A look at some of the top and most interesting local stories, updated multiple times each weekday.
This afternoon on WBBM: Chicago's police superintendent calls his department's safety and security plan for the city's first Pride parade in three years a success; A man from Florida died in Lake Michigan this morning after jumping in to save the life of girl struggling in the water; The Museum of Science and Industry is hosting a special event this week; Police have released images of two people who they say held up a man at a CTA Red line station nearly two weeks ago & more stories.
Also in the news: Chicago Symphony Orchestra offering free concert in Millennium Park; Gary police officer shoots armed man; Bolingbrook Police arrest Chicago man responsible for WeatherTech shooting; 89-year-old driver accidently runs over 5 people at Schiller Woods Forest Preserve; Native Chicago Fox News political analyst loses his brother to gun violence; and much more.
Also in the news: The Chicago Community Trust is expanding its mission to help reduce violence; Mount Carmel High School is planning on possibly going co-ed; Illinois Congresswoman talks about her own experience with abortion; An alderman is discussing possible problems after Chicago Pride Parade this weekend; and much more.
Also in the news: Lurie Hospital survey finds most parents saw stress levels increase since start of pandemic; Chicago Pride Parade will take place this weekend; 3 wounded, 1 killed in shooting near the Dan Ryan in the Gresham neighborhood; Some question Cathedral's viability under River North property sale; and much more.
Also in the news; Arlington Heights trustees, residents voice frustration over cancelled express Metra trains; Man charged with attempted murder after hitting a Chicago Police officer in Jackson Park; Garfield Park meeting goes array after requesting for a public pool to be reopened; More than 30 Chicago alderman came together to discuss CTA staffing issues and delays; and much more.
Also in the news: the Chicago City Council is unanimously supporting what sponsors call "a modest death benefit" for first responders who die by suicide; a yearly clean-out at a north side Chicago Public School has neighbors questioning why they're throwing away hundreds of books; although a number of area swimming pools have had to close this year due to staffing shortages that's not the case in one western suburb; and much more.
Also in the news: a new Office of Gun Violence Prevention is being proposed by some Chicago aldermen; police in Elgin say they've seen a rise in thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles this month; people driving around Plainfield might think they're going back in time as participants in an unique classic-car rally make a pit stop; the invasive species that's been known for years as the "Asian carp" is getting a makeover from the State of Illinois, in hopes that people will take a bite out of the problem; and much more.
Also in the news: Condition of 'Walking Man' upgraded after he was set on fire, but prognosis not clear; 3 officers hurt while responding to unruly crowd in Old Town; 40th Ward Alderman will introduce legislation to help bikers; Chicago Police Department unveils new foot pursuit policy; A Chicago man is facing 6 years in prison on gun charges; and much more.
Also in the news: Gary receives first monkeypox case; Dekalb County nursing home employee accused of time card fraud; State troopers are seeing a deadly trend after multiple expressway shootings; Two new therapy dogs join La Rabida Children's Hospital; Teachers and community leaders plead for school improvements in 10th ward; and much more.
Also in the news: the mayor of Skokie is dropping a plan that would have blocked citizen-led efforts to change the way elections are held; Mayor Lightfoot has chosen Monique Scott to be the new representative of the 24th Ward; a new study identifies a Waukegan coal plant as a potential flooding and contamination risk; and much more.
Other news around Chicagoland: Mayor Lightfoot has chosen the sister of retired 24th Ward Alderman Michael Scott, Jr. to replace her brother in the City Council, Starting Wednesday--visitors can no longer access the Grant Park pavilion from Michigan Avenue; This year's Juneteenth celebration in Chicago has created a new annual tradition in Pullman on the Far South Side and more.
Also in the news: 11-year-old girl shot and wounded in Gresham neighborhood; Rep. Adam Kinzinger receives death threat for role in Jan. 6 committee; 1-year-old girl injured in hit-and-run crash on the Far South Side; Lincoln Park neighborhood continues to have issues with robberies; Chicago public pools will not open until July 5 due to staffing issues; and much more.
Also in the news: Chicago Park District delays opening of public pools due to struggles finding lifeguards; Ingleside homeowner stops burglary in progress; CPD recovers wanted vehicle that killed an 11-year-old boy; Cinema owner thinks the worst has passed; and much more.
Also in the news: the Round Lake beach mother whose estranged husband is alleged to have murdered their three young children while they were with him last weekend says he did it because he wanted to hurt her; Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown is moving to fire an officer for the way he treated a woman two years ago on the Northwest Side; a professional violinist whose instrument was stolen has it back; and much more.
In other top stories: Round Lake Beach man left note after allegedly killing his three kids; partially clothed woman charged after allegedly running over cop with his own SUV; Gov. Pritzker shrugs off questions about presidential bid; and more.
Also in the news: Naked woman charged for stealing cop car and hitting CPD officer; Illinois to provide extra cooling centers as heatwave continues; Retired police chief urges Pritzker to appoint school safety czar; Approval expected this week for new Cook County flag; and much more.
Also in the news: the storms have left around 38,000 homes and businesses without power this morning; a former Chicago Police officer is facing criminal charges for allegedly getting into a confrontation last year with a Black woman as she walked her dog at North Avenue Beach; a former Cook County Commissioner wants to replace Toni Preckwinkle as Board President and he's criticizing her over the county's gas tax; and much more.
