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View Article 4:01 p.m. January 18, 2021 WGN TV Illinois National Guard surprised with pizza while in Washington D.C. https://wgntv.com/news/illinois-national-guard-surprised-with-pizza-while-in-washington-d-c/ WASHINGTON, DC– Gov. JB Pritzker surprised the Illinois National Guard troops in Washington, DC with a pizza party last night. About 200 National Guard members are in the nation’s capital for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The FBI says it’s leveraging its relationships with federal, state and local law enforcement partners ...
View Article 4:01 p.m. January 18, 2021 WGN TV Wish you were an Oscar Meyer worker? They’re hiring Wienermobile drivers https://wgntv.com/news/wish-you-were-an-oscar-meyer-worker-theyre-hiring-wienermobile-drivers/ If you’ve always dreamed of traveling across the country in a giant vehicle shaped like a hot dog, now is your chance. “Zach ‘N Cheese” and his partner “Ketchup Katie” are in Chicago looking for the next group of Oscar Meyer Wienermobile drivers. Those who make the cut will spend ...
View Article 4:01 p.m. January 18, 2021 NBC Local Ice Castles at Lake Geneva Open for the Season Friday https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/ice-castles-at-lake-geneva-open-for-the-season-friday/2418281/ Ice Castles in Lake Geneva are set to open to the public Friday with several precautions meant to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the popular attraction announced Monday. This year, the winter wonderland will be located at Geneva National Resort and Club and feature a variety of interactive attractions including ...
View Article 4:01 p.m. January 18, 2021 NBC Local Illinois Adjusts COVID Metrics Thresholds Required to Loosen Restrictions in Health Care Regions https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-adjusts-covid-metrics-thresholds-required-to-loosen-restrictions-in-health-care-regions/2418303/ Health officials in Illinois have announced adjustments to the metrics used to determine whether health care regions can roll back coronavirus mitigation rules, allowing the majority of the state’s regions to loosen restrictions as the state takes steps to increase hospital staffing. The state is stepping up efforts to increase ...
View Article 4:01 p.m. January 18, 2021 NBC Local Illinois Loosens COVID Restrictions for Several Regions, Bringing Some to Back to Phase 4 https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-loosens-covid-restrictions-for-several-regions-bringing-some-to-back-to-phase-4/2418278/ Monday marked a day of major changes as several Illinois regions were allowed to loosen their coronavirus restrictions even further as the state changed its mitigation guidelines. Illinois' health department announced that [ due to a change in staffing contracts ][1] , which increases hospital staffing across the state, Regions ...
View Article 4:01 p.m. January 18, 2021 Fox Chicago Thief steals woman's car, then drives back to scold her for leaving 4-year-old son in vehicle http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/thief-steals-womans-car-then-drives-back-to-scold-her-for-leaving-4-year-old-son-in-vehicle ![][6] article (Courtesy: KPTV) ** BEAVERTON, Ore. ** \- Police in [ Oregon ][7] are searching for a suspect who [ stole ][8] a car, then returned to the scene to lecture the mother about leaving her young son inside the vehicle. [ KPTV reports ][9] the theft happened around ...
View Article 4:01 p.m. January 18, 2021 Fox Chicago 'We Are One': Biden-Harris inaugural event will celebrate Black resiliency in America http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/we-are-one-biden-harris-inaugural-event-will-celebrate-black-resiliency-in-america #### Security tightens at Capitol amid threats of violence, upcoming inauguration Hundreds of National Guard members gathered on the floor of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, as lawmakers neared the second impeachment of President Donald Trump in the wake of a deadly siege by his supporters. ** DETROIT ** ...
View Article 4:01 p.m. January 18, 2021 Fox Chicago ‘You will be in my heart forever’: First lady Melania Trump says farewell to the nation in Twitter video http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/you-will-be-in-my-heart-forever-first-lady-melania-trump-says-farewell-to-the-nation-in-twitter-video ![][1] article FILE - U.S. First Lady Melania Trump speaks during a roundtable on sickle cell disease in the State Dining Room of the White House on September 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. ** WASHINGTON ** \- First lady Melania Trump posted a farewell video message on Twitter Monday, reminiscing ...
View Article 4:01 p.m. January 18, 2021 Daily Herald Founder of the Pro-Life Action League dies at 93 http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210118/founder-of-the-pro-life-action-league-dies-at-93 Joe Scheidler, the founder of the Pro-Life Action League who is known as the godfather of the pro-life movement, died Monday at the age of 93, the organization confirmed. His oldest son, Eric Scheidler, said that Joe Scheidler "devoted five decades of his long life to proclaiming the value of ...
