Dixmoor identifies problematic valve in ongoing water crisis, but water pressure remains low, and schools and businesses still closed

Crews are digging up the valve to manually turn it back on, but water pressure remains low. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Gov. J.B. Pritzker issues vaccination mandate for 55,000 day care workers

Gov. J.B. Pritzker issues a coronavirus vaccination mandate for 55,000 day care workers in Illinois, even as the largest state public workers union continues to balk at an earlier vaccination order. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

More than 100 city workers sue Chicago over vaccine mandate as police union, City Hall show no signs of backing down in stalemate

A group of dozens of Chicago firefighters and water department workers are asking a federal judge for a temporary restraining order against Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate, the latest salvo in a battle over city rules. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Wisconsin authorities say they shot a man connected to a Chicago homicide. Police dog is also wounded in shootout at Kenosha County gas station.

Kenosha County sheriff’s deputies have shot and wounded a man they say was driving a stolen vehicle connected to a Chicago homicide, officials said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Endangered bumblebee is blocking Rockford airport expansion that will destroy rare prairie — but only for another week

Bell Bowl Prairie contains at least 164 species of plants, many of which are rare, as well as rare nesting birds. But conservationists warn: ‘The dozers are at the door.’ Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

River Grove family welcomes home body of long lost airman killed over Germany during World War II

On March 2, 1945, Wiemerslage and eight soldiers from his crew were headed to a bombing run in Dresden aboard their B-17G Flying Fortress when the bomber was disabled by enemy aircraft, according to the U.S. Army. Wiemerslage and six crew members died when the plane exploded in midair. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress…

All a-boot Christkindlmarket 2021: Christmas market celebrates 25 years in Chicago with new mug design and keepsake ornament

When the holiday-themed market opens on Nov. 19, it will have been 697 days since it sold its last mug of Glühwein. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chicago gained Latino and lost Black residents in 2020 Census. Latino aldermen want new city council ward map to reflect population shift.

The City Council needs 41 of 50 aldermen to agree on a map to avoid a referendum. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Awaiting Chicago’s 1st fall freeze and the return of La Niña. Here’s what to expect this winter.

The La Niña climate pattern could mean slightly warmer than normal temperatures and a higher probability that rain could stick around into early next year. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Man, woman face charges in chase that resulted in Chicago cop accidentally shooting 2 colleagues; 36 lbs. of pot, guns found in car: police

Emergency crews were on the scene in west suburban Lyons, where two Chicago police officers were shot late Wednesday. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘If temperatures keep rising, it’s going to be hard to grow pumpkins in southern Illinois.’ Researcher on quest for a hybrid pumpkin.

The leading pumpkin producer in the United States, Illinois harvested 15,900 acres last year, more than twice as many acres as any other state, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Printable guide: Find a public bathroom in Chicago

A printable flyer with tips on finding accessible public bathrooms in Chicago. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Gaming regulators drop Calumet City, Lynwood bids for south suburban casino license

Gaming regulators have eliminated casino bids by Calumet City and Lynwood from contention for a south suburban casino license, narrowing list to proposed sites in Matteson and Homewood/East Hazel Crest. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

The Gwen hotel in Chicago ranked No. 1 in US. ‘We like to think of ourselves as the hidden gem in River North.’

From oversize two-bedroom suits to tarot card-themed drinks and winter curling, The Gwen has set itself apart and is ranked the top hotel in the country by Conde Nast Traveler’s readers. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

NY teen behind Oct. 15 threat to Naperville North HS facing felony charges, interim police chief says

A teenager from New York is facing possible felony charges stemming from an Oct. 15 threat that led police and Naperville District 203 officials to evacuate Naperville North High School, according to Naperville’s interim police chief. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Trial date for Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson still in limbo as lawyer objects to further delay

A trial date for Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson remained in limbo Tuesday as a stacked court calendar and COVID-19 protocols at Chicago’s federal courthouse continued to make scheduling difficult. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

If COVID-19 cases keep dropping, Pritzker wants to ‘remove certain mask mandates’ in time for the holidays

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says masks mandates could be dropped by holidays if COVID-19 trends continue on current path. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

What do an original rainbow flag, a life-size photo of Marsha P. Johnson, and the gavel that ended ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ have in common?

The “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum is a spirited recap of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Gov. Pritzker lays out 6-year timeline for $1.2B I-80 reconstruction project through Will County

“This stretch of I-80 has also come to represent the disinvested infrastructure that Illinois used to be notorious for,” he said. “That’s all changing.” Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Northwestern Interfraternity Council votes to extend social ban

The council had initially implemented a three-week ban on all chapter events, in conjunction with the university, following alerts to students about multiple aggravated assault cases involving students who reported being drugged at fraternity houses. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Jury convicts ex-DePaul student of attempting to aid Islamic State terrorist group

A federal jury on Monday found an ex-DePaul University student guilty of using his computer skills to help the Islamic State terrorist group spread violent propaganda. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Zion woman critically injured when struck by stray bullet inside home

The 23-year-old woman was inside her home in the 2800 block of Enoch Avenue when she was hit by gunfire outside, Zion police said Monday. Authorities said it does not appear that the woman was the intended target of the shooting. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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