right way to spell it, anyway? “I spell Chanukah C-H-A-N-U-K-A-H,” said Esther Sabo, manager of Tel Aviv Kosher Bakery on Devon Avenue.