3 Men Face Federal Charges After Allegedly Setting Fire to CTA Van Last MayThree men are facing federal charges after they allegedly set fire to a Chicago Transit Authority van during violent unrest in the city last spring.NBC Chicago Shared .
Sean Casten Abandons His PostDespite numerous pleas from the leader of the Democrat Party, President Joe Biden, for a future of unity and civil political discourse, Representative Sean Casten has instead opted for what can only be reasonably described as a commitment to partisan politics.OutCasten.com Shared .
1 Injured in Shooting on Dan Ryan Expressway, Police SayOne person was injured in shooting Thursday afternoon on the Dan Ryan expressway, according to Illinois State Police.NBC Chicago Shared .
Ex-US Olympics Gymnastics Coach With Ties to Nassar ChargedA former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar was charged Thursday with turning his Michigan gym into a yearslong criminal enterprise by coercing girls to train under him and then verbally and physically abusing them.NBC Chicago Shared .
United Center Could Become Mass Vaccination Site as Soon as March: ReportThe United Center could become a mass vaccination center as soon as next month, offering COVID-19 vaccine doses to up to 7,000 people per day, according to a recent report.NBC Chicago Shared .
John Geddert, ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Larry Nassar, chargedJohn Geddert, a former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Larry Nassar, was charged with turning his Michigan gym into a criminal enterprise by coercing girls to train under him and then verbally and physically abusing them.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Stimulus update: Where the COVID relief package stands in Congress, what's nextThe major order of business for President Joe Biden and Congress is to pass a $1.9 trillion Covid relief package before the round of unemployment benefits and other aid approved in December lapse, again leaving millions of Americans short of help.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Cayce Williams, Elgin man convicted in Quortney Kley's 1997 murder, released from Dixon prison earlyCayce Williams murdered and sexually assaulted toddler Quortney Kley, his girlfriend's 20-month-old daughter, on Feb.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Costco raises its minimum wage above rivals like Amazon, Target and Best BuyCostco will raise its starting rate for hourly store workers in the United States to $16 an hour, putting its starting wage above rivals such as Amazon, Target and Best Buy.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Senate confirms Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary in Joe Biden's cabnietFormer Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be energy secretary and will be a key Cabinet member trying to fulfill President Joe Biden's commitment for a green economy as the United States fights to slow climate change.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral, Hasbro changing boxes this yearMr. Potato Head is no longer a mister. Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Global stocks follow Wall Street higher after Fed pledgeGlobal stock markets have followed Wall Street higher after the Federal Reserve chairman said the U.S. central bank is in no hurry to withdraw support for the economy.Daily Herald Shared .
Energy executive: Texas power plants turned off in crisisThe head of a major Texas energy corporation says forced blackouts that left 4 million customers without electricity also unplugged plants that could have generated more power as the state's grid was at the breaking point.Daily Herald Shared .
Trash fills Bosnia river faster than workers can pull it outEnvironmental activists in Bosnia are warning that tons of garbage floating down the Balkan country's rivers are endangering the local ecosystem and people's health.Daily Herald Shared .
Could Future of Arlington Race Track Include the Chicago Bears?News that Arlington International Racecourse will be sold to a property developer has sparked plenty of speculation over the future of the park, with some suggesting it become a new stadium for the Chicago Bears.NBC Chicago Shared .
Broncos release veteran defensive tackle Jurrell CaseyThe Broncos released the veteran defensive tackle Thursday, freeing up about $12 million in salary cap space two weeks after the release of veteran cornerback A.J. Bouye saved them a similar amount against the cap.Daily Herald Shared .
Chicago Restaurant Week Returns in March With Focus on Helping BusinessesChicago Restaurant Week returns for its 14th year in March with more than 265 restaurants offering multi-course meals - this year, for delivery, dine-in or carryout.NBC Chicago Shared .
US at risk of maxing out capacity to hold migrant children; Biden admin under scrutiny for reopening surge facilityNew data shows that U.S. facilities are on the verge of maxing out their capacities to hold unaccompanied migrant children needing to be connected to relatives or sponsors after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border, ABC News has learned.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Westmont Restaurant Week 2021 begins as businesses hope to recover from COVID-19 through indoor dining, delivery, takeoutWestmont Restaurant Week 2021 begins as businesses hope to recover from COVID-19 through indoor dining, delivery and takeout.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Indiana COVID Update: IN reports 1,109 new COVID-19 cases, 26 coronavirus deathsIndiana reported 1,109 new coronavirus cases and 26 deaths Thursday.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Illinois Expands COVID Vaccine Eligibility; Appointments Hard To GetThe state of Illinois has expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Thursday, but those with underlying medical conditions will likely still have a difficult time finding the vaccine in McLean County.Eric Stock Shared .
A mister no more: Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutralHasbro said Mr. Potato Head, which has been around for about 70 years, needed a modern makeover.Daily Herald Shared .
COVID-19 in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening ThursdayHere are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,884 New Cases, 32 Additional Deaths, Over 130K VaccinationsHealth officials in Illinois are reporting 1,884 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, along with 32 additional deaths attributed to the virus.NBC Chicago Shared .
Pediatric health specialists call on Biden to prioritize children in COVID response, citing mental health crisisPediatric health specialists are calling on Biden to prioritize children in the federal government's COVID response, citing an ongoing mental health crisis.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 1,884 new coronavirus cases, 32 deaths; state expand 1B vaccine eligibilityThe Illinois public health officials reported 1,844 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Thursday, with 32 deaths as the state expands Phase 1B eligibility.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
When Might Phase 1C of COVID Vaccinations Begin in Illinois? Here's What Pritzker SaidAs Illinois enters an expanded Phase 1B, opening up doses to thousands more residents, when might the state move ahead even further, into Phase 1C?NBC Chicago Shared .
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Hangs Anti-Transgender Sign in Response to Rep. Marie Newman's Pride FlagMarjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia Republican who's become a flashpoint for her promotion of dangerous conspiracy theories, on Wednesday placed an anti-transgender sign outside her office to mock Rep.NBC Chicago Shared .
Legal slavery is a part of southern Illinois' pastThis Black History month, News 3 is digging deeper into our region's history. A local teacher explains how slaves worked in Illinois even though slavery was illegal.WSIL Shared .
