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‘Everybody Loved Kierra:' Family Remembers Teen Basketball Star Killed in Shooting


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 08:48:58 PM

Author: Vi Nguyen

A Chicago family is expressing heartbreak over the death of a young basketball star who was known for her infectious personality and aspired to play in the WNBA.

Read more: ‘Everybody Loved Kierra:' Family Remembers Teen Basketball Star Killed in Shooting


Candace Parker and Chicago Sky Look to Close Out Mercury in WNBA Finals


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 06:00:25 PM

Author: Patrick Rose

Candace Parker isn’t anticipating another rout that would complete the perfect ending to her homecoming by bringing the city of Chicago and the Sky a WNBA title

Read more: Candace Parker and Chicago Sky Look to Close Out Mercury in WNBA Finals


Tax Records: Pritzker, Wife Report $5.1M Income for 2020


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 05:07:06 PM

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his wife M.K. Pritzker reported adjusted gross income of about $5.1 million in 2020, according to portions of his tax returns released by the billionaire Democrat’s campaign.

Read more: Tax Records: Pritzker, Wife Report $5.1M Income for 2020


Lawsuit: New State Legislative Map Undermines Black Voters


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 04:21:26 PM

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A lawsuit seeks to block new Illinois state legislative district maps, saying Black residents of East St. Louis were unconstitutionally split up into multiple House districts to help white Democratic incumbents in neighboring districts win reelection.

Read more: Lawsuit: New State Legislative Map Undermines Black Voters


Chicago's Top Doctor Urges COVID Vaccine and Flu Shot as Winter Nears


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 03:58:38 PM

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As winter approaches, the city of Chicago is stepping up efforts to get people prepared for the cold weather by encouraging residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but also the flu shot.

Read more: Chicago's Top Doctor Urges COVID Vaccine and Flu Shot as Winter Nears


Pressure Issues ‘Effectively Cutting Off' Water Supply to Dixmoor Residents


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 03:13:41 PM

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Officials in suburban Dixmoor say that water pressure is less than half of its normal levels in recent days, “effectively cutting off” water from area residents.

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3 Men Charged With Kidnapping in Beating of Man They Claim Owed Them Money


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 02:07:05 PM

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Three people are in custody after allegedly luring a man to a scene for an inspection and then violently assaulting him at the behest of a man who claimed the victim owed him money.

Read more: 3 Men Charged With Kidnapping in Beating of Man They Claim Owed Them Money


ISP Sergeant Escapes Injury After Driver Slams Into Squad Car on Interstate 90


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 01:07:31 PM

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An Illinois State Police master sergeant escaped injury early Saturday morning after a vehicle slammed into his patrol vehicle while he was pulled over on the side of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.

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Chicago Launches Series of COVID Vaccine Clinics to Boost City's Vaccination Numbers


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 11:10:54 AM

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The city of Chicago is stepping up its efforts to boost COVID vaccination numbers before the end of the year, and numerous local organizations are hosting vaccine drives in the coming week.

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Teen High School Basketball Star Killed in Drive-By Shooting


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 09:59:56 AM

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As a young child, Kierra Moore was so drawn to basketball that she insisted on playing with the older kids.

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WNBA Finals: Chicago Sky Ticket Prices Soar for Potential Clincher


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 09:24:37 AM

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The Chicago Sky are hoping to capture their first-ever WNBA championship on Sunday afternoon at Wintrust Arena, but fans looking to be in the building for the team’s shot at history will have to open up their pocketbooks.

Read more: WNBA Finals: Chicago Sky Ticket Prices Soar for Potential Clincher


Pair of CPD Officers, Civilian Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash in South Austin


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 08:46:22 AM

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Two Chicago police officers were injured early Saturday morning when their squad car was struck by another vehicle that ran through a red light in the city’s South Austin neighborhood.

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Chicago Weather: Sunny, Cool Conditions Expected, With Slight Warm-Up Ahead


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 08:20:59 AM

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It’s been 150 days since the city of Chicago has registered a high temperature of less than 60 degrees, but that streak will likely come to an end Saturday, as cooler-than-average highs are expected to start the weekend.

