An incoming class of only 86 freshman in 2016 has Chicago State University (CSU) trustees and administrators considering a variety of ways to increase enrollment, including the surprising proposal to start a Division I football program at the financially troubled school.
The city council recently gave the official go-ahead for the development of a $42.5 million commercial project in the West Side’s North Lawndale area, nearby the Loop, UI and other major local points of interest.
Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd Ward) allegedly
is employing a registered lobbyist who represents some of the biggest and most powerful real estate developers in the city as his chief of staff -- a conflict of interest that would skirt legal and ethical guidelines, Faisal Khan, who investigated the matter for watchdog group Project Six, alleges.
Prompt pickups and professionalism have earned one local cab driver — singled out by popular vote from among 12 finalists — a prestigious title, a free medallion and a chance to continue excellent service in the Chicagoland area.
Hurricane Matthew yielded more than just storm damage, as
Illinois recently agreed to accept a group of needy children who took
flight from Florida conditions, with approximately 75 unaccompanied minors headed to the Land of Lincoln.
A half-dozen community-based groups will obtain the region’s first Healthy Chicago community seed grants as a result of a joint collaboration between two municipal agencies, the Chicago Department of Public Health announced recently.
In addition to existing connections between Mexican and other Latin American centers, the Interjet airline company will provide two daily nonstop flights between Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Chicago’s O’Hare (ORD) starting Nov. 17.
Chicago recently became the first U.S. city to establish an online preschool application system for children ages 3-5, thanks to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Chicago’s Ounce of Prevention Fund.
The new Chicago Transit Authority bus boarding facility, Union Station Transit Center, opened for service in time for Labor Day, representing a milestone in the transportation hub’s revitalization and sheltering 120,000 commuters daily.
Summer’s not quite over, and Chicago’s airport statistics prove it, with record-breaking travel statistics logged during 2016’s warmest months and predictions for heavy Labor Day weekend traffic from the Chicago Department of Aviation.