David Struett is a wire reporter covering breaking news.
On the first day of the electric hot tub boat rides, cruisers enjoy a leisurely float down the Chicago River under the gaze of curious passersby.
Lawmakers must consider new taxes, combining four regional transit agencies under one board and changing fee structures. The report recommends the state prop up public transit with $1.5 billion.
The federal grant allotted is less than the $873 million the railroad sought and won’t address Amtrak’s wish list of track improvements outside the station.
The owner planned to renovate the top two floors to create space to house migrants, according to a lawsuit. But a blaze broke out in a back stairwell before the work could begin, tenants and owners say.
Advocates for clergy sex abuse survivors want priest added to all Chicago-area dioceses’ predator clergy lists
Rev. Richard McGrath’s name belongs on lists of abusers kept by all Catholic dioceses where he worked, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests said.
Heroic police officers, firefighters honored for bravery in ceremony not held since COVID-19 lockdown
After a four-year hiatus, Mayor Brandon Johnson presented the Carter Harrison and Lambert Tree awards to six police officers and firefighters.
Postal police would return to the street to help stamp out mail carrier assaults under new bill in Congress
For years, postal police patrolled the streets alongside letter carriers, protecting them and making arrests. But since 2020, postal police have been confined to USPS property as the number of thefts and attacks have risen.
The online education tool, “Where Your Money Goes,” calculates the money owed to each school district or other local unit of government in the past two years — showing the increase or decrease from the year before.
A contractor is expected to begin the final phase of construction over the objections of Ald. Julia Ramirez (12th) at a site where heavy metal contamination was found.