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Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader

2930 S Michigan Ave Ste 102
Chicago, IL 60616   Directions

(312) 392-2970

Website

Four actual proposals for cutting Chicago’s police budget right now
11/25/2020 2:00pm

We likely wont see the 75 percent cut that organizers have asked for, but there are some proposals on the table. This story was originally published by City Bureau on November 20, 2020.

‘We're not asking for any more than what we are already deserved’
11/25/2020 12:05pm

Boystown, the enclave billed as a place where LGBTQ people of all stripes are safe to be themselves, faces a racial reckoning decades in the making. The north-side LGBTQ enclave Boystown is known for many things: its promenade of popular gay bars, a rotating roster of talented drag performers, and for what many say is a decades-long underbelly of white supremacy that persists to this day.

Lyft won big in California. Now it’s set its sights on Illinois.
11/23/2020 4:47pm

After the success of Proposition 22, the ride-hailing giant is funding a local super PAC that could drastically change the gig economy landscape in Illinois. A nascent political action committee, Illinoisans for Independent Work, is being bankrolled by rideshare giant Lyft, with one of the Bay Area-based companys top executives at the helm signaling a potential expansion of efforts to carve out independent contractor status for their drivers following a win at the ballot box in California.

‘If I could run away, I would’
11/20/2020 1:45pm

Restaurant owners of color struggle to stay afloat during the pandemic. Omelets alongside tortas and Polish sausages, pink lemonade next to agua fresca de pepino, Valentina hot sauce next to Heinz ketchup.

Lightfoot turns city’s infrastructure into weapons against protesters
11/18/2020 3:00pm

When election and racial justice protests rocked Chicago, the mayor used raised bridges and shut down public transportation as crowd control measures, which harmed the citys workers. This story was originally published in The Appeal.

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

Chicago nurse treating COVID-19 patients gets Thanksgiving phone call from Vice President-elect Kamala Harris: ‘I know that it’s personal for you’
11/28/2020 9:12pm

During a video call on Thursday, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris thanked University of Chicago Medical Center nurse Talisa Hardin for tirelessly treating COVID-19 patients for everything you do every day, according to a video posted on Harris Instagram account. Harris wrote that she and her husband called Hardin and other front-line workers on Thanksgiving to thank them for everything they have done in the fight against COVID-19. We wont be able to get through this without them.

Lake Zurich priest accused of sexually abusing minors while at Maryville Academy 25 years ago
11/28/2020 8:31pm

The Archdiocese of Chicago says it is investigating allegations that a Lake Zurich priest sexually abused minors 25 years ago while he was assigned to Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. The Rev. David Ryan, the pastor at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish in Lake Zurich, was asked to live away from the parish during the investigation and is fully cooperating with this directive, the archdiocese said.

Ferrari hits concrete barrier, flips and catches fire on Lake Shore Drive; 2 injured
11/28/2020 4:47pm

Two men were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after the Ferrari they were in crashed, flipped over and caught fire Saturday morning on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago police said.

Male victim fatally wounded in shooting in South Chicago neighborhood
11/28/2020 4:23pm

A person was fatally shot Saturday afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said.

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

Physicians: Don't let COVID-19 resurgence delay medical care
11/28/2020 4:01pm

Cardiologists are expressing concern about another drop-off in heart attack patients as Illinois faces a renewed surge in COVID-19 infections.

COVID Diary, Part 4: 'I refuse to let this define me'
11/28/2020 4:28pm

Alix Atwell, a registered nurse who lives in Barrington, writes a fourth installment in her COVID Diary recounting her and her familys experiences after all of them contracted COVID-19.

Sheriff Dart has COVID-19; 7,873 new cases, 108 more deaths announced
11/28/2020 4:41pm

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart tests positive for COVID-19 as new cases of the coronavirus in Illinois increased by 7,873 and 108 more people died.

Suburban stores pivot to special promotions, personal services for Small Business Saturday
11/27/2020 6:39am

On the eve of a scaled-back Small Business Saturday, owners of suburban shops are hoping their own ingenuity and customers loyalty will help keep them afloat in the Year of the Pandemic.

Grayslake trustee and Navy veteran works to help homeless female veterans
11/28/2020 5:33pm

Lalena Zoe Magnetta, a U.S. Navy veteran and Grayslake village trustee, has dedicated countless hours to helping homeless female veterans and their families since her military service ended in 2012.

