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Chloe Herring is a former audience engagement specialist at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Oprah Winfrey offers a home to Tarell Alvin McCraney’s teen alter ego in ‘David Makes Man’

"I feel like I don’t want anyone thinking this is representative of all black people," McCraney said of scheduling his new series on OWN.

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Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US

This is the Trump administration’s second major policy shift on immigration in eight days.

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Rock ‘n’ Rock Chicago race canceled over heat concerns

Organizers canceled Saturday’s 5K race, set to begin at 7:30 a.m. in Grant Park, after temperatures were expected to be too dangerous for participants.

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Marijuana legalization in Illinois: How did we get here, and what’s next?

Illinois is poised to become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana consumption, with sweeping legislation aimed at criminal justice reform.

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Where is summer? Chicago police district tweets notice for the ‘missing’ season

Are you wondering where the beloved "Summertime Chi" is? So is CPD’s 22nd Police District.

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New York set to cut religious exemption to vaccine mandates

Lawmakers voted Thursday to repeal the religious exemption in the face of an "unprecedented public health crisis."

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Alexandra Shipp is not ‘simple’ in latest incarnation of ‘Shaft’ — or in real life

The young actress’ character is a striking departure from the oversexualized portrayal of black women in the blaxploitation genre.

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Joe Biden reverses course, says he now supports using federal dollars for abortions

Joe Biden is now saying a long-standing congressional ban would prevent poor women from exercising their constitutional rights to terminate a pregnancy.

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Lightfoot, sworn in as Chicago mayor, quickly delivers on campaign promise

Thousands gathered at Wintrust Arena to witness the inauguration of Chicago’s first openly gay and African-American female mayor. After inaugural festivities, she quickly made good on a key campaign pledge.

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Ex-husband: AJ Freund’s mom destroyed our home, was ruined by drugs

JoAnn Cunningham, now charged with murdering her son 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund, was once a beautiful woman before "the drugs took hold," her former husband Craig Summerkamp said in an interview with Daily Mail. But he witnessed drugs ruin her and their marriage — and also the budding relationship with Andrew Freund, Sr., AJ's father also accused of murder.