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In a March letter, Department of Justice leaders said special counsel Robert Mueller's findings were insufficient to merit criminal charges for obstruction.


Watch Live: Attorney General Barr Briefs Reporters About The Mueller Report

The Justice Department has been excising sensitive, classified and other material from the special counsel's report about Russian interference in the 2016 election. That task is now complete.
A CTA train travels West away from downtown Chicago in 2017. Census data shows the population in the Chicago metro area fell for the fourth year in a row, losing about 22,000 residents.


Cook County Sees Country’s Largest Population Loss

The population of Cook County population dipped below 2010 levels for the first time this decade.
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx arrives to speak to reporters at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.


Foxx Texts Suggest Eddie Johnson Was ‘Satisfied’ With Dropped Charges

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx texted that Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was “satisfied” with prosecutors’ decision.
Amisha Patel


Chicago Activists Sue City Hall Over Lincoln Yards TIF

Education advocacy groups Raise Your Hand and the Grassroots Collaborative want a preliminary injunction to stop payouts from the TIF.
self-driving cars


At UIC, Students Study ‘Unstoppable’ Technology Of Self-Driving Cars

The course is the first in Chicago where students study transportation planning, control systems and the ethics of self-driving cars.
Ballots are counted at the Board of Elections on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.


Chicago’s Close Aldermanic Races Have Unofficial Winners

Two incumbent aldermen will likely have another term, and one challenger is expected to get a seat in City Hall.
Holy Name Cathedral


Chicago Archdiocese Church Bells Ring To Honor Notre Dame

City and suburban archdiocese churches rang their bells late Wednesday morning to show solidarity after fire damaged the cathedral.
The annual Coming Out of the Shadows event at the University of Illinois at Chicago features students disclosing their legal status, many for the first time in public.


Chicago College Students ‘Come Out’ As Undocumented

Around the country, undocumented college students organized public declarations of their undocumented status as a political action.


5-Year-Old Azka Publishes Her First Mystery Podcast

With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a 5-year-old with a love of podcasts has her very own.
A nurse prepares a shot at in Atlanta. Doctors in Illinois say kids who are covered by the state-run Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, are vulnerable to a measles outbreak because some physicians stopped vaccinating them after a major policy shift by the Rauner administration in 2016 made it too expensive.


Illinois Doctors To Pritzker: State Rules Could Trigger Measles Outbreak

Dozens of Illinois doctors signed a letter warning of a potential measles outbreak if children on CHIP health insurance aren’t vaccinated.
Smollett Charges Dropped


Foxx Texts Show She Closely Followed Smollett Case After ‘Recusal’

In texts, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx expresses concern with heavy-handed charging of actor compared to other defendants accuse...
Westlake Hospital


Judge Rules Westlake Hospital To Stay Open

A judge decided that a health care company must continue operations at a struggling suburban hospital until at least the end of the month.
People carry shopping bags down a street at the Altgeld Gardens, a Chicago Housing Authority complex on the South Side of Chicago, in 2008. The nonprofit Urban Institute released a research report on Tuesday that analyzes CHA’s 10-year-old work requirement, which mandates any non-disabled adult between the ages of 18 to 54 must participate.


CHA Work Requirement Doesn’t Lift Residents Out Of Poverty

Residents are largely compliant with a requirement that they hold jobs, but a study shows they aren’t moving out of poverty.

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