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Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader

(312) 392-2970

2930 S Michigan Ave Ste 102
Chicago, IL 60616   Directions

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Archive Dive
07/28/2021 12:30pm

1971-2021 Browse the archives of Reader articles and issues back to 1971.

Pritzker has repealed the state’s HIV criminalization law
07/28/2021 12:15pm

The 32-year-old statute was enacted during the height of homophobic panic about HIV and AIDS. On July 27, Governor J.B. Pritzker repealed the states 32-year-old HIV criminalization statutea law that overwhelmingly impacted Black people in Cook Countymaking Illinois just the second state in the nation to make such a sweeping change. The bill to repeal the states HIV criminal statute was sponsored by Senator Robert Peters, a Democrat from Chicago who says he was inspired to take up the issue by HIV activists including the Illinois HIV Action Alliance and AIDS Foundation Chicago.

Groundhog Day in federal court for the Obama Center
07/21/2021 10:00am

Protect Our Parks wants to put the brakes on the Obama Center groundbreaking. Pinch me: The nonprofit group Protect Our Parks was back in court this week attempting to keep the Obama Presidential Center out of Jackson Park. POPs attorneys are asking for a preliminary injunction to prevent roadwork, tree-clearing, and other groundbreaking activity scheduled to begin as soon as next month.

A silence louder than words
07/21/2021 8:00am

How allegations of sexual abuse exposed cracks in the foundation of Young Chicago Authors, Free Write Arts & Literacy, and the citys spoken word community Warning: This story contains brief descriptions of alleged rape and sexual assault.

Looking for YOMHN with Monica Brown
07/07/2021 11:00am

In Roots, Branches: Ancestors Stones, Monica Brown traces ancestral legacies. Memory is an abstraction. It holds our entire history, but how much of that is our real story

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

(312) 321-3000

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

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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

(312) 222-3232

160 N Stetson Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

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Column: Inside the GOP response to the Jan. 6 hearings: If all else fails, start chanting ‘LOCK HER UP!’
07/28/2021 5:11pm

Inside the GOP response to the House select committee hearings on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol: Denigrate police officers, and if all else fails, start chanting LOCK HER UP

626 groups now qualify for upcoming lottery to win marijuana store licenses in Illinois after applications are rescored
07/28/2021 4:46pm

The number of applicants qualified for the upcoming lottery for new marijuana store licenses in Illinois jumped to 626 as a result of a rescoring of their applications and lowering the qualifying score, officials announced.

6-year-old girl dies in suspected DUI crash in Kendall County
07/28/2021 4:34pm

Lily Hicks was taken to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, where she died, according to the Cook County Medical Examiners Office.

Lightfoot, fire commissioner slam decision to allow Chicago firefighter charged with sexual assault to return to work duties
07/28/2021 3:54pm

A Chicago firefighter was allowed to return to work after he was charged with sexually assaulting and hitting a woman with whom hes going through a divorce, the Tribune has confirmed.

Little Village residents hold street masses, pray for an end to violence
07/28/2021 3:23pm

This summer the religious ceremonies have been specifically important because the community was harshly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and as it continues to be impacted by street violence.

Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business

(312) 649-5200

150 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

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Daily Herald
Daily Herald

(847) 427-4300

155 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005   Directions

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Geneva sports psychologist calls Simone Biles' Olympic decision 'extremely courageous'
07/28/2021 3:38pm

Geneva-based clinical and performance psychologist Peter Temple believes the Simone Biles conversation could have a big impact on mental health treatment, especially with young athletes.

COVID-19 update: 27,155 more shots, 6 more deaths, 2,082 new cases
07/28/2021 11:16am

State health officials are reporting 27,155 more COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered statewide, though six more have died from the virus and another 2,082 new cases diagnosed.

The 9 reasons Rolling Meadows council gave ex-city manager for his firing
07/27/2021 10:46pm

The Rolling Meadows city council gave City Manager Barry Krumstok a list of nine reasons they voted to fire him, including a resistance to change and lack of alignment with the councils vision for the city, according to records obtained by the Daily Herald.

Campton Hills man admits to involuntary manslaughter for beating mother to death
07/28/2021 3:27pm

A Campton Hills man who beat his mother to death with a bat, drunkenly mistaking her for an intruder, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Does making masks only optional in schools court lawsuits? Some worry more than others
07/27/2021 5:25pm

School districts that make mask-wearing voluntary in buildings serving children too young to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines are legally reckless and could be vulnerable to lawsuits, one expert says. But one suburban school district said its attorneys and insurers greenlighted its plan to let families choose whether students should wear masks in school.

