There hasn’t been a whole lot of good news in 2020, but here’s something to get excited about: Tuesday’s supermoon will be the closest the full moon gets to Earth in 2020, meaning it will look bigger and brighter than any other full moon this year.
As Chicagoans hunker down amid the pandemic, we check in with some familiar faces on how they’re weathering the storm – and what music they’re listening to.
Juanita Irizarry, executive director of Friends of the Parks, is worried that if Chicagoans flocks to the city’s parks on this warm spring day, officials will crack down on access to all our green spaces.
Advocacy group: “Cook County officials have blood on their hands”
Detainee Jeffery Pendleton, 59, was pronounced dead late Sunday, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. He had been hospitalized since March 30 after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signed an executive order Tuesday ensuring all residents regardless of citizenship status have equal access to COVID-19 aid programs, saying the order is “statement of our values as a city and as Americans.”
As you work through your list of at-home entertainment options, don’t forget to consider a night of theater. Chicago’s Theater Wit is now livestreaming the play “Teenage Dick.” Here’s how it works.
Personal finance educators Talaat and Tai McNeely, hosts of the podcast “The His and Her Money Show,” help us navigate the ways government funds might be able to fill financial gaps during the pandemic.
Governor thanks California for loaning 100 ventilators to state, vows to ‘pay it forward’
The state of Illinois surpassed a grim milestone it set less than a week ago: the largest single-day jump in deaths. Statewide, 380 people have now died from COVID-19 and 13,549 have tested positive for the virus.
Ridership on public transit in the Chicago area has dropped dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic. Will an influx of federal money be enough to prop up area transit agencies?
Dennis Duchene, president of local tourism bureau Visit Kenosha, says that so far, fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has been “pretty severe.”
After a lot of back-and-forth between Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Republican state legislators and the state’s Supreme Court, Wisconsin’s spring election went forward Tuesday. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, many municipalities struggled to staff and operate polling places.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump fired Glenn Fine, chairman of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, whose job was to oversee the administration of trillions of dollars in federal funding. We get reaction from three Illinois congressmen.
Despite federal health recommendations, thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in long lines outside overcrowded polling stations on Tuesday so they could participate in a presidential primary election.
So far, three incarcerated men in Illinois — two who had been housed at Stateville prison in Crest Hill and a detainee at the Cook County Jail – have died from complications related to the coronavirus. A pair of court battles are now brewing.