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Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Only 6 new COVID-19 deaths reported Sunday, the lowest daily total since March 26
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

19-year-old woman seriously injured after being struck by SUV on I-94
The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman continued driving and left the scene.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

Illinois coronavirus graphs: 7,020 deaths, 147,251 confirmed cases, 1.76 million tests, 4.24% positivity rate for Chicago area
As the coronavirus spreads, the Tribune is tracking Illinois cases here.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

Fourth of July weekend gun violence in Chicago includes 17 killed, including 2 children, and dozens more wounded
At least 13 people died and 55 others were injured in Chicago due to gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend so far. Two killed overnight were young, continuing a string of children fatally shot in recent weeks.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

Ald. Michele Smith keeps Mayor Lori Lightfoot's proposed change to lobbying rules on indefinite hold
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's move to roll back rules to prevent elected officials from outside Chicago from lobbying the city is going nowhere for the time being.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

The Dreadhead Cowboy rides for peace
Under the name Dreadhead Cowboy, Adam Hollingsworth often rides his horses through the streets of Chicago and has attended various Black Lives Matter protests on horseback, including in Minneapolis and in downtown Chicago after Black man George Floyd was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer May 25, 2020. He also brings his horses into Chicago neighborhoods, so community members, especially young children, can take a ride and share his love of his animals. Hollingsworth says he struggled with wrongful incarceration and a shooting injury before finding a new sense of purpose when his uncle Eddie Thomas introduced him to horses. "If a horse can change my life, I know for a fact that it can change other people's lives," Hollingsworth said.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

Chicago violence during Fourth of July weekend includes 2 children killed, 2 mass shootings and at least 63 injured, 17 killed overall
At least 13 people died and 55 others were injured in Chicago due to gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend so far. Two killed overnight were young, continuing a string of children fatally shot in recent weeks.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

7-year-old girl described as ‘very quiet and sweet' is fatally shot on Chicago's West Side
A young girl was shot in the head and killed Saturday evening in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

Illinois Gov. Pritzker condemns Kansas newspaper cartoon equating face mask order with Holocaust
The Illinois governor noted he helped build the Illinois Holocaust Museum "to fight exactly this kind of hate."

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

Gun decorated with President Trump's image seized by police on Chicago's South Side
The weapon was among 17 confiscated firearms confiscated by Chicago police officers in the 7th District.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

Chicago violence during Fourth of July weekend so far includes 2 children killed, a mass shooting and at least 55 injured, 13 killed overall
At least 13 people died and 55 others were injured in Chicago due to gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend so far. Two killed overnight were young, continuing a string of children fatally shot in recent weeks.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

Chicago violence during Fourth of July weekend includes 2 children killed, 2 mass shootings and at least 55 injured, 13 killed overall
At least 13 people died and 55 others were injured in Chicago due to gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend so far. Two killed overnight were young, continuing a string of children fatally shot in recent weeks.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

7-year-old girl fatally shot in South Austin neighborhood on West Side
A young girl was shot in the head and killed Saturday evening in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 05, 2020

8 shot, 4 fatally in Englewood shooting, police say
Four people were killed, including a 14-year-old boy, and four others were injured, including an 11-year-old boy, in an Englewood shooting Saturday night, according to Chicago police.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Young girl fatally shot in South Austin neighborhood on West Side
A young girl was shot in the head and killed Saturday evening in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Young girl shot in head in South Austin neighborhood on West Side
A young girl was shot in the head and critically wounded Saturday evening in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Protesters rally downtown for July Fourth boycott: ‘That flag is a lie'
While others celebrated, hundreds of protesters gathered in Federal Plaza on Saturday afternoon to boycott the Independence Day holiday.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Lowest daily total of COVID-19 deaths since the end of March reported
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Lowest daily total of COVID-19 deaths since the end of March reported as Chicago's Fourth of July underway without firework shows, parades, open beaches
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Where does Illinois stand on the reopening plan? Here are the charts
The plan to reopen Illinois depends on a host of metrics laid out by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Here's a breakdown of where each region stands.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Illinois coronavirus graphs: 7,014 deaths, 146,612 confirmed cases, 1.73 million tests, 4.3% positivity rate for northeast region
As the coronavirus spreads, the Tribune is tracking Illinois cases here.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Socially distant Fourth of July in Chicago area: ‘We would normally have a bigger gathering with family'
A different kind of Fourth of July unfolded across the Chicago area Saturday, as communities put on virtual events instead of the usual parades, people protested the very idea of the holiday and many eschewed large gatherings in favor of small family picnics.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Lake Zurich man facing sexual abuse and child pornography charges, police say
A Lake Zurich man is facing child pornography and aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges in connection with allegations he had sex with a 15-year-old and had child pornography on his cellphone, according to the Lake Zurich Police Department.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Dance team member who hoped to join Chicago Police Department dies week after block party shooting
A dance team member who hoped to become a Chicago police detective and was shot during a block party last weekend became the second person to die following the attack, according to authorities.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: COVID-19 death toll passes 7,000 as Chicago's Fourth of July kicks off without firework shows, parades, open beaches
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

