COVID-19 in Illinois by the numbers: Here’s a daily update on cases, positivity rate and hospital data in your area

Here’s where Illinois’ 11 regions stand on the key metrics that would prompt the state to restrict activities to contain an outbreak. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

South Side man accused of stabbing homeless men as they slept scheduled for bond hearing

A 28-year-old man has been identified as the person who stabbed several homeless people while they slept after police released images of the person they believed was responsible. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

3 dead, 21 wounded in overnight shootings, police say

Three people were fatally wounded, and at least 17 others were injured in overnight city shootings, Chicago police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

3 juveniles in custody after strong-arm robbery on North side

Three youth were arrested on a CTA platform after a strong-arm robbery on the North Side, police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Mayor Lori Lightfoot allies stall effort to ask for National Guard troops in Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her City Council allies stalled an effort led by political rivals on Friday to declare a state of emergency in Chicago and ask the governor to send the National Guard into the city. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Notre Dame had to suspend classes days into the term as COVID-19 cases surged. Is that a cautionary tale for other college campuses trying to reopen?

A school official pointed to off-campus activity as the root of the problem and said a small group of students could jeopardize the semester for everyone. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

An early end to the tourism season? Facing fewer visitors and the possibility of losses, some venues are closing early

Chicago’s tourism industry may wrap up early this year as hotels and some city attractions consider shortening their season to save money from the deep losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Former suburban school chief charged with looting lunch program for needy kids

A former south suburban private school operator has been charged in federal court in Chicago with looting hundreds of thousands of dollars over a seven-year period from a school nutrition program intended for needy children. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Even as classes shift online, college students are returning to campuses. Will that spread COVID-19?

As universities across the country invite students back for fall, students are torn between difficult and often conflicting interests — including whether to join remote classes from their childhood home or from housing on or near campus. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

At DNC, Obama says Trump using presidency like a ‘reality show’ to get ‘the attention he craves’

Barack Obama delivered an unsparing attack on President Trump at the virtual DNC on Wednesday night. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,295 new known COVID-19 cases and 25 more deaths reported as Notre Dame and Michigan State become latest colleges to move classes online

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

4 Chicago aldermen want to force special City Council meeting on looting, call for National Guard help

Four Chicago aldermen have filed notice to force a special meeting of the City Council later this week to address looting and call for the National Guard to be deployed. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

2 wounded in shooting in Park Manor neighborhood on South Side

Two people were shot Wednesday morning on the South Side in the Park Manor neighborhood, police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chicago removes Wisconsin, Nebraska from mandatory travel quarantine list — but Iowa and Kansas are going back on

The city of Chicago has removed Wisconsin from its mandatory quarantine order. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration added Wisconsin to its 14-day self-quarantine order in late July. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Cheese curds, anyone? Chicago takes Wisconsin off quarantine list, but 18 states and Puerto Rico are still on. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a large fine.

Those who travel from Chicago to any of the states the city has deemed a COVID-19 risk must implement a mandatory two-week quarantine upon their return or face hefty fines. Here’s what you need to know. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Wisconsin removed from Chicago’s travel quarantine order; Navy Pier closing until spring

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

Group tries to stop arrest of man charged with spitting on a police officer in downtown Elgin park, police chief says

A mob of people tried to block Elgin police from arresting a man who reportedly spat on a police officer in a downtown park Friday night, officials said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Downtown protest turns into violent clash between Chicago police and marchers, injuring dozens of officers and demonstrators

Seventeen Chicago police officers were injured and at least 24 people were arrested during protests that turned violent on Saturday afternoon downtown. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,562 new known COVID-19 cases and 18 additional confirmed deaths reported Saturday

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

2 dead, at least 13 wounded in shootings overnight Friday on South, West sides

Two were fatally shot, and at least 12 others were wounded in shootings overnight Friday, Chicago police said. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson dies at age 84. A Republican from Chicago, ‘Big Jim’ served 4 terms.

Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson — “Big Jim” — died suddenly on Friday night. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Starved Rock, Matthiessen state parks to remain closed this weekend after ‘significant amount of damage’ from storm

Two of Illinois’ most popular state parks will remain closed at least until Monday after heavy storms downed trees, blocking roadways and trails. Top Featured Tags: – Illinois NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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