Politics | 'You can't sit by and do nothing': Lawmaker challenges Madigan's House leadership
State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit says lawmakers shouldn't have to "grovel" before Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to move bills forward for a vote, including those on property tax reform. The Oswego Democrat is lobbying to take Madigan's job if he fails to muster enough votes from House Democrats to remain as speaker, a title he's held for 35 years.
Illinois | Pritzker won't loosen restrictions anywhere for 'next few weeks'Fearing another resurgence of COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced no region in the state would see restrictions loosened for at least two weeks.
Crime | A T-shirt can help Koda fight crimeCampton Hills police officer James Levand is raising money to support his dog Koda and to purchase a new K-9 vehicle.
Columns | Constable: Even marathoners have hit pandemic wall, but they press onEven a hall of fame long-distance swimmer and a guy who ran seven marathons in seven days struggle with the challenges caused by this pandemic.
Education | Barrington school librarian gets creative to deliver books to kidsIf students can't go to the library, the library will go to the students. That was the thinking of Taryn Parise, a teacher librarian at Hough Street Elementary in Barrington, who about two weeks ago started a "mini bookmobile" of sorts.
Columns | Rozner: Offensive guru Nagy hammers Bears defenseMatt Nagy never wants to hurt anyone's feelings, which is why it was so surprising that he criticized the Bears' defense Monday. That should go over well.
Crime | Des Plaines police have no record of investigating Lake Zurich pastor accused of sex abuseDes Plaines police officials said they have no record of investigating the Rev. David Ryan, the pastor at Lake Zurich's St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish who has been asked to step aside while the Archdiocese of Chicago looks into allegations of sex abuse dating back to his days at Maryville Academy.
DuPage County | County deals setback for Willow Creek Wheaton to build megachurch near Cantigny ParkWillow Creek Wheaton faced a setback in its plans to build a megachurch in unincorporated DuPage County near Winfield. The DuPage County Board narrowly refused the church's request to build a private well and septic system last week. The majority cited a 2011 county code that requires that places of assembly operate using public sewers and water.
News | 2020 Believe Project: $100 to financially help friend's daughterThe first winner of a $100 bill through the 2020 Believe Project is Mary Ellen Nickol of Wood Dale.
Columns | Feder: Newsman John Dempsey announces retirement from WLS RadioYou won't find a more solid and reliable newsman in all of Chicago radio than John Dempsey. Now he's voluntarily stepping down as news director and afternoon news anchor at WLS 890-AM.
News | Plan to replace Sears store with apartments gets OK from Aurora City CouncilThe Aurora City Council has given the go-ahead to a plan to build apartment buildings on the former Sears site at Fox Valley Mall.
Lifestyle | Arlington Heights couple marks 73rd wedding anniversary with drive-by celebration"I guess we've been pretty lucky," says Kathryn Schafer, 96, of Arlington Heights, who recently marked her 73rd anniversary to Bob, 97. Engaged on D-Day, the couple married in 1947 and raised five children in the Northwest suburbs.
Chicago | Chicago shuts down 300-person party, businesses for violating COVID-19 rulesCity officials shut down a party with about 300 attendees in a basement venue in the Wicker Park over the weekend, officials said Monday. The venue was one of more than 300 businesses -- including one that allegedly held a party with 600 people -- cited for violations one month into citywide orders against indoor gatherings, dining and drinking.
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