Lady Gaga's dogs stolen in Hollywood; man walking French bulldogs shotA gunman shot and wounded a man who was walking dogs owned by Lady Gaga on Wednesday night in Hollywood, stealing two of the singer's French bulldogs and prompting a search by Los Angeles police.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Acting Capitol Police chief denies her department failed to heed intel warnings before Jan. 6 riotActing Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman on Thursday strongly denied that her department failed to heed intelligence reports ahead of the Jan.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Chicago Weather: Mostly sunny and tranquil ThursdayMostly sunny and tranquil Thursday. Highs near 40.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Chicago street 'dibs' objects to reserve parking spots following snow storms to be removed by trash crews starting TuesdayDibs objects to reserve parking spots following recent snow storms will be removed by trash crews starting Tuesday.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine will bring relief and new challenges to IllinoisAs public health experts await approval of Johnson and Johnson's single-dose shot, they're bracing for a new set of logistical issues—and potential health equity debates—in the state's vaccine rollout.Crain's Chicago Business Shared .
State vaccinates a record 130,021 people WednesdayIllinois set a single-day vaccination record on Wednesday, state officials said. The state also reported 32 more deaths and 1,884 new cases of the disease.Daily Herald Shared .
Indiana Reports 1,109 New Coronavirus Cases, 26 Additional Deaths ThursdayHealth officials in Indiana reported 1,109 new cases of coronavirus and 26 additional deaths on Thursday, as well as nearly 45,000 vaccinations administered in the last 24 hours.NBC Chicago Shared .
Gov. Pritzker announces $11 Million in Rebuild Illinois Capital grantsGovernor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity awarded $11 million in Rebuild Illinois capital funds Thursday.WSIL Shared .
Champaign County clerk: Voter turnout in Tuesday's primary 'extremely low'The 5,127 ballots cast represented about 7.5 percent of the 68,189 registered voters in Urbana and City of Champaign Township, which were the only areas of the county where there were primary races, according to unofficial results reported by the clerkâs office.News Gazette Shared .
Senior duplex units being built at Tatman Village in MonticelloMONTICELLO Tatman Village is entering a new phase of construction, this time with duplexes.News Gazette Shared .
Urbana sculpture to be first piece in new sculpture garden in PeoriaURBANA As part of a rotating art-in-the-park exhibit, a sculpture in Meadowbrook Park is set to be loaned to a new sculpture garden in Peoria.News Gazette Shared .
Decatur admin tapped as Monticello Middle School principalMONTICELLO With snow and frigid temperatures gripping the area, Monticellos newest school administrator will appreciate a shorter commute next year.News Gazette Shared .
As Vaccinations Increase in Illinois, When Could the State Reach Phase 5 of Reopening? Here's What Pritzker SaidPhase 5 of Illinois' reopening plan was set to begin once a vaccine or highly effective treatment became widely available.NBC Chicago Shared .
Chicago to Begin Clearing City Streets of aDibs' ObjectsChicago officials announced crews will begin clearing streets citywide of "dibs" objects beginning next week.NBC Chicago Shared .
COVID vaccine trial to begin at Lurie Children's Hospital; here's how to registerCourtesy of Lurie Children's HospitalLurie Children's Hospital is looking for candidates to enroll in its pediatric COVID-19 vaccine trial.Daily Herald Shared .
Illinois traffic deaths up in 2020Illinois traffic deaths rose in 2020 despite reports of fewer people on roads across the state.Alton Telegraph Shared .
Report: Illinois Star Ayo Dosunmu Suffered Broken Nose Vs. Michigan StateIllinois star Ayo Dosunmu has a broken nose, a source confirmed to The Athletic. He's been fitted for a mask but it's unclear when the potential All-American will return to the floor for the No.NBC Chicago Shared .
Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu suffers broken nose: SourceIllinois guard and All-American candidate Ayo Dosunmu suffered a broken nose in Tuesday's loss to Michigan State, a source confirmed to The Athletic.The Athletic Shared .
Rising Texas artist starts female-owned record labelThis two-time Grammy contender is one of the few women in the country to start her own record label!ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Madigan, Committee Pick Another Replacement for Ex-Speaker's Seat After First Successor ResignsFormer longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and four other officials selected another replacement for Madigan's statehouse seat following his first successor's resignation over "alleged questionable conduct" just three days after he took office.NBC Chicago Shared .
Thursday's coronavirus updates: 52 new cases in Champaign County; active cases continue to fall.The number of Champaign County residents in the hospital with COVID rose by one, to 12, and the number of close contacts of people with COVID in quarantine dropped by 29, to 589.News Gazette Shared .
A Life RememberedA graduate of Champaign Central High School, Mr. Wills was an undersized center on the football team that won a Big 12 Conference championship.News Gazette Shared .
Chris Simms makes the case for Bears bringing back Mitchell TrubiskyThe Bears have been scrambling looking for a quarterback this offseason. Could Mitchell Trubisky be an option?Bears Wire Shared .
Pritzker defends criminal-justice reform bill while visiting ChampaignStanding alongside a copy of the 764-page bill at the University of Illinois College of Law, Pritzker called some of the criticism political fear-mongering..News Gazette Shared .
2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Josh Imatorbhebhe, WR, IllinoisOur next prospect interview is with Illinois wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe. We had a great conversation about his journey from USC to Illinois, his insane athletic abilities, and his favorite route to run as a receiver.Stampede Blue Shared .
Illinois basketball: Illini report card against the Michigan State SpartansThe Illinois basketball team dropped a tough one in East Lansing on Tuesday night, falling 82-71 to Tom Izzo and the Spartans.Writing Illini Shared .
Man arrested in connection with Feb. 1 shooting in UrbanaURBANA A Champaign man wanted for shooting another man in Urbana earlier this month is in police custody.News Gazette Shared .
Politician's ‘Brain Freeze? ' King Solomon BlogInterested in proven ways for the Democratâs âBrain Freezeâ to fix the Illinois 250-billion-dollar pension problem instead of raising taxes in Illinois?Rudy U Martinka Shared .
West Philadelphia teen receives over $1 million in scholarshipsA 17-year-old from West Philadelphia has racked up over $1 million in scholarships after applying to more than a dozen colleges.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
How the 1908 race riot and Black history reform have risen to the spotlight for IllinoisA look back at our local history in Springfield, what we teach and how we can move forward together.State Journal-Register Shared .
Buy a High Modernist CondoChicago's lakefront has a lot of grandly minimalist buildings with great views and great architectural pedigrees, with plenty of units on the market.Chicago Magazine Shared .
Illinois Expanding COVID Vaccine Eligibility, But Most Of Chicago Area Not Joining InBeginning today, if you're under age 65 and have certain pre-existing conditions, you'll be able to get a vaccine in most of Illinois.CBS Chicago Shared .
Bears 2021 free agency preview: Should Chicago retain Germain Ifedi?The Bears have uncertainties at the tackle position, which leaves Germain Ifedi's status up-in-the-air headed into free agency.Bears Wire Shared .
