Education

CPS Board Approves Plan to Remove Resource Officers From Schools

The seven-member board unanimously approved the resolution, which directs... Read More

Politics

Brandon Johnson Proposes Borrowing $1.25B to Fund Economic Development, Affordable Housing Projects

The proposal, now in the hands of the Chicago City Council, would phase out... Read More

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Coming up

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Appointment with Death

Holidaying in Syria, Poirot is irresistibly drawn to an excavation, but Lady Boynton is found murdered and her financial empire is completely wiped out. Each of the suspects has a motive for killing her, but only Poirot knows who arranged her appointment with death.

Firsthand: Homeless

Dan

Dan’s journey to homelessness started about 12 years ago after eviction from his suburban home. The streets of downtown Chicago soon became his new home, but navigating life on the streets has been challenging. 

Dan

Black Voices

New FAFSA Rollout Beset by Delays

The first major overhaul of FAFSA form since the Reagan era was supposed to make the process simpler and quicker.

Savannah Phillips

Firsthand Talks

Building Our Way Out

Nicole Bahena asserts that homelessness is a housing problem that can be addressed with a new focus on using available funding to create affordable housing.

Nicole Bahena

For parents

7 Easy and Inspiring Activities to Celebrate Black History Month

Here are some inspiring activities to celebrate the month and help your child value their own strengths.

Little boy with his courage badge.

Politics

City Council Votes 42-7 to Crack Down on New Dollar Stores in Chicago

The new regulations ban new dollar stores — defined as stores offering an assortment of goods, most advertised at less than $5 — from opening within one mile of another dollar store owned by the same company.

A group of people stand around two pinball machines, smiling as people play

History

Chicago’s History as a Center for Pinball

Chicago has a long history as the center of pinball manufacturing. Zachary Sharpe, who works at Stern Pinball and comes from a decorated, competitive pinball family, talks about the game's history in the city and why it's still loved today.

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Firsthand

Without a Home in Chicago: Homelessness in 2024 and What’s to Come

Homelessness is on the rise in Chicago, and falling into homelessness can happen for a myriad of overlapping reasons.

Washington Football Team assistant running backs coach Jennifer King works with the team before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo / Mark Tenally)

Arts & Entertainment

Chicago Bears Add Jennifer King as Their 1st Ever Female Assistant Coach

Jennifer King became the first Black female in NFL history to serve as a primary position coach in 2021 with Washington.

Two kids looking at a globe.

For parents

How to Make Geography Part of Your Child's World

The most valuable piece of art in our house is a cheap, colorful map of the United States that hangs above our kitchen table. As a learning tool, it's priceless. Over the years, we've used that map to play geography games and dream about future travels.

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