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.
A sizable number of young minority voters could find themselves turned away from polling places in November because of new photo ID laws.
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.
In the feud over the Chicago ward remap, a familiar, but oft-dismissed push to cut the City Council in half is resurfacing.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to stay out of the very contentious talks among aldermen about redrawing the City of Chicago’s ward boundaries.
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.
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.
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.
Latino and African-American political leaders seem to be forming an alliance to knock Rahm Emanuel out of the race for mayor of Chicago.
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.