Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson have strong ties to public education — and very different plans for Chicago Public Schools.
Prosecution key witness Fidel Marquez, a former ComEd VP, spent hours testifying Tuesday about fielding constant requests to find jobs for people pushed by former House Speaker Michael Madigan.
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Johnson accuses Vallas of being ‘dismissive of a Black man’ in TV debate that features both vowing to unify Chicago
Asked how they would bring together a divided city, Vallas said his “comprehensive, very strong, very cohesive and united coalition” would allow him to do so. Johnson said he wouldn’t have gotten this far without a “multi-cultural, multi-generational movement” that is “Black, Brown, white, Asian, young old, middle-class and working class.”
The team has a shot at .500 after going 74-88 last season.
Chef de cuisine Damarr Brown of Hyde Park’s Virtue Restaurant & Bar, is among the nominees in the category of emerging chef.
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By increasing gender diversity, we can improve employment and financial opportunities for women while ensuring that the industry is better equipped to respond to the concerns and needs of female constituents.
The National Labor Relations Board cited several cases of alleged intimidation and coercion during a campaign of worker activism in 2021 and 2022.
Pedro Grifol and David Ross are probably safe, according to a sports betting site.
Listen to recordings collected by the FBI played in the ComEd bribery trial. The list will be updated with new audio and transcripts as the trial develops.
Veteran Democratic political strategist Joe Trippi, advising the Paul Vallas campaign, said the number of mail-in ballots is almost certain to be bigger than the margin separating Vallas and Brandon Johnson on Tuesday night.
David Wright had been convicted of killing two neighborhood friends, Tyrone Rockett and Robert Smith, in 1994. His confession was thrown out on appeal.
The youngsters also got to do a craft, get their face painted and pose with the Bunny.
Sedrick Body, 29, was on the sidewalk in the 1900 block of South Saint Louis Avenue when he was shot in the back, officials said.
The man, 46, was walking in the 2000 block of North Cicero Avenue when he was struck by a white sedan about 5 a.m., Chicago police said.
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With both prospects in the lineup Tuesday — plus Seth Jones, of course — the Hawks’ defense now actually bears a slight resemblance to its post-rebuild form. Vlasic is expected to make roughly five more appearances before returning to Rockford for their playoff run.
The 86-year-old pope doesn’t have COVID-19, a spokesman said in a statement late Wednesday.
The spray version of naloxone will be available for sale by late summer. Experts praised the move to make it more accessible amid the national opioid crisis but are concerned it may be too expensive for some people.
Who could be optimistic that lawmakers will make any significant changes to our gun laws, even changes a majority of Americans want?
Opponents of the proposed reforms are right that unlimited majority rule is a recipe for tyranny.
Officers were responding to a ShotSpotter call when they found the woman unresponsive in an alley in the 7900 block of South Vincennes Avenue.
Five 7-Eleven stores robbed on Near West and North sides, a day after four other 7-Eleven stores were hit by gunmen
In one of the robberies Wednesday, a customer’s Jeep was carjacked. Police have not said if the robberies are linked. No injuries have been reported.
Saturday will be the irregular convergence of three opening days in fishing: the start of Illinois’ spring inland trout season, the reopening of fishing at Heidecke Lake (good prospects) and the start of that Chicago tradion, smelt netting (not much hope).
Man worries that he can’t live up to her many previous partners.
An appellate court in Maryland reinstated Adnan Syed’s murder conviction and ordered a new hearing after finding that a lower court failed to give the victim’s family sufficient notice that his conviction was going to be overturned.
The Hawks mustered extremely little offense, taking nearly 14 minutes to get their first shot on goal, in a 4-1 defeat against the Stars on Tuesday.
The Chicago native played one season with the Bulls; Pau Gasol also gets in.
Vice President Mike Pence will not be asked about his actions on Jan. 6, but he will have to testify about potential illegal acts committed by former President Donald Trump.
Michael Barr, the nation’s top banking regulator, said Silicon Valley Bank was warned in the fall of 2021 that its interest rate model was not ‘aligned with reality.’
He seems content to hand control over football operations and the Arlington Park stadium project to incoming president Kevin Warren. And as far as the likelihood of the Bears leaving Chicago, he says, “Change is necessary at times.”
The Bears closed on the 326-acre former Arlington International Racecourse property last month and will decide in the coming months whether to pursue building a stadium — in addition to hotels, shops and restaurants — on the property.
Video gamers are now able to venture into a storyline mode involving eight Negro League legends through the game, which was released Tuesday.
Kevin Powell sought refuge at a subway station. A CTA worker beat him viciously and left him for dead, prosecutors say.
“He was just a nice guy, never gave anyone no trouble,” said Willie Love, a supervisor at a Bronzeville soup kitchen who knew Powell from their younger days at the Robert Taylor Homes.