Former president Barack Obama took to Twitter on Monday to decry "politicians manipulating maps" for political gain, but a look back to his early days in Illinois shows he used his redistricting power as a state senator to launch his political career.
In the video from ABC 7 Chicago, Smollett, whose face is blurred, is seen still wearing the rope he claimed his assailants put around his neck. He is heard telling the officers that there is bleach on him.
Former Chicago alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno was formally charged Tuesday in connection with a false police report he allegedly filed in January, according to NBC5 Chicago political reporter Mary Ann Ahern.
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.
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.