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Forest Preserves


Cook County Prez: No Tax Hike To Aid Forest Preserves

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who also oversees the preserves, said the time’s not right for a tax hike.
What We Know About Chicago’s $838 Million Budget Gap


Chicago's Mayor Increases Homeless Funding; Critics Say It’s Not Enough

Advocates want Mayor Lori Lightfoot to keep her promise to use the real estate transfer tax to generate millions more to end homelessness.
'A gun that could never have been fired'


Chicago Officers To Keep Jobs Despite Their Disproved Account Of Fatal Shooting

City admits 30-day suspension not appropriate discipline for officer who chased after teen firing round after round from assault rifle.
Teachers Rally


Live Updates: Chicago Teachers Strike 2019

No school on Wednesday as the teachers strike continues. Last updated at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 22.
Chicago Police Car


Chicago Cops Convicted In Federal Corruption Trial

Two Chicago police officers were convicted by a jury of lying to get search warrants and stealing from the illegal raids.
Illinois Tollway traffic


Illinois Tollway Leader Cancels City Club Speech As Corruption Probe Broadens

A top Illinois tollway official canceled his planned speech Tuesday, citing “questions” about the City Club’s ties to a federal probe.
Rev. Otis Moss III


For Rev. Otis Moss III, Faith and Social Action Go Hand In Hand

Nearly 6,000 residents of Chicago’s South Side will see their medical debt wiped out thanks to local churches' fundraising efforts.


Source: Feds Sought Info On House Speaker Michael Madigan In City Club Raid

Madigan’s was one name that showed up on a federal subpoena to the prominent Chicago civic organization, WBEZ has learned.
Bobby Rush


Chicago Congressman Bobby Rush Rush Blasts Trump ‘Lynching’ Tweet

U.S. Rep Bobby Rush and other lawmakers rejected the president’s comparison of the impeachment inquiry with racist violence.
Jaimie Branch


Chicago Trumpeter Jaimie Branch Delivers A Political Message On ‘FLY or DIE II’

Branch says she wanted to send a message to “ranting right-wingers” and white supremacists emboldened by the rhetoric of President Trump.
Jay Doherty at City Club


Despite Federal Heat, City Club Chairman Says President Will Stay: “Why Not?”

The president of the prominent civic group didn't answer reporters' questions about his involvement in a federal corruption probe.
Caitlin Doughty


Mortician Caitlin Doughty Answers Questions From Kids About Death

In ‘Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?’ Caitlin Doughty answers questions from kids about death, dead bodies and decomposition.
Virtual Restaurants


Online Ordering Boom Gives Rise To Virtual Restaurants

A Schaumburg pizzeria also cooks gyros, chicken tenders, grilled cheese and milkshakes — all of which can only be ordered sites like Grub...
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Curious City

DIY Bike Detective: Tips For Tracking Down Your Stolen Bicycle In Chicago

Once you recover from the initial shock, experts recommend piecing together evidence, spreading the word, and hitting the street stat.

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