News and updates related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its impact on the Chicago area.

Russia launched the attack overnight Saturday with Iranian-made Shahed drones, a senior Kyiv military official said. The attack lasted more than five hours, with air defense reportedly shooting down more than 40 drones.
In his Easter address Pope Francis offers prayers for Russians and Ukrainians, calls on Israel and Palestine to forge ‘a climate of trust,’ praises nations taking in refugees.
Air raid sirens wailed all over Ukraine as Russia aims at critical energy infrastructure in many cities. Authorities ordered residents to shelter in place.
St. Nicholas Cathedral School has welcomed dozens of Ukranian refugees to its student body this year.
The Joffrey has stood firm in its decision to stage Yuri Possokhov’s “Anna Karenina,” based on the novel by Russian author Leo Tolstoy, despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Doris Pryor will be only the third Black judge to serve on a court dominated by white men since the 7th Circuit held its first session in 1891.
In Chicago to promote “So Help Me God,” former Vice President Mike Pence said he would decide on his candidacy in 2024 early next year.
Two people were killed when a missile hit a town near the Poland-Ukraine border. Russia denies launching attack.
Seven members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra played Friday for kids at St. Nicholas Cathedral School in Ukrainian Village.
Sending any signal that Vladimir Putin just has to wait things out — that America and its partners will tire of the war, and that if he’s patient, he’ll get a chance to call the shots to his liking — is a slap in the face to the coalition and to Ukraine.
Garcia, mulling a run for Chicago mayor, was blindsided by the Monday release of the letter he signed back in June. The letter’s information “is now outdated” the congressman said.
St. Nicholas Cathedral School in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village fields daily inquiries from parents fleeing the European country as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, according to school officials.
Lights on the landmark monument will soon be turned off an hour earlier at night as the French capital faces risks of power shortages, rationing and blackouts as a result of the war.
He’d moved to Western Europe to work as an engineer but returned after Russia invaded and soon was being trained. “I don’t like to kill people. It’s not something you want to do. But it’s something you have to do.”
Students from multiple city schools got together to create a mosaic of the Ukrainian flag — created with nearly 5,000 cereal boxes — to break a world record.
The nearly 500 protesters also put tape over their mouths as a silent protest against social media’s “sensitive content” tag they say is being used to block news stories of Russian acts of terror.
“We stand rock solid behind Brittney Griner,” Sharpton said at a news conference in Chicago as the WNBA kicked off festivities leading up to its All-Star Game on Sunday at Wintrust Arena.
Olga Tsoi, 31, had hoped to bring her Ukrainian mother with her. Instead, Oksana Tsoi will resettle in Canada since it opened its boarders to Ukrainian refugees first.
The fast food giant pointed to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war, saying holding on to its business in Russia “is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values.”