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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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‘I’ll be the first to die’
06/17/2021 11:30am

As Illinois prisons accelerated releases during the pandemic, many were forced into crowded, unmonitored residential reentry centers across Cook County. Willie Jones clutched his chest and gasped for air.

Journalist Danny Fenster’s detainment shows we are living Fahrenheit 451
06/15/2021 9:30am

The Columbia College graduate has been held in Myanmar to the detriment of free speech everywhere. I was startled when I saw the news come up on my Twitter feed.

Swords to plowshares
06/14/2021 11:00am

An interfaith demand for justice in Palestine and Israel He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more Isaiah 2:4

Queer to the Left came to raise hell
06/09/2021 10:45am

The group rejected the mainstream gay rights movement and kept alive the spirit of radical LGBTQ activism. Heading into the 21st century, queer activism was at a crossroads.

The fight for inclusion in Northalsted is not over
06/08/2021 11:45am

After a much-delayed name change of the neighborhood, there is still work to be done. More than six months after the Northalsted Business Alliance said it would abandon the name Boystown for the citys principal queer enclave, business leaders in the community have made few changes and continue using the moniker that many have called misogynistic and transphobic. The NHBA, the chamber of commerce in the neighborhood, in late September 2020 released the results of a survey about the community name after a petition calling for the Boystown name to be changed, led by local queer activist Devlyn Camp also a past Reader contributor, made national headlines.

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

(312) 321-3000

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

Website

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

(312) 222-3232

160 N Stetson Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

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A Chicago Juneteenth weekend festival kicked off at Columbus Park with a youth focus coupled with a sense of history
06/18/2021 8:33pm

Juneteenth gets a weekend celebration on Chicagos West Side, part of a series of events at Columbus Park that wrap up on Sunday

Englewood home where 8 people were shot Tuesday is owned by a cop. 2019 shooting there led city to file complaint.
06/18/2021 7:56pm

Eight people were shot four fatally Tuesday inside an Englewood home, but it wasnt the first time someone fired a gun at another person inside the home.

16-year-old found shot in Roseland, authorities say
06/18/2021 7:35pm

A 16-year-old boy was found dead in his bedroom with a gunshot wound Thursday, according to police.

Woman killed, man critically injured and child unharmed after Ashburn shooting, police say
06/18/2021 7:16pm

Two people were shot, one fatally, when a gunman opened fire on their vehicle Friday afternoon, and a child in the vehicle was not injured, police said.

As Juneteenth becomes a federal holiday, one suburban Chicago high school district is slated to educate students about Black history with a world view
06/18/2021 6:00pm

The curriculum goes far beyond explaining the importance of Juneteenth, starting with Ancient Africa. Were going to go deep, said one official.

Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business

(312) 649-5200

150 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

Website

Daily Herald
Daily Herald

(847) 427-4300

155 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005   Directions

Website

Anonymous survey asks whether suburban residents would support Bears move to Arlington Park
06/18/2021 5:04pm

An automated phone survey to gauge attitudes toward the Chicago Bears possibly moving to Arlington Park is circulating in the suburbs, although several community leaders dont know where it came from.

Arkush: The Bears have interest in Arlington, but how would the money work?
06/18/2021 3:13pm

Though the Bears have submitted a bid to buy Arlington Park, could a new stadium be outside their wealth parameters

Boys track and field: St. Viator, Carmel have special day in Charleston
06/18/2021 9:20pm

St. Viators 3,200-meter relay pulled off a personal record Friday at the Class 2A boys track and field meet in Charleston

Some suburban hospitals report having no COVID-19 patients
06/18/2021 5:34pm

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 have dropped below 500 for the first time during the pandemic, with some suburban hospitals having no COVID-19 inpatients.

Elgin man starts creating 'living, breathing sculpture of trees' in Wing Park
06/18/2021 3:54pm

An Elgin man has led an effort to plant 37 catalpa trees in Wing Park, making what he says will be a living, breathing sculpture.

