A WBEZ analysis shows that Fs spiked and attendance plummeted primarily at high schools serving mostly low-income students.
The storm hit Naperville and Woodridge late Sunday, damaging homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing some injuries.
- TRACKING THE VIRUS
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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.
Two new graphic novels from Abrams Books are pushing the boundaries of storytelling around the complexity of race in America, reflecting on how racism informs our past and future.
Up to 10,000 domestic fans will be allowed at events, or 50% of the venue’s capacity, whichever is less, Olympics organizers said Monday.
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.
The Census Bureau must protect people’s privacy when it releases demographic data from the 2020 count. Plans to change how it does that have sparked controversy over how it may affect redistricting.
Despite setbacks and resistance, Robin Rue Simmons sees progress in the quest for reparative justice for Black Americans.
Lacking needed votes even after last-minute changes, the long-awaited activist led-proposal to reform the Chicago Police Department was tabled.
Some doctors say there are signs of downsizing at St. Catherine, but the hospital says it’s making investments in care.
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.