Mayor Lightfoot’s 2022 budget includes $31.5 million for a one-year cash assistance pilot. If approved next week, the city’s program would be the largest of its kind in the country.
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The former Chicago mayor faced opposition from senators over his handling of the police murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Liberal lawmakers and activists say the former Chicago mayor’s handling of McDonald’s death should have disqualified him for consideration.
Legislators are back in Springfield for the fall session and a top item is the Democrats redrawn Congressional map.
A local manufacturing and distribution expert breaks down global supply chain disruptions.
The deadline for city workers to upload their vaccination status was Oct. 15, and those who won’t comply are being sent home.
The alderman has been accused of retaliating against constituents who opposed him and using demeaning and sexist language against colleagues.
Historian and civil rights leader Timuel Black dies at 102. First lady Jill Biden visits Chicago. Plus, Park District CEO Mike Kelly resigns.
The draft map released Friday could pad the Democratic party’s lead in Congress, but may push Kinzinger to seek another office.
Police interviewed a “person of interest” this week following accusations of sexual misconduct by an older employee against an underage lifeguard at Humboldt Park.