A recent bill passed by Illinois state lawmakers would allow transit agencies to suspend unruly riders. Another would allow residents without U.S. citizenship status to work in law enforcement. Nearly 2 million Illinois residents living near freight warehouses are at risk of health complications. Britney Griner played the Chicago Sky during her first home game with the Phoenix Mercury since returning from being detained in Russia.
Illinois lawmakers will miss their self-imposed adjournment deadline today as budget negotiations continue behind closed doors. A WBEZ and Sun-Times investigation finds that the 50 Chicago public schools that were closed ten years ago are still sitting vacant. Five major US cities – including Chicago – and the state of California will receive federal help to get unsheltered residents into permanent housing.
Illinois’ assault weapons ban stands. Lawmakers revived a plan for a third Chicago-area airport. A study highlights AAPI discrimination.
Brandon Johnson is focused on safety, transit, reopening shuttered mental health clinics and the growing migrant crisis.
Brandon Johnson is on the job. Chicago to work with the federal housing department to curb pollution. Public transit talks in Springfield.
Fresh off a high-profile writing gig with HBO Max’s Sex and The City reboot, the Evanston native and essayist has a new collection of essays.
Sam Irby is a comedian, TV writer, essayist and best-selling author. She’s back with a new book of short stories, “Quietly Hostile,” which hits shelves Tuesday. “This time it felt less like, you know, ‘I have to get these urgent thoughts out of my brain,’ and more like, ‘this is what’s going on, let’s laugh at it,’” Irby said. She talks about the book, transitioning into TV writing , and why she always goes there – to deep and uncomfortable places – to offer her readers a sense of belonging.
Brandon Johnson will take the oath of office. A new respite center opens for migrants. Chicago Public Schools principals want to unionize.
In traditional Chicago fashion, spring has sprung just in time for summer. Here are some tips for seeing spring flowers.
COVID emergency orders are over. More workers downtown could return to the office. Illinois lawmakers passed more abortion protections.