Chicago Teachers' Strike Is 7th Of Past 40 YearsThe latest Chicago Public Schools  is the city’s first teachers’ strike in seven years, and the seventh in the past 40.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel Makes His Final City Hall DepartureThe corridors were lined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's supporters and city workers as Emanuel made his ceremonial final departure from city hall.
Chicago Police Welcome Nearly 50 New Training Academy RecruitsMayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department welcomed 49 new police recruits to the training academy on Tuesday.
Aldermen Want Lightfoot To Prioritize Violence Prevention Plans"Until we start focusing on redeveloping communities and putting people to work, we will not be able to get a hold on this violence."
Pritzker Signs 'Tobacco 21' Bill Into LawIllinois became the first state in the Midwest to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 as Gov. JB Pritzker signed the statewide "Tobacco 21" bill into law Sunday. 
Jussie Smollett's Attorney Contributed Money To Kim Foxx's Campaign"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's attorney, Patricia Brown Holmes, has contributed to State's Attorney Kim Foxx's campaign in the past, according to the state elections website. 
Kim Foxx Says She Did Not Formally Recuse Herself From Jussie Smollett Case But Separated Herself From Decision MakingDespite publicly stating she recused herself from the Jussie Smollett case, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's office told CNN it was not a formal recusal. Rather, Foxx separated herself from decision making out of an abundance of caution. 
Uncertainty Over Who Will Win Historic Mayoral ElectionChicago will elect its first black female mayor 36 years after Harold Washington became the city's first black mayor.
Chicago Deploys 95 New Police OfficersMayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department announced the deployment of 95 new police officers Monday.
Nearly 100 Officers Join Chicago Police DepartmentMayor Rahm Emanuel and CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson welcomed 98 new officers to the police department Sunday.
Teen Birth Rates Decrease Again In ChicagoThe teen birth rate has decreased in Illinois and Chicago, with the city recording a new historic low.