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Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader

(312) 392-2970

2930 S Michigan Ave Ste 102
Chicago, IL 60616   Directions


Escalating violence and lack of police response put the city’s homeless even more at risk
01/15/2021 6:00am

A string of fires and stabbings have many advocates worried, and challenges in reporting and investigating these crimes leave little hope for justice. After what some say was an unprecedented pattern of violence against people experiencing homelessness in Chicago last year, activists are calling on the city to better investigate these crimes and to do more for the victims.

Eviction court judge slams moratorium as ‘utter idiocy.’ It’s not on the record.
01/14/2021 11:45am

Cook County let eviction court go unrecorded for six months. It was close to 11 AM on Tuesday, January 5, when Cook County circuit court Judge Martin Moltz said in open court that he thought Governor J.B. Pritzkers eviction moratorium is utter idiocy.

Domestic violence survivors battle to keep legally protected housing subsidies
01/11/2021 9:00am

She fell behind on rent. Then her landlord sued. Then the Chicago Housing Authority threatened to terminate her voucher. Just before Christmas 2019, Katherine, who asked her real name not be used for fear of retaliation from her alleged abuser, walked into an informal hearing held by the Chicago Housing Authority CHA that would decide the fate of her and her five children.

Tell us what you need as an essential worker
01/07/2021 9:00am

Essential workers have kept our economy going now we want to hear what they need to keep going. Thousands of workers around Chicago have been labeled essential to maintaining our health, educational, and economic infrastructures.

Inside the fight for racial equity at SAIC
01/06/2021 10:00am

Current and former students, staff, and faculty at the top-ranked art school describe microaggressions, discrimination, and a failed anti-racism campaign. Im Sorry.

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

(312) 321-3000

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


Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

(312) 222-3232

160 N Stetson Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions


Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Tuesday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
01/19/2021 8:08am

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

Gun owner who left car running in Wicker Park scares off thief in exchange of gunfire, police say
01/19/2021 7:47am

A 22-year-old carrying a concealed handgun left his vehicle running while he went into a store and returned to find a person driving off in it. He told police he feared for his life and began shooting at the SUV, thwarting the attempted vehicle theft.

Exchange of gunfire in Homan Square leaves man, 29, wounded, 2 Chicago police officers hospitalized, police say
01/19/2021 6:06am

A 29-year-old man who police say ran from a vehicle during a traffic stop, shot at officers and dropped three guns as he fled was shot at least once by officers who gave chase, according to police.

Daywatch: COVID-19 restrictions loosened in Chicago, the man accused of living at O’Hare airport and a $1 Elgin mansion
01/19/2021 5:33am

Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.

A nursing home network is offering cash bonuses to employees who get a COVID-19 vaccination. How effective are such incentives?
01/19/2021 5:00am

The health care network, which has multiple facilities in the Chicago area, is offering the cash bonus as an incentive to persuade staff members to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business

(312) 649-5200

150 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions


Daily Herald
Daily Herald

(847) 427-4300

155 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005   Directions


How are vaccine providers ensuring the right people get shots?
01/19/2021 4:47am

If you cant prove youre eligible for COVID-19 innoculation, some suburban vaccination sites will send you packing, but others are more lenient. We are not going to turn people away, a Cook County health official said.

Vaccinations Tuesday at Lake County Fairgrounds: What you need to know
01/18/2021 6:20pm

Health officials answer questions about how to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Lake County, which begins drive-through immunizations by appointment for health care workers starting Tuesday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

Sleepy Hollow dog home after five-day search -- and a dramatic rescue
01/18/2021 11:45pm

Daisy the dog is back home in Sleepy Hollow after her rescue from a culvert -- involving fire and police personnel -- ended a five-day search.

Bacci Pizzeria coming to Palatine
01/18/2021 11:54pm

The 11th location of Bacci Pizzeria in Illinois is expected to open in Palatine sometime within the next three to six months.

Two years after fire in which 30 dogs died, kennel near Carol Stream now a vacant lot
01/19/2021 12:01am

Scarred by fire, the old kennel near Carol Stream had stood as a sad reminder of a blaze that killed nearly 30 dogs two years ago this month. Its now a vacant lot after DuPage County officials intervened to ensure the charred remains of the buildings on the site were torn down in December.

