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Blackhawks host Hockey Fights Cancer Night

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 6:35

In other news: A 14 year old boy is dead and a 12 year old girl is in critical condition after they were hit by a car in the Lawndale neighborhood last night; The search continues this morning for the gunman in yesterday's shooting outside the Gurnee Mills shopping mall; The second largest school district in Illinois is hiring private tutors and helping more people become teachers; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Small secondhand businesses take the spotlight after Black Friday

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 3:50

Also in the news: former Bear Dan Hampton arrested, donors are steeping in to help businesses and residents diaplaced by Oak Park fire, Illinois racing officials are challenging a request to allow off-track betting by Arlington International Racecourse, and CPD are investigating a string of burglaries at three Northwest Side stores.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chicago firefighters free Water Department worker trapped in muddy hole

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 12:22

Also in the news tonight: the investigation continues into the death of a 3-year-old boy, who fell last night from a 17th floor window of a residential building on the Near North Side; it's a busy afternoon in a lot of homes around the Chicago area as families finish packing and get ready to head out for the Thanksgiving holiday; over the last week, Illinois health officials are reporting 21-thousand-34 new cases of coronavirus; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tuesday morning a popular Oak Park restaurant went up in flames

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 10:49

Also in the news: A Naperville family is suing hip-hop artist Travis Scott and others for the death of their sons during Astroworld festival in Houston; A three-year-old boy died last night on the northside after falling from a 17th floor window; Chicago Public Health Commission is encouraging people to get tested before Thanksgiving gatherings; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Child becomes sixth person to die after Waukesha parade tragedy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 11:11

Also in the news tonight: crews have put out a fire that gutted a well-known restaurant in Oak Park and briefly forced authorities to evacuate neighboring buildings as a precaution; health care workers say the Chicago area's blood supply is reaching critical levels; two brothers who attended Lake Forest High School could spend a year behind bars, accused of storming the U.S. Capitol in January; the city of Chicago is investigating allegations of wage theft and discrimination at three locations of Parlor Pizza; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mayor Lightfoot promises review of city's security plans after Waukesha tragedy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 8:55

In other news: The Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks and says this is the lowest blood supply in more than a decade; A Chicago man has been found guilty of murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend six-years ago; The man who coached the Chicago Red Stars in last weekend's National Women's Soccer League championship game is accused of being verbally and emotionally abusive to his players; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Driver of SUV in Waukesha parade incident charged with homicide

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 11:48

In other stories tonight: there's been a significant increase in Chicago Police Officers who have complied with the city's vaccination status mandate; Mayor Lightfoot says the city should not get complacent in their vaccination efforts; police were searching for a man who they say shot two women, one of them fatally, early Monday in Gresham on the South Side; the holiday travel rush is in full swing at Chicago's airports; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Gunfire erupted during a confrontation involving Chicago Police

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 10:16

Also in the news:  One man is hospitalized and another in police custody following a shooting on a CTA bus last night; The City of Chicago is hosting a free virtual town hall today to help connect people with resources available to avoid eviction; The Illinois Department of Public Health and the state's Emergency Management Agency are teaming up with Forest Park School District 91 to get children ages 5 to 11 their COVID-19 shots; and more.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Covid-19 patient sues Edward Hospital in Naperville to receive the controversial anti-parasite drug ivermectin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 6:53

In other news: some High School students in Skokie turn in  bundles of cash fell from an armored truck; It was a quiet night in Kenosha after Kyle Rittenhouse  was acquitted on all counts in the shooting of three demonstrators during protests in August of 2020; an much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jury finds Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 11:21

In other stories tonight: the state of Illinois is rolling out a media campaign urging people to either get their COVID-19 vaccine or a booster dose ahead of the holiday season; a report from the Chicago Public Schools' inspector general says a dozen employees and a volunteer at a high school had inappropriate relationships with students or helped cover them up; football returns to Wrigley Field this weekend 11 years to the day after a notorious Northwestern game; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jurors continue work toward verdict in Rittenhouse case

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 7:54

Also in the news: Riding the CTA's Brown Line into the Loop should be a smoother ride starting today following the opening of the long-awaited "flyover" in the Lakeview neighborhood; Loyola Medicine is joining the effort to vaccinate young children against COVID-19; City officials have chosen development teams for projects worth 126-million dollars in three commercial corridors; The federal government has awarded nearly 140-million dollars in community policing grants to agencies across the country including several in Illinois; and much more.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rittenhouse jurors head home without verdict, after third day of deliberations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 12:16

