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Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2021

Illinois Senate backs bill that would make Juneteenth an official state holiday
A bill that would make Juneteenth National Freedom Day the 13th official state holiday was approved by the Illinois Senate Thursday and is headed to the House floor.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2021

Stray bullets from gunfight hit unmarked Chicago police squad car, CTA bus shelter in West Englewood
One person was in custody and at least one other was being sought after stray bullets from a gunfight between people in two cars hit an unmarked Chicago police squad car and a CTA bus shelter Thursday night in the West Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2021

Man found dead in Little Village fire that displaced 4 others
A 53-year-old man died after emergency crews found in him in a burning Little Village apartment early Friday, according to officials.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2021

1 dead, 1 injured in shooting outside apartment building near Niles, Glenview, police say
An 18-year-old man was killed and another teenager seriously injured in a shooting outside an apartment building near Niles, police said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2021

1 dead, 1 injured in shooting outside Niles-area apartment building, police say
An 18-year-old man was killed and another teenager seriously injured in a shooting outside an apartment building near Niles, police said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2021

Lawyer, ‘great citizen' Jetta Jones was Art Institute, Lincoln Park Zoo trustee
The first Black woman trustee at the Art Institute, Jones liked to 'lift others up,' a friend recalled.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2021

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening Friday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2021

The Failures Before the Fires: In six years, 61 people died in Chicago buildings where the city knew of fire safety issues
A Tribune/BGA investigation found at least 61 people have died since 2014 in buildings where city officials knew ahead of time about fire safety problems.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2021

Niles teen killed, another teen injured in crash near Morton Grove
A Niles teenager died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash near Morton Grove, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2021

Daywatch: Foxx says she didn't see Toledo video before court, CDC report suggests COVID infections rare post vaccine and sneak peak of the renovated Skydeck
Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2021

Attempted extortion of Illinois elections board exec involved ‘flirtatious' messages, demand for $3,000, letter indicates
Illinois' top elections official told board members he became the victim of an internet extortion scheme after he exchanged "flirtatious" messages and sent a picture to a person he met online.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Failures before the fires
A Tribune/BGA investigation found at least 61 people have died since 2014 in buildings where city officials knew ahead of time about fire safety problems.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

One dead, one injured in shooting outside apartment building near Niles and Glenview: Police
An 18-year-old man was killed and another teenager seriously injured in a shooting outside an apartment building near Niles, police said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Police Superintendent David Brown on the state of CPD: ‘If we're going to change our culture, it's going to be because the community demands it'
In marking his one-year anniversary as Chicago's top cop on Thursday, police Superintendent David Brown was in rare form, holding a nearly hourlong news conference to talk to reporters about myriad topics, ranging from the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo to progress in the department's reform efforts.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Chicago police shoot suspect in murder of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams after he fled police, tried to carjack family on Eisenhower near Hillside: top cop
Chicago police were involved in a shooting and chase on the Eisenhower Expressway on Thursday afternoon near west suburban Hillside, officials said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Shooter in Lake Shore Drive attack that left Kayden Swann, 1, in coma charged; grandmother ‘key' in finding suspect, police say
Shooter in Lake Shore Drive attack that wounded 1-year-old Kayden Swann charged, police said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

The Spin: Chicago's puppy mill loophole is closed | David Brown marks one year as Chicago police superintendent | It's ‘full steam ahead' on plans for city casino, Lightfoot says
Welcome to The Spin

