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Danny Davis Holds Off Strong Challenge From Activist Kina Collins For 7th District Seat In Congress

Anti-gun activist Kina Collins, 31, gave the 80-year-old congressman a fight.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Infant Girl Fatally Shot In South Shore

The baby, reported to be 5 months old, was inside a car when someone from inside another car opened fire, shooting her and a 41-year-old man, according to police.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

How Chicagoans Can Help People In Nearby States (And Here) Access Safe Abortions

Illinois clinics are gearing up for an influx of out-of-state patients — and need your help.


Man Charged With Handcuffing, Raping Woman In Vacant Home For 3 Days: ‘Straight Out Of A Horror Movie,’ Prosecutors Say

The woman was rescued after a community organizer passing by the house heard her screams and called police.

Roseland, Pullman

Lightfoot Picks Ald. Michael Scott’s Sister, Monique Scott, To Replace Him As Lawndale’s Alderperson

From a list of 19 applicants, Mayor Lori Lightfoot picked the alderman's sister, who is from a powerful West Side family.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago’s Pools Won’t Reopen Until At Least July 5 Amid Lifeguard Shortage

The district pushed back the opening date for the city's 77 indoor and outdoor pools from June 24 to at least July 5.


Only 9% Of City’s Summer Lifeguard Jobs Are Filled, Report Says, As Park District Offers More Cash For Candidates

The district is offering $600 bonuses to new lifeguards and dropping the Chicago residency requirement for candidates. As of now, many of the city's 77 pools may not open.


Chicago Firefighter Wounded In 2021 West Pullman Mass Shooting Dies

Timothy Eiland, 33, was shot Sept. 11 as he was leaving a family birthday party. His teenage niece and three other men were wounded, and a mom from suburban Dolton was killed.

Roseland, Pullman

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley Released From Hospital After ‘Neurological Event,’ Checks Into Rehab Center

The 80-year-old Daley is now at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab for what his doctor said will be a short stay.


Tornado Warning In Effect For Chicago Monday Night

The warning is in effect until at least 7:15 p.m. Monday, according to an emergency alert. Residents should quickly take shelter in a basement or interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.


Former Mayor Richard M. Daley Hospitalized For Tests After Feeling Lethargic

The 80-year-old former mayor was talking and alert after being taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for tests Wednesday.


Lightfoot Says People Accused Of Violent Crimes ‘Are Guilty’ And Shouldn’t Be Released On Bail While Waiting For Trial

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the comments after discussing recent shootings of two Chicago police officers and a U.S. Marshal, saying that people accused of violent crimes are committing more crimes while released on bail.


Police Officer Shot In Her Head In Englewood Traffic Stop Released From Hospital, Thanks Her ‘Guardian Angel’ Partner

Officer Fernanda Ballesteros left University of Chicago Medical Center to cheers from hundreds of officers and well-wishers who gathered to see her.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Police Officer, 2nd Person Shot In Traffic Stop On South Side

The officer was shot in his arm and torso, and is in "critical but stable" condition, Supt. David Brown said. Another officer, and a U.S. Marshal and K-9 also were shot in separate incidents in the last week.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Northwestern Medicine Building $100 Million Bronzeville Center, Offering Urgent Care, Pharmacy And Cancer Treatment

Leaders say the 120,000-square-foot facility would serve more than 50,000 patients annually in an area that has long lacked accessible medical care.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Ald. Roderick Sawyer Is Running For Mayor, Following In His Father’s Footsteps

The South Side alderman vowed to tackle the city's crime and would fire Police Supt. David Brown. "The city is lacking in terms of what people want to see in leadership," Sawyer said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Police Officer Shot During Traffic Stop In Englewood

The officer is in "critical but stable" condition, Supt. David Brown said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Paul Vallas Is Running For Mayor Again

Vallas, a former CPS CEO, is taking on Lightfoot again after unsuccessfully running against her in 2019. "What Chicago suffers from most is a crisis in leadership. It doesn’t have to be this way," he said.


Police Seize 11 Guns At Another North Avenue Beach Party: ‘Why Do You Need A Gun To Enjoy The Beach?’

This is the second recent instance of a large party drawing hundreds to the beach, angering residents and local politicians.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Man Charged With Setting ‘Walking Man’ On Fire Showed ‘A Special Kind Of Evil,’ Prosecutors Say

Prosecutors said video shows Joseph Guardia standing over 75-year-old Joseph Kromelis, pouring gasoline on him and then igniting it with a lighter.

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