Coronavirus responseA daily question for the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District's Julie Pryde.News Gazette Shared .
Illinois Expands Phase 1B To Include People Under 65 With Medical Conditions, Except In Some Counties Including Cook And DuPageBeginning Thursday, those under 65 with medical conditions will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as Phase 1B expands in Illinois - except in some counties including Cook and DuPage.CBS Chicago Shared .
Illinois Basketball: Enoch Boakye and the Illini seem like a perfect fitIllinois basketball is going to need a starting No. 5 after this season.Writing Illini Shared .
Rep. Marie Newman dispute with Rep, Marjorie Taylor Greene gets personal ahead of Equality Act voteCongresswoman Marie Newman of Illinois and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia have gotten into a dispute ahead of a vote on the Equality Act.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
The Illini lost their focusThey need to find it Thursday night.The Champaign Room Shared .
Here's Who Is Eligible for the COVID Vaccine in Illinois' Expanded Phase 1BThe expanded list includes those with cancer, diabetes, obesity, women who are pregnant, and those with several other conditions.NBC Chicago Shared .
Mel Kiper's Mock Draft 2.0 sends Bears a playmaker in first roundThe Chicago Bears receive pass-catching help from Mel Kiper in his 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0.Bears Wire Shared .
Illinois Basketball: 4 keys for the Illini to beat NebraskaIllinois basketball is coming off their first loss in about a month.Writing Illini Shared .
Over 68,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicThe Illinois Department of Employment Security reported 68,383 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of Feb.CBS Chicago Shared .
Chicago Weather: Chilly start to ThursdayMostly sunny Thursday with a chilly start to the day. Highs near 40.Get the latest weather info with our ABC7 Chicago AccuWeather app.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
U Of I Sued Over Handling Of Sexual Misconduct ClaimsTwo former University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students are suing the University of Illinois for failing to protect them from a professor they say was violent and exploitative.Illinois Newsroom Shared .
Twitter reacts to Mitchell Trubisky never having thrown a Pick SixAs you can imagine, Twitter had plenty to say about Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky never having thrown a Pick Six in his career.Bears Wire Shared .
Man Convicted in 1997 Killing of Toddler to be Released From PrisonA convicted murderer is set to be freed from prison Thursday, roughly halfway through his sentence for sexually assaulting and killing a 20-month-old girl.NBC Chicago Shared .
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Expands Phase 1B Vaccine EligibilityHere's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.NBC Chicago Shared .
Short-term climate modeling forecasts drought for Southeast USThe News Bureau, part of Public Affairs, generates and coordinates news coverage of the Urbana-Champaign campus.Lois Yoksoulian Shared .
Phase 1B COVID Vaccinations Expand in IllinoisIllinois' Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations expanded Thursday as the state opened up eligibility to a much larger group of residents.NBC Chicago Shared .
Feder: Talk radio host Dan Proft ends brief run in syndicationA little more than year after he took over the syndicated evening show vacated by Joe Walsh, Chicago radio personality Dan Proft is closing out his run as a national talk show host for Salem Radio Network, Robert Feder writes.Daily Herald Shared .
Big Daddy Kinsey was the Muddy Waters of Gary, IndianaBlues patriarch Big Daddy Kinsey had three sons who played together as the Kinsey Report.Chicago Reader Shared .
John Carpenter trades build ups for lingering unease on Lost Themes III: Alive After DeathJohn Carpenter is a master of thrills. The legendary filmmaker and composer unnerves and titillates by fusing sight and sound—how the light catches a blade or outlines a breast, for instance, and the way heartbeat rhythms drive his bare synths.Chicago Reader Shared .
Area history, Feb. 25, 2021Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago.News Gazette Shared .
Top of the Morning, Feb. 25, 2021Fisher sophomore had a blast driving a gigantic John Deere 8830 to school this week.News Gazette Shared .
Headlines for Thursday, February 25thFairfield Memorial Hospital, in coordination with the Illinois National Guard, will offer about 800-1,000 COVID vaccinations next Wednesday and Friday, March 3rd and 5th.WFIW Shared .
Phase 1B COVID Vaccinations Expand in Illinois: Here's What You Need to KnowIllinois' Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations expanded Thursday as the state opened up eligibility to a much larger group of residents.NBC Chicago Shared .
Daywatch: Illinois expands vaccine access but Chicago will not, lakefront on endangered buildings list and 10 homes with outdoor spaceGood morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
CBS 2 News AM News Update 02-25-21See for privacy information.CBS2 News Chicago Shared .
Former aide of NY Governor Cuomo details harassment and misconduct claims against himA former member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration offered new details Wednesday of sexual harassment claims she made against him, saying he once kissed her on the lips without consent after a private meeting.WFIW Shared .
Illinois' Population Decline Already an Issue in 2022 Governor's RaceIllinois continued population decline is already a campaign issue in the next election for governor thats more than 20 months away.Alton Daily News Shared .
Postmaster General DeJoy says mail delays are 'unacceptable' and calls for urgent reformPostmaster General Louis DeJoy appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Wednesday to answer lawmakers' questions on how to put the USPS on a better financial footing.WFIW Shared .
Postmaster General DeJoy calls mail delays 'unacceptable' calling for urgent reformPostmaster General Louis DeJoy appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Wednesday to answer lawmakers' questions on how to put the USPS on a better financial footing.WFIW Shared .
David Foster and wife Katharine McPhee welcome a sonAmerican Idol alum Katharine McPhee has given birth to her first child with husband David Foster.WFIW Shared .
Cast of MTV's The Real World: New York are reuniting for 'Real World: Homecoming' on Paramount+The series will air on streaming service Paramount + and will star all seven of the original MTV housemates: Becky Blasband, Norman Korpi, Kevin Powell, Eric Nies, Julie Gentry, Heather B. Gardner, and Andre Comeau.WFIW Shared .
Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 2,022 new coronavirus cases, 44 deaths; state expand 1B vaccine eligibilityThe Illinois public health officials reported 2,022 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, with 44 deaths and more than two million vaccines administered.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Lanny Alan and Betty Ruth Stocke CarmiHe was a farmer and owned and operated the Sumpter Berry Farm. He never met a stranger, and was an ordained minister and lay speaker.WFIW Shared .
GTA Could Be Banned in Illinois and the Internet Isn't Having ItProbably not, but everyone has thoughts about the most recent attack on "violent video games."Den Of Geek Shared .
Illinois star forward Ayo Dosunmu suffers broken nose in loss to Michigan State, per reportsDosunmu's availability moving forward remains unclear, though he reportedly has been fitted for a mask.CBSSports.com Shared .
