CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County state's attorney says she won't comment further on the Jussie Smollett case in Chicago until a county inspector general finishes his review of prosecutors' decision...
Partnership signed between Chicago, Israeli nonprofit
CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to create a partnership between technology and innovation ecosystems with the city of Chicago and an Israeli nonprofit.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County state's attorney said Friday that she has asked the county's inspector general to review how her office handled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's criminal...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council has approved $2.4 billion in tax subsidies for two major developments after the city's incoming mayor said she would drop her opposition.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Incoming Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to spend two days in the Illinois state Capitol this week.
Lightfoot's office says she will address lawmakers in both...
CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed at the request of Chicago's incoming mayor to delay votes on tax packages worth about $2 billion for a pair of development projects.
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for Jussie Smollett has written a letter warning that if Chicago follows through on its vow to sue the "Empire" actor for the cost of the investigation into his claim...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Jussie Smollett case (all times local):
The City of Chicago says Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to...
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said Thursday it will sue the "Empire" actor for money spent...
The Latest: Sharpton defends prosecutor in Smollett case
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Jussie Smollett (all times local):
The Rev. Al Sharpton is defending Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, who has been criticized after her...
CHICAGO (AP) — When prosecutors dropped the charges that accused Jussie Smollett of orchestrating a fake attack, the outrage was swift and overwhelming. Smollett saw his record wiped clean without...
CHICAGO (AP) — A brewing battle over Chicago's demand that Jussie Smollett recoup the city more than $130,000 for an investigation into his report of a racist, anti-gay attack and the "Empire"...
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is open to an outside investigation into her office's decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett, the prosecutor wrote in a newspaper...
CHICAGO (AP) — City officials have ordered Jussie Smollett to pay $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation into his report of a street attack that Chicago police say was staged to promote...
CHICAGO (AP) — A team of architects led by Jeanne Gang has been chosen to design a $2.2 billion global terminal at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, officials announced...
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career. The "Empire" star still says he...
The Latest: Fox ‘gratified’ that charges dropped
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local):
Fox Television, which produces "Empire," says it is "gratified" that all charges...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools is giving $32 million to 32 of its schools to further develop academic programs impacting some 17,000 students.
Chicago’s $8.7 billion O’Hare Airport expansion underway
CHICAGO (AP) — The $8.7 billion expansion of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has gotten underway.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday joined airline executives at a groundbreaking...
Ground broken on terminal expansion at O’Hare airport
CHICAGO (AP) — Ground has been broken on the first phase of a $1.2 billion expansion of a terminal at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and airline officials...
CHICAGO (AP) — Plans to build a new Chicago police and fire academy will move forward despite protests by activists and the opposition of mayoral candidates
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's City Council has approved zoning changes that will allow developer Sterling Bay to build a $6 billion mixed-use development along the Chicago River.
Contrasts abound for 2 black women in Chicago mayoral runoff
CHICAGO (AP) — A political outsider who campaigned on reforming Chicago's police department after a white officer's fatal shooting of a black teenager said Wednesday that voters likely had the...
Chicago will elect a black woman as its mayor for first time
CHICAGO (AP) — A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago's first black female mayor after leading a large field Tuesday that included...
The Latest: 2 black women advance in Chicago mayor race
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago mayoral election (all times local):
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will face former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot...
Emanuel says Sydney is Chicago’s newest sister city
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has a new sister city.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Lord Mayor Clover Moore of Sydney, Australia, say they've signed a new sister city agreement.
14 candidates vie to become Chicago’s next mayor
CHICAGO (AP) — The race to succeed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has attracted a diverse group of candidates, including businesspeople, a former federal prosecutor, an ex-police superintendent, veteran politicians and community activists. The election will take place Feb. 26. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will face off April 2.
Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor’s race
CHICAGO (AP) — Reform is not a concept usually embraced by Chicago politicians known for their patronage, but after corruption charges were filed against a powerful alderman and a court got involved in overseeing the city's troubled police department, the word is now on the lips of the 14 candidates running for mayor.
AP FACT CHECK: Mayor hopeful omits context on minimum wage
Illinois lawmakers are poised to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, but that hasn't stopped one of the leading candidates for Chicago mayor from pushing for a faster path to that level.
Cold forces Thursday closing of public schools
CHICAGO (AP) — The frigid weather blanketing Illinois means Chicago Public School students will get to spend another day at home.
District officials announced Tuesday that in addition to Wednesday, schools also will be closed Thursday. Public school buildings will be closed and those who need alternatives should consider warming centers provided by the Chicago Park District.
