Madeline Kenney, Chicago Sun-Times

Madeline Kenney

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago, IL, United States

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Dave ‘Medusa’ Shelton, owner of legendary inclusive dance club, dies at 64

Dave "Medusa" Shelton is remembered as an animal lover and "free-spirited" man with a "wicked sense of humor." → Read More

Pritzker defends proposed changes to mask rules as state sees 1,382 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths

A bipartisan committee still needs to approve Pritzker’s new rules, up for consideration Tuesday in Springfield. → Read More

2 Schiller Park parishes merging in latest archdiocese consolidation

Effective Oct. 1, St. Maria Goretti, 10050 Ivanhoe Ave., will merge with St. Beatrice, 4157 Atlantic Ave. → Read More

Extending her range: The Sky’s Gabby Williams’ focus on becoming better 3-point shooter has paid dividends

Gabby Williams is more confident in her game than ever before. → Read More

Lakefront restaurants to reopen this week, but beaches remain closed

Chicagoans will soon be able to enjoy a chilled beverage and meal on the lake, but will have to stay off the sand. → Read More

Chicago Catholic schools will stick with in-person learning as CPS goes online for the fall

As Chicago Public Schools switches to remote learning for the fall, the Archdiocese of Chicago said it’s sticking to its plan to bring students back to classrooms this fall. → Read More

Sydney Colson joins Sky just in the nick of time

Courtney Vandersloot, who averaged close to a career high in minutes (31.5) in the Sky’s first four games, said Colson’s arrival is "like a breath of fresh air." → Read More

Northwestern suspends football activities after player tests positive for coronavirus

Northwestern’s news comes shortly after Illinois’ athletic department announced it has recorded 23 positive COVID-19 test results since players started arriving on campus for voluntary team activities in early June. → Read More

Chicago Fire Department launches investigation into alleged removal of Black Lives Matter banner in Kenwood

The Chicago Fire Department on Sunday said it’s launched an investigation into a recent online post that alleged two men from a firetruck removed a Black Lives Matter banner in Kenwood near Lake Shore Drive. → Read More

Illinois records 1,467 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

The state continues to see its case count trend upward as health officials on Sunday announced nearly 1,500 new COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Killed while playing outside, 9-year-old Janari Ricks had plans to ‘rebuild the community,’ mom says

"He was in the house all day yesterday, he didn’t come out until 5," his mother said with tears in her eyes. "And he came out to play with his friends and my baby never been able to make it back home." → Read More

Sky carry on tradition of WNBA players advocating for social injustice: ‘We’re all in this fight together’

WNBA players have been at the forefront of social activism among professional athletes for years, and now the Sky are doing their part. → Read More

High school athletes say they feel safe to participate in fall sports

Lane runners are just two of several thousand students who plan to participate in IHSA-regulated fall sports, which are scheduled to begin Aug. 10. → Read More

Sky players launch social justice initiative ‘Sky Takes Action’

In a season dedicated to social justice, Sky players banded together to launch a new social justice initiative, ‘Sky Takes Action.’ → Read More

Pritzker: ‘We don’t have to do this forever’ — but probably into 2021

The governor’s sobering warning came as the state announced its sixth straight day of more than 1,200 new COVID-19 cases — and a positivity rate that keeps creeping up. → Read More

Ex-Madigan aide hopes to help Illinois ‘elect more ethical’ officials with new PAC

Alaina Hampton launched the Majority Justice Movement PAC with the goal of helping the state "elect more ethical and accountable elected officials." → Read More

Illinois records lowest daily COVID-19 death count since March

The state continued its upward trend of new coronavirus infections Sunday as health officials announced an additional 1,541 people have tested positive for the virus. → Read More

Defend the Police rally in Grant Park met by protesters

The 200-person rally Saturday turned into a shouting match when several dozen counter-protesters arrived and passions flared up. → Read More

Sky set sights high after heartbreaking loss to Aces in playoffs last year

The Sky open their pandemic-shortened season Sunday against the Aces in a rematch of last season’s second-round playoff game. → Read More

Lightfoot defends calling FOP president a ‘clown,’ ‘cartoon character’ and ‘total fraud’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday defended sending several insulting text messages to Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara, saying she doesn’t "take back one word that I said." → Read More