Extra Bilingual Newspaper
Extra Bilingual Newspaper

(773) 252-3534

3906 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647   Directions

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Lawndale News
Lawndale News

(708) 656-6400

5533 W 25th St
Cicero, IL 60804   Directions

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IDOC Hosts Hiring Fair
07/22/2021 6:18am

The Illinois Department of Corrections IDOC is hosting a hiring fair for anyone interested in learning about the agencys career opportunities. Prospective applicants are encouraged to stop by the event... Read more

Castro Welcomes 90 North Project to Schaumburg
07/22/2021 6:16am

State Senator Cristina Castro D- Elgin was honored to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the 90 North District development project in Schaumburg. The project includes $40 million in funding for... Read more

Morton College Cannabis Dispensary Technician Certificate Program Debuts Next Spring
07/22/2021 6:16am

When marijuana became legal in Illinois in 2020, Morton College acted on an opportunity to meet its goal of developing programs to serve community needs by creating a new Cannabis... Read more

Higher Education Agencies Release Guidelines for Return to College Campuses
07/22/2021 6:15am

The Illinois Board of Higher Education IBHE and the Illinois Community College Board ICCB are releasing higher education guidance in line with recently released guidance from the Centers for Disease... Read more

Local School Councils Vote on New Approaches to School Safety
07/22/2021 6:14am

Chicago Public Schools is on a path to transform school safety from the ground up by undertaking a community and student-led process to develop school safety plans that provide an... Read more

WBBM TV - CBS Chicago
WBBM TV - CBS Chicago

(312) 899-2890

22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

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‘This Is Just The Beginning’: Minority Owned Businesses Await The Opening Of The Dispensary Lottery
07/28/2021 5:17pm

Were going to see a lot more diversity. A lot more color. A lot more variation.

Women May Have Gotten Botched Mammograms At Hoffman Estates Office
07/28/2021 5:09pm

I think thats really unfortunate.

1 Killed, 1 Critically Wounded In Shooting At Lawndale Barbershop
07/28/2021 5:02pm

Chicago Police said the victims were inside barbershop near 16th Street and Pulaski Road around 2:15 p.m., when someone walked in and started shooting.

Chicago Weather: Damaging Wind Threat Wednesday Night
07/28/2021 5:00pm

With the heat and humidity in place, we have a chance for isolated thunderstorms through this evening.

Howard Brown Health Will Not Be At Pride Parade, Urges Stricter COVID Rules For All Events
07/28/2021 4:32pm

Rising COVID-19 cases have caused a major LGBTQ health provider to pull out of Pride.

WFLD TV - FOX 32
WFLD TV - FOX 32

(312) 565-5532

205 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

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WGN Radio
WGN Radio

(312) 222-4700

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

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Women's Gymnastics Coach: 'It's my job as a coach to know [athletes] very, very well...know how to read them'
07/28/2021 2:53pm

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Womens Gymnastics Coach Nadalie Walsh joins John Williams to react to Simone Biles decision to withdraw from the Olympics due to mental health concerns. And she describes how she would approach an athlete who doesnt seem to be in the right spirits to perform her craft.

Video: Your Hometown - West Town
07/28/2021 2:59pm

Jon Hansen visits West Town and stops by locations including Wormhole Coffee, Reckless Records, the Walt Disney Birthplace, District Brew Yards, and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. Listen this Thursday, July 29, for a full day of special features about West Town.

Elder Law Attorney Kerry Peck answers more of your questions
07/28/2021 3:05pm

Elder Law Attorney Kerry Peck of Peck Ritchey, LLC joins John Williams to answer more questions on guardianships and to discuss end of life decisions.

Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins on Simone Biles' Olympic exit: 'I think things got overwhelming'
07/27/2021 7:58pm

Baseball Hall of Famer and former Chicago Cub Fergie Jenkins joins Steve Bertrand on Chicagos Afternoon News to discuss how sports, no matter how physical, have a huge mental aspect to them as well. Follow Your Favorite Chicagos Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow SteveBertrand Follow kpowell720 Follow maryvandeveldeFollow LaurenLapka

Understanding mental health while living in the spotlight
07/27/2021 7:40pm

Dr. Stewart Shankman, chief psychologist at Northwestern Medicine, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicagos Afternoon News to explain how Simone Biles withdrawal from the womens team gymnastics final at theTokyo 2020 Olympics may help shine a light on people living with mental health issues. Follow Your Favorite Chicagos Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow SteveBertrand Follow kpowell720 ...

