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View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. State Journal Register Appeals court allows lawsuit challenging bond issues to move forward https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200810/appeals-court-allows-lawsuit-challenging-bond-issues-to-move-forward By Peter Hancock, Capitol News Illinois ### Monday Aug 10, 2020 at 3:20 PM A lawsuit seeking to force the state to default on billions of dollars in outstanding bonds should move forward, a state appellate court said last week. A three-judge panel of the 4th District Illinois Court of ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. State Journal Register COVID-19 rolling positivity rate over 4% for fifth straight day https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200810/covid-19-rolling-positivity-rate-over-4-for-fifth-straight-day By Jerry Nowicki, Capitol News Illinois ### Monday Aug 10, 2020 at 4:13 PM The state announced 1,319 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday and one additional virus-related death. That followed 1,382 cases and eight deaths reported Sunday, and 2,190 and 15 deaths reported Saturday. Low Sunday and Monday death ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. State Journal Register Sangamon County under severe thunderstorm watch https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200810/sangamon-county-under-severe-thunderstorm-watch Staff report ### Monday Aug 10, 2020 at 3:26 PM Aug 10, 2020 at 4:15 PM Several Central Illinois counties, including Sangamon, are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Monday according to the National Weather Service in Lincoln. Those other counties include Brown, Cass, Christian, Greene, Logan, Macoupin, ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. State Journal Register County Board to meet at BOS Center https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200810/county-board-to-meet-at-bos-center Bernard Schoenburg The State Journal-Register @bschoenburg ### Monday Aug 10, 2020 at 4:51 PM The Sangamon County Board will meet at the Bank of Springfield Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday instead of at the board’s usual chambers in the Sangamon County Complex. Sangamon County Administrator Brian McFadden said that due ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. NBC Local ComEd Increases Staffing Ahead of Dangerous Winds Approaching Chicago Area https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/comed-increases-staffing-ahead-of-dangerous-winds-approaching-chicago-area/2320070/ With the possibility of wind gusts potentially exceeding 70 miles per hour, ComEd has increased staffing and prepared equipment in the event of large-scale power outages throughout the Chicago area. [ The storms are expected to rapidly enter the region in the afternoon hours, ][14] hitting the city and surrounding ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. NBC Local Republican Leader Urges Chicago to Bring in National Guard, Lightfoot Says No https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/republican-leader-urges-chicago-to-bring-in-national-guard-lightfoot-says-no/2320036/ [ Following looting, chaos and clashes in Chicago ][11] for the second time this summer, calls have been renewed for the National Guard to be deployed in the city. But both Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot have said it's not necessary. Illinois House Republican Leader Jim ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. NBC Local More than 50K ComEd Customers Without Power As a Result of Dangerous Winds https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/more-than-10k-comed-customers-without-power-as-a-result-of-dangerous-winds/2320118/ More than 50,000 ComEd customers were left in the dark Monday afternoon as dangerous winds began to hit the Chicago area. As of 4:24 p.m., Will County reported 14,523 outages, the most of any in the Chicago area. ** As of 4:27 p.m., the number of outages by county are ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. NBC Local Chicago Weather Live Blog: Power Outages, Damage Reported Across Area https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-weather-live-blog-treat-it-like-a-tornado-warning-forecasters-warn/2320055/ Severe weather that battered Iowa early Monday is heading toward the Chicago area, spawning a slew of watches and warnings as dangerous winds and torrential downpours threaten the region. Here are the latest updates from the NBC 5 Storm Team: ## Tornado Warnings Canceled, but High Wind Warning Remains in ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. NBC Local Ramp Closures on Chicago Expressways to Remain in Effect ‘Until Further Notice': ISP https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/ramp-closures-on-chicago-expressways-to-remain-in-effect-until-further-notice-isp/2320079/ Illinois State Police on Monday afternoon announced a series of ramp closures that will remain in effect "until further notice" as the city continues to deal with looting and unrest that began Sunday following a police-involved shooting. Ramp closures were already in place earlier Monday, but state police said the ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. Fox Chicago Tornado warning issued for Chicago, surrounding counties http://www.fox32chicago.com/weather/tornado-warning-issued-for-chicago-surrounding-counties ** CHICAGO ** \- A [ ** tornado warning ** ][16] is in effect until 4:30 p.m. in [ ** Chicago ** ][17] , northern Cook and DuPage counties, according to the National Weather Service. The warning comes as severe storms push through the metro area. [ ** GET FOX ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. Fox Chicago TSA seized guns at checkpoints in July 2020 at 3 times the rate of July 2019, despite 75% fewer