Friday, October 15, 2021
By Gregory Pratt and John Byrne Chicago Tribune Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to unveil a spending plan later Monday that is expected to boost funding for police as she seeks to move Chicago past the ongoing pandemic and to address...
Greater Englewood has been split up among six different wards since at least after the 2000 Census.  Erin Hegarty, The Daily Line CHICAGO — Greater Englewood is one of several communities throughout Chicago carved up into numerous wards and represented by multiple aldermen. While...
In the 2020 Census, Hispanics became Chicago’s largest minority. Their population increased to 819,518. Chicago’s Black population dropped by 86,413 — to 801,195. And the city’s white population dropped by by 226,578, to 986,280. By Fran Spielman An 86,413-person drop...
By The Editorial Board Chicago Tribune For many Chicagoans, the thrill of the daily mail drop is now tempered by the high probability of a missive, or several missives, from the city’s Department of Finance. Open it up and there’s...
By CBS 2 Chicago Staff CHICAGO — Just weeks before the start of the new school year for Chicago Public Schools, the district announced Friday that it will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 15,...
By John Byrne and Tracy Swartz Chicago Tribune Across the street from a car wash, next to a fenced-off former lumber yard stands one of Chicago’s most prolific park safety speed cameras. And two blocks west on Lawrence Avenue, on the other...
A resident got fed up with raw sewage seeping into her Bronzeville home. But when she tried to fix it, she ran into costly trouble – and she now has a warning for others. Homeowners in Bronzeville often fear and see...
By Alice Yin and Gregory Pratt Chicago Tribune A Cook County elected official retaliated against an employee after she complained that her supervisor sent her unwanted, sexually explicit texts and groped her, according to the findings of an inspector general’s investigation. The...
By Alice Yin Chicago Tribune About 2,000 Cook County employees will end an 18-day strike and are returning to work Tuesday after a tentative agreement was reached on a contract, union officials said. The work stoppage that began last month was...
Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) and her chief of staff, Chester Wilson Jr., pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges accusing them of taking bribes from a construction company seeking Austin’s support for a development in her ward. One week...
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