Read more: Chicago Weather: Sunny, Cool Conditions Expected, With Slight Warm-Up Ahead


Sky's Courtney Vandersloot Sets Single Postseason Assists Record


Created: Sat, Oct 16 2021 01:08:52 AM

Author: Stephanie Stremplewski

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot has been making major noise throughout the WNBA playoffs.

Read more: Sky's Courtney Vandersloot Sets Single Postseason Assists Record


Chicago FOP President Delivers Video Message After Restraining Order Granted


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 08:46:29 PM

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Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara released a video statement Friday night after a Cook County judge ordered the union chief to stop making public comments encouraging his members to defy the city’s COVID vaccine policies.

Read more: Chicago FOP President Delivers Video Message After Restraining Order Granted


Child, At Least 3 Others Seriously Injured in Grand Crossing Crash: Fire Officials


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 08:03:09 PM

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A young child and three others sustained serious injuries during a pin-in crash Friday evening in Chicago's Grand Crossing neighborhood, according to fire authorities.

Read more: Child, At Least 3 Others Seriously Injured in Grand Crossing Crash: Fire Officials


Judge Orders Chicago FOP President to Stop Encouraging Officers to Defy Vaccine Requirement


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 06:48:21 PM

Author: Phil Rogers

A Cook County judge on Friday ordered Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara to stop making public comments encouraging his members to defy the city’s COVID vaccine policies.

Read more: Judge Orders Chicago FOP President to Stop Encouraging Officers to Defy Vaccine Requirement


Chicago's Postal Delivery Problems Take Center Stage at Capitol Hill Hearing


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 06:46:47 PM

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Chicago's ongoing postal delivery issues were the subject of a U.S. House committee hearing that sought to examine "dramatic reductions" in United States Postal Service performance both in the city and nationwide.

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Booster Shots Outpacing New COVID-19 Vaccinations in Indiana


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 06:18:21 PM

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Far more Indiana residents have been receiving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots than getting new vaccinations since those shots became available last month.

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Man Shot During Armed Robbery Friday Afternoon in Wicker Park


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 05:44:29 PM

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A heavy police presence was reported in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood Friday afternoon following a shooting in which a suspect opened fire, injuring a man during an armed robbery, authorities said.

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Young Fans Cheer on Chicago Sky Ahead of Game 3 in WNBA Finals


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 05:16:27 PM

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The Chicago Sky will play one of its biggest games yet Friday, and some young fans will be following along, rallying for the team to walk away with another win, furthering the quest to become WNBA Champions.

Read more: Young Fans Cheer on Chicago Sky Ahead of Game 3 in WNBA Finals


‘Gold Over America Tour:' Olympic Gymnasts to Perform at Allstate Arena Sunday


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 04:27:20 PM

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Gold medalist Simone Biles, as well as a number of other Olympic gymnasts, will take their talents to Rosemont this weekend as part of the 2021 "Gold Over America Tour."

Read more: ‘Gold Over America Tour:' Olympic Gymnasts to Perform at Allstate Arena Sunday


Illinois Ups Threshold for Classifying School COVID Outbreaks


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 04:13:16 PM

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is adopting a new definition of what constitutes a COVID-19 outbreak in schools, which will result in a fewer number of reported outbreaks, according to information provided by health officials.

Read more: Illinois Ups Threshold for Classifying School COVID Outbreaks


Man Shot by Kyle Rittenhouse Files Lawsuit, Claiming Police Enabled Armed Militia


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 02:57:57 PM

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A man who was shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest last year against police brutality in Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit alleging police enabled the violence by allowing an armed militia to have free run of the streets during the demonstration.

Read more: Man Shot by Kyle Rittenhouse Files Lawsuit, Claiming Police Enabled Armed Militia


‘Chicago Party Aunt' Creators Reveal Story Behind How They Chose the Voice of Diane


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 02:53:59 PM

Author: Becca Wood

"Chicago Party Aunt" has made its Netflix debut and for many native Chicagoans, her voice will sound familiar.

Read more: ‘Chicago Party Aunt' Creators Reveal Story Behind How They Chose the Voice of Diane


Democrats Set to Approve New Illinois Congressional District Maps


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 02:50:30 PM

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Illinois Democrats are poised to approve new congressional district maps that would give Democratic candidates an advantage in elections over the next decade as their party fights to keep control of the U.S. House in 2022.

