Month: June 2021

4 Teens, Including 2 15-Year-Olds, Shot in Little Village

Four teenagers, including two 15-year-olds, were hurt in a shooting Wednesday night in Little Village on the West Side. About 8:20 p.m., the four teens were walking outside in the 2200 block of South Millard Avenue when a dark-colored SUV approached and someone inside began firing shots at them, Chicago police said. One 15-year-old boy …

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Firefighters Deploy New Techniques in Battle Against Morris Lithium Battery Fire

Firefighters say that a lithium battery fire, which began to burn on Tuesday, is still smoldering in Morris, but progress has been made and officials are looking to execute new strategies to put out the blaze. According to Morris Fire Chief Tracey Steffas, the fire grew in intensity overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday, but crews …

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Flooding Forces IDOT to Close Roads in Palos Heights, Orland Park

Two southwestern suburban roads will be closed until further notice due to flooding, as heavy rains have continuously soaked the area for nearly a week. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 135th Street will be closed between Harlem Avenue and Ridgeland Avenue in Palos Heights. Officials also say that 143rd Street will be closed …

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Bear Who Wandered Through Illinois and Other Nearby States Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle

A bear that gained a social media following while wandering hundreds of miles in the Midwest and eventually reached Louisiana has died after being hit by a vehicle, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Wednesday. The male bear dubbed Bruno was euthanized Tuesday because there was no way he could have survived, said Maria Davidson, …

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Community Center Aims To Get Asian Immigrants Vaccinated in Chicago’s Chinatown

The Pui Tak Center in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood has been vaccinating people since February, but the journey to administer those vaccines hasn’t been easy. “The big challenges for immigrant communities during COVID was the language access,” said executive director David Wu. At the height of the pandemic, Wu said his center was working to get …

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Chicago Laboratory Keeping Close Tabs on Spread of Delta Variant COVID Cases

As concerns grow over the delta coronavirus variant, which is spreading rapidly across the United States, a Chicago laboratory is tracking cases in the city and providing a glimpse into just how quickly the variant has taken hold. Scientists at the Regional Innovative Public Health Lab at Rush have been contracted by the city of …

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Robbers Killed Gary Bank Guard, Stole Nearly $10K to Cover Costs of Football Team: Feds

Two men shot and killed a bank security guard in Gary and robbed nearly $10,000 to pay off bills of an amateur football team, according to federal prosecutors who say they are considering the death penalty. When one of the suspects — an owner and coach of the Illini Panthers — was tracked down in …

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Cubs and Brewers Make Baseball History After Chicago Quickly Coughs Up 7-0 Lead

Wednesday’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers bears more resemblance to a football score than a baseball score, but according to Stats Inc, the contest actually made some history amid the offensive explosion. The Cubs got the game off to a rollicking start in the first inning, scoring seven runs off of starter …

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Cubs’ Patrick Wisdom Exits Vs. Brewers After Collision

Wisdom exits vs. Brewers after collision at first base originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Cubs infielder Patrick Wisdom exited Wednesday’s game against the Brewers after a scary collision while playing first base. In the second inning, Brewers outfielder Tyrone Taylor hit a comebacker to Jake Arrieta. Arrieta retrieved it and threw to Wisdom, but the throw …

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