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Lori Lightfoot


Lori Lightfoot Sworn In As Chicago’s First Black Woman Mayor, Signs Executive Order

Lori Lightfoot promised to put an end to Chicago's political machine, but she'll also have to deal with the city's financial and violence problems.
ameya pawar


Chicago City Council Loses Its Only Asian American Alderman

Ameya Pawar, the first and only Asian American to serve on Chicago’s City Council, leaves office after eight years.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum


Gov. Pritzker’s Office Nixes State Funding For Lincoln Foundation Debt

A Pritzker aide said using state funds to pay off a $9 million-plus loan for Lincoln artifacts, including a disputed hat, isn’t “appropri...
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Curious City

Five Food And Drink Legacies Of The 1893 World's Fair

Lots of items in your local grocery aisle claim to have been at the 1893 World's Fair. We piece together these savory origin stories.
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Did Gun Violence Decrease Under Mayor Emanuel? Depends Where You Live

Mayor Rahm Emanuel campaigned on public safety. See where shootings have increased and decreased under his leadership.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker speaks at a state Capitol news conference on Jan. 23, 2019, in Springfield, Ill., as state Treasurer Michael Frerichs looks on.


Illinois Gov. Pritzker Looks To Tax, Fee Hikes For $41.5B Capital Bill

The governor would pay for the infrastructure projects with a host of tax and fee hikes on everything from booze to Netflix to gasoline.


From Free Medical Care To Ending Water Shut-Offs: Lightfoot’s Mayoral Blueprint

On Friday, Lightfoot’s transition team unveiled an ambitious policy blueprint for her first term.
CPS Curriculum


CPS Pledges To Offer 'High-Quality' Curricula For All Grades, All Schools

Chicago Public Schools describes this as a “first-of-its-kind” initiative to ensure equal access to top-flight materials at all schools.
Stefanie Clark and Jane Callahan-Moore

StoryCorps Chicago

StoryCorps Chicago: 'You’ve Allowed Me To Blossom'

Stefanie Clark and roommate Jane Callahan-Moore talk about their home-sharing relationship and why it works at this point in their lives.
Razor wire lines a walkway at an Illinois prison on Dec. 22, 2009.


Questions Remain About Illinois Prisoner’s Death

The family of Larry Earvin still knows little about what happened to him in a Western Illinois prison.
These Chicago gospel singers have known each other for more than 30 years. Now, they have released new music on the same day.

Morning Shift

New Gospel Albums By Donald Gay And Elsa Harris Are ‘A Labor Of Love’

These Chicago gospel singers have known each other for more than 30 years. Now, they have released new music on the same day.
Rahm Emanuel


How Mayor Rahm Emanuel Transformed Chicago’s Skyline

Emanuel’s legacy of city development was to build bigger, taller and faster. But his aggressive approach had vocal critics.

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