Illinois Star Ayo Dosunmu Reportedly Suffered Broken NoseIllinois basketball is having a fantastic season, and looks to take some serious momentum into March.MSN Shared .
Source: Illinois Star Ayo Dosunmu Suffers Broken NoseIllinois guard Ayo Dosunmu's return date is unclear after suffering a broken nose in Tuesday's loss to Michigan State.Sports Illustrated Shared .
An Illinois Bettor Sued For The $100 He Lost On FanDuelBut the case set legal precedent that will shape Illinois gaming law for years to come.GamingToday.com Shared .
Nebraska vs. Illinois odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Feb. 25 predictions from proven modelThe SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between Nebraska and Illinois. Here are the results.CBSSports.com Shared .
Illinois Rep. Introduces Bill to Ban the Sale of Violent Video Games in Illinois due to the recent Rise of Carjacking in Chicago.In 2019, I wrote an opinion article concerning the Villainization of Mental Illness and Video Games, going over what went from concern to being used as a Political Tool.Red's Nerd Den Shared .
Three Keys and a Pick: No. 5 Illinois vs. NebraskaLead basketball reporter Derek Piper previews No. 5 Illinois vs. Nebraska on Thursday.IlliniInquirer.com Shared .
Black history education in Illinois schools could soon expand. Here's what to knowBetween the Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol and the peaceful protests at the Illinois State Capitol and throughout the country following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25, she posed a question, "How much do you tell a nine-year-old about what's going on?"State Journal-Register Shared .
Man pleads guilty in 2019 fatal shooting of Illinois state trooperOne of two men charged in the 2019 fatal shooting of an Illinois State Police trooper in East St. Louis has changed his not guilty plea, the St. Clair County state's attorney's office said.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Gov. Pritzker Announces $4 Million Investment To Expand Career Training For At-Risk Youth In IllinoisPEORIA Governor JB Pritzker today announced new investments to the Youth Career Pathways program that will expand training for Illinois youth who.RiverBender.com Shared .
Over 74,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicIllinois' estimated claims make up 10%of the estimated 730,000 filed across the country last week.MSN Shared .
Women's Basketball: Northwestern defeats rival Illinois after dominant second quarterWomens Basketball The first 10 minutes of play on Wednesday against Illinois were nothing short of a disaster for Northwestern.The Daily Northwestern Shared .
Nebraska at Illinois odds, picks and predictionNebraska at Illinois odds, picks and prediction.USA Today Sportsbookwire Shared .
A transgender flag and a personal attack: Illinois U.S. Rep. Marie Newman and Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene feud over LGBTQ rightsIllinois U.S. Rep. Marie Newman's push to pass a law that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans has put her at the center of a feud with controversial Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, a pro-Trump freshman congresswoman from Georgia who has espoused baseless conspiracy theories.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
IDES Unemployment Fraud: In Illinois scam reports top 1 million; how the scheme became so widespreadIDES unemployment fraud in Illinois has now surpassed 1 million reported cases, with some people targeted by scammers multiple times.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
New budget options to prevent Elgin fire service cuts don't sway enough councilmenLooking to find a way to cut $430,000 to balance their 2021 budget, Elgin City Council members were presented with three new options for savings should the fire union not forgo the contracted annual pay increase.Daily Herald Shared .
Lake County considers 8-cent-per-gallon gas tax to pay for transportation projectsLake County officials appear ready to authorize a fuel tax to help fund a huge to-do list of road and transportation projects.Daily Herald Shared .
Des Plaines council candidates divided on support for COVID-related restaurant rulesDes Plaines City Council candidates are split on whether city hall should enforce temporary, state-mandated bans on indoor restaurant dining and other business restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.Daily Herald Shared .
LaVine Scores 35 as Bulls Beat Timberwolves 133-126 in OTZach LaVine celebrated his first All-Star selection with 35 points against his original NBA team, helping the Chicago Bulls beat the Minnesota Timberwolves...NBC Chicago Shared .
Michael Madigan's successor in the Illinois House resigns three days after being pickedIllinois' 22nd District seat now sits empty just 72 hours after being filled as former House Speaker Michael Madigan's pick to replace him in the house didn't work out.WIFR Shared .
Mother Mourned After She Was Struck, Killed by Speeding Car in EnglewoodA family is devastated and a man is facing reckless homicide charges after he allegedly struck and killed 43-year-old Kesha Thomas on Chicagoâs South Side earlier this week.NBC Chicago Shared .
Iowa women's soccer continues spring campaign with matchup at IllinoisThe Iowa womens soccer team is back in action Thursday as it travels to Champaign, Illinois, to face Illinois at 3 p.m.The Daily Iowan Shared .
Illinois Basketball PreviewNebraska was able to push the Illini into overtime at their first meeting. It was a bit of a shock to see the bottom of the Big Ten Huskers push Illinois into the free basketball period.Corn Nation Shared .
Illinois Legislature Seeks to Limit Use of Restrictive CovenantsTwo bills were recently introduced in the Illinois legislature that seek to limit or preclude the use of restrictive covenants for Illinois employers.JD Supra Shared .
Illinois bill aims to make home care services more accessibleA new bill introduced in the Illinois Senate aims to help seniors and those with disabilities receive care in their own homes.KHQA Shared .
Encounter Report 09.09.2018: Illinois Beach State ParkThis enlargement of the my original photograph presents a view of the strange, rectangular object with a round, bulbous protrusion; notice its projection above the horizon.Â Original photograph by Sanjay R Singhal, RA.Â Copyright Â 2021 Sanjay R Singhal.Â All rights reserved.Beyond The Forest Shared .
Nebraska vs Illinois College Basketball Game PreviewNebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini prediction and college basketball game preview.College Football News Shared .
Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of state police trooperBELLEVILLE, Ill. — One of two men charged in the 2019 fatal shooting of an Illinois State Police trooper in East St. Louis has changed his not guilty plea.WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois Shared .
Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger GOP pro-Trump primary challenger Catalina Lauf gets 516,000 hits on announcement video impeachment, RepublicansA primary contest between Kinzinger and Lauf is part of the GOP civil war being waged across the nation between Trump Republicans and Republicans who do not embrace the ex-president.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
AIt's So Bizarre:' Friends, Family in Shock After Chicago Man Reported MissingA community is in shock after a beloved attorney at Northwestern University was reported missing this week.NBC Chicago Shared .
Wednesday's coronavirus updates: Douglas, Ford counties report fatalities; Champaign County's active case count a 770 two weeks ago a falls toWednesday's new 7-day positivity rates: Champaign County, 3.9% ... DeWitt, 3.0% ... Douglas, 9.7%.News Gazette Shared .
