| Jan 10, 2011
| 8:38 PM
Fred Rice rose through the ranks of the Chicago Police Department and in 1983 became the first African-American appointed to permanently lead the force.
Mr. Rice, 84, died Monday, Jan. 10, at a ManorCare Health Services in Palos Heights after a nearly...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:35 PM
Funeral services will be held Friday for Fred Rice, Chicago's first African-American police superintendent.
Viewing will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., with...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Boundlessly creative, a champion of new ideas and a tireless advocate for the arts, Lois Weisberg will end her long tenure as one of the most influential women to ever serve in local government when she leaves her position as the city's commissioner of...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Since 1945, when William and Luvilla Armstrong opened Army & Lou’s on East 75th Street, the home-style eatery has catered to luminaries and regular folk alike in a way that made it more than just a soul food restaurant. It became known around the...
| May 31, 2012
| 12:39 AM
An imprisoned top adviser and fundraiser for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich admitted to conduct that could have brought about federal scrutiny, but he disputed the charges a federal jury convicted him of in 2008.
"I have done things I could have been...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Ahead of the heatwave expected to bring 100-degree temperatures to the area, Chicago Public School officials have canceled summer school classes at 10 schools that lack air conditioning.
Classes have been canceled at the following schools: Altgeld,...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 10:03 PM
For a second time in two weeks, the summertime heat has led to the cancellation of Chicago Public School summer classes, officials said.
CPS chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard has ordered summer school classes cancelled at 18 schools that do not...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to put a long standing Chicago practice on the books to ensure that police detain only undocumented immigrants who are suspected or convicted criminals.
The symbolic ordinance Emanuel proposed Tuesday would allow city police to...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Americans believe in second chances, but a WGN investigation reveals this probably wasn’t the kind of second chance most people had in mind. The story begins with Chicago’s infamous “Operation Incubator” and the man who got...
| May 26, 2011
| 3:04 PM
Before the trial wrapped up for the day, Rod Blagojevich began testifying about charges he tried to force a campaign donation from a horseracing executive by holding off on signing a bill that diverted casino funds to the struggling horse tracks in...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:51 AM
A 21-year-old motorist was killed this morning in a violent, three-vehicle crash on the city's South Side, police said.
The collision happened just before 1 a.m. in the 400 block of East 47th Street, just a short distance from the Harold Washington...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 9:41 AM
Other black politicians had run for the office of Chicago mayor before. In fact, even Harold Washington had. Most of those past campaigns had been quixotic, symbolic, and, in the end, futile.
But things were different in 1983. Black community leaders and...