Jurors hear secret recordings in former Ald. Ed Burke’s corruption trial. And construction is underway for a new controversial migrant base camp.
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Dec 1, 2023 | Paul Caine
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.
Nov 17, 2023 | Paul Caine
Chicago gets more money from the state to care for migrants. City Council rubber-stamps Johnson’s $16.6 billion budget. And former Ald. Ed Burke’s trial resumes after a COVID-19 delay.
Nov 14, 2023 | Paul Caine
The $800 million proposal to revamp Ryan Field has been controversial from the very beginning. The plans call for a new state-of-the-art stadium that will be smaller in size than the nearly century-old structure it would replace, moving from a capacity of 47,000 to 35,000 for football games.
In Chicago, Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko Talks Putin, Poisoning and the Need to Combat Russian Aggression
Sep 19, 2023 | Paul Caine
In an interview with WTTW News, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko gave an assessment of the challenges Ukraine faces as the war with Russia continues.
Sep 14, 2023 | Paul Caine
Kateryna Yushchenko, the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, was born in Chicago and lived much of her early life in Humboldt Park before moving to Mount Prospect. After earning an MBA in international economics from the University of Chicago, Yushchenko had an impressive career in public service.
Sep 8, 2023 | Paul Caine
The mayor’s pick for police superintendent meets the public. CPS employees ousted over charges of loan fraud. City officials eye new housing for migrants. And Bally’s gears up to open its temporary casino.
Sep 1, 2023 | Paul Caine
Local officials call for federal aid one year after asylum seekers first arrived in Chicago. Renewed calls for ethics reform. And still no answers on the shooting at Sox Park.
Aug 29, 2023 | Paul Caine
Nearly 4,800 pilots are being investigated by the Federal Aviation Authority for potentially concealing major health issues that could have them grounded. The FAA has already ordered 60 pilots who “posed a clear danger to aviation safety” to stop flying immediately.
Aug 21, 2023 | Paul Caine
In Illinois, the chamber estimates more than $2 billion worth of goods were stolen from retailers in 2021, but it says the cost to Illinois businesses was more than double that when other factors are taken into account.
Aug 17, 2023 | Paul Caine
Robberies targeting mail carriers increased 78% in 2022, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Aug 15, 2023 | Paul Caine
Pending City Council approval, Larry Snelling faces leading the Chicago Police Department at a time when residents are demanding answers to the city’s perennial problem of violent crime. He will also have to lead the department through the transformational change demanded by a court-ordered consent decree.
More Than 47,000 Illinois Residents Lose Medicaid Coverage as Proof of Eligibility Requirements Resume
Aug 8, 2023 | Paul Caine
For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicaid recipients are being asked to provide proof of their eligibility.
Aug 5, 2023 | Paul Caine
According to Walgreens, which announced last year it was entering the clinical trials business, only about 5% of people in the U.S. participate in clinical trials and almost three-quarters of those participants are White.
Aug 2, 2023 | Paul Caine
Chicago Public Schools students return to class in less than three weeks. The school district said it currently has only about half the bus drivers it needs to transport the more than 17,000 students who are eligible to be bused to school.
Jul 31, 2023 | Paul Caine
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois has scored some significant recent successes as part of its anti-gang efforts.
Jul 20, 2023 | Paul Caine
“Oppenheimer,” the much-anticipated blockbuster from Batman director Christopher Nolan, hits movie theaters this week. The story has deep connections to Chicago and the Manhattan Project that led to the development of the first atomic bomb.
How a Group of Community Leaders Worked to Choose 3 Finalists for Chicago’s Next Police Superintendent
Jul 18, 2023 | Paul Caine
The three finalists for the city’s top cop were selected from a total of 54 applicants by the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability (CCPSA) after unprecedented community and police input. Here’s how they did it.
Jul 5, 2023 | Paul Caine
June is expected to go down as one of the 10 driest months in the state’s history. Farmers are already seeing an impact on their crops and consumers are likely to see an impact soon.
Recently Returned From Ukraine, CEO of Rotary International Sees Wagner Mutiny as Sign of Russian Disarray
Jun 27, 2023 | Paul Caine
John Hewko, a Ukrainian-American, recently returned from a trip to Ukraine. As a lawyer working in Ukraine in the early 1990s, he helped the working group drafting the country’s first post-Soviet constitution.
Jun 24, 2023 | Paul Caine
The search for a new police superintendent hits a snag as Chicago suffers a violent holiday weekend. NASCAR racecourse taking shape with the race one week away. And new ethics questions dog the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jun 21, 2023 | Paul Caine
The impact of climate change is being felt across the planet in ways large and small. But it is increasingly clear that the impact of climate change is not felt equally.
Jun 15, 2023 | Paul Caine
More than two and a half years after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, a new study estimates some 12 million Americans would support violence to restore former President Donald Trump to power.
Jun 12, 2023 | Paul Caine
Illinois has more units of local government than any other state. That fact has some critics asking the question: how much is too much?
Week in Review: Trump Becomes First Ex-President to Face Federal Charges; Bears Restart Stadium Dialogue with City
Jun 9, 2023 | Paul Caine
Donald Trump makes history as he becomes the first former U.S. president to face federal charges. That story and the other biggest news items of the week.