More than 400 unaccompanied children who have been caught crossing the Mexican border into the United States are reportedly in Chicago in the custody of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) said Thursday.
The opening of a new Concept charter school in a building located in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood is reportedly "on hold" due to a federal probe into other schools run by the charter school operator, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency border request to address the immigration crisis on the U.S. border with Mexico.
Wrigley Field took a step in the direction of every major league ballpark in the country on Thursday when a city commission unanimously approved the Chicago Cubs' massive renovation project that includes a Jumbotron and six other electronic signs.
A legislator panel probing Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program will still meet next week even after federal authorities asked them to hold off while they conduct their own investigation, a panel chairman said Thursday.
A company owned by GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's GTCR LLC reportedly took part in "pay-to-play tactics" by way of campaign contributions to Cook County officials just as the firm was vying for a multimillion dollar contract with the county.