Attorney General Madigan: New Year Brings New Laws

Nursing home cameras; protections for sexual assault survivors, crime victims and workers effective Jan. 1 Attorney General Lisa Madigan today highlighted new laws initiated by...

Sandra Bland’s family calls for criminal charges against Texas trooper

Sandra Bland and her mother A day after grand jurors decided not to issue indictments in connection with the death of Sandra Bland in a...

Movie, music and theatre events highlight Black History Month

Chance The Rapper’s non-profit launches Black history month film festival Chicago's favorite son Chance the Rapper’s non-profit Social Works Chicago will host an affordable...

Fox fights record label to keep ‘Empire’ TV series title

Guest star Andre Royo, Jussie Smollette, Terrence Howard and Trai Byers in the “Et Tu, Brute?” fall finale episode of EMPIRE airing Dec. 2...

Pfleger disappointed in detectives working Oceanea Jones case

By Chinta Strausberg After offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest of the killer of Oceanea Jones and giving police tips he had received, Father...

What should Chicago celebrate?

FRIDAY was the first Chi-Town Rising, a blowout New Year’s Eve party along the Chicago riverfront. It promised celebrity and musical guests, including, naturally,...

Art Design Chicago presents Celebrating South Side Stories

Celebrating South Side Stories, a daylong multi-venue event for all ages featuring art, music, film and food, is the latest in a series of...

The Cook County Bar Association announces criminal justice reform platform and...

On Monday, January 4, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. the Cook County Bar Association (“CCBA”), will hold a Press Conference at James D. Montgomery &...

This principal saved her failing school, and now she could win...

Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia. (Photo by Courtney Greenwald) Even Drake thinks she's great. You may remember Linda Cliatt-Wayman from her...

Chicago police shooting deaths of Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones spark outrage

Fifty-five-year-old Bettie Jones, left, and 19-year-old Quintonio Legreir were killed by a Chicago police officer responding to a domestic disturbance call, Dec. 26, 2015....