Trump is ruled ineligible in Illinois but will stay on the ballot. And all signs point to the Bears drafting a superstar prospect with the first overall pick.
Stories by Paul Caine
Week in Review: Trump Ruled Ineligible for Illinois Primary Ballot; Multiple Warnings Over Migrant Shelter Conditions
Mar 1, 2024 | Paul Caine
Feb 28, 2024 | Paul Caine
J. Ivy is one of the most high-profile poets on the planet. He has worked with A-list artists including Jay-Z and Beyoncé. He even gave John Legend his “Legend” name. Ivy’s spoken word album “The Light Inside” just earned him a third Grammy.
Feb 23, 2024 | Paul Caine
Chicago’s Board of Education votes to remove police officers from schools. And the White Sox head to Springfield in the hopes of scoring a stadium subsidy.
Feb 21, 2024 | Paul Caine
The first major overhaul of the FAFSA form since the Reagan era was supposed to make the process simpler and quicker. So far, that’s not been the case.
Week in Review: Johnson Dismisses Questions Over ShotSpotter Cancelation; Madigan’s Former Right-Hand Man Sentenced
Feb 16, 2024 | Paul Caine
Confusion over the end of the city’s ShotSpotter contract. State and county leaders agree to spend millions more in migrant care — but did Johnson renege on his commitment?
Week in Review: Supreme Court Weighs Trump Ballot Challenge; A Decision for the Mayor Over Controversial ShotSpotter Contract
Feb 9, 2024 | Paul Caine
The Supreme Court seems likely to keep Trump on Colorado’s ballot, but a local judge lets an Illinois challenge move forward. And the White Sox reveal renderings of a shiny new stadium — with no details on who pays.
Feb 7, 2024 | Paul Caine
Historian, professor and filmmaker Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the history of gospel music and its deep roots in Chicago.
Spotlight Politics: CPS Elected School Board on Springfield Agenda; Should Chicago Keep ShotSpotter System?
Feb 6, 2024 | Paul Caine
A big decision on whether to keep CPD’s controversial ShotSpotter system. Ongoing tensions between the city and the state over how to care for new migrant arrivals. And an elected school board for Chicago is back on the agenda in Springfield.
Week in Review: Johnson Casts Tiebreaking Vote on Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution; CTU President Called Out Over Violent Rhetoric
Feb 2, 2024 | Paul Caine
A contentious vote in City Hall to back a cease-fire in the war between Israel and Hamas. And a CPS principal files a police report over allegedly violent rhetoric by CTU President Stacy Davis Gates.
Week in Review: Pritzker and Johnson Trade Blame Over Migrant Shelter Shortfalls; Haley Sharpens Attacks on Trump
Jan 26, 2024 | Paul Caine
Escalating tensions between Mayor Brandon Johnson and Gov. J.B. Pritzker over the sheltering of migrants. And former President Donald Trump works to kill a bipartisan border security deal.
Jan 19, 2024 | Paul Caine
Questions of transparency after emails show the mayor’s early knowledge of conditions at a Pilsen migrant shelter. And presidential campaigning moves to New Hampshire after Trump takes Iowa.
Jan 16, 2024 | Paul Caine
Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield with migrants top of mind. Bad weather prompts Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson to suspend his policy evicting migrants from city shelters after 60 days. And a plea from Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
Jan 12, 2024 | Paul Caine
Chicago bears down for an icy winter storm. And assessing the GOP Iowa caucus on the weekend before voters there go to the polls.
Jan 10, 2024 | Paul Caine
Claudine Gay resigned after backlash to her testimony at a congressional hearing where she was criticized for not doing enough to tackle antisemitism on campus. She also faced accusations of plagiarism. Gay’s supporters, however, said her ouster reflects a system that wasn’t built for people of color.
Jan 9, 2024 | Paul Caine
Saturday marked the third anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then President Donald Trump.
Jan 5, 2024 | Paul Caine
President Biden on the campaign trail — but it’s not just any campaign speech. And Chicago’s suburbs seek to block buses of migrants.
Jan 3, 2024 | Paul Caine
As the 60th anniversary of the war on poverty approaches, the Shriver Center on Poverty Law is hosting a one-day poverty summit, bringing together a diverse group of academic, community and government leaders.
With Donald Trump’s Ballot Bans Likely Headed to the Supreme Court, How Does the 14th Amendment Fit In?
Jan 2, 2024 | Paul Caine
Former President Donald Trump has been kicked off the ballot in both Maine and Colorado. At issue is whether Trump is disqualified from making another presidential run under the 14th Amendment due to engaging in insurrection.
Dec 29, 2023 | Paul Caine
Mayor Brandon Johnson assumes office and inherits a migrant crisis. Ex-Ald. Ed Burke convicted on 13 federal corruption counts, with Michael Madigan’s trial looming. We recap 2023 in a special year-end edition of “Week in Review.”
Dec 20, 2023 | Paul Caine
In a major departure from past policy, the Chicago Board of Education has announced it intends to move away from a system built on school choice.
Dec 15, 2023 | Paul Caine
Closing arguments are wrapping up in the corruption trial of former Ald. Ed Burke. And the Chicago Public School board votes on a move away from charters and selective enrollment schools.
Week in Review: State Pulls Migrant Camp Funding; Alleged Burger King Shakedown in Focus at Burke Trial
Dec 8, 2023 | Paul Caine
Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Johnson at odds over migrant camp in Brighton Park. Ed Burke trial focuses on alleged Burger King shakedown. And the Bears are reportedly looking at land near Soldier Field for a potential stadium.
Dec 6, 2023 | Paul Caine
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form is undergoing its first major overhaul since the Reagan era.
Dec 1, 2023 | Paul Caine
Jurors hear secret recordings in former Ald. Ed Burke’s corruption trial. And construction is underway for a new controversial migrant base camp.
Nov 29, 2023 | Paul Caine
Black people comprise about two-thirds of all reported missing persons cases in Chicago over the past two decades.
Nov 24, 2023 | Paul Caine
An exclusive one-on-one with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel. We talk with Chicago’s former mayor about his new role, the conflict in Gaza and much more.