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He started one Saturday as the pandemic was raging. Then he just kept going, never mind Chicago’s winter.
Barry Lee Whelpley, now 76, was charged with killing Julie Ann Hanson, who was 15 when her body was found in Naperville, Ill., the authorities said.
A bill that passed the General Assembly with bipartisan support on Sunday would make Illinois the first state to prohibit officers from lying when interrogating those under 18.
Cities and states are spending millions to promote tourism as they reopen, but the marketing campaigns aren’t always the catchiest.
A four-bedroom condo with a one-bedroom guest apartment in New Orleans, a midcentury-modern complex in Los Angeles and an 1893 brownstone in Chicago.
There is “insufficient reason to suspect” that the Rev. Michael Pfleger is guilty, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced.
During the George Floyd marches last year, businesses boarded up. This year, hundreds of those boards will be displayed in exhibitions in Minneapolis, New York and Chicago.
City agencies are spending at least half of their ad budgets on local newspapers and websites.
Mr. Koester’s Delmark Records and his Chicago record store were vital in preserving and promoting music the big labels tended to overlook.
He helped redefine Chicago architecture with his postmodern designs of the Thompson Center and the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport. But he was also known worldwide.
A guide to the most exciting florists working today in Chicago, Miami, Mexico City, Berlin, Seoul and Sydney.
How did a Promised Land to generations of Black families become a community of lost lives?
Anthony Alvarez, 22, died after a police officer shot him following a chase. A video showed he was running away, holding a gun.
Our racialized politics will produce a conservative resurgence.
For one Chicago entrepreneur, it was a design that felt as if it had been pulled straight from her unconscious. (And there are lots of chains.)
Ken-Matt Martin, the esteemed Chicago theater’s first Black artistic director, is going in with his eyes open.
Chicagoans reacted with grief to the shooting of Adam Toledo, a seventh grader. Some recalled Laquan McDonald, another teen killed by the police.
The boy was fatally shot in March after a police chase in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.
In just under one second, the 13-year-old from Chicago appeared to toss away a handgun and turn with his hands raised before being shot.
Body camera footage showed that a Chicago officer fired a single shot into the boy’s chest after chasing him down a dark alley.
Police say, ‘This is not who we are.’ Prove it.
The body camera footage was expected to be released on Thursday.
Suburban homeowners who have profited from the urban exodus during the pandemic are leaving small-town life behind to find out what they have been missing.
It’s not the next Higgs boson — yet. But the best explanation, physicists say, involves forms of matter and energy not currently known to science.
The Chicago musician’s group is following up its 2019 album, “Where Future Unfolds,” with an LP reacting to the events of 2020 titled “Now.”
The shooting has tapped into a tide of anguish and frustration in Chicago neighborhoods that have been gripped by recurring gun violence.
Fatigue among donors and workers is a concern.
In the suburbs of Chicago, New Trier High School offers a lesson in just how complicated it can be to track the coronavirus in schools.
On her third album, the Chicago-based songwriter offers melody, mystery and prized imperfections.
A new study illuminates the complex array of neurological issues experienced by people months after their coronavirus infections.
Marilyn Hartman, a 69-year-old woman notorious for sneaking aboard flights, was arrested on Tuesday in Chicago. Her lawyer suggested that she was set off by a recent TV news report about her.
An early researcher of sleep disorders and the role of dreams in emotional health, she studied her subjects’ nights to help them turn their days around.
Much like the legend that Catherine O’Leary’s cow started the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, historians doubt the story that the home was built for her — or that she ever lived there.
What has this year been like for the most voracious of culture vultures? A super fan in Chicago lets us into his life without the arts.
In Chicago, groups of volunteers gave us a glimpse of a society where neighbors rely on one another.
The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out most major road races through this spring. Marathon organizers are hoping their events can return this fall with new protocols and precautions.
In recent weeks, a growing number of students across the country stepped foot in their schools for the first time since last March. Here’s what they said it was like to return.
More than one, as a Chicago designer and her client — who also happens to be her brother — discovered.
Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.
Coronavirus cases at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu were linked to carelessness about masks and symptoms, federal health officials found.
A city commission, created after protests against racism last year, identified five statues of Abraham Lincoln among 41 monuments that should receive public scrutiny.
In an interview, Ms. Lightfoot talked about how she hoped to rebuild trust in the system and eventually reopen high schools.
Elementary schools have been open for months. As the city prepares to reopen middle schools, problems remain, but there is also cause for optimism.
Though an injury derailed her career, she proved that Black women could reach the pinnacle of the sport, winning the 1983 national championship.
If approved Tuesday by educators, a deal between the city and its teachers’ union could send a first wave of students back to classrooms this week — for the second time.
If approved, the deal would avert a strike and allow some students to receive in-person instruction starting this week.
Donald Rabin, 23, searched for days for his $22,000 flute, which he left on a Chicago train during a visit.
The trial arising from the “police riot” at the 1968 convention thrust him into the spotlight. He later became an unlikely spokesman for a teenage guru.
In “Halfway Home,” Reuben Jonathan Miller draws on years of research and personal experience to write about how we understand incarceration and its afterlife.