The Aspire CoffeeWorks program at Metropolis is a model for businesses, demonstrating the benefits of opening doors to adults with disabilities.
After three years of behind-the-scenes planning, trash hauler LRS scraps an idea to send waste down to Central Illinois from the Sanitary and Ship Canal.
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Cook County is considered a feral cat haven, in part because of an ordinance allowing people to care for them. But it’s not all whiskers and catnip.
The zoo is entering its 90th year with slew of new plans leading up to its centennial in 2034.
From June 2023 to January 2024, migrants living in city-run shelters lodged 248 grievances, WBEZ found.
Concert season is kicking off with gusto. Our handy list focuses on medium to smaller venues, which this month feature everyone from Danny Brown to Sleater-Kinney.
The western suburb has housed 160 migrants since November. Two shelter sites closed this week, but local groups are working to fill the gap.
Trump off the ballot, confusion over Bring Chicago Home, a hot, hot February. Reset breaks down the biggest stories of the week.
Chicago is now home to seven state-designated cultural districts.
Women’s History Month is here and we’re ushering it in with some girl power!
Eileen O’Neill Burke, who faces Clayton Harris III in the Cook County Democratic primary, has received hundreds of thousands from conservatives.
The new attraction — more than two years in the making — is a high-tech, three-act experience culminating in a multi-sensory, virtual tour of Chicago.
The judge’s decision comes as Illinois’ primary is less than three weeks away. It’s likely to be appealed.
Cook County Judge Tracie Porter put her ruling on hold until Friday, expecting Trump’s lawyers to appeal. For now, nothing has changed at the ballot box. If Porter’s ruling does go into effect, she ordered that “any votes cast” for Trump “be suppressed.”
Through artwork, dance, readings and performances, students at Willa Cather Elementary in East Garfield Park share what they’ve learned this Black History Month.
Convicted aide to former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan will see his six-figure pension suspended
Timothy Mapes was convicted of lying to a federal grand jury as part of an effort to thwart the feds’ probe into former House Speaker Michael Madigan.
As Chicago teams ask the state and city for public funds, Reset checks in with a sports reporter and a public finance expert.
Banks can use the money in your accounts to lend to carbon-intensive industries. But there are ways to say “no.”
The former president’s legal team vows a swift appeal.
Chicago reached a record 71 degrees on Monday, but expect thunderstorms and maybe even snow as the week progresses.
Gaza’s health ministry announced Thursday that 30,035 Palestinians have been killed in the war. A close look at how the ministry counts those killed reveals a system buckling under the weight of war.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Kam Buckner and Sen. Michael Hastings, would allow Illinoisans to put electronic versions of their driver‘s licenses and IDs on their phones.
Only 10 minutes south of downtown Chicago, Bronzeville offers live music every night of the week, Southern comfort food and more.
The museum denies the allegations, contending Fritz Grünbaum’s sister-in-law inherited Egon Schiele’s ‘Russian War Prisoner’ after Grünbaum was killed at Dachau and sold the drawing along with other of Schiele’s works to an art dealer.
‘It’s been a very slow build,’ singer-guitarist Niko Kapetan says as the indie scene embraces the trio’s multi-genre sound.
Dorval Carter Jr. got a rough ride from CTA riders — but a markedly smoother one from the City Council’s Transportation Committee after recent efforts to increase hiring and promises to bolster service.
The event on Monday was part of the South Side school’s Black History Month festivities.
The newly released “The Art of War” features Eddy Mack, WorkRate and Norhan and was produced by a studio with ties to Chance the Rapper and Juice WRLD.
Chicago mirrors a nationwide trend where more renters are spending at least 30% of their income on rent and utilities.
Residents who recently bought their first home postponed buying to work on credit scores and dipped into retirement and other savings to come up with a down payment.
Eating disorders impact nearly one in 10 people in the U.S. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs from Feb. 26 to March 6.
After Evanston became the first U.S. city to create a reparations program, an oral history project is collecting the stories of recipients.
Learning English through Dungeons and Dragons: How students role play slaying beasts to master a new language
University of Chicago professor Shane Dunkle and his English-learning board game group have found success in helping students acquire more casual English skills.
Parents call it invasive, but Kenwood Academy defends it. Last week, it was revealed that CPS’s inspector general found five Kenwood athletes falsified residency proof.
“It shouldn’t have to be this hard to get these common sense rules in place.”
A clerk’s office spokesman called the exposure “brief, non-damaging and limited in nature.” But a top county official says it was only the office’s latest failure.
The Democratic governor also said a new $1.2 billion South Loop stadium isn’t high on his priority list.
Last week, several people made antisemitic comments during the public comments portion of a City Council meeting. The speakers are affiliated with the Goyim Defense League, which the Anti-Defamation League calls a white supremacist hate group.
WBEZ required a “yes” or “no” from Eileen O’Neill Burke and Clayton Harris III on topics ranging from gun possession to prosecutor unionization.
Larry Rogers, Jr. has been on the Board of Review for 20 years, but Assessor Fritz Kaegi is spending heavily to help Rogers’s primary challenger.
Voters will still see the initiative on their ballots, but the votes for will not be tallied without an appeal.
Incumbent Tara Stamps has less campaign money than Democratic challenger Zerlina Smith-Members but has the county board president’s backing.
As the White Sox and Bulls owner seeks $1 billion in state funding for a new South Loop ballpark, he’s spending big to gobble up lots around the Bulls’ home, records show.
Many voters told the Sun-Times they would feel more assured in their picks — and, experts say, a significant share of non-voters might be more inclined to join the process — if they had better access to clear, unbiased information to help them make choices.
Best known for his graffiti style adorning Chicago utility boxes, Joos says street art saved his life.