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7 Years After Laquan McDonald Was Murdered, Chicagoans Protest Rahm Emanuel As He Vies For Ambassadorship

McDonald's murder in 2014 engulfed the former mayor's administration. Activists say it's a "slap in the face" to install him as an ambassador.


New Intimate Doc About My Block, My Hood, My City’s Jahmal Cole Set For Festival Debut In 2021

"A Tiny Ripple of Hope" chronicles the highs and lows of running a rising nonprofit organization in Chicago while Black.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Metropolitan Brewing Fighting Eviction From Riverfront Taproom, Say Landlord Made Them Overpay For Years

“We spent two years trying to pay for an inflated lease and we can't afford it," one of the owners said. "And we don't have the money for a big lawsuit that goes on forever. But what else are we going to do?"

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

With City Funding Cut, Englewood Day Care Center Battles To Reopen: ‘You’re Taking Away A Safe Haven’

"If the mayor is a supporter of high quality programming, and we know she is because she said so, why is a successful program being defunded?"

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A West Town Group Is Raffling Off Virtual Happy Hours With Rahm Emanuel And Tom Ricketts

Raffle proceeds will pay for Fifty/50's meal donations to hospitals and senior centers and laid off bar and restaurant workers.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Closed South Shore School Will Become Police Training Center As City Council Approves Controversial Plan

Neighbors said in March they didn’t get a proper chance to vet the city's plan.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

After Rahm’s ‘Smoke And Mirrors,’ Lightfoot Claims Neighborhood Opportunity Fund As Her Own

LENS ON LIGHTFOOT: Even as developers flooded the fund as cranes dotted Chicago’s skyline, Emanuel awarded 156 grants totaling only $890,000.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Jason Van Dyke Lied, Refused To Cooperate With Probe While Other Officers Destroyed Evidence In Laquan McDonald’s Murder, City Watchdog Says

Inspector General Joseph Ferguson concluded in June 2016 that Van Dyke made “false reports, false statements and material omissions” in an effort to “exaggerate the threat McDonald posed."

McKinley Park

Chicago Promised Her A New Preschool Building — Then Cut Funding For The Children

It is among several community child care centers suddenly and inexplicably losing funding, despite a pledge by two successive Chicago mayors to invest more in early learning.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Lori Lightfoot To Hold 4 Forums To Tout Plan To Close Budget Gap That Could Reach $1 Billion

The mayor will hold public forums around the city to talk about the city's budget.


As City Fights To Keep Police Academy Documents Hidden, Judge Wants Them To Explain Why

A No Cop Academy lawsuit will force the city to explain why 400 documents related to the $95 million training academy plan are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Catholic Hospital System Walks Away From Controversial $5.5 Million TIF Subsidy For Downtown Headquarters

The subsidy drew criticism from some aldermen who said public funds shouldn't got to a Catholic hospital that fails to provide what they called basic reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion.


At Chicago’s City Council, Committees Are Used to Reward Political Favors and Fund Patronage

Without new oversight and accountability, City Hall cannot “escape corruption, mismanagement and waste,” the city watchdog says.


Chicago Riverwalk Open For The Season, Adds 9 Vendors Selling Tacos, Pies, Soul Food And More

The eastern part of the Riverwalk got a big renovation.


How Many Of Chicago’s 77,000 Big Buildings Recycle? Nobody Knows.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to take recycling to Chicago's high rises and commercial buildings has fallen short because of lax enforcement and a series of bureaucratic snafus.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Racing Toward The End Of His Term, Emanuel Holds 4 Events Designed To Sum Up His Legacy

The mayor returned to what has become a frequent refrain in his final weeks in office — his family’s immigrant history and the “power of the American Dream” — during a naturalization ceremony.


Electric Scooters Coming Soon To West Side As Part Of New Pilot Progam

A test of electric-powered scooters is set to hit the city’s West Side next month.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

South And West Side Businesses Get Boost From $25 Million In Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Cash

The fund is an initiative started by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2017 to answer criticism that, despite a Downtown building boom, some neighborhoods were being left behind.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Know A Teen Looking For A Job This Summer? Here’s How To Get A Good One

One Summer Chicago offers job opportunities to teens and young adults ages 14-24 — and applications are now open.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

South Shore High School Won’t Become A Police Academy — At Least Not Yet, Alderman Says

CTU President Jesse Sharkey called the plan to turn the closed school into a police training academy "a slap in the face of the community."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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