Extra Bilingual Newspaper
Extra Bilingual Newspaper

(773) 252-3534

3906 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647   Directions


Lawndale News
Lawndale News

(708) 656-6400

5533 W 25th St
Cicero, IL 60804   Directions


Attorney General Raoul Announces Police Reform Bill
01/14/2021 6:24am

Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced legislation to improve the police certification and de-certification process as part of his ongoing effort to advocate for policies that make lasting, systemic change to... Read more

City Announces Nancy Andrade as Commissioner for Chicago Commission on Human Relations
01/14/2021 6:23am

Earlier this week, the City announced Nancy C. Andrade as the Commissioner of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations CCHR. Andrade, who brings years of experience with the City as... Read more

Goya Foods Delivers Aid to Venezuela
01/14/2021 6:22am

Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in The United States, delivers 220,000-pounds of food to the people of Venezuela, who continue to suffer from severe food shortages. It is... Read more

City Treasurer Revolutionizes Office
01/14/2021 6:21am

In her first year, Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervins office revolutionized the way cities invest in, and contract with, financial institutions. Her office became the first in the nation to... Read more

Casa Central Appoints New Members to Its Emerging Leaders Auxiliary Board
01/14/2021 6:20am

Casa Central appointed 12 new members to its Emerging Leaders Auxiliary Board ELAB on January 1, 2021. ELAB is comprised of 26 distinguished young professionals from various industries across the... Read more

WBBM TV - CBS Chicago
WBBM TV - CBS Chicago

(312) 899-2890

22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions


Mets Fire GM, Jared Porter, Over Explicit Texts Reportedly Sent To Female Reporter While Working For Cubs
01/19/2021 7:31am

Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to the reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs in their front office, ESPN reported Monday night.

Suspect Shot, Wounded By Police Homan Square; Shots Were Fired At Officers, CPD Says
01/19/2021 7:17am

Officers shot and wounded a suspect in the Homan Square neighborhood late Monday, police said.

Man Fires Shots At His SUV As Someone Tries To Drive Away In It In Wicker Park
01/19/2021 6:15am

A man shot a gun at his own SUV as someone tried to steal it in Wicker Park Monday night.

Lake County Fairgrounds Starting Drive-Thru Vaccinations Tuesday
01/19/2021 6:04am

The Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake will be used as a site to administer COVID-19 vaccines, for first time later Tuesday morning.

New Records System Is Holding Up Death Certificates For Grieving Families In Indiana
01/19/2021 6:01am

People who are grieving the loss of loved ones cant get death certificates for them due to a new state records system in Indiana.


(312) 565-5532

205 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions


WGN Radio
WGN Radio

(312) 222-4700

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


'Blackhawks Live' 01/18/21: Calvin de Haan on the team's start and his craft brewery, Steve Konroyd on Ian Mitchell
01/18/2021 8:42pm

In the second show of the 2020-2021 season, Chris Boden and Nick Gismondi had a jampacked show Monday night. The guys caught up with defenseman Calvin de Haan about the teams start and how his craft brewery is doing, and NBC Sports Chicago hockey analyst Steve Konroyd talks about what he sees in Ian Mitchell ...

3 Englewood restaurants give out free meals to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
01/18/2021 8:00pm

Felicia Slaton-Young, Executive Director of Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce joins Steve Bertrand on Chicagos Afternoon News to explain how Deli King, Haleys Hoagie and Nicks Gyros decided to team up to feed 300 residents on MLK Day. Follow Your Favorite Chicagos Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter: Follow SteveBertrand Follow kpowell720 Follow kgfrankenthal Follow maryvandevelde

‘It has been the greatest honor:’ first lady Melania Trump releases farewell message
01/18/2021 6:26pm

As the presidential transition is underway, First Lady Melania Trump delivered a farewell message Monday, thanking frontline workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic and calling on Americans to remember that violence is never the answer.

Some regions meet metrics for return to Phase 4 restrictions as Illinois reports 3,385 cases, 50 deaths
01/18/2021 1:49pm

CHICAGO Many Illinois regions meet the states metrics for moving to a less-restrictive tier of coronavirus mitigation measures as of Monday, although much of the Chicago area continues to fall just short due to the availability of non-ICU hospital beds. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,385 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases ...

