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View Article 3:02 p.m. June 12, 2024 propublica-illinois ProPublica Wins Medal in Best of Digital Design Competition https://www.propublica.org/atpropublica/propublica-wins-medal-in-best-of-digital-design-competition The Society for News Design honored ProPublica with a bronze medal in this year’s Best of Digital Design competition. Recognized in the commissioned illustration category, “ [ The Scandal That Never Happened ][1] ,” by Anat Rubin, examined a Louisiana appeals court of all-white judges that systematically ignored thousands of ...
View Article 3:02 p.m. June 12, 2024 NBC Local Illinois to launch ‘food truck' DMVs this month, starting in Chicago and several suburbs https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-to-launch-food-truck-dmvs-this-month-starting-in-chicago-and-several-suburbs/3462000/ While it won't be serving any food, a new kind of "food" truck will be dishing out licenses and other driver services in Illinois starting this month. Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias announced this week that his office will roll out its first-ever "Mobile DMV," offering drivers chance to ...
View Article 3:02 p.m. June 12, 2024 NBC Local Why is Riot Fest leaving Chicago and moving to the suburbs? New festival plan, location draws strong reactions https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/why-is-riot-fest-leaving-chicago-and-moving-to-the-suburbs-new-festival-plan-location-draws-strong-reactions/3462010/ Riot Fest, the iconic, circus-themed pop-punk music festival held for the last nine years in Chicago's Douglass Park, will be relocating this year -- [ to the suburbs ][4] . But the new location comes with its own series of challenges. Organizers [ made the announcement ][5] in a video ...
View Article 3:02 p.m. June 12, 2024 NBC Local Multiple injuries reported in ‘incident' in northwest Illinois town outside of Dixon https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/multiple-injuries-reported-in-incident-in-northwest-illinois-town-outside-of-dixon/3462055/ Multiple injuries were reported Wednesday in an incident in a northwest Illinois town just outside of Dixon. The Ogle County Sheriff's Department confirmed to NBC affiliate station [ WREX ][1] that multiple people were injured in what they described as a "possible shooting" investigation near Lost Lake in Illinois, northeast ...
View Article 3:02 p.m. June 12, 2024 Fox Chicago Elgin man sentenced for sexual assault of middle school student http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/elgin-man-sentenced-sexual-assault-student ** KANE COUNTY ** \- An [ Elgin ][3] man has been sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the sexual assault of a student at the school where he worked. Magdiel Perez, who was employed as a hall monitor at Tefft Middle School in Streamwood, ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Fox Chicago Hard Rock Casino Rockford announces grand opening date http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/hard-rock-casino-rockford-announces-grand-opening-date ![][1] article Hard Rock Casino Rockford | provided ** ROCKFORD, Ill. ** \- Hard Rock International announced the grand opening date for its permanent [ Rockford ][2] facility this week. Hard Rock Casino Rockford’s permanent facility, located at 7801 E. State St., will open to the public on Aug. 29, ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Daily Herald 6 people hurt in two-vehicle crash in Antioch https://www.dailyherald.com/20240612/news/6-people-hurt-in-two-vehicle-crash-in-antioch/ Six people were hurt, with three patients transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Antioch. Fire officials said three others were treated at the scene and released. The crash occurred at about 4:45 p.m. near the intersection of Route 45 and Miller Road and involved one ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Daily Herald Carl Woerner, Island Lake water tower star maker, tornado survivor, dies at 89 https://www.dailyherald.com/20240612/news/carl-woerner-island-lake-water-tower-star-maker-tornado-survivor-dies-at-89/ Carl Woerner, pictured in 2015, was a longtime, prominent Island Lake resident who survived the 1965 tornado that devastated the area. He was among the group of people who helped install a star atop a local water tower as a morale booster after the storm. He died June 7. _ ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Tribune Politics |Rule curtailing lobbyist donations to Chicago mayors stalled amid Johnson pushback https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/12/rule-curtailing-lobbyist-donations-to-chicago-mayors-stalled-amid-johnson-pushback/ An ethics ordinance aimed at restricting lobbyists’ donations to Chicago mayors was stalled Wednesday amid pushback from Mayor Brandon Johnson. The ordinance to fine or suspend lobbyists who make contributions to a mayoral candidate’s political fund was blocked by two aldermen during a City Council meeting via a parliamentary tactic. ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Tribune News |Afternoon Briefing: Riot Fest lineup announced, along with a new location https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/12/afternoon-briefing-riot-fest-lineup-announced-along-with-a-new-location/ Good afternoon, Chicago. Riot Fest is moving into the suburbs. The three-day festival [ will be held this year ][4] at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview. Riot Fest had been in Douglass Park in the North Lawndale neighborhood since 2015. Headliners were also [ announced ][4] Wednesday with the lineup featuring ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Tribune Crime and Public Safety |Tim Mapes, former Madigan chief of staff, reports to federal prison https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/12/tim-mapes-former-madigan-chief-of-staff-reports-to-federal-prison/ Former House Speaker Michael Madigan’s longtime chief of staff is now a federal inmate, the highest-ranking associate of America’s longest-serving speaker to go to prison — so far. Tim Mapes, 69, Madigan’s fierce gatekeeper for decades, reported Tuesday to a medium-security federal prison in Pensacola, Florida, to begin serving [ ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Tribune Crime and Public Safety |Multiple people reported shot in Dixon https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/12/multiple-people-reported-shot-in-dixon/ Multiple people have been reported shot Wednesday in a rural Lee County community in what authorities are calling a “mass casualty incident.” Ambulances and two medical helicopters were called to the scene in Dixon where there also was a massive police presence, according to a post on the Winnebago Boone ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Tribune College Sports |At rape trial of Illinois basketball star Terrence Shannon, jury hears from accuser’s friend, Kansas player https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/12/at-rape-trial-of-illinois-basketball-star-terrence-shannon-jury-hears-from-accusers-friend-kansas-player/ _ Editor’s note: This story includes graphic language. _ LAWRENCE, Kansas — Prosecutors rested their case Wednesday in the rape trial of Terrence Shannon Jr. as jurors heard testimony from his accuser’s best friend and from a second-team All-American on the University of Kansas men’s basketball team, both of whom ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times Parliamentary maneuver spares Johnson a City Council defeat on ethics reform — for a little while https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/06/12/ethics-reform-lobbyist-donations-mayoral-campaign-contributions-brandon-johnson-rahm-executive-order An emboldened City Council was poised Wednesday to defy Mayor Brandon Johnson for the second straight month — this time, on the issue of ethics, but a parliamentary maneuver spared the mayor, at least temporarily. The ordinance championed by Johnson’s handpicked Ethics Committee chair would have authorized suspensions and/or stiff ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times Migrantes son bienvenidos en un refugio recién abierto en una ex escuela católica del noroeste de la ciudad https://chicago.suntimes.com/la-voz/2024/06/12/migrantes-refugio-st-bartholomew-escuela-catolica-noreste-portage-park-immigracion [ ![][17] ][18] El mejor lugar para cobertura bilingüe de noticias y cultura latina en Chicago. | The place for bilingual coverage of Latino news and culture in Chicago. Las familias migrantes han comenzado a mudarse a un nuevo refugio en una escuela católica cerrada y un convento en Portage ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times Riot Fest se va de Douglass Park, anuncian una nueva ubicación https://chicago.suntimes.com/la-voz/2024/06/12/riot-fest-se-va-de-douglass-park-anuncian-una-nueva-ubicacion [ ![][12] ][13] El mejor lugar para cobertura bilingüe de noticias y cultura latina en Chicago. | The place for bilingual coverage of Latino news and culture in Chicago. Riot Fest abandona Douglass Park en el West Side después de casi 10 años en el lugar. El cofundador del festival, ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times 'Inside Out 2' an exuberant, brilliant swirl of teenage emotions https://chicago.suntimes.com/movies-and-tv/2024/06/12/inside-out-2-review-pixar-disney-anxiety I’m ready to start the campaign now for an “Inside Out 3” in which we return to the mind of Riley Anderson — maybe when she’s off to college or entering the workplace full-time in her 20s or becoming a mom. The possibilities are as long as life, and given ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times Federal Reserve sees some progress on inflation but envisions just one rate cut this year https://chicago.suntimes.com/money/2024/06/12/federal-reserve-powell-inflation-interest-rate-cut-economy [ ![][8] ][9] We break down complex business news to help you understand how money moves in Chicago and how it affects you. WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials said Wednesday that inflation has fallen further toward their target level in recent months but signaled that they expect to cut their ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times Chef Mindy Segal built an empire of butter, sugar and weed in Chicago — here's how https://chicago.suntimes.com/food-and-restaurants/2024/06/12/mindy-segal-mindys-bakery-wicker-park-chicago-chocolate “I just make what pleases me,” Mindy Segal says on a recent Sunday while pulling a coconut bundt cake out of one of the five industrial ovens in her eponymous Bucktown bakery. The bakery has been open for three years and a line nearly every day since. Nirvana blasts on ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times In the battle among Chicago's pint-sized teams, the Bears stand tallest https://chicago.suntimes.com/bears/2024/06/12/in-battle-among-chicagos-pint-sized-teams-bears-stand-tallest-cubs-white-sox-bulls-blackhawks-sky Here’s a sentence that’s trying hard to have meaning: Among Chicago’s professional teams, the Bears are the closest to winning a championship. That sounds like something, doesn’t it? To the untrained ear, it sounds like the Bears, in a major market filled with franchises that understand the importance of winning, ...