A new report from the city of Chicago’s outgoing chief financial officer indicates Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot faces an estimated $740 million budget shortfall as she prepares to take over for Rahm Emanuel.
A radical Catholic priest and former adviser to Barack Obama invited Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to speak at his Chicago parish.
First Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Joseph Magats told CBS reporter Adriana Diaz that although the state is dropping charges against actor Jussie Smollett for faking a hate crime, he believes that Smollett is guilty.
Prosecutors have dropped the felony charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett after the actor was accused of faking a racist and homophobic hate crime.
A Chicago grand jury has indicted Empire actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony accounts of disorderly conduct after he allegedly lied to police about being the victim of a hate crime, NBC reports.
An entity linked to a church founded by Illinois Democratic representative Bobby Rush received $3 million in taxpayer-backed government grants last year, according to records.
Ugo Okere, a Democratic candidate for Chicago city council, said Thursday he believes democratic socialism should have total control over how people live.