In other stories tonight: Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Cook County; students at a west suburban high school are calling for more mental health support after a second classmate died by suicide this year; a Dolton man is facing drug charges and more after being shot by Joliet police; police in Northwest Indiana say they have solved the thefts of ammunition and other items from a state wildlife area in 2018; and much more.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Charges filed against men responsible for killing armored car guard

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 9:45

Also in the news: weather permitting...people willing to get up in the wee hours of the morning tomorrow will be able to see the longest partial lunar eclipse of the century; Mayor Lightfoot has signed an executive order creating a panel tasked with helping ex-cons have a more successful return to society; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Crestwood Mayor resigns after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 7:51

In other stories tonight: a teenage suspect is in custody this afternoon in the shooting death of a woman inside her home in Zion; the Chicago City Council has voted to make it easier for some people in the Police Department's gang database to have their names removed; leaders of a community group in the Fox River Valley have launched an effort to make it easier for local students to apply for college scholarships; a Bensenville police officer critically wounded nearly two weeks ago is said to be making progress towards his recovery; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Construction worker critically injured after being hit by vehicle on Bishop Ford Freeway

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 6:22

Also in the news: 10-years after buying 13-acres of land....the Islamic Center of Naperville is getting approval to build on it; there's fallout in South suburban Markham over phantom businesses getting "pandemic relief funds" from the federal government; Chicago's Vaccination Awareness Day on Friday saw the most COVID-19 vaccine doses administered since May.  More than 20-thousand shots were given in the city; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Three dead after freight train collides with vehicle in Gary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 12:01

In other stories tonight: In Kenosha, a group of 12 jurors began deliberating around 9:15 this morning in Kyle Rittenhouse's homicide trial; members of the Chicago Fire Department staged a dramatic, and fiery, demonstration designed to show the potential perils of deep-frying a turkey; the president of Chicago's largest police union officially retired from the city's police force today; the Indiana Democratic Party wants the Hoosier state to join neighboring ones that are cashing in on legalized marijuana; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rittenhouse jury to begin deliberations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 5:49

Also in the news: Mayor Lightfoot is praising President Biden's trillion-dollar infrastructure bill signing saying it will help expand the CTA Red Line to 130th Street and remove lead service lines from water pipes; the Wauconda Park District has unanimously approved the purchase of a marina on Bangs Lake; Chicago police say three males and a female broke a window of a retail store early today and got away with an unknown amount of merchandise including clothing and shoes; the controversial head of the Chicago police union has announced his retirement from the department; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Two armored car guards in critical condition after being shot in robbery

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 11:21

Also in the news: owners of a northwest suburban restaurant have temporarily closed the business' doors following what health regulators call a COVID-19 outbreak; attorneys for Kyle Rittenhouse say their client had a right to defend himself against people they characterize as aggressive and threatening protesters; a Chicago man is charged in the shooting inside Safari Land in Villa Park Saturday that left one person injured; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CTA employee stabbed on Loop platform

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 10:08

Also in the news: John Catanzara goes before the Chicago Police Board today; Chicago's Women's Soccer Team is one game away from a national title; The last "Sears" store in Illinois closed its doors for good yesterday; Bears Coach Matt Nagy chats with Josh Liss; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Suspect in amusement park shooting now in custody

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 6:54

In other news: The man accused of shooting and killing a University of Chicago graduate during a robbery last week was denied bond during a court appearance yesterday; The final Sears store in Illinois closes its doors today; Demonstrators gathered in Chicago's Chinatown yesterday, making demands for the City Council to approve what would be the first majority Asian American ward in the city; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Pingree Grove man charged in homicide of wheeling mother

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 11:54

In other stories tonight: we're seeing the season's first snow in some parts of the Chicago area this afternoon; the driver of an SUV was hurt in a crash in Oak Park overnight and the bike shop he ran into was heavily damaged; jurors in Kenosha could begin deliberating in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder case as soon as Monday afternoon; police in Joliet have arrested two more people tied to a string of fights at Joliet West High School in recent weeks; researchers at Northwestern University say they have discovered a breakthrough treatment for spinal cord injuries; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