Also in the news: Man shot on Michigan Avenue near Wrigley building; Record setting heatwave may hit Chicago this week; CTA good Samaritan to be honored; March for Our Lives event this weekend honored deceased Uvalde students; and much more.
Also in the news: Family offers reward to help find missing UChicago student; Protection of city's bikers once again at issue after death of 3-year-old girl; Man convicted of 1985 rape of Downers Grove girl granted clemency; Jewish social services agency begins major expansion; and much more.
Also in the news: teachers, parents, and students are protesting plans by the Chicago Public Schools to close a program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Chase Elementary on the city's Northwest side; the Chicago Public Library is holding a number of "Drag Queen Story Hours" in honor of Pride month; Mayor Lightfoot hit the campaign trail yesterday morning and got positive comments from some business owners; and more.
Also in the news: Mayor Lightfoot is running for reelection; beware of ticket scams as summer festival season approaches; Chicago area key to preserving bird species; Alleged carjacker nearly crashes into Lake Michigan; St. Charles water pipes allegedly are filled with lead; and much more.
In other top news tonight: Aurora Pride Parade may not happen because not enough officers have signed up for security; bus driver could lose his job over civil lawsuit in Cook County; hit-and-run suspect faces charges in fatal collision; and more.
Also in the news: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and State Representative La Shawn Ford have introduced legislation that would require Illinois ammunition sales to get the same scrutiny as gun sales; Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown says the national gun epidemic comes with a very high price for officers and their families; A 52-year-old man was shot in the back side while sleeping on a bench in Lincoln Park yesterday morning; if you live near Union Pacific West Line railroad tracks in Chicago or the suburbs, the next few months could get a bit loud due to a major tie project; and much more.
Also in the news: 67-year-old man shot and killed in Douglas Park; Man stabbed to death in Naperville health club locker room; Two men hospitalized after fighting on Englewood CTA platform; Wheeling police continue to investigate shooting deaths of 2 naval officers; and much more.
In other news: Chicagoans are encouraged to wear something orange as part of Gun Violence Prevention weekend. Today, Wrigley Field will be decked out in orange as part of the observance; This morning is the Inaugural Bank of America half marathon at Garfield Park; A 6-year-old is recovering after being grazed by a bullet in the Calumet Heights neighborhood yesterday; and much more.
In other top stories tonight: Naperville police officer fatally shoots hatchet-wielding man; Old Town School of Folk Music teachers have a first labor contract; wounded Chicago police officer will be in the hospital several more days; and more.
Also in the news: All 6 republican candidates for Illinois Governor participated in a forum last night; The head of the U.S. Postal Service visited Chicago talk to about a ten year plan to approve services; One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into two IDOT trucks; A case of possible moneypox has been found in Illinois; and much more.
Also in the news: Chicago police say they were called to Lincoln Park High School yesterday after a student allegedly threatened to shoot a teacher; the family of a Chicago police officer killed in the line of duty 21 years ago is organizing an effort to keep his convicted killer in prison; Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says he believes Congress will come to an agreement on some type of gun legislation; and much more.
Also in the news: Schaumburg woman killed in parasailing accident, St. Charles to fly pride flag in major step toward activism; Virgin Mary statue returns home to former Our Lady of Angels school; Bystander hit by gunfire at Oak Lawn gas station; Governor Pritzker visits nursing homes; and much more.
Also in the news: one person is dead after a large fire in an apartment complex in South suburban Calumet City last night; an investigation is on into a fire that caused extensive damage at the Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock; early voting begins today at the Chicago Board of Elections' supersite on Clark Street near Lake in the Loop; a man accused in a weekend stabbing at a downtown hotel is expected in bond court today; and much more.
In other news: Five people are in serious condition following an overnight shooting on the West Side; Friends and family came together on the South Side yesterday to remember the life of Seandell Holliday; A northwest suburban man is sentenced for firing a gun at police; and much more.
In other top stories: CTA responds to allegations that promised buses, trains are not showing up; Chicago area tips into "high" COVID transmission rate; Chicago police sergeant in trouble after shooting at car thieves; and more.
Also in the news: the state has confirmed this year's first cast of West Nile Virus; a 12-year-old boy is charged with threatening to attack the Wheaton middle school where he's a student; schools in Durand, about 20 miles northwest of Rockford, are closed today due to a reported threat; Chicago's 22 beaches officially open for the summer today; and much more.
Also in the news: a local therapist counsels people whose lives have been shaken by violence...with some of her clients as young as seven-years old; the investigation continues into recent gunfire outside an elementary school and a state child welfare office in Joliet; cleanup efforts continue after a hazardous materials incident in Elgin on Tuesday; workers at two Chicago Starbucks shops have approved joining a union; and much more.
In other top stories: CTU's new president willing to work with others, including "dysfunctional" city administration; Starbucks locations on North Side will unionize; aldermen delay vote on Pilsen church that may be torn down; and more.
Also in the news: Candidates for Illinois governor debate gun control in the wake of Texas school shooting; Secretary who posed as attorney, stole fees from law firm gets 5 years; Crime continues on and near the CTA red line; and much more.
Also in the news: multi-vehicle pileup on southbound Tri-State causes traffic jam; the Chicago City Council has added an additional meeting to deal with the issue of violence; one of Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's main rivals has been allowed back in next month's Democratic primary; an 18-year-old man is accused of using a "ghost gun" to shoot and kill a passing driver from the window of his apartment on the North side earlier this year; and much more.