Ida B. Wells was a pioneer in investigative journalism, documenting lynchings across the United States. [Wikimedia Commons]

Ida B. Wells Will Get The Monument She Deserves After Community Raises $300K

"This project is bigger than Ida ... It's about black women finally starting to get recognized for what we did and what we've contributed in this country."

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$15 Million Donation To St. Ignatius College Prep Will Fund Scholarships For Minority Students

At least 20 students from the city's South and West sides will be awarded scholarships every year, school leaders said.

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Logan Square 100 Percent Affordable Housing Complex Advances As Commission Unlocks $10 Million In TIF Funding

The plan, which calls for 100 units of affordable housing next to the Logan Square Blue Line station, appears posed for final approval.

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Kenwood Academy’s Heating System Fails During Chicago’s Coldest Nov. 12 Ever — But Class Goes On

A record-low temperature of 7 degrees was recorded at O'Hare Tuesday morning, around the same time a motor failed in the school's heating system.