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Woman shot to death on Rockwell A 20-year-old woman was shot and killed as she sat as a front-seat passenger in a vehicle with her boyfriend in the 4700 block…

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You may not be a winner, BBB warns

By Better Business Bureau staff Sweepstakes and lottery scams resulted in higher financial losses during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the previous three years, particularly for older people, according to…

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Water waste in West Lawn

An open fire hydrant gushes water at 59th Place and Springfield–providing moments of relief for kids seeking a break from the heat, but lowering water pressure to possibly dangerous levels…

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Rush hails move to protect black farmers

Wants Ag Dept. transparency  From staff reports Legislation designed to “lift the veil of secrecy regarding the race and gender of farm subsidy recipients and help ensure an end to decades…

Gianna Richy is ready to get mobbed by her teammates for a second time as the cracked two home runs to help her team earn a state semifinal berth. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Softball: ‘Princess’ helps bring Marist one step closer to crown

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Marist senior Abby Dunning was a beast on the mound Monday. Wait a minute. Scratch that. The softball star doesn’t like being referred to in that…

With Dr. José Torres behind her, Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls her new interim CEO pick a dedicated educator committed to equity.
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Mayor unveils interim CPS chief

‘Thrilled beyond measure’ with Torres  By Tim Hadac Weeks after the top three Chicago Public Schools leaders announced, separately, they are leaving CPS, Mayor Lori Lightfoot staged a press conference…

Chicago Red Stars’ defender Tierna Davidson helped the United States to a pair of shutout victories. Photo by Jeff Vorva

From break to busy, Red Stars to play three games in eight days

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent After two weeks away from competition, the Chicago Red Stars begin a three-game-in-eight-days stretch this weekend. The NWSL took time off because many of their players…

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High School Boys Volleyball: Brother Rice and St. Rita reach Sweet 16

    By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The four boys volleyball teams that battled it out on Saturday in the St. Rita Sectional all had major triumphs two days prior. All…

Marist’s boys track team won its first sectional since 1982. Photo courtesy of Marist High School

High School Track: Lyons’ Dickman medals at state; Marist boys enjoy big week

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Postseason track was hot and heavy in the Southwest Regional News area as girls completed the state competition and the boys were battling it out at…

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High School Softball: Ellie Giles’ gem lifts St. Ignatius over St. Laurence for sectional title

By Steve Millar Correspondent St. Laurence junior Abbey Pochie knew it was going to be a showdown of Division I-bound pitchers and that she would have to be on top…

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High School Boys Volleyball: Marist on the cusp of another trip to state

By Randy Whalen Correspondent Marist is one win away from another trip to the state tournament and the chance at a second consecutive title. But they will first have to…

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Sometimes time is the best gift of all

By Karen Sala Today is National Fishing Day, International Picnic Day, National Cherry Tart Day, National Flip Flop Day and Wear Blue Day in honor of Men’s Health Week. I…

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Let the solstice sun shine in

By Mary Stanek Happy Father’s Day to all the men in the community. A father figure is not necessarily a biological dad. There are dads, uncles, big brothers, etc. who…

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Good year for roses in West Lawn

By Peggy Zabicki Summer is here. I love driving around our neighborhood and seeing all the nice flowers and landscaping. This must be a good year for roses. I’ve seen some beautiful ones all around…

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You’re on camera, Chicago Lawn

By Kathy Headley Over the past week I met with the director and filmmakers of the documentary being partially filmed here in Chicago Lawn. The film, once completed, will hopefully…

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Pritzker issues amendatory veto on budget due to drafting errors, Senate accepts

Pritzker issues amendatory veto on budget due to drafting errors, Senate accepts

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The state Senate on Tuesday approved a change to next year’s budget at the request of Gov. JB Pritzker to correct drafting…

Senate adjourns with no energy deal, but Harmon ‘confident’ one is still near

Senate adjourns with no energy deal, but Harmon ‘confident’ one is still near

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote. After adjournment, Senate President Don Harmon,…

Energy bill still not filed less than 24 hours before planned vote

Energy bill still not filed less than 24 hours before planned vote

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate is scheduled to return to the Capitol Tuesday to consider an energy regulatory overhaul bill that is years in…

Six Flags agrees to $36 million settlement over alleged BIPA violations

Six Flags agrees to $36 million settlement over alleged BIPA violations

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Six Flags Great America has agreed to a $36 million settlement to end a class-action lawsuit over the amusement park’s use…

Energy working group negotiations to continue through weekend as new bill surfaces

Energy working group negotiations to continue through weekend as new bill surfaces

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The latest draft of an energy regulatory overhaul bill that has been in negotiations for months was unveiled late Thursday ahead of…

Latino group sues to block new Illinois maps

Latino group sues to block new Illinois maps

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A second lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Illinois seeking to block the use of a redistricting plan that Democrats…

Committee discusses state parks’ staffing issues, downstate tourism concerns

Committee discusses state parks’ staffing issues, downstate tourism concerns

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — As Illinois begins its official reopening and residents flock to state parks this summer, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources faces a…