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Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader

2930 S Michigan Ave Ste 102
Chicago, IL 60616   Directions

(312) 392-2970

Website

Combating racism and sexism in Major League Soccer
07/09/2020 12:25pm

Supporter groups the Plastics and the Black Fires are demanding change. At only 22 years old, the Chicago Fire Football Club is fairly new.

(Re)opening up
07/08/2020 2:00pm

Essays on the hopes and horrors of returning to normal Rachel Hawley

‘Filling out the census is like wearing a mask’
07/02/2020 11:00am

As a second wave of infection looms, the count is more important than ever. If your aim is to see your neighbors die, dont fill out the census, census researcher Andrew Reamer tells those who have asked him how important the census is over the last few months.

‘Ain’t I matter? Don’t I count?’
07/01/2020 11:00am

Raptivist Bella Bahhs elucidates the importanceand the failures ofthe census for formerly incarcerated women. In the center of an empty stage, in an empty room backlit in red and blue, west-side artist, organizer, and prison abolitionist Bella Bahhs spoke into the camera.

Most of the people arrested at the protests were Black
06/30/2020 12:00pm

An analysis of 2,172 detainments raises questions about CPD claims of equitable policing practices. The weekend after George Floyd was killed by police officers in Minneapolis, like in hundreds of other cities across the country, protests against police brutality swept Chicago.

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

30 N Racine Ave 3rd Fl
Chicago, IL 60607   Directions

(312) 321-3000

Website

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

160 N Stetson Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 222-3232

Website

Glen Ellyn-area man gets 30 years in prison for murdering Glendale Heights man, who was stomped in head and stabbed in leg
07/14/2020 10:31am

A 23-year-old Glen Ellyn-area man who last year pleaded guilty to murder in the 2017 slaying of a 49-year-old Glendale Heights man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, DuPage County prosecutors announced Monday.

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: New cases dip slightly again in state as rising infection rates on West Coast force new shutdowns
07/14/2020 7:10am

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Column: Not wearing a mask is as dumb as not wearing a condom — in the COVID-19 age, practice safe living
07/14/2020 5:00am

To the mask-wearing and socially distanced few, the ones dutifully doing their part to slow the spread of coronavirus here in Chicago and across the country, this is for you. Share it with the mask-less. Hand it to the stubborn, the uninformed and those who think theyre invincible. Give it to the liberty fetishists who believe the world revolves around a right to keep their mugs exposed. Read this, and know youre not alone in your frustration.

Lawsuit aims to lift IHSA’s pandemic-related restrictions on high school sports
07/13/2020 9:55pm

A southern Illinois lawyer who has tangled with the Pritzker administration over pandemic-related shutdown measures is suing the Illinois High School Association, claiming the group exceeded its authority by placing new limits on sports participation.

Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business

150 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 649-5200

Website

Daily Herald
Daily Herald

155 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005   Directions

(847) 427-4300

Website

Son: We will not 'destroy' tradition at Sanfilippo mansion
07/14/2020 8:57am

Some Barrington Hills residents are opposing a proposal for a new property zoning classification they contend could lead to an entertainment operation at a mansion known for hosting charitable fundraisers and where guests can see rare collectibles, including the worlds largest restored theater pipe organ.

Illinois' COVID-19 positivity rate much lower than some neighbors'
07/13/2020 5:49pm

Cases of COVID-19 rose by 883 Monday as deaths from the respiratory disease increased by six, officials said. Illinois positivity rate has crept up from early July when it hovered at 2.6 but compares favorably with other Midwestern averages. Iowa is at 8.9, Indiana is at 8.4 and Wisconsin is at 6.9. Michigans average also is 2.6.

How Wheaton Warrenville District 200 plans to reopen schools
07/14/2020 3:57am

As the start of a new school year looms in a month, Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 is working out the complexities of reopening plans that wil let parents choose how their children will learn in the midst of a pandemic.

Family 'shocked' after conviction overturned in 41-year-old Inverness murder case
07/13/2020 4:23pm

After the wife of Inverness commodities broker Carl Gaimari was convicted of his 1979 murder, his brothers thought justice had been served. The Illinois Appellate Courts reversal of Jacquelyn Grecos guilty verdict last week marks a new beginning in their pursuit of justice for their brother.

