Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois

Concept Schools offices in Des Plaines. | Dan Mihalopoulos/Sun-Times

CPS scraps South Side campus for controversial charter school


50,000 drivers need to claim money from idle I-Pass accounts

Within the next several weeks, 50,000 motorists with a total of $2.2 million in idle I-Pass accounts will get letters telling them to contact the Illinois Tollway by Oct. 1, or else their I-Pass account balances will be transferred to the state’s unclaimed property program, officials warned Thursday.

Defense attorney Beau Brindley is accused in a federal indictment of coaching a witness to commit perjury in a drug case. | Sun-Times File Photo

Rising star defense lawyer charged with obstruction in drug case

Just two years ago, lawyer Beau Brindley stood at one of the peaks of his brilliant young career — representing drug dealer Alexander Vasquez in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

But on Thursday, Brindley’s status as a rising star of Chicago’s criminal defense bar took a severe blow when he was federally indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice in Vasquez’s case.

A drawing of the indoor sports complex planned for 103rd and Woodlawn in the Pullman neighborhood. | Courtesy of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

Plan Commission approves year-round sports complex in Pullman

The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday approved the Pullman Community Center, an indoor sports facility proposed for 103rd and Woodlawn; it’s expected to include three artificial-turf fields that can be used for either baseball, football or soccer. Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) called it a “game-changer” for South Side sports.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced details of Illinois' share of a massive settlement. | Sandra Guy/Sun-Times

Bank of America settles mortgage securities case for $16.65B

The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel participate in a Divvy bike neighborhood tour in October as part of Chicago Ideas Week. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media

Emanuel's plan to expand Divvy bike-sharing hits a speed bump

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to make Chicago’s Divvy bike-sharing program the largest in North America — with 4,750 bikes and 475 stations in 31 wards — has hit another speed bump.


Rahm Emanuel isn't pleased with NRA attack ad

The National Rifle Association is launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign against Michael Bloomberg, even though Bloomberg isn't running for office.

Subscribe to Chicago