Mask Mandate In Effect In Cook CountyHealth officials are hoping a reinstated indoor mask mandate helps reduce the number of COVID-19 cases, especially those caused by the more contagious delta variant.
Local Leaders In Markham Urge People To Get COVID-19 Vaccinations Before School StartsIn one south suburban community, leaders spent the day Sunday encouraging residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 - especially before their kids head back to school.
70-Year-Old Woman, Yvonne Ruzich, Fatally Shot While Sitting In Car In HegewischA woman was fatally shot while sitting in her car in Hegewisch Monday morning. 
How Did Jamel Danzy, Man Accused Of Buying Gun Later Used In Shooting That Killed CPD Officer Ella French, Get Out Of Jail So Quickly? It's Actually Not Uncommon In Federal CasesA day after the release of Jamel Danzy – the man accused of making a straw purchase to buy the gun later used to kill Chicago Police Officer Ella French – many are questioning how he got of jail so quickly.
Chicago Weather: Trees Come Down, Power Lines Emit Showers Of Sparks As Severe Storms Pound Chicago AreaThere were no tornadoes like Monday night, but severe storms that pounded the Chicago area Tuesday evening did plenty of damage.
Crowd Protests After Prairie Grove Restaurant Is Fined For Flying American Flags Out Front; Village Says It's About Where Flags Were MountedA restaurant in McHenry County faces fines for flying several American flags over its business around the Fourth of July.
6 People, Mostly Teenage Girls, Shot Outside West Side PartySix people, mostly teenagers, were injured in a mass shooting at a West Side party Saturday night. 
Hickory Hills Crash Leaves 4 Dead, 2 Injured; Car Split In HalfFour people are dead and two remained hospitalized Sunday in a crash in Hickory Hills the day before.
Chicago Kicks Off Hyperlocal COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Events Across CityAll vaccines are free and do not require insurance or identification. All Chicago residents 12 and older are eligible. 
Navy Pier Employers Disappointed With Low Turnout For Job FairDespite unemployment claims still being filed at rates much higher than before the pandemic, many businesses say they are still struggling to hire workers, a problem evident at what was supposed to be a big job fair on Thursday at Navy Pier.
Progressive Aldermen, Activists Call On Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Spend Federal Relief Money On Social Service Programs, Not Police“We have the most police per capita per person in this city. So if that were the case, we would be the safest city if policing actually worked,” said Alycia Kamil, an activist with GoodKids MadCity.