1 dead, 2 seriously wounded in shootings so far Saturday
A man was fatally wounded and another man was left in serious condition in two separate attacks on the South Side, Chicago police said.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

2 killed, 16 wounded in overnight shootings as Fourth of July weekend gets underway in Chicago
At least two were killed and 16 others were injured in shootings overnight during the start of the Fourth of July weekend. Most of the shootings occurred in South Side neighborhoods.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

4th of July violence in Chicago
Images from Chicago Tribune photojournalists covering Fourth of July weekend violence around Chicago.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

At least 2 killed, 16 wounded in shootings so far in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend
At least two were killed and 16 others were injured in shootings overnight during the start of the Fourth of July weekend. Most of the shootings occurred in South Side neighborhoods.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Hundreds of Joliet nurses strike after hospital, union fail to reach contract
A Joliet hospital is preparing to transfer babies and pediatric patients to a sister facility, reschedule non-urgent surgeries and potentially ask ambulances to take new patients elsewhere should more than 700 of its nurses strike Saturday.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Cook County Board considers nonbinding proposal to shift money from ‘failed and racist' policing, incarceration systems
Cook County Board to consider non-binding resolution to redirect money from law enforcement to social services.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 04, 2020

Cook County courts start reopening Monday, with thousands of cases stalled by pandemic. ‘How do you wake the sleeping giant?'
Cook County courts, stalled by pandemic, start reopening Monday.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Pritzker contributes $51.5 million to committee seeking voter approval for graduated-rate income tax, records show
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has contributed another $51.5 million to a ballot initiative committee backing an amendment to the Illinois Constitution allowing for a graduated-rate income tax.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Long-term care facilities in Illinois continue seeing declines in COVID-19 outbreaks, deaths
Even as concerns rise about a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Illinois, newly released state data show that deaths and outbreaks continue to drop among long-term care facilities, where most deaths have been concentrated.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Column: So you couldn't focus on a book for a while, but now you're ready? 6 good books to read right now
So you couldn't focus on a book for a while, but now you're ready? Mary Schmich suggests 6 good books to read right now.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Holiday weekend begins with hot weather in Chicago area and warnings from officials to stay safe
Chicago officials warned residents Friday to limit gatherings to prevent COVID-19 risk and watch for signs of heat stroke amid high temperatures.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Home security video captures close-up images of gunman killing companion at point-blank range in Rogers Park
Home security video captures close-up images of gunman killing companion at point-blank range in Rogers Park on June 28

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Home security video captures close-up images of gunman killing companion at point-blank range
WARNING: Video contains graphic content. In a video provided to the Tribune by a source, a gunman is seen killing a man at point-blank range in Rogers Park.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Coronavirus at Illinois long-term care facilities: 22,833 confirmed cases and 3,856 deaths
The Pritzker administration released for the first time details of the number of cases and deaths tied to long-term care facilities in Illinois. The data shows at least 189 long-term care facilities in 22 counties reporting at least one case. In all, at least 1,860 cases can be tied to these facilities, with 286 deaths as of April 19.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Black rookie Chicago cop says he's leaving police union over criticism of kneeling officers. ‘The FOP has not been welcoming to folks like me'
Black rookie Chicago cop says he's leaving union over criticism of kneeling officers.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Parachutist spotted floating among high-rises near lakefront. ‘My immediate reaction was just to grab my phone.'
Michael McLean woke to fireworks outside his Lakeshore East apartment early Friday. Then he saw a parachute float past his window.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

