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Chicago Tribune
Sep 25, 2021

1 dead, 10 wounded — including a Chicago police officer — since Friday night
A woman officer was shot shortly before 11 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood in the 7200 block of South Jeffery Avenue. Third District officers were responding to a call of shots fired when they saw a man lying on the ground, and when they tried to investigate they heard shots fired in their direction. A female officer was struck multiple times to the body. Her and her partner got themselves to a nearby hospital. Police said the wounded officer's condition has been stabilized.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 25, 2021

1 dead, at least 10 wounded, including a Chicago police officer in city shootings since Friday night, police say
A woman officer was shot shortly before 11 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood in the 7200 block of South Jeffery Avenue. Third District officers were responding to a call of shots fired when they saw a man lying on the ground, and when they tried to investigate they heard shots fired in their direction. A female officer was struck multiple times to the body. Her and her partner got themselves to a nearby hospital. Police said the wounded officer's condition has been stabilized.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 25, 2021

Arlington International Racecourse: History of one of the ‘world's most beautiful racetracks'
A look back at the highs — and lows — of the historic thoroughbred course in Arlington Heights.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Man wounded in shooting on CTA bus in Irving Park
Man wounded in shooting on CTA bus in Irving Park neighborhood.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

State yanks Sherman Hospital's Level II trauma standing in wake of anesthesiologist shortage at the Elgin facility
Advocate Sherman Hospital's designation as a Level II trauma center was revoked Friday by the Illinois Department of Public Health in the wake of an anesthesiologist shortage that has had the Elgin-based facility sending emergency cases to other hospitals.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Childhood COVID-19 cases fall for second week, as experts say student quarantines, testing are curbing virus spread
With the number of Illinois children testing positive for COVID-19 declining for a second week in a row, some experts said Friday that student quarantines, testing and masking, while frustrating for some parents, are the only way to ensure schools remain open this fall.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Investigation of Joliet policing won't focus on Eric Lurry's death, but could be a ‘powerful thing' to spark change, AG's office says at town hall
Investigation of Joliet policing won't focus on Eric Lurry's death, AG's office says at town hall

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Employees at El Milagro tortilla factory hold walkout, demand improved pay and working conditions
Employees at El Milagro tortilla factory in Chicago held a walkout Thursday, demanding improved pay and working conditions.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Jury at R. Kelly's federal racketeering trial in New York begins deliberating, will resume next week
After a six-week trial featuring the testimony of 50 witnesses and three days of closing arguments, the federal racketeering case against Chicago-born R&B star R. Kelly is finally expected to go to the jury on Friday.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Corrections and clarifications
Corrections and clarifications for Sunday, Sept. 26

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Pritzker signs revised Democrat-drawn legislative districts into law, though court challenges continue
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs state legislative maps drawn by Democrats into law, as legal challenges continue

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Lansing teen charged in threats against CPS schools. No fans will be allowed at Simeon-Phillips football game Saturday for safety reasons.
A south suburban man has been charged with a misdemeanor after multiple threats were made against several Chicago schools, including Simeon Career Academy, a school that lost two students in fatal shooting hours apart Tuesday, police said.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Chicago aldermen question mayor's plan to raise property taxes, rely on federal COVID-19 aid in new budget
"We should be exploring ways to get this increase out of this budget," one aldermen said.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

‘This is such a grand facility.' As historic Arlington Park crosses the finish line, horse racing workers wonder how they'll fill the void
Many horse racing workers don't know what they will do next spring if, as expected, Arlington Park is closed after nearly a century of racing.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Man whose vehicle was hijacked at Hoffman Estates gas station fires gun as offenders drive off, cops say. Stolen vehicle found, but not suspects.
Two men hijacked another man's vehicle in Hoffman Estates early Friday morning.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Jury begins deliberating federal racketeering case against R. Kelly in New York
After a six-week trial featuring the testimony of 50 witnesses and three days of closing arguments, the federal racketeering case against Chicago-born R&B star R. Kelly is finally expected to go to the jury on Friday.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

COVID-19 in Chicago-area schools: Outbreaks and cases by county (updated Sept. 24)
Coronavirus in Chicago schools and throughout the state is reported by local health departments to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Miami of Ohio unaware of sexual misconduct allegations when ex-Blackhawks video coach hired, new report says
A law firm hired by Miami University to investigate a former Chicago Blackhawks video coach's brief time on the Ohio campus found the public institution was unaware of prior allegations of improper conduct that arose two years earlier when he was with the team.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Three dogs reunited with family after they were driven away while inside stolen pet care van
Three dogs were stolen from a pet-care transportation van in Lakeview Thursday afternoon but were found hours later, Chicago police said.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

