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Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader

2930 S Michigan Ave Ste 102
Chicago, IL 60616   Directions

(312) 392-2970


Sex and the suburbs
10/27/2020 12:00pm

The swinging lifestyle creates solace and friendship for those seeking sexual freedom. Swinging is like any other social activity, just dialed up to 11, says Andrew, 41. He and his wife first began swinging shortly after they began exploring nonmonogamy in 2018.

What happened to YOUmedia?
10/21/2020 11:45am

The Chicago Public Librarys flagship teen program was a refuge for Black and Brown youth. Recent layoffs put that in jeopardy. Walk through the doors of the cavernous 5,500-square-foot YOUmedia space and your senses are overwhelmed immediately by the whirring of 3D printers, the shouts of middle schoolers locked in a tense game of Mario Kart, and ecstatic rhymes in the recording studio from a young artist who, years later, youll swear you knew them way back when.

Chicago's budget crisis, explained
10/20/2020 4:00pm

Budget season is here but its more dogged than usual. How will the city recover from a nearly billion-dollar budget gap This story was originally published by City Bureau on October 16, 2020.

How does the city budget work?
10/20/2020 4:00pm

A guide to who holds the power and purse strings when it comes to Chicagos money This story was originally published by City Bureau on October 16, 2020.

Queer folks of color want to cancel today’s Buttigieg-Lightfoot book event
10/16/2020 10:05am

Activists say the pairs public conversation about trust and distrust shows the problems with assuming marginalized people have progressive values. One of the most important lessons of the annus horribilis that is 2020 is the dangers of truly unchecked power and privilege, even when they are wielded by a big citys first openly gay mayor, or an openly gay presidential candidate. As Mayor Lori Lightfoot and former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg plan to discuss public trust at the Chicago Humanities Festival on Friday, many in the queer community have objected to the event that they say upholds openly gay politicians who have done much to disproportionately harm Black and Brown people.

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

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

(312) 321-3000


Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

160 N Stetson Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 222-3232


Man, 51, injured after falling from train tracks onto street on West Side, police say
10/28/2020 1:56am

A 51-year-old man was crossing elevated train tracks when he fell through to the street Tuesday night on the West Side, according to Chicago police.

2 critically injured by suspected carbon monoxide poising, Fire Department says
10/27/2020 10:49pm

Two adults were taken to a hospital in critical condition and a cat died after lethal levels of carbon monoxide were found Oct. 27, 2020, in a South Side family home, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Woman who told police her baby and SUV were taken faces charges of filing a false report
10/27/2020 10:22pm

A 30-year-old woman is being accused of filing a false report after Chicago police say she told authorities that someone took her SUV with her 7-month-old boy inside. The child was later found to be in the care of a babysitter.

Inspector general finds shortcomings in how Chicago Police Department supports officers involved in shootings
10/27/2020 8:34pm

An evaluation by the citys inspector general of mandatory training for Chicago police officers involved in shootings found that not all department members complete the requirements before returning to the street.

Downtown Chicago alderman breaks from Democrats to endorse Kim Foxx’s GOP opponent
10/27/2020 8:30pm

Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly, a recent critic of Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx, bucked his fellow Democrats and the Chicago mayor on Tuesday to endorse the Republican challenger in one of the most anticipated local races this November.

Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business

150 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 649-5200


Daily Herald
Daily Herald

155 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005   Directions

(847) 427-4300


Chicago put on COVID-19 restrictions as hospitalizations soar; Lake, McHenry counties next?
10/27/2020 5:24pm

Chicago is joining many areas of the suburbs and downstate Illinois in facing tightened restrictions on business operations and public gatherings because of a resurgence of COVID-19.

Geneva restaurant on legal fight against dining ban: 'We want to do it the right way'
10/27/2020 5:04pm

The day after a judge allowed FoxFire Restaurant in Geneva to offer indoor dining while fighting Gov. J.B. Pritzkers recent ban, several other eateries in the citys downtown were serving customers indoors.

Girlfriend gives her account of how Waukegan police shot at her and Marcellis Stinnette
10/27/2020 6:08pm

With tears in her eyes, 20-year-old Tafara Williams sat up in her hospital bed Tuesday and told how a Waukegan police officer kept shooting at her and her boyfriend, even though, she said, both had their hands raised and were unarmed.

High school basketball, wrestling on hold, Pritzker says
10/27/2020 3:59pm

As winter sports participants await word on the fate of the season, the Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday updated its all sports policy, moving basketball from a medium risk sport to a higher risk sport, and Gov. J.B. Pritzker said basketball and wrestling are on hold.

'Every single vote will be counted,' as Cook County on pace to 'shatter' early-voting, mail-in records
10/27/2020 6:14pm

With early voting and requests for mail-in ballots already exceeding records, Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough provided an update Tuesday on the counting process, pledging that every vote would be tallied.