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Chicago police fire weapon on Eisenhower near Hillside during possible chase and shootout with suspect, officials say
Chicago Police were involved in a shooting and chase on the Eisenhower Expressway Thursday afternoon near west suburban Hillside, officials said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx acknowledges she did not see video of Adam Toledo shooting or read errant statement before court hearing
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said she had not yet seen the footage of 13-year-old Adam Toledo's fatal shooting at the time prosecutors were giving their first description of his killing by police.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Puppy mill loophole closed: Chicago pet stores banned from passing off purebred, designer dogs as rescues
Pet stores in Chicago can no longer pass off high-priced purebred and designer dogs from puppy mills as rescue animals under new restrictions that close a long-standing loophole in the city's anti-puppy mill ordinance, a furtive practice exposed by a Tribune investigation.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Top cop: Chicago police shoot at man suspected of ‘very violent crime spree' on The 606 trail
A Chicago police shot at a 28-year-old man "who was the suspected offender in several crimes involving a weapon just prior to his arrest" after officers found him on The 606 Trail Thursday morning and "a confrontation ensued," according to Chicago police. No one was injured and the man was taken into custody.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Delivery fee cap for Chicago restaurants lapses, alderman seeks to reinstate it
Restaurant delivery services such as Uber Eats and DoorDash can again impose higher fees on Chicago restaurants, setting up another potential showdown with City Hall over reinstating caps on such charges to help eateries struggling during the pandemic. Northwest Side Ald. Scott Waguespack introduced an ordinance this week to reinstate a 15% ceiling on the fees the companies can charge restaurants.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's what happened April 22 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Illinois COVID-19 questions answered: Do vaccinated people still need to wear masks outdoors? My period is abnormal after receiving my vaccination. Why?
My period is irregular following my COVID-19 vaccination. Why is that? This is among the coronavirus questions we asked health and science experts.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Scholarship fund established for two Judson University architecture students killed in Elgin crash
Two Judson University students died and two were injured Tuesday night in a multicar crash on State Street/Route 31 in Elgin, university officials said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Supporters of union-backed energy bill that benefits ComEd question audit from Gov. J.B. Pritzker's office that called for lower nuclear plant subsidies
Illinois lawmakers sponsoring a union-backed energy bill question an audit from Gov. J.B. Pritzker that advocated for lower subsidies for nuclear plants.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

4-vehicle crash in Matteson sends two to hospital, closes U.S. 30 for hours
A four-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Matteson resulted in U.S. 30 being closed to traffic near the intersection with Cicero Avenue for several hours.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Shooter in Lake Shore Drive attack that left Kayden Swann, 1, in coma charged: police
Shooter in Lake Shore Drive attack that wounded 1-year-old Kayden Swann charged, police said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Column: Mamas Caucus wants to make Illinois the most mom-friendly state in the nation. ‘Who better to advocate for us than us?'
A bipartisan group of 22 elected officials is hosting a virtual town hall to hear what Illinois moms need to survive and thrive in the workforce.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Near North hotel faces public nuisance complaint as downtown hotels see uptick in crime during the pandemic
An uptick in crime in and around downtown hotels during the coronavirus pandemic has city officials concerned, saying several people have taken advantage of low room rates to throw large parties in rooms. Now, one Near North hotel faces a public nuisance charge.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: All Chicago mass vaccination sites open for walk-in appointments tomorrow; 28% of state residents fully inoculated; 3,170 new COVID-19 cases and 33 more deaths reported
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Chicago nursing homes had 22 COVID-19 infections among the fully vaccinated, CDC report says, making ‘breakthrough' infections rare
Across 78 Chicago skilled nursing facilities, just 22 people who were fully vaccinated tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggesting that such "breakthrough" infections are relatively rare, .

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Rapper Cardi B slams Wisconsin congressman who criticized her Grammy performance: ‘This gets me so mad ya don't even know!'
Cardi B responded on Twitter, saying Republican Rep. Glenn Grothman was ignoring more important issues like the murder conviction this week of Derek Chauvin.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

All Chicago mass COVID-19 vaccination sites to open for walk-in appointments starting Friday
Citing a long-awaited increase in COVID-19 vaccine supply, Chicago's public health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said all city mass vaccination sites will accept walk-in appointments starting Friday.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Where the coronavirus data stands in the U.S. and world: Vaccinations, cases and deaths
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe countries — and states in the U.S. — are dealing with wave and wave of illness. As hot spots shift, these charts will be updated daily with new totals.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Illinois COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 73,732 additional people fully vaccinated for a total of 3,572,205 — 28.04% of the state's population including 66.69% of those over 65. 131,411 doses administered yesterday.
With vaccinations underway across the U.S. and world, Illinois is still in the first phase of its program. Here's where the state stands.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Daily Illinois coronavirus graphs: 33 new deaths, 3,170 new confirmed and probable cases and 88,336 new test results. The statewide positivity rate for cases is 3.8%.
As the pandemic continues, the Tribune is tracking Illinois deaths, cases, test results and more here.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Man and woman shot while running errands in Lawndale
A man and woman in their 30s were in fair condition at a hospital Thursday after being shot while running errands in the Lawndale neighborhood on the city's West Side, according to police.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Man in custody after allegedly attacking commuter on CTA Blue Line train, Oak Park police say
A 26-year-old man was taken into custody after he allegedly attacked a woman aboard a CTA Blue Line train that was traveling through Oak Park early Thursday morning, police said

