Gary school advisory board member Norman Bailey slain inside lounge he owned

Norman Bailey, 60, who was serving his second term on the school board, was praised by board president Robert Buggs. “I call him ‘Norman the quiet storm,’ because he was nice and easy going, but don’t get him riled,” said Buggs. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Why the NFL’s ‘socialistic enterprise’ means the Chicago Bears win at the bank — even when they lose on the field

Sports economists say a bad season on the field for NFL teams is usually belied by a good one at the bank. No matter how poorly they play, teams get a share of the ocean of revenue generated by TV deals and national sponsorships. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Rogers Park stabbing attack leaves dog dead, 2 women, 82 and 60, injured, police say

A 30-year-old woman was charged with first-degree murder after being identified as the person who fatally stabbed an 82-year-old woman, stabbed 60-year-old woman multiple times and stabbed a dog to death, Chicago police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Newborn baby found dead in duffel bag near fire station in Near North neighborhood, police say

The body of a newborn male baby was found early Saturday morning in a duffel bag in Near North neighborhood, Chicago police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Weather officials warn of slippery roads Saturday morning

National Weather Service officials warned of slippery road conditions early Saturday due to light accumulating snow overnight that has left a coating across many roads, parking lots, and sidewalks. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Man, 39, fatally wounded at gas station on West Side, police say

A 39-year-old man was fatally wounded Friday night while he was sitting in his vehicle at a gas pump in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, Chicago police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

DuPage man let out of jail to attend brother’s funeral goes missing. Police find electronic tracking device at cemetery.

Over prosecutors’ objections, a judge allowed Bruce Berrier to go to a funeral home, cemetery and luncheon. He didn’t return. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police: Man, 60, shot after yelling at 2 men who were robbing woman on North Side

The man was shot in the left leg in the Magnolia Glen neighborhood of Edgewater, police said, and the 34-year-old robbery victim was not hurt. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Judge in western Illinois reassigned after tossing out sexual assault conviction of 18-year-old, saying 148 days behind bars was ‘plenty of punishment’

Judge Robert Adrian has been assigned to small claims, legal matters and probate dockets, and other civil cases, effective immediately. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

As Republicans push crime as top election issue, House Speaker defends Democratic efforts at reform but hints at new anti-crime package

Emanuel “Chris” Welch was vague about possible measures, but acknowledged a need to address rising crimes like carjackings and organized retail theft. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Aurora police officer dies from complications after contracting COVID-19, officials announce

Aurora Police Officer Brian Shields, 51, died Tuesday morning from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19, police officials said Wednesday evening. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Man, 27, charged in connection with shooting death of 16-year-old boy last year in Little Village

Joliet resident Santos Chavez was charged with first-degree murder related to the Feb. 21 shooting of teenager Alberto Flores, police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

State Sen. Thomas Cullerton’s federal embezzlement trial postponed due to pandemic scheduling

State Sen. Thomas Cullerton’s long-awaited trial on federal embezzlement charges has been postponed due to a COVID-19 scheduling requirements. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Congressional Gold Medal for Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, approved by Senate

Emmett Till was a Chicago teenager killed by white supremacists. His mother insisted on an open casket funeral to demonstrate the brutality of his death. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

How do I get a free, at-home COVID-19 test? Illinois insurers, pharmacies are still working out details

Some details of how the requirement will work remain scarce. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

1 dead, 1 injured after police shooting early Tuesday in northwest suburban Port Barrington

Deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Manchester Lane in Port Barrington at 1:22 a.m. to investigate a report of domestic violence, officials said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Less than one month after omicron was confirmed in Chicago, it made up nearly all COVID-19 cases in one city report

Within one month of its arrival in Chicago, the omicron variant of COVID-19 has quickly become the dominant strain in the city, according to a report from the Chicago Department of Public Health. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

North Chicago mom who’s charged in young son’s death had lost custody of children from 2014 until 2017 after domestic violence probe, DCFS says

A North Chicago mother and two of his siblings are charged in the death of a young boy. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chicago Teachers Union says it’s ‘still far apart’ from CPS on key issues, pleas for compromise to restart schooling on 4th day of canceled classes

Chicago Public Schools students have had just two days of classes since winter break ended. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chicago Bears fire GM Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy in a big shakeup at Halas Hall

While the move to fire Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy was expected as the losses piled up in his fourth season, GM Ryan Pace’s fate after seven years in his role seemed less clear over the last month. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chicago homicides in 2022: 11 people have been slain. That’s 2 more than at the same point in 2021.

Maps and charts showing where and when homicides took place in the city during 2021, with race, sex and age of the victims. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘We thought we saw the light at the end of the tunnel.’ Anxiety and pandemic fatigue are spiking amid latest COVID surge.

Struggles and worries abound during this latest surge, which has temporarily shut down many schools, filled hospitals to near-capacity and spurred a wave of new local vaccine mandates for restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters and other indoor public venues. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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