Arlington Heights poised to reverse ban on recreational pot sales
07/14/2020 3:58am

In a reversal, Arlington Heights trustees are now poised to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, at least to start, at the existing medical pot dispensary in town.

Extra Bilingual Newspaper
Extra Bilingual Newspaper

3906 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647   Directions

(773) 252-3534

Website

Lawndale News
Lawndale News

5533 W 25th St
Cicero, IL 60804   Directions

(708) 656-6400

Website

Chicago Dept. Public Health Issues Travel Order in Surge of COVID-19 Cases
07/09/2020 6:19am

Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., issued an Emergency Travel Order directing travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases... Read more

Gov. Pritzker Announces Expanded COVID-19 Mobile Testing Program
07/09/2020 6:17am

By: Ashmar Mandou On Wednesday during a visit to a mobile testing site at Coles Elementary School, Governor JB Pritzker announced the expansion of the states mobile testing operation with... Read more

‘Taste of Chicago To-Go’
07/09/2020 6:16am

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events DCASE announced the reimaginedTasteof Chicago To-Gofrom July 8to 12that willstillallowfood lovers to enjoy one of the citys most beloved summertime traditions.Taste of... Read more

City Expands Cooling Resources to Combat Scorching Temps
07/09/2020 6:14am

City Officials announced added resources for residents to find relief from extreme heat this week. Through Friday, July 10, residents will have access to cooling centers, cooling buses, Chicago Park... Read more

Ford Offers Mental Health Support
07/09/2020 6:13am

State Representative La Shawn K. Ford D-CH is offering mental health support to families in Chicago that are experiencing a high level of violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Free screening... Read more

WBBM TV - CBS Chicago
WBBM TV - CBS Chicago

22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

(312) 899-2890

Website

City Extending Enforcement Of Vehicle Stickers, Residential Parking Permits Until Aug. 1
07/14/2020 9:56am

Motorists in Chicago are getting more than two extra weeks to display city vehicle stickers and residential parking permits before they risk getting a ticket.

Illinois, 16 Other States, DC Sue Trump Administration Over Visa Rules For College Students
07/14/2020 9:08am

The lawsuit seeks to stop the Trump administration from enforcing guidance to not allow foreign students to take online-only courses this fall semester.

US Carries Out The First Federal Execution In Nearly 2 Decades
07/14/2020 8:50am

The execution ofDaniel Lewis Leecame over the objection of the victims relatives and following days of legal wrangling and delays.

3 In Custody, Suspected Of Causing Crash On Lake Shore Drive To Rob Victims At Gunpoint
07/14/2020 8:41am

Three people are in custody after a car crash on Lake Shore Drive ended with an armed robbery.

Grant Imahara, ‘MythBusters’ And ‘White Rabbit Project’ Co-Host, Has Died At 49
07/14/2020 8:13am

Grant Imahara, longtime co-host of the beloved Discovery Channel science series MythBusters, has died, according to multiple reports.

WFLD TV - FOX 32
WFLD TV - FOX 32

205 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 565-5532

Website

WGN Radio
WGN Radio

303 E Wacker Dr 18th Fl
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 222-4700

Website

Blackhawks Crazy Podcast | Training Camp begins but one important player is missing
07/13/2020 9:25pm

The Blackhawks are back, except for a very important one. Chris & Joe discuss the start of training camp 2.0 Monday, but without Corey Crawford, as the new rules unfortunately dont allow details on the reason for his absence. They go over the impact that could have as the clock ticks, plus hear from Duncan

Naperville State Rep on attempts to get answers on Illinois unemployment: ‘It’s like throwing a bottle into the ocean with a note in it’
07/14/2020 8:58am

State Representative Anne Stava-Murray joins Roe Conn to discuss a letter signed by more than 60 lawmakers calling for changes at the Illinois Department of Employment Security IDES after being flooded with phone calls from constituents who cant get services or answers. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter: Follow RoeConn Follow kpowell720Follow

Meet Chicago’s ‘Census Cowboy’ Adam Hollingsworth
07/13/2020 8:18pm

Adam Hollingsworth aka The Dread Head Cowboy joins The Roe Conn Show to explain how he was tapped to help Mayor Lori Lightfoot get the word out to people who havent completed the 2020 census as the October 31 deadline nears. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter: Follow RoeConn Follow kpowell720Follow LaurenLapkaFollow

