Evictions in Cook County are back to pre-pandemic levels. More than 800 people were evicted in May, the highest total in four years.
More than 12,000 reports of waterlogged basements have poured into the city’s 311 hotline in July.
Chicago leaders consider citywide plowing. Northwestern is facing lawsuits. Loretto Hospital’s unionized workers have authorized a strike.
With thousands of migrants coming to Chicago, we focus on what life is like for them, who is helping them and what being a “sanctuary city” really means.
Cash bail in Illinois has ended. The agency investigating sexual misconduct allegations by police hasn’t identified victims yet. Rainbow PUSH to stay in Chicago.
Chicago isn’t the best for cyclists. A group of aldermen agreed on a new settlement for a federal lawsuit. Eight former Northwestern football players have lawyers.
We celebrate World Emoji Day by hearing from WBEZ staff and a communications expert about which emojis bring the smiles while others bring the cringe.
Vice President Kamala Harris visits Chicago as civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson announces plans to step down from Rainbow PUSH. Chicago area actors joining the SAG-AFTRA strike say they’re in a fight for their livelihood and art. Workers at the Starbucks Chicago Roastery on Michigan Avenue announced they have filed for a union with the National Labor Relations Board.
Northwestern University’s head football coach was fired after allegations of hazing. We unpack the fallout and look at the “intense culture” of college athletics.
Mayor Brandon Johnson has three top cop finalists to consider. There’s a new study looking at long COVID. Severe weather cleanup continues.