Local News

New Website Tells Illinois' Story From Long Before Statehood A new website created for Illinois' bicentennial celebration tells the story of Illinois from well before it became a state 200 years ago.
Court Clerk Dorothy Brown To Run For Mayor, Amid Longtime Federal ProbeDespite having been under federal investigation for years, Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown will run for mayor in 2019, joining an already crowded field challenging Rahm Emanuel in his bid for a third term.
County Prosecutor: No Charges In Prince’s Overdose DeathAfter two years of investigations, prosecutors say no one will be charged in connection to the death of a Minnesota music icon.
Target Offering Car Seat Discounts For Trading In Your Old OneTarget’s annual car seat trade-in event starts Monday, April 22 and runs through May 5.
Investigation Continues In Southwest Flight ExplosionFederal investigators say the engine blade that broke off and triggered a deadly accident on Flight 1380 Tuesday had microscopic cracks.
Parkland Survivor Visits Thornwood High To Discuss Violence, Gun ControlOn the eve of a national walkout honoring those killed 20 years ago at Columbine High School, a girl who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was visiting with students in South Holland.
White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field Goes Straw-FreeThe Chicago White Sox are teaming up with the Shedd Aquarium to become the first MLB team and first Chicago sports team to reduce single-use plastic straws for the season.  It's part of the Shedd Aquarium's "Shed the Straw" initiative to reduce the use of plastic straws at Guaranteed Rate Field.
African Penguin Chick Hatches At Lincoln Park ZooAn African penguin chick hatched at the Lincoln Park Zoo after a 38-day incubation period, the zoo announced.
Former Soccer Coach Pleads Not Guilty To Sex AssaultA former suburban soccer coach has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault.

Politics

GOP State Sen. Sam McCann Launches Independent Campaign For GovernorSam McCann of Plainview announced Thursday that he will challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic hopeful J.B. Pritzker.
Court Clerk Dorothy Brown To Run For Mayor, Amid Longtime Federal ProbeDespite having been under federal investigation for years, Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown will run for mayor in 2019, joining an already crowded field challenging Rahm Emanuel in his bid for a third term.
Parkland Survivor Visits Thornwood High To Discuss Violence, Gun ControlOn the eve of a national walkout honoring those killed 20 years ago at Columbine High School, a girl who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was visiting with students in South Holland.
Senate Changes Rules To Allow Babies In Chamber After Duckworth Gives BirthU.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, the first woman to give birth while serving in the Senate, will be allowed to bring her baby into the chamber, after the Senate voted to change its rules.
Preckwinkle Elected Chairman of Cook County Democratic PartyCook County President Toni Preckwinkle was unanimously elected by all eighty wards and township committeemen as the new Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party.
Jeb Bush Remembers His Mother: 'She Taught Us To Serve Others'Jeb Bush spent more than an hour on stage at an Elmhurst College forum in Oak Brook, much of it talking about his mother's legacy, fondly remembering the woman he called mom.

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