Jake Griffin, Daily Herald

Jake Griffin

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Jake:

Aurora man accused of heading up 'open-air drug market' on Chicago's West Side

Federal prosecutors say an Aurora man was the ringleader of an 'open-air drug market' on Chicago's West Side that was recently broken up by a joint operation between federal and local law enforcement agents. → Read More

Slate of Trump supporters faces rejection from ballot

Hearing officers from the Illinois State Board of Elections are recommending a slate of candidates seeking several statewide offices who have aligned themselves with former President Donald Trump and nationwide election fraud allegations be kept off the upcoming primary ballot, while several other high-profile objections were denied. → Read More

ComEd wants to add $2.20 a month to your bill to pay for clean energy transition

ComEd has filed a request with state regulators to increase residential electricity rates by $2.20 a month to offset costs of transitioning to 100% clean energy. → Read More

Illinois averaging more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases a day. That has health officials concerned

Illinois is averaging more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases a day over the past week, the most since late February, according to new figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health. → Read More

Down but dangerous: Illinois sees drop in structure fires, but not in the harm they can do

Structure fires in Illinois have declined by nearly 37% in the past decade, but why are chiefs saying they are more dangerous than ever? → Read More

What our wastewater can tell us about COVID-19 rates

Scientists are analyzing gallons of wastewater from all over Illinois each week as part of the latest effort in combating the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Firefighters rescue resident from burning Northbrook home

Firefighters rescue disabled resident from burning Northbrook home early Friday morning. → Read More

Who's eligble and when to get second COVID-19 booster shot

U.S. regulators have approved a second booster shot for all Americans 50 and older. → Read More

BBB warns of 'dramatic' spike in cryptocurrency fraud

The Better Business Bureau has released a detailed study showing a "dramatic" rise in cryptocurrency fraud over the past year as the unregulated online investment and payment method grows in popularity. → Read More

Streamwood police nab suspect with 11 warrants from 8 departments

A Glendale Heights man with at least 11 outstanding arrest warrants was nabbed early Wednesday morning by Streamwood police. → Read More

Police in suburbs beefing up patrols ahead of St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day revelers on the road in search of corned beef and green beer in the next week might notice a larger police presence as several suburban departments increase patrols as part of an annual statewide traffic safety initiative. → Read More

Mask mandates are over, but the pandemic and future surges are hard to predict, experts warn

Health experts warn that while masks are largely gone in most indoor settings these day, the pandemic isn't over just yet. "Could there be clusters of cases, especially because of no mask requirement? I can't predict how much of that is going to have an impact," one said. → Read More

Young mother killed, infant injured in crash near Glenview

A 20-year-old mother from Des Plaines was identified as the person killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning near Glenview that also injured her 6-month-old child. → Read More

Two injured in three Aurora shootings Sunday

Aurora police are investigating at least three different shootings that injured two people Sunday. → Read More

Where will Madigan fit in Illinois' history of political corruption?

How does former longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's federal indictment compare to other notable political corruption scandals the state has endured over the years? → Read More

Carjacking suspect critically injured in crash near Volo

Carjacking suspect critically injured after being ejected from vehicle following high-speed crash near Volo. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccination average drops below 12,500 shots daily

Illinois COVID-19 vaccine providers averaging fewer than 12,500 shots a day over the past week. → Read More

COVID-19 update: 881 hospitalized, 162 in ICU, 67.5% fully vaccinated

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Illinois drop below 900 for the first time since July 28. → Read More

COVID-19 update: 951 hospitalized, 165 in ICU, 67.5% fully vaccinated

There are 34% fewer COVID-19 patients in ICU beds today than a week ago, according to Illinois Department of Public Health figures. → Read More

Pritzker: Indoor mask mandate for most public places will be lifted Monday

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the state's indoor masking requirement in most public places will be lifted Monday as state's seven-day case positivity rate drops to lowest level since July 2021. → Read More