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Young Chicago students begin return to classroom learning

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools students began their return to the classroom Monday as school doors opened to thousands of pre-kindergarten and some special education students. ...

More demand Illinois congresswoman who cited Hitler resign

CHICAGO (AP) — A growing number of Democrats called Thursday for the resignation of U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, a newly sworn-in Republican who quoted Adolf Hitler at a rally outside the U.S. C...

New Illinois congresswoman: 'Hitler was right on one thing'

CHICAGO (AP) — Freshman U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois quoted Adolf Hitler in a speech Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol, comments that drew swift criticism from fellow Republicans. ...

Emails: Chicago mayor told of 'bad' botched raid in Nov 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was first told in November 2019 of a “pretty bad wrongful raid” on the home of a Black woman who wasn't allowed to put on her clothes before police handcuff...

Suspect in bowling alley shooting served in Afghanistan

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. Army special forces sergeant arrested in an apparently random shooting at an Illinois bowling alley that left three people dead and three others injured had four deployments to A...

Illinois woman finds apparent COVID test in Kohl's package

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois woman who ordered flags for her grandmother's garden got a surprise when the package arrived — someone's apparent COVID-19 test specimen. Andrea Ellis was ...

Chicago officers involved in wrong raid placed on desk duty

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officers who wrongly raided the home of a Black woman who wasn't allowed to dress before being handcuffed have been placed on desk duty, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday....

Chicago's top attorney resigns in fallout over botched raid

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago’s top attorney resigned Sunday in the fallout of a botched police raid on the home of a Black woman who was not allowed to put on clothes before being handcuffed. ...

Police release video of botched raid on Chicago woman's home

CHICAGO (AP) — Videos released Thursday by Chicago police depict disturbing scenes of officers wrongfully raiding the home of a Black woman who was not allowed to put on clothes before being handcuffe...

Chicago IG says police misconduct cases improperly closed

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's inspector general said Thursday that most police misconduct investigations were closed for lacking sworn testimony even when other suitable evidence, like 911 audio, was avail...

Chicago mayor apologizes to woman for wrongful police raid

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot apologized Wednesday to a social worker whose home was wrongly raided by police officers who did not allow the woman to put on any clothes before handcuffin...

Chicago 7-year-old raises money for hospital's pandemic gear

CHICAGO (AP) — Hayley Orlinsky has made so many bracelets, looping colorful rubber bands over her thumb and index finger again and again, that she no longer must watch her hands. Th...

Migrant farm workers allege pesticide exposure in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — More than two dozen migrant workers from Texas allege they were sprayed with toxic pesticides while working in Illinois cornfields, according to a federal lawsuit. Th...

Judge throws out Trump rules limiting skilled-worker visas

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers. ...

Trump immigration rule takes effect again during appeal

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has allowed a Trump administration rule that would deny green cards to immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps to go back into effect while it consid...