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.”
Pritzker, Lightfoot, other local Democrats rip Texas governor for injecting Chicago into school shooting debate
“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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Lucas Giolito worked out of trouble early and finished strong over six innings of one-run ball Wednesday, exiting with a 2.63 ERA.
Even as you see all the plot twists coming, Tom Cruise’s charms and the spectacular aerial action still take your breath away.
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After three years away, Netflix series returns with an emphasis on depraved, visceral scares.
What does it say about our country when a child predicts something terribly wrong is going to take place at school, and then it does?
The murders of 19 children in the nation’s latest school shooting call for more than the same blah, blah, blah.
Dad from ‘19 Kids and Counting’ has a ‘deep-seated, pervasive and violent sexual interest in children,’ prosecutors say.
Organizers say workers at two locations in Edgewater have affiliated with Workers United, part of the Service Employees International Union, in an ongoing national campaign.
A person of interest was taken in for questioning.
‘Walking Man’ critically injured after doused with flammable liquid and set on fire on Lower Wabash Avenue
Joseph Kromelis, 75 — a homeless man well-known for walking the streets of the Loop — suffered third-degree burns over 65% of his body.
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.
A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was moving northeast over Addison at 4 p.m. and was expected to pass O’Hare Airport, the Weather Service said.
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.
While people aren’t staying home because of gas prices, some are making changes to their travel plans, AAA says.
Can any sort of judgment be made yet?
For calling the White Sox’ Tim Anderson the racially charged “Jackie,” the Yankees third baseman should have received a suspension connected to Jackie Robinson’s No. 42.
The judge told Kevin Tunstall, “you’re not a person who should have a gun, sir. And you know that.”
Evanston Township High School graduate refuses to give up Indigenous adornments on cap, barred from walking across stage
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 band’s June and July shows in Las Vegas have been canceled, and the goal is to start performing again in September, the band posted.
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.
Robert Smith’s announcement that he’s leaving Simeon after the season hasn’t been the only move and shake-up in area coaching.
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.