Year: 2022

Ruling Could be Imminent on Fate of Pritzker’s School Mask Mandate

An Illinois appellate court is expected to rule as early as Thursday on whether or not a mask mandate for schools can remain in effect. That decision follows a court ruling last week that allowed some schools to rescind mask mandates, while causing confusion about which other institutions could follow suit. Several schools not listed …

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Illinois Winter Storm Hitting Its Peak Thursday Afternoon, NWS Says

The National Weather Service is warning Illinois and Indiana residents to use extreme caution, as a winter storm that is pounding the region is hitting its peak Thursday afternoon. According to officials, snowfall rates of an inch of snow or more are expected for several hours in several suburban counties, including Kankakee County in Illinois …

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Winter Storm Warning: Crashes Close Parts of Several Illinois and Indiana Interstates

Several area interstates are closed due to crashes amid an ongoing winter storm that is continuing to intensify on Thursday afternoon. According to the Indiana State Police, the southbound side of Interstate 65 is currently closed near mile marker 235, near the Kankakee River bridge, due to an accident. Lanes are blocked between State Road …

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Timeline: What to Expect as Winter Storm Crosses Chicago Area Thursday

A winter storm has its sights set on the Chicago area Thursday, with snow expected to bring potentially hazardous travel conditions. The storm system is expected to bring differing conditions depending on where you live, with some areas expecting inches of snowfall while others anticipating near blizzard conditions. Here’s the latest: Thursday Afternoon A weather …

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Man Charged with Stalking Lightfoot After Allegedly Firing Weapon While Being Trailed by Cops

A man accused of stalking Mayor Lori Lightfoot was arrested Wednesday after allegedly firing a weapon as police trailed him just over a mile from the mayor’s home. Joseph Igartua, 37, was charged with three felony counts of stalking and another for reckless discharge of a firearm, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. …

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Miss Watching Women’s Figure Skating Free Skate Final Live? Here’s How to Watch it Again

It was a shocking finale for the women’s figure skating program Thursday morning. The women’s event, which has been at the center of a controversial ruling as 15-year-old Kamila Valieva was allowed to perform despite testing positive for a banned substance before the Games, came to a close with one of the most emotional finishes. …

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Pets and COVID, Mask Mandate Latest

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s mask mandate for schools hit another roadblock on when a bipartisan legislative committee rejected an attempt to reintroduce emergency COVID-19 protocols in classrooms. Meanwhile, Chicago’s top doctor said that as long as pets and other animals can contract COVID, the virus will likely never be completely eradicated. Here’s what you need …

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2022 Olympic Medal Count: Here’s the Latest Ranking and Where Team USA Stands

It was a medal-fueled day in Beijing filled with some stunning upsets as some of the biggest 2022 Winter Olympics events came to a close. Figure skating came to a surprising finish and while Team USA’s women’s hockey may not have gotten the gold it hoped for Wednesday night, the U.S. still added to its …

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WATCH: Kamila Valieva Stumbles, Struggles in Unexpected Free Skate Final

Kamila Valieva entered the women’s free skate final in first place, expected to win gold. But her final performance in a Games overshadowed by a doping scandal involving the 15-year-old Russian skater ultimately left her off the podium entirely. Valieva struggled through her free skate routine, falling or stumbling at least four times on her …

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Chaos Unfolds as Women’s Free Skate Comes to Shocking End at Winter Olympics

It was a medal moment unlike any other as chaos unfolded following the stunning results of the women’s figure skating final. Emotions were high as 15-year-old Kamila Valieva, a favorite for the gold medal, missed the podium after an uncharacteristic performance for the teen skating sensation also at the center of a doping scandal during …

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