CPD Officer Arrested, Charged in On-Duty Shooting at Grand Red Line Station
Melvina Bogard has been charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney's Office, more than 17 months after the shooting of Ariel Roman inside the Grand Red Line station.
Illinois Sees Record Pot Sales, With Boost from Lollapalooza
Illinois dispensaries sold a record $127.8 million in recreational marijuana in July, with a big boost coming from out-of-state fans who converged on Chicago for the Lollapalazoo music festival.
New Mini-Golf Course Opening in Douglass Park, and Its Design is For the Birds
Three years in the making, the Douglass 18, a bird-themed mini-golf course, opens Saturday in Douglass Park. Neighborhood teens researched and designed the holes, drawing inspiration from Chicago’s bird population.
Pritzker Signs Legislation Increasing Access to Feminine Hygiene Products
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Thursday that makes feminine hygiene products available for free at homeless shelters and at public universities and community colleges throughout Illinois.
Can I Get ‘Long COVID’ if I’m Infected After Vaccination?
The COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing severe illness and death from the coronavirus, but some people do get infected after the shots. Researchers are looking at whether those “breakthrough” cases could lead to long COVID-19.
Pushback on Illinois’ Latest COVID-19 Mandates
Masking will be universally required in Illinois schools, and some state employees must get vaccinated for the coronavirus, according to mandates handed down Wednesday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker — a move that immediately drew rebuke from friends and foes alike.
New Target Warehouse in Little Village Draws Environmental Concerns Despite Job Creation
It is expected to provide up to 2,000 jobs, but a new Target warehouse in Little Village — on the site of a botched coal plant demolition in April 2020 — has sparked protests among some community members.
Photographer Explores Abandoned Places and Finds Beauty in Decay
Some photographers explore cities through their neglected places. At personal risk and sometimes legal jeopardy, they look for beauty in forgotten and faded locales. Meet Jerry Olejniczak, one such photographer in search of “Abandoned Chicagoland.”
Survey Examines COVID-19 Misinformation on Facebook
For many of us, social media is a convenient way to keep in touch with family, friends and colleagues. But sharing false information on platforms like Facebook during a global pandemic can have life or death consequences.
Explainer: Will New CDC Moratorium Keep Tenants Housed?
After a federal eviction moratorium was allowed to lapse this weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new moratorium Tuesday on evictions that would last until Oct. 3.
August 4, 2021 - Full Show
A mask mandate for all pre-K through 12 Illinois schools. A local study on the effects of COVID-19 misinformation on social media. A new ban on evictions. And a classic Chicago building on the move.
Pritzker Announces Mask Mandate for Students, Staff at Illinois Schools
With classes for students in pre-K through 12th grade set to resume across Illinois in the coming weeks, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday announced a mask mandate for all students and staff at public and private schools.
Chicago Police Accused of Another Botched Raid in Lawsuit
A Black family is suing the Chicago police department, saying officers broke down their door and pointed guns at two small children while searching the place and then tried to cover up that they had no evidence to justify the raid.
Report: Streets and Sanitation Has Taken a Whack at Weed-Cutting Deficiencies, But Still Short of Goals
A year after being taken to task by the city’s Office of Inspector General for inefficient weed-clearing practices, the Department of Streets and Sanitation has made some improvements but still has work to do, according to a follow-up report released last week.
10 Things to Do This Weekend: Aug. 5-8
Asian carp, jam bands, a garden walk and vintage finds usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.