Chicago's mayor has announced that the nation's third-largest school district will not welcome students back to the classroom, after all, and will instead rely only on remote instruction to start the school year.
By Associated Press
Two statues of Christopher Columbus that stood in Chicago parks have been taken down at the direction of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a week after protesters trying to topple one of the monuments to the Italian explorer clashed with police.
By Don Babwin, Associated Press
Amid a surge in gun violence and protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, the nation's third-largest city is on edge, waiting for possible greater tension in the form of a plan by President Donald Trump to dispatch dozens…
By Associated Press
Top leaders in the U.S. House said Sunday they were "alarmed" by the Trump administration's tactics against protesters in Portland and other cities, including Washington, D.C.
By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press
Most Chicago children would return to the classroom two days a week and spend the other three days learning remotely once the school year begins under a tentative plan outlined by officials from the nation’s third-largest school district…
By Ivette Feliciano
Advocates in Chicago are calling a plan by the city’s police to deploy 1200 additional officers over the July Fourth holiday weekend to arrest teenagers found on so-called “drug corners” unconstitutional, saying it contradicts police reform measures. Sheila Bedi, an…
During the pandemic, we've profiled front-line workers whose jobs have been deemed essential. One such employee is Savoya Taylor, a line-worker for ComEd, the utility that powers Chicago. She's the company’s first female overhead electrician -- and now she’s training…
By Christopher Booker
Like so many neighborhoods in America, Chicago's West Town has been largely shut down due to the coronavirus. But photographer Candice Cusic hopes she can put a face in front of the closed doors and dark windows of her neighborhood.
Congress has appropriated roughly $175 billion so far to help hospitals and other health care providers weather the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. But some are still struggling to keep up with the need, and racial disparities in the American…
By Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
Uncertainty in planning for the coronavirus pandemic has left the globe dotted with dozens of barely used or unused temporary field hospitals. Many makeshift facilities will now be kept on standby for a potential second wave of infections.
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