Black and Latino aldermen are backing competing plans and heading for a floor fight in the Chicago ward remap effort.
Cable giant Comcast says it adamantly denies allegations from a group of technicians who claim the company discriminates against black employees.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given a grant of more than $1.6 million to the Center on Halsted LGBT community center, which will use the funds to expand its services for young African-American and Latino men.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Joliet, alleging it is violating fair housing laws by moving to condemn a 1960s era federally-subsidized affordable housing development.
A federal court’s decision that forces the hiring of 111 African-American firefighters and the city to pay millions of dollars in damages was a “partial victory” for the Chicago, a spokeswoman says.
Census estimates show the nation’s African-Americans are leaving big cities in the Northeast and Midwest – including Chicago – at the highest levels in decades.
Mayoral Candidate James Meeks was clarifying some comments he made about which groups should and should not be included in minority contracting set-aside programs.
The Chicago Defender newspaper has endorsed Pat Quinn for governor and Alexi Giannoulias for U.S. Senator, among several other Democratic candidates for the Nov. 2 election.
Latino and African-American political leaders seem to be forming an alliance to knock Rahm Emanuel out of the race for mayor of Chicago.
- Board Votes To Close 49 Chicago Elementary SchoolsThe Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.4789
- Lockdown Lifted At Morton West High SchoolMorton West High School has been placed on lock down for precautionary reasons after an unknown individual entered the building.558
- Former Glenbard East Student Accused Of Planning Columbine-Type AttackA 19-year-old former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard was in custody on Wednesday, accused of planning a "Columbine-style" attack on the school, with a list of people he wanted to target.561
- Woman Robs North Side BankA woman robbed a Lakeview bank Tuesday afternoon on the city’s North Side.262
- Four Schools To Be Spared From Closing; Another To Be DelayedHours before a final vote by the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to back off of plans to close four of the 53 elementary schools targeted for closing at the end of the school year, Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz confirmed Wednesday morning.415
- Boy, 17, Fatally Shot In Back Of The YardsA teenage boy was fatally shot in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday evening, police said.147
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