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

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Illinois coronavirus graphs: 7,005 deaths, 145,750 confirmed cases, 1.7 million tests, 4.31% positivity rate for northeast region
As the coronavirus spreads, the Tribune is tracking Illinois cases here.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State COVID-19 death toll passes 7,000 as Fourth of July kicks off in Chicago without firework shows, parades or open beaches
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Day after judge declares his executive orders void, Gov. J.B. Pritzker urges restaurants, bars to keep following safety guidelines
A day after a southern Illinois judge ruled that Gov. J.B. Pritzker's executive orders aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus are void, the Democratic governor and the state's top health official are urging restaurants and bars and their customers to continue following safety guidelines heading into the Fourth of July weekend.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Watch live: Chicago police Superintendent David Brown gives an update
Chicago police Superintendent David Brown gives an update heading into the Fourth of July weekend. Watch live here.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Wheaton College fires chaplain for ‘inappropriate comments and actions of a racial and sexual nature'
Wheaton College announced Friday it has dismissed the school's chaplain for "inappropriate comments and actions of a racial and sexual nature" toward staff members.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Chicago will rely largely on signs along highways and at airports as it orders self-quarantine for people who visit states where COVID-19 is surging
Chicago health officials said Friday they have no plan for enforcing the city's abrupt quarantine order for people arriving from states where coronavirus cases are surging, but will rely largely on signs posted along highways and at the two airports.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Watch live: Chicago officials give update heading into Fourth of July weekend
City officials give an update heading into a hot Fourth of July weekend during the coronavirus pandemic. Watch live here.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: A Fourth of July without firework shows, parades or open beaches. Bars put on notice about crowds
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Soldier from Calumet City kills himself as police try to arrest him in disapearance of fellow soldier at Fort Hood
A suspect in the disappearance of a soldier at Fort Hood this past spring has been identified as a fellow soldier from Calumet City.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Daywatch: Lightfoot's new travel rule, no apparent virus spread from protests and how to celebrate July 4th in Chicago
Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Column: ‘Boxes of hope': In Little Village, a food pantry turns the COVID crisis into opportunity
In Chicago's Little Village, a food pantry turns the COVID crisis into opportunity.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Column: ‘Boxes of hope': In Little Village, a food pantry turns the COVID-19 crisis into opportunity
Few places were harder hit than Little Village, sometimes known as the capital of the Mexican Midwest. Many people got sick. Some died. In the consequent economic crash, thousands were laid off.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Caravans, peace grants and basketball. Finding ways around the pandemic to keep children and others safe in Chicago this summer.
Many of Chicago's summer programs to prevent violence have had to readjust because of the pandemic. But the need for activities has rarely been more critical in Chicago, with a troubling spike in the number of children shot and killed over the last two weeks and the traditionally violent Fourth of July weekend ahead.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

Nearly 60 Chicago street vendors get $500 relief check from grassroots emergency fund: ‘Thanks to their own community'
Almost 60 Chicago street vendors have received COVID-19 relief aid thanks to an emergency fund created by a community group that has raised about $39,000 in donations.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 03, 2020

The latest from editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis
Editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis offers his take on current events.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Brothers who were in altercation with Joliet mayor won't face charges, state's attorney says
The Will County state's attorney's office on Thursday said it will not bring charges for now against two men involved in an altercation in May with Joliet's mayor.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Joliet police not at fault in death of man who passed away after arrest during drug investigation, state's attorney says
The Will County state's attorney's office Thursday said Joliet police were not at fault for the death in January of a man who was arrested during a drug investigation 11 hours before he passed away.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's what happened July 2 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
Jul 02, 2020

Downstate judge voids Gov. J.B. Pritzker's coronavirus orders; state to appeal
A southern Illinois judge on Thursday declared void Gov. J.B. Pritzker's orders aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus, saying state law doesn't allow governors to extend disaster proclamations beyond 30 days or restrict the activities of residents and businesses by executive order.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

