Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 06:07:33 PM
Township High School District 211, one of the largest school districts in Illinois, has announced three possible scenarios as they prepare for the first day of school next month.
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 02:18:34 PM
The Archdiocese of Chicago on Friday announced its plan to reopen schools in the fall, allowing students to return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 01:15:52 PM
Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus crisis today.
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 05:06:32 PM
More Lakeview streets will be joining in on a city program closing down traffic to make room for outdoor seating at restaurants this weekend, but this time things will be a little different. Dine Out West Lakeview begins Friday and “reclaims side streets along the Southport Corridor and Lincoln Avenue to create an outdoor dining experience, similar to a food hall.”...
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 05:02:39 PM
King Walker, who disappeared from Gary, Indiana, while visiting a relative’s home, is among the missing children being featured on 20,000 gas stations locally and across the United States. King was last seen on July 25, 2015, and may be in the company of Diamond Bynum, now 26, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. King is...
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 04:31:56 PM
Indiana officials reported 748 new cases of coronavirus Friday, lifting the state's total number of cases for the pandemic so far above 50,000.
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 04:29:52 PM
Author: Lisa Parker
From the viewpoint of the hungry, the food delivery transaction is a cinch: You dial, and they’re at your doorstep with the meal in minutes. The transaction is costly both for the consumers who order it and the restaurants that pay a premium to have it delivered. At the family-owned, award-winning Italian beef joint Novi’s in Berwyn, Uber Eats seemed like...
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 04:18:05 PM
Author: Becca Wood
Chicago’s Field Museum has announced plans to reopen this month. The museum plans to reopen for members only beginning July 17 and will open to the public on July 24, according to its website. “Our top priority is to create a safe environment for all of our visitors and staff, while letting you reconnect with science and culture in the...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 10:49:06 PM
Author: Phil Rogers
On Monday, after still another violent weekend in Chicago, police Supt. David Brown once again pointed a finger at the home release of some accused offenders from Cook County Jail. “We must keep violent offenders in jail longer,” Brown said. “We should revamp the electronic monitoring program. It’s clearly not working.” It’s a charge Brown had made numerous times in...
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 12:24:12 PM
Changes are coming to Chicago’s Riverwalk Friday as reopening in the city continues. The Riverwalk will return to its normal operating hours, opening for both recreation and business from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., city officials announced. Vendors will also be allowed to stay open until 11 p.m. “This comes after the city has been closely monitoring the amount of...
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 12:40:55 PM
A man was found stabbed to death Thursday in Grant Park near the South Loop. The 58-year-old was found lying in the grass about 9 a.m. in the 1100 block of South Michigan Avenue, according to Chicago police. He had the blade of a knife in his shoulder and multiple stab wounds to his neck and abdomen. Police said it...
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 11:37:30 AM
Chicago bars and restaurants serving alcohol will now be required to close by midnight each night, the city is set to announce Friday. According to the mayor’s office, new regulations from the Business Affairs and Consumer Protection require any establishment that serves alcohol to shut down by midnight in an effort to “prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Chicago’s bars...
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 12:02:01 PM
CTA Brown Line service resumed with delays Friday after a woman was found dead on the tracks near the Rockwell station in Ravenswood on the North Side. The woman’s body was discovered about 2:30 a.m. on the tracks in the 4600 block of North Rockwell Street, Chicago police said. Investigators believe she touched the third rail and was electrocuted. The...
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 10:53:56 AM
After an evening of storms left thousands without power Thursday, what can Chicago-area residents expect heading into the weekend? Some relief. Ending a days-long streak of high temperatures in the mid-90s, Friday will cool slightly with highs between 85 and 90 but still quite humid. Slowly but surely, high temperatures will continue on a downward track through the weekend, with...
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 01:57:05 AM
Tens of thousands of ComEd customers lost power Thursday evening after a series of strong thunderstorms ripped through the Chicago area, bringing down trees in several communities. According to the ComEd outage map, more than 30,000 customers throughout Northern Illinois were without power at around 9 p.m. According to the utility, 13,458 customers were without power in suburban Kane County...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 11:25:05 PM
First responders have recovered the body of a 12-year-old boy who drowned Thursday evening at Gary’s Marquette Park Beach along Lake Michigan, police said. The Gary Police Department first responded to Marquette Park Beach at 5:09 p.m. for a call of a child in the water. Jerail C. Lee Jr., 12, from Glenwood, IL, was wading in chest deep water...
