As Plan for New Stadium in Arlington Heights Stalls, Bears Start Considering New Options
Building a stadium on the former Arlington Heights racetrack “is no longer our singular focus,” said Scott Hagel, the Bears senior vice president of marketing and communications.
Judge Sets $5M Bond For Pair Charged With Fatally Shooting Waukegan Volleyball Coach
David Dejesus, 16, and Yahir A. Torrecilla, 17, have each been arrested and charged as adults with first-degree murder stemming from the fatal May 6 shooting of 23-year-old Niolis Collazo.
Just Days to Spare, US Senate Gives Final Approval to Debt Ceiling Deal, Sending It to Biden
The compromise package leaves neither Republicans nor Democrats fully pleased with the outcome. But the result, after weeks of hard-fought budget negotiations, shelves the volatile debt ceiling issue that risked upending the U.S. and global economy until 2025 after the next presidential election.
US Employers Added a Surprisingly Strong 339,000 Jobs in May in a Sign of Economic Health
The nation’s employers stepped up their hiring in May, adding a robust 339,000 jobs, well above expectations and evidence of enduring strength in an economy that the Federal Reserve is desperately trying to cool.
Johnson to Fight Ruling That Could Force City Officials to Allow Metal Scrapper to Operate on Southeast Side
A judge’s ruling could force Chicago officials to issue the final permit sought by the parent company of General Iron to operate a metal shredding and recycling operation on Chicago’s Southeast Side.
June 1, 2023 - Full Show
Live from Edgewater, where residents tussle over a proposed shelter for migrants. Investigating illegal trash pickups. And the latest on the debt ceiling as the default deadline approaches.
US House Members on Debt Ceiling Deal, Immigration Policy for Assisting Migrants Arriving in Chicago
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a deal Wednesday night to divert a U.S. default on its debt; the bill now heads to the Senate for approval. However, the deal was not without controversy for lawmakers of both political parties.
Edgewater Residents Call for Answers as City Eyes Broadway Armory as Possible Migrant Center
Broadway Armory Park is one of Chicago Park District’s largest indoor and active recreational facilities. Residents are worried this would mean youth and senior programs getting canceled or postponed and said it would be a loss for the neighborhood ahead of summer.
Rude Awakening: Tracking Illegal, Early Morning Trash Pickups
WTTW News saw private garbage hauler Groot making four separate pickups before 7 a.m. last week. It’s not just a nuisance — it’s illegal. Under Chicago’s noise ordinance, trash haulers are banned from work between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
US Has Been Falling Behind on Life Expectancy for Decades, Study Shows
By 2019, the life expectancy gap between the U.S. and the highest-performing nation had grown to more than six years. The COVID-19 pandemic widened that gap even more, as the U.S. had more deaths from the virus than any other country and has been slower to recover.
Money Stored in Venmo and Other Payment Apps Could Be Vulnerable, Financial Watchdog Warns
The alert comes several weeks after the failure of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and First Republic Bank, which all experienced bank runs after fearful customers with uninsured deposits pulled their money en masse.
5 Things to Do This Weekend: Chicago Dance Month, Friday Night Flights
An art fair, beer tasting and James Beard events usher in the weekend. Here are five things to do in Chicago.
Shootings Rose in May, But Homicides in Chicago Remain Below Pace of Recent Years: Police
New crime statistics from the Chicago Police Department show that 229 people have been killed in the city year-to-date. That total is down about 9% from the same time last year (when there were 253 homicides) and down about 12% compared to 2021.
Brother of Reputed Gang Leader Charged After Allegedly Telling Witness ‘I’ll Get You’ During Trial
Federal prosecutors have charged Rosco Blackman with witness tampering following the comment he allegedly made during the ongoing trial of his brother Romeo Blackman, a reputed leader of the Goonie Boss street gang.
Chicago Just Had One of Its Driest Mays in History, How Serious Is This Drought?
State climatologist Trent Ford said conditions aren't alarming, yet, but if June isn't signficantly wetter than May, there's cause for concern.