Politics | 1,645 new virus cases: Pritzker tells local leaders to step up or state will 'roll things back'
With positive test results for COVID-19 trending up in counties including Lake, McHenry and Will, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday advised local leaders with virus surges to impose "targeted" restrictions on activities before the state intervenes.
Business | Rosemont mall expansion called off, meaning theater stays putRosemont officials on Wednesday put an end to the long-rumored expansion of the Fashion Outlets of Chicago -- which would have spelled an end to the Rosemont Theatre -- and a tax increment financing district to help fuel the redevelopment.
News | Postponed Barrington art festival rescheduled for SeptemberBarrington's annual outdoor art festival, on hold since May due to COVID-19 concerns, will be held with safety precautions in place next month.
News | Solar-panel canopies, glass sculpture in early plans for St. Charles plaza expansionCelebrating the beauty and heritage of St. Charles serves as the central theme of a concept plan for future improvements to the downtown First Street Plaza.
Politics | How Biden chose Harris: Inside his search for a running mateOn Tuesday, Joe Biden tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate, making her the first Black woman to serve on a major party presidential ticket. This account of how he made that decision, the most important of his political career, is based on interviews with 10 people with direct knowledge of the vetting and selection process.
Crime | Defense: Victim in fatal 2017 Naperville crash at fault, not driver who had taken stimulantA Naperville man is not to blame for a fatal 2017 crash, even though he had taken an unprescribed stimulant earlier that day, his attorney argued at a trial Wednesday.
News | Elmhurst District 205 to start year with all-remote learningElmhurst Unit District 205 will begin the academic year with all-remote learning and delay plans for in-person classes until at least mid-September.
News | Libertyville rejects request to demolish historic theaterA request to demolish the Liberty theater building, a fixture in downtown Libertyville since 1937, has been denied by the village, but the owner plans to argue economic hardship as another way to get its wish.
Movies | Lombard man's film fest allows artists to 'tell their stories the way they need to be told'An African American-owned film festival is about to host its second annual showing as it aims to help filmmakers tell their own stories and get due credit for their work.
Crime | Zion man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in pregnant wife's deathA Zion man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter of a family member for what officials described as the accidental shooting of his pregnant wife in 2018 during an argument with another man in Round Lake.
News | Mount Prospect voters to weigh in on recreational pot salesMount Prospect voters will get their say on whether they want marijuana sold in the village for recreational use.
Music | Jazz Showcase owner Joe Segal diesJoe Segal, the Chicago impresario who promoted jazz for more than seven decades, died Monday at 94, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
DuPage County | Higher costs expected for April election, DuPage clerk warnsMunicipal elections are usually less expensive for DuPage County because of lower voter turnout. But the COVID-19 pandemic has DuPage election officials expecting higher-than-normal costs for the April 2021 consolidated election.
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