A DuPage County judge has given the green light to reopen Sterigenics, the Willowbrook sterilization plant that was shut down for emitting cancer-causing pollutants.
Facing an $838 million budget deficit, Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds her first town hall meeting, getting an earful from residents who oppose higher property taxes.
The long Labor Day weekend saw a spike in violence. Meanwhile, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle offers an olive branch to Lightfoot.
In an unusual move, charges are dropped against former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock, to the dismay of former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich.
School is back in session, but it may not be for long as the Chicago Teachers Union inches closer to a strike.
And in sports, the Bears uninspiring offense disappoints in the team's 100th season opener, a loss against the Packers.
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