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Chicago's Northerly Island weather station knocked out of commission
The weather station at Northerly Island broke down Wednesday, just a week after it started working again following a previous shutdown on March 30, but after initially saying it could take weeks to repair, the National Weather Service said the equipment should be back up as soon as later Thursday.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Watch live: Chicago police Superintendent David Brown takes questions after one year on the job
Chicago police Superintendent David Brown takes questions after one year on the job. Watch live here.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Senators seeking applicants for next US marshal in Chicago 3 years after last leader resigned
After nearly three years without a permanent U.S. marshal in Chicago, the search is on to fill one of the top federal law enforcement posts in the city.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Chicago police shoot at man on The 606 trail, no one injured, police say
A Chicago police shot at a 28-year-old man "who was the suspected offender in several crimes involving a weapon just prior to his arrest" after officers found him on The 606 Trail Thursday morning and "a confrontation ensued," according to Chicago police. No one was injured and the man was taken into custody.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Glenview man charged in 2020 hit-and-run death of Lake Forest businessman, CEO
Lake Forest police arrested a Glenview man in connection with the hit-and-run death of a Lake Forest man last fall.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

2 killed in West Pullman shootings in under an hour, police say
Two people were killed Wednesday night in separate shootings that were about half an hour apart in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to Chicago police.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Cardinal warns Pfleger supporters at St. Sabina: Stop ‘tactics of intimidation' or investigation will be moved to another diocese
Months after a highly visible sexual misconduct investigation into one of Chicago's most well-known priests was launched, Chicago's Roman Catholic cardinal sent a warning to parishioners and those he says have been flooding church officials with phone calls of support for the Rev. Michael Pfleger.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening Thursday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Daywatch: Half of eligible Illinoisans have received a vaccine dose, New details revealed in Ald. Burke case and CTA tests Chicago-made rail cars
Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Column: What if there'd been good cops like Cariol Horne at the scene of George Floyd's murder?
Horne paid a harsh price for simply doing what a decent human should do, Dahleen Glanton writes.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Column: Instead of vaccine passports, issue mandatory ‘I'M SELFISH!' T-shirts to those who refuse shots
President Joe Biden announced a surge in COVID-19 vaccinations, but too many remain wary. Columnist Huppke has a plan involving pithy T-shirts that should appeal to folks fearful of vaccines or vaccine passports.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

From runaway violence to COVID-19 to the Adam Toledo shooting, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown's first year saw unending challenges
David Brown's first year as Chicago police superintendent started in a time of unprecedented difficulty for his new city, and it was only a trying, uphill path from there.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 22, 2021

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city's ‘full steam ahead' on path to a Chicago casino, but a long road lies ahead
The Lightfoot administration on Thursday will put out a request for proposals from would-be Chicago casino operators.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Death of Cook County Jail detainee probed
A detainee died at the Cook County Jail, and the cause of his death remains under investigation, officials said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

The Spin: Prosecutors allege Ald. Ed Burke made anti-Semitic remark | Cubs would get a Friday night home game under City Council plan | State Sen. Napoleon Harris III interviewed for Northwestern AD job
Welcome to The Spin.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's what happened April 21 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

DePaul University and Columbia College will require COVID-19 vaccines this fall for on-campus students
DePaul University and Columbia College Chicago are the first post-secondary schools in Illinois to require COVID-19 vaccines for students returning to campus this fall.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Obama Foundation looks to raise $400M for presidential center construction, other investments
The Obama Foundation on Tuesday announced a new fundraising goal of $400 million over five years that will go toward building the Obama Presidential Center at Jackson Park and other investments.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Man killed Roseland woman for not leaving with him after their roommate evicted him, prosecutors say
A 54-year-old parolee, angry at a woman for not joining him when police removed him from the coach house they shared with a roommate, went back to the home an hour later and stabbed her to death last week, a Cook County prosecutor said Wednesday.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Mix-up at a suburban Mariano's gives a few patients the wrong COVID-19 booster shot
A Mariano's official said the incident has been reported to the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Mix-up at Aurora Mariano's gives a few patients the wrong COVID-19 booster shot
A Mariano's official said the incident has been reported to the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Chicago's ‘taste of winter' continues with snow showers, overnight freeze warning
The Chicago area's "taste of winter" should extend through Thursday morning, with snow showers likely throughout the day and sub-freezing temperatures expected overnight, according to the national weather service.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Video gambling operator pays $75,000 in settlement as Illinois Gaming Board drops attempt to revoke license
Gaming Board drops attempt to revoke license of video gambling operator after he agrees to pay $75,000 settlement

