Power returns to Englewood’s Love Fridge with solar panel installation

The Love Fridge is one of more than 20 across Chicago that allow community members to provide and access food. The long-term goal has always been to go solar to create sustainable sites for communities and to fulfill their mission that “food is a right, not a privilege.” Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release…

Chicago’s Harriet Tubman school — once united over its name change — now in turmoil over principal’s leadership; council has sought her dismissal

“It is really hard to be a Tubman parent right now,” one parent said. “It feels like we’ve been abandoned.” Enrollment has dropped substantially. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chicago realtors say the local housing market is still strong despite the uptick in interest rates

Home sales across the nation slowed in recent months as interest rates started to climb, but Chicago real estate agents say the local market is still hot. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Person critically injured in West Side building explosion has died

He had burns over 90% of his body, according to the Chicago Fire Department, after the apartment building exploded around 9 a.m. Tuesday. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Oak Forest police and fire continue to investigate as shelter in place is lifted following barricade situation

Some Oak Forest residents were told to shelter in police this morning as authorities addressed a subject barricaded inside a home in the 5500 block of Ann Marie Lane. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Boat captain charged in fatal parasailing accident that killed Elk Grove Village woman in Florida

A boat captain has been charged with manslaughter in a Memorial Day parasailing crash in the Florida Keys that killed a 33-year-old Illinois woman and injured her young son and nephew. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘A new paradigm for doing science’: Argonne to deploy sensors to track climate change on a neighborhood level in Chicago

Awarded a $25 million federal grant, Argonne aims to quantify the effects of increased heat and precipitation in different areas of the city. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Cook County judge facing domestic violence charge put on restricted duties

Cook County Circuit Judge Carl Boyd, who is facing a misdemeanor count of domestic battery, was assigned to restricted duties Wednesday, according to a statement from the chief judge. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Judge blocks Indiana abortion ban week after it took effect

An Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state’s abortion ban from being enforced, putting the new law on hold as abortion clinic operators argue that it violates the state constitution. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

City Council committee reverses vote on Chicago Fire soccer training facility, now backs plan for public housing property despite objections

Critics decried the plan, saying land for “desperately needed” affordable housing would instead go to a billionaire sports team owner. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Woman, 34, charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery of a child after pushing 3-year-old nephew into Lake Michigan

She was arrested Monday afternoon an hour after she pushed the 3-year-old boy, also from Des Plaines, into the water, police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Arlington Heights rejects petition to prevent tax incentives for proposed Chicago Bears stadium — but the measure could come back

Village leaders said that the petition didn’t have enough valid signatures and warned that such a move would hurt businesses and taxpayers. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Eight injured in explosion at West Side apartment building, officials say

Several people were injured when a four-story building partially collapsed due to an explosion on the city’s West Side Tuesday morning, according to authorities. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Truck and rail backups are clogging roads, creating more pollution and raising health risks for Chicagoans near freight corridors

Living in the nation’s largest cargo hub, thousands are exposed to high levels of diesel soot, which can contribute to heart disease, lung cancer and premature death. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Relative questioned regarding 3-year-old boy critically injured after fall from Navy Pier into lake

Authorities said it appeared the toddler was intentionally pushed off Navy Pier into Lake Michigan. The boy remained in critical condition at Lurie’s Children’s Hospital, according to Chicago police. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Jury says Sterigenics should pay $363 million to Willowbrook woman for exposing her to cancer-causing ethylene oxide

Sue Kamuda is the first of more than 700 people seeking recompense from Sterigenics, an Oak Brook-based company that uses ethylene oxide to sterilize medical instruments Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Data centers booming in Illinois with addition of $2.5 billion site planned for former United Airlines headquarters

The development is the 8th new data center project to launch in the past year in ComEd’s service territory, which covers northern Illinois. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chicago homicides in 2022: 491 people have been slain. Here’s how that compares with previous years.

Maps and charts showing where and when homicides took place in the city during 2022, with race, sex and age of the victims. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers: Everything you need to know about the Week 2 game before tonight’s kickoff

Robert Quinn stated the Chicago Bears’ mentality for their meeting with the Green Bay Packers in five words: “Last week is last week.” Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Severe storms and tornadoes possible Sunday night

The main concerns are hail and damaging winds of up to 70 mph, as well as heavy downpours that might lead to localized flooding. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Girl, 14, wounded in Back of the Yards shooting early Sunday

A 14-year-old girl was shot early Sunday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said. This marks the third child to be shot in Chicago in the last few days. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Woman, 71, dies, 2 others hurt in Roseland house fire

A 71-year-old woman who was pulled from a house fire early Saturday morning in the Roseland neighborhood died from her injuries, Chicago police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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