A gun was stolen from a small shop in Wisconsin. Officials have linked it to 27 shootings in Chicago.
One handgun, stolen from a small shop in rural Wisconsin, has been linked to at least 27 Chicago shootings, leaving death and grief in its wake.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Three dogs reunited with family after they were driven away while inside stolen pet-care van
Three dogs were stolen from a pet-care transportation van in Lakeview Thursday afternoon but were found hours later, Chicago police said.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Police body camera footage appears to show officer arguing with, grabbing woman on North Avenue Beach
In the wake of a viral video released last month that appeared to show a uniformed Chicago police officer grabbing and physically restraining a woman while he was ordering her to leave North Avenue Beach, attorneys for the woman late Thursday made footage from the officer's body camera public for the first time.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Chicago physicians criticize FDA, CDC decision on Pfizer COVID-19 booster. Shots should be available to general public, they say.
Two Chicago physicians fear the Food and Drug Administration's plan for limited COVID-19 booster shots doesn't go far enough.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Horse racing workers future uncertain as Arlington Park closes
Arlington Park officials announced they will layoff 237 employees as part of what they called its "permanent" closure on its last day of racing Saturday. Industry members say the closure is the end of a long, slow decline at the track, which used to employ more than 1,000 workers. Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) announced this year that it is selling the track and its surrounding 326-acre property in Arlington Heights. Bidders include the Chicago Bears and at least one group that wants to save horse racing at the park.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Police body camera footage appears to show officer arguing and grabbing woman on North Avenue Beach


Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Barack and Michelle Obama will attend presidential center groundbreaking in Chicago's Jackson Park Tuesday: ‘This is not your grandparents' presidential library'
The center's museum director wants visitors to feel like they're "a social actor in the making of history."

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Jury expected to begin deliberations Friday in R. Kelly's racketeering trial in NY as closing arguments end
After a six-week trial featuring the testimony of 50 witnesses and three days of closing arguments, the federal racketeering case against Chicago-born R&B star R. Kelly is finally expected to go to the jury on Friday.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Employees at El Milagro tortilla factory hold walkout, demanding improved pay and working conditions
Employees at El Milagro tortilla factory in Chicago held a walkout Thursday, demanding improved pay and working conditions.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Column: New Chicago tourism slogan: ‘Please excuse our violence. We certainly do!' At least it would be honest.
Two Chicago students from Simeon Career Academy High School were shot and killed within hours of each other. Perhaps Chicago should start marketing its violence so the whole city can share in the pain.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Jury expected to begin deliberations Friday in R. Kelly's racketeering trial in NY
After a six-week trial featuring the testimony of 50 witnesses and three days of closing arguments, the federal racketeering case against Chicago-born R&B star R. Kelly is finally expected to go to the jury on Friday.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

DePaul University speech and language clinic opens
DePaul University has a new speech and language clinic on its Lincoln Park campus as part of its Speech Language Pathology Program

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Daywatch: Biden coming to Chicago to push his vaccine mandate | Body found in Illinois River identified as missing ISU student | What to know about Real ID delay
Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 24, 2021

Going to the Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin game at Soldier Field? Here's what to know, including the schedule for ESPN's ‘College GameDay' and the new bag policy.
Going to Notre Dame-Wisconsin at Soldier Field on Saturday? Here are some tips on how to buy tickets, get to the stadium and follow COVID-19 guidelines while you're there.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Person in custody for making threats against schools after shooting of Simeon students, police say
The threats, made against several schools, related to gun violence and were predominantly made on social media, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference Thursday.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Former Illinois State Police Merit Board financial officer accused of filing false overtime reports
An Illinois State Police Merit Board financial officer has been indicted on charges that she padded her payroll with phony overtime.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Illinois plans stronger verification to stop thieves from stealing unemployment benefits
People seeking Illinois unemployment benefits online will soon face additional steps to ensure they're not using stolen identities, officials told state lawmakers Thursday.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Dozen of Employees at El Milagro tortilla factory hold walkout, demanding improved pay and working conditions
El Milagro production workers and supporters rally outside an El Milagro store in Little Village during a temporary walk-out to protest working conditions on Sept. 23 2021, in Chicago.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