Evanston Teen's Website Helps Area Residents Book COVID Vaccine AppointmentsA suburban teenager is helping Chicago area residents book vaccines to receive the coronavirus vaccine, and he says that heâs simply doing it to âmake a positive changeâ in the world.NBC Chicago Shared .
Starting Saturday, Local Calls Made In 217 Area Code Will Require 10-Digit DialingBeginning February 27, Illinois residents who live in the 217 area code will need to dial a full 10-digit number when making local calls.Illinois Newsroom Shared .
From a new Bears home to Ravinia-style concerts, Arlington Park redevelopment ideas aboundA recurring topic on Chicago sports talk radio, online message boards and social media for years, the possibility of a Chicago Bears move to Arlington Heights is back in the spotlight - one of many options being floated by local officials and residents now that the fate of Arlington International Racecourse seems sealed.Daily Herald Shared .
Constable: Office building's oldest fixture feted for his 90th birthdayA fixture at an Arlington Heights office building, where he's a wiz at everything from electric to plumbing, Phil Pecoraro worked his regular shift Wednesday, but not without the occupants throwing him a 90th birthday party.Daily Herald Shared .
Women Restaurant Owners Join Forces to Navigate COVID-19 PandemicThe coronavirus pandemic has been a real struggle for restaurant owners, but a Chicago woman came up with an idea that is spreading rapidly throughout the industry.Â.NBC Chicago Shared .
Jada Curry Becomes First Black Woman Elected As Mayor of LynwoodTuesday was an historic day, as Jada Curry defeated incumbent Gene Williams in Tuesdayâs primary election in suburban Lynwood, making her the first Black woman to become mayor of the suburb.NBC Chicago Shared .
COVID-19: How some suburban seniors found ways to get vaccinesIllinois' COVID-19 vaccine dose total surpassed 3 million Wednesday, but it's still survival of the luckiest for thousands of Illinoisans seeking inoculations.Daily Herald Shared .
CDC: More Than 50 Were Sickened in COVID Outbreak at Chicago Gym Last SummerThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new report on a coronavirus outbreak that sickened more than 50 individuals who took in-person classes at a Chicago gym last summer.NBC Chicago Shared .
Coronavirus in Illinois: 2,022 New Cases, 44 Additional Deaths, Nearly 56K VaccinationsHealth officials in Illinois are reporting 2,022 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, along with 44 additional deaths attributed to the virus.NBC Chicago Shared .
Rantoul man gets 9 years for robbing Champaign gambling cafeBurries-Brumfield pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery for putting an object to the head of a woman working at Lacys Place on March 6, 2020, then stealing cash from the register.News Gazette Shared .
AWe're in the Land of Lincoln:' Lightfoot Responds to Chicago Mural ControversyAfter continued debate over whether to remove monuments and art throughout Chicago, particularly those depicting former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday that one thing will not change.NBC Chicago Shared .
Northwestern women's basketball defeats the Fighting Illini 67-61Womens Basketball It was a rivalry night Wednesday as the Wildcats squared off against Illinois in the penultimate Big Ten away showdown of the season.The Daily Northwestern Shared .
Illinois Teachers' Retirement System's Supplemental Savings Plan UpdateSince our previous alert regarding the Teachers' Retirement System's Supplemental Savings Plan, we have had productive discussions with many business managers, IASA, IASBO, and TRS about problems with the Plan and the agreement which TRS has presented for approval by all Illinois school boards.JD Supra Shared .
Lightfoot Responds After Hot Mic Catches Profanity During City Council MeetingChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot offered a brief explanation to what happened when she uttered a profanity in what appeared to be a hot-mic comment following a city alderman's message about inclusivity during Wednesday's City Council meeting.NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: 2B Job aSomething That's Got to Be Earned'Im not going to strike out a lot, and I can walk a lot more, and that will come with hitting the ball hard, Hoerner said.NBC Chicago Shared .
CapitolFax.comComcast's latest ad buy report shows the Republican Accountability Project has made a small $3,090 cable TV ad buy in Rockford, Pontiac, Joliet, DeKalb, La Salle-Peru, Streator-Ottawa, Sterling-Rock Falls and Pontiac.Capitol Fax Shared .
Here's your excuse for not cooking in Lake CountyLake County Restaurant Week usually features dining deals and special menus. This year, though, organizers are hoping residents will spend money to help save ailing businesses.Daily Herald Shared .
Chicago aTeen Vaccine Angel' Secures COVID Vaccination Appointments For SeniorsIn an effort to help book coronavirus vaccination appointments over several weeks, a Chicago area teen created a useful tool.NBC Chicago Shared .
Hubbard Street Dance alumna Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell returns as company's new artistic directorHubbard Street Dance Chicago's new artistic director Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell began her career in Chicago before joining the Alivin Ailey Dance Theater and then teaching at Ailey Camp and Towson University.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson: Is One Vaccine Better Than the Others?With a third coronavirus vaccine nearing approval in the U.S., what is the difference between the vaccines and should you pick one over the other?NBC Chicago Shared .
Lurie Children's Hospital Seeks Participants for COVID Vaccine TrialsPhysicians at Lurie Childrenâs Hospital of Chicago are seeking participants for clinical trials designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of coronavirus vaccines in children under the age of 12.NBC Chicago Shared .
O'Donnell: It's time for George S. Halas Stadium at Arlington ParkNow it is urgently incumbent upon regional politicians and civic planners to begin a campaign to get a global-class Chicago Bears stadium built as a profitable symbol of the rebirth of the 326-acre site.Daily Herald Shared .
Virtual reality program lessens physical side effects of hemodialysisA virtual reality program on helped hemodialysis patients alleviate the physical side effects and tedium of their treatments in a research project led by University of Illinois social work professor Rosalba Hernandez.Sharita Forrest Shared .
Illinois State Police Arrest Officer Taylor Staff For SexualDivision of Criminal Investigation. Zone 4 was requested by the Springfield Police Department to investigate a criminal allegation involving the on-duty conduct of Springfield Police Officer Taylor Staff, a 26-year old male of Springfield, IL.RiverBender.com Shared .
Urbana teen on parole for weapons offenses accused of shooting into occupied carRietz said Urbana police were called about 1:30 p.m. to Elm Street and Dodson Drive for shots that had been fired into a Chevrolet Malibu, damaging the car.News Gazette Shared .
CBS 2 News PM Update 022421CBS 2 News PM Update 022421 See for privacy information.CBS2 News Chicago Shared .
Pritzker Expects To Hit 100,000 Daily Vaccines By Mid-MarchPEORIA âÂ Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday the state expects to be receiving up to 100,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine daily by mid-March, up from the approximately 60,000 it is currently receiving on average.Illinois Newsroom Shared .
