The Chicago teachers union and the city’s mayor have blasted one another over who was to blame as a strike that caused 300,000 public school students to miss classes extended into an 11th day on Thursday, the second-longest teachers’ strike in recent US history.
In a historic first, an African American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city Tuesday, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence.
At least 23 people were shot, two of them fatally, in a series of shootings over 24 hours across Chicago, Illinois, as America’s third largest city experienced yet another weekend of crime and gun violence.
A new report on youth unemployment in Illinois offers some good news: The alarmingly high rate of young black men and women in Chicago who are neither working nor in school dropped markedly between 2014 and 2016 as the economy continued its recovery from the Great Recession.
A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday ordered that Dennis Hastert never be left alone with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of the former US House speaker's conviction in a hush-money case that revealed he had sexually abused several high school students.