R. Kelly defense, federal prosecutors spar over whether superstar singer's sex habits were legal spoils of fame or predatory criminal conspiracy
R. Kelly's defense team is expected to get their chance to explain to a federal jury In New York on Thursday why they think prosecutors have failed to prove that the Chicago-born R&B star is the head of a racketeering enterprise.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Former state official reviewing Trump Tower tax appeal violated law by deleting records during investigation, watchdog says
The former executive director of an Illinois board that was reviewing a tax refund for Trump Tower illegally deleted records from his state computer account during an inquiry, according to an inspector general's report.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Families of 3 men killed in Starved Rock explosion file lawsuit, saying construction companies left behind an explosive after bridge demolition
The families of three men who were killed in an explosion near Starved Rock State Park in May filed a lawsuit Wednesday afternoon against several construction and blasting companies that — the complaint alleges — left behind an undetonated explosive rod that the men accidentally ignited.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

18-year-old held without bail on first-degree murder charge in connection with fatal shooting in South Shore home invasion
Timothy Wynn, of Chicago, was charged with one felony count of first-degree murder and one felony count of home invasion with a firearm in connection with a home invasion in South Shore that ended in a fatal shooting Tuesday.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Shortage of anesthesiologists at Elgin's Advocate Sherman Hospital forcing emergency surgeries elsewhere, doctors say
The anesthesiologist shortage at Elgin's Advocate Sherman Hospital is forcing emergency room patients needing immediate surgery to go to other medical facilities, two doctors told the Elgin City Council.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Body found in Illinois River is identified as missing ISU grad student Jelani Day
A body found floating in the Illinois River in LaSalle County has been identified as that of missing Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day, according to the Bloomington Police Department.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Palatine High School teen comes to aid of student having seizure during school swim lesson
A quick-thinking junior at Palatine High School came to the rescue of another student having a seizure in a physical education swim class earlier this month.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Biden coming to Chicago next week to push his COVID-19 vaccination mandate for businesses
President Joe Biden set to visit Chicago to highlight his vaccination mandate for businesses.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Amid ongoing school bus driver shortage, thousands of CPS students still without regular transportation to school
"We have not removed our foot off the gas" to deal with the busing problem, a CPS official said.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

City announces plans for live, in-person holiday traditions to return to Chicago this fall, from tree lighting to ice skating
With lighter COVID-19 restrictions, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced holiday traditions will be returning to the city of Chicago.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Body found in Illinois River is identified as missing ISU student Jelani Day
A body found floating in the Illinois River in LaSalle County has been identified as that of missing Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day, according to the Bloomington Police Department.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Escape charge dropped in plea deal for man who allegedly used identity swap to walk out of Cook County Jail
Man who sparked a weeklong manhunt after allegedly swapping identities with a fellow detainee so he could walk out of Cook County Jail pleaded guilty to two different charges Thursday as prosecutors dismissed escape case.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Prosecutors didn't ‘bring home the bacon' in case against R. Kelly, defense argues, saying his playboy lifestyle wasn't racketeering conspiracy
R. Kelly's defense team is expected to get their chance to explain to a federal jury In New York on Thursday why they think prosecutors have failed to prove that the Chicago-born R&B star is the head of a racketeering enterprise.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Chicago physicians criticize FDA decision, saying COVID-19 booster shots should be available to the general public
Two Chicago physicians fear the Food and Drug Administration's plan for limited COVID-19 booster shots doesn't go far enough.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Surfers converge on Lake Michigan as fall brings high winds and big waves: ‘It's kind of a lifestyle.'
As forecasters warned of life-threatening conditions and the possibility of beach erosion and lakefront flooding, surfers saw an opportunity to get out and have some fun.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Surfs up in Lake Michigan
As forecasters warned of life-threatening conditions and the possibility of beach erosion and lakefront flooding, surfers saw an opportunity to get out and have some fun.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Surf's up in Lake Michigan
As forecasters warned of life-threatening conditions and the possibility of beach erosion and lakefront flooding, surfers saw an opportunity to get out and have some fun.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

What does it mean for us to have a year with smiles hiding behind masks?
In a split second, we see a face and interpret things about a person. What does it mean when masks hide smiles?

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Biden coming to Chicago to push his COVID-19 vaccination mandate for businesses
President Joe Biden set to visit Chicago to highlight his vaccination mandate for businesses.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Requirement to obtain a federal Real ID has been postponed until 2023. Here's what Illinois residents need to know.
The Oct. 1 deadline to show a REAL ID-compliant driver's license in order to fly out of the state has been extended to May 2023, due to the pandemic.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Aiming to boost vaccine rates in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot launches new marketing campaign, Vax-Chi-Nation
The Protect Chicago 77 initiative aims to get COVID-19 shots to 77% of eligible residents.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

