Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Commissioner Wants Medical Examiner To Stop Identifying Latinos As Black Or White

A Cook County commissioner has asked the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office for a Latino designation when identifying the race of those who die in the county.


Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Study: Many Young Minority Voters Could Be Turned Away Due To ID Laws

A sizable number of young minority voters could find themselves turned away from polling places in November because of new photo ID laws.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

File Photo of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Wells Fargo Settles With Atty. Gen. Madigan Over Subprime Lending Practices

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a $175 million settlement with Wells Fargo on claims that the bank steered African-Americans and Latinos into risky subprime loans.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

City Council Chambers

Hispanic Aldermen Propose City Council Map With Only 25 Wards

In the feud over the Chicago ward remap, a familiar, but oft-dismissed push to cut the City Council in half is resurfacing.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: City Council Will Resolve Ward Remap Issue

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he thinks aldermen will stay “laser-focused” on reaching agreement on a remap plan to keep taxpayers from financing an expensive court fight.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (File Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel Stays Out Of Ward Remap Scuffle

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to stay out of the very contentious talks among aldermen about redrawing the City of Chicago’s ward boundaries.


AIDS Ribbon

LGBT Community Center Receives $1.6M Grant For HIV/AIDS Outreach

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.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

James Meeks on WVON

Meeks Backtracks Even More From Remarks On Minorities, Women

There was another new twist Friday in the flap over state Sen. James Meeks comments about who should and should not get a boost in city contracting.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2010

James Meeks on WVON

Meeks Backtracks On Comments About Minority Contracts

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.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2010

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago

Political Heavyweights May Be Forming Anti-Rahm Alliance

Latino and African-American political leaders seem to be forming an alliance to knock Rahm Emanuel out of the race for mayor of Chicago.

CBS 2–10/20/2010

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois)

Is Gutierrez Mayoral Favorite In Latino Community?

Congressman Luis Gutierrez may be the favorite mayoral candidate in the Latino community. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the race is taking on an increasingly ethnic and racial tone.

CBS 2–10/12/2010