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Illinois COVID-19 questions answered: What do I do if I received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? My period is somewhat irregular after receiving my vaccination. Why?
My period is irregular following my COVID-19 vaccination. Why is that? This is among the coronavirus questions we asked health and science experts.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

In return to in-person meetings, Chicago City Council approves Lightfoot-backed affordable housing ordinance and advocates push for civilian police oversight plan
At their first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic, Chicago aldermen on Wednesday approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot's long-promised changes to the city's affordable housing requirements for developers.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Federal prosecutors allege Ald. Ed Burke made anti-Semitic remark, detail ex-Ald. Solis' cooperation in new court filing
Prosecutors revealed new details Tuesday in the corruption case against Chicago Ald. Edward Burke, including the cooperation of former Ald. Daniel Solis, wiretapped conversations and other evidence in the probe that rocked City Hall two years ago.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

‘If you want a scary story:' Agriculture, human health and ecosystems at risk as Illinois' climate is quickly changing, report shows.
2100 could be stark: average annual temperatures warming by 4 to 9 degrees, a month of 95-degree or higher temperatures, 3 more inches of spring rain, more flooding, and compounding health risks from heat, waterborne pathogens and diseases carried by mosquitoes and ticks.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Investigators look for cause in spate of Gary fires early Wednesday: ‘Each fire is of suspicious origin'
The dwellings were scattered around town and not specifically all in the same area, O'Donnell said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Here's what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines in Illinois
The state has passed more than 8 million total COVID vaccines administered so far.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

How to try to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Chicago
Demand for COVID-19 vaccines still outpaces availability. Here's how to try to get a coronavirus vaccine in Chicago.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Christ the King parish priest asked to step aside in light of sexual assault allegation
Fr. Larry Sullivan, pastor at Christ the King on Chicago's Southwest Side, has stepped aside while an investigation is made into an allegation he sexually assaulted a minor 36 years ago, according to the Chicago Archdiocese

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Protesters blast instruments, circle City Hall in push for civilian police oversight referendum
As alderman filed into the first in-person City Council meeting in a year, demonstrators honked horns, banged drums and blasted brass.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Half of Illinois residents 16 and over have now received at least one COVID-19 shot; 2,765 new cases and 28 additional deaths reported Wednesday
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Bobcat caught on camera in Will County could be male partner to mom and kittens seen in September
A single bobcat was caught on camera in the Sand Ridge Savanna Nature Preserve in southern Will County.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Chicago sports teams and the COVID-19 vaccine: Who is getting the shots and what does it mean for fan attendance
What are Chicago's pro teams saying about the COVID-19 vaccine? How many players have received it? And what does it all mean for potentially increasing fan attendance at games?

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Half of Illinois residents 16 and over have received at least one COVID-19 shot, but restrictions not going away just yet
Half of Illinois residents 16 and over have now received at least one COVID-19 shot, but restrictions not going away just yet

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

FBI, Arlington Heights police looking to identify suspect in TCF Bank robbery
Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify a man believed to have recently robbed a TCF Bank branch located inside a grocery store in Arlington Heights.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Matteson, Tinley Park mass COVID-19 vaccination sites start accepting walk-in appointments as racial equity numbers lag
Two south suburban Cook County mass COVID-19 vaccination sites will accept walk-in appointments starting Wednesday as demand for shots dwindles. The Matteson and Tinley Park mass vaccination locations are opening up access this week as part of a pilot to see whether removing the barrier of making an appointment online or over the phone will expand the county's endeavor at getting shots into arms, Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha Jr. said in a news conference at Provident Hospital.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Child suffers broken leg in Route 83 crash
Four children were injured, one with a broken leg, in a crash that took place on southbound Route 83, just south of 31st Street in Oak Brook.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

CPS plans for daily in-person classes, a remote learning option and bigger school budgets next fall
Chicago school officials said they'll seek family input to develop fall plans.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Large metal bolt falls from River North building under construction, hits pedestrian in head
A large metal bolt with a "heavy screw" fell from a River North building under construction, hitting a woman in the head Wednesday morning, officials said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Two dead in Hammond multi-car crash
The car spun out of control, then went airborne, hitting a southbound vehicle. A fourth car was "somehow involved," but he wasn't sure when or how it got hit, he said.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

