“Everybody deserves a second chance,” says Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell. She explains the policy with executive editor Jennifer Kho.
An Illinois health care coverage program for kids loses millions in federal matching dollars due to clerical errors. An Illinois lawmaker wants a new ticket tax to help communities hosting major music festivals. Migrants in Chicago say they’re getting better treatment at police stations than they would at city shelters.
Looking for a class, a concert, or a cultural event this summer? WBEZ’s comprehensive guide to summertime in Chicago is here to help.
O’Hare workers worry about understaffing ahead of NASCAR. Mayor Brandon Johnson won’t call for the end of police in schools. The birthplace of House gets a designation.
What’s happened the year since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade? “A lot of chaos,” according to one researcher.
Urban Prep Academy is still fighting to stay open, even as CPS plans to open a replacement school this fall. The city of Chicago is officially launching another cash assistance program– this time for survivors of domestic violence. Three years after a WBEZ investigation into disparate home lending by banks, Chicago leaders say work still needs to be done.
The Chicago area experienced a violent weekend. Riders say they’d use the CTA more with expanded service. There’s money for a memorial to victims of CPD torture.
Multimedia artist Tony Smith uses his experiences to teach students at the Hyde Park Art Center how to have their own voice through art.
Bally’s hopes to open a temporary casino in Chicago by the end of the summer after an initial greenlight from a state regulatory board yesterday. Some community groups are asking Mayor Brandon Johnson to solicit their input as he chooses new Board of Education members. Cook County’s annual Juneteenth festivities start today.
Chicago is considering a multimillion dollar settlement. Three music festivals in Douglass Park get approval. The slow pace of police reform is sounding alarms.