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The Chicago Wolves defeated the Springfield Thunderbirds 4-0 Saturday night to become Calder Cup champions, the team’s first American Hockey League championship since 2008. While hopes were high ahead of the match-up, the message from head coach Ryan Warsofsky was the same, according to tweet from the AHL. “Stay in the moment,” he has said. And that’s what the team...
Posted: June 25, 2022, 9:18 pm
Former President Donald Trump endorsed state Sen. Darren Bailey in the race to become Illinois’ next governor Saturday, with the state’s primary election just days away. At a planned Save America rally outside Quincy, Trump said Bailey is “just the man” to take on Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who he called “one of the worst governors in America.” “He was a...
Posted: June 25, 2022, 8:41 pm
A 4-year-old girl died of injuries from child abuse Friday evening in Chatham on the South Side, officials said.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 7:11 pm
A WeatherTech employee was charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder for a shooting in which he killed a co-worker and injured two others who confronted him for allegedly robbing fellow employees, authorities said. Charles McKnight Jr., 27, of Chicago, was apprehended by Bolingbrook police following Saturday morning’s shooting at a WeatherTech warehouse, police said in a news...
Posted: June 25, 2022, 6:52 pm
The first probable case of monkeypox has been detected in DuPage County, health officials announced Friday, which would make it the fourth reported in Illinois.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 4:49 pm
At least three people have been killed and 12 others injured in shootings so far across Chicago this weekend, according to police. In the city’s first fatal shooting of the weekend, a 5-month-old girl was shot and killed at approximately 6:45 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Shore, according to authorities. The young girl was inside a vehicle when...
Posted: June 25, 2022, 3:58 pm
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order meant to protect the state's abortion services from laws in neighboring states, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for the procedure.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 3:39 pm
Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers hopes to translate anger over the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade into votes this fall as he vows to fight a 173-year-old state abortion ban in any way he can.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 3:22 pm
If you're searching for the best place to work remotely while enjoying a vacation, you don't even have to leave the Midwest.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 2:19 pm
If you've come down with a runny nose or sore throat recently, you may be wondering whether it's the common cold, allergies or a COVID-19 infection.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 1:38 pm
Illinois' primary election is just days away.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 1:00 pm
Cornerback Kyler Gordon signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Saturday.
Author: Julia Elbaba
Posted: June 25, 2022, 12:19 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday voted to overturn landmark ruling Roe v. Wade, which provided constitutional protections for abortions across the nation for nearly 50 years, leaving power to the states.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 12:19 pm
Top Indiana Republicans said Friday that they expect to see action toward tightening the state’s abortion law during the Legislature’s special session that is set to start next month.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 12:04 pm
A man was found shot to death Friday night in Longwood Manor — the second person found fatally shot in an hour.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 11:29 am
Ian Happ looks like an All-Star for the Cubs and a trade deadline chip for Jed Hoyer.
Author: Gordon Wittenmyer
Posted: June 25, 2022, 10:15 am
Bolingbrook police are investigating a shooting in suburban Bolingbrook at a WeatherTech storefront Saturday morning, according to authorities.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 9:03 am
Chicagoans are in for a rainy Saturday ahead of a stretch of sunshine.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 8:24 am
The White Sox starter only gave up three hits, one of which was a bunt single, but he made mistakes that helped the Orioles score.
Author: Alex Shapiro
Posted: June 24, 2022, 11:44 pm
Cubs bullpen coach Chris Young was tested and released at a Pittsburgh hospital Thursday after a wave of lightheadedness required medial attention.
Author: Gordon Wittenmyer
Posted: June 24, 2022, 8:50 pm
Top Indiana Republicans said Friday that they expect to see action toward tightening the state’s abortion law during the Legislature’s special session that is set to start next month.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 8:42 pm
The White Sox closer called it a terrible day for women's rights.
Author: Alex Shapiro
Posted: June 24, 2022, 6:59 pm
After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Chicago Pride Parade is back this weekend, and is expected to be bigger than ever.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 6:55 pm
The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion, a significant break from a half-century of rulings on one of the nation’s most divisive topics. The court ruled 6-3 to uphold a Mississippi abortion ban being challenged in the case and 5-4 to overturn Roe. About half of U.S. states have already indicated they...
Posted: June 24, 2022, 6:43 pm
A baby sustained a gunshot wound to the head Friday evening in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood, according to authorities.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 6:24 pm
Multiple streets were closed downtown Chicago as thousands marched to Grant Park Friday evening during a protest of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Prior to the march, a number of people gathered at Federal Plaza, with some holding signs that read “No abortion bans, not now, not ever!” and “I dream one day women will have the same...