City officials hoping for large turnout on 'Vaccination Awareness Day'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 6:04

Also in the news: six Y-M-C-A centers are offering a paid day of programs for children while Chicago Public Schools have a day off today; residents of DeKalb are on the lookout for a black bear; help is on the way for the family of a man shot to death in the Hyde Park neighborhood earlier week; Chicago prepares for its first snow of the season; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Body of young black female recovered in northwest Indiana retention pond

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 12:20

In other stories tonight: Chicago police say a one-year-old boy is one of three people shot during an incident this afternoon outside a gas station in Chatham; administrators at the University of Chicago tried today to ease concerns about a surge in violence around the Hyde Park campus; leaders in Hoffman Estates have raised concerns about plans to convert a former-medical office building into a mosque and community center; in West suburban Aurora, City officials focused their Veterans Day activities on Women who have served in the Military; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rittenhouse's defense attorneys seeking mistrial

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 7:33

Also in the news: Chicago police say a gunman is dead after an encounter last night with a resident of the Lincoln Park neighborhood; Illinois health officials are concerned about recent trends in the fight against COVID-19; a winning $5.6 million Illinois lotto ticket has been told at a store in Batavia; a search is on for a 16-year-old accused in the deadly shooting of a woman in the far northern suburbs; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

President of Chicago Park District board steps down in wake of lifeguard sex abuse scandal

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 13:42

In other stories tonight: suburban police are searching at this hour for a one-year-old girl who investigators say is missing from an apartment where her mother was found dead; the judge hearing the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse has not said when he'll rule on a mistrial motion from attorneys for the Antioch man; Lurie Children's Hospital has performed its 400th heart transplant, just in time for a Moline girl's third birthday this Saturday; in Zion, a warrant is issued for a 16-year-old boy who is being charged as an adult in the shooting death of Melanie Yates; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

U of C Grad shot, killed in broad daylight in Hyde Park

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 8:42

Also in the news: the Kane County Vaccination Hub in Batavia is now accepting reservations for children to get the Pfizer COVID-19 shot; Chicago's police superintendent is recommending a sergeant be fired in connection with a wrongful raid; students in the Chicago Public Schools will be off Friday - as part of the Covid vaccination effort; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oak Park residents race to move out of apartment building in danger of collapse

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 12:08

In other stories tonight: Chicago's top doctor today spelled out the city's plan to help younger children get vaccinated against COVID-19 on Friday, including setting up more than 200 locations for kids to get their shots when schools are canceled; in Kenosha, after 5-and-a-half days of testimony, prosecutors today rested their case against Kyle Rittenhouse; the Lovell Federal Health Care Center celebrated Veterans Day this afternoon with a virtual ceremony; the city council in Dekalb has approved a Citizens Review Board to consider police misconduct cases; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Comcast/Xfinity outage impacting Chicagoland users

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 8:19

Also in the news: dozens of fights have been reported at Proviso East and Proviso West high schools, prompting a response from Superintendent James Henderson; two men are facing charges for allegedly attacking a Joliet police officer; a man says he was robbed of 40-thousand dollars outside the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines; and much more.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chase of carjacking suspect in northwest Indiana ends in Oak Lawn

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 7:09

In other stories tonight: the opening of the Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon is just nine days away; a west suburban home that's suspected of being haunted is attracting unwanted guests and the owners say it feels like an open house; marketing executives at Bloomington-based State Farm say Aaron Rodgers is still on their team despite recent comments tied to his positive COVID-19 test; O'Hare is an International Airport once again, now that the pandemic restrictions on foreign travelers has come to an end; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy previews Monday's game vs Steelers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 8:39

Also in the news: more than 58-thousand dollars has been raised for a Bensenville police officer and his family. The officer is in a medically-induced coma after being shot a number of times over the weekend; at least 49 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend....leaving nine of them dead; a local restaurant known for "attitude..." is roasting a football rival; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Naperville native one of eight killed at Astroworld Music Festival in Houston

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 5:46

In other news: Two Chicago men are now behind bars, accused of trying to carjack a woman at gunpoint in Downers Grove; An estimated 3 hundred tons of jack-o-lanterns were smashed and recycled at several dozen recycling events across the Chicago area; People being released from Illinois prisons will soon carry a special card that may help them on the outside; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Body of a 23-year-old man has been recovered from the Chicago River

