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Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader

2930 S Michigan Ave Ste 102
Chicago, IL 60616   Directions

(312) 392-2970

Website

The southeast side rides for justice
08/13/2020 2:55pm

Members of Bridges // Puentes wind through South Chicago and the east side. The crew of around 30 rode in on beach cruisers, steel tourers loaded with panniers, neon-orange BMX bikes, and flashy, well-oiled road machines.

This is my brain on local TV news
08/13/2020 2:00pm

Thirteen and a half hours of broadcasts on looting leave a day of impressions without a trace. Shortly after 5 AM on Monday as many Chicagoans were just waking up and turning on their televisions, CBS2 was broadcasting footage of a mostly desolate Loop shot from one of its roving vehicles.

‘This is not a war zone’
08/12/2020 3:00pm

What happened in Englewood in the three crucial hours after the police shooting of Latrell Allen On Sunday afternoon, after Chicago police shot 20-year-old Latrell Allen but before the city would mourn broken windows and looted Best Buys, a block in Englewood was about to erupt.

Stitching ourselves back together
08/12/2020 2:00pm

Protesters today are only just beginning their transformative journey. In an undated clip that recently surfaced on Twitter, poet Gil Scott-Heron explains his intentions behind the song The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.

Left out of federal benefits, undocumented immigrants are running out of options
08/11/2020 10:30am

As debate rages in Washington, undocumented immigrants fear that federal relief may never come. Southwest Side community organizers see a need for systemic change. This story was originally published by City Bureau on August 6, 2020.

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

Watch live: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to announce new measures to protect commercial corridors and neighborhoods
08/14/2020 11:46am

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will join law enforcement as well as community leaders to announce new measures to protect Chicagos commercial corridors and neighborhoods. Watch live here.

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Cases continue to trend upward in state, as north suburban school district gets threats following Fox News coverage of reopening
08/14/2020 11:41am

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

Three shot at bar in Leyden Township, police say
08/14/2020 11:33am

Three people were shot Thursday night at Juniors Place, a bar in unincorporated Leyden Township, authorities say.

‘I just wish I could have done more.’ Good Samaritan describes trying to save woman killed by SUV driver who circled block and hit her a second time.
08/14/2020 11:12am

Good Samaritan describes trying to save woman killed by SUV driver who circled block and hit her a second time.

Can little kids social distance? This is how it works in Chicago’s child care centers
08/14/2020 10:58am

Employees at Carole Robertson Center for Learning say that that kids going back into child care centers or other places of learning should not be met by fear. Instead, children of all ages will be better at sticking to public health guidelines if they are reinforced for doing well and are told why these actions are necessary.

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

The suburban police that arrest the most drunken drivers, and how they do it
08/14/2020 9:51am

What makes a police officer good at spotting and arresting intoxicated drivers Skill Focus Training Support from department brass Turns out its all of the above.

Teachers back in schools, students happy to talk through computers in District 211
08/13/2020 4:51pm

Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 may have begun the new school year in a most unusual way Thursday, but staff members say it was one for which they were well-prepared.

The Bulls took their time firing Jim Boylen. Now the search begins for new coach.
08/14/2020 9:53am

The Bulls are looking for a new coach after firing Jim Boylen Friday morning.

New apartments nearly complete for low-income seniors in Naperville
08/14/2020 10:30am

A new wing with 68 apartments for low-income seniors is about to open in Naperville. Heres how the new homes came to be and who can apply.

Kane County jail on lockdown for COVID-19 cases
08/14/2020 10:36am

The Kane County jail has its first COVID-19 cases. It is on full lockdown until further notice.

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

‘We Want to Make Sure Latinos Are Able to Stay in their Homes’
08/13/2020 6:16am

SCH Executive Director Joseph Lopez Talks Housing By: Ashmar Mandou In the height of COVID-19 several organizations across the city were reeling with the affects the pandemic had on families,... Read more

City Launches ‘Your Home is Someone’s Workplace’
08/13/2020 6:13am

As a key pillar of her anti-poverty agenda, Mayor Lightfoot launched the Your Home is Someones Workplace campaign to elevate care workers e.g. house cleaners, nannies, and home healthcare aides... Read more

IEMA Warns Storm Survivors of Potential for Scams
08/13/2020 6:12am

Disasters like the severe weather that struck several Illinois communities Monday often brings out the best in people, but unfortunately, disasters can also bring out the worst in others who... Read more

New Project to Assess City Monuments
08/13/2020 6:11am

By: Ashmar Mandou In response to elevated pressure over several monuments across the City of Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot in conjunction with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events... Read more

Chicago Park District Announces Free Drive-In Movie Series in Park Locations Citywide
08/13/2020 6:10am

The Chicago Park District, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events DCASE Chicago Film Office, is expanding its popular Movies in the Parks series to include... Read more

WBBM TV - CBS Chicago
WBBM TV - CBS Chicago

22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

(312) 899-2890

Website

PAWS Dog Of The Week: Pierre
08/14/2020 11:56am

Pierre is the PAWS dog of the week.

COVID-19 Cases Top 1,000 Once Again In Indiana
08/14/2020 11:12am

Indiana reported its second highest COVID-19 daily case load on Friday--its sixth day of more than 1,000 cases in the past week and a half.

Macy’s May Shrink Or Leave Water Tower Location, Crain’s Reports
08/14/2020 11:10am

Macys is looking to shrink its Water Tower Store or leave the space altogether, Crains reported.

Shedd Aquarium Extending Weekend Hours
08/14/2020 10:03am

The Shedd Aquarium will be extending their weekend visiting hours starting Saturday.