Posted: June 24, 2022, 6:02 pm
On a trip to Plainfield, Illinois on Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe V. Wade, a landmark decision that gave women the right to legal abortions for nearly 50 years.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 5:53 pm
In the hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the right to abortion nearly 50 years ago, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx expressed worry about what precedent the decision would set in regard to other social issues. Foxx, the former board chair of Planned Parenthood of Illinois and an abortion rights...
Posted: June 24, 2022, 4:34 pm
As states across the U.S. and Midwest begin seeing changes to abortion laws following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, will those seeking abortions from out-of-state be able to come to Illinois to get one?
Posted: June 24, 2022, 3:31 pm
Three Chicago-area counties as well as the city of Chicago have shifted to "high" community level status for COVID-19 in the past week. However, that's not the case statewide as Illinois' COVID situation has improved overall.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 2:54 pm
Doctors across Wisconsin immediately stopped providing abortions on Friday, turning away women in waiting rooms and calling to cancel pending appointments following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down its Roe v. Wade decision.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 2:47 pm
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker called a special session with the General Assembly to discuss reproductive health rights in Illinois in wake of a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 2:21 pm
After nearly 50 years, the Supreme Court has voted to overturn landmark ruling Roe v. Wade, which provided constitutional protections for abortions across the nation, leaving power to the states.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 1:59 pm
Illinois health officials reported 27,094 new coronavirus cases over the past week, along with 82 additional deaths, marking slight declines in cases from seven days prior as 20 counties across the state remain at a "high" community level of COVID-19.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 1:30 pm
Protests and demonstrations are planned across the Chicago area following the Supreme Court's ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade Friday.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 12:41 pm
Following the news, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker vowed to continue to protect women's rights in the state, tweeting "we will fight back" and called for a special session for reproductive rights. But, not unexpectedly, Illinois' delegation is split on the issue.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 11:24 am
The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, bringing to the forefront the history of the 1973 decision and how it came to be, including the role the 14th amendment played.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 10:49 am
The Supreme Court's ruling means that individual states will now have the power to set their own abortion laws without concern of running afoul of Roe. Here's what Illinois' abortion laws say.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 10:36 am
The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. The ruling will have major implications across the U.S., but what will it mean for Illinois?
Posted: June 24, 2022, 9:52 am
The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 9:16 am
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 8:52 am
The first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois in 2022 were reported in May, in Roselle in DuPage County.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 7:06 am
More than a million people are expected at Chicago's annual Pride Parade Sunday, but it's just one of many Pride celebrations taking place in the city this weekend.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 6:46 am
Despite reports of the shooting occurring outside the 79th Street Red Line station, a spokesperson with CTA said the shooting took place near a gas station at the corner of 79th Street and Lafayette Avenue.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 6:17 am
First, Boeing announced it was leaving Chicago. Then came Caterpillar. And now, Citadel.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 5:53 am
The Bronzeville neighborhood is buzzing with the arrival of a new restaurant, unlike anything in the neighborhood. It’s a place for good wine, creative cocktails and a menu with something for everyone. NBC 5’s Food Guy Steve Dolinsky says it’s no surprise the neighbors have embraced it. While the excellent Honey One has its ribs, tips and links just up...
Author: Steve Dolinsky
Posted: June 23, 2022, 10:07 pm
A Chicago mother is pleading for a hit-and-run driver to surrender after her son was left in the street following a collision in the South Austin neighborhood. “I just want you to step up, just come to me,” said Laticia Walker. “Give me closure, give me peace that you’re human, and this situation wasn’t intentional.” Walker told NBC 5 her...
Posted: June 23, 2022, 9:53 pm
After a ton of speculation, the Chicago Bulls ultimately opted to keep the 18th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday night, selecting sophomore point guard Dalen Terry out of Arizona.
Posted: June 23, 2022, 9:17 pm
Construction around Chicago’s Wrigley Field is hardly a new phenomenon, but a major new attraction at the historic ballpark will be one step closer to completion on Friday when officials hold a “beam signing ceremony” at the new DraftKings Sportsbook.
Posted: June 23, 2022, 8:58 pm
According to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an omicron subvariant that has been the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the U.S. for more than a month is beginning to lose steam, and yet another variant of omicron is quickly gaining momentum.
Posted: June 23, 2022, 8:28 pm

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