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After the 2016 election, ordinary women became activists, and this year, those activists are becoming candidates. Andrea Raila, a candidate for Cook County Assessor, was inspired by 2017's Women's March to run for public office. She's a first-time candidate trying to become the Cook County Assessor.
But for many in this crowd of more than 300,000, coming to the 2018 Chicago women's March wasn't enough. They want these women--and those with them--to vote. The march attracted over 250,000 participants in 2017, and following a year where the #MeToo movement dominated headlines, organizers ...

About 5:30 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and a female, whose age wasn't immediately known, suffered a gunshot wound to her foot in the 2100 block of South Damen, according to preliminary information from Chicago police. The circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately ...
In this Jan. 2018, photo provided by the Chicago police Department, Marilyn Hartman poses for a photo in Chicago. Hartman, who has a history of sneaking aboard planes, slipped past security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport this week and was flying to London when the airline realized she did not ...
Barrington residents Chris Mitchell, Cara Richardson and Jake Mitchell, 17, attended the Chicago march as a family. Chris Mitchell and son Jake Mitchell wrote a sign telling men not to be jerks on the train in from Barrington that had dozens of people asking to take their picture. "As a family, we talk about ...

The women of Chicago came out in force once again, with an estimated crowd of 300,000 rallying for equal rights - and against the Trump Administration - at the second Women's March Chicago on Saturday. "The energy we saw throughout the year and continuing through today demonstrates once and for ...
Prior to committing the deadliest mass shooting in American history, Las Vegas sniper Stephen Paddock researched several Chicago music festivals ... his hotel perch across the street killing 58 people, authorities revealed the gunman had researched Grant Park and at least two Chicago music events.
A full-floor condominium unit on the 21st floor of the recently completed Near North condominium building at 9 W. Walton St. sold Jan. 8 for $12.1 million. This is a rendering of the building lobby. (JDL Development). Bob GoldsboroughChicago Tribune. A full-floor condominium unit on the 21st floor of the recently completed ...
In January 2017, an estimated 250,000 demonstrators filled downtown during last year's women's March on Chicago that shut down parts of the Loop one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Saturday's March to the Polls shifts the focus from resistance against a new administration to ...
Chicago will get its first new Culver's in over a decade next week, but it will reportedly take less than a week for a second location to open its doors. According to Eater Chicago, a second location in Portage Park is scheduled to open on Jan. 29, just six days after a Bronzeville location will mark the ...
"We didn't see them at the truck, but feel this must be a nod to our amazing Chicago Beef Sandwich." The food truck will be rolling out a new menu item, aptly named BabyWest this spring. Since 2016, the truck has been serving up authentic Chicago food -- Chicago Dog, Chicago style beef sandwich, ...
The last such shutdown in fall 2013 lasted 16 days and provides a window into what might be in store this time. Thousands of federal employees stand to be furloughed. More than 40 agencies employ roughly 40,000 federal employees across the Chicago area, according to the Chicago Federal Executive ...
"Jane" was an underground network in Chicago that counseled and helped women who wanted to have abortions. The service was launched in 1965 by Heather Booth, then a 19-year-old student at the University of Chicago. Her friend's sister was pregnant and desperately wanted an abortion. Booth found ...
West frequently mentions the city of Chicago in his music, and his song "Homecoming" is about the city. Chicago West was born on Monday via surrogate. But it turns out that the actual meaning of "Chicago" -- beyond being the name of the Windy City -- has an interesting history, giving Rumi Carter some ...
I do not know much about the Kardashians, nor do I state this fact with any snobbishness. Like Manitoba and spoons, they have simply never aroused in me a feeling of curiosity. But the Kardashians do many things, and I am bound to hear of them; and these things, in seeming odd, inform me of my ...
The number of minority applicants to be Chicago cops is on the rise thanks to a push to make the Chicago police Department more reflective of the city -- but so far white recruits are still being hired at a greater pace, city records show. The police department began a highly publicized effort to diversify its ...

