Year: 2022

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Mask Mandate Data, Spring Break Travel Guidance

For the first time since the end of Illinois’ mask mandate, residents in all 102 counties can safely visit public indoor spaces without wearing masks, data shows. Meanwhile, spring break season is taking off across the country and TSA is bracing for a spike in travel volume that will surpass 90% of pre-pandemic levels. Here’s …

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Bears’ Justin Fields Practices With Colin Kaepernick, Tyrod Taylor

Fields practices alongside Kaepernick, Taylor originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Justin Fields is putting in the work this offseason. On Thursday, Fields was spotted hard at work training with Darnell Mooney inside Georgia Tech’s Brock Football Practice Facility in Atlanta. Justin Fields throwing with Darnell Mooney in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/OSCZRix2Gf — Joseph Herff (@JosephHerffNFL) March …

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MLB Free Agency: Cubs Sign Jonathan Villar, Versatile Infielder

Cubs sign versatile infielder Jonathan Villar originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago The Cubs have signed versatile infielder and former Met Jonathan Villar to a one-year deal, the club announced Saturday. The deal includes a mutual option for 2023. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported the deal is worth $4.5 million with incentives, and the option is …

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Chicagohenge: When and Where to Catch the Stunning Sight This Weekend

Twice a year, in time with the change of seasons, an astronomical event sends startling views of the sunrise and sunset between downtown Chicago buildings. This weekend marks this year’s first viewing of the celestial phenomenon known as Chicagohenge. As it is described by Adler experts, Chicagohenge marks the point when the sun rise or …

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Woman’s Body Found in Lake Michigan Identified as Missing Transgender Activist Elise Malary

The body of a woman found in Lake Michigan in suburban Evanston Thursday evening was identified as transgender activist Elise Malary, according to police. Evanston police said officials responded to Garden Park in the 500 block of Sheridan Square at approximately 4:30 p.m. to find the body of a Black woman by the rocks. The …

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MLB Free Agency: Cubs Sign Lefty Drew Smyly to 1-Year Deal

Cubs bring back lefty Drew Smyly on 1-year deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago The Cubs continue to stockpile pitching depth, and now, they’re bringing back a familiar face. The Cubs have signed lefty Drew Smyly to a one-year deal, according to multiple reports. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported the deal is worth $5.25 …

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2 Found Dead After SWAT Team Responds to Well-Being Check in South Chicago

Two people were found shot to death after a SWAT team responded to a well-being check Friday night in South Chicago on the Far South Side. A SWAT team responded to the 8400 block of South Mackinaw Avenue about 9:45 p.m. after officers heard five shots during a well-being check and took cover, Chicago police …

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Teens Launch Website That Matches Ukrainian Refugees to Hosts Around the World

Harvard University students Avi Schiffmann, 19, and Marco Burstein, 18, have gone viral for finding a way to help Ukrainian refugees find shelter. The duo created a website, Ukraine Take Shelter, which helps Ukrainian refugees find shelter all around the world, and it already has over a million users. Schiffmann told The Washington Post that he knew he needed …

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First Day of Spring Arrives Sunday. What to Know About the Vernal Equinox

The vernal equinox arrives Sunday for the Northern Hemisphere, marking the official start of spring for the Chicago area. After a chilly, rainy start to the weekend, Chicago should start to feel the the spring season beginning in just 24 hours. Here’s what to know about the spring equinox: What Is the Vernal or Spring …

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When Does Illinois Basketball Play Again? Here’s When to Catch the Illini in Round 2 of NCAA Tournament

After the Illinois Fighting Illini captured a win over the Chattanooga Mocs by one point Friday night, the team is set to enter round two of the NCAA March Madness tournament Sunday. The Illini (23-9, 15-5 Big Ten) will take on the Houston Cougars (30-6, 15-3 AAC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday beginning at 11:10 …

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