News

MISSING: Kyrin Carter, 12, Has Autism, Last Seen At Best Western In Hammond, Indiana Hammond police are still in search of 12-year-old Kyrin Carter.
Hard Rock Casino Opening In Gary FridayThe Hard Rock Casino in Gary, Indiana is opening at 11:30 a.m. on Burr Street near I-80/94. 
Shuttered For More Than Five Years, Chippewa Campground At Kankakee River State Park Could Soon See RepairsAfter years of delays, it appears work will soon get underway to fix up a long-shuttered campground in Kankakee River State Park, and state officials say the repairs could finally be completed by November.
One Dead, Another Critical After A Fiery Car Crash On Lake Shore Drive
3 Men Injured In River North Parking Garage Shooting, One Identified In Video As Rapper Lil Reese; Officer's Gun Also Accidentally DischargedThree men were shot and wounded in broad daylight Saturday morning in a parking garage in River North, amid a major shopping district.
Nearly 1,700 Jobs Will Be Cut From Jeep Cherokee Factory In Belvidere, IllinoisThe company announced it will cut one of two work shifts at its Belvidere assembly plant on July 26.
DuPage County Opens Vaccination Sites To Ages 12 To 15 MondayTeens will have be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Dupage County starting Monday. 
Streets Reopen To Traffic After Building Fire Causes Closures In Old Irving ParkA fire caused a traffic issue at a busy intersection in Old Irving Park. 
Chicago Weather: Temperatures Climbing; Rainy Week AheadTemperatures are climbing and rain is on the way. 

Politics

Rep. Danny Davis Holds Virtual Townhall Meeting On Reparations And Bill Awaiting Vote In CongressU.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois) held a virtual town hall meeting on Saturday to discuss reparations.
New CPD Policy On Search Warrants To Go Into Effect May 28; Police To Begin Tracking Wrong RaidsFor the first time, Chicago Police will begin tracking some wrong raids that result from faulty information, such as the raid on Anjanette Young's home two years ago.
Bills That Would Strengthen Privacy For Sexual Assault Victims One Step Closer to Becoming Law After CBS 2 InvestigationTwo bills that would strengthen privacy protections for sexual assault victims in Illinois unanimously passed the House judiciary criminal committee Tuesday and are a step closer to becoming law.
City Panel Backs $97 Million Sale Of Vacant Michael Reese Hospital Site For Massive 'Bronzeville Lakefront' DevelopmentGRIT’s $3.8 billion “Bronzeville Lakefront” plan for the site would include early 6,800 units of new housing, and nearly 8 million square feet of mixed-use space – including office, retail, research, healthcare, and data center facilities, as well as park space.
Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel Reportedly To Be Named U.S. Ambassador To JapanThe Financial Times reports Biden will name Emanuel as the U.S. envoy to Japan later this month, along with other ambassador picks.
Why Are Illinois Unemployment Offices Still Closed, And When Will They Reopen? Gov. Pritzker Cites Security ConcernsWith Illinois set to fully reopen in a month, will unemployment offices finally be opening too?

Business

CDC Says Masks No Longer Necessary For COVID-Vaccinated Americans, But Some Chicago Restaurants Say They'll Still Be Requiring ThemAs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask measures for vaccinated Americans, several private businesses in Chicago aren’t willing to do the same just yet.
Tax Refunds Delayed As Filing Deadline Draws NearCOVID and the policies to help fight its economic implications have put the IRS far behind in its processing of tax returns.
Stimulus Check Update: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?With the latest round of stimulus checks already distributed to most eligible Americans, many wonder if additional aid is coming.
Could A Turnaround Be Coming For 'Disturbingly High' Vacancy Rates On The Magnificent Mile?Disturbingly high vacancy rates – that is the state of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile today - with stores still closing up and moving out a year after the mile was hit by looters and crushed by the pandemic.
'This Is Not Just Any Usual Recovery': Economist Explains Rash Of Price Hikes, Product ShortagesShortages and higher prices could remain common, as companies struggle with their supply chains and try to predict post-COVID demand during a surge in spending.
The Second City Reopening Main Stage With New Show 'Happy To Be Here'The pandemic brought the curtain down on The Second City and other theaters in March 2020, but live performances return to the main stage at Piper's Alley on Friday, with the new show "Happy To Be Here" at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.