With celebrities and public officials in tow, celebrations kicked off Tuesday with a parade at Wintrust Arena and ended with a rally at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
In major cities across the country, including Chicago, police unions are pushing back, warning of staffing shortages amid an uptick in violent crime.
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Pfizer and Moderna are testing experimental doses customized to delta and another variant. But regulators must decide if to order such a switch.
The former president is suing the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack to prevent the turnover of documents related to the event.
Chicago will have choices to make if it wants to become the first repeat champion since the Los Angeles Sparks won in 2001 and 2002.
Schools are seeing vandalized bathrooms, shoving and shouting while teachers say they lack enough support to help students.
The alderman has been accused of retaliating against constituents who opposed him and using demeaning and sexist language against colleagues.
Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed as he jogged through a neighborhood near Brunswick, Ga. in 2020. On Monday, the murder trial is set to begin for the three men accused of killing him.
Chicago watchdog submits report on the city’s handling of the botched police raid of Anjanette Young’s home
The inspector general’s office says its investigation into the raid’s aftermath is complete, but may not be publicly released for months.
A former church in Hyde Park commands attention. But despite its outward beauty, owners have struggled to redevelop the building.
As health care workers face increased levels of pandemic burnout, the Biden administration is looking to help states recruit and retain clinicians in underserved areas.
For the second winter in a row, La Niña may bring drier, warmer weather to the southern U.S. and colder, wetter weather to the northern U.S.
Burial and effigy mounds were an important part of cultures indigenous to the Midwest region. Now, one Chicago artist is reviving the tradition.
Police interviewed a “person of interest” this week following accusations of sexual misconduct by an older employee against an underage lifeguard at Humboldt Park.
The draft map released Friday could pad the Democratic party’s lead in Congress, but may push Kinzinger to seek another office.
More than half of Americans say they would speak out if they witnessed sexual misconduct. But for survivors, the price of speaking out is still steep.
Flawed datasets have labeled more than 130,000 people as gang members. Soon they might be able to challenge it.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan would let the Police Board write appeal rules, but aldermen delayed a vote, saying details are lacking.