Illinois Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Appeal From Jussie Smollett

The former “Empire” actor was convicted and sentenced for staging an attack and lying to Chicago police about being the victim of a hate crime.

Anthony “Baby Gap” Walker, Former Member of The Gap Band, Dies at 60

The Chicago native played a pivotal role in the legendary funk band for 23 years.

Rhymefest Reimagines The Beauty of the Black Diaspora On His New Album ‘James & Nikki: A Conversation’

The acclaimed multi-hyphenate pays tribute to the legendary writers on his latest project and he spoke about the impact he hopes to have with his art.

Chicago's Global House Music Pioneer Terry Hunter Is Still Making Waves

From his underground hit ‘Madness’ in 1990 to remixing legends like Michael Jackson and Chaka Khan, the Grammy nominee reflects on Chicago's music legacy, the birth of house music, and his latest venture into the world of documentary with

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson Seeking Federal Help To Address Migrant Crisis In Several Cities

Johnson, Mayor Eric Adams, and Mayor Mike Johnston said that without federal assistance their cities are at the ‘breaking point.”

President of Illinois NAACP Apologizes After Making Incendiary Remarks About Migrants

Because of her controversial comments, Teresa Hailey was asked to resign as president of the civil rights organization

Is Detroit Still a 'Murder Capital?' What Does That Mean in 2023?

Discourse around city safety in America is inherently flawed and requires a deeper look.

Lil Durk Says Chicago Shouldn’t Be Singled Out As Violent

Does he have a point about his hometown?

Chicago Mayor Earmarks $500,000 For Reparations Panel

The panel was formed after unsuccessfully attempting to study reparations in the city three years ago.

BJ The Chicago Kid: Keeping the Soul in Music with 'Gravy'

The critically acclaimed artist talks about the creative process behind his highly anticipated joint project with super-producer Yeti Beats, sharing insights on the collaborative magic, the influence of his Chicago roots, and the essence of 'Gravy’.

Police Discover Millions of Dollars Of Stolen Sneakers In Chicago Warehouse

Authorities call the national theft ring a sophisticated operation that swiped high-end footwear valued at about $5 million.