Month: September 2021

Rich Township High School Moves to Remote Learning Due to COVID Cases

A suburban high school will transition to remote learning for two weeks after at least two cases of COVID-19 were reported. According to officials at Rich Township High School, in-person instruction will be suspended from Friday through Thursday, Oct. 14. Students will not have classes on Friday, and will resume remote learning on Monday, according …

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Astros Clinch AL West, Set Up Showdown With White Sox in American League Division Series

Thanks to the Houston Astros’ win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, they have clinched the American League West Division title, and will face the Chicago White Sox in the American League Division Series. The Astros, who won the World Series in 2017, have won division titles in four of the last five …

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Chicago Cubs and Hispanic Leaders Join Forces to Help Teens Succeed

The Chicago Cubs and Hispanic leaders have teamed up to help Chicago’s youth reach their potential through Cubs Charities, an organization devoted to using the power of sport to champion youth, families and communities.  Along with focusing on sports-based development, Cubs Charities has a number of priorities including academic programming, creating safe spaces to play …

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Here’s the Full List of All 185 Chicago Expressway Shootings This Year

The Illinois State Police announced Thursday they will be increasing patrol presence during “peak criminal activity times” on Chicago-area expressways after the region has seen more than double the number of expressway shootings this year as compared to last. The Chicago area has seen a total of 185 expressway shootings so far this year as …

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More Than 100 Afghan Evacuees Arrive in Chicago, Reunited With Family

More than 100 evacuees arrived in Chicago Thursday, leaving Taliban-ruled Kabul, Afghanistan and being reunited with family and loved ones. Project Dynamo, a civilian-run and donor-funded organization, has led the force in bringing evacuees to the U.S. since President Joe Biden announced the military would leave Afghanistan. “Everyone bet against us. So it’s just a …

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Brookfield Zoo Fall Free Days Schedule Released, Starts Next Week

Free admission days are back at the Brookfield Zoo this fall, with the first starting next week. Brookfield Zoo will hold 10 sets of free days from October through December where admission to the ground will be free of charge, though parking fees will still apply, according to their website. These are the upcoming free …

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Illinois Health Department Warns Hunters of Tickborne Illnesses as Season Begins

Illinois health officials issued a warning Thursday to hunters of tickborne illnesses as the season opens, reminding that the insects can carry a host of diseases. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, hunters should check themselves and their pets for ticks after spending time near wooded areas, tall grass and brush. Here are …

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7 Charged in Money Laundering Scheme Involving USPS in Naperville

Seven individuals, including two former postal carriers, have been charged in a financial crimes and money laundering scheme involving the United States Postal Service, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. It is alleged the scheme lasted for 16 months and swindled more than $50,000 from approximately 40 victims, most of whom live in …

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Arlington Heights Bears: How Far NFL Teams Actually Play From Their Namesake Cities

NFL teams playing their home games in suburbs of their namesake cities is nothing new, but the Chicago Bears could soon join that list if they ultimately build a stadium in suburban Arlington Heights. Currently, there are 10 NFL teams that play their home games in a suburb of the city they represent. The most …

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ISP to Double Patrols During ‘Peak Criminal Activity Times’ in Fight Against Expressway Shootings

Shootings on Chicago area expressways have more than doubled so far this year, and as a result Illinois State Police are looking to take additional measures, more than doubling their patrol presence on expressways during overnight hours. According to a press release from ISP, state police will increasing their patrol presence by approximately 157% during …

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