News | State sets record again for new COVID-19 cases: 6,161, up 25% from Thursday's record
The state Saturday reported 6,161 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease, a 25% jump from the previous high set on Thursday in a sign that the recent surge of the illness in the state is continuing unabated.
Transportation | When 7 died after train hit school bus in Fox River Grove: 'Just something we can't forget'Sunday marks 25 years since the tragic day a train slammed into a school bus in Fox River Grove, and many in this tight-knit community still can't pass the railroad tracks at Northwest Highway and Algonquin Road without remembering the students who died there. It's where a small group of loved ones gathers every year on this date to say a prayer for those they call the seven angels.
News | Woman shot by police speaks at emotional rally in WaukeganAbout 200 people rallied in Waukegan Saturday afternoon to protest the police shooting Tuesday night that killed Marcellis Stinnette, 19, and seriously injured Tafara Williams, the mother of his child, who is still in the hospital.
Columns | Constable: Suburban teacher on ballot as third-party VP candidateIn the 2016 presidential election, Amar Patel of Lombard rejected Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and voted for himself as a write-in candidate. This year, Patel is on the ballot as the vice presidential candidate of the American Solidarity Party.
Columns | Never forgetting: The healing continues 25 years after Fox River Grove crashFour people affected by the Fox River Grove bus/train crash in 1995 -- Cary-Grove head girls volleyball coach Patty Griffith Langanis, players from that team Katie Scully Krysh and Kelly Speer Hoffman, and current Huntley head coach Karen Liss Naymola, a freshman at Cary-Grove in 1995 -- sat down earlier this week to recall the night two days after the crash when they played a regional championship match at Crystal Lake South. They did so amid a pandemic, so there were masks, no handshakes and no hugs. But there were some tears.
News | Indoor dining ban starts in DuPage, Kane, and so does defiance. How about enforcement?Gov. Pritzker warns of potential penalties for businesses that defy new restrictions to curtail COVID-19 spread in some counties. But the enforcement process might not be quick.
News | COVID-19 case counts per county, ZIP code as of Oct. 23There have been 160,582 COVID-19 cases in the suburbs as of Friday. That's 44.1% of the state's total, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Politics | District 214 election webcast Tuesday to include Daily Herald editorDaily Herald Editor John Lampinen will participate Tuesday in a nonpartisan virtual panel discussion of the presidential election sponsored by Northwest Suburban High School District 214 as part of its Community Education program.
Lake County | Helping veterans is continuing mission for Gurnee vetArmy veteran Larry Carrier of Gurnee has been a mentor with the Lake County Veteans Treatment & Assistance Court since its inception.
Politics | Black voters: Racial justice, health care access are the top issues in this electionBlack voters say there's a lot at stake for people of color with this election. It's been a racially charged year with the coronavirus pandemic ravaging Black and Latino communities disproportionately, police brutality against unarmed Blacks, a national resurgence of white supremacist activities and growing concern over voter suppression, intimidation and lack of access.
Chicago | Sources: Chicago police respond to domestic incident at former superintendent's homeSources told the Chicago Sun-Times that police officers were dispatched to Eddie Johnson's house after a "verbal altercation escalated" and Johnson allegedly shoved his wife.
Crime | Police: Round Lake Park man faces charges for brandishing gunA 22-year-old Round Lake Park man faces charges for threatening another man with a gun following an earlier road rage incident, police said
Columns | How Oakton College plans to use federal grant to help minority studentsAsian Americans often are viewed as a model minority that's educated and affluent. That stereotype presents a challenge for Asian American students who come from low-income families or are first-generation immigrants struggling to assimilate in American society while facing unique cultural challenges and barriers, said Edwin Chandrasekar, Oakton Community College vice president for administrative affairs.
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