Stories by Charles Jefferson

H. Woods Bowman: 1942-2015

Former State Rep. H. Woods “Woody” Bowman died Friday evening after his car crashed in Van Buren County, Mich. His wife, Michele Thompson, was seriously injured in the accident.

State Employees to Receive Paychecks During Budget Stalemate

State employees will continue to be paid while the budget stalemate between legislators and the governor continues. Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger received verbal authorization from a St. Clair Circuit Court to allow her office to process state payroll.

Weekend Events Around Town: 7/3-7/5

Fourth of July celebrations are happening all across the Chicagoland area. But there are also other great events happening from the Windy City RibFest to the African/Caribbean International Festival of Life. Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks. 

Former Chamber of Commerce CEO Jerry Roper Dies

Jerry Roper, the former president and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has died. He passed Sunday night at the age of 74, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Weekend Events Around Town: 6/19-6/21

Sing along to On Your Feet!; Get a taste of Randolph; and sip some craft beer by Buckingham Fountain. Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks.

Weekend Events Around Town: 6/5-6/7

Bike over to The 606; read up on the latest indie comics; and be Greek for a day or three. Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks.