Sitting in Chicago’s Daley Plaza right now is an 8-foot tall, 20-foot long steel box fitted with a floor-to-ceiling video chat with someone from around the world.
Thousands of people attended the city’s annual Christopher Columbus Day parade this afternoon in downtown Chicago. But for some, the celebration is controversial.
A number of creepy clown sightings have been reported in the Chicagoland area.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is facing two lawsuits brought on by 10 pro-life pregnancy centers and doctors’ offices in the state.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking city council to authorize borrowing $25 million more in General Obligation Bonds.
Some Chicago students are pressuring local alderman to pass an ordinance to give more funding to the city’s public schools.
Officials said increased expenses and the instability of the state budget prompted the closure of a shelter at 941 W. Lawrence.
The city is now using dry ice in an attempt to control the rat population.
On a day Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared “Refugee Protection Day,” immigration activists from 13 organizations joined to work on a plan to make Chicago a more welcoming city. Activists and lawyers from the National Immigration Justice Center say their organization depends heavily on pro bono work, requiring attorneys and law students to work on often complex refugee cases for free. NIJC says refugees face resettlement processes that can last anywhere from a few months to 20 years, adding that many migrants are unable to afford adequate representation.
A group of professors at the University of Chicago are advocating for students’ freedom to create safe spaces on their campus.