Starting next summer, people caught texting while driving will be cited with a moving violation that will go on their driving record – even if it’s their first offense.
More scientists will be on hand next month to examine specimens and artifacts brought in by visitors, including staff specializing in zoology, paleontology, geology, ichthyology (also known as fish science) and more.
She is Shedd’s only full-time photographer, capturing images of the aquarium’s 32,000 animals from both in and out of the water. A conversation with Brenna Hernandez.
A former federal prosecutor found CPS leaders failed to recognize the extent of the sex abuse issues that existed for years inside district schools.
Chicago museums and collectors played a critical role in the life of an American artist with an international profile. We take a look at the spectacular paintings of John Singer Sargent.
A conversation with journalist Jamie Kalven about police accountability as more videos of last month’s fatal police-involved shooting of Harith Augustus come online.
We bite into the science behind this summer’s blockbuster movie about the giant, prehistoric shark Megalodon with a Shedd Aquarium expert.
The high school class of 2022 will be starting ninth grade in just a few weeks. And for the first time, students at Chicago Public Schools were able to pick their high schools using a new common application called GoCPS.
Democrats are on the attack as they campaign at the Illinois State Fair. We have a live report from Springfield.
The mother of slain teenager Laquan McDonald made a rare appearance in Cook County criminal court Thursday morning to testify before attorneys representing the Chicago police officer who shot and killed her son in 2014.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday slammed Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker’s spending on political advertisements. “You know what? You can only put so much lipstick on a barrow,” Rauner said.
An appetizing new museum just opened in Chicago. We check out the collection of a curator with a craving.
The opioid crisis in the United States is being fought on many fronts. And one is at O’Hare airport. Meet some of the best four-legged customs enforcers in the world.
In Illinois last year, more than 2,300 bridges were classified as “structurally deficient” – including three spanning Lake Shore Drive. We talk aging infrastructure in Chicago and beyond.