Black Caucus mapmaker wants to preserve 18 majority African-American wards

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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...

Set too low, speed cameras snag hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans...

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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...

Illinois governor to order statewide mask mandate and require vaccines for...

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By Rick Pearson Chicago Tribune Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to double down Thursday on his efforts to deal with a resurgence of the...

California felon fatally shot by Amtrak cop was wanted for murder...

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Jamar Jason Taylor hopped an Amtrak train from the West Coast Tuesday — the same day a warrant was issued for his arrest for a...

Lightfoot forges ahead with Oct. 15 vaccine mandate for city employees,...

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“This has literally lit a bomb underneath the membership,” said Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara. “We’re in America, G-ddamn it. We don’t...

23 aldermen urge mayor and CPS to implement new COVID-safe policies...

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In a petition to Mayor Lightfoot, CPS Interim CEO Jose Torres and Chicago Board of Education President Migeul del Valle, local and state lawmakers...

7 killed, 39 others wounded in weekend gun violence in Chicago...

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Six people were shot, one fatally, Saturday in the 1600 block of East 87th Place. By Sun-Times Wire At least seven people were killed and...

New Black-owned coffeeshop looks to end ‘whitewashing’ of coffee industry

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Monday Coffee Company has set up residency in Washington Park through a Rebuild Foundation program. Their mission is to foster community while supporting other...

Column: 4 generations of Black women run Chicago’s oldest hot dog...

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By Louisa Chu Chicago Tribune The oldest hot dog stand in Chicago dates back to 1938. That’s not, however, what makes Dave’s Red Hots special....

Drivers Who Regularly Take The Dan Ryan Say It’s Dangerous, But...

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By Jermont Terry CHICAGO — License plate reading cameras are now being installed on the Dan Ryan and other Chicago expressways. Drivers say it’s about time....

Rideshare Driver’s Video Shows Woman Being Brutally Beaten, In One Of...

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By Suzanne Le Mignot CHICAGO — Random attacks involving groups of teens have been happening in the downtown area on recent days, and one of...

Facing Shortage Of Drivers, School Bus Companies Ramp Up Recruitment Efforts...

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By Tim McNicholas CHICAGO (CBS) — A nationwide driver shortage and a looming return to in-person learning; that combination has local bus companies scrambling to...

Chicago businesses tasked with enforcing mask mandate say it’s better than...

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By Robert Channick, Josh Noel and Louisa Chu Chicago Tribune Reaction from Chicago businesses that will be tasked with enforcing the renewed indoor mask mandate announced...

Evergreen Park special ed teacher killed in Dan Ryan Expy. shooting

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Denise M. Huguelet was shot around 10 p.m. Tuesday in the southbound lanes near 63rd Street. By David Struett An Evergreen Park special education teacher...

Chicago Teachers Union at ‘impasse’ with CPS ahead of fall reopening...

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By Tracy Swartz Chicago Tribune Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union are at “an impasse” in negotiations over the fall reopening of schools...

Construction Crews Begin Work On Obama Presidential Center In Jackson Park

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By CBS 2 Chicago Staff CHICAGO — Construction workers have officially started work on the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, after years of delays. Crews...

56 people shot, 8 fatally, in weekend gun violence across Chicago

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Seven-year-old Serenity Broughton was killed in a shooting that also wounded her 6-year-old sister Sunday on the Northwest Side. By Sun-Times Wire Fifty-six people were...

‘What type of animal could do this?’ asks grandmother of 6-...

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By Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas Chicago Tribune Moments after two young sisters had gotten into their car seats Sunday afternoon, gunshots rang out. There was chaos and...

Chicago Public Schools Requiring Employees To Be Fully Vaccinated By Oct....

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By CBS 2 Chicago Staff CHICAGO — Just weeks before the start of the new school year for Chicago Public Schools, the district announced Friday...

Suspect in killing of Officer Ella French was out of jail...

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Authorities had sought to find him in violation of his probation, but a hearing that could have put him in jail was not scheduled...