A 23-year-old man was shot and killed near Western Avenue and Grenshaw Street just before 3 a.m. Sunday on the Near West Side, according to police. more
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says thanks to the mild weather, the City of Chicago is already starting to resurface more city streets than before. more
The Billy Goat Tavern is closing its location in the northwest section of the Loop. more
The final winner of the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot will accept a check for $218.6 million on Wednesday in the southern Illinois town of Red Bud where the winning ticket was purchased, the Illinois Lottery said Monday. more
This week, Chicago's individuality in the country's cityscape shone through. We established ourselves as quirky eaters, nontraditional daters, creative problem-solvers and a generally fun-loving bunch.... more
Better lighting, strict enforcement of the dress code and parking lot surveillance cameras are some possible improvements coming to the Cadillac Ranch in Bartlett following a recent meeting between village officials and representatives from the nightclub in the wake of a near-fatal shooting in the bars parking lot earlier this... more
Two schools in Chicago will have new homes, thanks to a $251 million renovation and a little shuffling. more
In its first two years, Hope Institute Learning Academy was roiled by the departure of two principals, more than half the school’s first cadre of staff and a private education management company. The Academy, which aims to be a model for the inclusion of students with special needs, lost a... more
Palm Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week on the Christian calendar, and now, political and religious leaders are using the sacred message to combat youth violence by holding a march. more
Very impressive!The music video below looks like something from a record-label's studio, but it was created and produced by 12 students at Crane Tech Prep High School in Chicago's West Haven neighborhood. The project was a joint effort between the students; their teacher "Gravity," owner of OOO Multimedium; After School... more
As city and federal officials evaluate the threat of swine flu, the Mexican Consulate is urging the public to stay calm, saying the threat has been diminished.
The effort to unionize at Chicago International Charter School garners support from American Federation of Teachers and hundreds of Chicago teacher union members who gathered yesterday.
Federal court case continues on splinter of unions.
One of Chicago's oldest nonprofits says it faced insolvency because of declining income and the high cost of its pension plan. Workers are not expected to see reduced benefits due to the takeover.
As Richard Rodriguez takes charge of the Chicago Transit Authority, he will face old financial challenges and new ones, including how to manage hundreds of millions of federal dollars.