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 6:34

In other stories: While Illinois student test scores declined last year during virtual learning, there was an uptick in students completing Advanced Placement, dual credit and career prep courses; A Chicago man from the Kenwood community is now charged in the stabbing death of 19-year-old a pregnant woman; As deer hunting season approaches, some hunters are having trouble finding ammunition; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chicago Public Schools will close Nov. 12 for Vaccination Awareness Day

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 10:56

In other stories tonight: a month after a man was shot and killed by a Chicago Police officer during a domestic dispute, attorneys representing his family are revealing new information about the officer; Will County sheriff's deputies say an 18-year-old man is in custody after Sunday's mass shooting at a Halloween party in Joliet Township that killed two 22-year-olds and wounded nine other people; this morning, Chicago's official Christmas tree was cut down in Logan Square; as deer hunting season approaches, some hunters are having trouble finding ammunition; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Investigation underway in shooting death of Harvey toddler

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 8:32

Also in the news: Chicago and Cook County are now offering many options for COVID-19 vaccinations for children between the ages of five-and-11; a local expert on labor law has advice for employers and workers in light of the new federal vaccination mandate for large companies; Chicago's official Christmas tree will be cut down this morning; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Body of man recovered in Lake Michigan near 31st Street Harbor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 10:14

In other stories tonight: parents in Chicago's Hermosa neighborhood found out today how the city's planning to rebuild the playground at their neighborhood school, after an arsonist destroyed it; five more convictions tied to a corrupt former Chicago police officer were tossed today; investigators with the Will County Sheriff's Office are looking to interview more people who were at a Halloween party in in Joliet Township on Saturday night where gunfire killed two people and wounded others; a male juror has been dismissed today in Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial after making a joke to a deputy about Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot by Kenosha police; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Village of Dixmoor lifts boil order

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 6:35

Also in the news: three-years ago Northwest siders were celebrating the installation of safe new playground equipment at Nixon Elementary School. Now...it's destroyed; an alliance of Chicago restaurants is making a nationwide pitch for federal relief for many more restaurants that have been helped to recover from COVID-19 losses up to now; a money squabble of sorts arose at yesterday's meeting of the Regional Transportation Authority Board; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cook County clinics expect to start giving child COVID-19 vaccinations tomorrow

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 10:49

In other stories tonight: the former Oak Park resident who made international news back in 2014 when police in Bali arrested her for the murder of her mother is back in custody in the United States; jurors at Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial today viewed video that captured scenes of protesters and the sound of gunfire on a Kenosha street; advocates for victims of sexual harassment have been watching closely as the Chicago Park District comes to grips with a scandal involving lifeguards; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

COVID vaccinations soon available for Chicagoland children

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 7:07

Also in the news: a domestic incident involving two Chicago Police Officers left one dead last night; the "People Mover" trains at O'Hare Airport are back in operation today; Public health leaders in Illinois are looking at COVID-19 numbers every day -- as they weigh whether to end the state's indoor mask requirement; testimony is now underway in the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse - the Illinois teenager charged with shooting three people  - killing two of them - during protests in Wisconsin during August of 2020; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chicago Park District briefing details numerous abuse and harassment complaints filed by female lifeguards

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 10:44

Also in the news: opening arguments got underway today in Kenosha after the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial were sworn in; Mayor Lori Lightfoot is betting that plans for a Chicago Casino could go the distance this time around; the Chicago Department of Public Health has removed South Carolina, Texas, and the Virgin Islands from its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory; the FBI is now investigating a West Side hospital's vaccination program; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

FOP, Mayor both claiming victory on judge's vaccine mandate ruling

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 9:18

Also in the news: authorities say some witnesses are *not* cooperating in the investigation of a Halloween party shooting in Joliet Township that left two people dead and nine others shot or injured; schools and businesses have reopened in Dixmoor following two-weeks of water problems, but the issue is not resolved; a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held today for the Steppenwolf Theatre's new Arts and Education Center; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jury selection has begun in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 8:09

Also in the news: the court has put the brakes on Chicago's requirement for police officers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or be sidelined;  heroic Aurora Township man is being nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal; a longtime Chicago public schools teacher has been suspended while officials investigate misconduct allegations made by drama students who were upset over the teacher's handling of a play they found to be offensive.  and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Judge says city can't put unvaxxed police officers on unpaid leave, for now

