With annual AP exams underway, some students feel ‘wildly unprepared’ because of the pandemic

With the majority of AP instruction happening remotely in and near Chicago, some students feel at a disadvantage. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Michael Madigan is elephant in courtroom as lawyers in ComEd bribery case hint more charges are coming

Michael Madigan was the elephant in the courtroom as lawyers for four people charged with conspiring to bribe the former speaker on behalf of Commonwealth Edison said they expect more charges are coming soon. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago targets July 4 reopening; Auto Show returning to McCormick Place

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Indiana added back to Chicago’s emergency travel order

Unvaccinated travelers heading from Indiana to Chicago will have to quarantine or test negative for COVID-19 starting Friday under the city’s latest update to its emergency travel order. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Community members, aldermen named to Evanston Reparations Committee

Evanston aldermen last week approved naming four residents to the city’s Reparations Committee, along with aldermen from the 2nd, 5th and 8th Wards. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chicago reopenings latest: Music Box Theatre books ‘In the Heights’ with limited capacity

Below is an updating list of all of the museums, theaters and more that have reopened as well as concerts, festivals and other events that have been rescheduled or confirmed for 2021. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

CPS CEO Janice Jackson announces departure; Chicago schools face leadership turnover with two other top officials also leaving

Jackson led CPS through a teachers strike and then the COVID-19 pandemic. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

In the past 10 years, millions more ash trees have died, and the invasive buckthorn now makes up 36% of the Chicago region’s trees, census shows

People who care about trees are fighting to save them as Morton Aboretum census shows their benefits: natural cooling on hot days, carbon and pollution removal, safeguards against flooding, homes for creatures of all sorts, a daily boost to our physical and mental health. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Motorist angered by ‘yuppies with dogs’ jumped curb, rammed woman at Logan Square picnic after allegedly yelling anti-Asian comments, said witnesses and officials

A 57-year-old man was taken into custody after Chicago police say he hit and injured a woman with his vehicle in the Logan Square neighborhood Saturday afternoon. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Kenosha officer who shot Jacob Blake suspended after his gun was stolen

The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake last summer was suspended for three days this year because his service weapon was stolen just weeks after the shooting. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Thaddeus Jones sworn in as Calumet City mayor, appoints new police chief

In the first vote with his new administration, he made a laundry list of new appointments including Kevin Koloch as interim police chief (replacing Christopher Fletcher) and Andre Black as assistant police chief. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chicago’s Latino community struggles over police killing of Adam Toledo: As many push for police accountability, some fear gang violence and want more policing

Despite different views in Chicago’s Latino community over Adam Toledo’s death, a desire for a more empathetic and culturally aware police force bridges divides. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Man discovered fatally stabbed in Little Village neighborhood

A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead after he was stabbed in the neck and chest in the Little Village neighborhood, police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

At least 9 wounded in city shootings since Friday afternoon, say police

Eight people were wounded in city shootings since 4 p.m. Friday, Chicago police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

New Chicago COVID-19 guidelines: A list of what is now allowed, from dining to gyms to weddings to the office

City officials said they feel confident making the moves due to improvements in coronavirus metrics. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Ethnic intimidation charged after threats to Black family following break-in at their southeastern Michigan home

Two men and a woman have been charged with ethnic intimidation after a Black family was threatened following a break-in at their southeastern Michigan home. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

As city mulls re-upping with ComEd, Lightfoot administration seeks information from possible electrical providers

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has put out a new request for information from potential electrical providers as she evaluates whether to sign a new deal with ComEd, the city said. The city is seeking responses, for the first time since 1992, from potential electrical franchises by May 28. The move, however, appears aimed more at providing…

Chicago Teachers Union claims CPS went back on its promise to accommodate pregnant and nursing educators

CPS employees’ kids can attend school four days a week, an option other parents want. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chicago will reopen United Center, expand outdoor festivals, allow more people indoors as Mayor Lori Lightfoot eases COVID-19 restrictions

The city of Chicago is loosening up its pandemic rules including increased capacity for indoor events at the United Center and elsewhere, while allowing outdoor festivals and farmers markets to expand as part of a sweeping plan to reopen the economy to normal events, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress…

Attacker shoots into South Austin apartment building, wounding 2 men

Two men were shot through a window Wednesday morning by someone they knew in the South Austin neighborhood, Chicago police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Report calls for reducing number of incarcerated women in Illinois and more support for those bettering themselves

A task force of hundreds of experts, researchers and incarcerated women delivered a lengthy report offering sweeping recommendations about how to better serve women behind bars. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago’s “Vax Pass” plan a ‘work in progress,’ but could include preferred seating, admission to events for fully vaccinated people

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday said the city is considering ways to incentivize residents to get coronavirus vaccines, including potential passes in the form of preferred seating and admission to events for those who have gotten shots. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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