Would-Be Carjacker Fatally Shot In The South Loop Early FridayAn overnight attempted carjacking and fatal shooting in the South Loop is snarling traffic on Ida B. Wells Drive for Friday's morning rush hour.
It's Official: Ida B. Wells Drive Is Now A RealityAlso known by her married name, Ida B. Wells-Barnett became an investigative journalist who crusaded against the lynching of black people. She also pushed for women's right to vote. When approved, the 19 Amendment mostly benefited white women.
Congress Parkway To Be Renamed After Ida B. WellsThe vote passed through Chicago City Council to officially rename a section of Congress Parkway after Ida B. Wells.
City Council To Vote On $8.5 Million In Settlements; Renaming Congress Parkway For Ida B. WellsAldermen are deciding whether the city will pay out $4.5 million to settle lawsuits tied to allegations of police wrongdoing, and another $4 million for an unfilled pothole that proved to be fatal.
Ida B. Wells Street Closer To RealityWells was an African-American journalist and anti-lynching crusader from Chicago.
Corner Of Congress Parkway And Wells Could Change To 'Wells And Wells'The effort to name a city street after legendary African American journalist Ida B. Wells may have turned a corner. Aldermen are proposing Congress Parkway bear the name of the crusading writer.
Congress Parkway Could Be Renamed For Civil Rights LeaderA group of aldermen are proposing to change Congress Parkway's name to Ida B. Wells, a civil rights activist with ties to Chicago.
Hillary Clinton In ChicagoShe was in town to join a campaign of a different kind: recruiting black women for public office.
Bronzeville Residents Want To Build Monument To Ida B. WellsActivists hoping to erect a monument to civil rights pioneer and suffragette Ida B. Wells have raised more than $2,400 through a crowdfuding effort, hoping to build a statue at the former public housing site that once bore her name.
Aldermen Support Commemoration Of Women's Suffrage In IllinoisChicago aldermen are giving their early blessing to a measure to commemorate the centennial of women having the right to vote in Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Taste Of Chicago To Move To Mid-July; Gospel Fest Moving To BronzevilleThe Taste of Chicago will move to mid-July next year and will only run for five days, while the Gospel Festival will return with a new home in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
Young Murder Victim's Brother Going To Prison For 71 YearsA man who has spent his life traumatized by witnessing the murder of his 5-year-old brother was sentenced to 71 years in prison Monday, for killing his aunt's boyfriend.