The plan for a casino along the Chicago River passed 41-7, but not before a screaming match between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez, who accused her of being “more worried about campaign contributions than doing the right thing for the city of Chicago.”
“I hate to say this, there are more people that are shot every weekend in Chicago than there are in schools in Texas,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said. Gov. J.B. Pritzker tweeted, “Shame on you.” Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th) tweeted that the Republican governor was an “@sshole” and should” keep our city’s name out of your mouth.”
“I hate to say this, there are more people that are shot every weekend in Chicago than there are in schools in Texas,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said. Gov. J.B. Pritzker tweeted, “Shame on you.” Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th) tweeted that the Republican governor was an “@sshole” and should” keep our city’s name out of your mouth.”
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Joseph Kromelis, 75 — a homeless man well-known for walking the streets of the Loop — suffered third-degree burns over 65% of his body.
Here’s a simple call-to-action for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and others: Ask a child or teen what they are doing once school lets out, then help them apply to one of the city’s many programs.
The rise in racial hate crimes, white nationalism and voter suppression will pave our way out of democracy if we can’t achieve some consensus on race and racism
Jamari Robinson was arrested 13 hours after he allegedly killed Rashaun Johnson early Sunday in the entryway of the complex in the 7800 block of South Laflin Street.
The board voted 3-2 Wednesday to increase CPS’ obligation to the underfunded pensions to more than triple what it paid in 2020. Before that, the city covered the full cost.
Also indicted this week in the same case was longtime political operative William Mundy, who doubles as Summit’s building inspector and public works director.
I implore our leaders to summon whatever intestinal fortitude they still possess to draft legislation demanding background checks, bans on firearms for domestic abusers and the mentally ill and other common sense restrictions.
Officers were called to the 4600 block of North Winthrop Avenue around 11 a.m. and discovered the girl unresponsive, according to police.
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While people aren’t staying home because of gas prices, some are making changes to their travel plans, AAA says.
The child was found under debris in the bedroom on King Drive Wednesday morning.
The judge told Kevin Tunstall, “you’re not a person who should have a gun, sir. And you know that.”
The high school is reviewing its graduation guidelines after Nimkii Curley was told he couldn’t walk across the stage with sacred Indigenous adornments.
The Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs, abandoned its bid last month.
The Phoenix Mercury center has been detained since Feb. 17 after vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis were allegedly found in her luggage at an airport near Moscow.
A morning fishing with Matt Mullady on the Kankakee River was good for catching smallmouth bass on topwaters (and other ways), to listen to and watch the birds and to catch up on family and life.
A local man opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio.
A man was shot while driving Tuesday afternoon in the 8000 block of South South Shore Drive when a suspect approached him on foot and fired shots.
Man wishes his bride hadn’t brought home pictures and videos from the bawdy bash because he keeps comparing himself to the hunky performers.
Candace Parker led the way with 16 points, six rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and three steals.
The Cubs’ power-hitting duo of Patrick Wisdom and Frank Schwindel has combined for eight home runs in the last five games.
At issue are pending increases in health insurance costs for Affordable Care Act plans. Voters will learn just before the November elections that temporarily boosted subsidies will expire in 2023 — unless Congress acts.
One is product shortages, as with the shortage of personal protective equipment early in the pandemic and recently with infant formula. But are we willing to pay higher prices for less reliance on the global supply chain?
The hurried ordinance allowing outdoor amplified entertainment events without oversight is a bad idea.
The woman, 27, was hit in the arm in the 9500 block of South Lafayette Avenue, Chicago police said.
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras has been out of the starting lineup with a hamstring injury for three games.
Anti-violence activists and community leaders called on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to address the “root causes” of crime, rather than relying on punitive measures that they don’t believe work.
Whereas former GM Ryan Pace almost certainly would’ve insisted on making it work at left tackle to justify picking Jenkins so high, Ryan Poles doesn’t have to. He just wants to find a way to use him. It’s better to flourish at right tackle than fade at left.