Chicago Bulls Fire Coach Jim Boylen
08/14/2020 8:55am

The Chicago Bulls have fired their coach, Jim Boylen, the team announced on Friday morning.

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

Sergeant Mike Malinowski: The CPD seeks public’s help identifying Monday morning downtown looters
08/14/2020 11:35am

Chicago Police Department Sergeant Mike Malinowski joins John Williams to describe the CPDs effort to obtain video and photos of Mondays Downtown Chicago looters with the publics help.

Community High School District 99 ‘going fully remote’ as of Wednesday night
08/14/2020 11:41am

School District 99 Superintendent Hank Thiele joins John Williams to explain how his district came to decide on proceeding with remote learning.

John and Amy Landecker reunite to conquer the airwaves once again
08/14/2020 9:25am

John Landecker is joined by his daughter, Amy Landecker, as she shares details about her role in the new Netflix movie, Project Power. Amy and John also take a moment to reminisce about Amys acting career over the years and much more.

The Mincing Rascals 08.13.2020: And the Chicago plot thickens…
08/13/2020 11:46pm

The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, Heather Cherone of WTTW News, Austin Berg of Illinois Policy Institute and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. The Rascals spend a majority of the show talking about the unexpected looting that happened in Chicago earlier this week and the politicians handling it.

John Williams brings you another round of Speed Jokes, Part LXXXI
08/14/2020 11:34am

John Williams brings you another round of his daily speed jokes, with his favorites of the week. Keep sending your speed jokes to JohnWilliamswgnradio.com

WGN TV - CW 9
WGN TV - CW 9

2501 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618   Directions

(773) 528-2311

Website

Macy’s to leave Water Tower Place location
08/14/2020 11:29am

CHICAGO Macys has reportedly notified its Water Tower Place landlord they want to leave their Magnificent Mile location. According to a report in Crains Chicago Business, the company is not happy with the police response during the recent lootings. However, another source told Crains that negotiations have been in the works for years, following

Chicago police say they’re preparing for weekend to avoid repeat of downtown looting
08/13/2020 10:13pm

CHICAGO Chicago police said they are preparing for the upcoming weekend in order to avoid a repeat of the downtown looting that followed an Englewood shooting. Police are seeking to reassure businesses that theyll be ready to protect their property. As the weekend approaches, Chicago police say they are prepared to protect the city

Chicago Bulls fire head coach Jim Boylen
08/14/2020 8:39am

The Chicago Bulls fired coach Jim Boylen on Friday, the new front office beginning its remake of a team that missed the playoffs again. The Bulls were 22-43 and were one of the eight teams that didnt qualify for the NBAs restart at Walt Disney World. That meant they wouldnt make the postseason for the

Demonstrators planning to protest on Dan Ryan Saturday
08/13/2020 8:27am

CHICAGO Demonstrators are planning to shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway on Saturday with a Black Lives Matter march. Organizers have been meeting with law enforcement for weeks to coordinate the march. The demonstration will start at 12 p.m. Saturday at Robert Taylor Park, near 47th and Federal, before heading north on the Dan

3 dead, 7 wounded in shootings across Chicago since Thursday night
08/14/2020 5:16am

CHICAGO Three people are dead and seven others wounded in gun violence in Chicago since 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Around 11:15 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood, a man was inside his home on 75th and Chappel when he was shot in the arm and chest. Police sources say the shots appear to have come

WLS TV - ABC 7
WLS TV - ABC 7

190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 750-7777

Website

Chicago Weather: Clear and mild
08/14/2020 11:56am

Clear and mild Thursday night with lows in the low 60s.

Dan Ryan protest: Expressway shutdown planned Saturday, protesters to march against police brutality
08/14/2020 11:53am

Protesters are planning a march against police brutality on the Dan Ryan Expressway Saturday.

Service dog program works to raise money during COVID-19
08/14/2020 11:48am

Guide Dogs of America is expanding

Vanessa Guillen procession to public memorial underway in Houston
08/14/2020 11:37am

The Ft. Hood soldier whose life ended in tragedy will be memorialized at her high school today.

Roz Varon's Weekender Report
08/14/2020 11:37am

Roz Varon takes a look at whats going on in the city and suburbs this weekend.

WMAQ TV - NBC 5
WMAQ TV - NBC 5

454 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions

(312) 836-5555

Website

Indiana Reports 1,079 New Coronavirus Cases, 8 Additional Deaths Friday
08/14/2020 4:47pm

For the second day in a row, Indiana health officials reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday.

Chicago Protests, Preparations: A Live Blog of What to Expect This Weekend
08/14/2020 4:18pm

Chicago is bracing for another summer weekend filled with unknowns as protesters plan to shut down one of the areas busiest expressways and police heighten security around the city to prevent unrest similar to what was seen less than one week earlier.

Live: Lightfoot to Announce New Protections for ‘Commercial Corridors and Neighborhoods'
08/14/2020 2:30pm

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to announce new measures to protect Chicagos commercial corridors and neighborhoods Friday, according to her public schedule.

Illinois Democrats Push for Ethics Reform as 3rd Senator Faces Federal Charges
08/14/2020 1:26am

Following the recent scandal that appears to implicate Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, a group of Illinois Democrats announced sweeping ethics reform proposals Thursday. Democratic lawmakers from both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate believe their proposals would dramatically increase transparency and take meaningful strides toward restoring public trust in state government, according to a news release....

Chicago Bulls Fire Head Coach Jim Boylen
08/14/2020 1:31pm

Chicago Bulls Head Coach Jim Boylen has been fired, the team announced Friday.

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