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

Clerk Yarbrough Alerts Cook County Residents of Upcoming Vital Records Relocation
11/25/2020 6:16am

Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough announced that her Vital Records Division will be relocating from the lower level of the Daley Center to a more user-friendly location on the... Read more

New Leaf Illinois Launched to Help Clear Cannabis Convictions
11/25/2020 6:15am

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation IEJF, announced the launch of New Leaf Illinois, an alliance of 20 organizations to provide free legal and advisory services to help people wipe clean... Read more

Can You Rid Yourself of 2020’s Financial Stress as We Head into 2021?
11/25/2020 6:14am

By Alan Becker Edited by Lawndale Bilingual News This year, has been a tough year for nearly everyone, and that may be especially true for retirees and those nearing retirement... Read more

Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative Paves Path for Social Justice Through Music
11/25/2020 6:12am

On Friday, October 9, the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative CMPI welcomed 55 newfellows to its program, complementing the 38 returning second-year fellows. These 93 students, representing 55 zip codes from... Read more

Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic Charities Announce Historic $20 Million COVID-19 Relief Effort
11/25/2020 6:11am

The Archdiocese of Chicago and Catholic Charities have jointly raised an historic $20 million for COVID-19 relief efforts in response to the vast needs of individuals and communities in Cook... Read more

WBBM TV - CBS Chicago
WBBM TV - CBS Chicago

22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

(312) 899-2890

Website

Man Carjacked At Milwaukee, Damen, And North Avenues In Wicker Park
11/28/2020 10:22pm

A man was carjacked Saturday morning at the busy intersection of Milwaukee, Damen, and North avenues in Wicker Park.

Rev. David Ryan Removed From St. Francis De Sales Parish In Lake Zurich After Allegations Of Sexual Abuse When He Was At Maryville Academy
11/28/2020 9:16pm

A northwest suburban priest has been removed from his ministry following accusations that he sexually abused children.

Coronavirus In Chicago: Sheriff Tom Dart Says Containment Has Been Success At Cook County Jail, But Worry Mounts About Uptick
11/28/2020 8:38pm

For months, Sheriff Tom Dart has been trying to keep cases under control at the Cook County Jail. And as CBS News Adriana Diaz reported, Dart said he has had success despite a recent uptick.

Northwestern Falls Short To Michigan State For First Loss Of Season
11/28/2020 7:26pm

Michigan State handed No. 11 Northwestern its first loss of the season Saturday.

Ferrari Nearly Totaled In Crash On Oak Street Curve On Lake Shore Drive
11/28/2020 7:20pm

A Ferrari was demolished early Saturday after the driver hit a concrete barrier at the Oak Street curve on Lake Shore Drive.

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

Home Sweet Home Chicago (11/28/20) – David Hochberg with Mega Pros Joe, Rich Dykstra Sr. from Dykstra Home Services, Credit Expert Gary Novel, Dave Rampage with Executive Green Carpet, & ComEd's Neal Latham
11/28/2020 2:33pm

Click here to visit the guests featured on Home Sweet Home Chicago. This week, Rich Dykstra Sr. from Dykstra Home Services talks about Jerry from Oak Lawn who heard us on Home Sweet Home Chicago and called because his humidifier was shot. He wanted to know why he really needed a humidifier and what kind ...

Highlights: Michigan State 29 - Northwestern 20 - 11/28/20
11/28/2020 8:08pm

Northwestern Wildcats at Michigan State Spartans - November 28, 2020 Boxscore Recap

Michigan St holds off No. 11 Northwestern for a 29-20 win
11/28/2020 6:47pm

EAST LANSING, Mich. AP No. 11 Northwestern put itself in position to play for the Big Ten title, then it hit the road. Michigan State was ready. Matt Coghlin made a tiebreaking 48-yard field goal with 3:35 left, and the Spartans handed Northwestern its first loss of the season with a 29-20 victory Saturday. ...

American activist Lee Weiner on the Chicago Seven and more
11/28/2020 1:22am

Phil Manicki fills in for Dave Plier on Black Friday and starts off a very eventful show with American activist and member of the Chicago Seven, Lee Weiner. They discuss Lees history of protesting, the Chicago Seven and much more

TV personality Julia Collin Davison joins Phil Manicki
11/28/2020 1:36am

Phil Manicki fills in for Dave Plier on Black Friday and is joined by TV personality Julia Collin Davison, host of Americas Test Kitchen Julia shares some tasty roulade, an outstanding knife sharpener, and talks great grilling techniques with Phil

WGN TV - CW 9
WGN TV - CW 9

2501 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618   Directions

(773) 528-2311

Website

Suburban priest asked to step away from parish following child sex abuse allegations
11/28/2020 8:10pm

CHICAGO - A suburban priest has been asked to step away from his parish following child sex abuse allegations stemming from when he was an executive at a youth academy. Father David Ryan, a priest at St. Francis de Sales Parish and School in Lake Zurich, has been asked to step away by Cardinal Blase ...