Zach LaVine scored 18 points in his second game for Chicago, Justin Holiday made a career-best seven 3s and scored 25 points, and the Bulls ended the Miami Heat's seven-game winning streak with a 119-111 victory Monday. The Bulls have won three straight and 14 of their last 21. LaVine tore an ACL ...
A measles alert was issued Monday, four days after an air passenger who was diagnosed with the highly contagious virus passed through two terminals at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Somewhere between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Jan. 10, according to a statement obtained by ABC ...
... three-women bobsled team. In fact, it will be first time ever that the continent of Africa will be represented in the sport of bobsled. Behind the historic sled is driver Seun Adigun, a Nigerian American born on the north side of Chicago. "It's kind of still an out-of-body experience," said Seun. "It's kind of surreal.
Planning a trip to Chicago? Time it right and you could see everything from dinosaurs to robots for free. ▫ The Field Museum. Free every Thursday this year to Illinois residents. Plus, free admission on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 and every one of the 28 days in February, and June 20-22 for those who like to plan ...
Editor's note: Progressive labor leaders joined forces with civil rights leaders during the Chicago Freedom Movement, the 1966 open housing and racial justice campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rent strikes and a short-lived "community union" were the result. The newly released paperback version ...
Soviet Art Put to the Test" at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan). The Reader's Dmitry Samarov writes, "Each room addresses an aspect of Soviet life, such as home, school, and work. There are re-creations of a period exhibition space, a workers' clubhouse, and numerous examples of artists' ...
The new chief executive of the Chicago public schools knows she will have to navigate a complex landscape of mistrust, controversy, and politics to make changes in the nation's third-largest school district. In a recent interview with The Chicago Tribune, she discussed her priorities. Janice Jackson ...
A snowstorm dumped up to five inches of snow on parts of the Chicago area and made roads slick for the morning commute Monday. The light snow ... A Winter weather Advisory in effect for the Chicago area until 3 p.m. and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for southeast Wisconsin until noon on Tuesday.
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, here are some of the events happening across Chicago to commemorate his memory as an advocate for equality and justice. • The City Year Chicago's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Opening Ceremony at Gale ...
Maria Ruiz, 42, and a juvenile girl, whose exact age was not immediately available, were found with gunshot wounds and taken to area hospitals. Ruiz, of the 2200 block of South Sawyer in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 6:14 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical ...
A police chase ended in a one-vehicle crash in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Jan. 14, 2018. (Madeline Buckley / Chicago Tribune). Madeline BuckleyContact ReporterChicago Tribune. A police chase ended in a crash early Sunday on the West Side, police said. Chicago police officers began chasing a car after a call ...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel tells the Chicago Tribune that part of the boost in leisure travel could be attributed to praise the city has received from such publications as Bon Appetit magazine, which named Chicago "restaurant city of the year" and the assertion from the Financial times that Chicago is "perhaps the ...
A bus driver and three other people were injured early Sunday when a car crashed into a CTA bus on Chicago's West Side. The car was traveling east on Roosevelt Road about 1:25 a.m. when it crashed into the middle of the bus as it traveled south on Homan Avenue in the North Lawndale neighborhood, ...
From left, Tony Ricci, CEO of Greenwood Gaming raises his hands after Bob Green, chairman of Greenwood Gaming, cut the ribbon as Chicago's Robert Lamm (far right) applauds during the grand opening of the new Xcite Center Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Parx Casino in Bensalem. The band Chicago ...
Chicago (CBS) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday that the city has reached a goal of attracting 55 million yearly visitors two years ahead of schedule. The number of visitors to the city was up by 1.5 million in 2017, a 2.5 percent increase over 2016, according to a statement from the mayor's ...
Single-digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills prevailed across the Chicago area this Saturday morning. Lowest temperatures were west of the Fox River Valley, close to the Interstate-39 corridor with a 1-degree low at Rockford and 2-degrees at Rochelle and DeKalb. A 10 to 15 mph northwest wind ...