Skiing the entire Lakefront Trail at a time when Chicago is reassessing its public art is a monumental journeySeveral statues along the shoreline are being reevaluated for possible removal.Chicago Reader Shared .
Potomac man who allegedly fired at deputies still not arraignedJohn M. Bennett, 34, had refused Monday and Tuesday to appear before a judge to hear the charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm at a peace officer, unlawful use of weapon by a felon and armed forcible detention that the state had filed against him and the possible penalties.News Gazette Shared .
Illinois officials report 2,022 new COVID-19 cases, 44 deaths WednesdayIDPH is now reporting 1,179,342 total cases and 20,374 deaths since the pandemic began.KWQC Shared .
Carla Foster Fairfield87-year-old Carla Foster of Fairfield, died at 11:55 AM, Wednesday, February 24 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.Â Born on September 6, 1933 in Wayne County to Maurice and Grace.WFIW Shared .
Larry Dean Smith KeenesLarry was a general laborer he had worked at George Smith Ag Service for many years.WFIW Shared .
Madigan's Handpicked Successor Resigns After Serving Three DaysSPRINGFIELD âÂ Edward Guerra Kodatt, who was appointed Sunday to replace Former Speaker Michael Madigan, resigned abruptly Wednesday after Madigan and Chicago Ald.Illinois Newsroom Shared .
ASix-Tool' White Sox Star Luis Robert Starts Year 2 With Mike Trout CompAn &#; "six-tool player" who has "Mike Trout type talents." Welcome to Year 2 for the phenom Luis Robert.NBC Chicago Shared .
Buona hiring 500 restaurant workers in IllinoisBuona, the Berwyn-based chain known for its Italian beef sandwiches, said it will hire 500 full-time and part-time workers across its locations as it expands its business and enhances cleaning inside its restaurants.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Federal PPP Targets Small BusinessesThe City of Greenville is advising small business owners that the federal Paycheck Protection Program is targeting those businesses in the next two weeks.WGEL Radio Shared .
Accreditation For HSHS Holy Family HospitalThe HSHS Holy Family Hospital laboratory has received accreditation from the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists.WGEL Radio Shared .
This Is Grain Bin Safety WeekThe Illinois Department of Agriculture , along with the State Fire Marshal want Illinois farmers to set aside time to recognize Grain Bin Safety Week, February 21-27.WGEL Radio Shared .
Michael Madigan's successor in the Illinois House resigns three days after being pickedMadiagn says he asked Edward Kodatt to step down after he learned of alleged questionable conduct.MSN Shared .
Cook County Jury Trials to Resume in MarchThe Cook County Circuit Court will resume jury trial starting in late March with precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.NBC Chicago Shared .
MGJH Volleyball Season UnderwayMulberry Grove's junior high girls' volleyball teams began their seasons Monday at St. Elmo. The eighth grade Mulberry Grove squad won 25-15, 25-20.WGEL Radio Shared .
Freshman Lady Comets FallThe Greenville High School freshman and sophomore basketball girls played Tuesday against Bethalto Civic Memorial.WGEL Radio Shared .
Kinzinger Draws Republican Primary Challenger Over Impeachment VoteRep. Adam Kinzinger, one of the most outspoken critics of former President Donald Trump within the Republican party, has drawn a GOP primary challenger ahead of the 2022 midterm election.NBC Chicago Shared .
DUI Charge Filed in Rolling Meadows Crash That Killed 4, Including 6-Year-OldA Bellwood man was allegedly driving under the influence when he crashed into a car in Rolling Meadows and killed all four occupants, including a 6-year-old boy.NBC Chicago Shared .
Husker men look to knock off No. 5 IllinoisThe Nebraska men's basketball team faces its eighth ranked team of the season, as the Huskers travel to Champaign, Ill., to take on No.KLKN-TV Shared .
Chicago Cubs Spring Training: 5 Questions Facing the Cubs in MesaThe Chicago Cubs have gathered in Mesa, Arizona to begin their preparations for the 2021 season, and even after making their fifth playoff appearance in six seasons, there are still plenty of questions surrounding the North Siders.NBC Chicago Shared .
CPS Officials Aim to Bring High School Students Back to Classrooms by SpringChicago Public Schools officials said Wednesday the district plans to welcome high school students back to classrooms this spring for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic reached the city.NBC Chicago Shared .
Illinois becomes first state to end cash bail as part of criminal justice reform lawIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 3653 into law Monday, making Illinois the first state to end money bail.NBC News Shared .
Randy William Staton Hartford, ILBoth of his parents and his brother, Terry have passed on to their reward in Heaven.WFIW Shared .
Michael Madigan's Successor In Illinois House Resigns Just Three Days After Madigan Arranged His AppointmentIllinois State Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt, who was picked to succeed former state Rep. Michael Madigan in the Illinois House, has resigned only three days after he was appointed to his seat.CBS Chicago Shared .
Man charged with aggravated DUI in Route 53 Rolling Meadows crash that killed fourA 32-year-old Bellwood man is facing aggravated DUI charges in Saturday's fatal crash on Route 53 in Rolling Meadows that killed two sisters and their children.Daily Herald Shared .
3 suburban teachers named Golden Apple finalistsThree suburban teachers are finalists for the 2021 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching to be awarded this spring.Daily Herald Shared .
Phase 1B Plus: Everything We Know About Illinois' Expansion of Phase 1B COVID VaccinationsIllinois' Phase 1B is about to change as the state opens up eligibility to a much larger group of residents.NBC Chicago Shared .
February 24, 2021The latest from City Council — and analysis from our Spotlight Politics team. Chicago's top doctor gives us an update on the vaccine rollout.Chicago Tonight Shared .
Wednesday's vaccination updates: Among eligible adults, 9.9% of Champaign County now fully vaccinated; Piatt leads area with 23.5% of population receiTotal doses administered in area counties: Champaign, 65,289 ... DeWitt, 3,357 ... Douglas, 3,363.News Gazette Shared .
Woodstock native Catalina Lauf to challenge U.S. Rep. Kinzinger in GOP primaryWoodstock native Catalina Lauf announced in a video Tuesday evening that she plans to challenge U.S. Rep.Daily Herald Shared .
The Free Throws That Changed the a97 FinalsRewatching Karl Malone face the Bulls that year prompts an NBA fanatic to ponder the psychic implications of the foul shot.Chicago Magazine Shared .
