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View Article 5:02 p.m. June 12, 2024 NBC Local Xfinity outage reported across parts of Chicago. Here's what caused it https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/xfinity-outage-reported-across-parts-chicago-what-caused-it/3462286/ Xfinity customers across parts of Chicago are dealing with a service outage Wednesday afternoon after damage to network lines, the company said. > Customers in Chicago’s South & North Sides may be w/o service due to a construction crew doing work on behalf of another entity inadvertently damaging our network ...
View Article 5:02 p.m. June 12, 2024 NBC Local Chicago's judicial community, local officials pay tribute to federal judge Harry Leinenweber https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicagos-judicial-community-pay-tribute-judge-harry-leinenweber/3462325/ Chicago's judicial community is mourning the loss of a well-respected federal judge who presided over several very high-profile trials. U.S. District Court Judge Harry Leinenweber died from cancer Tuesday night. Perhaps best known for presiding over the trials of R. Kelly and the "ComEd Four," Leinenweber maintained an active caseload ...
View Article 5:02 p.m. June 12, 2024 NBC Local A timeline of potential severe storms in Chicago area this week https://www.nbcchicago.com/weather/timeline-potential-severe-storms-in-chicago-area-this-week/3462351/ The Chicago area is seeing a blast of summery heat this week, but it could end with the threat of severe thunderstorms. [ According to the Storm Prediction Center, ][1] most of the Chicago area is at a slight risk of severe storms on Thursday, the second of five prediction ...
View Article 5:02 p.m. June 12, 2024 Fox Chicago These US cities have the biggest inflation problems, study finds http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/us-cities-biggest-inflation-problems-study #### April CPI report shows inflation ticked downward Thomas Savidge with the American Institute for Economic Research joins LiveNOW's Andrew Craft to break down the latest CPI report. The U.S. [ inflation ][10] rate hit a 40-year high following the COVID-19 pandemic and still continues to impact many Americans across ...
View Article 5:02 p.m. June 12, 2024 Fox Chicago Handyman charged with sexually abusing teenage girl in Joliet: police http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/handyman-charged-sexually-abusing-teenage-girl-joliet-police ![][7] article Pictured is Jose Velazquez-Flores, 47. ** JOLIET, Ill. ** \- An [ Aurora ][8] man who was hired for home repairs is now behind bars after sexually abusing a teenage girl, according to [ Joliet ][9] police. As of Wednesday, Jose Vazquez-Flores, 47, is being held at the ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Fox Chicago Father’s Day 2024: Food deals and discounts for a hungry dad http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/fathers-day-2024-food-deals-discounts-hungry-dad ![Fathers-Day.jpg][3] article FILE - Father and daughter enjoying ice cream during a trip to the beach. ** (Getty Images) ** Father’s Day is June 16 and what better way to show dad you appreciate them than by treating them to, well, a treat? Take a look at these [ food ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Fox Chicago Second lawsuit filed in deadly scaffolding collapse at UChicago Hospital http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/second-lawsuit-filed-deadly-scaffolding-collapse-uchicago-hospital #### Second lawsuit filed in deadly fall at UChicago Hospital construction site New details have been released about the deadly scaffolding collapse at the University of Chicago Hospital. ** CHICAGO ** \- New details have been released about the [ deadly scaffolding collapse ][1] at the University of Chicago Hospital. ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Daily Herald School worker gets 8 years for sexually assaulting student https://www.dailyherald.com/20240612/crime/school-worker-gets-8-years-for-sexually-assaulting-student/ Magdiel Perez A former hall monitor at Tefft Middle School in Streamwood has been sentenced to eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a student. Magdiel Perez, 27, of the 0-100 block of Lockman Circle in Elgin, will have to serve at least 85% of the sentence before being eligible ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Daily Herald Dave Yates, coach who led Fremd girls basketball downstate while battling brain cancer, passes away https://www.dailyherald.com/20240612/girls-basketball/dave-yates-coach-who-led-fremd-girls-basketball-downstate-while-battling-brain-cancer-passes-away/ Fremd girls varsity basketball coach Dave Yates was given a trophy and the game ball from his 400th win last December. _ Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.com, December 2023 _ Dave Yates, who led Fremd’s girls basketball team to a third-place finish in the state tournament this spring as he was treated for ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Columbia Chronicle Explainer: How DEI-designated courses at Columbia are created and what they are https://columbiachronicle.com/explainer-how-dei-designated-courses-at-columbia-are-created-and-what-they-are The college has nearly tripled the number of DEI courses it offers since the first DEI-designated classes were created in 2019. Columbia had 44 different DEI-designated courses in Fall 2019 and offered 31 of them to students, said Steven Corey, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Now ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Tribune News |Jury awards former nurse falsely accused of battering infant nearly $3.9M https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/12/jury-awards-former-nurse-falsely-accused-of-battering-infant-nearly-3-9m/ Eight years after a nurse was falsely accused of breaking an infant’s arm during treatment at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, a federal jury has awarded the woman nearly $3.9 million for malicious prosecution, false arrest, unlawful detention and other losses. An order filed Wednesday outlines the ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Tribune Politics |House votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for withholding Biden audio https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/12/house-attorney-general-garland-contempt-vote/ WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over audio of President Joe Biden’s interview in his classified documents case, Republicans’ latest and strongest rebuke of the Justice Department as partisan conflict over the rule of law animates ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Tribune Immigration |President Joe Biden faces first lawsuit over new asylum crackdown at the border https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/12/biden-border-lawsuit/ WASHINGTON —A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over President Joe Biden’s recent directive that effectively halts asylum claims at the southern border, saying it differs little from a similar move during the Trump administration that was blocked by the courts. The lawsuit — filed ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times OC Shane Waldron optimistic about Bears' offense https://chicago.suntimes.com/bears/2024/06/12/oc-shane-waldron-optimistic-about-bears-offense The Bears’ offense is a work in progress in offensive coordinator Shane Waldron’s first season, as it should be in June. But for how long? With the expectation of playoff contention in 2024, the onus is Waldron to avoid the chronic lament of most [ Bears ][16] offenses that have ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times White Sox' Andrew Benintendi returning from IL https://chicago.suntimes.com/white-sox/2024/06/12/white-sox-andrew-benintendi-returning-from-il-wednesday SEATTLE — The White Sox are reinstating outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the injured list before their game with the Mariners Wednesday, and Tommy Pham could be right behind him. Benintendi, on the IL with left Achilles tendinitis, has been rehabbing in games in Arizona. He homered in his last at-bat ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times Why wait? Bears rookie WR Rome Odunze has talent, ambition to be immediate star this season https://chicago.suntimes.com/bears/2024/06/12/rome-odunze-chicago-bears-rookie-stats-records-caleb-williams-dj-moore-keenan-allen-draft-pick It’s easy to forget Rome Odunze at the moment, but don’t make that mistake. If it wasn’t for No. 1 pick Caleb Williams’ total eclipse of the spotlight, and the [ Bears ][7] already having top-notch wide receivers in DJ Moore and [ Keenan Allen ][8] , the conversation around ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times Former CPS dean pleads guilty to sexually abusing student — then takes it back in dispute over sentence https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/06/12/chicago-public-schools-dean-sexually-abuse-student-plea-sentence A former Chicago Public Schools dean entered a guilty plea Wednesday to sexually abusing a student — only to take the plea back a short time later over confusion about how long he would have to register as a sex offender. Brian Crowder, 41, pleaded guilty to a count of ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times Healthcare Protection Act will bring reforms, especially to underserved communities https://chicago.suntimes.com/letters-to-the-editor/2024/06/12/healthcare-protection-act-big-reforms-black-underserved-communities-cicadas-willie-preston-letters As a state senator representing a predominantly Black district, I am acutely aware of the unique challenges our communities face in accessing quality health care. Rooted in systemic inequities and socioeconomic disparities, these barriers leave many without adequate coverage or facing unaffordable medical expenses. Historical mistrust and stigmas surrounding Black ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times Bears QB Caleb Williams, WR Rome Odunze among 12 1st-round picks still unsigned https://chicago.suntimes.com/bears/2024/06/12/bears-qb-caleb-williams-wr-rome-odunze-among-12-1st-round-picks-still-unsigned [ Bears ][2] quarterback Caleb Williams and wide receiver Rome Odunze finished the offseason program without signing their rookie contracts, but there’s minimal — if any — concern about that with more than a month before they report for training camp. They are two of 12 first-round picks who have ...
View Article 5:01 p.m. June 12, 2024 Chicago Sun-Times Trump turns soft on abortion ban. Will anti-abortion hardliners turn out for him this fall? https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/06/12/trump-turns-soft-abortion-ban-gop-hardliners-choice-roe-wade-jacob-sullum When former President Donald Trump agreed to address a conference hosted by an organization that opposes abortion in all circumstances, President Joe Biden’s campaign cited the appearance as evidence of Trump’s extremism on the issue. But in his brief recorded remarks at the Danbury Institute’s Life & Liberty Forum in ...