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Sep 22, 2022

8-Year-Old Boy Shot in July 4 Highland Park Parade Massacre Returns Home to Family

Cooper was shot in the back, and the bullet ripped through his body, severely damaging his aorta, liver, esophagus and spinal cord before exiting through his chest. He was taken first to Highland Park Hospital where he underwent a life-saving surgery, then spent in-patient stays at Comer Children’s Hospital and Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago.

Sep 22, 2022

An Odd Couple’s Disposal of Public and Personal Garbage at Northlight Theatre

“The Garbologists” is an engaging, sharply written, and cleverly titled two-character play by Lindsay Joelle now receiving its first professional production by Northlight Theatre. The production follows two garbage collectors who have a competitive tension and developing connection. 

Sep 22, 2022

Biden Vows US Won’t Walk Away from Storm-Struck Puerto Rico

More than 60% of power customers in Puerto Rico remained without energy on Thursday, and a third of customers were without water — and local officials admitted they could not say when service would be fully restored.

Sep 22, 2022

Ex-Waukegan Cop Charged in 2020 Fatal Shooting of Black Man

A grand jury returned indictments on Wednesday against former Waukegan police Officer Dante Salinas in the Oct. 20, 2020, shooting that killed a 19-year-old local man, Marcellis Stinnette, and wounded his girlfriend.

Sep 22, 2022

More Consumers Buying Organic, But US Farmers Still Wary

Instead of growing to meet the demand, the number of farmers converting to organic is actually dropping. Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture committed up to $300 million to recruit and help more farmers make the switch.

Sep 22, 2022

Judge Blocks Indiana Abortion Ban Week After It Took Effect

Owen County Judge Kelsey Hanlon issued a preliminary injunction against the ban that took effect one week ago. The injunction was sought by abortion clinic operators who argued in a lawsuit that the state constitution protects access to the medical procedure.

Sep 22, 2022

2022 Chicago Festival Guide

Get ready for fun with this guide to neighborhood street fests, art shows, outdoor concerts and cultural celebrations of all sizes across Chicago and the suburbs.

Sep 22, 2022

10 Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 22-25

Apple treats, pumpkin picking, nature exploration and more fun surprises usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Sep 22, 2022

Cook County Judge Charged With Domestic Battery Placed on 'Restricted Duties'

Sixth Municipal District Judge Carl Boyd, who was arrested this week on allegations of domestic battery, has been placed on restricted duties, the chief judge’s office announced.

Sep 22, 2022

Pritzker Calls on Jones, Hastings to Resign from State Senate

Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who is running for re-election, said it was not enough for the lawmakers to resign as leaders of the Democratic Party in the Illlinois Senate.

Sep 22, 2022

Elmhurst Starbucks Workers File for Union Representation

Employees at a Starbucks in west suburban Elmhurst say they’ve filed for union representation, joining hundreds of other coffee shops around the country and in the Chicago area.

Sep 21, 2022

Sept. 21, 2022 - Full Show

Approval is given for a Chicago Fire practice facility on a former public housing site. Group of state’s attorneys sues to strike the state’s new law eliminating cash bail. Chicago City Council welcomes its newest member.

Sep 21, 2022

Chicago Fire Soccer Facility Planned on 26 Acres of Housing Authority Land Clears City Council

The Chicago Fire’s plan is set to transform the vacant Near West Side property into practice soccer fields and a training and administrative building. The empty land was part of the massive CHA complex known as the Addams-Brooks-Loomis-Abbott homes. 

Sep 21, 2022

Spotlight Politics: State Senator Charged, New Chicago Alderperson Appointed

Federal prosecutors charged state Sen. Emil Jones III, D-Chicago, with three felonies in relation to allegations he took a bribe from a red-light camera firm.. Our politics team weighs in on that story and more.

Sep 21, 2022

State’s Attorneys Representing 3 Illinois Counties File Lawsuits Against SAFE-T Act

In January, Illinois will eliminate cash bail —  money paid to release someone from jail, as a guarantee that they will return for trial. But the change won’t go into effect if a trio of state’s attorneys have their way as they seek to have the law, dubbed by drafters as the SAFE-T Act, declared null and void.