After chilly start to fall, temperatures expected to increase this week, waves subsiding
Wednesday's high waves have started to subside along the Illinois shoreline of Lake Michigan, forecasters said.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Nannies ‘call the shots' as parents face a child care shortage
During the pandemic, parents asked a lot of nannies. Now, amid an exodus and nanny shortage, they are calling the shots.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

R. Kelly's defense team expected to argue their case in second day of closing arguments at the singer's racketeering trial in NY
R. Kelly's defense team is expected to get their chance to explain to a federal jury In New York on Thursday why they think prosecutors have failed to prove that the Chicago-born R&B star is the head of a racketeering enterprise.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Arrest warrant issued for Oak Lawn woman after missing Hawaii court date in fake ‘Maderna' COVID-19 vaccination card case
Chloe Mrozak, 24, arrested last month with a fake vaccination card, is now wanted for missing her virtual court date in front of a Honolulu judge.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

2 ATMs taken in separate heists about the same time Thursday morning in Chicago
Two ATMs were taken from separate businesses almost simultaneously early Thursday, Chicago police said.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Itasca Plan Commission rejects proposed Haymarket drug treatment center, but Village Board will make final decision
Haymarket hopes to open a large drug rehabilitation center in a former Holiday Inn. Itasca's Plan Commission voted unanimously to deny its application.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Mask debates are roiling communities across Illinois. But in Genoa, neighbors say people are kind and considerate, ‘most of the time.'
School mask debates have roiled communities across Illinois, including the small town of Genoa, where some high school students recently began wearing fake masks. But some of those who call Genoa home say their hometown should not be judged by the rare eruption of political flashpoints.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Daywatch: FDA authorizes COVID booster shots for some | Guns stolen in neighboring states linked to Chicago shootings | Chicago's latest Balkan food craze
Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2021

Four guns stolen in Wisconsin have been linked to dozens of shootings here. Authorities say it's an example of how illegal guns end up on the streets of Chicago.
In 20 seconds, 4 pistols were stolen from a Wisconsin gun shop. They were used in dozens of shootings in Chicago.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Family drops lawsuit aiming to force Libertyville hospital to provide ivermectin treatment for COVID-19 patient
A woman who sued Advocate Condell Medical Center cq to force it to allow her mother, a COVID-19 patient, cq to be treated with ivermectin has dropped her lawsuit.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

CPS has tallied nearly 500 COVID-19 cases, still has no safety agreement with teachers union; Arwady calls number ‘very low'
The mayor accused CTU of "being on the sideline and lobbing bombs from the cheap seats."

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, groundbreaking filmmaker, actor and novelist, dies at 89
Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker known for writing, co-producing, scoring, editing and starring in the 1971 film "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song," died Tuesday night at his home in Manhattan. He was 89.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Illinois Supreme Court hears arguments on Deerfield's assault weapons ban
The justices heard oral arguments around the legislation from attorneys representing the village, a Deerfield gun owner and gun ownership rights groups.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Can Cook County cut ties with companies that donated to Texas abortion ban backers? A county commissioner aims to find out.
Cook County has a $35 million contract with AT&T, which has donated to Texas lawmakers who supported the abortion bill.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Former Chicago lawyer sues Texas doctor who violated the state's abortion law
Felipe Gonzales says his lawsuit against Dr. Alan Braid is not about money, nor is it about having differences in his actions. His lawsuit is about holding officials accountable.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Despite reduction of cops in Chicago schools, Board of Ed votes to pay $11 million to Police Department for resource officers
New CPS CEO Pedro Martinez called police in schools a "tough conversation."

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Two 15-year-old Simeon students fatally shot hours apart — one a few blocks from school. ‘This is really sad and nobody is doing anything about it.'
Two 15-year-old boys who attended Simeon Career Academy were fatally shot in separate attacks Tuesday and a third boy, 14, also was critically wounded, according to Chicago police.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Ryan family's record-setting $480 million Northwestern University donation will fund medical research, stadium renovation
Northwestern University announced Wednesday that it has received the school's largest ever gift thanks to Chicago billionaires Patrick and Shirley Ryan.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Workers clean up after Riot Fest ends
People clean up Douglass Park in Chicago on Sept. 20, 2021, following a weekend Riot Fest music festival. North Lawndale neighbors are divided about the festival. Some who live nearby enjoy the festival, saying it brings jobs, economic investment and the opportunity to see an eclectic lineup — residents who live within four blocks of the festival can get free tickets. Others stress that the private festival blocks off access to parts of the neighborhood's public park for weeks, bringing with it concert noise, congestion and damage to the park itself.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

More than 90% of CPS students showed up on the first day of school and the first full reopening since COVID-19 shutdown
But the district has so far not released any enrollment numbers.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

R. Kelly used persona to hide crimes ‘in plain sight,' prosecutors argue as singer's racketeering trial in New York winds down
Prosecutors began their closing arguments at singer R. Kelly's racketeering trial in New York on Wednesday, telling the jury the singer for years "used his money and public persona to hide his crimes in plain sight."