travelers http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/tsa-seized-guns-at-checkpoints-in-july-2020-at-3-times-the-rate-of-july-2019-despite-75-fewer-travelers #### Tips for flying during the coronavirus pandemic The CDC recommends washing hands, maintaining social distancing and wearing face coverings for all types of transportation. The Transportation Security Administration announced Monday it has confiscated firearms in July of 2020 at three times the rate of the same month in 2019, ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. Fox Chicago 3 charged in Evanston murder http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/3-charged-in-evanston-murder ![][11] article Tyree Hooper | Cook County sheriff's office ** EVANSTON, Ill. ** \- Charges have been filed against three men in connection to a July 26 shooting in Evanston — one of three fatal shootings to rock the north suburb this summer in a span of four days. Ronald ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. Fox Chicago Chicago police release video of looting, civil unrest in the Loop http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-police-release-video-of-looting-civil-unrest-in-the-loop #### Chicago police release video of looting, civil unrest in the Loop Police released video of looting in the Loop from early Monday in an attempt to identify suspects. ** CHICAGO ** \- Police released video of looting in the Loop from early Monday in an attempt to identify suspects. ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. Fox Chicago 1 dead, multiple people rushed to hospital after ‘major’ explosion in Baltimore http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/1-dead-multiple-people-rushed-to-hospital-after-major-explosion-in-baltimore #### Explosion tears through Baltimore neighborhood One person is dead and six people were rushed to the hospital after what fire officials described as a 'major explosion' in Baltimore on Monday. ** BALTIMORE, Md. (FOX 5 DC) ** \- One person is dead and six people were rushed to the ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. Crains Crain's Daily Gist podcast: Behind Chicago's surge in violence http://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-daily-gist/crains-daily-gist-podcast-behind-chicagos-surge-violence _ ** Click here to subscribe to Crain's Daily Gist on [ iTunes, ][1] [ Spotify ][2] and [ Stitcher ][3] ! Want to listen on your smart speaker? [ Click here to learn how. ][4] ** _ Crain's government reporter A.D. Quig joins the podcast to discuss recent unrest ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. Chicago Tribune CPS will reduce funding for school resource officers by half and won’t pay for police while schools are closed for remote learning https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-cps-chicago-remote-learning-school-police-20200810-tz5usnswebecdhbtycsh6lmohq-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ With the campaign to end school police only gaining traction since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Chicago Public Schools introduced a budget Monday that would cut in half funding for school-based officers. CPS had a $33 million contract with the Chicago Police Department for the previous school ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. Chicago Tribune Munster closes Calumet Avenue as looting precaution: police https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-munster-shutting-down-access-st-0811-20200810-gkbqt4kl3ne6zi7s2tjxyf3jyi-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ Looting in Chicago Sunday night into Monday morning put one Illinois-bordering Northwest Indiana town into lockdown mode again after several days in early June at the height of the police brutality protests. Munster Police spokesman Lt. John Peirick said in a release Monday afternoon that “out of an abundance of ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. Chicago Tribune Naperville increasing police presence downtown after looting in Chicago https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-increased-police-presence-downtown-st-20200810-shtf7673bnfgro6xnlzfwzrqsm-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ Naperville is increasing its police presence in the downtown area following looting and unrest that occurred in downtown Chicago early Monday, Naperville Police Chief Bob Marshall said. The added police presence in the form of marked vehicles and police officers outside will be in place in part to “make the ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. Chicago Tribune Latest lawsuit against House Speaker Michael Madigan, ComEd seeks $450 million in penalties over alleged bribery scheme https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-michael-madigan-comed-bribery-lawsuit-rico-20200810-yayfjxrmmjbllimju5odye5tgm-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ A proposed class-action lawsuit filed in federal court Monday alleged House Speaker Michael Madigan and ComEd engaged in a racketeering conspiracy aimed at pushing through state legislation favorable to the power company in exchange for bribes. The suit filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of several Commonwealth Edison customers ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 5:01 p.m. Chicago Tribune Motorcylist offered witness $100 to not call police after crash: police https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-porter-motorcycle-arrest-st-0811-20200810-y6z6utfgfjevxdurunhw6kyaty-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ A Valparaiso area man faces an assortment of charges after the crash of his motorcycle Sunday night injured his passenger and he allegedly offered a witness $100 not to call the police and to give him a ride home before hiding behind trees near the scene. Deputies with the Porter ...