As the resident Chicagoan on The Root’s staff, it’s safe to say I keep an eye on the city’s resident talents—including Chance the Rapper and problematic prodigal son Kanye. Now, I’m thinking I need to get out more—or, at least, take a Lyft—since apparently, hip-hop’s favorite number-wearing philanthropist has been…
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a press conference Tuesday morning that he will not seek re-election for a third term.
You can now add media mogul to Chance’s formidable resume.
Ja’Mal Green is standing inside the entrance of the 87th Street Metra station, on Chicago’s Southside, with a fist full of business cards, telling passersby that he wants to run the city.
Updated Wednesday, April 5, 10:20 p.m. EST: Emily Bolton, Deputy Press Secretary of Academics for Chicago Public Schools emailed The Root to provide clarity on some of the questions raised about the Learn, Plan, Succeed initiative and the related graduation requirement introduced by Mayor Emanuel and CPS.
The Chicago school board sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, and the Illinois State Board of Education Tuesday, alleging that the state employs “separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in Illinois.”
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke Monday at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and laid out his thoughts on the Democratic Party and its prospects for taking back national power again, saying that it needs to take a “chill pill” because the return to power won’t happen anytime soon.
Yet another Chicago police officer has shot and killed a 19-year-old black teen he says twice pointed a gun at him, but so far, no weapon has been found.