Three stores in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood were robbed within one hour on Black Friday, according to local reports.  The incidents come after lootings at a Canada Goose store the day prior, and at Louis Vuitton at Chicago’s Oak Brook Mall on November 19.  The robberies follow a spree of smash-and-grab robberies at luxury retailers […]

Science & Nature The Last Word: On Diversity in Conservation The colors of nature are boundless, but the American conservationist movement has historically been mostly white, and the effects are still being felt to this day. In the U.S., Black people are almost three times more likely than white people to live in “nature-deprived areas” […]

Why can’t some COVID-19 vaccinated people travel to the U.S.? Because they might not be vaccinated with shots recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization. President Biden announced a new air travel policy that will begin on Nov. 8 and apply to all foreign, non-immigrant adults traveling to the […]

Heather Mack, 26, conspired with her boyfriend to kill her mother, Sheila Von Wiese-Mack, stuff her body in a suitcase and load it into the trunk of a taxi during a vacation on the Indonesian island of Bali, the US Justice Department said. Mack was scheduled to appear in US District Court in Chicago, her […]

The United States had the second-steepest decline in life expectancy among high-income countries last year during the pandemic, according to a study of death data spanning several continents.  The only country studied that saw a starker overall trend was Russia. The study, published Wednesday in The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), assessed premature death in […]

In the neck-and-neck fight to keep control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats need help from the few places where state lawmakers can make 2022 difficult for Republicans. Illinois Democrats delivered Thursday, using their dominance in state government to advance new congressional district maps intended to eliminate two Republican-held districts and send more Democrats […]

Timuel Dixon Black, a prominent Chicago civil rights activist, was remembered Friday as someone who helped shape the city’s history and shared wisdom with younger generations. Black, a highly-celebrated centenarian in the city who died Oct. 13 at 102 years old, was laid to rest . . .

CHICAGO (CBS) — Some of Chicago’s most powerful figures paused on Friday to honor the life and legacy of a Chicago icon. A small gathering of family, friends and community leaders attended the private funeral for Timuel Black. They shared memories and historical moments. Black marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. became a political […]

Political corruption. Gun violence. Financial crimes. Homegrown terrorism. These are just a selection of the cases brought in the last four years by John Lausch, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. The most high-profile case of all – a major bribery scandal involving ComEd that implicated, but has so far not led to […]

CHICAGO — The Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago is not exactly where one would expect to see an Israeli ambassador to the United States. That likely explained the absence of fanfare for Gilad Erdan when he stepped out of a black SUV on a rainy Wednesday afternoon and was ushered into the […]

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