'We Are In A Second Surge': Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns Some Phase 3 Restrictions May Return As COVID-19 Cases Rise Sharply“If we don’t see a dramatic turnaround in our numbers, and soon, we will not hesitate to take the steps that are necessary to save our city, to save our residents, and even if that means going back to some of our Phase Three restrictions,” Lightfoot said.
More Than One Third Of Unemployment Claims In Illinois PUA System Have Been RejectedHundreds of thousands of Illinois’ gig workers, contractors, or self-employed workers have applied for jobless benefits due to COVID-19. And for months, we’re been hearing horror stories from applicants who say they haven’t seen a dime.
City Wants Michael LaPorta, Shot And Permanently Disabled By CPD Officer Patrick Kelly, To Testify Against HimKelly claimed LaPorta had shot himself with the officer’s gun in a suicide attempt. It wasn’t until 2017 that the case was revisited and investigators found that Kelly had pulled the trigger and then lied about it for nine years.
How Has The Pandemic Affected Violent Crime On The CTA? It's Hard To Say For SureA gruesome crime at a Chicago Transit Authority station got us wondering – what has happened to violence on public transportation during the coronavirus pandemic?
Report Gives Chicago Police 'Beyond A Failing Grade' For Poor Clearance Rate Of Sexual Assault CasesThere is really nothing worse than getting an F in school – or in anything else. But Chicago Police are getting beyond a failing grade when it comes to solving sexual assault cases.
Gary Neighborhood Stunned By Murder Of Father, 15-Year-Old SonA father and his teenage son were found dead in their home, in a grim discovery that left a Gary, Indiana neighborhood stunned.
Contact Tracing Has Involved Tens Of Thousands Of Phone Calls In Suburban CountiesTiming is crucial when it comes to positive COVID-19 cases and effective contract tracing – and we’re learning that means tens of thousands of phone calls at the county level.
Illinois' Unemployed Want Answers From IDES: 'I Can't Imagine How Much Worse Things Have To Get'"To be honest, what really prompted me to reach out was when I realized I wasn’t the only person."
ADL Says Proud Boys, Far-Right Group Mentioned By President Trump In Debate, Have Presence In And Around IllinoisThe first presidential debate on Tuesday night was remarkable for its chaos and confrontation, and for many, a remark by President Donald Trump about a group known as the Proud Boys stood out in particular.
At Least 14 COVID-19 Cases Linked To Volleyball Leagues In Gages LakeThe Lake County Health Department is warning residents of several COVID-19 cases linked to adult volleyball leagues that competed in Gages Lake this month.
Surge In Illegal Drugs And COVID-19 Counterfeits During Pandemic ShipmentsAn explosion of illegal drugs and an increasing cache of counterfeits are flowing through one of the busiest mail facilities in the country, right here in Chicago.
CPD Says Sex Offender Registry Is Back Open, But Offenders Now Say They Can't Get ThroughFor months, sex offenders In Chicago were given a grace period. The registration office was closed due to COVID-19, to the dismay of some of their victims. Now the registry is back open, but some sex offenders can’t get through.
Patrick Stein, Young Stroke Victim, Needs A Home Nurse, But Blue Cross Blue Shield Stopped Paying For One; 'Without This He Will Die'Patrick Stein, 27, is incredibly smart, but he’s been trapped inside his body for a decade. He was only 17 when a massive stroke left him with only the use of his eyes
Staffing Issues, COVID-19 Cases At Postal Service Prompt Concern About Mail-In Ballots In Chicago And BeyondThere are now 44 days until the November election, and on this day, when everyone is being urged to register to vote, we are learning there are big worries about mail-in ballots.
Dr. Arkan Alrashid, Gastroenterologist In Libertyville, Accused Of Forcing Woman To Perform Oral SexDr. Arkan Alrashid, a gastroenterologist with offices in Libertyville, has been arrested on two counts of sexual assault, accused of forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him last year after a business dinner in Oak Brook.