The tents are expected to be completed in a matter of days and will house 500 migrants at first.
In recent months, alderpeople have been accosted, received threats and security has had to clear council chambers on more than one occasion.
City Bureau and the Invisible Institute found missing Black women and girls aged 10 to 20 make up 2/3 of Chicago missing persons cases.
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It’s the first application cycle since the Supreme Court ruled against race-conscious admissions.
Special Agent Ryan McDonald’s testimony comes nearly five years to the day after the FBI raided former Ald. Edward M. Burke’s offices on Nov. 29, 2018.
Diamond Jones is challenging Richton Park’s crime-free ordinance, saying it violated her constitutional rights. The suburban Cook County community is among several municipalities with similar laws on the books.
Reset checks back in with the honorees to see how a recent award has impacted their work to build a just Chicago.
All Illinois 8th graders need to pass what’s known as a “Constitution test” to graduate.
The snow and lows in the teens Chicago experienced after Thanksgiving could be an anomaly in what’s shaping up as a strong El Niño winter.
Feds say giving Council members “a local veto over proposals to build affordable housing” has meant it’s “rarely, if ever, constructed in the majority-white wards that have the least affordable housing.”
The plan will shelter migrants in local churches until they find housing. It will reach 100 migrants immediately and 340 in total. More than 1,000 migrants remain at police stations.
As part of a shift in civics education, CPS is moving beyond facts and dates and toward helping students experience what it is like to create change.
CPS discourages civics tests based on rote memorization. Try a quiz using that approach — and see what schools are doing now instead.
‘Sweet Dreams: Poems and Paintings for the Child Abed’, a passion project more than three decades in the making, is out now.
From repairing torn pants to stopping the walnuts from bumping into each other on stage, the work of Joffrey Ballet’s sewing team goes on long after the show starts.
Federal law doesn’t require sellers to fix recalled vehicles before putting them up for sale.
The two upscale Chicago-based grocery stores announced the merger Monday.
Chicagoans have been reporting itchy eyes, runny noses and fatigue in high numbers. Experts say months of warm weather are to blame.
COVID risk is still low in our area, but with cases up, what can we expect during the winter months?
The online education tool, “Where Your Money Goes,” calculates the money owed to each school district or other local unit of government in the past two years — showing the increase or decrease from the year before.
A slew of statewide and county candidates filed petitions with the Illinois State Board of Elections and the Cook County clerk’s office on the first day of the week-long filing period to gain a spot on the March 19 primary ballot.
COVID-19 is arguably one of the reasons it took so long for the feds to take former Ald. Ed Burke to trial in the first place.
Taking advantage of a slowing number of buses arriving in Chicago and with an eye toward winter, the city is retooling its approach to welcoming migrants, aiming to soon empty all police stations.
A contractor is expected to begin the final phase of construction over the objections of Ald. Julia Ramirez (12th) at a site where heavy metal contamination was found.
A push to memorialize the Illinois Black Panther Party on the National Register of Historic Places has advanced to the national level.
King Von’s controversial mural near Parkway Gardens symbolizes not only the birthplace of drill, which boasts a global reach, but the neglect and violence troubling the community.
For River Ian Kerstetter, collaboration and community are key.
More than 4,000 people packed the Tinley Park Convention Center for the 16th annual event that aims to preserve culture and history.
When luggage and its owner can’t be reunited, airlines sell it to a store in Alabama, where its contents are sold to the public. The result is a grab bag of normal and odd things people travel with.
Almost 100 years after Max Fleischer created the character, she remains a wildly popular slice of American pop culture.
From vintage sitcom marathons to guilty pleasure trash TV, we’re spilling everything we’ve been watching.
Justice reform groups partner with Vic Mensa’s pot company to provide care packages to people released from jail
The packages are co-branded with the logos of the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice and the rapper’s cannabis company, 93 Boyz.
As the country enters its fourth holiday season with COVID-19, experts offer advice about how Americans should navigate the risks and what precautions still make sense.
Big-box chains still draw the crowds, but many shoppers prefer to support local merchants. They’re getting a push from Chicago-area festivities planned for Small Business Saturday.
Many attendees said terms of a four-day cease-fire in the Israeli bombardment of Hamas weren’t enough to end the long-term misery either.
It takes three months to ready the festive rail cars, which will start picking up passengers Nov. 24.
While dog bites since 2019 have taken place all across the city, communities with the highest number of complaints are largely on the West Side, where there are fewer resources for dogs and their owners.
Lots of Mexican panaderías can be found near one another in neighborhoods like Pilsen. Here’s what it takes to stay in business.