Chicago reviewing statues of Lincoln, Washington, other US icons for possible ‘action’

Chicago has developed a new initiative called the Chicago Monuments Project, which will allow community members and local experts to review monuments in the area and determine whether they “warrant attention or…

Couple leaves $2G tip for Chicago restaurant where they had their first date

A couple recently left a huge tip for a Chicago restaurant that is especially close to their hearts.  Club Lucky received the $2,000 tip on Friday and posted about it…

Chicago man accused of posing as police officer has done so before: reports

A Chicago man was arrested this week, allegedly impersonating a police officer — something he has done several times before, according to reports. At a court hearing Friday following the suspect’s…

Chicago Teachers Union agree to reopening deal for in-person learning

The Chicago Teachers Union voted early Wednesday to approve a tentative proposal from the district that opens a pathway for students to return to the classroom for in-person learning. The…

Big Ten moves men’s tournament from Chicago to Indianapolis

The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday that its men’s basketball tournament will move from Chicago to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the site of this year’s Final Four. The tournament…

Obama center in Chicago, estimated at $500M, to break ground this year despite complaints, officials say

After years of delays and a federal review, construction on the planned $500 million Obama Presidential Center will begin later this year in Chicago, officials said Wednesday. The largely privately…

Chicago carjackings more than double in January, up 180% over last year; police say most offenders are teens

Chicago saw more than 180% more carjackings in January than during the same month in 2020 — and police believe most of the offenses are being committed by young adults and teenagers,…

Chicago Public Schools vows to lock out teachers who don’t show up, inching dispute closer toward strike

The standoff between Chicago Public Schools and its teachers union appears to be reaching a breaking point Monday as staff have been given a final warning to report to facilities or they…

Chicago mayor orders teachers to return to classroom as tug-of-war with union intensifies

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is ordering teachers to return to the classroom amid an ongoing dispute between Chicago Public Schools and the teacher’s union.  “All teachers, pre-K through eight and cluster…

Chicago Teachers Union wants vaccine before returning to schools, but top US districts are open without shots

The Chicago Teachers Union was pushing Friday for its members to be vaccinated before being required to return to classrooms, one of the key sticking points in its ongoing labor dispute with the city’s public schools over a planned Feb. 1…