No apparent COVID-19 spread from George Floyd protests; Chicago and Cook officials keep wary watch on reopening
Protests in Chicago and the suburbs over the Minnesota death of George Floyd as a police officer knelt on his neck so far have caused no identifiable uptick in COVID-19 cases, city and suburban Cook County officials said.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Controversy over keeping police in Chicago schools rages on, moves to City Council
The Board of Education narrowly voted to keep the police contract, but it still ends in August.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Bars and restaurants find themselves at coronavirus crossroads for July Fourth: ‘It's going to be a tough weekend'
After neighborhoods like Wrigleyville saw a surge in unmasked patrons, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told bars and restaurants to expect fines up to $10,000 if they don't comply with COVID-19 restrictions.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

It's a make or break holiday weekend for Chicago bars. Can they control the crowds and follow COVID-19 restrictions?
After neighborhoods like Wrigleyville saw a surge in unmasked patrons, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told bars and restaurants to expect fines up to $10,000 if they don't comply with COVID-19 restrictions.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Rooftops around Wrigley Field will be allowed to open for Cubs games, but with reduced capacity
The city of Chicago will allow rooftops around Wrigley Field to open at 25% capacity for Cubs games, according to the city and a rooftop manager.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Former Chicago Tribune advertising staffer dies at 90: ‘Always a joyous person'
Before retiring from the Tribune in 1991, Labuz spent long hours coordinating the newspaper's sales and printing staff.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Lawyer helps fellow Peace Corps volunteer from Illinois save dog from being sent back overseas after COVID-19-forced separation
A Peace Corps volunteer's attempts to reunite with her dog at first were thwarted by federal authorities. Thursday, she got the news she can keep him here after they had to leave Africa because of the coronavirus.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Downstate judge voids Gov. J.B. Pritzker's coronavirus orders; state to appeal
A federal judge on Thursday denied the Illinois Republican Party's request to temporarily block Gov. J.B. Pritzker's ban on gatherings of more than 50 people from applying to political parties.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 869 new known COVID-19 cases reported as Lightfoot orders anyone coming to Chicago from states where virus is surging to quarantine
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Lightfoot orders anyone coming to Chicago from states where COVID-19 is surging to quarantine for 14 days
People coming to Chicago from 15 states experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases must self-quarantine for 14 days upon entering the city beginning next week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced late Thursday afternoon.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Despite new agreement, triggering events could free Alden to buy more shares of Tribune Publishing - or the entire company
While the new standstill agreement between Tribune Publishing and its largest shareholder, Alden Global Capital extends a 33% ownership cap until next year, it still allows the hedge fund to make a tender off to buy a majority stake in the newspaper company at any time.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Woman who was convicted of murder in 1979 shooting death of husband in Inverness will get new trial
A court has ruled that a woman convicted of having her husband murdered in Inverness in 1979 should get a new trial to present her defense that she changed her mind about the scheme.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

St. Louis couple who pulled guns on protesters on private street once armed selves when friend cut through property in '80s
The McCloskeys of St. Louis are engaged in a dispute with neighbors over a parcel of private land, and once grabbed guns over the property in the 80s.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

St. Louis couple who pulled guns on protesters on private street once armed selves when friend cut through property in 80s
The McCloskeys of St. Louis are engaged in a dispute with neighbors over a parcel of private land, and once grabbed guns over the property in the 80s.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

The Spin: Mayor threatens to close bars, restaurants over crowding | Lightfoot pleads with would-be gunmen for ‘humanity' | Willie Wilson formally launches senate bid
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's daily politics newsletter.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

1 dead, at least 8 wounded in violence since Thursday morning, police say
Six people have been wounded in Chicago since 7 a.m. Thursday, police said.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Of the COVID-19 pregnancy cases reported in Illinois, Black and Latina women make up over 70%
At least 1,089 women in Illinois have had COVID-19 while pregnant, and of those cases, five have died, according to Illinois Department of Public Health data.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Attorney: Missing Texas soldier was killed at Fort Hood
Army investigators believe a Texas soldier missing since April was killed by another soldier on the Texas base where they served, the attorney for the missing soldier's family said Thursday.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Hurricane Harbor may reopen soon, but Six Flags Great America still questionable
Six Flags' Hurricane Harbor water parks in Gurnee and Rockford may be reopening soon, though a reopening for Six Flags Great America remains less certain.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Extra cops will be on streets this weekend but police Superintendent David Brown acknowledges, ‘We can't do it alone'
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her police superintendent acknowledged Thursday that it will take more than the 1,200 extra officers pressed into duty this Fourth of July weekend to reduce rampant gun violence in many neighborhoods.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Man wanted in beating death of New Lenox business owner surrenders to police
A disgruntled customer who police say beat 39-year-old Wayne Deutsch with a metal object at his New Lenox window tinting shop on June 12 turned himself into police Thursday.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