Extra Bilingual Newspaper
Extra Bilingual Newspaper

3906 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647   Directions

(773) 252-3534


Lawndale News
Lawndale News

5533 W 25th St
Cicero, IL 60804   Directions

(708) 656-6400


10/23/2020 5:01am

La pandemia ha generado altas tasas de desempleo, recorte de horas de trabajo y reduccin de pagos entre la comunidad hispana en Estados Unidos. Con el objetivo de presentar una... Read more

State of Illinois Kicks Off Women’s Small Business Month
10/22/2020 6:13am

State of Illinois officials joined First Womens Bank in organization to kick off Womens Small Business Month in Illinois and to recognize the contributions of hundreds of thousands of women... Read more

HUD Confirms Investigation of Environmental Racism Complaint Against Mayor Lightfoot, Ald. Sadlowski-Garza and Hopkins, and City Council
10/22/2020 6:12am

Officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD confirmed that the agency is formally investigating claims of discriminatory zoning and land use policies and practices claimed by... Read more

Preckwinkle, Housing Authority Announce Opening Housing Choice Voucher Program Waitlist
10/22/2020 6:11am

The Housing Authority of Cook County HACC announced it will accept applications for its Housing Choice Voucher HCV Program waitlist for the first time since 2001. Formerly known as Section... Read more

ISBE welcomes 13 new members to Student Advisory Council
10/22/2020 6:10am

Twenty high school students from across Illinois will meet for the first time at Wednesdays Illinois State Board of Education ISBE meeting as members of the ISBE 2020-21 Student Advisory... Read more

WBBM TV - CBS Chicago
WBBM TV - CBS Chicago

22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

(312) 899-2890


Chicago Weather: Patchy Fog In The Morning
10/27/2020 11:10pm

A cold night is ahead.

Los Angeles Dodgers Win World Series With 3-1 Win Over Tampa
10/27/2020 11:04pm

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the 2020 World Series Champions.

West Englewood Mother, Son Say They’ve Gotten No Mail In More Than A Week, Fear They Might Not Receive Ballots
10/27/2020 11:02pm

On Tuesday night, CBS 2s Tara Molina took us to West Englewood, where one woman just wants to make her vote count. But she fears her mail-in ballot will never see the light of day.

Only On 2: DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Launches Internal Probe After Staff Are Seen Dining Inside Restaurant, Against Governor’s Orders
10/27/2020 10:41pm

CBS 2 started asking questions, and it sparked an internal investigation within the DuPage County Sheriffs Department.

Mayor Lightfoot ‘Very Concerned’ About Ban On Indoor Dining, Other COVID-19 Restrictions Imposed By Gov. Pritzker’s Office In Chicago
10/27/2020 10:21pm

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday said she was very concerned about Gov. JB Pritzkers decision to ban indoor dining in Chicago due to a surge in coronavirus cases.


205 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 565-5532


WGN Radio
WGN Radio

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

(312) 222-4700


Hamp OB and Koz 10/27/20: Who's to blame for the Bears loss to the Rams?
10/27/2020 10:16pm

WGN Radios Mark Carman, Ed OBradovich, and Dan Hampton react to the Bears 24-10 loss to the LA Rams on Monday Night Football. Hear from Adam Hoge and Glenn Kozlowski, as well as WGN radio listeners as everyone weighs into the loss. Due to the election on Tuesday November 3rd, the guys will be back ...

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan: 'Some of the laws that I was convicted of then are not against the law today'
10/27/2020 5:09pm

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan joins guest host Paul Lisnek to discuss his new book, Until I Could Be Sure: How I Stopped the Death Penalty in Illinois. The former governor talks about changing death penalty policies in Illinois and the time he spent in prison after being convicted of racketeering conspiracy, fraud, and other ...

National poll: Joe Biden leads President Trump by 5 points one week from Election Day
10/27/2020 7:16pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump 50 to 45 in the final Emerson College/NewsNation national poll before Election Day on Nov. 3.

CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates on reopening schools: 'Teachers are saying that we need to be safe'
10/27/2020 8:13pm

Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates joins Steve Bertrand on Chicagos Afternoon News to discuss how parents of students weighed in on how kids can safely return to the classroom amid the cornavirus pandemic. Follow Your Favorite Chicagos Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter: Follow RoeConn Follow kpowell720 Follow kgfrankenthal Follow maryvandevelde

NASA finds water on the sunlit surface of the moon
10/27/2020 7:31pm

Geza Gyuk, Director of Astronomy at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago Afternoon News to discuss NASAs latest finding of water molecules on the moon. Follow Your Favorite Chicagos Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter: Follow RoeConn Follow kpowell720 Follow kgfrankenthal Follow maryvandevelde


2501 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618   Directions

(773) 528-2311


Woman, 30, charged with filing false police report after claiming child was inside stolen car
10/27/2020 9:51pm

CHICAGO Chicago police have charged the mother of a 7-month-old boy after she falsely claimed the child was inside her vehicle when it was stolen on the citys South Side Monday. Police initially did not say where they found the boy, but police later said the child was found safely in the care of ...

