Fire Spreads To At Least 7 Houses In Fuller Park; 8 People, 8 Dogs DisplacedFirefighters are battling a fire that spread to at least seven buildings in in Fuller Park. 
CTU Says CPS Not Listening To Their COVID Concerns, Lightfoot Accuses Union Of 'Lobbing Bombs From The Cheap Seats'The fight over COVID safety measures in Chicago Public Schools rages on, as members of the Chicago Teachers Union held a rally to demand better protections for students and staff.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot 'Disappointed' In CPS Struggles With COVID Testing, Contact Tracing"This is not a mystery anymore. We know how to do contact tracing, we know how to do case investigations, and we’ve got to make sure that CPS is using the tools at its disposal to do just that,” Lightfoot said.
Officer Struck By Car While Directing Traffic In South Loop, 2 In CustodyTwo people were arrested early Thursday morning, after a driver struck a Chicago Police officer with his car while the officer was directing traffic in the South Loop.
Brothers In Custody For Questioning After They Reveal Mother, Sister Are Buried In Lyons Backyard; 2 Bodies RecoveredPolice in west suburban Lyons are conducting a homicide investigation, after two brothers revealed they buried their mother and sister in their backyard.
Chicago Teachers Union Accuses CPS Of Stalling On Deal For COVID Safety StandardsCTU leaders said there are still lots of issues that need to be resolved with the the Chicago Public Schools as students prepare to return to classrooms full-time on Aug. 30.
Chicago Pediatricians Urge Parents To Get Kids 12 And Up Vaccinated, Recommend Masks"We’ve had an 84 percent increase across the country in COVID infections in children and teens in the last week. So we think it’s safest to start off the school year with the mask, and then we’ll reassess in the next few months,” said Dr. Frank Belmonte, chief medical officer at Advocate Children’s Hospital.
Aurora Hosting 22 National Night Out Events To Bring Together Residents And Police Officers“This event is near and dear to my heart. It’s one of the few times I get to come out of my office and go out on the street and hang out with the people in the city,” Aurora Police Chief-elect Keith Cross said.
Saint Sabina Church Using $25,000 Donation For Gun Buyback Program Targeting Chicago YouthsIf you're 25 or younger, Saint Sabina will pay up to $200 to buy your gun.
After Heated Debate By Parents, Barrington School District Chooses To Make Masks Optional For Grades 6-12; Decision Coming For K-5The newly elected school board and newly elected superintendent had an intense four-hour meeting with parents Tuesday night.
At Least 100 People Shot In Chicago Over Independence Day WeekendMore than 90 people were shot in Chicago over the Independence Day weekend, including police officers and several children.