Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced in August that all city employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 15—she’s now extended that deadline.

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I’m not sure what I expected our country to look like in 2021, but I certainly didn’t expect it to be so fractured and bogged down in hate.

As grand knight of the Fr. Perez Knights of Columbus Council 1444, I and the council’s officers, members, families and volunteers thank the caring and generous people of Chicago’s far Southwest Side and neighboring suburbs for their extensive and benevolent support on Sept. 17 and 18 of the …

Every 10 years, after data from the U.S. Census Bureau is reported, Chicago alderman use that information to consider re-mapping the city’s 50 wards.

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Willie Moore was a Black man who endured segregation and saw the school where he taught integrated after a long fight for racial equality.

The disappearance of Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old who on social media was chronicling her cross-country ride across the United States with her fiance, 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, has captivated the country.

As Americans fled Kabul and desperate Afghans sought to follow, Jerry and Brett Young stood in the yard of their rural Rochester, Ill., home recently and remembered their boy who never got to see his 26th birthday.

Few things in life seem normal right now, so when things do feel normal, or somewhat so, it’s important to appreciate them.

Shootings on the Dan Ryan Expressway and Interstate 57 hit close to home—and citizens deserve action from authorities as well as peace of mind.

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On a cold December night, Cook County Sheriff’s Office police responded to a frantic 911 call from a family whose son was behaving erratically and threatening to kill himself.

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Classes are back in session at many local schools, and the fall sports season is underway for high schools.

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Over the past few days, I have had an opportunity to chat with several fellow veterans, service members, military family members and Gold Star families.

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The sorrow is palpable throughout the city after the shooting death of Chicago Police Department (CPD) Officer Ella French on Aug. 7.

People seeking the secret to success will frequently encounter a popular adage: “Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.”

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Under a well-intentioned, but really dumb, bill that passed both state houses on May 31 and was sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker on June 29, pet shops can sell dogs and cats only if they are obtained from a pound or rescue group.

The Beverly Art Walk is back, and while concerns about COVID-19 remain substantial, such events provide optimism—and boost the local economy.

As demonstrators in Havana, Cuba, marched through the streets earlier this month waving U.S. flags, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan sat in his Kankakee home, watched the reports on television and remembered another controversy regarding the Stars and Stripes and Cuba.

The second phase of the 111th Street streetscape project in Mt. Greenwood is set to begin in 2022 and be completed in 2023.

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