Examining baseball, past and present, with VSiN’s Ron Flatter
07/13/2020 9:09pm

Rollye James speaks with Ron Flatter of VSiN and Brent Musburgers Sports Betting Network, about the world of baseball including the 1919 Black Sox scandal, the current state of the league and what future games will entail for fans and sports betting. Ron also explains what VSiN is, shares insight into the trouble that college

WGN TV - CW 9
WGN TV - CW 9

2501 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618   Directions

(773) 528-2311

Website

Parents, students have options for fall as suburban school boards finalize plans
07/13/2020 10:39pm

Suburban school districts are starting to make plans for next year and now its up to parents to choose what to do. School boards in Palatine, St. Charles and Naperville all discussed their plans to reopen in the fall on Monday night. Its a lot for parents to consider and not a lot of time

First federal execution in nearly 2 decades carried out in Indiana
07/14/2020 6:23am

The first federal execution in nearly two decades was carried out Tuesday in Indiana.

Court hearing Tuesday for mother of 5-year-old AJ Freund
07/14/2020 7:08am

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. JoAnn Cunningham faces a hearing Tuesday to prepare for sentencing after pleading guilty in the beating death of her son AJ Freund. Investigators said 5-year-old AJ appeared to be the victim of child abuse. His parents, Cunningham and Andrew Freund Sr. first reported AJ missing in April of 2019. The boy

Indiana hate crime allegation is ‘smear campaign’, attorney says
07/14/2020 10:19am

INDIANAPOLIS An attorney for two people involved in a reported assault of a Black man at a southern Indiana lake says his clients are victims, not attackers. Vauhxx Booker says the men pinned him against a tree, shouted racial slurs and one of them threatened to get a noose at Monroe Lake near Bloomington

Tuesday Forecast: Temps in upper 80s, sunny to partly cloudy with warmer conditions
07/14/2020 7:27am

For the latest weather updates, go towgnv.com/weather.

WLS TV - ABC 7
WLS TV - ABC 7

190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 750-7777

Website

Cook County reports increase in opioid deaths amid COVID-19 pandemic | Watch live
07/14/2020 10:27am

The problem lies in the fact that the way to fight the coronavirus contradicts how to stop overdoses, experts say.

Burger King addresses climate change by adding lemon grass to cows' diets
07/14/2020 10:16am

Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows.

Coronavirus US: California shuts down indoor restaurants, bars as LA mayor warns of another shutdown
07/14/2020 10:06am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday the city is on the verge of nearly shutting down again.

Kroger not giving customers change back amid COVID-19 related coin shortage
07/14/2020 10:04am

You wont be getting any change back at Kroger if you pay with cash for the time being. Heres a look at your new options.

Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, faces a bail hearing
07/14/2020 9:51am

There are new details in the arrest of Jeffrey Epsteins ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, whose bail hearing is set for Tuesday.

WMAQ TV - NBC 5
WMAQ TV - NBC 5

454 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions

(312) 836-5555

Website

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: 2 School Districts' Reopening Plans, Chicago Restaurant Shut Down
07/14/2020 2:20pm

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today.

Bishop Trotter Tests Positive for COVID-19, Church Announces
07/14/2020 1:33pm

Bishop Larry D. Trotter, senior pastor of the Sweet Holy Spirit Church, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the church revealed Tuesday. According to spokesman Sean Howard, Trotter revealed the news on a Monday evening Zoom call with church leadership. While we were deeply saddened to hear this, we were yet enouraged sic that our pastor was in great spirits...

2 West Suburban School Districts Release Reopening Plans
07/14/2020 12:46pm

Two west suburban school districts released their respective reopening plans Monday, both offering students and their families multiple options for in-person or remote learning as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Whihala Beach in Indiana Closes Due to Coronavirus Concerns
07/13/2020 9:12pm

Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura announced Monday that Indianas Whihala Beach will close Wednesday due to coronavirus concerns. Stahura said the city is taking action due to the unusually large crowds far exceeding normal attendance this summer. This issue, along with reduced beach area due to high Lake Michigan water levels, contributed to the beachs closing. Weve witnessed an alarming disregard...

Driver Wanted for Pointing Gun at Person on Near North Side: Police
07/14/2020 11:46am

Police are searching for a driver suspected of pointing a handgun at someone on the Near North Side.

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