News

14 People Shot In Two Mass Shootings During Holiday Weekend; 14-Year-Old Among KilledAt least 14 people were shot in two separate mass shootings in Chicago during July 4th celebrations. Among the victims were one child and two teens, one of whom was killed.
Chicago Weather: Steamy Sunday On TapAfter a steamy 4th of July, a steamy Sunday is on tap.
7-Year-Old Girl Shot, Killed In South Austin Neighborhood On July 4th EveningA 7-year-old girl is dead after being shot this 4th of July in the South Austin neighborhood.
Nurses At AMITA Health St. Joseph Medical Center In Joliet Begin Massive StrikeIt was the 4th of July, but Saturday was also the first day of a massive nurses’ strike at a major Joliet hospital.
Supreme Court Denies Request From Illinois GOP Seeking To Block Rule Capping Number Of People At Political RalliesIllinois Republicans wanted relief from Gov. JB Pritzker’s coronavirus rule, which capped the number of people allowed at political rallies at 50.
No Fireworks In Chicago This July 4th, But Some Suburbs Hold Shows; Virtual House Music Festival Also HeldThe annual Chicago fireworks show at Navy Pier was canceled this July 4th, but several suburban communities went forward with their displays.
15-Year-Old Girl Shot In Back At Schererville, Indiana House PartyShots were fired overnight Friday into Saturday at a house party in Schererville, Indiana, leaving a 15-year-old girl wounded in the back.
Woman Robbed, Sexually Assaulted Near Huron Street, Michigan AvenueA woman was robbed and sexually assaulted near the Magnificent Mile early on the morning of the 4th of July.
Police, Community Groups Turn Out Against Violence In Chicago This July 4th WeekendChicago Police were out in force this July 4th holiday weekend, with an aim to curb a trend in violence.

Politics

Supreme Court Denies Request From Illinois GOP Seeking To Block Rule Capping Number Of People At Political RalliesIllinois Republicans wanted relief from Gov. JB Pritzker’s coronavirus rule, which capped the number of people allowed at political rallies at 50.
Lightfoot: Effective Monday, Travelers Coming Into Chicago From States With COVID-19 Surges Must Self-Quarantine For 14 Days“This order is another important measure in helping us further contain the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago.”
Downstate Judge's Ruling Declares Gov. Pritzker's Executive Orders For Pandemic 'Void;' Appeal ExpectedA downstate judge on Thursday declared Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home orders void.
Aldermen Take Up Debate On Removing CPD Officers From Chicago Public SchoolsA lengthy debate on the value of police officers in schools came as an ordinance to remove them has been at least temporarily bottled up in committee.
Judge Rejects Illinois GOP Bid For Exemption From Pritzker's Public Gathering Limit; 'The Risks In Doing So Are Too Great'“The current state of our nation demands that we sacrifice the benefits of in-person interactions for the greater good,” U.S. District Judge Sara Ellis ruled.
U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Cases From Chicago, HarrisburgThe Supreme Court on Thursday turned away pleas from anti-abortion activists to make it easier for them to protest outside clinics, declining to wade back into the abortion debate just days after striking down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics.

Business

Concrete Cowboy Bar In River North Permanently Shut Down In Wake Of Repeated ComplaintsThe city has ordered the River North bar Concrete Cowboy to shut down permanently, in the wake of a longstanding history of noise violations, crowd control issues, and even violence.
Damning Watchdog Report Says Boeing Shielded Key 737 Max Details From FAABoeing shielded from federal regulators reviewing its 737 Max aircraft the extent and capability of the flawed computer system that ultimately brought down two jets, according to an inspector general report obtained by CNN.
Executive Order Delaying Marijuana Licenses Has Social Equity Applicants Worried About Being Shut OutMore than 80 new marijuana licenses would have been announced Wednesday, but an executive order issued by Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday delayed them.
Bronzeville Native Dr. William Yates Is On A Mission To Bring Temperature Scanners To Public Places In ChicagoA Chicago doctor is leading the push to get temperature scanners in public places, and one of his first clients is the City of Chicago.
New Marijuana Dispensary Opening On Weed Street, But Other Dispensary Licenses Are Stuck On Indefinite PauseThe second recreational-only marijuana dispensary in Chicago opens Wednesday, on – believe it or not - Weed Street.
'It Would Completely Kill It'; Chicago Hookah Lounge Owners Worried About Ordinance"For me personally, it would take a business I've worked incredibly hard, paid a lot of taxes over the years and employ a lot of people and it would completely kill it."