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He will have to address the growing notion that investing in long-neglected South and West side neighborhoods comes at the expense of downtown and the North Side.
Two years ago, we made note of a study from Iceland that found employers were happier, and still productive, working a four-day work week. Now, another major study from the United Kingdom reinforced the value of a shorter work week.
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Advocate Health is relaxing its pandemic rules on mask-wearing and patient visitation, but many hospitals are keeping their mask mandates.
Around the world, much of the action is at the metropolitan level. Chicago should be a leader.
To start, the city’s next police superintendent must be committed to reform. A half-hearted effort will never build trust between cops and the community, and that’s bad news when it comes to curbing crime.
The attempts to hobble the Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, which has uncovered case after case of credible allegations of torture and has hundreds of cases still to investigate, should stop.
Saving the planet will require cooperation across the globe, huge sums of investment and a willingness to work hard to make big things happen.
No matter how much the comments by the city’s longtime chief labor negotiator’s stung, Lightfoot’s response in giving him the pink slip was petty and emblematic as to why the thin-skinned mayor wasn’t reelected.
The state admits the shortcomings of its lifeline program for low-income suicidal children. The money and political will must exist to change the status quo, says Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert.
According to Everytown for Gun Safety, there already have been at least 58 unintentional shootings by children in 2023.
Bringing on more police to curb crime, running more Metra trains to accommodate non-traditional work hours and lobbying for more funding are some of the things transit experts tell us must be on the new mayor’s to-do list.
Modern prevention efforts have been effective among white, Hispanic and Asian mothers, but one thing is clear: Black mothers need help catching up to these lifesaving advancements.
Chicago is more than capable of hosting 2024’s Democratic National Convention. The city is one of the frontrunners for the high profile event.
It shouldn’t require a federal lawsuit to get the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to find an environmentally suitable alternative.
We hope the Supreme Court takes up the case of Army vet James Rudisill — and ultimately rules in his favor. The case stands to help other veterans who face the same roadblocks to accessing benefits they earned under two different GI Bills.
Chicago Firefighter Walter Stewart’s decision to save the lives of strangers with the help of his departed wife and young children is an extension of his heroism and love as well as a reminder of the importance of organ donation.
No doubt adequately ensuring everyone is recycling is a monumental undertaking in a city as big as Chicago. But if the task at hand isn’t addressed as swiftly as possible, our landfills will be overflowing.
Family detention was meant to deter desperate migrant families from crossing the border, but through various administrations, the policy has proved to bring more long-lasting problems than temporary solutions.
The city, county and state are spending millions to defend these cases.
Sometimes all anyone needs to succeed is a chance. For the Pilsen Food Pantry, the chance is definitely there.
It shouldn’t take the city’s inspector general’s goading for the Chicago Police Department to acknowledge the glaring red flags that were unfurled as soon as a picture of Officer Kyle Mingari wearing a Three Percenters face mask emerged .
The next mayor should continue to fully support the CARE team initiative launched by the Lightfoot administration. Research suggests it could pay off big, for people in crisis and for police.
It’s important the U.S. Supreme Court puts aside its politics and gets a ruling right on a case challenging the CFPB.
Lawmakers and others should not seek to undo laws meant to protect people from gun violence.
The officer was able to return fire in spite of his wounds, striking the suspect in the head as children playing at a nearby school ran for cover. The suspect, now charged with first-degree murder and several other offenses, had a brush with the law before.