Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered bars to suspend indoor service and nonessential businesses to close by 10 p.m. as COVID-19 case counts rise above 640 a day.
The second presidential debate was canceled, but President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are debating again on Thursday. Follow live updates and analysis.
Despite the assurances of city officials, many Pilsen residents remain opposed to a historic landmark district for the neighborhood.
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Marcellis Stinnette was killed and Tafara Williams was wounded in a police shooting in the northern suburb Tuesday.
A group led by Black students and President Morton Schapiro have issued angry messages this week as protests continue.
As the region battles COVID-19, new Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha Jr. will face immediate challenges. Chief among them: shoring up finances.
Statewide, 37% of all vote-by-mail ballots have already been returned. But as of Wednesday, suburban Cook County election officials reported a measly 10% return rate.
Acero Schools leaders say they’ve worked to create a more culturally inclusive environment for students, but many argue they’ve fallen short.
Democrats boycotted the vote, pointing to what they called the damage she would do to health care, and reproductive and voting rights, and the fact the vote took place amid the presidential election.
Health officials used to advise going into quarantine and being tested for the coronavirus if you were near an infected person for 15 minutes. Now the rule is a total of 15 minutes during one day.
Accusing the president of politicizing the FDA and CDC, Gov. JB Pritzker said Illinois has the experts to examine a potential vaccine before distributing it.
The pope endorsed gay civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for a feature-length documentary that made its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.
The crew is back again! And this time we’re revisiting films from 1999, starting with the Wachowskis’ seminal film, ‘The Matrix.’
More hospitalized patients are surviving than early in the pandemic. Improved treatments make a big difference, but so does flattening the curve to keep hospitals from overfilling, researchers say.
Gov. JB Pritzker announced a suspension of in-person dining and bar service in certain suburban counties starting Friday as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.