Illinois is leading a handful of Democratic-run states in extending health insurance coverage to adult immigrants living in the country illegally, including seniors.
New estimates show the U.S. is on track to see a big rise in cases and more than triple the number of deaths by October.
With much of the U.S. already sweltering this summer, even avid runners, hikers and bikers are wilting. We’ve got 10 strategies from experts on how to enjoy hot weather exercise without keeling over.
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It’s the latest twist for the program that offers deportation protections for young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.
The U.S. attorney general returned to his hometown of Chicago as the Justice Department launched strike forces to confront the rise in gun violence.
An unnamed player on the 2010 Stanley Cup-winning team alleges ex-coach Brad Aldrich forcibly touched him and threatened to ruin his career.
The online shopping giant is pushing landlords around the country — sometimes with financial incentives — to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment-building doors themselves with a mobile device.
School districts across Illinois are grappling with whether to require masks for unvaccinated students or to go “mask optional.”
Come fall, about two-thirds of Black students in traditional high schools will still see a regular police presence.
The city’s head of Human Resources also has been suspended following a WBEZ investigation.
From a locale run by a grandmother of five to a secret hotel room, we explore lesser-known spots where Chicagoans drank in the 1920s.
Chicago’s mayor quickly shot down a proposal from two aldermen who said the city should help the park district’s internal watchdog.
The ordinance, passed 36 to 13, is a compromise between two previously competing proposals from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and community activists who’ve been pushing for several different iterations of police oversight for years.
He played bad boy Rafael on ‘Jane The Virgin.’ In his debut book ‘Man Enough,’ he says he doesn’t subscribe to that version of masculinity.
Chicago aldermen gave final approval to the Bronzeville Lakefront development Wednesday, which is on the site City Hall had hoped to use for its failed 2016 Olympic bid.
Aldermen currently draw the ward map — resulting in weird shapes critics say empower politicians, not the people. One group is trying to change that.