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Walgreens COVID Vaccine Mix-Up: Family Says Kids Mistakenly Given Vaccine Instead of Flu Shot


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 02:37:14 PM

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A southern Indiana couple brought their 4- and 5-year-old children to Walgreens to receive the flu shot earlier this month, but instead, the young kids were given doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the parents and their attorney allege. Alexandra and Joshua Price say the situation transpired on Oct. 4 at a Walgreens in Evansville, Indiana. The family left the pharmacy,...

Read more: Walgreens COVID Vaccine Mix-Up: Family Says Kids Mistakenly Given Vaccine Instead of Flu Shot


The Original Rainbow Cone Updates Menu With New Flavors


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 02:26:43 PM

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Lovers of The Original Rainbow Cone know the rainbow is made up of five flavors: orange sherbet, pistachio, Palmer House, strawberry and chocolate. That rainbow is about to get a few new friends, including a fall-friendly pumpkin flavor. “After extensive research and a lot of taste-testing, The Original Rainbow Cone team is updating their menu to introduce a rainbow of...

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See Inside ‘The Office' Pop-Up Experience Opening Friday in Chicago


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 02:00:43 PM

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Chicago's new "The Office" Experience, based on the popular and long-running series, opens Friday on the city's Magnificent Mile.

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Zombie Maze and More: Naperville Museum's Massive Halloween Event Returns This Weekend


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 01:58:41 PM

Author: Nina Florez

Nothing says scary like a zombie maze, spine-chilling performances and interactive experiences such as Frankenstein’s Laboratory and Dracula’s Lair. That is exactly what you will find this weekend at Naper Settlement's All Hallow's Eve event.

Read more: Zombie Maze and More: Naperville Museum's Massive Halloween Event Returns This Weekend


Gordon Ramsay Burger Restaurant to Begin Hiring in Chicago Next Week


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 01:56:55 PM

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Gordon Ramsay Burger, the first Chicago restaurant from the Michelin-starred chef, is hiring beginning next week, Ramsay's team announced.

Read more: Gordon Ramsay Burger Restaurant to Begin Hiring in Chicago Next Week


Daylight Saving Time: How It Started And How It's Going


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 01:41:20 PM

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How did daylight saving time get started in the first place and is there any chance of it permanently ending any time soon?

Read more: Daylight Saving Time: How It Started And How It's Going


Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots: What FDA Panel Vote Means, What's Next


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 01:36:10 PM

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A panel of U.S. health advisers on Friday endorsed booster doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, but what will that mean for those who got the vaccine and what still needs to happen?

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Illinois Indoor Mask Mandate Won't Change Until These Key Metrics Decline, Pritzker Says


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 01:02:07 PM

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker said it remains too early to give an indication of when he might lift Illinois' indoor mask requirement, even as state COVID-19 metrics continue to dip.

Read more: Illinois Indoor Mask Mandate Won't Change Until These Key Metrics Decline, Pritzker Says


Coronavirus in Illinois: 15,669 New COVID Cases, 184 Deaths, 189K Vaccinations in the Past Week


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 12:35:50 PM

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Illinois health officials on Friday reported 15,669 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, along with 184 additional deaths and over 189,000 new vaccine doses administered.

Read more: Coronavirus in Illinois: 15,669 New COVID Cases, 184 Deaths, 189K Vaccinations in the Past Week


No, a Costume Mask Doesn't Count as a Face Covering This Halloween, IDPH Says


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 12:34:07 PM

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Does that costume mask count as a face mask under Illinois' COVID masking guidelines?

Read more: No, a Costume Mask Doesn't Count as a Face Covering This Halloween, IDPH Says


Cubs Hire Cleveland's Carter Hawkins as New General Manager


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 11:13:17 AM

Author: Gordon Wittenmyer

Carter Hawkins joins the Cubs front office after 14 seasons with Cleveland.

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Naperville North High School Cancels Classes After Second Threat Within Weeks


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 10:58:24 AM

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Naperville North High School is canceling classes Friday for the second time in a little over three weeks for another threat at the school, District 203 officials said.

