Crime rates on trains and buses are up in some of the nation’s biggest cities, one more barrier for downtowns trying to rebound.
At events in Washington, Chicago, Boston and other cities on Sunday, demonstrators expressed their love for the country, anger at Vladimir Putin and hope for peace.
Ms. Lightfoot has shown herself to be a blunt orator and unflinching negotiator.
How students, teachers and parents were caught in the middle of a standoff between Chicago’s mayor and its teachers’ union.
Students in the third-largest U.S. school district will go back to classes on Wednesday.
Chicago teachers have voted to go remote. Other unions are agitating for change. For Democrats, who promised to keep schools open, the tensions are a distinctly unwelcome development.
Teachers voted to stop going to school amid a standoff between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Teachers Union, which called for more virus safeguards.
Two days after winter break, union members were preparing to vote on whether they would refuse to report to school buildings.
After an unrelenting spike in cases, a small but growing list of districts — including Newark, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Cleveland — moved temporarily to remote learning.
Mayors of color in major, liberal cities are prioritizing public safety.
Black women achieved a historic milestone as mayors of eight major American cities this year. Political analysts say the record number points to “the age of Black women in politics.”
Vaccine mandates are being met with resistance from many police departments in the U.S. Here’s how that tension is playing out in one city.
The project has been bogged down by legal challenges and a federal review. Barack Obama’s presidential papers won’t actually be housed there — they’ll be digitized, another point of contention.
Discrimination in the service of equality is exactly as Orwellian as it sounds.
Business leaders warn the mayor that an influx of aid could be squandered on short-term programs that won’t help the unemployed.
Anthony Alvarez, 22, died after a police officer shot him following a chase. A video showed he was running away, holding a gun.
The boy was fatally shot in March after a police chase in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.
The body camera footage was expected to be released on Thursday.
The shooting has tapped into a tide of anguish and frustration in Chicago neighborhoods that have been gripped by recurring gun violence.
In an interview, Ms. Lightfoot talked about how she hoped to rebuild trust in the system and eventually reopen high schools.
If approved, the deal would avert a strike and allow some students to receive in-person instruction starting this week.
The mayor and teachers’ union are locked in a bitter fight over whether to reopen classrooms in the nation’s third-largest district.
Police body-camera footage of a 2019 raid on Anjanette Young’s apartment shows her screaming and crying as she tells the officers that they had the wrong person.
“Justice was served today,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said after sentencing for the midday fatal shooting of Cmdr. Paul Bauer in the Loop.
The director Steve James talked about his new docu-series, which uses the 2019 mayoral race and its tumultuous aftermath as the thread to stitch a larger American story.
Crews removed statues of the explorer from Grant Park and Arrigo Park early on Friday.
The violence comes during a dispute between Chicago’s mayor and President Trump, who had said he would send federal agents to the city.
Secoriea Turner, 8, was one of several children killed across the country over the holiday weekend. Her death has roiled Atlanta.
Nine children under the age of 18 have been shot dead in Chicago since June 20.
For Democratic city leaders across the country, the unrest in their streets is testing their campaign promises and principles.