Chicago Mayor Looks to Give City’s ‘Mothballed White Elephant’ a Possible New Life

An unused train station that cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build currently sits empty. But a potential public-private partnership could eventually change that.

Justice Department, Chicago Continue Their Immigration Compliance Dance

A month after the Trump administration was stopped from withholding public safety funds from the city for its “sanctuary” policies, it’s now targeting a different law enforcement grant.

Chicago Just Repealed Its Brand New Soda Tax

Opponents and advocates spent millions for and against the controversial tax.

America's Uneven Crime Spike

Violence in a few major cities drove the national murder rate higher in 2016, according to new FBI statistics.

These U.S. Regions Could Be First in Line for Hyperloop Expansion

Hyperloop One is eyeing four routes in the Midwest, Colorado, Texas and Florida in addition to six more outside the country.

The Controversy Behind Chicago's Diploma Mandate

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to set students up for success after graduation. But at public schools, even the best ideas often have unintended consequences.

In ‘Sanctuary City’ Remarks, Sessions Contrasts Miami-Dade County With Chicago

As the Trump administration looks to tie immigration enforcement compliance to federal grant funding, the U.S. attorney general continues to grumble about the nation’s third-largest city.

To Help Fund Infrastructure, Chicago Mayor Backs Taxes on Unrepatriated Foreign Earnings

Rahm Emanuel made his case at the U.S. Conference of Mayors summer leadership meeting, while encouraging colleagues to get creative with investment.

Mayor Emanuel: ‘Chicago Will Not Be Blackmailed’ by Trump Administration

The Windy City plans to sue the federal government and “will continue to stand up to President Trump and his Justice Department.”

Racist ‘Chicago Safari’ Emails Spawn Illinois Government Investigation

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Boulder’s bear problem; a Charlotte sit-in; San Diego’s losing Styrofoam venture

How a Chicago Program Cut Violent Arrests in Half

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy thinks emotional well-being can help reduce gun deaths.

Are Chicago's Party Buses 'Rolling Cemeteries'?

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Massachusetts to dismiss 21,587 drug convictions; 27 million SoCal trees threatened by beetle; Florida senator apologizes for racist remarks

Setting a High Renewable Energy Goal, Can Chicago Catch Up With Las Vegas?

In the nation’s third-largest city, municipal buildings accounted for 1.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2016.

‘Surge Parking’ Pilot Prompts ‘Revenue Piggy Bank’ Worries in Chicago

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: California’s big infrastructure funding proposal; Bridgegate sentencing; and Nevada’s state worker unionization bill.

Chicago Clears Red-Light Camera Vendor Involved in Bribery

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Arizona proposal on protesters decried by free speech advocates; whooping cough outbreak in Kentucky; activists shut down Portland City Council meeting.

Red-Light Camera Company Finalizes Legal Settlement With Chicago

According to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his city “will not stand by while a company takes advantage of our taxpayers, and I hope that this serves as a warning to other companies.”

What's Causing Chicago’s Homicide Spike?

President Trump is vowing to “send in the Feds,” but researchers aren’t convinced they understand the rise, or how to stop it.

Chicago Secures $1 Billion in Federal Grant Funding for Rail Upgrades

The money will go toward work planned on the city’s Red and Purple Lines.