‘Ghost’ busters: Illinois becomes first state in Midwest to ban untraceable do-it-yourself ‘ghost guns’
The Illinois law requires all firearms, including 3D-printed guns, to have serial numbers. Ghost guns are largely untraceable because they lack such identifying numbers.
Heading to ‘high’ risk? City, county public health chiefs split in predictions for Chicago area’s COVID-19 future
Masks would be urged for all residents in indoor public spaces in counties that rise to the high risk level. One of Cook County’s top doctors says she doesn’t expect the county to hit that level anytime soon. But Chicago’s Dr. Allison Arwady has said it “could happen potentially even in the next few weeks.”
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Employees for the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation referenced the ordinance in explaining to the local alderperson why they kept the heat on at the James Sneider Apartments in Rogers Park despite stifling temperatures last week.
Guillen, the former White Sox shortstop and manager, remains candid as an analyst for NBC Sports Chicago.
Creating an ‘outdoor entertainment venue liquor license’ is a big step toward holding concerts this summer at the former Morton Salt facility, 1357 N. Elston Ave. But two alderpersons are a little salty about the prospect.
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Officers pulled the car over in the 800 block of North Cicero Avenue, police said. As they walked up, a person jumped out and started running away. An officer fired.
A veteran living with a mental illness, he lays out hundreds each month on coffee, fast food and marijuana while his four children go without.
Already this year there have been 203 mass shootings in America. History shows registration of powerful weapons can be an effective way to save lives
Vandersloot, who’s from Kent, Washington, entered the Sky’s game Wednesday in Seattle in fourth on the league’s career assist list, 870 behind Bird. Vandersloot had 12 assists (and Bird seven) in the Sky’s 74-71 loss.
Forty-six states, including Illinois, reported declines in marriage rates in 2020, according to the CDC. Only Montana, Texas, Alabama and Utah saw increases.
A ruling could be months away in the case involving Happy, an Asian elephant at the Bronx Zoo, that an animal rights group wants moved to a more spacious sanctuary.
Available only twice a week at a cafe in Logan Square, the vibrant purple pastries are a gateway to Filipino food culture.
A coalition of environmental and social justice organizations say they will write a proposed law to fight the addition of polluting businesses in already stressed communities.
Maywood mayor arrested for DUI after found asleep in his car in the middle outbound lane of the Kennedy: police
Nathaniel George Booker, 37, faces a misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence of alcohol and obstructing drivers on the highway, police say.
Fans have watched more than 2.8 billion minutes of game action on MLB.TV through the first 40 days of the regular season, a 9% increase over the same period last year.
Cedric Myles, 36, was shot Tuesday in the 5300 block of West Van Buren Street.
Hochul is right that the Supreme Court has recognized exceptions to the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. She is wrong in thinking that “hate speech” is one of them.
Superimpose a map of tree coverage on the pollution map. Trees use carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. They also remove pollution out of the air.
Chicago to restart voluntary water meter installations after three-year pause amid concern about elevated lead levels
A new state law kicks off Jan. 1 requiring lead service lines be replaced with non-lead lines when a meter is installed. That increases the cost of the meter installation, so the city is rushing to install as many meters as possible by year’s end.
Much of the work in violence prevention comes after harm has been done.
Suspect in Lincoln Park shooting was involved in at least 4 other armed robberies before he was shot near ‘The Bean’: police
A key witness against James Bannister admitted lying on the stand in second trial.
RHP Davis Martin returned to Charlotte after making strong spot start.
The federation announced separate collective bargaining agreements through December 2028 with the unions for both national teams on Wednesday, ending years of often acrimonious negotiations.
In latest fallout from predator priest, Chicago archdiocese settles sex abuse claim for $1.2 million
The settlement before a lawsuit was filed marks the latest chapter in the story of the now-defrocked priest Daniel McCormack, one of the most notorious pedophiles in the history of Chicago’s archdiocese.
It takes a little time to assemble, so consider the process a meditative exercise with comforting results.
5 people wounded by gunfire in Chicago Tuesday — one in a grade school, two near another grade school
A 7-year-old boy was grazed in a classroom at Disney Magnet School, and two people were wounded near Finkl Academy.
Travis Strickland caught the pending Illinois-record skipjack herring, in part because he knew what he had.