The panel is a compromise between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and activists. Both had pushed competing proposals that failed to get much support from aldermen.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot sounded the alarm on the continuing COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, saying the city has to quash recent case increases or face the prospect of her reinstating public health restrictions to get the situation under control.
More than 90% of those hospitalized and 95% of those now dying from COVID-19 in Chicago are unvaccinated, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Chicago Police Department asking a judge to order the department to release records related to its social media monitoring programs, which were expanded after protests and looting last year.
Acknowledging that Chicago residents are “scared” because of high crime, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday the city is working on a $1 million reward program for people who report illegal guns.
Leading up to the summer months when Chicago historically sees its highest levels of violence, Mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed to take an “all hands on deck” approach to stopping the city’s shootings.
The 34th Ward alderman made her court appearance by telephone before U.S. District Judge John Kness. She was indicted July 1 along with her top aide, Chester Wilson, who also pleaded not guilty Thursday.
President Joe Biden pitched his proposed investments in families and education at an Illinois community college on Wednesday, telling residents of the swing district that what's good for families is also good for the economy.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday used a visit to a community college in Crystal Lake, Illinois, to highlight how his spending on so-called human infrastructure would boost the economy.
President Joe Biden is delivering a speech at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake.
CHICAGO — Air Force One touched down at O’Hare International Airport shortly before noon Wednesday and President Joe Biden was greeted by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on the tarmac before embarking on a brief trip to northwest suburban McHenry County.
President Joe Biden is turning his focus to pitching his proposed investments in families and education, using a visit to a community college in a key Illinois swing district to highlight how his spending on so-called human infrastructure would boost the economy.
After decades of organizing by parents, activists and unions, Chicago is on the verge of having a fully-elected school board for the first time in its history.
“The Bears are locked into a lease at Soldier Field until 2033,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. But a review of the 120-page lease showed it would not be difficult to break early.
While Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot apologized for a wrongful police raid in 2019, records and interviews suggest her administration has continued to play hardball in defending the department’s actions.
Under new pressure from aldermen seeking to press him on his strategies to fight the city’s crime problem, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown turned to a variation of a quote from British poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday night that “about 99%” of the criticism she receives over her temperament is due to the fact she’s a Black woman.
When a barrage of gunshots rang out Sunday night along a busy commercial strip of the South Shore community, a 15-year-old ran for his life.
Chicago aldermen on Friday approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposed ban on alcohol sales at packaged good stores after midnight.
Annette Nance-Holt will take over a fire department with a history of racism and sexism. She joined the department four years after the first women joined the ranks.
A man suspected in the stabbing death on a downtown Chicago street of a Maryland graduate student over the weekend is also wanted for attacking two other women, police revealed Thursday in a community alert.
The Chicago Bears’ bid to move to Arlington Heights seems legitimate, and not a bluff, the village mayor said, after local officials acted to prohibit certain uses but allow a football stadium.
A Chicago woman has died days after she was dragged from a car and shot during an attack captured on video that killed her boyfriend and drew more attention to the city's particularly violent year.
A double shooting caught on video Saturday night that left one person dead near the site of the Puerto Rican Day parade began with a “very minor” traffic crash before escalating into violence, a top Chicago police official said Monday.
I can’t lie. For a while it was rough out here in the suburbs.