Workplace protections for natural hairstyles are in place. A rocky start for prison Pell grants program. More CPS families need the basics.
Some folks will be taking a break from alcohol soon for Dry January. But abstaining from it doesn’t mean you want to stop going to bars or consume delicious beverages. Cristina Torres is the founder of Bendición Dry Bar and Bottle Shop in Humboldt Park. She explains why focusing on community and reflection is vital when you’re sober, whether it’s for a month, a night or forever.
A new state law aims to promote career and technical education amongst high school students. Illinois ends the year with a slightly higher prison population than in 2021. Frederick Collins will be the last mayoral candidate knocked off the February ballot after falling short of the signatures he needed to qualify.
Illinois sells Damen Silos land despite growing concerns from community and environmental groups. A new report shines light on the mismanagement of prison investigations. A Kankakee County judge has ruled part of the SAFE-T Act unconstitutional.
The documentary’s director discusses an attempt a few years ago to close a high performing, majority Black school in Chicago’s South Loop.
Southwest Airlines cancellations continue. Uber and Lyft drivers were protesting at O’Hare. Chicago considers harm-reduction steps.
Chicago is getting ready to give away more free bikes. Kwanzaa celebrations begin. Dispose of your live Christmas tree the sustainable way.
It’s been a rough year for the CTA. We hear about a sampling of responses and frustrations from a WBEZ survey focused on the agency.
Chicago preparing for the blizzard. More cannabis dispensary licenses will be available. An update to the Chicago mayoral challenges.
A promise of affordable housing sits at 18th and Peoria in Pilsen. The community has been wanting this for years. Is this their moment?