Senate Republicans in Congress are against assault weapons restrictions; Democrats in Springfield hold supermajorities in the state House and Senate.
Nearly half of the more than 60 prospective jurors screened Monday were dismissed, some because of the hardship they’d endure if called to serve and others who said they could not be fair.
Residents demand an end to the festivals, but local aldermen have supported the events and taken campaign cash from festival organizers.
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Nearly a fifth of Chicago aldermen elected in 2019 aren’t planning to run for reelection next year.
The park district’s inspector general alleges a manager failed to investigate a sexual harassment complaint against a male employee.
Researchers are predicting the drop but stress lower enrollment could benefit the remaining students by allowing CPS to spend more per child.
A young mother with postpartum psychosis pleaded guilty to a horrific killing. Should her plea be tossed?
An appeals court is ordering a review after Kimberlynn Bolaños harmed herself in prison, showing the severity of her illness.
Only one in 20 eligible kids under 5 in Illinois have received a first dose. That leaves pediatricians and child care providers trying to troubleshoot.
The mayor is allowed to increase property taxes automatically by 5% or the inflation rate, whichever is less. But with inflation at levels not seen in 40 years, Lightfoot had vowed to avoid seeking the full amount.
The Democratic governor also called on more Republicans to speak out against the comments of his political rival Darren Bailey.
Bake sales organized by the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project have raised money for Illinois prisoners and the formerly incarcerated — and become a culinary crossroads for cottage bakers. The next one is Aug. 13.
King declared her candidacy for mayor the same way Lightfoot launched her uphill battle for a second term: by releasing a carefully-crafted campaign video.
Illinois workers would see boost in wages if a proposed constitutional amendment passes, study finds
Study says guaranteeing Illinois workers the “fundamental right” to collectively bargain would boost wages and improve working conditions.
The murder convictions were connected to a retired Chicago police detective accused of framing others who were sent to prison.
The mayor’s latest attempt to reclaim the police support that has abandoned her since her landslide victory in 2019 came during a graduation ceremony Tuesday.
Historian Shermann “Dilla” Thomas examines the late “Star Trek” actress’ local roots.