Chicago’s Police Superintendent David Brown to step down. Police district councilors are chosen. Hiring is sluggish at Illinois DCFS.
A mayoral upset, aldermanic runoffs and first-ever police district council seats. Here’s your context for Tuesday’s election results.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot lost while Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson advanced to the runoff. Major delays are coming to the Kennedy Expressway.
Hundreds of teens will be Election Day judges. The Supreme Court hears student debt arguments. Locals help migrants arriving in Chicago.
Vocalo morning host Stephen Bekoe went to the Black Star Line Festival in Ghana in January. He talks music, culture and personal connection.
Municipal election is Tuesday. Local Russians protest their country’s continued Ukrainian invasion. More mental health workers to 911 calls.
Exactly one year after Russia invaded Ukraine, there are still many Ukrainian refugees living in Chicago. A federal judge rules in R. Kelly’s case. DJ Spinderella from the music group Salt-N-Pepa has a new role with Chicago’s National Public Housing Museum.
More than 90,000 ComEd customers are without power. Chicago police are urging Jewish and other religious communities to be extra vigilant this weekend during a recently declared “Day of Hate.” A federal judge is set to sentence R. Kelly for his Chicago convictions of child pornography and enticement. The new CPS calendar is out.
Poet, playwright and performer Kimberly Dixon-Mays knows the power of words. She shares more through Vocalo’s series “Chi Sounds Like.”
City staff received thousands of Lightfoot campaign emails. Millions for anti-violence efforts. Craft cannabis businesses get extensions.