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  • Laquan McDonald: Chicago on edge as trial begins for officer who killed teen
    Jason Van Dyke faces murder trial after shooting black youth 16 times, in a case that sparked weeks of protestThe white police officer caught on video shooting Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, 16 times is set to go on trial for murder as Chicago is…
    - 48 days ago, 5 Sep 18, 1:00am -
  • Jim Bodoh obituary
    Jim Bodoh, who has died aged 70 of cancer, was one of the unsung heroes of design and branding. As a consultant with the corporate branding agency Lloyd Northover, he established a pre-eminence in university branding. He even encountered his alma mat…
    - 50 days ago, 3 Sep 18, 10:03am -
  • Illinois: church leadership steps down after sexual harassment allegations
    Willow Creek church’s board also apologized to the women who accused founder Bill Hybels of harassment The leadership of a massive Chicago-area evangelical church is stepping down and has apologized to women who accused the megachurch’s founder o…
    - 75 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 8:52am -
  • Thousands shut down Chicago highway with gun control march
    Demonstrators took over the Dan Ryan Expressway in protest against gun violence, which killed 600 people in the city last yearThousands of Chicago protesters shut down a major highway on Saturday to oppose gun violence and call for stronger gun laws.…
    - 7 Jul 18, 1:04pm -
  • Ocasio-Cortez politics will not win in midwest, says Duckworth
    After stunning primary upset in New York, Illinois senator cautions party that democratic socialism will not work nationallyAs Democrats calibrate their political messaging in advance of the November midterm elections, Senator Tammy Duckworth caution…
    - 1 Jul 18, 4:38pm -
  • Missing Melania Trump barely makes news – things are getting weirder
    We’re so used to bizarre behavior from the Trump administration that a missing first lady barely registers as strangeThe Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If you’re not already recei…
    - 3 Jun 18, 11:06am -
  • Trump backer who owned 'inhumane' housing picked to be Belgium envoy
    Ron Gidwitz, who helped fund president’s campaign, likened to slum landlord over Illinois project condemned by Obama and othersA major financial backer of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, who once owned a housing estate in which low-income t…
    - 22 May 18, 3:01am -
  • US woman sentenced to life for Valentine's Day shooting plot in Canada
    Lindsay Souvannarath pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit murder in a plan that involved opening fire at a mall in HalifaxAn American woman who plotted to go on a Valentine’s Day shooting rampage at a Canadian mall was sentenced to life…
    - 20 Apr 18, 12:31pm -
  • Tammy Duckworth becomes first senator to give birth in office
    The Democrat gave birth to her second daughter on Monday. She is also one of only 10 lawmakers to give birth while serving in CongressTammy Duckworth of Illinois has become the first US senator to give birth in office. The Democrat announced that she…
    - 9 Apr 18, 2:52pm -
  • Illinois primary election: anti-abortion Democrat wins close congressional fight
    Seven-term incumbent Dan Lipinski faced first serious challenge from progressive Marie Newman, who has refused to concedeIncumbent Democrat Dan Lipinski won a narrow victory after a fierce challenge from progressive Marie Newman on Tuesday in Illinoi…
    - 21 Mar 18, 1:29am -
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