Read more: Naperville North High School Cancels Classes After Second Threat Within Weeks


Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals Her Real Thoughts About Michael Myers, the Secret Behind the Mask


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 10:52:53 AM

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There's more to the story behind the iconic Michael Myers mask, Jamie Lee Curtis revealed.

Read more: Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals Her Real Thoughts About Michael Myers, the Secret Behind the Mask


Pritzker Extends Illinois Vaccine Mandate Deadline For Congregate-Setting Workers


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 10:13:17 AM

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The deadline for Illinois workers in state congregate settings to receive their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine has been extended again, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's office confirmed Friday.

Read more: Pritzker Extends Illinois Vaccine Mandate Deadline For Congregate-Setting Workers


Masks, Trick-or-Treating and More: A Breakdown of Illinois' New Halloween Guidelines


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 10:03:52 AM

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This year, Halloween and the fall season will "look a little different," Illinois' top doctor said as the state issued new guidelines for how to safely celebrate during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: Masks, Trick-or-Treating and More: A Breakdown of Illinois' New Halloween Guidelines


Illinois Health Department Issues New Guidance for Halloween, Fall Festivities


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 09:53:23 AM

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With Halloween just weeks away and fall weather arriving, Illinois' health department on Friday issued new guidance for how to navigate the holiday and fall festivities, including when you should wear masks and things to know for trick-or-treating.

Read more: Illinois Health Department Issues New Guidance for Halloween, Fall Festivities


Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago's Vaccine Mandate Battle, Moderna Booster Shots


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 09:25:07 AM

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

Read more: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago's Vaccine Mandate Battle, Moderna Booster Shots


Chicago Files Complaint Against FOP President Over Push to Defy Vaccine Mandate


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 08:22:40 AM

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday she ordered her office to file a complaint against Chicago's police union and its president, John Catanzara, "for engaging in, supporting, and encouraging a work stoppage or strike."

Read more: Chicago Files Complaint Against FOP President Over Push to Defy Vaccine Mandate


Culver's Brings CurderBurger to Life for One Day Only This National Cheese Curd Day


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 07:10:58 AM

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What started as an April Fool's joke has now turned into a National Cheese Curd Day dream come true - but it will only be available for a single day.

Read more: Culver's Brings CurderBurger to Life for One Day Only This National Cheese Curd Day


Tinley Park Police Chase Turns Into Hours-Long Manhunt for Shooting Suspects


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 06:55:47 AM

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Tinley Park police called off a manhunt after hours of searching for shooting suspects who led police on a high-speed chase before fleeing on foot in the south Chicago suburb.

Read more: Tinley Park Police Chase Turns Into Hours-Long Manhunt for Shooting Suspects


Man Stabbed by Woman After Telling Her to Wear Mask in West Town Convenience Store


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 06:38:01 AM

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A woman stabbed and seriously injured a man after he told her to put on a mask inside a West Town convenience store Thursday afternoon.

Read more: Man Stabbed by Woman After Telling Her to Wear Mask in West Town Convenience Store


Deadline for Chicago's Employee Vaccine Mandate is Friday. Here's What to Know


Created: Fri, Oct 15 2021 06:02:53 AM

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The deadline for Chicago's employee vaccine mandate is Friday, raising concerns for some leaders as a standoff between the city and some first responders reaches a pivotal point. Here's what you should know about the debate and what has happened so far.

Read more: Deadline for Chicago's Employee Vaccine Mandate is Friday. Here's What to Know


The Food Guy: Longstanding Chocolatier Uses Old World Techniques


Created: Thu, Oct 14 2021 10:14:35 PM

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This week, NBC 5's Food Guy, Steve Dolinsky decided to visit Evanston where he encountered a Belgian-trained chocolatier whose known for making homemade treats using old world techniques.

Read more: The Food Guy: Longstanding Chocolatier Uses Old World Techniques


As Vaccine Mandate Deadline Looms, Police Staffing in Chicago Remains a Concern


Created: Thu, Oct 14 2021 09:38:32 PM

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With a vaccine mandate soon going into effect for city employees, Chicago officials are expressing concerns about potential staffing issues among first responders and police officers, even amid assurances that those issues won’t impact the city this weekend.

Read more: As Vaccine Mandate Deadline Looms, Police Staffing in Chicago Remains a Concern

 
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