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A look at some of the top and most interesting local stories, updated multiple times each weekday.

Father Pfleger hears response about abuse allegations
Last Friday at 10:29 PM

In other top stories tonight: Chicago's United Center will be mass-vaccination site; Kane County will help seniors get vaccination appointments; skateboard park meant to get kids away from computer screens; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Another successor picked for Michael Madigan
Last Thursday at 9:56 PM

In other top stories this evening: Trio charged for allegedly setting CTA van on fire; Illinois Tollway ends cash toll payments as an option; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Indiana refuses to give COVID vaccine doses to clinics that violated state guidelines
Last Thursday at 8:32 PM

Also happening today, starting today some people under the age of 65 are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, but a number of health departments in the Chicago area say they are not ready; some activists are criticizing Cook County officials for using federal COVID relief money for the sheriff's office; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Phase 1B eligibility expands Thursday in Illinois; most Chicago-area counties not participating
Last Thursday at 3:11 PM

Also happening today, McHenry County said it turned away about 100 people who were trying to get the COVID vaccine last weekend; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Newly-appointed state rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt resigns
Last Thursday at 1:46 PM

Also happening today, pandemic relief, police misconduct, and water are among the issues on the Chicago's City Council agenda; voters went to the polls in a number of communities yesterday for the primary elections; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Karen Lewis memorialized at Chicago City Council meeting
Last Wednesday at 9:47 PM

In other top stories tonight: Parishioners support Father Pfleger as Archdiocese investigation continues; convicted child killer to be released from prison; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Madigan calls for hand-picked state rep. successor to step down due to 'alleged questionable conduct'
Last Wednesday at 4:03 PM

Also happening today, a Schiller Park women went out to shovel snow, but became trapped for hours under a collapsed awning; as schools begin going back to the classroom for in-person learning, school nurses in Illinois have launched a campaign to try to change the minds of people who are hesitant about the Covid vaccine; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Hunger-fighting program beefed up in Illinois
Last Tuesday at 10:06 PM

In other top stories this evening: Advocates for the homeless demand CHA open housing; abandoned dog thriving in foster home; warm temperatures encourage Chicagoans to go to the car wash; and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Chicago Lakefront reopens in time for temperature warm up
Last Tuesday at 3:57 PM

Also happening today, Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff may soon be required to disclose to the district whether or not they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19: Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly said he was roughed up one night last week by two men while he stood outside a downtown bar in his ward; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Pritzker defends new criminal justice bill, which some cops opposed
02/22/2021

In other top stories tonight: Des Plaines police investigate death of 16-day-old baby; Wisconsin has no COVID-related daily deaths for first time in months; more roofs collapse in Chicago because of snow.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Inmate stabs 2 correctional officers, 1 fatally, at Indiana State Prison
02/22/2021

Also happening today, two people were shot at a bar in suburban Summit earlier this morning; former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan chose a staffer in his Southwest Side government office to replace him as the representative of the 22nd District; former mayor Rahm Emanuel could be heading back to Washington, D.C for a job; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Man shot at Ford City Mall
02/19/2021

In other top stories this evening: Firefighters injured while battling Bridgeport blaze; Illinois reports 63 more coronavirus-related deaths; flooding not a concern after massive snowfall; and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


6 firefighters injured in extra-alarm Bridgeport fire
02/19/2021

Also happening today, the powerful storm that pummeled the Midwest and South is also having a ripple effect on COVID vaccinations; Chicago's federal court system is starting a new COVID-19 testing program for employees and jurors; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Rep. Madigan's resignation draws reaction across Illinois
02/18/2021

In other top stories tonight: IG blasts Chicago Police Department for being unprepared for riots; Chicago targets vulnerable neighborhoods with vaccinations; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Michael Madigan to resign as state representative
02/18/2021

Also happening today, Illinois State Police are again urging drivers to follow the law and slow down or move over for emergency vehicles after two state troopers were hurt in accidents while they were investigating incidents this week; a Chicago man is facing up to five years in federal prison after being convicted on charges when he tried to break into an ATM; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Gov. Pritzker unveils no-income-tax-hike budget
02/17/2021

In other top stories this evening: Chicago could break snowfall record; city snowplows reach side streets; stray bullet claims life of church volunteer who helped the poor; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Snow crews to resume hitting side streets in Chicago today
02/17/2021

Also happening today, three people are recovering after being hurt earlier today in a fire in a South Side high rise; a scathing inspector general's report faults the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for ignoring environmental regulations that results in lead poisoning of children in East Chicago; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Some Chicagoans like the snow -- and digging out
02/16/2021

In other top stories tonight: Illinois governor calls state of emergency after paralyzing snowfall; Chicago eases up on restaurants, bars again, allowing more indoor capacity; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Chicago area snowfall totals amid Winter Storm Warning; Evanston reports 18 inches
02/16/2021

Also happening today, it is going to be a day of cleanup after all of that snow; at least four buildings have suffered collapsed roofs in recent days, because of build up of snow; Chicago police are looking into the death of a woman who was found on the CTA Blue Line tracks this morning; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


First case of South African COVID-19 variant found in Illinois
02/12/2021

Also happening today, a crash on the Stevenson Expressway near Ashland Avenue left two people dead and two others in critical condition this morning; more diversity on the force could improve police treatment of people of color, according to a study involving the Chicago Police Department; Valparaiso University is following the lead of other schools and is retiring its crusader mascot; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


