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Video gambling license fees temporarily halved under COVID-19 relief bundle approved by Cook County Board

Video gambling license and terminal fees located in unincorporated areas of the county temporarily would be cut in half as part of a coronavirus relief package for businesses the Cook County Boar...


Illinois administers record 130K-plus vaccines, as expansion of eligibility opens outside Chicago and Cook County

A record 130,021 coronavirus vaccine doses were administered in Illinois on Wednesday, public health officials reported, reaching a statewide total of 2,440,950. The previous daily record was 95,...


Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene attacks Illinois US Rep. Marie Newman’s transgender daughter in feud over LGBTQ rights

U.S. Rep. Marie Newman’s feud over LGBTQ rights with controversial Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene took a new turn Thursday when Facebook temporarily took down Newman’s video putting up a t...


Black Chicago police officers band together for new voice during reckoning over racism in law enforcement

Black officers in the Chicago Police Department are forming their own professional organization to lend perspective amid longstanding tensions between law enforcement and communities of color, th...


Motorist feared arrest when he fled traffic stop, ran red l...atally hit woman crossing street in Englewood, prosecutors say

A 20-year-old man told police that he was out on bond for an attempted murder and afraid of being arrested when he fled police during a traffic stop, speeding through a red light, hitting another...


West Side man charged with killing ex-girlfriend in South Shore in April after they argued following downtown car crash

A West Side man shot his ex-girlfriend to death near her South Shore home in April about an hour after he crashed his car downtown while driving around with the woman, prosecutors said Thursday.


U.S. Reps. Marie Newman and Marjorie Taylor Greene feud over LGBTQ rights

U.S. Rep. Marie Newman has a transgender pride flag outside her Washington office across the hall from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's sign that reads, "There are TWO genders MALE & FEMALE. ‘Trus...


Activists ‘disappointed and not surprised’ after $181.7...relief funding spent on reimbursing sheriff’s office payroll

Over the past 11 months of the pandemic, Cook County directed more than 40% of its federal stimulus money toward labor costs for the sheriff’s office, drawing alarm from Black activists who hav...


Woman who sued DuPage County sheriff to receive methadone treatment in jail loses court fight but could still get her meds

A federal judge has thrown out a Chicago woman’s request to ensure she can receive an addiction-fighting medication during a jail stint that begins Thursday, but the practical effect of the dec...


Political operative connected to ex-Ald. Solis charged in CPS contract fraud

A longtime political operative at the center of the investigation into former Ald. Daniel Solis has been charged in a scheme to steer a massive Chicago Public Schools contract to a Cleveland-base...


Chicago lakefront, Catholic churches top newest list of city’s most endangered historic buildings

Preservation Chicago called on the city and the Chicago Park District to seek a national park designation for Chicago's entire lakefront, which topped the group's new list of Chicago's most endan...


Teachers get second dose of COVID-19 vaccine and ‘peace of mind’ at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy event

In an effort to vaccinate teachers and staff within the Archdiocese school system, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy hosted an on-site vaccination day Wednesday afternoon. The vaccines were admini...


Chicago police official resigns amid investigation of bar party that led to citations for COVID-19 safety violations

A high-ranking Chicago police official resigned from the department Wednesday, weeks after an investigation began into a bar party allegedly held for him which led to the business being cited for...


Michael Madigan’s hand-picked successor in state House resigns just three days after being installed

Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s hand-picked successor for the legislative seat he held for a half-century resigned Wednesday morning, just three days after being selected for th...


Anjanette Young police raid prompts Chicago aldermen to push for search warrant changes

Aldermen introduced a plan on Wednesday to significantly tighten the rules the Chicago Police Department must follow to obtain and execute search warrants in response to the high-profile wrongful...


Pro-Trump candidate announces plans to challenge one of the former president’s Republican critics, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Pro-Trump Republican Catalina Lauf has launched a bid to unseat GOP Chicago-area U.S. Adam Kinzinger, who's made headlines and waves in his own party for blasting former President Donald Trump.


‘They killed a really good woman’: Friends of woman killed in Englewood crash search for answers

Reckless homicide charges have been filed against a 20-year-old man who Chicago police say was driving an SUV through Englewood on Monday when he ran a red light and hit and killed a woman.


‘Ride or die’ girlfriend charged with helping man set fire to ex-girlfriend’s Hobart house, records allege

Wilson had threatened her with a gun and had beat her multiple times in the past, she told police. He left several messages in the month since they broke up before the fire crying and asking her ...


Indiana State Police continuing investigation of Michigan City prison stabbing that left one guard dead, another wounded

On Monday, Tymetri Campbell, 38, was being held on preliminary charges of murder after he allegedly stabbed Lt. Eugene Lasco, 57, after he came to the aid of Sgt. Padrick Schmitt, 22, who was als...


A Chicago gym spurred outbreak of 55 COVID-19 cases after i...ed indoor workouts last summer. Mask use was ‘infrequent.’

A Chicago gym spurred an outbreak of at least 55 COVID-19 cases over the summer after infected people attended indoor high-intensity exercise classes — including several who had already tested ...


As Illinois surpasses 2.3M COVID-19 vaccinations, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois expects 100,000 daily doses by mid-March

Illinois administered 55,947 coronavirus vaccine doses Tuesday, reaching a statewide total of 2,310,929, public health officials reported Wednesday. The number of Illinois residents who have been...