Chicago State University Students Rally In Loop To Protest Possible ShutdownTwo weeks after they shut down part of the Dan Ryan Expressway to protest the possible closing of their school amid the state budget impasse, students from Chicago State University took their protest to the governor’s office downtown.
Chicago Area Natives Daniels, Schofield Do Their Hometowns Proud In Super Bowl 50There were special celebrations in Naperville and Orland Park on Sunday to cheer on the Super Bowl champion Broncos, because of two players who have ties to the Chicago area.
Two Teens Found Shot To Death In Car In GaryPolice in Gary, Indiana are searching for the gunman who shot and killed two teenagers and left them in a car.
CTU Closes $725,000 Account At Bank Of America To Protest CPS Debt SwapsThe battle between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Public Schools headed to a new front on Wednesday, as the union told a big bank it is taking its business elsewhere.
Hastert Sentencing Postponed; Attorney Says Former Speaker Nearly DiedA federal judge has agreed to delay sentencing for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert in his hush-money case, after the Illinois Republican’s attorneys revealed he nearly died in November when he suffered a severe blood infection.
West Town Woman Stabbed During Carjacking Speaks OutIn a popular neighborhood on Chicago's North Side, a viscous assault and carjacking left a woman badly beaten and stabbed.
Former Kenwood Student Found Dead In Lansing ApartmentStudents at Kenwood Academy High School on Monday were mourning a former classmate who was found dead in south suburban Lansing, amid many unanswered questions.
Chicago Public Schools Laying Off Hundreds Of Administrative StaffHundreds of workers at the central offices of the Chicago Public Schools were getting layoff notices on Friday, as the district tries to plug a $480 million budget hole.
Saucedo Parents Stage Sit-In To Protest Co-Location With Spry High SchoolOutraged parents staged a sit-in overnight at a Little Village elementary school to protest a planned merger with a neighboring high school.
Navy Pier Begins Building New Ferris WheelLast fall, the iconic Ferris wheel at Navy Pier was dismantled, to make way for an even bigger one. At 196 feet tall, it will be nearly 50 feet taller than the previous one. It will have 42 climate-controlled gondolas, able to fit 10 people each, and featuring entertainment systems with interactive video screens.
Lockdown Lifted At Cook County JailAfter nearly 20 percent of the staff at Cook County Jail failed to show up for the morning shift on Tuesday, the facility was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning.
Police Board To Get Public Input In Search For Next SuperintendentAt a special public meeting of the Chicago Police Board on Tuesday, Chicago residents will get a chance to speak for up to two minutes each about the qualities they believe the new Chicago Police Superintendent should have.