News from Chicago’s metro area and the surrounding state of Illinois.
Only 3% of ballots cast on Feb. 28 came from youth voters. So what’s the deal? “It’s obvious to me that young people in that city don’t feel empowered by their governance,” said Della Volpe, author of “Fight: How Gen Z is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America.”
A Northwestern University poll on the Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas contest for mayor finds Latino voters are still “up for grabs” while race and a generational divide are also key factors in the election.
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.
With more than 700 pieces from 26 different institutions in 11 countries, ‘First Kings of Europe’ details humanity’s journey from equality to hierarchy.
About 40 vendors got a six-week extension Monday afternoon, but most already had packed up. “They waited until the last moment to tell us,” said Griselda Estrada, standing in the store where she’s worked nearly 30 years.
Nashville shooter bought 7 guns before school attack; One of the officers who confronted suspect grew up in Chicago
Police say Audrey Hale bought weapons legally, hiding them from their parents. Hale did not target the victims but did target the school and planned the attack carefully.
“Our downtown is half-vacant, a ghost town in the middle of the workweek. Our schools have lost a year of learning or more. Test scores have plummeted. Every public agency is facing a financial cliff,” Vallas told the City Club of Chicago.
The robberies occurred in the Deering, Ogden, Harrison and Town Hall police districts, with nine robberies reported in Brighton Park over an hour on Saturday.
6th, 21st Ward candidates discuss future of South Side ahead of runoff: Time to ‘resurrect dreams of residents’
Four community leaders vie for City Council seats left open by the departures of longtime alderpersons Sawyer and Brookins.
The proposals deemed eligible for city subsidies together call for more than 1,000 housing units, a third of them affordable, and more than $550 million in investment to address downtown vacancies.
A housing organizer faces a Walgreens executive in the 46th Ward. In the 48th, a housing developer backed by the outgoing alderperson is running against a small business owner who would be the first Filipina on the City Council.
Highland Park shooting survivor — in Nashville when another massacre unfolded — rips lack of action on guns
Ashbey Beasley, who was at the Highland Park July 4th parade shooting, went viral after addressing the media in the wake of a shooting that killed three students and three adults at a Nashville elementary school.
At a forum in Pilsen, both mayoral candidates vowed to revive the shuttered agency to improve air, water quality and enforce ordinances to bring polluters into compliance.
5 South Side groups awarded $1 million in grants will offer free services to ‘transform health care’
Groups like Dion’s Chicago Dream and Trek World USA have been given grants from South Side Community Health Organization.
Plans call for a $47.2 million building containing 63 units to be built at the southwest corner of Lake Street and Kedzie Avenue.
Emmett Richardson, 39, is facing felony charges of aggravated battery in Saturday’s attack. The 54-year-old male victim has not been identified.
A red SUV going west on 87th Street ran a red light, struck two vehicles on Vincennes Avenue and struck a pole, Chicago police said. Three people are badly hurt.
Mayoral challenger Paul Vallas said the CTU is behind the bogus lawn signs popping up around the city. The Vallas for Mayor signs include a red box that says, “MAGA 2024,” invoking the Trump slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
On $800 million in tax increases to pay for an array of new social programs, he told the City Club of Chicago, “I’m ready and willing to negotiate the details.”
The woman was in the passenger seat of a car Sunday night in the 13000 block of South Evans Avenue when she was hit by the driver of a Maserati, police said.