2 killed, 2 critically after car falls off I-55: state police
02/12/2021

Also happening today, the Illinois Department of Public Health said the South African variant of COVID-19 has been found in the state; the City of Chicago is preparing for another wave of dangerous cold temperatures this weekend; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


More debate over vaccination priority
02/11/2021

In other top stories this evening: Motorist pulled from river after police chase; backyard pool purchases could drive safety concerns; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Snow, cold temperatures continue through the week, weekend
02/11/2021

Also happening today, Illinois and Indiana are planning to expand the number of people who are eligible to be vaccinated, even though supplies remain low; one day after the governor announced his plans to expand vaccine eligibility in Illinois, Mayor Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle say Chicago and Cook County will not follow the governor's plan; some Chicago Public School students returned to in-person learning this morning and officials say the schools are safe; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Illinois, Indiana expand COVID vaccine eligibility
02/11/2021

Also happening today, Chicago restaurant owners are hoping diners show them some love this Valentine's Day weekend, despite not getting enough from City Hall; during a virtual public meeting, the city shared details about planning for a new bridge over Lake Shore Drive; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Indoor dining restrictions eased a bit in Chicago
02/10/2021

In other top stories this evening: Students will begin returning to Chicago school buildings this week; residents encouraged to dig out fire hydrants to help firefighters; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Chicago Teachers Union approves agreement with CPS
02/10/2021

Also happening today, Larry Hoover, the man who founded the Gangster Disciples street gang in Chicago in the late 1960s, is trying to get an early release from federal prison; hitting the driving range is not something most people in Chicago are thinking about with this weather and that’s good because the only outdoor place to hit a bucket has been forced to close; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Vaccinations picking up steam in Illinois
02/09/2021

In other top stories tonight: CTU to vote on schools reopening agreement; bitter, dangerous cold persists in Chicago area; top federal prosecutor in Chicago may be asked to leave by Biden Administration; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Mayor Lightfoot raises eyebrows when asked about sports resuming for CPS athletes
02/09/2021

Also happening today, the 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union are voting today on a proposed deal with the Chicago Public Schools; some students have already been back in class in recent weeks in high schools in the northwest suburbs in District 214; the Chicago Fire Department said one person's recovering from injuries suffered when a propane tank exploded at a homeless encampment on the Northwest Side; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


CTU leaders send schools reopening plan to members for a vote
02/09/2021

Also happening today, with Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, members of the Restaurant Coalition are calling on the city to increase indoor dining capacity to 50 percent or a 50 people by Friday; police in northwest Indiana, who are working with the FBI, say they have solved a nearly 30-year-old cold case double homicide in Gary; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


More snow blankets subzero Chicago
02/08/2021

In other top stories this evening: Rahm Emanuel, Chance the Rapper mourn loss of Karen Lewis; COVID complicates treatment for some kids; and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Former CTU President Karen Lewis dies
02/08/2021

Also happening today, many parents are frustrated over the weeks of feuding between CPS and CTU; a number of families have adopted pets during the pandemic, and animal experts say you should prepare them for life after COVID; three men have been charged after authorities say they drove a stolen car around Northwest Indiana and led officers on a chase; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Crews battle blaze at motel near O'Hare; 1 injured
02/08/2021

Also happening today, a weekend shooting may be the last straw for a suburban resort hotel; we are hoping to hear more today from the Chicago Teachers Union about a tentative framework to resume in-person learning in schools; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


More snow could cap miserable cold snap
02/05/2021

In other top stories this evening: Union may be getting traction in negotiations with CPS; Lake County school superintendent gets big honor; and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Standoff between Chicago Public Schools, CTU resumes; resolution could come today
02/05/2021

Also happening today, the effort to get schools staff vaccinated for the coronavirus in the northern suburbs ramps up today; Chicago health officials say progress is being made in getting residents vaccinated; due to the weather, four of Chicago's city-run COVID testing sites will be closed through Wednesday; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Chicago’s COVID-19 testing sites close due to arctic blast
02/05/2021

Also happening today, Mayor Lightfoot acknowledges she rubbed some members of the City Council the wrong way, but seems to be good with that; police suspect the deaths of a father and his 9-year-old daughter in Lake Villa was a murder-suicide; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Kane County cops aren't jumping at vaccines
02/04/2021

In other top stories this evening: Winter storm descends on Chicago; Lightfoot urges teachers union to clinch school-reopening deal; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Winter Weather Advisory in effect until noon Friday; 2 to 5 inches of snow expected
02/04/2021

Also happening today, Chicago Public Schools parents are still stuck in wait and see mode, as negotiations continue over the return to in-person classes; with the return to in-person learning at Lake Forest College some students have ignored strict COVID-19 protocols causing a possible super spreader event; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Remote learning continues for CPS on Thursday
02/04/2021

Also happening today, Illinois is extending unemployment benefits for the self-employed and gig workers; one person has been arrested in a carjacking on the South Side last night; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Cold, rain turning into sleet or snow expected Thursday
02/03/2021

In other top stories tonight: A warning against warming your home with unsafe heat sources; snowmobile sales are through the roof; Aurora grapples with crime surge; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


3-year-old boy shot multiple times in Gary
02/03/2021

Also happening today, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Police would like to know who the snowmobilers were on I-94 during the snowstorm on Saturday night; Home sales in Chicago dropped to their lowest levels in a quarter-century last year, while the market hit a 12-year high in the suburbs; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.