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 6:34

Also in the news: several South suburban communities towns jumped on the video gambling tax bandwagon last night; the legacy of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin will be remembered tonight as we near the 25th anniversary of his death; jury selection is getting underway today - at the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bears coach Matt Nagy discusses loss to 49ers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 8:35

Also in the news: a theater teacher at a South Loop high school has been suspended, and the school play canceled; Will County Sheriff's investigators are trying to figure out who the two shooters were who killed two people and wounded about a dozen others at a Halloween party this weekend: a number of community groups mounted their own patrols in the Hyde Park area last night to keep an eye on things during Halloween celebrations; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oak Park woman who served seven years in prison for murder in Bali coming back to the Chicago area

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 5:59

In other news: Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown are calling on residents to step up and come forward with information on unsolved child murders; The Loop saw a return to Halloween celebration last night with the Arts In The Dark parade; A case of a missing black cat from a magic store is shrouded in mystery this Halloween.; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Media personality Eric Ferguson leaves 'The Mix' amid misconduct allegations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 11:40

In other stories tonight: at a special City Council meeting today, Chicago Alderman squashed a plan to throw out Mayor Lightfoot's mandate that all City employees must be vaccinated against the Coronavirus; dozens of firefighters and other city workers sued last week, claiming the mayor's order is unconstitutional; the Illinois Treasurer's Office wants to reunite 11 Purple Heart medals with the families of their recipients; the state Board of Education is releasing its own report card about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected school districts across Illinois; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger won't seek reelection

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 8:53

Also in the news: an Oak Park woman who helped her boyfriend kill her mother in Indonesia in 2014 has been released from prison; prosecutors say a Good Samaritan is dead because he tried to intervene in an argument between a man and woman last month; Illinois finally has a new congressional map for the governor to consider; the city of Chicago is celebrating the expansion of a food company that's come up with a meat and dairy alternative which sounds like something out of science fiction; the new four-cent a gallon gasoline tax in north suburban Lake County has generated revenues in line with projections; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Changes coming to legal sports betting on games involving Illinois college teams

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 8:02

Also in the news this morning: an Oak Park woman who helped her boyfriend kill her mother in Indonesia in 2014 has been released from prison; a number of items were stolen from a store on the 900-block of North Rush Street early today after police say three males rammed a car into the front doors to gain entry; the existence of an endangered bumblebee has convinced the Rockford Airport Authority to hold off on plans to bulldoze rare prairie land as part of an expansion project; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Scandal surrounding treatment of Chicago's female lifeguards continues to grow, as accused Park District supervisor makes first court appearance

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 10:07

In other stories tonight: the pandemic-related labor shortage that's affecting businesses across the Chicago area is forcing the owners of another suburban business to cut its hours; the 96-year-old Des Plaines Theatre has been closed for the last seven years, and this weekend, it's re-opening after a conversion from a movie house to a live performance venue; the City of Chicago is praising the expansion of a food company that's come up with a meat and dairy alternative that sounds like something out of science fiction; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Former Chicago Park District lifeguard supervisor faces criminal charges from alleged sexual assault

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 9:29

Also in the news: books removed from some school libraries were the topic of debate last night during a school board meeting in downstate Normal; repeal of Illinois abortion law brings mixed reactions from local organizations; Chicago man in custody after a nine-hour standoff with police in far Northwest suburban Algonquin yesterday; COVID-19 vaccine booster shots administered to residents of long-term care facility in Glenview yesterday; Elk Grove Village Mayor proclaims Elk Grove is now “mask optional”; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Thousands of CPS students still without bus service

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 8:01

Also in the news this morning: a former Blackhawks player who says he was sexually assaulted by a former Hawks assistant coach is talking about it for the first time; a Chicago based fast food giant says sales have gone up while virus restrictions have eased; Governor Pritzker's mask mandate for indoor public places remains in effect, but the mayor of one northwestern suburb has declared his village “mask-optional”; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mayor 's 2022 City budget won approval this afternoon

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 10:15

Also in the news:   Two brothers are in the Will County Jail, charged with criminal abuse or neglect of their mother; environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent the destruction of a rare piece of prairie land by expansion of the Rockford Airport; and much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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