Is it right to keep someone in jail before their trial because they can't afford bail?
01/18/2021 5:20pm

Appellate Court JudgeAurelia Pucinskijoins Anna to talk about the criminal justice and police reform bill passed by the Illinois General Assembly including the elimination of monetary bail.


(773) 528-2311

2501 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618   Directions


Man shot after exchange of gunfire with officers during traffic stop: Chicago police
01/19/2021 5:02am

CHICAGO A man was shot and wounded by Chicago police after a traffic stop turned into an exchange of gunfire in the citys Homan Square neighborhood. The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Monday in the 3800 block of West Polk. When officers pulled over a vehicle, police say a male passenger ran away. ...

Mets fire GM and former Cubs executive Jared Porter after he sent explicit texts to female reporter
01/19/2021 5:39am

Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs in their front office, ESPN reported Monday night.

Chicago, Cook County, west and north suburbs to relax COVID-19 restrictions after Illinois changes rules
01/18/2021 1:45pm

CHICAGO Areas including the City of Chicago, greater Cook County as well as the west and north suburbs will join many other regions in moving to less-restrictive coronavirus mitigation measures after the State of Illinois updated its metrics for reopening Monday. In a statement issued Monday afternoon, Illinois health officials said they will no ...

Elmhurst police investigating possible hate crime after 2 nooses found at football field
01/18/2021 8:54pm

ELMHURST, Ill. Police in Elmhurst are investigating a possible hate crime after two nooses were found at a high school football field Sunday afternoon. Police were notified of the incident Sunday at the York Community High School football field after a group of adults gathered to play a recreational soccer game. During their visit, ...

Tuesday Forecast: Temps in upper 20s with afternoon snow showers
01/19/2021 6:34am

For the latest weather updates, visitwgntv.com/weather.


(312) 750-7777

190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions


NY Mets GM Jared Porter fired after acknowledging sending explicit images to female reporter while working for Chicago Cubs: ESPN
01/19/2021 8:28am

New York Mets general manager Jared Porter has been fired after acknowledging he sent explicit, unsolicited texts and images to a female reporter in 2016, ESPN reports.

President-elect Joe Biden picks Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary
01/19/2021 7:24am

Dr. Rachel Levine is poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

'I deserved it': 18-year-old jailed for breaking COVID-19 quarantine says she's learned her lesson
01/19/2021 7:23am

It was a selfish decision. Theres no reason that I can give you to grant me a second chance. I dont expect anybody to ever forgive me.

Teen sentenced to prison in Cayman Islands after breaking quarantine rules is back in U.S.
01/19/2021 7:22am

The 18-year-old sentenced to two months behind bars in the Cayman Islands for breaking quarantine rules is back on American soil.

Chicago Weather: Cold with light PM snow
01/19/2021 7:20am

Clouds thicken Tuesday, bringing a dusting of snow by evening. Highs in the upper 20s.


(312) 836-5555

454 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions


Mets Fire New GM After He Admits Sending Explicit Photos to Reporter While Working for Cubs in 2016
01/19/2021 1:30pm

The New York Mets fired General Manager Jared Porter Tuesday morning, hours after a report surfaced that he had sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs.

Stroger Nurse Was High on Duty, Took IV Equipment, Report Says
01/19/2021 1:12pm

A former emergency room nurse at Stroger Hospital in Chicago was high on marijuana during at least one shift and took equipment and IV solution from the hospital, according to an investigative report.

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Changes Metrics, Several Regions Lift Restrictions
01/19/2021 12:52pm

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic across the state of Illinois today.

Chicago Police Shoot Man Who They Say Opened Fire While Running From Traffic Stop
01/19/2021 5:06am

Chicago police officers shot a man who they say opened fire as he attempted to run away from a traffic stop on the citys West Side late Monday, authorities said.

Rescue Crews Find Body in Des Plaines River After Man Jumped Into Water
01/19/2021 2:51am

Joliet Fire Department dive crews were searching for a man who jumped into the Des Plaines River Monday evening in the southern suburb, authorities said.

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