| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:40 AM
After weeks of being criticized by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his surrogates for not offering specific tax increase proposals to fix Chicago's finances, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia offered two on Wednesday: a graduated state income tax and an expanded...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 6:41 PM
Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia wrapped up a two-day East Coast swing Tuesday with a $500-a-person fundraiser that drew teacher unions officials, lobbyists and many Latino supporters.
The candidate got a boost from labor leaders who framed up...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 12:12 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will take part in a mayoral forum Wednesday night at Chicago State University.
The two candidates won't share the stage at the event. Instead, each will get an hour facing a group of panelists who...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 1:40 PM
It was during a visit to a hometown library in the segregated South that a young Chester Blair had one of his earliest encounters with racism.
Pulled aside by a disapproving librarian after going through the checkout line, the Texas native was told...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 10:00 AM
The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest is presenting a program of Spanish music and what a program it is! Titled "Images of Spain," the selections contain two of the most lively and luscious evocations of that Mediterranean country in classical music...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 2:14 PM
Candidates for Lyons Township High School District 204 Board agree possible changes to state funding are the greatest challenges facing the district.
Possible changes include a shift of funding to lower income districts and asking school districts to...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 5:14 AM
The president of Chicago State University tried to pressure a high-level administrator to file false claims of sexual harassment against an outspoken professor to help the college try to silence him, according to court documents filed Thursday as part...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 7:43 PM
Lake Forest has proven it can beat the rest.
Friday night, it gets one final shot at the best.
With Wednesday night's 54-47 victory over Evanston in the Class 4A Waukegan Sectional, Lake Forest earned a third game against sectional top seed and...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 2:58 AM
The state became Annie Audenas' substitute parent in the mid-1990s after Illinois child welfare officials said they found evidence of neglect in her family and placed the infant in protective custody.
Audenas was adopted by age 3 but the arrangement...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:17 AM
The University of Illinois' rescinded job offer to a professor and a controversy over a faculty blog at Chicago State University helped land the two schools on a 2014 "worst of" list for student and faculty free speech rights.
A campus censorship...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:49 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday announced the appointment of a West Side pastor to the Chicago State University board of trustees.
The Rev. Marshall Hatch has worked as a pastor, most recently at New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Rauner's office...