Chalkbeat Chicago

Chicago Says Nearly Half Of Its Schools Are Under-Enrolled, But Critics Challenge District Formula

In years past, the numbers have been used to help justify school closings.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published
Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report, Will Have To Surrender To Cops

Once considered a victim in a racist attack in Streeterville, the "Empire" star is now facing a felony charge.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Steve Madden Closing Its Wicker Park Store (Which Means Boots Are $20)

The shoe shop has called the 1553 N. Milwaukee Ave. storefront home for roughly a decade.