| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport.
Tax the wealthy
Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:05 PM
WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama plans to meet Chicago high school students in the nation's capital Thursday when they visit Howard University to gain exposure to college life, White House aides said.
Bow Wow, a rapper, actor and co-host of...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 has hired a new human resources director.
David Ruhland, now a director of employee engagement for Chicago Public Schools, starts work in Oak Park May 5, according to a news release.
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Leonore Draper was minutes away from entering her West Pullman home after an anti-violence charity event she attended Friday night when she was shot and killed.
Police found Draper, 32, shot in the chest and arm in a parked car near her home in the 11600...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Chicago Police Department has canceled days off on weekends for dozens of cops on tactical, saturation and gun teams in certain high-crime neighborhoods as violence has picked up in recent weeks with the arrival of warmer weather.
The extra officers...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:09 AM
The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city.
Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:10 AM
A 19-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded along a Safe Passage route in the Englewood neighborhood this afternoon, authorities said, and four others were wounded across the city.
The man was shot in the face and the leg about 3:45 p.m. in the...
| May 4, 2014
Jessica Disu preaches peace to anyone who will listen.
The 25-year-old Chicago-born hip-hop artist, who goes by FM Supreme, will spend Mother's Day with other community activists leading a march from the DuSable Museum of African American History...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Chicago Public Schools today released a proposed $423-million capital plan that is nearly triple what the district proposed this time last year in spending to upgrade its schools. This year’s projects include building the new Barack Obama College...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:02 PM
In the midst of national efforts to promote disciplinary policies that keep children in the classroom, legislation that would limit the length of suspensions for all but the most serious infractions and put an end to disciplinary fines is under...
| May 11, 2014
For Wilmette resident Steve Santacruz, it all began in the kitchen at St. Joseph School, where he volunteered with a group of fellow dads assigned to the clean-up crew at a pancake breakfast.
After Santacruz suggested that a bowling league would provide...