Extra Bilingual Newspaper
Extra Bilingual Newspaper

(773) 252-3534

3906 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647   Directions

Website

Lawndale News
Lawndale News

(708) 656-6400

5533 W 25th St
Cicero, IL 60804   Directions

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Illinois Businesses Still Closed as State Reopens with Phase 5
06/17/2021 6:18am

As Illinois fully reopened for business with Phase 5 yesterday, the states economy had significantly fewer businesses than prior to the pandemic. Compared to highs in January 2020, Illinois had... Read more

Chicago’s First Net-Zero, All-Affordable High-Rise for Loop Site
06/17/2021 6:17am

City Officials announced the winner of the City of Chicagos C40 Reinventing Cities competition. The property is a 20-story, 100 percent affordable high-rise that will create a stunning transformation of... Read more

City Selects Dr. José Torres to Serve as Interim CEO at CPS
06/17/2021 6:16am

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Chicago Board of Education President Miguel del Valle announced that veteran educator Dr. Jos M. Torres has been selected to serve as interim Chief Executive... Read more

Families, Businesses Can Beat Summer Heat with Tips from ComEd
06/17/2021 6:15am

Summer in northern Illinois brings barbeques, outdoor fun and the potential for extreme weather. ComEds investments to maintain and upgrade the grid are bringing improved reliability and protection against outages... Read more

Community Rallies Against Demolition of Historic Building
06/17/2021 6:13am

By: Ashmar Mandou Residents and community leaders gathered this week to rally against Chicago Public Schools decision to demolish the historic building in Altgeld Gardens public housing community at the... Read more

WBBM TV - CBS Chicago
WBBM TV - CBS Chicago

(312) 899-2890

22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

Website

View Live Radar
06/18/2021 11:21pm

Chicago Weather: More Storms Possible This Weekend
06/18/2021 11:20pm

Gusty storms are possible very early Saturday morning, especially along and south of I-80.

Boards Used To Protect Businesses During Last Summer’s Unrest Now Painted And On Display At DuSable Museum Of African American History
06/18/2021 11:14pm

When unrest broke out in Chicago last summer, boards went up to protect businesses as best they could. But shop owners never expected those boards would become powerful public art.

Chicago Police Officer Owns Englewood Home That Was Location Of Deadly Mass Shooting
06/18/2021 10:56pm

The Englewood home where a mass shooting that left four dead and four more wounded Tuesday morning is owned by a Chicago police officer.

Community Groups Try To Drive Crime Out Of Chicago’s Southwest Side
06/18/2021 10:51pm

Community groups are trying to drive crime out amidst uptick in Chicago crime.

WFLD TV - FOX 32
WFLD TV - FOX 32

(312) 565-5532

205 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

Website

WGN Radio
WGN Radio

(312) 222-4700

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

Website

'Alligator' Robb on Chicago's support after heart surgery: 'I haven't met anyone who hasn't become family'
06/18/2021 5:03pm

Frank Alligator Robb, who famously caught Chance The Snapper in the Humbolt Park Lagoon in 2019, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicagos Afternoon News to talk about his recovery from heart valve surgery, and the outpouring support hes received from Chicagoans. Follow Your Favorite Chicagos Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow SteveBertrand Follow kpowell720 Follow maryvandeveldeFollow LaurenLapka

Dr. Ngozi Ezike explains how the vaccination lottery will work in Illinois
06/18/2021 12:54pm

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike joins John Williams to share an outline of the vaccination lottery incentive in Illinois.

WGN celebrates Founder’s Day of Caring to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository
06/18/2021 4:55pm

Greg Trotter, senior manager for public relations at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicagos Afternoon News to talk about the WGN Radio & WGN-TV celebrating Founders Day of Caring by packing thousands of meals for Chicagos less fortunate. Follow Your Favorite Chicagos Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow SteveBertrand Follow kpowell720 Follow ...

FOX 32 Sports Director Lou Canellis: 'I think there is a very real chance that the Bears are going to leave and go to Arlington'
06/18/2021 5:07pm

Lou Canellis, Sports Anchor and Bears Insider for FOX 32, joins Anna to talk about the chances the Bears move out of Soldier Field into a new stadium in Arlington Heights.

Quest for Gold - Episode 59: Rhythmic Gymnast Laura Zeng preps for second and final Olympics; first semester of college coming this fall
06/18/2021 10:27pm

On this weeks Quest for Gold... The IOC is out with its new 70-page Playbook for athletes. Check it out here:https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/games/tokyo-2020-playbooks/ The U.S. Womens Rugby and Mens Volleyball teams have been announced. The U.S. Swimming trials are wrapping up, the Track and Field Trials are kicking off. Some decisions are being made on the Olympics ...

