by Jeff Spross Posted on July 23, 2014
Roughly 600 Chicago buildings were flooded by sewage last year as increased rainfall from climate change overwhelms the city's aging waste water infrastructure.
by Adam Peck Posted on July 20, 2014
Shamiya Adams was making s'mores when a stray bullet struck and killed her. She was one of 22 people shot in a 12-hour span over the weekend.
by Bryce Covert Posted on July 8, 2014
September will mark the first time that all Chicago students can get free meals, regardless of income.
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by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on June 5, 2014 Updated: June 6, 2014
"Today, we’re saying enough is enough -- it’s time for these companies to end these irresponsible practices and be held accountable for their deceptive actions."
by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on May 29, 2014
A district-wide test tasked seventh graders with picking the stronger of two anti-immigration positions before officials temporarily pulled the question.
by Igor Volsky Posted on May 20, 2014
The police officer yelled racial and ethnic slurs and predicted that the owners of the salon would kill her and her family.
by Emily Atkin Posted on May 12, 2014
Illinois law does not mandate that these large piles of oil refining byproduct be covered or enclosed.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on March 27, 2014
The New York City Council introduced legislation Wednesday that would charge customers 10 cents for plastic or paper bags at most city stores.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on March 26, 2014
Funding cuts have turned Cook County's jail into the largest mental health provider in America.
by Aviva Shen Posted on March 12, 2014 Updated: March 11, 2014
Chicago police have been able to keep misconduct complaints secret -- until now.