Anna Savchenko | WBEZ

Experts say the pandemic disrupted the pathways that helped teens get a job or an education after high school. Young adults are “discouraged” about not getting hired, a youth mentor says.
As the taxpayer-supported scholarship program sunsets, worried parents look to Springfield for solutions while critics say it gives vouchers to some schools that discriminate and diverts money from public education.
From the cotton candy-scented katsura to the classic red leaves of the maple, here is where you can find some of the best fall foliage in the Chicago area.
Neighborhoods on Chicago’s West and Northwest sides had the biggest jump in robberies, but citywide numbers are lower than 10 years ago.
Outreach workers say fewer shelter beds and Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s recent crackdown on people sleeping at O’Hare has forced more unhoused people onto trains and buses.