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Mayor: Chicago's new schools chief leads San Antonio schools

Sep. 15, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot named San Antonio schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez Wednesday as the new CEO of the nation's third-largest school district. Martinez previously worked for Chicago Public Schools and replaces interim schools CEO Jose...

Chicago may start suing gang members for damages

Sep. 11, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is poised to embark on a new strategy to attack the gangs that are responsible for much of the gun violence in the city: Sue them to take their belongings. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she'll introduce on Monday an ordinance that would allow the...

$6 billion project to untangle O'Hare runways completed

Sep. 09, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Government and airline officials gathered on Thursday to mark the completion of a $6 billion modernization project to untangle the jumble of runways that for decades made flying into and out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport feel like a downtown traffic jam at rush...

4-year-old among 5 fatal Chicago weekend shootings; 53 hurt

Sep. 06, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 4-year-old boy from Alabama, who died Sunday after he was struck by stray gunfire inside a west-side Chicago home, was one of five people killed by gun violence in the city during the Labor Day holiday. Another 53 people were wounded during the...

Chicago agency probes officer's encounter with Black woman

Aug. 30, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police oversight agency is investigating a white officer's struggle with a Black woman who was walking her dog in a lakefront park, an encounter the woman's attorneys allege became violent and was an “obvious case of racial profiling." The...

Chicago: DoorDash, Grubhub mislead restaurants, customers

Aug. 27, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials on Friday accused DoorDash and Grubhub of harming the city's restaurants and their customers by charging high fees and through other deceptive practices when delivery and takeout business became essential to the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

The Latest: Australia state easing rules as vaccine goal met

Aug. 25, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Authorities in Australia’s New South Wales state say they will ease pandemic restrictions for vaccinated adults next month even as they are reporting a record 1,029 coronavirus infections and three deaths from COVID-19. The record reported Thursday surpassed...

Chicago latest to require COVID-19 vaccine for city workers

Aug. 25, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — All city of Chicago employees will be required to get COVID-19 vaccines and submit proof by mid-October, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday. City workers and volunteers will have to submit proof of full vaccination via an online portal by October...

Chicago watchdog harshly criticizes ShotSpotter system

Aug. 24, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A gunshot detection system that has cost Chicago tens of millions of dollars and is touted as a critical component of the police department's effort to combat gun violence rarely produces evidence of gun-related crime in the city, Chicago's nonpartisan watchdog agency...

Kind acts accentuated slain Chicago officer's brief career

Aug. 19, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who was fatally shot during a routine traffic stop was remembered Thursday for a brief career marked by compassion; for her fellow officers, a one-year-old gunshot victim she sped to a hospital, and the stray dogs she ferried to an animal shelter in...