WGN TV - CW 9
WGN TV - CW 9

(773) 528-2311

2501 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618   Directions

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Severe storms likely Wednesday night after hot, humid day
07/28/2021 5:41am

CHICAGO Severe storms moved through the Chicago area Wednesday morning and more may be on the way later tonight. Tom Skilling says rough and early estimates have storms hitting the following areas at the following time: Wisconsin/Illinois line area around 11 p.m. or midnight Chicago and near suburbs between midnight and 5 a.m. Southern ...

Family skeptical of events that led to Homewood woman's death in Dolton
07/28/2021 5:20pm

A family attorney hopes to view the bodycam footage.

Special prosecutor appointed to look how State's Attorney's Office handled case of Burge accuser
07/28/2021 5:28pm

CHICAGO A special prosecutor appointed Wednesday will investigate how the Cook County States Attorneys Office handled the case of Jackie Wilson, a man who spent near four decades in prison for the deaths of two police officers murders he was cleared of. Jackie Wilsonwas in the midst of a third trial in October ...

Illinois driver services facilities to reinstate mask requirement starting Monday
07/28/2021 1:10pm

CHICAGO Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday that driver services facilities, Secretary of State offices and the Illinois State Capitol building will require all employees and customers to wear a mask beginning Aug. 2. The reinstatement of the mask requirement comes a day after the CDC reversed course on some masking guidelines, recommending ...

Humboldt Park Gators win Baseball For All national championship
07/28/2021 2:28pm

HUMBOLDT PARK - The only all-girls baseball team in Chicago can now call themselves national champions. After playing against boys throughout the summer, the Humboldt Park Gators went undefeated in the Baseball For All tournament last week in Maryland to bring home the 12U title. The team, which adopted the name Chicago Scouts for the ...

WLS TV - ABC 7
WLS TV - ABC 7

(312) 750-7777

190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

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Rush mandates COVID vaccine for all employees, more hospitals to follow
07/28/2021 8:12pm

Rush University Medical Center is mandating all of its employees, contractors and volunteers get the COVID vaccine before October 1, and more hospitals are expected to do the same.

Weather Chicago: Storms down trees, narrowly missing woman
07/28/2021 5:35pm

One tree fell on a womans car while she was inside the vehicle Wednesday morning. A Joliet man was found dead after lightning struck his home.

President Biden woos working class with new 'buy American' efforts during visit to Pa. plant
07/28/2021 5:28pm

President Biden checked out half-built big rigs and chatted up workers at a Mack Trucks plant in the Lehigh Valley. His visit to the facility comes as his administration pushes new buy American efforts and advocates for government investments and clean energy as ways to strengthen U.S. manufacturing.

Chicago Weather: Severe storms possible overnight, with potential for winds over 65 mph
07/28/2021 5:06pm

Any storms that do move into the area will pose a high wind threat, with gusts over 65 mph, ABC7 Meteorologist Larry Mowry said.

Suspect arrested in Corona movie theater shooting during showing of 'The Forever Purge'
07/28/2021 4:54pm

A suspect has been arrested in the deadly movie theater shooting in Corona that left Rylee Goodrich dead and a TikTok influencer on life support.

WMAQ TV - NBC 5
WMAQ TV - NBC 5

(312) 836-5555

454 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions

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Severe Storms, Wind Gusts in Excess of 75 MPH Possible in NE Illinois, NW Indiana
07/28/2021 5:08pm

The Chicago area could see an outbreak of severe weather late Wednesday and into Thursday morning, with wind gusts in excess of 75 miles per hour possible as a storm system is expected to sweep into the region.

US Women's Gymnastics, Local Athletes' Big Debuts: Here's What to Watch Next in Tokyo
07/28/2021 11:22am

All eyes will be on Team USA as they look to medal in the womens gymnastics individual all-around final following Simone Biles withdrawal.

Lollapalooza Do's and Don'ts: What to Know Before This Weekend
07/28/2021 2:30pm

As Lollapalooza prepares to open its gates to Chicago Thursday, there are some new policies this year to remember before heading to Grant Park.

Lolla COVID Policy: What's Required to Get Into Chicago's Biggest Music Fest
07/28/2021 12:34pm

With Lollapalooza beginning Thursday, the music festival is reminding concert-goers of what theyll need to walk through the gates.

Man Wanted for Chicago Murder is Shot, Killed by Police at Cal City Restaurant
07/28/2021 4:28pm

A man wanted for murder in Chicago was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon after allegedly pulling a gun on police trying to arrest him inside a restaurant in suburban Calumet City.

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