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Gov. Pritzker to Give COVID-19 Update for Illinois at 2:30 p.m.


Created: Wed, Jan 19 2022 07:00:11 AM

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to give a COVID-19 update for Illinois Wednesday afternoon.

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Former Bears Star Hampton Faces Probation for Drunk Driving


Created: Wed, Jan 19 2022 06:49:49 AM

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in Indiana

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6 Teens and Kids Shot Within Hours Across Chicago


Created: Wed, Jan 19 2022 06:17:11 AM

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Six teenagers and children were among those wounded by gunfire in Chicago in a matter of hours Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday morning, including one that left a 15-year-old dead just after he left school.

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Teen Shot and Killed in Noble Square, Chicago Police Say


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 10:27:41 PM

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A 15-year-old high school student was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood, police say.

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Federal Website for Free At-Home COVID Tests Set for Full Launch, but Some Concerns Remain


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 09:27:05 PM

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The federal government conducted a soft launch of a website designed to give Americans access to free at-home COVID tests, with an eye toward the full launch coming on Wednesday.

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Feds to Send 26-Person Team to Suburban Hospital to Help During COVID Surge, Pritzker Says


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 08:56:24 PM

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday that the federal government will provide medical staffing assistance to University of Chicago Medicine’s Ingalls Memorial Hospital in suburban Harvey in an effort to reduce the strain on nurses and doctors as they care for an increasing number of patients ill with coronavirus.c

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3 Dead, Others Hurt in Kenosha Senior Apartment Building Fire


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 06:43:12 PM

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Three people have died as a result of a fire at a senior apartment building in southeastern Wisconsin that also injured several others, officials said.

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What David Ross, Marcus Stroman, Cubs Are Up to Amid MLB Lockout


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 06:05:59 PM

Author: Tim Stebbins

Taking a look at what manager David Ross, pitcher Marcus Stroman and other Cubs players are up to as MLB's lockout nears the seven-week mark.

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Watts Scandal Grows as Attorneys Prepare for More Exonerations


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 05:59:45 PM

Author: Phil Rogers and Shelby Bremer

Cook County prosecutors are believed to be preparing to overturn the convictions of scores of individuals arrested on narcotics charges by corrupt Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts and officers under his command.

Read more: Watts Scandal Grows as Attorneys Prepare for More Exonerations


3 Seriously Injured in West Woodlawn Shooting, Chicago Police Say


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 05:56:55 PM

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Chicago police confirmed that three people were shot near the intersection of 62nd Street and Langley Avenue on Tuesday evening, with all three victims sent to area hospitals with serious injuries.

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Suspect Shot During Exchange of Gunfire With University of Chicago Police Officer


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 05:34:35 PM

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A police officer at the University of Chicago exchanged gunfire with an armed suspect on the school’s campus on Tuesday, striking the suspect and injuring them.

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Heather Mack's Attorney Granted More Time to View Evidence in Preparation for Trial


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 05:04:25 PM

Author: Chris Coffey

Heather Mack, a Chicago woman who served more than seven years in an Indonesian prison for killing her mother at a luxury resort on the island of Bali, had a court appearance Tuesday for an update in her case, and her attorney was granted more time to sift through evidence.

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Bears Head Coach Search: Full List of Interviews (That We Know of)


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 04:48:49 PM

Author: Alex Shapiro

George McCaskey fired Matt Nagy over a week ago, and there are still first round interviews scheduled for his replacement.

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Winter Storm Watch Issued for NW Indiana Ahead of Lake-Effect Snow, Bone-Chilling Cold


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 04:26:42 PM

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A winter storm watch has been issued for parts of northwest Indiana, as six or more inches of lake-effect snow could potentially fall in some areas on Wednesday night and into Thursday.

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Richard Irvin's Gubernatorial Campaign Releases List of 60 Endorsements


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 03:44:25 PM

Author: Mary Ann Ahern

One day after Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin's entry into the GOP primary race for Illinois governor, his team has released a list of 60 endorsements from key Republican leaders across the state.

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COVID by the Numbers: Coronavirus Metrics in Each of Illinois' 11 Health Care Regions


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 03:21:04 PM

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As the state of Illinois starts to see reductions in several key COVID-19 metrics, some regions are seeing a rapid decrease in positivity rates and a reversal in hospitalization trends in recent days.

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COVID by the Numbers: Average Cases, Hospitalizations Decline in Illinois


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 02:59:38 PM

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Illinois health officials reported more than 20,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, but there are more signs that the state could be moving past a peak in cases caused by the omicron surge.

