Critics said President Obama overstepped his power when he used his executive authority Thursday to provide deportation relief and temporary permission to work to up to 5 million undocumented immigrants. Others said the reforms did not go far enough.
Former Mayor Harold Washington made a strong start on a progressive social agenda that benefited everyday Chicagoans. More than 25 years after his death, Chicago and other American cities are battlegrounds for privatization.
The number of children who were killed while under the supervision of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services declined last fiscal year, according to a report released last week by the agency’s Office of Inspector General.