Carjackings skyrocketing across Chicago in 2020
11/28/2020 7:09pm

CHICAGO - Carjackings are soaring in Chicago this year. One of the latest happened early Saturday morning at a busy intersection in Wicker Park. At around 8 a.m. where Milwaukee and Damen meet in Wicker Park, police said a 38-year-old man was carjacked. He was stopped at a red light in his black 2019 Audi ...

Nursing home workers rally Saturday amid strike
11/28/2020 6:07pm

CHICAGO - Several local nursing home workers rallied Saturday as their strike reached day five. Around 700 employees of Infinity Healthcare have been without a contract since June. The nursing home workers are asking for hazard pay, a higher wage, proper staffing and a safer work environment. Everyday, its a risk going into these buildings ...

Sunny Sunday on the way
11/28/2020 6:50pm

For the latest update, visit wgntv.com/weather

Small Business Saturday gives much needed sales to retailers amid pandemic
11/28/2020 6:32pm

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. - With holiday shopping in full swing, small businesses are asking customers to support them during this difficult time. Small businesses all across the Chicago area held deals Saturday to try to drive revenue during such a difficult time. In Glen Ellyn, curbside pickup was available at each small business. At The ...

WLS TV - ABC 7
WLS TV - ABC 7

190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 750-7777

Website

Chicago hospitals brace for post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge following holiday travel weekend
11/28/2020 10:20pm

Doctors expect to see a spike in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks following the busy Thanksgiving travel weekend.

Saint Francis de Sales Parish pastor investigated in decades-old child sexual abuse allegations
11/28/2020 9:28pm

Cardinal Cuprich said Father David Ryan was assigned to Maryville Academy in Des Plaines during the time of the alleged incident, which is said to have occurred approximately 25 years ago.

Spatchcock, deep-frying, Turducken: 5 alternative ways to prepare Thanksgiving turkey
11/28/2020 8:30pm

Try a new technique with one of these flavorsome methods for cooking your Thanksgiving Turkey.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart tests positive for the coronavirus, recovering at home
11/28/2020 8:11pm

Dart began feeling symptomatic on Nov. 20 and immediately self-quarantined, his office said.

President-elect Biden plans swift moves to protect, advance LGBTQ rights
11/28/2020 7:45pm

President-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists. One is to lift the Trump administrations near-total ban on military service for transgender people.

WMAQ TV - NBC 5
WMAQ TV - NBC 5

454 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions

(312) 836-5555

Website

Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives at Chicago's O'Hare Airport: Source
11/29/2020 3:14am

The very first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived at Chicagos OHare International Airport on a United Airlines flight from Brussels, Belgium, NBC News has learned. As reported Saturday, a source said United Airlines has already flown its first chartered cargo flight to the United States from Brussels to Chicago with the vaccine on board. However, it remained unclear how many...

Man Arrested After Exchange of Gunfire With Police in West Rogers Park
11/29/2020 12:28am

A man was arrested Saturday after allegedly getting into a shootout with officers in West Rogers Park. The incident unfolded about 3:15 p.m., when officers stopped the 35-year-old in the 6200 block of North Campbell Avenue, Chicago police said. During the stop, the man fired shots at the officers, who then returned fire, police said. No injuries were reported. The...

Child Found Safe Following Homicide, Abduction in Riverdale; Suspect Remains at Large
11/27/2020 10:51pm

A 1-year-old boy has been found safe after an Amber Alert was issued after a double homicide and child abduction in suburban Riverdale, according to authorities. According to the Riverdale Police Department, 1-year-old Kmarion Hebron was abducted in the early morning hours of Nov. 27 from the 14000 block of South Tracy Avenue following a reported double homicide. Family of...

Search Continues for Man Accused in Double Homicide, Abduction in Riverdale Friday
11/28/2020 3:57am

Riverdale police are continuing to search for the man they say killed two people, including the mother of his child, and then abducted that infant on Friday. According to authorities, Clarence Hebron, 32, remains at-large on Friday night, accused of killing Jessica Beal and her brother Damien and then abducting his 1-year-old son KMarion. An Amber Alert was issued after...

Chicago Police Officer Honored For Saving Man's Life Following Apartment Fire
11/28/2020 11:02pm

A Chicago police officer was recognized Saturday for jumping into action while off-duty and saving an apartment fire victims life earlier in the week. On Monday afternoon, officer John Hanlon was running a personal errand in the 500 block of West North Avenue in Lincoln Park when he saw heavy smoke coming from an apartment building. I looked north across...

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