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Past articles by Karen:

First all-women veteran honor flight from Illinois makes history

The group, which includes World War II, Korea and Vietnam-area veterans will leave Chicago Midway International Airport Wednesday morning on an all-expense day trip to Washington D.C. to visit monuments. → Read More

Kane County Fair opens Wednesday in St. Charles with racing pigs, demolition derby among events

The Kane County Fair 2021 opens Wednesday at the fairgrounds in St. Charles, Illinois. → Read More

United Airlines honors Juneteenth with historic all-Black flight crew from TX to Chicago

Chicago-based United Airlines is celebrated Juneteenth Saturday with a historic flight from Texas to O'Hare. → Read More

Joliet shooting: Toddler dies after accidentally shooting himself with father's gun, police say

Investigators said the toddler found a gun legally owned by the father in a TV stand and accidentally shot himself in the head. → Read More

Chicago parents push to save wheelchair-bound school clerk's position at Byrne Elementary

Parents and staff push to save the job of CPS clerk Judy Mahoney at Byrne Elementary on Chicago's Southwest Side. → Read More

Special Olympics Chicago returns with scaled-down event in Dunbar Park

The Special Olympics are back in Chicago after being sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic last year. → Read More

Ship stuck in Suez Canal may cause gas prices to go up, experts say

According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of gas hovers around $2.86. Here in Illinois, it runs $3.04. → Read More

CDC report shows 55 of 81 Chicago gym-goers, infrequent mask-wearers contracted COVID-19

A CDC report shows that 55 of 81 Chicago gym-goers, who were also infrequent mask-wearers, contracted COVID-19. → Read More

Rep. Lauren Underwood, Jim Oberweis locked in neck-and-neck race in 14th District

Lauren Underwood and Jim Oberweis are running for Illinois' 14th District in Congress, and they have different priorities for what they'd do if elected. → Read More

Halloween brings creativity to give out candy, celebrate safely during Illinois COVID-19 surge

Rising COVID-19 cases have many areas of Illinois, including Chicago, under tighter restrictions, but it's also inspired some folks to come up with creative new ways to trick-or-treat. → Read More

La Grange college student who died from COVID-19 remembered by family, community

University of Dayton freshman Michael Lang of La Grange has died from COVID-19 at the age of 18. → Read More

1st grade CPS teacher dies due to COVID-19 related symptoms

Family members are mourning the loss of a Chicago Public School teacher who died from COVID-19. → Read More

Emmett Till's Chicago home in Woodlawn granted preliminary landmark status

Emmett Till's former Chicago home in the Woodlawn neighborhood has been granted preliminary landmark status. → Read More

Postal worker retires after 36 years of delivering to Ashburn

Postal carrier Johnny Ellison geared for the last time up to deliver mail to the people on his route Monday. → Read More

Uptown carjacking ends in Buena Park crash; 15-year-old charged, Chicago police say

An Uptown carjacking ended in a Buena Park crash; a victim was trapped while at least two suspects stole a car on Windsor. A 15-year-old has been charged. → Read More

Illinois coronavirus: Red Cross needs convalescent plasma donations for COVID-19 patients

The Red Cross says blood plasma donated by COVID-19 survivors is a potentially life-saving treatment for coronavirus patients, and they have an emergency need for more donations. → Read More

Bishop Ford Expressway shooting critically injures girl, 10 months; $10K reward offered

Illinois State Police said an infant was shot while in the back seat of a northbound car on I-94 at 115th Street, and is now in critical condition at Roseland Hospital. → Read More

Enrollment deadlines loom, parents must choose between remote or in-person back-to-school plan

As more school districts announce their back-to-school plans, the deadline is looming for parents to choose between learning remotely or returning to the classroom this fall. → Read More

Islamic groups collaborate to fight against racism after death of George Floyd

The billboard is part of a campaign launched by the Islamic groups GainPeace, the Council for Social Justice and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. → Read More

Chicago Weather: Splash pads, cooling centers open as temperatures soar, but beaches remain closed

Chicago weather is hot and getting hotter, with temperatures forecast to keep rising and the heat index set to top 100. Since Chicago beaches are closed, residents have to get creative to stay cool → Read More