Retailers legally selling marijuana for the past month in Michigan say they have drawn customers from surrounding Midwestern states where the drug remains illegal and, as Illinois prepares to joins the recreational market on Wednesday, officials are renewing warnings to…
By Kathleen Foody, David Eggert, Associated Press
Hundreds of Illinois schools in 2017 and 2018 were secluding children in isolation rooms at alarming rates and often for reasons that violated the law, an investigation by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica found. At least 20,000 children were put…
By PBS NewsHour
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who's still trying to settle a nearly week-old teacher's strike, proposed a combination of debt refinancing, tax and fee hikes and assistance from the state Legislature on Wednesday to close a massive $838 million budget deficit.
By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press
In 2015, an Alabama police officer shot and killed a teenager burglarizing a home. While the officer was cleared, four other teens who were involved in the crime were all charged with their friend’s murder. But how can that be?…
By Megan Thompson, Mori Rothman
The college admissions scandal that engulfed several Hollywood figures this year has essentially delivered a public indictment of some elite institutions. It has also sparked a larger conversation about admissions, access and inequity throughout American higher education. Paul Tough has…
By Tom Davies, Associated Press
Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying the incumbent is unfit for office and must be denied…
By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed sweeping protections for abortion on Wednesday in a new law that establishes access to the procedure as a "fundamental right" for women.
By John O'Connor, Associated Press
Fulfilling one of the new Democratic governor's top campaign promises, Illinois is on track to be the first state in the Midwest to push its base wage to $15.
By Associated Press
Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman told a news conference that the gunman was believed to be an employee at the Henry Pratt Co. in the city about 40 miles west of Chicago.
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