Chicago has taken its first step toward having judicial oversight of its efforts to reform the Police Department, but not with the federal government. It’s doing it with the state of Illinois.
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Immigrants and refugees in Illinois can now breathe a sigh of relief, and people eager to vote will find it easier to register. The changes come as Gov. Bruce Rauner signed two pieces of legislation Monday.
The disgraced former Chicago Public Schools CEO reports to prison in just a few days.
Gov. Bruce Rauner may be set to sign legislation limiting cooperation between officials in Illinois and federal immigration authorities.
As the fight over the Cook County sweetened beverage tax enters yet another round, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is getting some praise from one of the county's biggest unions.
Each summer, thousands hired through One Summer Chicago earn work experience and a paycheck. But the city may be earning something, too.
An attempt to make the high school application process easier is raising some questions.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is criticizing Cook County’s bail bond system.
The Chicago Police Board could be without a president Tuesday. The term of current President Lori Lightfoot expired Monday.
Some Cook County jail detainees will be getting a little extra help when leaving the jail.
Lawmakers will have much to discuss during yet another special session, this time on education spending. Three Illinois teachers weigh in.
Despite the fight in Springfield over education funding, Chicago Public Schools leaders say they will open to students in the fall—but with fewer students.
The 3rd ward alderman says she believes combining the schools will create a more diverse and just-as high performing elementary school, and high-quality neighborhood high school for South Loop residents.
Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson says emails distributed among employees at the city Water Department suggest a culture of overtly racist and sexist behavior.
Chicago Public Schools students who are still learning the English language are overwhelmingly not getting the support they need, according to an investigation by the Chicago Reporter.
Two former Chicago Police officers and one current officer pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired to cover for former cop Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of 16-year old Laquan McDonald.
The Chicago Police Department says the city saw 56 shootings and eight homicides from Friday night to Tuesday night, with the majority occurring Monday on the city’s South and West Sides.
Soda fans will find out Friday whether or not they'll start paying more for their sweetened beverages in Cook County this weekend.
In an address to the American Library Association’s annual conference, the former Democratic presidential nominee addressed the importance of literacy and libraries.
A Chicago businessman pleads not guilty in federal court to charges he stole $7 million from elderly homeowners in a reverse mortgage scheme.
Residents of North Lawndale and the Cook County Board are mourning the loss of one of their own. Second District Commissioner Robert Steele died Monday from complications of diabetes.