Read more: COVID by the Numbers: Average Cases, Hospitalizations Decline in Illinois


Can You Get Omicron More Than Once? Chicago's Top Doctor Answers


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 02:01:31 PM

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With the omicron variant leading to increased infections in people who previously had COVID-19, is it possible that someone who has an omicron case now could contract the same strain of the virus again?

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Jason Van Dyke, Ex-Chicago Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald, to Be Released


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 01:59:06 PM

Author: Don Babwin

The white Chicago police officer convicted in the 2014 shooting death of Black teenager Laquan McDonald is days away from walking out of prison after just over three years behind bars.

Read more: Jason Van Dyke, Ex-Chicago Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald, to Be Released


Website for Free COVID Tests From Government Launches Early at ‘Limited Capacity'


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 11:35:04 AM

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Free at-home rapid COVID test kits were slated to be available for order through a government website starting Wednesday, but many users reported being able to place their orders late Tuesday morning.

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When and How You Can Get Free COVID Test Kits From the Government


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 11:03:52 AM

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Beginning this week, free at-home rapid COVID test kits will be available for order through a government website. But how many can you order, which tests will you be sent and when will actually get them?

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As Opioid Overdose Deaths Hit New Record, Pressure Grows for Safe Places to Inject Drugs in Chicago


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 09:26:25 AM

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Cook County recorded more homicides last year than it had in decades, yet twice as many people died from opioid overdose, a rising epidemic that has a growing number of health experts pressing for safe spaces to inject drugs.

Read more: As Opioid Overdose Deaths Hit New Record, Pressure Grows for Safe Places to Inject Drugs in Chicago


Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Mass Vaccination Sites Reopen, Free At-Home COVID Tests


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 07:43:47 AM

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Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.

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Booster Shots and Omicron: Side Effects, Eligibility and More


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 07:30:56 AM

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The omicron variant has led to a heightened push for booster shots around the country, with more ages becoming eligible and some groups now able to get their extra dose sooner than others.

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5 Killed, 33 Wounded in Shootings in Chicago Over Long Holiday Weekend


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 06:42:13 AM

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Five people were killed, and 33 others wounded, in shootings in Chicago over the weekend through Tuesday morning.

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2 Killed in Fire at Senior Community Apartment Building in Kenosha


Created: Tue, Jan 18 2022 06:21:33 AM

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A fire at an apartment building for seniors in Kenosha left at least two people dead and two others fighting for their lives Monday.

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‘We Need Answers:' Search Continues for Suspect Who Killed Mother of 3 in Hit-and-Run


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 09:24:40 PM

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Chicago police are searching for the hit-and-run driver that struck and killed a 37-year-old mother of three over the weekend in West Garfield Park, and her friends are remembering her as a caring friend whose death has shocked a community.

Read more: ‘We Need Answers:' Search Continues for Suspect Who Killed Mother of 3 in Hit-and-Run


Kraken Snap 9-Game Losing Streak, Beat Blackhawks 3-2 in SO


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 07:44:11 PM

Author: Tim Booth

Ryan Donato scored the tying goal early in the third period, Joonas Donskoi scored in the shootout and the Seattle Kraken snapped their nine-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks

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Sour Outcome: Woman Who Slipped on Lemon at Detroit Bar Loses Appeal


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 06:33:06 PM

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A woman who said she was injured after slipping on a lemon wedge has failed to revive her lawsuit against a popular Detroit tavern.

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Illinois Native Alexa Knierim Perseveres Through Partner Change, Other Challenges in Olympic Journey


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 06:11:30 PM

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United States figure skater Alexa Knierim is no stranger to adversity and challenges in her career, but that didn’t stop her from achieving a feat that no American pairs skater has accomplished in the last 20 years.

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Family's Dog Attacked by Coyote in Naperville Backyard


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 06:02:42 PM

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A small dog was recently attacked by a coyote in a Naperville family’s backyard, prompting the animal’s owners to issue a warning to neighbors on social media. In a post on the neighborhood social networking website NextDoor, Alexia and Vince Gallucci explained their dog Riley, a 4-year-old Beagle and Dachshund mix, was bit by a coyote Friday evening. The couple...

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10 Observations: Bulls Blitzed by Grizzlies, Lose 4th Straight


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 05:42:08 PM

Author: Rob Schaefer

The Grizzlies handed the Bulls their fourth straight loss in a game defined by shoddy offensive execution.

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Chicago Rapper Vic Mensa Arrested on Narcotics Charges at Dulles International Airport


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 05:00:37 PM

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Chicago rapper Vic Mensa was arrested at Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport over the weekend on narcotics charges, federal officials confirmed to NBC.

