Some doctors say there are signs of downsizing at St. Catherine, but the hospital says it’s making investments in care.
Black Americans are rejoicing after President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. But some say more is needed to change policies.
Health officials are investigating reports of mostly mild, temporary and treatable heart inflammation that may or may not be causally linked to vaccination with an mRNA vaccine against COVID-19.
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As Chicago looks to fully reopen next week, city officials are focusing on improving vaccination rates in some neighborhoods lagging behind.
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The problem is worse on Chicago’s South and West sides, where many schools see more than half their requests for substitute teachers turned down.
Nearly a dozen women told WBEZ that supervisors sexually harassed or assaulted them with impunity: “It happened to all of us,” said one woman.
With 124 mass shootings since Jan. 1, 2019, Chicago has twice as many as the city with the second-highest tally, a fact rarely highlighted.
After 26 years with the mayor in charge, Chicago Public Schools is on the verge of monumental change as it looks ahead to an elected board.
Aldermen spent most of the meeting on one change — who gets to approve business signs — which some argued chips away at aldermanic prerogative.
Elmhurst resident Nicole Virgil has been advocating for the right to temporarily install a hoop house to use her garden through the winter.
Special education services were severely disrupted when schools closed in spring 2020. In many places, they have yet to fully resume. Now, families are demanding schools take action.