Jackson Park, home to Chicago's largest single collection of cherry trees, is reaching peak bloom. The trees were planted specifically for hanami, or the traditional Japanese practice of cherry blossom viewing.
There are no suggestions of criminal activity, nor is it known if any of the deaths are connected, authorities have said. But why would the bodies of so many drowning victims appear at around the same time?
Prosecutors in the federal bribery case against a longtime confidant of former House Speaker Michael Madigan and three others told a judge Tuesday they have rejected having a bench trial, meaning the allegations will be heard by a jury in September.
A virtual meeting of Special Committee on the Chicago Casino found aldermen pushing back against the three proposed finalists, amid growing concern from residents about locating a casino in their backyards.
Mayor Lightfoot joined Dr. Arwady and other community leaders in a roundtable discussion on how the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and related social stressors impacted the racial life expectancy gap in Chicago.
Former Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison after he was caught on undercover FBI video taking what he thought was a $5,000 bribe from a red-light camera company executive.
An extra-alarm fire broke out early Saturday morning at an auto-repair business in the Ravenswood neighborhood on the North Side causing extensive damage to three buildings, Chicago Fire Department officials said.
Many Ukrainian families around the world and in Chicago celebrate the Orthodox Easter this Sunday but like the resurrection of Christ in their faith, this year they hope to see suffering turning into joy become a reality for Ukraine.