Transportation | Bicycling craze is one saving grace of COVID-19
It's the kind of COVID-19 surge that doesn't pack a gut punch. Biking is back as suburbanites find their best escape is on two wheels.
Illinois | Gov. Pritzker pushes mask compliance as Illinois announces 1,382 new virus casesGov. J.B. Pritzker Sunday urged a committee of legislators to approve proposed Illinois Department of Public Health rules to bring businesses into compliance if they are not enforcing the May 1 requirement for people to wear masks in public if they cannot maintain a 6-foot social distance.
News | Naperville aiming for police diversity from large hiring poolNaperville police made two changes to their recruitment process this year that have resulted in a large increase in candidates, despite the lack of in-person job fairs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
News | Stevenson High hires diversity director after racial controversiesWith racial disparity at front of the nation's consciousness, Lincolnshire's Stevenson High School has hired a director of equity, diversity and inclusion.
News | How Batavia plans to draw more visitors to North River Street businessesOutdoor dining tables, umbrellas, lighting and additional signage are among the fixtures Batavia officials believe could help beautify and draw visitors to North River Street.
Transportation | COVID-19 puts the brakes on bike sales, repairsDemand for bikes and parts outweighs supply as bicycling becomes a popular antidote to coronavirus restrictions.
Columns | Rozner: Crawford vs. Lehner adds to Blackhawks dramaThis odd NHL postseason will become even more so when Corey Crawford faces off against Robin Lehner.
News | Financing, soil problems delay Hickory-Kensington apartments in Arlington HeightsThe developers of a proposed five-story, 76-unit apartment building east of downtown Arlington Heights are having trouble getting a shovel in the ground, amid financing and soil contamination problems.
Politics | From Lake County to the Libertarian ticket: Presidential candidate says both sides want changeLegalize all recreational drugs, let individuals decide about wearing face masks and end all foreign military entanglements, Libertarian presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen says. That's the "issues" side of the candidate, who recalls some of her views taking shape as she was growing up in Grayslake.
Crime | Shots fired as crowds clash with police in downtown ChicagoHundreds of people smashed windows, stole from stores and clashed with police early Monday in Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city's downtown.
Columns | Feder: Former Tribune publisher Tony Hunter to head McClatchy newspaper chainIn a stunning announcement Friday, former Chicago Tribune publisher Tony Hunter was named CEO of McClatchy Co., the bankrupt newspaper chain acquired in a court-approved sale last week by New Jersey hedge fund Chatham Asset Management. Since 2019 Hunter has been chairman of Revolution Enterprises, a multi-state cannabis firm based in west suburban Elmhurst.
News | Wrong-way driver killed in Crystal Lake crashA wrong-way driver died at the scene in Crystal Lake Sunday afternoon after causing a five-car crash that sent three to the hospital.
Columns | Preckwinkle: Dramatic rise in suicides among Cook County's Black populationCook County is seeing a dramatic increase in suicides among Black residents. "There have been more suicides so far this year in the Black community than in all of 2019," Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said.
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