Created: Fri, Jul 10 2020 12:21:40 AM
UPDATE: Micaela Flores, 69, has been located in Lemont, IL and is safe, according to police. Aurora police are asking for help in the search of an endangered missing woman. 69-year-old Micaela Flores was last seen at Harbor Freight on State Route 59 in Aurora at 3:54pm on July 9, according to police. Flores, who is Hispanic, 5-foot-2 and 120...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 02:55:36 AM
Thursday will see plenty more heat and humidity in the Chicago area, but the threat of severe weather will also make its way into the forecast, with gusty winds, torrential downpours and hail possible in the evening hours. The day will start out just like the rest of the week has, with sunny skies and hot and sticky conditions. High...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 10:31:51 PM
An all-star line-up of Chicago natives and stars who got their start in the Windy City have come together for a new music video, performing the Blues anthem “Sweet Home Chicago.” Featuring an ensemble of more than 100 participants, all with deep ties to the Chicago arts scene, the star-studded video will raise money for the Arts for Illinois Relief...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 10:25:24 PM
Author: Chris Coffey
Summer sports camps at Lake Zurich High School have been suspended after multiple student athletes tested positive for COVID-19, according to a message to families posted on the school’s website. Football, poms and baseball camps started Monday. It is unclear how many student athletes tested positive for the virus. Lake Zurich Community School District 95 said after completion of the first...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 10:11:48 PM
Author: Associated Press
An Illinois county that did not have any confirmed cases of the coronavirus has reported its first one
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 09:16:04 PM
The latest updates to this story can be found here. Chicago police on Thursday will announce an arrest made in a homicide that occurred on the city’s West Side, police told NBC Chicago. Police are expected to hold a news conference at 4:30 p.m.
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 10:06:51 PM
A North Chicago man was charged with fatally shooting 27-year-old Tommie Gatewood, who stood outside a Chicago liquor store to prevent it from being looted during civil unrest at the end of May, police said Thursday. Andrew Sneed, 36, was charged with first-degree murder in Gatewood’s death and two felony counts of aggravated battery for discharging a firearm, police said....
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 12:37:46 PM
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday released the recommendations from a group of experts and leaders tasked with aiding in the city’s economic recovery plan. Lightfoot said the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force compiled an advisory report with 17 recommendations “and four existing initiatives to advance a targeted set of outcomes for Chicago.” The task force, which launched in April, is...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 08:03:31 PM
The Big Ten will move to a conference-only season for all fall sports, including football, according a release sent out by the Big Ten. Big Ten officials say they prefer a conference-only schedule should competition take place amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “By limiting competition to other Big Ten institutions, the Conference will have the greatest flexibility to adjust its...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 01:18:09 PM
Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus crisis today.
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 08:20:26 PM
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday that the city is starting to see an increase in coronavirus cases within younger populations, citing a lack of young people wearing masks. “Unfortunately, we’re starting to see, even here in Chicago, a slight uptick in the amount of cases involving that 18- to 29-year-old cohort,” Lightfoot said. “They’re not wearing face coverings at...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 04:13:16 PM
As questions over returning to school in the fall continue to grow, an announcement is expected “soon” for Chicago Public Schools, according to the city’s mayor. Speaking at an unrelated press conference Thursday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said details on the district’s reopening plan are set to be released, though she declined to give a specific timeline. “As with everything, we’re...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 07:47:14 PM
Illinois reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the total for the pandemic so far over 150,000 as the state set a new testing record.
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 07:20:23 PM
Police are investigating the death of a man found Thursday morning inside a refrigerator at his Edgewater Beach apartment. Paramedics found the 58-year-old man unresponsive inside a fridge about 10:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of North Sheridan Road, according to Chicago police. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There were signs of trauma, but it was unclear exactly...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 07:20:12 PM
Author: Associated Press
An Indiana woman was arrested in a hit-and-run crash that sent one woman to the hospital and caused minor injuries to a man during a southern Indiana protest over the assault of a Black man by a group of white men, sheriff’s officials said Thursday. Christi Bennett, 66, was booked into the Monroe County Jail early Thursday on preliminary charges...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 06:59:11 PM
Hot, humid conditions across the Chicago area could trigger potentially severe thunderstorms beginning Thursday evening with large hail, damaging winds and torrential downpours possible. Isolated storms could begin Thursday afternoon ahead of a cold front and wave of storms from the west. Some storms could become strong to severe, producing winds of up to 70 mph, hail and downpours. North...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 05:57:53 PM
Both the Chicago Cubs and the White Sox announced their tentative 2021 season schedules just days after announcing plans for the upcoming season. The Cubs are set to open their season next spring in Chicago, playing the Pirates on April 1 at Wrigley Field. This marks the second year in a row the team is set to kick off its...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 05:36:25 PM
Hurricane Harbor Chicago will reopen for the 2020 season later this month with “extensive new safety measures and hygiene protocols,” the park announced Thursday. The waterpark is set to allow members and season pass holders from July 20-26. After that, the park will allow reduced attendance levels using a new reservation system. “Visiting Hurricane Harbor Chicago is a much loved...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 03:47:55 PM
