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First black woman sworn in as Chicago mayor; vows big reforms

New Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told aldermen and other powerbrokers assembled at her inauguration that she meant what she said on the campaign trail about top-to-bottom reforms.

Pregnant Chicago woman slain, baby cut from her womb

Police say a Chicago woman who sold baby clothes to a pregnant woman and lured her back to her house with an offer of more clothing has been charged with murder.


Lighting it up

As Lori Lightfoot becomes the first black, gay woman to be elected mayor in Chicago.

Lori Lightfoot makes history, elected Chicago's first black, gay woman mayor

When she takes office, Lori Lightfoot will become Chicago's first openly gay mayor and the first African American woman to hold the post.

Major airlines face technical glitch, flights delayed at airports in NYC, Chicago, Atlanta

Earlier, carriers had reported problems through their social media accounts, with United Airlines saying it was unable to create paperwork as a result.

Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the shooter, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, worked at the sprawling industrial complex in Aurora, 40 miles (65 km) west of Chicago, but did not say what may have motivated the attack.


Ex-Chicago policeman sentenced to nearly seven years in black teen's death

Van Dyke could have received up to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder and up to 30 years for each of 16 counts of aggravated battery - one count for each shot he fired at 17-year-old McDonald, who was carrying a knife.

Chicago drug trafficker testifies against El Chapo at trial

In his first day on the witness stand Tuesday, Flores said he got his start as a young boy working as a translator in his father's drug-dealing operation.

Chicago home where ten kids died in fire hit with over 40 code violations

More than 40 code violations have been issued to the owner of a Chicago apartment building following a fire that killed 10 children on August 26, according to city records.

The Importance of Scrap

Chicago-based artist and urban planner Theaster Gates on art, poetic solutions to problems, and turning derelict places into experimental spaces

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Lights for Liberty: Thousands protest Trump immigration policies in Chicago

The protesters at Saturday's march belted chants critical of President Donald Trump and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Many of them carried placards with messages including "No kids in cages" and "Abolish ICE."

Fresh snowstorm in USA

The National Weather Service says parts of Illinois could get up to half a foot of new snow.