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Past articles by Dana:

Taste of Chicago’s future uncertain as NASCAR takes over Grant Park

Grant Park is booked solid from May 18 through Aug. 13 for the Suenos Music Festival, NASCAR’s Street Race weekend and Lollapalooza. → Read More

Freezing rain and ice knock out power and freeze roads from Arlington Heights to Crystal Lake

“Kind of cold, rainy, and terrible,” said Jim Ray, a Chicago resident, of the weather conditions Wednesday evening. All across the north-to-northwestern suburbs — from Arlington Heights to Crystal Lake and beyond — ice blanketed street signs, trees, power lines and streets, knocking out power for Chicagoland residents, and creating hazardous travel conditions along the […] → Read More

Video shows hit-and-run that critically injured Evanston business owner

Police are still looking for the driver behind the wheel. → Read More

All the rage: Breaking stuff, smashing glass helps rage room participants release stress

So what is it about breaking stuff that feels so good? → Read More

Little Village residents, alderman call for action after OIG’s report on 2020 Hilco smokestack implosion

CHICAGO — Community organizers and city leaders are calling on the United States Department of Justice to investigate after details emerged in a recent inspector general report on the 2020 Hilco smokestack implosion. Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) and residents of Little Village were chief among those who called for action Tuesday, saying that the City […] → Read More

Lightfoot casts ballot, mayoral candidates continue jockeying for position

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot casted her ballot in the mayor’s race today, but candidates continued to criticize the incumbent after remarks she made at a South Side rally Saturday. “Any vote coming from the South Side for somebody not named Lightfoot is a vote for Chuy Garcia or Paul Vallas,” Lightfoot said at the […] → Read More

United Center workers threaten to strike ahead of bargaining session

CHICAGO — Concession workers at the United Center rallied downtown Wednesday 24 hours before a bargaining session — where if no collective bargaining agreement is reached — they said they are ready to walk off the job. “We’re just fighting for what we believe is right,” said Jamie O’Neill. Earlier this month, 98% of workers […] → Read More

Michigan State University mass shooting opens old wounds in Highland Park

“We don’t need anymore lives lost,” a vigil-goer said. → Read More

Suburban Turkish-Americans mourn Turkey, Syria earthquake victims

The world’s deadliest earthquake in more than 20 years has been the worst in Turkey since 1939. → Read More

Rolling Meadows HS student joining Jill Biden for State of the Union address

Without hesitation, Kate Foley happily accepted the invite. → Read More

Biden in State of Union exhorts Congress: ‘Finish the job’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden exhorted Republicans over and again Tuesday night to work with him to “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he delivered a State of the Union address meant to reassure a country beset by pessimism and fraught political divisions. The backdrop for the annual address was […] → Read More

Lightfoot’s ComEd deal comes under fire from City Council members

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot is touting a new agreement her administration reached with Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), but several members of City Council are questioning the timing of the deal. “We are doing what’s never been done before in the history of our city — providing environmental economic benefits through franchise agreement,” Lightfoot said. The […] → Read More

Recap: WGN-TV’s ‘Your Local Election Headquarters: Chicago Mayoral Forum’

CHICAGO — A 90-minute forum centered around 60-second answers from candidates running for the Mayoral Office of Chicago took place at Steinmetz College Prep Tuesday. Here is how WGN-TV’s Chicago Mayoral Forum played out: Economy The first round of questions focused on the economy, candidates being asked how they would handle a potential recession and […] → Read More

WGN-TV’s ‘Your Local Election Headquarters: Chicago Mayoral Forum’

CHICAGO — WGN-TV’s “Your Local Election Headquarters: Chicago Mayoral Forum” has concluded. The hour and a half forum was moderated by WGN News anchors Lourdes Duarte and Tahman Bradley from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. live from Steinmetz College Prep. The entire event was aired without pause or commercial break on WGN-TV and within this […] → Read More

‘Police have to step up:’ Advocates implore police to provide more for officers ahead of Tyre Nichols rally in Chicago

CHICAGO — As protests and rallies take place around the country after the fatal police beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Chicagoland area advocates have taken the opportunity to push for police accountability and better support resources for officers’ mental health. “The police that attacked Tyre Nichols in Memphis should have known better. One out […] → Read More

93-year-old woman struck and killed by hit-and-run driver in Chicago

CHICAGO — A 93-year-old woman is dead after she was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday afternoon in Chicago, according to police. The woman was hit around 12:20 p.m. in the 300 block of South Laramie Avenue. This is in the city’s Austin neighborhood. According to information from the Chicago Police Department, the […] → Read More

City leaders talk public safety ahead of Lunar New Year festivities in Chinatown

CHICAGO — In light of the mass shootings that impacted the Asian-American community in California and around the country last week, 11th Ward Alderwoman Nicole Lee and other city and county officials talked public safety ahead of weekend festivities planned in Chinatown. “I would like for us to take a moment of silence to acknowledge […] → Read More

CPD: 5 people shot — 2 fatally — in South Shore

CHICAGO — Two people are dead and three more are in critical condition after a shooting in South Shore Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Police Department. CPD said the shooting happened in the 2900 block of East 78th Street. According to the Chicago Fire Department, two people were dead on arrival, one man and […] → Read More

Some skeptical of new biking lane ordinance that would ticket illegally parked cars

The pilot program would last two years in the downtown Chicago area. → Read More

Suspected robber shot by off-duty officer on South Side

The officer was evaluated for non-life-threatening injuries. → Read More