WGN TV - CW 9
WGN TV - CW 9

(773) 528-2311

2501 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618   Directions

Website

Home in Englewood quadruple murder owned by CPD officer
06/18/2021 4:48pm

CHICAGO The Englewood home that was the site of a mass shooting Tuesday which left four people dead and four others wounded is owned by a veteran Chicago police officer who was accused by city attorneys last year of turning a blind eye to criminal activity at the property, according to city ...

Second suspect arrested in connection with murder of Gary security guard
06/18/2021 7:40pm

GARY, Ind. A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of a Gary security guard, according to the FBI. FBI officials said the second suspect, who is yet to be identified, was apprehended Friday morning at approximately 1 a.m. James A. King, 24, of Miami, Florida was arrested shortly after ...

Flossmoor native works to raise autism awareness locally and abroad
06/18/2021 10:03pm

CHICAGO Chelsea Tayuis parents encouraged her to become a doctor or a lawyer but this international beauty queen found her purpose by bringing awareness to a disorder that is often misunderstood. Spreading her message of awareness from the south suburbs of Chicago to the other side of the globe. Chelsea Tayui is one of ...

Woman killed, 15-year-old boy among 2 injured in Southwest Side shooting
06/18/2021 8:46pm

CHICAGO A woman in her 20s is dead after a shooting in Chicagos New City neighborhood Friday night that also left a 15-year-old boy and another man injured, according to police. Police said the woman and two men were standing outside a residence in the 5400 block of South Bishop Street just after 7:30 ...

WLS TV - ABC 7
WLS TV - ABC 7

(312) 750-7777

190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

Website

Cheesesteak Madness Tournament: Picking Delco's best cheesesteak
06/20/2021 11:00pm

Watch cheesesteak aficionado Jim Pappas and his expert eaters pick the best cheesesteak in Delaware County.

3 dead, 2 missing after group of tubers go over Duke Energy dam near North Carolina-Virginia border
06/19/2021 2:03am

A 14-year-old girl is among the three people dead after a group of tubers went over a dam along the Dan River, authorities said. A 7-year-old boy and 30-year-old woman remain missing.

Disney Channel's 'Sydney to the Max' tackles microaggressions
06/19/2021 12:41am

A recent episode of Disney Channels Sydney to the Max explores the social impact of microaggressions.

Localish Legends Visits Coney Island In Search of Summer Legends
06/18/2021 11:00pm

Meet a skee-baller in Brooklyn, fair folks in Fresno, a beach club in Houston for disabled pups, a ringmaster in L.A. and even a mermaid named Cookie

Chicago Weather: Sunny, still hot Saturday
06/18/2021 10:53pm

Sunny and still hot Saturday. Highs around 90.

WMAQ TV - NBC 5
WMAQ TV - NBC 5

(312) 836-5555

454 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions

Website

8 Injured, 2 Seriously, in Avalon Park 3-Vehicle Crash
06/19/2021 2:48am

A total of eight people were injured when three vehicles collided Friday evening on Chicagos Far South Side, police said.

Man Caught On Camera Stealing Wheelchair Ramp From Suburban Family's Porch
06/19/2021 2:39am

A thief managed to get away with a familys wheelchair ramp in Chicagos southwest suburbs, but what happened next restored their faith in humanity.

Chicago Violence: At Least 2 Killed, 7 Injured in Weekend Shootings
06/19/2021 2:22am

At least two people have died and seven others have sustained injuries in shootings across Chicago so far this weekend, authorities said.

Chicago Fire FC Unveils New Crest, ‘Visual Identity,' for 2022 Season
06/19/2021 1:42am

The Chicago Fire Football Club unveiled a new primary crest Friday following a more than six-month long project that sought input from fans and Chicagoans as a whole to create a new visual identity. The crest features a six-pointed star contained within the letter C, surrounded by a modernized Florian cross incorporating the colors of Chicagos city flag. The C...

Second Suspect Arrested in Killing of Gary Bank Security Guard
06/19/2021 12:51am

The second suspect accused of ambushing and killing a security guard prior to robbing a Gary, Indiana, bank was arrested Friday, one week to the day after the shooting occurred, according to the FBI.

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