Making a Difference

Making a Difference

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 08:45 PM CST

Ex-Gang Members Help To Prevent Gang Violence

Ex-Gang Members Help To Prevent Gang Violence

Crime may not be as prominent during the winter months, but that doesn’t stop these former gang members from working to fight gang violence.

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Emanuel Announces 1,400 CPS Layoffs

Emanuel Announces 1,400 CPS Layoffs

The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools says approximately 1,400 jobs will be impacted after the district had to borrow money to make a $634 million pension payment.

House Defeats 1-Month Emergency Budget

House Defeats 1-Month Emergency Budget

Democrats pushed Wednesday for a one-month spending plan they said would allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fiscal year, but its passage was questionable as Republicans said it would...

1 in Custody After Barricade Situation on Southwest Side

1 in Custody After Barricade Situation on Southwest Side

One person is in custody after Chicago police responded to a barricade situation on Chicago’s Southwest Side Wednesday.

Saad a "Little Bit Shocked" by Trade to Blue Jackets

Saad a "Little Bit Shocked" by Trade to Blue Jackets

Brandon Saad was unexpectedly traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night, and the winger admitted that he was a "little bit shocked" by the move.

U.S. Probes Possible Airline Collusion to Keep Fares High

U.S. Probes Possible Airline Collusion to Keep Fares High

The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust...

Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect in Chicago

Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect in Chicago

Minimum wage employees in Chicago will begin earning $10 an hour Wednesday as the first part of an incremental minimum wage increase takes effect in the city.