What's being decided and why it matters.
Your Cheat Sheet for Chicago's Local School Councils
Want to run for local school council? Applications open Oct. 16.
How Much Does Your Alder Make?
The city’s highest-paid alders could soon make $145,970 if they allow an automatic raise to go into effect this week.
Why You Can Thank Chicago for Labor Day
Chicago has always been a labor town.
How Your Metra Ride Could Change
Check out the commuter railway’s proposed changes that could affect your ride — including the cost.
Meet the Powerful Illinois Couple Shaping GOP Politics
The Uihleins have long supported conservatives across the country.
Where Do Butter and Politics Meet? The Illinois State Fair
It’s not all fun and games at the State Fair.
Where Are Migrants Staying in Chicago?
Almost 12,000 migrants have arrived in Chicago since last summer, staying in more than a dozen temporary shelters across the city.
Will Chicago Reopen Mental Health Clinics?
More than a decade after former Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 12 city mental health clinics, could Chicago’s mental health care infrastructure c...
How You Can Shape Chicago's Budget
Residents can share how they think city dollars should be spent on issues from affordable housing to public safety at upcoming budget roundt...
Why Submit A Public Comment to Chicago's City Council?
We are a week out from the next City Council meeting, and if you want to weigh in on issues from public safety to zoning, it's time to prep.