You could say Chicago P.D. comes closest, as its central character, Hank Voight, was introduced on Chicago Fire as a dirty cop--a phenomenon not limited to Chicago but sadly commonplace here. Chicago has a long, ignoble history of crime, criminal syndicates, and crooked civil servants, and Hollywood ...
More than perhaps any other American, King has come to represent peace -- which is just one reason why this image of him brought to his knees in Chicago is so shocking. The story behind the image makes it all the more so. Though King's early, more famous efforts for the civil rights movement were ...
After allegations of sexual misconduct against Ex Fest founder Matthew Payne swept through the Chicago comedy community this week, Payne announced Friday afternoon that he had decided to cancel the festival. As I wrote in this week's Reader cover story, Ex Fest had been conceived as an alternative ...
Review: Pearl Brasserie is the best Saturday-night hidden secret in Chicago ... From his early days as a saucier at The Four Seasons in New York, through Chicago work at such well-regarded spots as Gemini Bistro, Gabriel's in Highwood and The Pump Room (under chef and mentor Martial Noguier), ...
Nearly a dozen dogs got a break from shelter life and were checked into a pet hotel Thursday night to free up kennels at Chicago's animal shelter, which was on the verge of considering euthanizing dogs for space. Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control, a nonprofit group, answered the urgent call for ...
Chicago weather: High waves along lakefront; dangerous wind in NW Indiana after snow ... The Chicago Park District also blocked off portions of the path and restricted pedestrian access between Fullerton Avenue, North Avenue and Ohio Street after wind-driven high waves flooded a portion of the path.
Three people were killed in a fiery crash early Friday on Chicago's far South Side, authorities said. Emily Florez reports. (Published Friday, Jan. 12, 2018). Three people were killed in a fiery crash early Friday on Chicago's far South Side, authorities said. The three were in a 2016 Chevy sedan that struck a ...
Now Chicago is on to something better, though it carries risks of its own, and the trick is to land it just right. The Obama Presidential Center, to be formally presented in concept to the City Council on Wednesday, is a work in progress -- but a promising work in progress. It holds the possibility to become a ...
Wintry weather and icy conditions are causing flight delays and cancellations at Chicago airports, as over 100 flights have been cancelled. In total, just under 150 flights have been cancelled at Midway and O'Hare Airports, as winter weather impacts travel just one day after Chicago enjoyed near-record ...
The huge central hall at Chicago's Field Museum won't only soon be home to the touchable cast of a titanosaur, the biggest dinosaur ever discovered. The museum said Wednesday that Stanley Field Hall also is getting a flock of life-size giant flying reptile replicas and a hanging garden. A T. rex named Sue ...
March to the Polls in Chicago will begin the intersection of Congress Parkway and Columbus Drive in Millennium Park. The rally will begin at 11 a.m. with about a 60 to 90 minute speaking series featuring Chicagoans that tie into the 2018 election theme. An official march route hasn't been published yet, ...
She's the former chairman and treasurer of one of Emanuel's political funds, as well as a friend of Chicago first lady Amy Rule. Five department supervisors, including the son of former 44th Ward Ald. Bernie Hansen, also departed. Emanuel then appointed Conner. When Moore called for the hearing in ...
Whether one considers the sales all as one combined $58.75 million purchase or considers them as four individual sales whose highest-priced one is the $21 million-plus penthouse unit, Griffin now has captured the crown of paying the most money ever for a Chicago-area home. He dethroned another ...
There's a canine capacity problem as the Chicago Animal Care Center is overcrowded with dogs. They're even offering cash incentives to entice adoptions. There is nothing more heartbreaking than going into a shelter and seeing these animals in need of a home. But what's even more heartbreaking, ...
The new fees represent the first increase since 2013 for the Museum of science and Industry. The Chicago History Museum last got a fee increase in 2016. To enter the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicagoans 12 and up will pay $16.95, an increase from $15. Chicago children ages 3 to 11 will pay ...
Chicago -- Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 22 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Illinois' Cook and Lake counties during a three-day enforcement action, which ended Monday. During this operation ...
The state's lack of workers figures to become a larger problem in coming years as electronics giant Foxconn technology Group moves closer to opening a massive flat-screen manufacturing plant in Pleasant Prairie, about halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago. The company has said the plant could ...


 

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