Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton is in Chicago today trying to win support among black voters. Clinton stood in front of a group of mostly black Chicagoans with Geneva Reed- Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last year after a traffic stop.
The city of Chicago is asking a judge to lift an order barring "Star Wars" creator George Lucas from starting construction on a $400-million museum along Chicago's lakefront while litigation plays out.
Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom for only $10. The Art Institute of Chicago decorated a one-bedroom apartment to look like Van Gogh's painting of his bedroom in the south of France.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the upcoming delivery of almost 800 new stun guns will ensure that every police officer will have access to a Taser, following a series of high-profile fatal shootings in the city.
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter Jr. say the city plans to buy 20 to 30 more all-electric buses in the next few years. The Chicago mayor says the effort marks his commitment to protecting the environment.
A Chicago Public Schools official says the district will lay off some of its central office staff on Friday. The announcement comes a day after Republican legislators called for a state takeover of the financially troubled school district.
An ex-vice president at Chicago's former red light camera vendor says he gave more than $14,000 in gifts to a then-Chicago official on trial for allegedly taking bribes to steer red-light camera contracts.
Chicago-area Democratic leaders have thrown their support behind a challenger to embattled Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, who has been facing heavy criticism over her office's handling of alleged police misconduct cases.
A trial is set to begin for a former Chicago transportation official accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts to steer more than $100-million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix-based company.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he has confidence in the head of Chicago's law department following the resignation of a top city attorney who was accused of hiding evidence in a fatal police shooting lawsuit.
Newly released emails reveal close coordination between the Chicago mayor's office, police and the body that investigates police shootings in the days after a white officer shot a black teenager in 2014.