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Chicago police officer Shelisa Jones hopes her planned interfaith prayer vigil at Soldier Field will bring peace to Chicago. "We've gotten so callous with what's happening. How can we be like that?" she said. (Courtesy of Shelisa Jones)

Shelisa Jones is on a mission from God. Her plan? Rent out Soldier Field next Monday for a citywide interfaith prayer vigil for peace during one of Chicago’s most violent years in decades. 

Chicago women had a professional baseball league of their own in the 1940s and '50s. We revisit Geoffrey Baer's story of the National Girls Baseball League.

The founder and former host of “America’s Test Kitchen” is back with a new project and a broader vision.

Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence squared off Tuesday night, but did it move any voters? We talk presidential politics. 

How an array of fines and fees are preventing many poor, low-level offenders in Illinois courts from moving beyond a life of crime.

Former Gov. Pat Quinn is one of seven plaintiffs in a pair of civil suits filed this week calling for an end to mayoral control of the Chicago Board of Education.

Pat Quinn is among seven plaintiffs who have filed suits in Cook County and federal courts, claiming the law granting Chicago’s mayor authority to appoint board members violates city residents’ due process and voting rights.

Chase Bank is checking out of Walgreens. That story and more from the pages of Crain's Chicago Business.

Live music, fall festivals and skateboarding felines usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

It's official: The Independent Police Review Authority will now become the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, or COPA. We'll tell you what the next steps are in the process to reform police oversight, and what action City Council is proposing against Donald Trump.

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