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Juneteenth in Illinois is now a state holiday after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill to commemorate the date in 1865 when the last enslaved Black people in the U.S. learned that they were free.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 4:05 pm
Chicago Gourmet announced a return to the city this September after the coronavirus pandemic forced the food festival to present a series of smaller, intimate events last year.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 3:52 pm
Should vaccinated individuals get tested for coronavirus if they are experiencing COVID symptoms?
Posted: June 16, 2021, 3:42 pm
Metro will see a return of live performances this summer after more than a year of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including newly announced Lollapalooza aftershows.
Author: Becca Wood
Posted: June 16, 2021, 2:38 pm
An evacuation order related to the massive fire at a chemical plant in Rockton, Illinois, remains in effect for a third day on Wednesday.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 2:31 pm
The Illinois Caverns will reopen to the public for the first time in over 10 years, after being closed out of an abundance of caution, officials announced.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 2:22 pm
Authorities coordinating the response to the chemical plant fire in Rockton, Illinois, are scheduled to give an update on the situation Wednesday morning.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 1:46 pm
The Wisconsin Assembly planned to vote Wednesday on a Republican-backed bill that would prohibit businesses, colleges and universities, governments and anyone else in the state from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 1:33 pm
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to make a "historic announcement" on Juneteenth in the state Wednesday, his office says.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 12:57 pm
Twenty-seven people were hit by gunfire in Chicago Tuesday, one of the most violent days of the year with 8 shot in a house in Englewood and 5 wounded on the street in West Garfield Park.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 11:58 am
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 11:55 am
Five people were wounded in a shooting Tuesday night in West Garfield Park in the city’s second mass shooting of the day, according to Chicago police.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 10:58 am
A non-profit in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood is seeking the public’s help after thieves stole laptop computers and a van from the facility earlier this week.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 3:43 am
Firefighters in Rockton have made significant progress in battling a blaze at a chemical plant that began to burn on Monday, but the fallout from the fire is just beginning. A team from Louisiana, specializing in fighting industrial fires that involve dangerous chemicals, began to assist firefighters in gaining ground on Tuesday, pouring chemical foam and water on the blaze...
Posted: June 16, 2021, 3:06 am
Family and friends are left stunned after a mass shooting at a gathering in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood left four people dead and at least four others hurt early Tuesday morning. One of the victims was identified Tuesday as Denice “Nici” Mathis, a mother of five who was attending the gathering in the 6200 block of South Morgan Tuesday morning when...
Posted: June 16, 2021, 2:43 am
Javy Bez hit a home run, but Mets starter Taijuan Walker pitched seven strong innings and the Cubs' ninth-inning rally came up short Tuesday in New York.
Author: Tim Stebbins
Posted: June 16, 2021, 2:26 am
A pair of Chicago children’s hospitals have been ranked as the two best facilities in the state of Illinois for treating young patients, and both were ranked among the tops in the nation in a variety of specialties. According to the rankings, compiled by U.S. News and World Report, Chicago’s Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital is the top...
Posted: June 16, 2021, 2:10 am
Tired of phony Zoom call backgrounds, or of your pets bothering you while you’re trying to work? The Chicago Cubs are here to help, launching a new sweepstakes where one lucky fan will get the chance to work from home (plate) at Wrigley Field.  According to a press release from the team, every Cubs fan who purchases a single game...
Author: Carina Lopez
Posted: June 16, 2021, 1:55 am
The Illinois Senate has adjourned without taking up a major overhaul of energy policy aimed at making Illinois a renewable-energy state by 2050
Author: Sophia Tareen
Posted: June 16, 2021, 1:21 am
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant exited Tuesday's game with the Mets after getting hit by a pitch in the first inning.
Author: Tim Stebbins
Posted: June 15, 2021, 11:50 pm
A month after her proposal to institute a permanent 10 p.m. liquor sales curfew at grocery and convenience stores was rescinded, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has unveiled a new "compromise" plan that would institute a midnight curfew on those sales.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 11:38 pm
The wives of two of the most significant drug informants in U.S. history have been named as defendants in a money laundering case in Chicago, according to federal prosecutors. Vivianna Lopez, also known as Mia Flores, and Valerie Gaytan, also known as Olivia Flores, have been charged with conspiring to launder illicit drug proceeds for more than a decade, the...
Posted: June 15, 2021, 11:03 pm
After saying that they were going to avoid putting water and other chemicals on a fire burning at a Rockton lubricant plant this week, citing concerns about potential runoff, fire officials now say that they are using more aggressive methods to contain the blaze and adding safety protocols to protect nearby water sources. As the fire continues to burn at...
Posted: June 15, 2021, 10:44 pm
Health officials in Winnebago County say that an evacuation order will remain in place for at least one more night due to an ongoing fire at a Rockton chemical plant. According to Public Health Administrator Dr. Sandra Martell, the evacuation order, which applies to residents who live within one mile of the Chemtool lubricant manufacturing, will remain in place Tuesday...
Posted: June 15, 2021, 10:19 pm
The Bears star nose tackle also opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to COVID-19 concerns.
