Civil Rights Activist Ruby Bridges Writes Children’s Book
Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges has written a children’s book with a candid telling of the past and positive message for the future, inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests.
Former Illinois Gov. James Thompson, ‘Big Jim,’ Dies at 84
Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson, whose prosecutions of public officials — including a predecessor — helped catapult him to become the state’s longest-serving chief executive, has died. He was 84.
Health Care Workers Hit the Streets to Volunteer Their Time, Care During Protests
As protests and rallies sprung up across the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death, health care workers showed their support for the movement by volunteering as street medics to treat protesters.
COVID-19 Weekend Update: 1,828 New Cases, 5 Additional Deaths
The Illinois Department of Public Health says the preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate is 4%. Fourteen counties, including Kane and Will counties, are considered to be at a warning level for the virus, according to officials.
Q&A: What’s Happening at the US Postal Service, and Why?
The U.S. Postal Service is warning states it cannot guarantee that all ballots cast by mail for the Nov. 3 election will arrive in time to be counted, even if ballots are mailed by state deadlines.
The Week in Review: City Officials Vow to Crack Down on Looting
Mayor Lightfoot announces a plan to prevent looting as the Chicago Police Department seeks the public’s help in apprehending additional suspects. As Election Day draws closer, the Postal Service issues a warning about mail-in ballots.
Postal Service Warns Illinois Some Mail-In Ballots Might Not Be Counted
Under Illinois law, a voter can request a mail-in ballot up to five days before Election Day. But the USPS warns that voters who wait until that deadline are at high risk of being disenfranchised, due to the Postal Service’s delivery capabilities.
Study Hints, Can’t Prove, Survivor Plasma Fights COVID-19
Mayo Clinic researchers reported a strong hint that blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors helps other patients recover, but it’s not proof and some experts worry if, amid clamor for the treatment, they’ll ever get a clear answer.
‘We Are United’: Lightfoot, Local Officials Announce Plans to Prevent Further Looting
The mayor announced a five-point plan to protect businesses and better identify and respond to looting through analytics, additional police deployments and faster lockdowns in areas where businesses are being burglarized.
Biden Calls for Nationwide Mask Mandate
Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide protective mask mandate, citing health experts’ predictions that it could save 40,000 lives from coronavirus over the next three months.
2,264 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois, 25 Additional Deaths
The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday reported 2,264 new coronavirus cases and said 14 counties have reached a warning level for the virus.
Bulls Fire Coach Jim Boylen After Missing Playoffs Again
The Chicago Bulls fired coach Jim Boylen on Friday, the new front office beginning its remake of a team that missed the playoffs again.
R. Kelly’s Manager Charged With Phone Threats to Theater
R. Kelly's manager has been arrested on charges that he threatened a shooting at a Manhattan theater two years ago, forcing an evacuation and the cancellation of the screening of Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” series.
Chicago Archdiocese Plans to Provide In-Person Classes This Fall
CPS will start the school year with an all-remote learning plan, but Catholic schools in the city and suburbs are taking a different approach. How will the school system keep everyone safe, and are teachers and parents on board?
‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Englewood
After a tumultuous week, neighbors tell us what they think is good in Englewood.