The Week in Review: An Inauguration Like No Other
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris inaugurated at a heavily fortified ceremony. Biden starts his term with executive orders on COVID-19 and immigration. Partial indoor dining is set to return to Chicago.
Schumer: Trump Impeachment Trial to Begin Week of Feb. 8
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the schedule Friday evening after reaching an agreement with Republicans, who had pushed for a delay to give Trump a chance to organize his legal team and prepare a defense on the sole charge of incitement of insurrection.
6 in 10 CPS Students Who Opted For In-Person Learning Returned to Schools in First Week
Chicago Public Schools said 60% of the 5,352 pre-kindergarten and special education cluster program students who opted for in-person learning showed up at their school last week. That amounts to about 3,200 students.
The Nod to Illinois Nature You May Have Missed in Jill Biden’s Inauguration Fashion
The first lady’s dress and matching coat, worn during the “Celebrating America” televised special, were embroidered with the official flower from every state and territory in the U.S.
Alarmed Aldermen Split on Solution as Carjackings Soar 135%
Members of the Chicago City Council are deeply split on how to stop a barrage of carjackings that has Chicagoans throughout the city terrified to leave their houses for fear of becoming the latest victim.
Biden Ordering Stopgap Help As Talks Start on Big Aid Plan
The two executive orders that Biden signed would increase food aid, protect job seekers on unemployment and clear a path for federal workers and contractors to get a $15 hourly minimum wage.
Biden Orders Review of Domestic Violent Extremism Threat
The disclosure Friday by White House press secretary Jen Psaki is a stark acknowledgment of the national security threat that officials see as posed by American extremists motivated to violence by extremist ideology.
Chicago, Suburban Cook Remain On Track For Limited Indoor Dining: Officials
Limited indoor dining and drinking is set to resume in Chicago and suburban Cook County on Saturday under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s revised plan to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to data released Friday by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
CPS Will Begin Vaccinating Teachers, School Staff for COVID-19 as Soon as Next Month
The state of Illinois is expanding vaccine eligibility beginning Monday, meaning school-based staff and other frontline employees will be able to start getting inoculated
Art Institute Reopening In February, Extending Popular Monet Exhibit
The Art Institute of Chicago will reopen Feb. 11, joining the list of museums preparing to welcome back visitors now that coronavirus restrictions are being loosened.
Police: Spike in Carjackings Continuing into 2021 With Nearly 150 Cases Already Reported
In just the first three weeks of 2021, there have already been 144 carjackings across Chicago, according to police, continuing the spike seen throughout last year.
‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Archer Heights
The Southwest Side community is home to many essential workers and has been a hot spot for the coronavirus throughout the pandemic.
Breaking Down Illinois’ COVID-19 Mitigations
Metrics. Warnings. Phases. Tiers. What does it all mean? Amanda Vinicky explains.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Black, Latino Mentors
The more than 50-year-old organization is seeking to make cultural connections that helps kids achieve their full potential.
McConnell Seeks to Push Impeachment Trial to February
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by a week or more to give the former president time to review the case.