But economic impact is hard to track without oversight at state or federal level. Critics say that's not good enough.
Workers connect qualifying callers with one-time emergency aid.
A high rate of unemployment persists in some parts of Chicago, despite a worker shortage in manufacturing.
Who will the multibillion-dollar project benefit?
From closed bars to Pedialyte, here are a few things you might not have known about the holiday.
Why Chicago has more parking ticket debt than other major American cities, and who the system targets.
Issues with schools, a stagnant job market and affordability have driven 12,000 blacks from Cook County in the last year.
While some industries may be going through a watershed moment of zero tolerance for sexual harassment, other workplaces may be much slower to change. A recent investigation by the New York Times into two Chicago-based Ford Motor Co. factories shows an…
Minority and lower-income residents are struggling to pay skyrocketing bills for a basic resource, says Patrick O'Connell of the Chicago Tribune.
Cook County, Illinois, home to Chicago, passed a penny-per-ounce tax on soda late last year. The driving force was raising revenue in a state with deep budget woes. But legal challenges delayed the tax going into effect, and a strong…