COVID-19 in Illinois by the numbers: Here's a daily update on cases, positivity rate and hospital data in your area
Here's where Illinois' 11 regions stand on the key metrics that would prompt the state to restrict activities to contain an outbreak.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

COVID-19 cases in Illinois by ZIP code: Search for your neighborhood
Search COVID-19 cases in Illinois by ZIP code

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Illinois COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 82,360 additional people fully vaccinated for a total of 3,498,473 — 27.46% of the state's population including 66.09% of those over 65. 140,712 doses administered yesterday.
With vaccinations underway across the U.S. and world, Illinois is still in the first phase of its program. Here's where the state stands.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Daily Illinois coronavirus graphs: 28 new deaths, 2,765 new confirmed and probable cases and 81,133 new test results. The statewide positivity rate for cases is 3.8%.
As the pandemic continues, the Tribune is tracking Illinois deaths, cases, test results and more here.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Cook County mass vaccination site
Matteson, Tinley Park mass COVID-19 vaccination sites start accepting walk-in appointments.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Federal prosecutors allege Ald. Ed Burke made anti-Semitic remark, detail ex-Ald. Solis cooperation in new court filing
Prosecutors revealed new details Tuesday in the corruption case against Chicago Ald. Edward Burke, including the cooperation of former Ald. Daniel Solis, wiretapped conversations and other evidence in the probe that rocked City Hall two years ago.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 140,712 administered vaccine doses, 2,765 new COVID-19 cases and 28 additional deaths reported Wednesday
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Man beaten, stabbed by 6 assailants in South Austin, Chicago police say
Six people jumped, stabbed and beat a man late Tuesday, critically injuring him and leaving Chicago police searching for a motive for the West Side attack.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Chicago City Council returns to in-person meeting, approves Lightfoot affordable housing plan
At their first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic, Chicago aldermen on Wednesday approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot's long-promised changes to the city's affordable housing requirements for developers.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Matteson, Tinley Park mass COVID-19 vaccination sites start accepting walk-ins
Two south suburban Cook County mass COVID-19 vaccination sites will accept walk-in appointments starting Wednesday as demand for shots dwindles. The Matteson and Tinley Park mass vaccination locations are opening up access this week as part of a pilot to see whether removing the barrier of making an appointment online or over the phone will expand the county's endeavor at getting shots into arms, Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha Jr. said in a news conference at Provident Hospital.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

5 things to know about COVID-19 variants
Each time the virus transmits is another opportunity for a mutation to occur, potentially creating a new — and possibly more problematic — strain of the virus.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Inside Rush's new advanced molecular lab, where scientists are tracking and tracing COVID-19 variants
The goal of the surveillance is to help public health officials better allocate resources, prevent coronavirus outbreaks and break chains of transmission of these often more infectious strains.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Cubs would get a rare Friday night game at Wrigley Field under alderman's plan
The Chicago Cubs could get a rare Friday night home game this June to give them a better chance to beat the Miami Marlins, perhaps a testament to the waning fortunes of the North Side club if it needs help defeating the perennially underfunded Florida team.Wrigleyville Ald. Tom Tunney has agreed to support a one-time exception to the prohibition on Wrigley Field Friday night games in the crowded neighborhood. According to the ordinance, the change is so the Cubs won't have to play an early afternoon game immediately following a night game in New York against the hated Mets.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Man charged with murder in stabbing death of Roseland woman, police say
Members of an area crime task force have arrested a man on a charge of murder in connection with a Chicago woman's fatal stabbing last week, Chicago police announced Wednesday.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Shots fired in Tinley Park, no injuries; police
Tinley Park police investigating report of shots fired, nobody hurt

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Teenager arrested in Back of the Yards carjacking after pursuit on I-57, authorities say
A 16-year-old is in custody after forcing a woman onto the ground at gunpoint to steal her car in the Back of the Yards neighborhood early Wednesday, according to Chicago police.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Toddler killed when father accidentally backs vehicle over him at Barrington-area home, officials say
A toddler was killed Tuesday when his father accidentally backed over the child with his pickup truck, according to the Lake County sheriff's office.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Chicago's ‘Taste of winter' continues with snow showers, lightning expected Wednesday
The Chicago area's "taste of winter" should extend through Thursday morning, with snow showers likely throughout the day and sub-freezing temperatures expected overnight, according to the national weather service.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 21, 2021

Attorney General Merrick Garland announces Justice Department investigation into Minneapolis policing practices
The investigation will be a more sweeping probe of the entire Minneapolis Police Department and may result in major changes to policing there.

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