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Past articles by Kelly:

Chicago Board of Education votes in favor of CPS takeover of Urban Prep Academies

CHICAGO — The Chicago Board of Education voted in favor of Chicago Public Schools taking over Urban Prep Academies’ Englewood and Bronzeville campuses Wednesday afternoon. CPS presented a report showing administrative mismanagement of the schools, accusing Urban Prep of financial mismanagement, legal violations and allegations of sexual misconduct by the school’s founder. According to CPS, […] → Read More

United Center unveils new fan experience ahead of Bulls, Blackhawks home openers

The United Center announced a number of enhancements, including new menu items for the 2022-23 season → Read More

Reunion Restaurant chef Art Smith helps feed migrants arriving in Chicago

CHICAGO — The chef of a renowned Navy Pier restaurant teamed up with the city of Chicago to help feed a new contingent of migrants that arrived in Chicago Monday. Chef Art Smith of Reunion Restaurant said he got the call from city hall at around 11 a.m. Monday that two buses of migrants were […] → Read More

Fox River Grove ski club hosts fundraiser to help man paralyzed by car crashing into his home

FOX RIVER GROVE, Ill. — A community came together Sunday to support a man who was hit by a car in his Crystal Lake home over the summer. Norge Ski Club hosted a fundraiser in Fox River Grove to help 64-year-old Angelo Pleotis and his family cover medical and rehab expenses from a car crashing […] → Read More

Wife laments hit-and-run that injured husband, killed dog in Albany Park

Police say the driver of a Mercury Grand Marquis didn’t stop at the scene. → Read More

Cycle community mourns man killed while riding in River West

In 2022, drivers have killed at least eight cyclists in the city. → Read More

1 dead, 3 hurt in Western Springs multi-vehicle crash

Police asked motorists to avoid the area. → Read More

South Side elementary school hosts 9/11 Remembrance Day

CHICAGO — South Side elementary school students celebrated the sacrifices first responders made on Sept. 11, nearly 21 years ago, Friday. Thomas Hoyne Elementary in the Calumet Heights neighborhood put together an event that aimed to help those born after 9/11 understand the sacrifices first responders made that day. “To see that people actually appreciate […] → Read More

Social media craze may be leading to surge in car thefts, police say

A social media craze may be leading to a surge in Kia and Hyundai car thefts throughout Cook County. The latest on police’s investigation NEXT → Read More

Cook County receives $75M grant for violence prevention programs

CHICAGO — Senator Dick Durbin was in town on the same day a $75 million grant was announced for violence prevention programs. Senator Dick Durbin spent Thursday touring St. Sabina in Auburn Gresham to learn more about its violence prevention efforts. Sen. Durbin walked around the campus and met with participants of the Brave Youth […] → Read More

‘Looking back at ya’: As storm was bearing in, Waukegan officials save woman’s life

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Waukegan police and fire crews teamed up to make a remarkable water rescue last week. They saved a women’s life who had been missing for more than 24 hours. On Aug. 3, crews patrolling near the pier in the Waukegan Harbor were already in recovery mode. Earlier, the family of a missing […] → Read More

Chicago’s top doc says demand for monkeypox vaccine outweighs supply

CHICAGO — Monkeypox is now a public health emergency for Illinois. Declaring the state a disaster area should help coordinate a statewide response. Illinois has the third highest number of cases in the country, behind New York and California. The majority of cases have been reported in Chicago. So city leaders are trying to increase […] → Read More

CPS holds Back to School Bash on Southwest Side

CHICAGO — The 2023 school year is just three weeks away and Chicago Public School staff and students are preparing with their annual series of ‘Back to School Bashes’. Faculty, staff, students and family gathered at Tarkington School of Excellence Monday where those in the community could pick up school supplies, meet with teachers and […] → Read More

Crews tearing down Crystal Lake garage after car slams into it

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — Crews have begun tearing down a garage in Crystal Lake after a car drove through it Wednesday night and into the home. At around 7 p.m., authorities responded to the 100 block of Heather Drive on the report of crash. Police believe an SUV was heading eastbound on Ballard Road when […] → Read More

Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac set to kick off Saturday

CHICAGO — Boat crews are preparing to set sail for Mackinac Island. Sailors from all over the world are flocking to Monroe Harbor in Chicago, where starting Saturday morning, hundreds of sailboat crews will begin the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. While some crews view sailing as a hobby or a good way to […] → Read More

Woman struck, killed by Metra train in Evanston

Evanston police are on scene. → Read More

Veteran reunited with young Highland Park parade-goer he helped comfort

On Sunday, both survivors reunited for the first time since the tragedy. → Read More

Vendors down, security up at Taste of Chicago after 2-year hiatus

This year, the city slashed fees for a spot at the festival. → Read More

‘They f***** with the wrong moms’: North Shore women to ‘March Fourth’ in Washington for gun reform

A GoFundMe to help the women’s mission has already raised more than $30,000. → Read More

Valencia concedes to Giannoulias in Dem Sec. of State race

Former State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias is projected to win the Illinois Democratic Secretary of State nomination after his opponent, Anna Valencia, conceded. He will face GOP representative Dan Brady in the general election, who defeated John Milhiser. One of them will replace longtime Secretary of State Jesse White, who announced his retirement. Alderman David Moore […] → Read More