Anjanette Young Ordinance, addressing Chicago police warrant reform, introducedThe Anjanette Young Ordinance, addressing CPD warrant reform, was introduced Wednesday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot previously signed a police misconduct executive order and mentioned the botched raid involving the Chicago woman.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
2,022 new COVID-19 cases in IllinoisOn Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,022 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in the state, including 44 additional deaths.KHQA Shared .
COVID Chicago: CDC report shows 55 of 81 gym-goers, infrequent mask-wearers contracted COVID-19A CDC report shows that 55 of 81 Chicago gym-goers, who were also infrequent mask-wearers, contracted COVID-19.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Clout Diversifies the Illinois LegislatureAppointing replacement legislators takes the decision out of the hands of voters, but it also gives underdogs an advantage they wouldn't have in an expensive special election.Chicago Magazine Shared .
Why Blackhawks' Patrick Kane Should Be Included in Hart Trophy ConversationPatrick Kane is on pace to set a career-high in points, and he's playing his way into the Hart Trophy conversation by keeping the Blackhawks in the...NBC Chicago Shared .
Project Illinois: IDES struggles over the past 11 monthsFor nearly a year, Project Illinois has been working for you investigating the Illinois Department of Employment Security.KHQA Shared .
Winfield police investigating 'suspicious' fall from hospital parking deckA woman and her child suffered major injuries Tuesday after falling six floors from the parking garage at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield police said.Daily Herald Shared .
Board to Vote on Allowing Chicago Public Schools to Require Staff to Get COVID-19 VaccineThe Chicago Board of Education is set to vote Wednesday on a new policy that would allow Chicago Public Schools to require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the future and require staff to disclose their vaccination status.NBC Chicago Shared .
Illinois Expands Food Help for Kids Shut Out of School by PandemicAs many as 1 million Illinois schoolchildren will get more nutritious meals after state officials received an expansion of a federally subsidized pandemic-relief program, Gov.NBC Chicago Shared .
Human Trafficking and How the Pandemic Plays a RoleThe pandemic has halted and changed our many ways of living across our state and the world.The 21st Show Shared .
Indiana Reports 1,019 New Coronavirus Cases, 14 Additional Deaths WednesdayHealth officials in Indiana reported 1,019 new cases of coronavirus and 14 additional deaths on Wednesday after the state expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include anyone over the age of 60.NBC Chicago Shared .
Landmarks Illinois celebrates past and future of preservation movement at 50th anniversary event '50Forward'CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Â Landmarks Illinois, the only statewide historic preservation nonprofit in Illinois helping people save places in their communities, will host a 50th anniversary event, 50Forward, the evening of March 25, 2021.Landmarks Illinois Shared .
Rebroadcast: Katherine May, "Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times"Winter in the midwest can be cold, dark and a little depressing and during a global pandemic.The 21st Show Shared .
Rediscovered journal brings unique perspective on Atlantic slave tradeA rediscovered journal by a German barber-surgeon brings a unique perspective on the Atlantic slave trade.Craig Chamberlain Shared .
Comic belief: CUSF award-winner determined to make a differenceDecades later, the 1999 Centennial graduate is a professor of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, with a significant portion of her research focused on Black female representation in comic books.News Gazette Shared .
Jose Abreu Away From White Sox Camp Following Positive COVID-19 TestThe White Sox are keeping JosÃ Abreu away from the team's spring camp for the next several days, following Major League Baseball's protocols for a positive COVID-19 test.NBC Chicago Shared .
How Husband and Wife Bodybuilders Get Pumped for CompetitionsJD: âMost of the stuff I take is D, a multivitamin, B complex, three different types of probiotics, and magnesium, which helps with sleep and muscle : âFish oils and omega-3 fatty acids are important.Chicago Magazine Shared .
Mary Louise Widick McLeansboroMary Louise Widick, 83, of McLeansboro, IL passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi, IL.WFIW Shared .
Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,022 new coronavirus cases, 44 deathsThe Illinois public health officials reported 2,022 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, with 44 deaths and more than two million vaccines administered.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Cook County Vaccine AppointmentsHere's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.NBC Chicago Shared .
Madigan's Replacement Resigns 3 Days After Taking Former Speaker's House SeatThe Illinois state representative appointed to take former longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan's seat in the legislature resigned Wednesday following allegations of "questionable conduct," less than three days after he was sworn into office.NBC Chicago Shared .
Illinois is allowing people with health conditions to get vaccinatedIllinois is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to people under age 65 with health conditions Thursday, but it likely will be difficult for Chicago-area residents to find shots in coming days.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Illinois Expands Phase 1B To Include People Under 65 With Medical Conditions, Except In Some Counties Including Cook And DuPageActing Capitol police chief: No 'specific credible threat' before riot; officers unsure of lethal force authority.MSN Shared .
Chicago man in custody in October armed robbery at Champaign T-Mobile storeDennis Gordon is charged with the Oct. 8 armed robbery of the T-Mobile store, 2504 N.News Gazette Shared .
2 Injured in Shooting on Stevenson Expressway: PoliceTwo people were injured in a shooting on the Stevenson Expressway Wednesday morning, according to Illinois State Police.NBC Chicago Shared .
Illinois Horsemen Call Arlington Sale Plans AbsurdHours after Churchill Downs Inc. officially announced it would move forward with plans to sell the Arlington International Racecourse property, Illinois horsemen expressed their displeasure with the decision.BloodHorse.com Shared .
Illinois Basketball: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Michigan StateIllinois basketball is a good enough team where they are the ones getting upset now.Writing Illini Shared .
Police: 2 dead after train hits truck in southern IllinoisULLIN, Ill. — Police say two men were killed when a pickup truck pulled directly into the path of a train in far southern Illinois.WEEK Shared .
Wednesday's coronavirus updates: 59 new cases in Champaign CountyNew COVID-19 cases in Champaign County were up by 59 Wednesday, but the number of currently active cases continued to fall.News Gazette Shared .
Police: 2 dead after train hits truck in southern IllinoisULLIN, Ill. — Police say two men were killed when a pickup truck pulled directly into the path of a train in far southern Illinois.WGEM Shared .
Illinois expands coronavirus vaccine eligibility tomorrow, here's who is eligibleIllinois is expanding who is eligible to receive the coronavirus on Thursday. Here's what you need to know about the expansion.WSIL Shared .
Illinois is the first state to sign a law eliminating cash bailIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, has now signed criminal justice reform legislation that includes the change, ending cash bail in 2023.Marketplace Shared .
Bears 2021 free agency preview: Will Chicago re-sign Brent Urban?In 2020, Bears DE Brent Urban quickly carved out a role for himself on Chicago's defense, and he's someone the team should re-sign.Bears Wire Shared .