Author: Alex Shapiro
Posted: June 15, 2021, 10:05 pm
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has referred an enforcement action to the Illinois Attorney General’s office against Chemtool, Inc., citing violations related to the chemical plant explosion and large-scale fire at the plant this week in Rockton, Illinois.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 9:41 pm
Police say they have located the woman who was apparently abducted early Monday morning in Peru, Illinois, and say that they have identified a suspect in the case. According to authorities, police responded to a call of a woman screaming for help at the intersection of Plum and 7th Street at approximately 4:57 a.m. Officers responded immediately and cordoned off...
Posted: June 15, 2021, 9:31 pm
Two children were among six people injured after a porch collapsed Tuesday afternoon in Austin on the West Side. They were on the back stairs of a building about 2:50 p.m. in the first block of South Lavergne Avenue when the porch collapsed, Chicago police and fire officials said. A 24-year-old woman, 33-year-old woman, 7-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy...
Posted: June 15, 2021, 9:08 pm
Officials say they will likely have to wait until a fire that has been rampaging through a Rockton chemical plant burns itself out before they’ll be able to determine what caused the conflagration this week. According to officials, there is still no definitive word on what caused the blaze at the Chemtool lubricant manufacturing plant, which started just after 7...
Posted: June 15, 2021, 8:30 pm
Saul Hernandez has been driving for the United Parcel Service for 20 years. His route is mostly residential, but he doesn’t get to interact with customers often. “I usually leave the package and go,” said Hernandez. That changed last week when he came across something he’d never experienced in Carpentersville he said. A woman was on the ground in a...
Author: Kate Chappell
Posted: June 15, 2021, 8:24 pm
The White Sox announced Tuesday that second baseman Nick Madrigal will miss the rest of the 2021 season after having surgery on his hamstring.
Author: Vinnie Duber
Posted: June 15, 2021, 8:22 pm
As Secretary of State facilities open across Illinois, some residents are taking the opportunity to obtain their required REAL ID, although the form won't be necessary to board domestic flights until spring of 2023.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 8:05 pm
Tickets for part of Ravinia Festival's summer concert series will go on sale Wednesday morning, the venue announced.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 7:32 pm
The massive chemical plant explosion and fire at Chemtool in Rockton, Illinois, continued to burn for a second day on Tuesday, as authorities laid out a plan to suppress the blaze that is consuming half a million gallons of oil and has required the involvement of more than 80 different fire departments.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 6:59 pm
As a massive fire continues to burn at Chemtool in Rockton, officials revealed what the purpose of the northern Illinois plant is.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 6:33 pm
MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is donating $5 million to City Colleges of Chicago’s Kennedy-King College, the community colleges system announced Tuesday, the same day Scott said she donated another $2.7 billion to 286 "high-impact organizations."
Posted: June 15, 2021, 6:22 pm
For the second consecutive time since Chicago's emergency travel order took effect in July, there are no states on the list requiring a quarantine or negative test for people coming to the city who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 5:59 pm
The massive fire at the Chemtool plant in Rockton, Illinois, continued to burn for a second day on Tuesday, as authorities laid out a plan to suppress the blaze that is consuming half a million gallons of oil and has required the involvement of more than 80 different fire departments as well as a specialized industrial firefighting crew from Louisiana.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 5:05 pm
Chicago's skyline will light up in red later this week in honor of Juneteenth, the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County announced, calling it historic.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 5:02 pm
A northwestern Indiana man drowned in Lake Michigan after rescuing his girlfriend, conservation officers said Monday.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 4:48 pm
Health officials in Indiana on Tuesday reported 240 new cases of coronavirus and seven additional deaths, as well as more than 26,000 new vaccinations in the past 24 hours.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 4:37 pm
A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 4:36 pm
Rockton officials created a hotline for residents to ask urgent questions about the chemical plant fire, which continues to burn over the area as of Tuesday morning.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 3:57 pm
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released images Tuesday to aid in the search for a teenage girl who was kidnapped on the streets of Peru, Illinois this week.
Author: Becca Wood
Posted: June 15, 2021, 2:22 pm
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 1:18 pm
At least eight people were shot, four fatally, during an argument inside a home in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood early Tuesday, authorities say.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 12:13 pm
People forced from their homes by a chemical plant explosion and fire in Rockton on Monday still cannot return Tuesday as the blaze continues to burn.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 10:59 am
Family and friends of Rick Castellana, a security guard killed during an attempted bank robbery in suburban Gary, gathered to honor his memory before Monday’s Chicago White Sox game. Castellana was working as a security guard at a bank in Gary on Friday  when he was ambushed and shot by two men, according to authorities. He was supposed to go...
Posted: June 15, 2021, 2:17 am
As a fire continues to burn at a chemical plant in suburban Rockton, officials say that they have stopped putting water on the fire, fearing that run-off could make its way into a nearby river and threaten drinking water supplies.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 10:36 pm
Juneteenth events are quickly approaching this month as the city celebrates when the Emancipation Proclamation officially took effect across the nation, freeing all African American people from slavery on June 19, 1865.
Posted: June 2, 2021, 7:58 pm

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