Chicago schools to decide if classes will be in session
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of Chicago Public Schools says she won't "hesitate to cancel classes" in the nation's third-largest school district as subzero temperatures enter Illinois.
American Airlines introduces new O’Hare Airport hangar
CHICAGO (AP) — American Airlines has opened a new hangar at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport that officials say will increase the efficiency of the airline's operations.
The 11-story, 195,000-square-foot building, dubbed Hangar 2, is the largest at O'Hare.
In introducing the $215 million building to the public Friday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel noted it is the airport's first new hangar in 30 years.
Chicago asks public to weigh in on new O’Hare terminal
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is inviting residents to weigh in on the lead architect and design for O'Hare Airport's new global terminal.
The city unveiled renderings and models from five architecture finalists. The public is encouraged to view them online , at the airport or at the Chicago Architecture Center and share feedback.
Teen birth rates decrease again in Chicago, Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — The teen birth rate has decreased in Illinois and Chicago, with the city recording a new historic low.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday there were 24.6 births per 1,000 females aged 15 to 19 in Chicago in 2016. That's the most recent year for which data are available. That's a 10.5 percent decrease from 2015.
Rates have been falling across the U .S. and statewide. Illinois recorded 18.7 births per 1,000 females aged 15 to 19 in 2016, down from a rate of 22.8 in 2014.
Chicago mayor proposes reforms after alderman is charged
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing far-reaching ethics reforms for the City Council in the wake of a federal attempted-extortion charge filed this month against a powerful alderman.
A Sunday statement from the mayor's office doesn't mention Ed Burke directly. But several suggested changes directly address City Council duties Burke allegedly manipulated to squeeze fast-food company executives.
Record 57.6 million visitors came to Chicago in 2018
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago set a new tourism record last year, attracting more than 57.6 million visitors during 2018.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the new numbers Friday morning, saying the increased number of visitors has meant more jobs and economic opportunities for the city. Chicago tourism-related employment was estimated at more than 150,000 jobs last year, up 1.2 percent.
Mayor orders audit of fund controlled by embattled alderman
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an outside audit of a $100 million-per-year workers' compensation fund that was controlled by a longtime City County member accused of trying to shake down the owners of a major chain of fast-food franchises.
The move marked the latest fallout from the case against Alderman Ed Burke, who was charged last week with attempted extortion.
Corruption case injects uncertainty into Chicago mayor race
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal corruption case against a powerful City Council member has rocked the crowded race for Chicago mayor, as some hopefuls sought Friday to distance themselves from Alderman Ed Burke while others painted their rivals as part of the city's notorious machine politics he embodied for decades.
Appellate court sides with Chicago on tobacco tax ordinance
CHICAGO (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld a Chicago ordinance that will raise the prices of cigars, self-rolled tobacco and chewing tobacco.
Tax records: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made $554K in 2017
CHICAGO (AP) — A published reported says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made $554,000 in income in 2017.
Monday's report by the Chicago Tribune is based on tax returns Emanuel released in response to a request the newspaper makes every year. Emanuel has released full tax records going back 13 years.
Funeral held for Chicago police officer killed by train
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds crowded into Roman Catholic Church on Chicago's South Side to remember the second of two officers struck and killed by a train .
Officer Eduardo Marmolejo was celebrated as a humble hero during his funeral Saturday. Gov. Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson attended the funeral.
Funeral held for Chicago police officer killed by train
CHICAGO (AP) — One of two Chicago police officers struck and killed by a train is being remembered as a devoted father and husband, loyal friend and dedicated police officer.
Hundreds of officers on Friday crowded into a Roman Catholic Church on the city's South Side where Cardinal Blase Cupich helped celebrate a funeral Mass for 31-year-old Conrad Gary. Speakers included Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
Former White House economist joins Chicago school board
CHICAGO (AP) — An economist who served on the Council of Economic Advisers during the Obama administration has been appointed to the Chicago school board.
Austan Goolsbee is a professor at the University of Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his appointment to the school board Friday.
Goolsbee says the Chicago school system is one of the city's "crown jewels." He served on the three-member Council of Economic Advisers for about 2 ½ years, including a period as chairman.
Candy company to move into old Chicago Post Office building
CHICAGO (AP) — There's some sweet news for the massive old Chicago Post Office building.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ferrara Candy Co. announced Thursday the company is relocating its corporate headquarters there next summer. The news came as Chicago was learning Apple's major expansion plans don't include the city or the hulking building.