Aug 10, 2020

Foxx Pushes Back on Criticism From Lightfoot, Brown After Looting

Decrying “blame games” in the wake of widespread destruction, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says her office would prosecute people accused of looting — but not those arrested for exercising their First Amendment rights. 

Aug 10, 2020

Tough Mom Lightfoot Scolds Rogue Beachgoers: ‘It’s Called a Pandemic, People’

A large crowd gathered over the weekend along the lakefront, prompting the city to install fencing at Montrose Beach — and the mayor to issue a stern message.

Aug 10, 2020

McDonald’s Sues Ousted CEO, Alleging Employee Relationships

McDonald’s says it’s suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday that he covered up relationships with three other employees and destroyed evidence. 

Aug 10, 2020

‘An Improvement Over Target.’ Congressman Lauds New Health Center Built on Site Abandoned by Retailer

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois opened a new health and wellness center in Morgan Park on Monday after renovating a building abandoned by Target.  

Aug 10, 2020

Pritzker Anticipates ‘Tremendous Need’ as Application Period Opens for Rental Assistance

The state is providing $300 million in assistance to renters and homeowners struggling to meet ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic, but those funds won’t reach everyone who deserves help, Gov. J.B. Pritzker acknowledged.

Aug 10, 2020

CPS to Slash Spending on Officers in Schools By $18M

Amid a continuing outcry over the decision to allow Chicago police officers to patrol schools, Chicago Public Schools officials announced Monday they would slash spending on the program at the center of the debate over defunding the police department by more than half.

Aug 10, 2020

Widespread Looting Triggered By Police Shooting in Englewood: Lightfoot

Caravans of cars headed to the Loop and North Side to loot stores after a police officer shot and wounded a 20-year-old man in Englewood, causing widespread destruction and mayhem, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday.

Aug 10, 2020

Shots Fired as Crowds Clash With Police in Downtown Chicago

Hundreds of people smashed windows, stole from stores and clashed with police early Monday in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city’s downtown.

Aug 9, 2020

Postal Service Emerges as Flash Point Heading Into Election

The success of the 2020 presidential election could hinge on a most unlikely government agency: the U.S. Postal Service. Current signs are not promising.

Aug 9, 2020

Trump End Run Around Congress Raises Questions on His Claims

President Donald Trump’s end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears certain to face legal challenges.

Aug 9, 2020

1,382 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois, 8 Additional Deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced a woman in her 20s was among the eight Illinoisans who died of COVID-19 on Sunday.

Aug 9, 2020

Amid Pandemic, Future of Many Catholic Schools is in Doubt

Already this year, financial and enrollment problems aggravated by the pandemic have forced the permanent closure of more than 140 Catholic schools nationwide, according to officials who oversee Catholic education in the country.

Aug 9, 2020

Native Mascots Still a Sticking Point in High School Sports

While advocates have made strides in getting Native American symbols and names changed in sports, they say there’s still work to do mainly at the high school level, where mascots like Braves, Indians, Warriors, Chiefs and Redskins persist.

Aug 9, 2020

US Response to the Virus is Met With Incredulity Abroad

The United States’ failure to contain the spread of the coronavirus has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe, as the world’s most powerful country edges closer to a global record of 5 million confirmed infections.

Aug 8, 2020

Trump Orders More Unemployment Pay, a Payroll Tax Deferral

The president on Saturday moved to bypass lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.