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CTA Blue Line Service Suspended Between Damen, Racine Due To Person On Tracks Blue Line service has been temporarily suspended between Damen and Racine due to an unauthorized person on the tracks near Jackson.
Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Promised To Go 'Balls To The Wall' For Red Light Camera Firm SafeSpeed"I take full responsibility for my actions. I'm ashamed, and I'm sorry. I want to apologize to the people of Illinois and to my constituents," Sandoval said after pleading guilty to bribery and tax charges.
Whitney Young Briefly Placed On Lockdown For Gun Report That Turned Out To Be A Police Training ExerciseWhile taking finals, Whitney Young students were placed briefly on lockdown after reports of a man with a gun outside, but it apparently was a police training exercise that was not reported to school officials.
Coronavirus: Latest Developments, What You Need To KnowHere are the latest developments on the coronavirus.
Buildings In Miami Evacuated After Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake Off Coast Of JamaicaA powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake has struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Plane Goes Down In Rural Area Near SpringfieldA plane went down in a rural area downstate after taking off from the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency Crews Surround Plane Heading To China At O'Hare Due To Brake ProblemEmergency vehicles were seen surrounding a plane that flew into O’Hare International Airport from China Tuesday afternoon, reportedly because of mechanical problems.
Chicago Weather: Cloudy Skies Dominate The WeekIf we get a peek of sunshine, it may not be until Thursday.
Old St. Pat's Church Discontinues World's Largest Block PartyOld St. Pat’s Church in the West Loop has decided to discontinue the World’s Largest Block Party after 35 years.

Politics

Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Promised To Go 'Balls To The Wall' For Red Light Camera Firm SafeSpeed"I take full responsibility for my actions. I'm ashamed, and I'm sorry. I want to apologize to the people of Illinois and to my constituents," Sandoval said after pleading guilty to bribery and tax charges.
Harvey Police Chief Eddie Winters Is Out; Mayor Christopher Clark Says Relationship Was 'Not A Good Fit'The police chief in Harvey has been removed from his post, days after the mayor of the south suburb put him on administrative leave.
Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Charged With Bribery, Filing False Tax Return In Red Light Camera ProbeFour months after federal agents raided his home and offices, former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has been charged with bribery and filing a false tax return in connection with his support for the red light camera industry.
Former Gov. Pat Quinn Remembers Helicopter, Once Owned By State Of Illinois, That Crashed And Killed Kobe BryantThe State of Illinois previously owned the helicopter that crashed near Los Angeles this past weekend – taking the lives of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others.
Indiana Lawmakers Consider Protections For Pregnant WorkersThe proposal would apply to businesses with more than 15 employees and would require them to provide workplace accommodations to pregnant women that don’t cause an “undue hardship” on the company.
Michelle Obama Wins GRAMMY Award For Best Spoken Word AlbumFormer First Lady Michelle Obama has won a GRAMMY Award for Best Spoken Word Album, for her audiobook “Becoming.”