Girl, 8, among 10 dead in Chicago's holiday weekend gunfire

CHICAGO (AP) — An 8-year-old girl shot in the back was among 10 people killed in gunfire over the Labor Day weekend in Chicago, police said Tuesday, marking the latest deadly holiday weekend in the na...

US citizenship agency drops plan to furlough 70% of workers

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services canceled more than 13,000 employee furloughs Tuesday, averting a catastrophe for the cash-strapped agency that oversees the nation's legal immi...

'One of us': South Asians celebrate Harris as VP choice

CHICAGO (AP) — Two words summed up Tamani Jayasinghe’s exuberance for the first Indian American and Black woman to run for vice president: “Kamala Aunty.” That title of respect that ...

Chicago violence sparks war of words between Trump, mayor

CHICAGO (AP) — The war of words between Chicago’s mayor and President Donald Trump escalated after a weekend when 12 were killed in the city and dozens injured by gunfire, with Lori Lightfoot rejectin...

Chicago violence sparks war of words between Trump, mayor

CHICAGO (AP) — The war of words between Chicago's mayor and President Donald Trump escalated Monday after a weekend where dozens of people were injured by gunfire and 12 were killed, with the mayor re...

Pandemic, racism compound worries about Black suicide rate

CHICAGO (AP) — Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on whatever pills she could find. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she survived two more attempts at suicide, which...

First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families

NEW DELHI (AP) — The March day that his father died, Karan Murgai boarded a plane to India. The coronavirus was spreading, so Murgai's wife and their two young children stayed home ...

Shootings across Chicago kill 3 kids; activists seek change

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and local leaders called for more state and federal support Sunday as weekend shootings across Chicago left three children dead, including a 10-year-old who was struck by a st...

Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Martha Kebede’s adult sons immigrated from Ethiopia and reunited with her in South Dakota this year, they had few work opportunities. Lacking English s...

Coronavirus complicates safety for families living together

CHICAGO (AP) — At the age of 24, Francy Sandoval has unwittingly become the sole breadwinner for her family, after her mom, dad and brother — a nanny, a painter and a server — all lost their jobs in t...

Civil rights activist and Emmett Till relative dies at 50

CHICAGO (AP) — Airickca Gordon-Taylor, a relative of Emmett Till who spent her life educating others about the black teenage lynching victim's legacy through her foundation, died at age 50, according ...

Foxx touts record as Smollett case engulfs Illinois primary

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago mom Rya Smith has no doubts about backing the top prosecutor in nation's second-biggest county for another term, even while acknowledging the office fumbled a criminal case agai...

High-tech Chicago exhibit puts visitors eye-to-eye with MLK

CHICAGO (AP) — Imagine being so close to Martin Luther King Jr. as he gives one of the world's most famous speeches that you notice the creases in his face and then realize the late civil rights leade...

New visa rules set off 'panic wave' in immigrant communities

BOSTON (AP) — After nearly a dozen years moving through the U.S. visa system, Sai Kyaw's brother and sister and their families were at the finish line: a final interview before they could leave Myanma...

Illinois mistakenly cancels ex-inmates' voter registrations

CHICAGO (AP) — The voter registrations of nearly 800 former Illinois inmates may have been mistakenly canceled because of a “data-matching error” between state agencies, the State Board of Elections d...