A woman upset that a man removed his face mask after checking out at a north suburban store allegedly yelled that she was a school teacher with COVID-19 before spitting in his face, authorities said. Police said the incident happened on June 16 at a retail store in the 25900 block of Riverwoods Road in Mettawa. There, Lake County Sheriff’s...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 04:36:01 PM
Author: Chicago Sun-Times Media Wire
A 23-year-old man has been charged with fatally beating a 1-year-old boy in a Bronzeville apartment. Michael Robinson faces a count of first-degree murder in the death of 23-month-old Antwun Gayden, authorities said. Robinson allegedly punched the child multiple times in the face Tuesday at a home in the 4200 block of South Calumet Avenue, according to Chicago police. The...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 04:24:00 PM
Indiana officials reported 521 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, along with seven additional deaths. According to the latest figures released by the Indiana State Department of Health, a total of 49,575 residents have now contracted COVID-19 since the pandemic began. As of Thursday, the death toll statewide stood at 2,546. An additional 193 deaths are being classified as “probable” COVID-19-related...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 10:55:10 AM
Chicago Ald. Raymond Lopez said Thursday he was “awakened” overnight to bricks being thrown through the windows of his Brighton Park home and a nearby garage set on fire. The 15th Ward alderman wrote on Twitter he believes the incident was because “gang bangers think they can intimidate me & my family b/c I want my residents to be free...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 11:51:03 AM
A man was killed in a crash involving a motor bike and an unmarked police SUV late Wednesday evening in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood, authorities said. The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 11800 block of South Halsted, which police say officers traveling southbound on Halsted with their emergency equipment activated collided with a 33-year-old man riding a...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 12:10:13 PM
A 7-month-old boy was shot Wednesday in Lawndale on the West Side. He was riding in a vehicle with two family members about 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Albany Avenue when a black SUV pulled up alongside and someone inside opened fire at a group standing on the corner, Chicago police said. A stray bullet grazed the...
Created: Tue, Jul 07 2020 08:10:18 PM
A Black Chicago police officer posted a letter he sent to the police union’s president last week seeking to terminate his membership with the union citing multiple comments from the group’s leader. In his letter to Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara, which was posted to Medium.com, Julius Givens starts off proud and complimentary of the union and the...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 01:21:33 AM
As President Donald Trump’s administration pushes for schools to reopen this fall, millions of teachers and parents across the United States are wondering whether their kids will be in their classrooms in the fall, or whether they’ll have to go back to virtual learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. Those concerns are also being felt in Illinois, where the state Board...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 01:44:02 AM
A community rallied together on Wednesday after a “Black Lives Matter” mural was defaced overnight, with the word “Black” changed to the word “All.” On Wednesday, residents gathered together to not only repaint the mural, but also to adorn it with chalked personal messages. The Revolutionary Oak Park Youth Action League (ROYAL), along with supporters of the group, were behind...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 03:11:50 AM
As more social distancing activities pop up around Chicago, Soldier Field has officially opened its drive-in movie theater experience to the general public. Movies will show each night Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 8:30 p.m. and sold at $55 per vehicle. A ticket also provides a free bucket of popcorn. This week will feature the films “Groundhog Day,” “Ferris Bueller’s...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 02:27:13 AM
With the Chicago Cubs set to start their 2020 season on July 24, tickets are now available for one of the iconic rooftops across the street from the ballpark. According to a report from ESPN, the city of Chicago has approved rooftop owners to begin selling tickets to games, but only with 25 percent occupancy. The Wrigley View Rooftop, located...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 02:01:09 AM
When Quaker Oats announced last month that its iconic Aunt Jemima syrup and other food products would be rebranded, it had some unexpected positive consequences for a suburban business owner. Fore more than thirty years, Michelle Hoskins of South Holland has successfully sold a pancake syrup created by her great-great-great grandmother, a former slave. As soon as it was announced...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 12:57:24 AM
Author: Ava Kelley
Northside College Preparatory High School on the city’s Northwest Side has voted to remove the Chicago Police Department’s presence from its campus for the 2020-2021 academic year. The local school council made the decision Tuesday night to remove its school resource officer assigned by CPD, making them the first Chicago Public Schools institution in the district to do so....
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 12:59:37 AM
After writing a letter explaining his decision, Chicago Police Officer Julius Givens spoke to NBC 5 about why he decided to terminate his membership with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7. Givens, a rookie officer on the force, penned the open letter this week, and after its publication, he’s elaborating on his decision to leave the union. “It did...
Created: Thu, Jul 09 2020 12:24:29 AM
Roderick “Rod” Moore, the former head athletic trainer for Valparaiso University that worked for the school for nearly 50 years, was found dead near his home on Wednesday, the school confirmed. Moore, who had been diagnosed with dementia in 2017, was found in a marsh near his home, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to a press release issued by...
Created: Wed, Jul 08 2020 11:56:59 PM
Firefighters showered the Cermak Road bridge with water on Wednesday to cool it down enough so it could fully close after being raised for the city’s weekly sailboat run. Extreme heat caused the bridge over the Chicago River to expand enough that its ends didn’t fit together, according to Michael Claffey, spokesman for the Chicago Department of Transportation. “This happens...