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Oct 16, 2020

‘We Are In a New Wave of COVID-19’: Pritzker

Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned Illinois residents Friday that the entire state is seeing a surge in confirmed cases of the coronavirus, as the state set a single-day record for new infections and reported 38 deaths linked to the virus.

Oct 16, 2020

CPS Enrollment Drops By 15K Students Amid Pandemic, Remote Learning

The school district announced Friday morning that its citywide enrollment had fallen from 355,156 in the 2019-20 school year to 340,658 this year.

Oct 16, 2020

Netflix Star Jerry Harris to Remain in Jail Pending Trial on Child Pornography Charge

A federal judge has ordered Jeremiah “Jerry” Harris, star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” to remain in jail pending trial on a charge he sexually exploited underage children.

Oct 16, 2020

Pritzker Extends Ban on Evictions for 7th Month

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Friday that Illinois’ ban on evictions would be extended until Nov. 16, as state officials continue to send grants to Illinois residents struggling to make ends meet.

Oct 16, 2020

Join the ‘Big Sit’ at Big Marsh and Help Count the Migrating Birds

The all-day event Saturday will take advantage of a sweet spot in the migratory timeline, with organizers expecting to record outgoing and incoming species.

Oct 16, 2020

7 Officers Broke CPD Rules After Top Cop Found Drunk, Unconscious Behind Wheel: Watchdog

Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s report details several instances when Eddie Johnson got special treatment after being discovered unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle near 34th Place and Aberdeen Street last year.

Oct 15, 2020

‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Wheaton

West suburban Wheaton, home to historic Wheaton College, hasn’t been spared the health and economic hit caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Oct 15, 2020

Illinois Made It Easier to Vote, But Obstacles Remain

The election is just weeks away and early voting is in full swing. How ready are voters and election authorities?

Oct 15, 2020

Winning Ugly: Bears Reach 4-1 Record But Fail to Convince

The Bears have a 4-1 record after eking out a 1-point win over the Buccaneers on Thursday, but that record may flatter them. Former Bears offensive lineman James "Big Cat" Williams gives us his take.

Oct 15, 2020

Day of the Dead Exhibit Honors Those Who Died from COVID-19, Celebrates Life

The exhibit would normally feature authentic artwork from Mexican artists, including traditional ofrendas, or altars. This year, the artwork comes from both the museum’s personal collection and local artists.

Oct 15, 2020

As COVID-19 Cases Rise 32% in a Week, Chicago’s Top Doctor Voices ‘Grave Concern’

“This has not been a good week in Chicago,” said Dr. Allison Arwady, urging people to avoid gatherings, wear masks and keep 6 feet of distance from others. 

Oct 15, 2020

Ex-Top Cop Eddie Johnson Sued For Sexual Harassment By Female Officer

Cynthia Donald, who filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cook County Court, claimed that for more than three years, she was subjected to “unwanted and uninvited sexual advances” from Johnson inside his office at CPD headquarters.

Oct 15, 2020

CPS To Bring Back Pre-K, Some Special Education Students For In-Person Learning: Sources

Under the district’s plan, pre-K and cluster program students would return for full-day learning, five days a week beginning next quarter.

Oct 15, 2020

Ask Geoffrey: What to See at This Year’s Reimagined Open House Chicago

Geoffrey Baer takes a look at the redesigned event in the latest Ask Geoffrey.

Oct 15, 2020

Preckwinkle Vows to Protect Provident Hospital as Union Blasts Layoffs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle plans to consolidate two clinics into Provident Hospital and change its full-service emergency room to a stand-by emergency department. “We are strengthening Provident Hospital. It is here to stay. Period,” she said.