| Aug 23, 2011
| 1:41 PM
Staffs of Illinois lawmakers were "a bit unnerved" by today's earthquake but left their offices in good order with no injuries reported.
"I've got a whole new view of the lyrics, 'I feel the Earth move under my feet,' " quipped Sharon Jenkins,...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:29 AM
Four teenagers were wounded Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, officials said.
The scene of the shooting is just blocks from Woodlawn Center South, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to meet...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 3:00 PM
A $30.5 million federal grant will be used to renovate a Woodlawn affordable housing complex in a move city leaders hope makes the building an anchor for revitalizing the neighborhood.
Chicago was one of five U.S. cities to get an inaugural “Choice...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 12:13 PM
Illinois politicos today flocked to the city’s Englewood neighborhood, turning a groundbreaking ceremony for a rail project into a rally in support of President Barack Obama’s proposed jobs program.
Among the dignitaries in attendance was U....
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Chicago politics is rougher than any football game you're likely to encounter, so it's no surprise that congressman Bobby Rush, who represents the city's South Side, can, even at age 64, drop the verbal hammer.
But Rush's haymaker Tuesday at the NCAA was...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:17 AM
All lanes on the Dan Ryan Expressway near the Chicago Skyway reopened this morning after demolition work on a railway bridge caused traffic shutdowns Tuesday.
A demolition crew was working on a railroad bridge spanning the Ryan (I-90/94) near 64th Street...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is back at the Mayo Clinic, his wife Ald. Sandi Jackson confirmed on Tuesday.
Jackson has been on medical leave since June, with bipolar disorder.
On Monday, Congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis spoke to the media...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:25 PM
In deciding to close the south leg of the Red Line for five months starting next May, CTA officials bet that short, intense pain will be easier to suffer through than several years of track construction migraines.
South Side aldermen – previously...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn stood inside the auditorium of a sprawling new Salvation Army community center that officially opened in West Pullman Saturday and put into perspective the meaning of a new swimming pool, performing arts center, soccer field and other...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Metra's board of directors today approved a $93 million contract for construction of a railroad bridge on the south side that three congressmen had threatened to block because they said it would not provide enough jobs to African Americans in the...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:50 AM
As concerns over the Trayvon Martin case mount, an Illinois congressman donned a gray hoodie Wednesday morning to deliver a speech on the House floor pressing for justice for the slain Florida teen and his family.
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) spoke for...