Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle battle for votes ahead of the runoff election. Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his way on two controversial projects. CSO musicians trade instruments for picket signs. And Boeing’s very bit 737 problem.
Charges for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Accusations, missteps and big money in the run-up to election day. A disturbing revelation about the Aurora mass shooter. And Manny Machado disses Chicago.
New faces meet veteran leadership in the newly seated 101st General Assembly. City Council sees a flurry of reform proposals. Renewed scrutiny over R. Kelly allegations. And a heartbreaking “double doink” ends the Bears season.
Federal agents raid the offices of powerful 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke. Twenty-one candidates officially file petitions to become Chicago’s next mayor. The cover-up trial of three Chicago cops begins. And the Bears have the playoffs in their sights.
The high-profile case and its impact on Chicago: A conversation with journalists Jamie Kalven, Kimberly Egonmwan, Greg Hinz and John Fountain.
Defense attorneys for Jason Van Dyke show jurors an animated video of the fatal shooting. How political campaigns can prevent sexual harassment. And the Chicago Cubs clinch their fourth consecutive playoff appearance.
A shocker from Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a flood of candidates consider a run. The mayor leaves plenty of unfinished business for his successor while Jason Van Dyke’s murder trial gets underway.
President Trump visits downstate to tout trade. Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson comes under fire. Activists plan to protest at Wrigley Field. And a draft plan for reforming the Chicago Police Department.
Illinois lawmakers approve a state budget. Another top Democratic official faces harassment allegations. President Donald Trump says he might commute Rod Blagojevich’s sentence. And Anthony Rizzo slides his way into controversy.
In his mayoral campaign kickoff, Paul Vallas calls Mayor Rahm Emanuel a “bully.” Is the #MeToo movement finally catching up to R&B star R. Kelly? And can the Bears draft picks save the team?