Pritzker bans indoor dining in Chicago, adds restrictions starting Friday due to resurgence of COVID-19
10/27/2020 1:33pm

CHICAGO Illinois health officials announced additional restrictions including a ban on indoor service at bars and restaurants and a limit on group sizes to 25 people or less are coming to Chicago starting Friday after a rise in COVID-19 positivity rates and hospitalizations passed state limits. According to data reported by the Illinois Department ...

Police investigate if abandoned car was used in robbery of Lincoln Park Ulta store
10/27/2020 10:25pm

CHICAGO Chicago police are investigating whether a car abandoned on the West Side was used as a get-away vehicle in the robbery of an Ulta beauty store in Lincoln Park. Police said multiple offenders entered the store at North and Sheffield avenues just before 7 p.m. Tuesday. The store is still boarded-up from looting back ...

Sisters accused of stabbing store employee 27 times after being told to wear masks
10/27/2020 4:37pm

CHICAGO Two sisters are facing charges after prosecutors said they stabbed a store employee 27 times after being told to wear a mask inside a Chicago store. Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, were both charged with attempted first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing a 42-year-old security guard at Snipes an athletic store ...

7-Day Forecast: Sunshine Wednesday before breezy and cool end to work week
10/27/2020 6:53am

For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather.


190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 750-7777


Woman shot by Waukegan police speaks out, family lawyer demands criminal investigation
10/27/2020 11:08pm

Family, lawyers and the Waukegan community are still demanding actions after a recent police shooting.

Chicago Weather: Mostly sunny, warmer Wednesday
10/27/2020 11:06pm

Mostly sunny, warmer Wednesday morning. Highs in lows-to-mid-50s.

Chicago mom falsely reported baby was in car stolen in Marquette Park, police say
10/27/2020 10:45pm

A Chicago mother has been charged after police say she falsely claimed her 7-month-old son was inside her car when it was stolen Monday.

Hurricane Warning in effect for Louisiana, Mississippi as Zeta eyes Gulf Coast
10/27/2020 10:35pm

Zeta weakened back into a tropical storm overnight as it moved over the Yucatn Peninsula, but the system is expected to restrengthen before hitting the U.S.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says he would not support mandatory COVID-19 vaccine
10/27/2020 10:35pm

Holcombs stance comes even though Indiana law already requires 11 vaccines for public school students, including those for whooping cough, tetanus, measles and meningitis.


454 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions

(312) 836-5555


Business Owners React With Anger, Sadness After Chicago Coronavirus Restrictions Announced
10/28/2020 3:22am

Restaurant owners have been dreading the day that they could be forced to halt indoor service amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and Tuesdays announcement that Chicago will see new restrictions was met with anger, frustration and sadness. The suspension was announced by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday. For a time in the summer, Chicago seemed to have this more...

Family Speaks Out Ahead of Release of Video in Fatal Waukegan Police Shooting
10/28/2020 2:53am

For the first time, the parents of a Waukegan teen are speaking out after the 19-year-old was shot and killed by a police officer last week. It was the longest journey of our lives. Minutes seemed like hours. Hours seemed like days, Selvin Holmes, the father of Marcellis Stinnette, said. Stinnette was killed during an incident last week that has...

Where Illinois Stands: Daily Coronavirus Numbers, Charts and Stats – Updated for 10.28.2020
05/13/2020 1:47pm

NBC 5 Investigates has analyzed federal and state reports to show which counties in the greater Chicago area have the most beds, both regular and the ICU, per capita, and which have the fewest.

Mother Faces Charges After Allegedly Falsely Reporting Missing Child Following Car Theft
10/28/2020 2:23am

A mother is facing a felony charge after she allegedly falsely reported that her 7-month-old child had been abducted when her car was stolen in Chicagos Marquette Park neighborhood on Monday. According to Chicago police, Sade Owens, 30, was taken into custody Monday at approximately 9:38 p.m. Police allege that Owens contacted authorities on Monday when her car was stolen...

Residents on Alert After Thieves Appear to Use Electronic Device to Steal Car
10/28/2020 2:09am

A puzzling crime in Chicagos Fulton Market neighborhood has residents on alert after thieves apparently used an electronic device to enter a car and drive it away. The local neighborhood association is now warning residents about the crime, saying that the thieves may have used the device to specifically target Volkswagen vehicles. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, a 42-year-old woman...

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