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Stolen gun in Wisconsin causes havoc on Chicago streets
Chicago police and experts have said thefts from gun shops in neighboring states — along with straw purchases — are a major source of the illegal guns that feed the city's violence problem.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Fall blows in with chillier temperatures, high winds, towering waves and even waterspouts over Lake Michigan
Fall blows in with chillier temperatures, high winds and towering waves.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Former Chicago police sergeant pleads guilty to misdemeanor battery charges in 2018 off-duty bar brawl
A now-retired Chicago police sergeant pleaded guilty to reduced charges last week in connection with a North Side bar brawl that left two men with serious injuries, court records show.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Superior Shooters Supply burglary
Surveillance video shows the break-in at Superior Shooters Supply in which a number of guns were stolen on New Year's Day 2016. (Superior Police Department)

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Attorney general to hold public town hall about investigation into Joliet policing
Investigation into Joliet Police Department practices follows the death of a Joliet man, Eric Lurry, in police custody in 2020.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

CPS has tallied nearly 500 COVID-19 cases, still has no safety agreement with its teachers union; Arwady calls number ‘very low'
The mayor accused CTU of "being on the sideline and lobbing bombs from the cheap seats."

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

2 boys, both 15, fatally shot hours apart Tuesday on Chicago's South Side
The 15-year-old boys were students at Simeon Career Academy. A third boy, 14, also was critically wounded, according to Chicago police.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

2 Simeon students, both 15, fatally shot hours apart
Two 15-year-old boys, Jamari Williams and Kentrell McNeal, were fatally shot in separate attacks Tuesday and a third boy, 14, also was critically wounded, according to Chicago police.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Naperville North High School classes canceled as police investigate bomb threat
Naperville North High School students were told to stay home Wednesday morning because of a bomb threat being investigated by Naperville police.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Naperville North High School shut down Wednesday in wake of emailed bomb threat
All classes and after-school programs at Naperville North High School were canceled and students and staff sent home Wednesday following a bomb threat emailed to the school principal.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

As we enter cold and flu season, here's how to tell if you have COVID or a cold
From fever to loss of smell, experts offer tips on how to tell the difference between a cold and the coronavirus, and then what to do about it.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

R. Kelly says he will not testify, closing arguments in racketeering trial in New York to begin Wednesday
After nearly six weeks of testimony involving dozens of witnesses, R. Kelly's racketeering trial in New York could be headed for closing arguments as soon as Wednesday as the singer's attorneys wrap up their case.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Column: Chicagoan who'll be honored by U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum warns of rising hatred: ‘It has become normal to hear it.'
"That overt hatred has become mainstream, almost. Whether you're voicing your hatred for Black people or immigrants or Hispanics or Jews, it's normal."

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Column: Chicagoan who'll be honored by U.S. Holocaust Museum warns of rising hatred: ‘It has become normal to hear it.'
"That overt hatred has become mainstream, almost. Whether you're voicing your hatred for Black people or immigrants or Hispanics or Jews, it's normal."

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Dangerous waves along the lakefront
A beach hazards statement was made Tuesday morning, warning of the potential for waves between 12 and 16 feet high in portions of northwest Indiana along Lake Michigan — with the potential for occasional waves as high as 21 feet.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Closing arguments could begin Wednesday in R. Kelly's racketeering trial in New York
After nearly six weeks of testimony involving dozens of witnesses, R. Kelly's racketeering trial in New York could be headed for closing arguments as soon as Wednesday as the singer's attorneys wrap up their case.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

2 from Chicago suburbs the latest charged in U.S. Capitol breach
FBI agents identified them from social media and security images, according to court records made public Tuesday.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Two in Chicago suburbs the latest charged in U.S. Capitol breach
Two more Illinois residents have been charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 after FBI agents identified them on social media and security images, according to court records made public Tuesday.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Two in suburbs the latest charged in U.S. Capitol breach
Two more Illinois residents have been charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 after FBI agents identified them on social media and security images, according to court records made public Tuesday.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Man charged with attempted murder in connection with July shooting on the South Side
Police this week made an arrest related to a shooting this summer that left a 43-year-old man wounded on the South Side, according to Chicago police.

Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2021

Daywatch: What parents should know about vaccines for kids 12 & under | Chicago Board of Ed to vote on resource officer contract | How to see Chicagohenge today
Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.

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