Nearly 73,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of May 11, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThe U.S. Department of Labor estimates 72,816 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of May 11 in Illinois.
Police, Sheriff's Officers Salute Healthcare Workers For National Hospital Week“A lot of times, we’re like the hidden heroes. We don’t get a lot of acknowledgment,” registered nurse Jammie Lewis said.
Protesters Set Up 'Pritzkerville' Tent City At Daley Plaza To Demand Governor Cancel Rent And Mortgage PaymentsWith more than 750,000 people filing for unemployment in Illinois since March, and rent and other bills coming due on May 1, protesters are pressing government leaders to give tenants more relief.
54-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Part Of Kennedy Expressway Near North AvenueAccording to the Chicago Fire Department, approximately 54 vehicles are involved in the crash.
Coronavirus In Chicago: Lakefront, 606 Trail, And Riverwalk Shut Down, Aldermen Confirm; 'It Will Be Enforced By Police'Police and other city crews could be seen blocking off entrances to the lakefront Thursday morning.
GrubHub Halts Collecting Commissions From Independent Restaurants As Business Drops Off Due To CoronavirusIllinois Restaurant Association president Sam Toia said restaurants have seen a 40% to 70% decline in business since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty; Attorneys Seek To Dismiss New Charges In Hate Crime Hoax CaseA new indictment filed earlier this month charged Smollett with six counts of disorderly conduct, accusing him of filing false police reports that he was attacked on the way home from Subway in the middle of the night in Streeterville in January 2019.
Baby Boy Shot In The Head As Parents Struggled Over Gun At Home, Not By Stray Bullet On StreetA 1-year-old was shot in the head in Uptown Monday night, police said.
Plan B Foundation Gives Ex-Felons Opportunities, But Trouble Follows Some Seeking Better LifeA newly-established nonprofit is offering a second chance to ex-offenders who are looking to turn things around – sometimes even as they still struggle.
Humboldt Park Residents Worried For Families In Puerto Rico After 2 Earthquakes In 2 DaysA 6.4-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico just before dawn on Tuesday, followed by at least six aftershocks, some nearly as big as the initial quake. That follows a 5.8-magnitude quake that struck early Monday morning.
Aspiring Recreational Marijuana Entrepreneurs Rushing To Meet License Application DeadlineThursday is the deadline to apply for a recreational dispensary license, and applicants must submit their paperwork by 4 p.m.
Day After Christmas Will Be The Busiest Travel Day Of The Year For DriversIn Chicago, traffic is expected to be at its worst between 4:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
'I Was Just Scared For My Life'; Teen Fights Off Carjacker Who Stole Running SUV With Her And Siblings Still Inside“The dude just hopped in, and he looks back, and I realize it’s not my dad,” Imama Muratab said. “He’s like, ‘Get out, or I’m going to shoot you,’ and he starts speeding down the road. He’s going in, like, a zig-zag pattern.”
Suspects Sought In Pair Of Kidnappings And Robberies In Will CountyArmed robbers wearing ski masks kidnapped two people in Frankfort and New Lenox Township in the past three weeks, and went on shopping sprees with their money, police say.
Travelers Still Making Their Way Through O'Hare After Holiday WeekendThe departure board at O'Hare looking fairly decent Monday morning, most flights on-time, a far cry from what holiday travelers saw on Sunday. Severe weather causing stress coast to coast Sunday.