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Apr 12, 2024

Chicago Police Touting ‘Focused’ Approach to Stopping, Solving Armed Robberies

“These robberies have created trauma for the victims and fear in our communities,” Superintendent Larry Snelling said. “We want everyone in this city to not only feel safe, but to actually be safe.”

Apr 12, 2024

Advocates Push for Expanded Work Permits for Long-Term Undocumented Immigrants

“Here to Work” advocates say extending legal work permits to long-term undocumented residents will help unite communities, stabilize the workforce and promote fair wages. Opponents argue that could come at a cost to taxpayers and drive down wages for legal citizens.

Apr 12, 2024

Suicide Rates Rising Among Black and Latino Chicagoans, Study Finds

Mental health resources and early intervention can play a crucial role in preventing suicides, but researchers say those services are becoming harder to access.

Apr 12, 2024

Baby Bald Eagles Confirmed in 2 of 4 Nests in Will County Forest Preserves

Sharp-eyed observers have now confirmed hatchlings in two of the four bald eagle nests being monitored on Will County forest preserve property.

Apr 11, 2024

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 11, 2024 - Full Show

Johnson is preparing to call on City Council for additional funds for migrant care. What’s behind increasing suicide rates among Black and Latino Chicagoans. And grab your popcorn — the Chicago Latino Film Festival kicks off today.

Apr 11, 2024

For 25 Years, Guest House Has Provided Temporary Medical Lodging to Patients and Families in Need

The Chicago nonprofit helps patients access advanced care or specialized treatment often only found in major cities at a limited number of hospitals or academic medical centers. A 25th anniversary celebration is planned for Monday.

Apr 11, 2024

Chicago Latino Film Festival Celebrates 40 Years

This year’s lineup includes 50 feature films and 35 short films from artists in Latin America, the U.S., Spain and Portugal.

Apr 11, 2024

Mayor Brandon Johnson Asks Chicago City Council to Fill $70M Gap to Care for Migrants

The City Council’s Budget Committee is set to consider the request at a meeting Monday, six weeks after the mayor pointedly declined to join Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle when they announced an agreement to set aside an additional $250 million to care for migrants.

Apr 11, 2024

Great Lakes Beaches Might Look Clean, But They’re Littered With Tiny Plastics, New Report Says

Alliance for the Great Lakes has collected 20 years’ worth of data from beach cleanups. Tiny plastic trash is a huge problem.

Apr 11, 2024

Proposal to Borrow $1.25B to Fund Economic Development, Affordable Housing Projects Gets Civic Federation Blessing

Civic Federation President Joseph Ferguson called the complicated proposal to phase out the city’s decades-long reliance on tax increment financing districts, known as TIFs, “sensible” and “responsible.”

Apr 11, 2024

Former Student Suing Chicago Public Schools Following Years of Alleged Sexual Abuse

The victim has said she was sexually abused over the course of multiple years at the hands of Brian Crowder, the former dean of students at the Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice.

Apr 11, 2024

Man Accused of Lighting Fire Outside Bernie Sanders’ Office Had AK-47 Confiscated in Illinois Last Year

Security video shows Shant Michael Soghomonian throwing liquid at the bottom of a door opening into Sanders’ third-floor office in Vermont and setting it on fire with a lighter last Friday, law enforcement officials say. 

Apr 11, 2024

OJ Simpson, Fallen Football Hero Acquitted of Murder in ‘Trial of the Century,’ Dies at 76

Simpson earned fame, fortune and adulation through football and show business, but his legacy was forever changed by the June 1994 knife slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman in Los Angeles.

Apr 10, 2024

Regulators Weigh Future of Gas Industry in Illinois, While Clamping Down on Chicago Utility

Natural gas is fueling a fight between consumer advocates, a powerful utility company and the state. Amid competing advertising campaigns, accusations of mismanagement and state decarbonization efforts, the Illinois Commerce Commission is starting a process that will shape how the state regulates the increasingly controversial industry.

Apr 10, 2024

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 10, 2024 - Full Show

A look at when Chicago police officers are allowed to use force. And community reaction to the police killing of Dexter Reed following the release of graphic body camera footage.