By CBS News The Chicago Public Library will eliminate all late fines starting Tuesday – and wipe out all users’ existing fines – becoming the largest public library system in the U.S. to go fine-free. Books and other materials will still have due dates, but the library will no longer impose...
Governor, Chicago leaders draw line between protesters, looters By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – In the wake of violence, looting and arson that gripped the city of Chicago over the weekend, Gov. JB Pritzker said Sunday he has deployed 375 Illinois National Guard soldiers to aid the city’s police department...
Saturday 10:00 am - Noon, May 9th at the 3rd Ward Public Service Office, Alderman Pat Dowell’s office will be distributing free face coverings to be worn in public in accordance with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) expert recommendations. The coverings will be available at the 3rd Ward Public Service Office located at...
By Jerry Nowicki, Capitol News Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced in a news release Tuesday, and the governor plans to get retested as well. “After experiencing minor symptoms over the weekend, I consulted with my health care provider using telehealth services. Upon the...
State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D-CH) urges JB Pritzker to advocate for federal dollars for business infrastructure changes due to the COVID-19. Ford hopes that funding for businesses can be a part of the restore Illinois’ plan. “Every business will have to redesign their set up to accommodate social distancing,”...
By Campbell Robertson, Julie Bosman and Mitch Smith, The New York Times On Sunday, Americans woke up to news of a shooting rampage in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, where a man wearing body armor shot and killed nine people, including his own sister. Hours earlier, a 21-year-old with...
Crusader Staff Report Illinois State Rep. Curtis Tarver of the 25th district was charged with having a gun without a valid concealed license after he was arrested on Monday. Police said Tarver, 38 was stopped by officers who noticed he was driving with a broken headlight around 8:30 pm. They pulled...
By Anne Branigin, The Root An independent autopsy ordered by the family of George Floyd finds the 46-year-old man was killed by “homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.” The early findings from the exam were released...
By Brónagh Tumulty, WGN Web Desk The National Weather Service has confirmed a brief tornado in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood Monday evening. A WGN News viewer captured video of the tornado, with debris swirling in the air. Elsewhere across the area, straight-line winds up to 70 mph downed branches and uprooted...
Thursday is the deadline for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to pay the city of Chicago more than $130,000. Last week, the city sent Smollett a letter demanding the payment for what it cost police to investigate his alleged attack. The letter said he must pay within seven days, but didn't say...