1 dead, at least 6 wounded in violence since Thursday morning, police say
Six people have been wounded in Chicago since 7 a.m. Thursday, police said.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Man out on parole accused in violent attack, sexual assault of woman in Arlington Heights, police say
An Arlington Heights man released on parole earlier this year has been accused in the brutal attack and sexual assault of a woman in the early-morning hours of Wednesday, July 1, in a woody area off West Central Road in Arlington Heights, police said.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Person being questioned in fatal domestic-related shooting in South Deering neighborhood
A 30-year-old woman was fatally wounded in a domestic-related shooting Wednesday night on the Far South Side, Chicago police said.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

3 men attempted to carjack woman Thursday morning at Glencoe Golf Club, police say
Three men pushed a woman to the ground and attempted to steal her car near Glencoe Golf Club Thursday morning.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Court rules Jackie Robinson West team may seek reinstatement of 2014 Little League championship
Parents of the Jackie Robinson West team that had its Little League World Series title stripped due to players' ineligibility may proceed with their lawsuit seeking reinstatement of the championship, a court has ruled.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 869 new known COVID-19 cases reported as Lightfoot and Chicago officials threaten to shut down bars with violations over holiday weekend
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Lightfoot and city officials threaten to shut down bars with COVID-19 guideline violations over holiday weekend; Wrigley Field rooftops to open for Cubs games
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Federal judge denies GOP request to prevent Pritzker's crowd limit rule from applying to political gatherings
A federal judge on Thursday denied the Illinois Republican Party's request to temporarily block Gov. J.B. Pritzker's ban on gatherings of more than 50 people from applying to political parties.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

At least 6 wounded in shootings since Thursday morning, police say
Six people have been wounded in Chicago since 7 a.m. Thursday, police said.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

It may not be Illinois rodeo's last roundup, but bucking broncs ‘bored to death,' clowns out of work as county fairs cancel
Rodeos around Illinois have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The events, often held at county fairs or to benefit nonprofits, can draw thousands. Without them, the grandstands are dark, and that's a financial punch in the gut.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, city officials threaten to shut down bars that don't follow social distancing guidelines
The city of Chicago will shut down bars that aren't following social distancing guidelines and increase patrols in "problem areas," Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other officials told liquor license holders on a conference call ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

South Side hospital failed to properly triage a pregnant woman who later died, Illinois regulators find
Illinois health regulators are inspecting Roseland Hospital after the death of a pregnant woman to make sure it's following a correction plan.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Air quality alert issued for Chicago area ahead of hot July 4 holiday weekend
An air quality alert has been issued for the greater Chicago area through Thursday night by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and could be extended for several days as the region preps for a hot July Fourth holiday weekend.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

New face masks made to battle the summer ‘sweat factor,' but do they work? Here's what you need to know.
As consumers search for masks that are tolerable for more than a quick grocery run, brands like Under Armour, New Balance and Uniqlo have announced designs using breathable fabrics. Chicago mask-makers are also experimenting.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Wealthy family's hedges removed from park land
The politically-connected owner of a Lakeview mansion abruptly removed hedges planted on public park land in front of the home after news organizations revealed the hedges made it appear that the public land was the home's yard.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Horses stand idle and clowns call it quits as the coronavirus cancels Illinois rodeos. ‘This is the first time ever that we won't have a rodeo.'
Rodeos around Illinois are being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The events, often held as nonprofit benefits or moneymakers for county fairs, can draw thousands. Without them, the grandstands are dark, and that financial punch in the gut reaches far beyond the county fairs that so often play host.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago to focus on ticketing bar, restaurant violations of COVID-19 guidelines over July 4 weekend; Wrigley Field rooftops to open for Cubs games
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 02, 2020

Is your pet frightened by fireworks? Here's what to do this Fourth of July weekend.
July Fourth fireworks cause anxiety for many pets distressed by the explosions and that could be even more of a problem this year, with record sales of fireworks nationwide. Here's how to protect your pet.

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