ACLU Saw Membership Surge In Illinois After Trump's ElectionACLU of Illinois spokesman Ed Yohnka said, since Election Day, membership more than doubled to more than 50,000 people.
Activists: Trump Rollback Of Transgender Policy "Cruel To Children"Civil rights advocates and LGBTQ activists denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back an Obama administration policy regarding transgender restroom access at public schools, accusing the president of being “cruel to children.”
CPS Latino Advisory Committee Resigns Over School Budget CutsCPS Latino Advisory Committee chairman Jose Rico said his committee’s recommendations have fallen on deaf ears at the board, and that schools with mostly Latino students have the least amount of money spent on them.
New American Writers Museum Set To Open In MayFirst-of-its-kind, the American Writers Museum will open on May 16th, located along Chicago's Cultural Mile.
Increase In Chicago Pedestrian Deaths44 pedestrians were killed in the city in 2016, up 26 percent from 2014, which is raising concerns for city officials.
VIDEO: Woman Carrying Bag Infested With Bugs On CTA Red LineA CTA Red Line rider posted a video on YouTube showing bugs, perhaps, baby bed bugs on clothing inside the bag of a woman, who was sleeping on the train.
Cop's 7-Year-Old Son Saves Her Life, Calls 911 When She Suffers Stroke“This was the kind of stroke that, if you don't get help, up to half the people may not even survive,” neuroradiologist Dr. Scott Geraghty said.
Police "Frustrated" Murders Of Elderly Woman, Son Still UnsolvedSix months after an 85-year old woman and her 65-year old son were found beaten to death in their Sycamore area home, police appeared no closer to solving the murders.
3 Members Of Arlington Heights Family, Des Plaines Man Killed In CrashAround 9 p.m., a Mercedes Benz was traveling at a very high rate of speed on Northwest Highway, when it crashed head-on into a Chevy Impala that was attempting to turn into a parking lot near Mount Prospect Road.
Stolen Lincoln Sculpture Of Lincoln's Hand Returned To Kankakee MuseumKankakee sculptor George Grey Barnard had formed the 10-pound plaster hand from a picture of Lincoln before crafting a statue.
Hundreds March In Chicago For "A Day Without Immigrants"Hundreds of people gathered Thursday morning on the Near West Side for a rally, and then, march on what is being called by some, “A Day Without Immigrants.”
Joliet Throws Hat Into Ring As Possible Caterpillar HQThe construction machinery and equipment company announced plans to relocate its top executives. It hasn't indicated whether its moving to Chicago or to the suburbs.

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