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.
Chicago’s DePaul University is kickstarting a set of initiatives to address race and free speech on campus.
There are more than 11,000 athletes competing in this year’s games. Here are just a couple who have a reason to call Chicagoland home.
Chance the Rapper is to be the first of many performers that will help to broaden the White Sox stadium’s appeal.
The Chicago City Council is expected approve almost $5 million in police misconduct settlements funds, including $3.75 million for the death of Esau Castellanos.
Cook County residents might have a rare opportunity to change the structure of their government.
Illinois’ state budget impasse is affecting college students again, this time about 1,700 miles away.