Bears WR Allen Robinson dubbed a 'no-brainer' for franchise tagThe window for NFL clubs to place the franchise player tag on would-be unrestricted free agents officially opened on Feb.Bears Wire Shared .
Funky electronics chain Fry's is no moreFry's Electronics, the go-to chain for tech tinkerers looking for an obscure part, is closing for good.Daily Herald Shared .
A US politician is trying to ban violent video games in IllinoisNot for the first time, a US politician is seeking a ban on violent video games - and on this occasion it's coming from a Democrat in Chicago.Eurogamer.net Shared .
First State To End Cash BailJust the News: "Marks a substantial step toward dismantling the systemic racism that plagues our communities, our state and our nation and brings us closer to true safety, true fairness and true justice, the state's democrat governor said the legislation signed Monday." "Illinois Democratic Gov."Burst Updates Shared .
Fry's Electronics permanently closing all stores due to COVID-19 pandemicFry's Electronics, the go-to chain for tech tinkerers looking for an obscure party, is permanently closing its doors nationwide.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Anjanette Young Ordinance, addressing Chicago police warrant reform, to be introducedThe Anjanette Young Ordinance, addressing CPD warrant reform, will be introduced Wednesday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot previously signed a police misconduct executive order and mentioned the botched raid involving the Chicago woman.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson ranked second-best free agent in 2021Touchdown Wire ranked the top 101 free agents, and it wasn't a surprise to find WR Allen Robinson near the top of the list.Bears Wire Shared .
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Cook County Vaccine Appointments, Chicago's Positivity Hits LowHere's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.NBC Chicago Shared .
Thousands of New COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments to Open Wednesday in Cook CountyThousands of new first-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments will open for Cook County residents at noon Wednesday.NBC Chicago Shared .
Fresh and local: Co-op grocery store coming to downtown LombardA cooperatively owned grocery store is planning to open a brick-and-mortar location next year in downtown Lombard.Daily Herald Shared .
As Illinois surpasses 2.3M COVID-19 vaccinations, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois expects 100K daily doses by mid-MarchIllinois administered 55,947 coronavirus vaccine doses Tuesday, reaching a statewide total of 2,310,929, public health officials reported Wednesday.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Churchill Downs to sell Illinois' Arlington Racecourse siteChurchill Downs Incorporated has launched the process to sell the Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Illinois, with plans for the new owner to redevelop the site.IGaming Business Shared .
Nearly 1,300 Champaign Unit 4 Schools Staff Members Receive COVID-19 VaccineCHAMPAIGN Earlier this month, 1,291 teachers and other staff members at Champaign Unit 4 Schools received their first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.Illinois Newsroom Shared .
Mogwai celebrate 25 years of postrock exploration with As the Love ContinuesMogwai have never presented themselves as a sentimental band, but the instrumental Scottish postrock group are leaning into nostalgia to commemorate their 25th year: they're releasing their tenth studio album, As the Love Continues, almost exactly a quarter-century after their debut single, "Tuner" b/w "Lower." Though the new record explores...Chicago Reader Shared .
Area history, Feb. 24, 2021Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago.News Gazette Shared .
Top of the Morning, Feb. 24, 2021Meet some kids who are dressed for the occasion.News Gazette Shared .
This day in history, Feb. 24, 2021Today is Wednesday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2021. There are 310 days left in the year.News Gazette Shared .
Illinois becomes first state to end cash bailThis legislation marks a substantial step toward dismantling the systemic racism that plagues our communities, our state and our nation and brings us closer to true safety, true fairness and true justice, â he said.MSN Shared .
E. Illinois seeks revenge on Southeast Mo.Southeast Missouri vs. Eastern Illinois. Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Southeast Missouri goes for the season sweep over Eastern Illinois after winning the previous matchup in Cape Girardeau.WREX Shared .
No. 5 Illinois looks for home win vs NebraskaState Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 5 Illinois looks for its fourth straight win over Nebraska at State Farm Center.WREX Shared .
John KerseyJohn Kersey, age 93 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at his home in Greenville.WGEL Radio Shared .
Headlines for Wednesday, February 24thThe Fairfield City Council met last night and approved the issuance of up to two additional Package Store Licenses in a 7-1 vote.WFIW Shared .
Officials announce access changes as work continues on Illinois-bound I-74 bridgeBeginning Monday, the Grant Street/U.S. 67 loop ramp to the old I-74 bridge will be closed, weather permitting.KWQC Shared .
Illinois bill would make telehealth payment parity permanent a¢ Community First nurses demand safety protections following federal investigation a�"Initially spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, both state and federal government enacted policy changes to make telehealth services easier to access and, as a result, healthcare providers, professionals and patients have seen that virtual care preserves quality and safety, while also accommodating patients' individual needs," said Rep.Crain's Chicago Business Shared .
Texas energy board members resign after crisis due to winter storm power outagesFour board members of Texas' power grid operator will resign after last week's blackouts left millions of people without electricity after a winter storm hit the area.WFIW Shared .
Tiger Woods undergoes surgery for leg injuries after serious car crashTiger Woods was seriously injured Tuesday when his SUV rolled over and ended up on its side in suburban Los Angeles.WFIW Shared .
CBS 2 News AM News Update 02-24-21See for privacy information.CBS2 News Chicago Shared .
Mandy Moore gives birth to first child with husband Taylor Goldsmith" she wrote. "Our sweet boy, August Harrison Goldsmith. He was punctual and arrived right on his due date, much to the delight of his parents.WFIW Shared .
Illini's 7-Game Winning Streak Snapped At MSU 81-72EAST LANSING, Mich. The winning streak is over for the Illini mens basketball team, but the 23-year streak of NCAA tournament berths is still alive for Michigan State.Illinois Newsroom Shared .
State Announces New Federal Funding To Feed Low-Income StudentsGov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday announced new federal funding to expand the stateâs food assistance program for school-age children who would normally receive free or reduced-price meals.Illinois Newsroom Shared .
Bruce Springsteen teams up with Barack Obama for Spotify podcast 'Renegades'On the surface, Bruce and I don't have a lot in common. But over the years, what we've found is that we've got a shared sensibility.WFIW Shared .
Chicago shooting: 2 hurt after shots fired on Stevenson Expressway near Cicero Avenue, Illinois State Police sayA Chicago shooting left 2 hurt after shots were fired on the Stevenson Expressway near Cicero Avenue Wednesday morning, Illinois State Police say.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Michael Madigan's Hand-Picked Successor In Illinois House Resigns Just Three Days After Being AppointedIllinois State Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt, who was picked to succeed former state Rep. Michael Madigan in the Illinois House, has resigned only three days after he was appointed to his seat.MSN Shared .