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Past articles by Judy:

President JB Pritzker? Illinois Governor brushes away questions of a White House run

CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker’s name is being tossed around as a potential presidential candidate, but he insists he won’t challenge Joe Biden. A New York Times article published Friday called Pritzker the Democratic Party’s SOS candidate, or the ‘in case of emergency, break glass’ candidate, citing he is one of very few prominent politicians […] → Read More

Art installation pop ups celebrate Women’s History Month on North Side

CHICAGO — Vacant storefronts are coming alive on the North Side to celebrate International Women’s Day Wednesday. Art installation pop ups will be found on West Belmont Avenue in between North Western Avenue and North Ravenswood Avenue, featuring the work of local women artists all throughout the month of March in celebration of Women’s History […] → Read More

Woman dead after crashing into residential porch on North Side: CPD

CHICAGO — A woman is dead after she lost control of a car and crashed into a porch of a Norwood Park home. According to police, the 30-year-old woman was driving near the 6300 block of West Bryn Mawr Avenue just after 9:00 p.m. at a high speed and lost control of her vehicle. Police […] → Read More

Man killed, pregnant woman taken to hospital after shooting on Stevenson Expressway

CHICAGO — A man is dead and a pregnant woman was taken to a hospital after a shooting on the Stevenson Expressway. Illinois State Police said the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 55 near Ashland. The driver’s side rear window of the victim’s gray SUV was shot out and the vehicle ended […] → Read More

2 Chicagoland kids go to 2023 Super Bowl thanks to Make-A-Wish Foundation

CHICAGO — Two kids from Chicagoland are getting celebrity treatment at the Super Bowl thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Simon Nabeti, 12, of Glen Ellyn was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2019. Matthew Kinsella, 11, of Elburn, has rare genetic disease that causes tumors. They are part of a group of children from 15 states Eagles […] → Read More

Chicago police hold catalytic converter theft prevention event

CHICAGO — Members of City Council and the Chicago Police Department are working together to deter catalytic converter thefts in the city. This month, they are co-hosting catalytic converter stickering events at neighborhood auto shops On Saturday, drivers started lining up for an event hosted by the 12th police district and 25th Ward Ald. Byron […] → Read More

UIC strike ends after tentative agreement reached; classes resume Monday

CHICAGO — The facility strike at the University of Illinois Chicago is officially over and classes will resume Monday. UIC said the university and faculty union have reached a tentative agreement on a final contract. The union was pushing for higher minimums for the lowest-paid faculty, higher pay that reflects inflation and improved mental health […] → Read More

Security video captures accidental shooting of 12-year-old boy at gas station on South Side

CHICAGO — Security video captured the accidental shooting of a 12-year-old boy at a gas station on the city’s South Side. The shooting happened just after midnight Friday on the 1400 block of East 87th Street. Police said the boy was accidentally shot after a family member attempted to remove the handgun from their pants […] → Read More

In Alabama, tornadoes rattle historic civil rights community

Zakiya Sankara-Jabar’s cellphone buzzed relentlessly as a deadly storm system that spawned tornadoes throughout the U.S. South laid waste to relatives’ homes and churches across a part of Alabama known as the Black Belt. Text messages and calls from loved ones, many of them hysterical, provided her with devastating updates of Thursday’s storms, which tore through her […] → Read More

Paws Chicago of the week: Meet Riso!

Brace yourself. This might just be our sweetest boy from Paws Chicago. Meet Riso! → Read More

Development company releases plans for reimagined Soldier Field

CHICAGO — Landmark Development released plans for a renovated Soldier Field on Sunday in an effort to help keep the Bears in Chicago. The estimated $2.2 billion project includes a glass dome, more seating, additional private suites. six new clubs and an outdoor concert venue. The Bears have not reacted to the video at this […] → Read More

Illinois House passes assault weapons ban, now heads to Senate

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —The Illinois House passed a bill early Friday that would ban assault weapons statewide. It came six months after the deadly mass shooting at Highland Park’s Fourth of July Parade. The House voted around 12:50 a.m. Gov. JB Pritzker was present for the entire debate and expressed confidence that the bill would reach […] → Read More

Man in critical condition after attack in Lakeview

CHICAGO — A man is in critical condition after police say he was beaten by three men on Chicago’s North Side. Police said the 40-year-old man was walking in the 700 block of West Buckingham Place in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood just after midnight when he was approached by three men. Police said those men […] → Read More

Christmas tree catches fire, damages Skokie apartments

SKOKIE, Ill. — Four families were displaced Sunday after a Christmas tree caught fire in a Skokie apartment complex on New Year’s Eve. The fire broke out around midnight in the 8300 block of North Kilpatrick when a Christmas tree caught fire. The fire spread and four apartments were damaged. Authorities said one fire fighter […] → Read More

Christmas in the Wards comes to Wintrust Arena

CHICAGO — Christmas in the Wards took center court at Wintrust Arena Saturday, helping mark the 26th straight year the non-profit organization has made a concerted effort to give back to the community during the holiday season. Every year during December, Christmas in the Wards partners with local business leaders, fortune 500 companies and City […] → Read More

ME identifies 3 fatally shot in quadruple shooting on Chicago’s Northwest Side

CHICAGO — The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the three victims who died in a quadruple shooting while they were standing on the street early Sunday morning on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Ricky Vera, a 50-year-old man, Mario Pozuelos, a 26-year-old man, and Mercedes Tavares, a 24-year-old woman, were identified as the three deceased victims, […] → Read More

Social equity dispensary, Green Rose, opens in River North

CHICAGO — The Green Rose Dispensary opened Saturday near the intersection of North Wells Street and West Ontario Street in River North. When recreational marijuana became legal in Illinois, a part of the reason was to bring equity and right the wrongs of the war on drugs, which disproportionately harmed communities of color. The industry, […] → Read More

Police: Five people shot inside home in Zion

ZION, Ill. — Five people were shot early Sunday morning inside a house in Zion, according to police. Zion police have released few details but did confirm five people suffered what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries after the shooting just after midnight in the 1900 block of Horeb Avenue. The ages or identities of […] → Read More

Green City Market moves indoors for the winter

CHICAGO — The Green City Market has made the move indoors and is open for business. After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, the farmer’s market celebrated its opening day at Rockwell and Nelson in Avondale Saturday. A new feature this year to the non-profit farmer’s market is a triple match program for ‘Link’ […] → Read More

Team Butkus throws Bears tailgate in support of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

CHICAGO — Team Butkus — the foundation of the son of Bears’ hall-of-famer Dick Butkus — partnered with a Chicago bar to put on a Chicago Bears tailgate event in support of suicide prevention Sunday. Team Butkus partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Rizzo’s Bar & Grill on North Clark Street to […] → Read More