Marnie Pyke, Daily Herald

Marnie Pyke

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Springfield, IN, United States

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Past articles by Marni:

O'Hare overnight runway rotation heads to feds after some turbulence

An unprecedented plan to rotate runways overnight at O'Hare International Airport got strong support from the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission, but not everyone checked in. Here's who opposed the rotation, why, and what's next. → Read More

Amid FOP endorsements, Bailey blames crime on Pritzker, who calls him a 'hypocrite'

Two police union endorsements buoy Darren Bailey to blame J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx and Lori Lightfoot for crime and call for a statewide prosecutor. Pritkzer calls Bailey a "hypocrite." → Read More

What's with the license plate stickers? It's a supply-chain thing

Less is not more when it comes to curt license plate stickers, some drivers think. Plus, here's a speed trap you'll want to avoid when traveling to the Hawkeye State. → Read More

New COVID-19 cases up by nearly 10%, hospitalizations increase by 3%

New COVID-19 cases have spike by nearly 10% on average in a week, and hospitalizations are up by 3%, state reports. All metro regions are showing high virus transmission. → Read More

Durbin tests positive for COVID-19 with 'minor symptoms'

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Thursday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing minor symptoms. → Read More

New Illinois Department of Public Health chief comes with pediatrics, policy expertise

A pediatrician with governance and legal expertise will lead the Illinois Department of Public Health as the state continues to ride the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday. → Read More

What will General Assembly special session on abortion rights entail?

Support for women traveling a distance for an abortion, expanding the definition of who can perform the procedure and protections for providers could be among the policies Illinois lawmakers vote on during a special session, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. → Read More

Brady wins, Giannoulias leads in secretary of state primaries

Brady wins, Giannoulias leads in secretary of state primaries. → Read More

Bailey celebrates primary victory for GOP governor nominee

State Sen. Darren Bailey Tuesday celebrated a victory in the Republican primary for governor Tuesday as the Associated Press called the race and Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin conceded to his rival. → Read More

No more drab tunnel vision: O'Hare reveals updated pedestrian corridors

The dingy pedestrian tunnels greeting travelers to Chicago arriving at O'Hare International Airport are officially grounded. The city has completed a complete redo of seven tunnels at Terminals 1, 2 and 3. → Read More

Friction or no, state Democrats urge DNC to bring national convention to Chicago

"Chicago is the only choice," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a news conference Tuesday. → Read More

Illinois Primary: Nominations for governor, congressional seats at stake Tuesday

Six GOP candidates brawling over the governor nomination lead the longest primary campaign in Illinois history. → Read More

Striking gravel workers ratify deal with companies after seven weeks of pickets

A strike by aggregate workers that deflated the summer road construction season was resolved today. → Read More

More tollway drama emerging among leadership

Just months after Gov. J.B. Pritzker brought in new Illinois tollway leaders to stabilize the agency amid a power struggle, it appears new turbulance is surfacing with a possible exit from a top executive. → Read More

Will strike by workers who produce gravel derail road construction season?

A strike by the workers who produce gravel and other essential materials for road work is raising concerns it could hamstring a crucial construction season. → Read More

'A very cool rock': How suburban kids made dolostone Illinois' state rock

Cooler than sandstone and packing a punch of magnesium, dolostone is Illinois' new state rock thanks to the efforts of junior geologists from the suburbs. Gov. J.B. Pritzker made it official Monday. → Read More

Wheeling train crash victim leaves three young daughters behind; GoFundMe page established

"We didn't get a chance to say goodbye." Jesus "Ivan" Castrejon's death leaves three daughters ages 18 through 4 grieving after a Metra train crash Monday. A GoFundMe page has been set up. → Read More

'We'll keep fighting': Jane members who provided illegal abortions outraged at Roe's fall

Jane members who risked everything to provide illegal abortions to women in the 1960s and '70s say they are not surprised, but outraged at Supreme Court's overthrow of Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Abortion ruling expected to whip up Illinois' GOP base, help conservative governor hopefuls

How will Roe v. Wade's overthrow impact the primary election in Illinois? Experts think it will fire up the Republican base helping conservative candidates running for governor. But it also means high Democratic turnout with reproductive rights on the line. → Read More

As COVID-19 new cases surge, booster for kids comes just in time, expert says

With new COVID-19 cases in Illinois more than doubling in May compared to April, the likely approval of a booster shot for children ages 5 to 11 this week is perfect timing, experts said Tuesday. → Read More