Robert’s Westside joins several independent venues within a short drive west of the Loop that have settled in the western suburbs.
New discount rate system a ‘game changer’ for Chicagoans struggling with heating bills, advocates say
The new system was approved as part of the decision that also saw regulators cut a rate hike requested by Peoples Gas from $402 million down to about $301 million.
Enjoy Chicago’s most festive season with these holiday happenings.
Whether you’re looking for holiday songs, ice skating or a tea party, there’s a whole lot to do in Chicago right now. This curated list will jumpstart your planning.
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Near West Side union hall’s sale could mean ‘heartbreaking’ destruction of historic union-themed mural
Completed in 1974 by Chicago artists John Pitman Weber and Jose Guerrero, the painting is inside the United Electrical Workers union hall, which soon could be sold and redeveloped.
A WBEZ analysis shows that while people may be more cynical and government is more expensive, voter interest in state elections has only increased.
The migrant crisis, secret recordings of Ed Burke, primary challengers for top Democrats. Reset breaks down the biggest stories of the week.
A Sun-Times analysis finds that thousands of scofflaws — many from the suburbs — have dodged city debts over the years, depriving City Hall of a massive sum of money as Mayor Brandon Johnson faces steep budget challenges.
Stereotypes around who can get HIV can make people more vulnerable to the virus. This doctor’s aiming to change that.
On World AIDS Day, we explore what’s changed since the start of the epidemic — and what hasn’t.
The Lincoln Lodge is hosting its own take on the cooking competition, leaving you with a belly full of laughs.
Do you remember the time before rent and bills, or men and menopause? We’re talking childhood nostalgia and nurturing the inner child.
The president is ordering cities to replace lead pipes for drinking water within a decade. Chicago is getting at least 40 years to fix the problem.
Landing a ‘tuna,’ lobbing an F-bomb — Burke’s famous quotes played for jurors after defense mistrial denial
U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall denied a request for mistrial made over a remark about the “Chicago way of doing business” being “very corrupt.”
Marie Henderson runs Out of the Past Records. She’s seen the neighborhood change for the worse, but she said she is proud she’s “still here.”
Nearly a dozen former and current Peoples Gas workers allege that the utility company racially discriminated against Black employees in the Chicago area, according to a recently filed federal lawsuit.
Joe and Tonya Black run LiFE restaurant on West Madison Street. They recently reopened after a shooting and car accident damaged the storefront.
A community group and homeowners in Evanston and Wilmette are suing to stop the “commercialization” of the university’s rebuilt Ryan Field.
“There should not be VIP seating for residents of Chicago to watch their government at work,” the ACLU said of the new policy.
Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) announced plans to turn the West Side park field house into a migrant shelter have been abandoned as the number of migrants camped out at police stations falls.
The tents are expected to be completed in a matter of days and will house 500 migrants at first.
The tool paints perhaps the most comprehensive picture to date of how kids in each community are doing in school, in finding work and financially.
The ban will affect main roads from 3 to 7 a.m. until April 1.
In recent months, alderpeople have been accosted, received threats and security has had to clear council chambers on more than one occasion.
Five years ago today: Butcher paper signals FBI raid on offices of ‘untouchable’ Ed Burke — and changes Chicago history
Reporters could only speculate about what prompted the raid, but ex-Mayor Lori Lightfoot admits she “rode that wave ‘till it crashed on the beach.”
It’s the first application cycle since the Supreme Court ruled against race-conscious admissions.
Special Agent Ryan McDonald’s testimony comes nearly five years to the day after the FBI raided former Ald. Edward M. Burke’s offices on Nov. 29, 2018.
Diamond Jones is challenging Richton Park’s crime-free ordinance, saying it violated her constitutional rights. The suburban Cook County community is among several municipalities with similar laws on the books.
Reset checks back in with the honorees to see how a recent award has impacted their work to build a just Chicago.
All Illinois eighth graders need to pass what’s known as a “Constitution test” to graduate.
The snow and lows in the teens Chicago experienced after Thanksgiving could be an anomaly in what’s shaping up as a strong El Niño winter.
Feds say giving Council members “a local veto over proposals to build affordable housing” has meant it’s “rarely, if ever, constructed in the majority-white wards that have the least affordable housing.”
The plan will shelter migrants in local churches until they find housing. It will reach 100 migrants immediately and 340 in total. More than 1,000 migrants remain at police stations.
As part of a shift in civics education, CPS is moving beyond facts and dates and toward helping students experience what it is like to create change.
CPS discourages civics tests based on rote memorization. Try a quiz using that approach — and see what schools are doing now instead.
‘Sweet Dreams: Poems and Paintings for the Child Abed’, a passion project more than three decades in the making, is out now.
From repairing torn pants to stopping the walnuts from bumping into each other on stage, the work of Joffrey Ballet’s sewing team goes on long after the show starts.
Federal law doesn’t require sellers to fix recalled vehicles before putting them up for sale.
The two upscale Chicago-based grocery stores announced the merger Monday.
Chicagoans have been reporting itchy eyes, runny noses and fatigue in high numbers. Experts say months of warm weather are to blame.
COVID risk is still low in our area, but with cases up, what can we expect during the winter months?
The online education tool, “Where Your Money Goes,” calculates the money owed to each school district or other local unit of government in the past two years — showing the increase or decrease from the year before.