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Cook County Mass Vaccination Sites to Reopen This Week


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 04:51:03 PM

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In an effort to curb the rise in COVID-19 infections brought on by the current omicron surge, three large mass vaccination sites in Cook County are set to open in the coming days.

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Southern Illinois Tornado Victim's Family Sues Amazon Over Warehouse Collapse


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 04:09:42 PM

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The family of a delivery driver who died last month when a tornado collapsed the southern Illinois Amazon facility where he worked filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday.

Read more: Southern Illinois Tornado Victim's Family Sues Amazon Over Warehouse Collapse


Age to Carry Concealed Weapon in Wisconsin Would Be Lowered Under Republican Plan


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 03:56:19 PM

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Republican state lawmakers are pushing a plan that would lower the minimum age to legally carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin.

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Shockwaves Detected in Chicago Area After Tonga Volcano Eruption


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 02:59:32 PM

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A massive underwater volcano erupted in the island nation of Tonga this past weekend, triggering shockwaves that were experienced around the world, including in the Chicago area. Tsunami warnings were initially issued, but the threat began to recede Sunday – one day after the Hunga Ha’apai volcano sent large waves crashing ashore and people rushing to higher ground. Measurable shockwaves...

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Stefanovic, No. 4 Purdue Top No. 17 Illinois in Double OT


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 02:39:55 PM

Author: Gavin Good

Sasha Stefanovic scored 22 points, including a go-ahead 3 at the start of double overtime that sent No. 4 Purdue over No. 17 Illinois 96-88

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Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin Joins Crowded GOP Race for Illinois Governor


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 01:56:07 PM

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Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin announced his candidacy for governor of Illinois Monday, joining a slew of Republicans hoping to challenge Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker in November.

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Omicron, Flu, Allergies: How Can You Tell the Difference in Symptoms?


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 01:47:04 PM

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If you're wondering whether that runny nose, sore throat or sneeze is simply allergies, just a cold, or possibly early signs of COVID-19 or the flu, you're not alone.

Read more: Omicron, Flu, Allergies: How Can You Tell the Difference in Symptoms?


Wolf Moon Explained: Significance and the Best Time to Catch a Glimpse


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 01:08:36 PM

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Extra attention will be paid to the skies Monday night as the eerily named "Wolf Moon" makes an appearance.

Read more: Wolf Moon Explained: Significance and the Best Time to Catch a Glimpse


Bears 2022 Schedule: Full List of Next Season's Opponents


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 12:40:32 PM

Author: Steve Coulter

The Chicago Bears will host four playoff teams during the 2022 NFL season, including the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles.

Read more: Bears 2022 Schedule: Full List of Next Season's Opponents


Longtime Chicago Sports Radio Broadcaster Les Grobstein Dies at 69


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 12:01:17 PM

Author: Danielle Wysocki

Longtime Chicago sports radio broadcaster Les Grobstein has died at the age of 69.

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You Can Order Free COVID Tests From the Government Later This Week. Here's How


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 11:35:05 AM

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Starting this week, free at-home rapid COVID tests will be available for order through a government website. But how many can you get, when will they arrive and which tests are available?

Read more: You Can Order Free COVID Tests From the Government Later This Week. Here's How


New Area Code Comes to Suburban Chicago's 708 Region This Month


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 11:22:52 AM

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Does your phone number start with 708? There's a new area code coming to your region this month. Here's what that means for you and your phone number.

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Woman Charged With Stabbing Dog to Death, Wounding 2 Women in Rogers Park


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 09:19:22 AM

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A North Side woman has been charged with stabbing two women and killing a dog earlier this month in Rogers Park.

Read more: Woman Charged With Stabbing Dog to Death, Wounding 2 Women in Rogers Park


Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Businesses Cited for Vaccine Mandate, New CDC Guidelines


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 07:39:04 AM

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Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.

Read more: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Businesses Cited for Vaccine Mandate, New CDC Guidelines


4 Killed, 2 Teens Among 25 Wounded by Gunfire in Weekend Shootings in Chicago


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 06:59:14 AM

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Four people were killed and two 17-year-old boys was among 25 others wounded in shootings in Chicago from Friday, 5 p.m. to Monday, 5 a.m.

Read more: 4 Killed, 2 Teens Among 25 Wounded by Gunfire in Weekend Shootings in Chicago


Milwaukee Man Last Seen After Leaving Amtrak Station on Near West Side


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 06:44:27 AM

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A Milwaukee man was last seen at the Amtrak Station Saturday evening on the Near West Side.

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Events Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022 in the Chicago Area


Created: Mon, Jan 17 2022 06:00:48 AM

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Several events will be held across the Chicago area Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day as many honor the holiday with acts of service.

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