New Report Raises Questions Over CPD’s Approach to Missing Persons Cases
Black people comprise about two-thirds of all reported missing persons cases in Chicago over the past two decades.
‘If Ald. Burke Asked You Questions It Could Be Terrifying’: ‘Fear Factor’ Takes Center Stage in Corruption Trial
Burke is charged with what prosecutors say are four criminal schemes, three involving the former alderperson’s side hustle as a property tax attorney. Perhaps the most elaborate scheme Burke is charged with involves the Old Post Office.
5 Things to Do This Weekend: Winter Flower Shows, Neighborhood Holiday Festivities
A winter walk, art exhibit and community lighting event usher in the weekend. Here are five things to do in Chicago.
Rogers Park Residents Form Tenants Union Over Bedbugs, Maintenance Complaints; Building Manager Says Problems Addressed
A group of fed-up residents from a Rogers Park apartment building showed up at the property’s management company Wednesday to announce they’d formed a tenants association. It’s part of what organizers said is a resurgent tenants union movement.
Did Ernest Hemingway Shoot a Toilet? 10 Truths and Myths About the Larger-Than-Life Writer From a New Book
A Chicago-area writer explores the myths and legends surrounding Ernest Hemingway, the Oak Park-born titan of American literature.
Inheritance Money in Dispute After Death of Woman Who Made Millions Off Sale of Sue the T-Rex to Field Museum
For years, the massive mostly intact dinosaur skeleton that came to be known as Sue the T-rex was at the center of a legal battle. The latest dispute involves who inherits what’s left of the money created by the sale of Sue.
Senate Judiciary Committee Weighs Whether Gun Violence is a Public Health Emergency
“In cities like Chicago dealing with the constant drumbeat of gun violence, it has turned these public health officials into battlefield experts,” U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said. “They’ve seen the aftermath of bullets tearing through bone like it’s tissue paper.”
Nov. 28, 2023 - Full Show
Construction on a migrant camp moves forward despite environmental concerns. How property tax bills are calculated. And secret recordings used in Ed Burke’s corruption trial.
Aldermanic Prerogative Fuels Segregation and Violates Black, Latino Chicagoans’ Civil Rights: Federal Officials
A probe by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found that aldermanic prerogative has created a hyper-segregated city rife with racism and gentrification.
Brandon Johnson Touts Renewed Effort by Churches to House Migrants, As Brighton Park Base Camp Construction Begins
Mayor Brandon Johnson touted what he called the “Unity Initiative” as his city officials announced that crews will start building the frame of a winterized base camp to shelter as many as 2,000 people near 38th Street and California Avenue as soon as Wednesday.
Jurors Hear From Ed Burke in Secret Audio, Video Recorded By Fellow Ald. Danny Solis
Evidence in Burke’s landmark corruption case moved into the third of four schemes the former 14th Ward alderman allegedly spearheaded, this one involving the massive Old Post Office building, which had been left vacant and run down for years before it was sold to 601 West Companies in 2016.
Blackhawks Say Corey Perry Engaged in Unacceptable Conduct and Move to Terminate His Contract
The team has not given any indication as to what Perry did to warrant being sent home last week without explanation. General manager Kyle Davidson on Saturday said Perry would be away from the Blackhawks for the foreseeable future.
15-Year-Old Charged With 11 Counts of Armed Robbery in Early Morning Spree
Police said the 15-year-old boy was identified as one of the individuals who participated in numerous armed robberies in the early morning hours of Aug. 20.
Snow or No Snow, Chicago’s Winter Parking Ban Starts Friday. Here’s How to Avoid Getting Towed
Starting Dec. 1, Chicago’s overnight parking ban takes effect on 107 miles of streets, snow or no snow, from 3-7 a.m. daily through April 1.
Nikki Haley Wins Backing From Powerful Koch Network as She Aims to Take on Trump
Despite seizing polling momentum in recent months, the former United Nations ambassador’s campaign has been lacking significant manpower on the ground in primary states to ensure her supporters turn out to vote.