News | 'A sad day for Des Plaines': Four children, one adult killed in fire
Four young children and an adult were killed Wednesday in a residential fire on the 700 block of West Oakton Street in Des Plaines. "This is a terrible day," Fire Chief Daniel Anderson said. "It's a sad day for Des Plaines."
News | The return of high school sports: The schedule and the rulesIt's game on for high school sports. The Illinois High School Association on Wednesday released a calendar for the remainder of the 2021 portion of the school year. Most notably, basketball competition can begin for schools in regions that have reached Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan, after those schools have conducted seven practices.
Illinois | State records most COVID-19 vaccination doses administered since rolloutOn Tuesday, 53,628 people received doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the highest daily tally in Illinois. The state ranks 44th in the nation per capita for getting shots in arms and 35th for the amount of vaccine received from the feds.
Illinois | Frustration, relief and hope amid a slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout for second waveAs the slow drip of COVID-19 vaccines continues in Illinois, reactions from the latest group eligible for shots ranged from relief at appointments -- even if weeks away -- to fear and frustration over an information void.
News | 'It just feels different': Fewer return to in-person learning at Barrington HighBarrington High School junior Austin Molinaro knew that going back to in-person learning was going to be different, what with face masks, social distancing and all the rest. He didn't expect it to be so disheartening.
Sky | Report: Candace Parker to join Chicago SkyTwo-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker has agreed to join the Chicago Sky, ESPN reports.
Business | New restaurant planned at former Golden Chef in WheelingA shuttered eatery on Wheeling's Restaurant Row may not be out of commission for much longer.
Columns | Feder: WLS Radio adds another familiar voice to afternoonsHearing Judy Pielach in mornings and Kim Gordon in afternoons, you might think you're listening to WGN 720-AM, where both spent decades anchoring and reporting the news. But in fact they're the two newest on-air voices at WLS 890-AM, the Cumulus Media news/talk station.
Prep Football | At least they can play: High school athletes happy they've now got a seasonThere won't be madness in March. And masks will be required, even in competition. But at least high school basketball players in Illinois will have basketball again.
Music | Best Bets: Groundhog Days returns again to WoodstockGroundhog Days in Woodstock returns with mostly outdoor activities this year, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago reopens and the College of Lake County streams the circus show "The Great DuBois: Master of Variety."
DuPage County | DuPage County to open vaccination site at fairgrounds amid frustration over supplyA COVID-19 testing center in Wheaton will convert to a vaccination site as DuPage County builds the infrastructure needed for mass immunization and confronts frustration over a vaccine supply overwhelmed by demand.
Politics | COVID-19 will kill many more, White House warns as briefings resumeAs many as 90,000 Americans are projected to die from the coronavirus in the next four weeks, the Biden administration warned in its first science briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic, as experts outlined efforts to improve the delivery and injection of COVID-19 vaccines.
Illinois | COVID-19 cases per county, ZIP code as of Jan. 26There have been 472,274 COVID-19 cases in the suburbs as of Tuesday. That's 42.6% of the state's total, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. There have been 7,843 deaths in the suburbs, which is 41.5% of all COVID-19 deaths in Illinois.
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Snow, vaccinations and donations of time and food filled The Week in Pictures photo gallery for January 16-22, 2021.
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