View Article 4:01 p.m. January 18, 2021 Crains Crain's Daily Gist podcast: A look at Madigan's replacement in the speaker's chair http://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-daily-gist/crains-daily-gist-podcast-look-madigans-replacement-speakers-chair Crain’s reporter Steven Strahler joins the podcast to talk about the new Illinois Speaker of the House, Chris Welch, and what might be expected under his leadership. Plus: Former Speaker Mike Madigan reportedly closes up his residence in Springfield, a new law offers an unprecedented look at hospital pricing, Nicor ...
View Article 4 p.m. January 18, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times Police investigate fatal shooting in Hammond https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/1/18/22237507/hammond-shooting-homicide A person was shot to death Monday morning in an apartment building in Hammond, Indiana. Officers responded about 10:10 a.m. to a building near Rimbach and Stateline avenues and found a male who was fatally shot, Hammond police spokesman Steve Kellogg said. The home was known to be associated with ...
View Article 4 p.m. January 18, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times CTU continues plea to CPS for safe school reopenings: ‘This is about saving our lives’ https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2021/1/18/22237242/ctu-teachers-union-cps-chicago-public-schools-reopening-plan-coronavirus-covid-19 Linda Perales got emotional Monday as she looked out at a crowd of about 150 Chicago Public Schools teachers and community members who gathered in Pilsen in solidarity with thousands of educators and staff who returned to schools earlier this month. “Over 75% of parents have decided to stay home, ...
View Article 4 p.m. January 18, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times Illinois records smallest daily COVID-19 caseload in more than 3 weeks https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/1/18/22237419/illinois-coronavirus-new-cases-deaths-positivity-rate-covid-19-jan-18 State health officials on Monday reported 3,385 new and probable COVID-19 cases — its smallest daily caseload in over three weeks — as Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate continued to fall. Health officials also announced an additional 50 coronavirus-related deaths, raising the statewide death toll to 18,258. More than half of ...
View Article 4 p.m. January 18, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times Afternoon Edition: Jan. 18, 2021 https://chicago.suntimes.com/afternoon-edition-newsletter/2021/1/18/22237468/afternoon-edition-jan-18-2021 _ Good afternoon. Here’s the latest news you need to know in Chicago. It’s about a 5-minute read that will brief you on today’s biggest stories. _ ### [ Afternoon Edition ][3] Chicago’s most important news of the day, delivered every weekday afternoon. Plus, a bonus issue on Saturdays that ...
View Article 4 p.m. January 18, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times Local leaders kick off City Year’s annual day of service https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/1/18/22237368/martin-luther-king-day-national-service-chicago-covid-coronavirus-racism Against the backdrop of “two pandemics” — COVID-19 and “inequity and racism that has plagued society for centuries” — scores of volunteers embarked on a day of service Monday to honor the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City Year Chicago’s version of what has become a national ...
View Article 4 p.m. January 18, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times U.S. Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham resigning https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/18/22237592/u-s-census-bureau-director-steven-dillingham-resigning Facing criticism over efforts to produce citizenship data to comply with an order from President Donald Trump, U.S. Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham said Monday that he planned to resign with the change in presidential administrations. Dillingham said in a statement that he would resign on Wednesday, the day Trump ...
View Article 4 p.m. January 18, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times Positive coronavirus tests force postponement of Illinois-Michigan State game https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/18/22237632/illinois-michigan-state-positive-coronavirus-tests-force-postponement-covid-19 Michigan State is postponing its game this weekend against No. 22 Illinois, moving a third straight basketball game due to a COVID-19 outbreak within coach Tom Izzo’s men’s basketball program. Izzo made the announcement on Monday, a day after one additional player and two non-coaching staff members tested positive for ...
View Article 4 p.m. January 18, 2021 Chicago Now Small Signs Of Chicago Foreclosures Picking Back Up http://www.chicagonow.com/getting-real/2021/01/small-signs-of-chicago-foreclosures-picking-back-up/ ![Small Signs Of Chicago Foreclosures Picking Back Up][1] Despite the pandemic moratorium Chicago had an increase in defaults during December Late last week ATTOM Data Solutions released their [ Year-End 2020 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report ][2] and updated their RealtyTrac data. As seen in the graph below both the number ...
View Article 4 p.m. January 18, 2021 CBS Local Man Shot In Leg In Irving Woods Neighborhood Home https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/18/man-shot-in-leg-in-irving-woods-neighborhood-home/ **CHICAGO (CBS)** -- A young man was shot in the leg in a home in the Irving Woods neighborhood Monday afternoon. Police were called at 12:45 p.m. to the 4000 block of North Pioneer Avenue and found the 19-year-old man in the bedroom of a residence with a gunshot wound ...
View Article 4 p.m. January 18, 2021 CBS Local Chicago Weather: A Quiet Forecast And A Mostly Cloudy Night https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/18/chicago-weather-a-quiet-forecast-and-a-mostly-cloudy-night/ **CHICAGO (CBS)** -- The forecast is quiet with some minor temperature ups and downs over the coming week. On Monday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 20. On Tuesday, it will be mostly sunny with a high of 26. A few snow showers are expected in ...