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THOUSANDS GATHER IN UNION PARK AHEAD OF PLANNED MARCH TO DEMAND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

Thousands of protesters gathered in Union Park on a sunny and cool Saturday and listened to activists, poets and others demanding police...

CORONAVIRUS IN ILLINOIS UPDATES: HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND WITH COVID-19 IN THE CHICAGO AREA

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

 
 
 

GEORGE FLOYD FALLOUT: PROTESTERS GATHER AT UNION PARK ON SUNNY AND COOLER SATURDAY; CHICAGO SHUTTING DOWN STRETCH OF LAKE SHORE DRIVE THIS WEEKEND

Here are the latest updates on the George Floyd fallout in Chicago and the suburbs.

COLUMN: CHANGE IS DEFINITELY IN THE AIR, BUT WE ONLY CAN GUESS WHAT'S NEXT FOR SPORTS

The sports world appears to be on the cusp of restarting after a long shutdown because of the coronavirus. What will the new normal...

 
 
 

MLB PLAYERS SAY TEAMS ARE ‘DEPRIVING AMERICA OF BASEBALL GAMES'

MLB players accused teams of “depriving America of baseball games” as part of a money fight set off by the coronavirus pandemic and...

MADISON STREET FUTURE UNCERTAIN AFTER UNREST

Unrest on busy stretch of Madison Street leaves its future uncertain

 
 
 

ATTORNEYS FOR PROTESTERS IN RECORDED SKIRMISH WITH JOLIET'S MAYOR SAY CLIENTS WERE DEMONSTRATING PEACEFULLY, DISPUTING MAYOR'S SELF-DEFENSE CLAIM

Attorneys for two protesters involved in an altercation with the mayor of Joliet that was captured in a viral video say their clients...

MOTHERS' MARCH UNITES BLACK AND LATINO COMMUNITIES IN DEMAND FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

Mothers from two Catholic parishes in Chicago - one in a mostly black neighborhood, the other in a predominantly Latino community -...

 
 
 

2 CHICAGO COPS RELIEVED OF POLICE POWERS AFTER WOMAN SAYS OFFICERS PULLED HER FROM CAR AND PLACED KNEE ON HER NECK

Two Chicago cops have been relieved of their duties after a woman said officers pulled her from a car and placed a knee on her neck.

MICHAEL JORDAN AND JORDAN BRAND PLEDGE $100 MILLION FOR RACIAL EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE CAMPAIGNS

Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand, the sneaker company that bears his name and iconic logo, pledged to contribute $100 million to organizations...

 
 
 

CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT SAYS CITY WILL OPEN GRANT PARK, UNION PARK FOR THE WEEKEND TO ACCOMMODATE PROTESTERS DOWNTOWN

In an effort to prevent a repeat of last weekend's chaotic civil unrest over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, Chicago...

GOV. J.B. PRITZKER TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS IN-PERSON REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT FOR SPORTS WAGERING

Gov. J.B. Pritzker this week suspended the in-person registration requirement for sports wagering during the state disaster proclamation,...

 
 
 

CHICAGO POLICE BOARD PRESIDENT SAYS OFFICERS HIT HIM WITH BATONS AT WEEKEND PROTEST: ‘I WALKED IN THE MIDDLE OF AN UPRISING'

Chicago Police Board President Ghian Foreman said Friday that officers beat him with batons last weekend as they clashed with protesters...

HOTELS CUT THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN ILLINOIS IN MAY AS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO HIT TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY HARD

Hyatt led the pack of Illinois hotels reporting layoffs last month with 544 permanent cuts at its Chicago headquarters. Meanwhile,...

 
 
 

BELUGAS, DOLPHINS, PENGUINS AND MORE: FERTILE TIMES AT THE SHEDD

On World Environment Day, the lakefront aquarium announces a range of new babies and expectant parents.

HORSE RACING WITHOUT SPECTATORS SET TO BEGIN AT HAWTHORNE, BUT ARLINGTON IS STUCK AT THE GATE

The Illinois Racing Board on Friday approved a proposal to start harness racing at Hawthorne Race Course - without spectators - beginning...

 
 
 

THE SPIN: COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN BETWEEN PRITZKER, LIGHTFOOT? | REBUILDING BUSINESSES AFTER A PANDEMIC AND LOOTING | KINZINGER RETURNS FROM UNREST-RELATED AIR NATIONAL GUARD DUTY

Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.

19-YEAR-OLD WOMAN CHARGED WITH LIGHTING POLICE SQUAD CAR ON FIRE DURING AURORA UNREST

A Montgomery woman was charged with arson after she lit an Elgin police squad car on fire during a protest in downtown Aurora Sunday,...

 
 
 

COMMUNITY STEPS IN TO HELP SOUTH AND WEST SIDE FAMILIES LEFT WITHOUT FOOD, BABY SUPPLIES AFTER STORES CLOSE BECAUSE OF UNREST

West and South side community groups in Chicago have been stepping up to help people left without access to food and baby supplies...

9-YEAR-OLD BOY DIES IN PARK FOREST HOUSE FIRE

A 9-year-old boy died Friday from injuries suffered in a house fire in Park Forest, according to the fire department.

 
 
 



57 Buffalo officers quit special team after 2 officers suspended for...

57 Buffalo officers quit special team after 2 officers suspended for allegedly shoving man to ground

Fifty-seven police officers in Buffalo, New York, have resigned from the force's emergency response team following the suspension of two officers who allegedly pushed a... Read more ...

Prosecutors: 2 Buffalo police officers charged with assault

Prosecutors: 2 Buffalo police officers charged with assault

Prosecutors say two Buffalo police officers have been charged with assault after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester. Read more ...

National updates: A second memorial for George Floyd will take place after...

National updates: A second memorial for George Floyd will take place after another night of protests

The remembrance of George Floyd's life in the state he was born follows a night of de-escalation for protests in many cities across the U.S. Read more ...

Biden Formally Clinches Democratic Nomination, While Gaining Steam Against Trump

Biden Formally Clinches Democratic Nomination, While Gaining Steam Against Trump

Months after sealing up the primary campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden earns enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination. He's also risen in recent general... Read more ...

Black Tacoma man who died in police custody screamed ‘I can't breathe': lawyer

Black Tacoma man who died in police custody screamed ‘I can't breathe': lawyer

A 33-year-old black man who died in police custody in Tacoma, Washington, screamed “I can't breathe” on dispatcher audio, a lawyer for the man's family said. Marcus Ellis was... Read more ...

Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand donating $100 million in racial, social...

Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand donating $100 million in racial, social justice effort

"Black lives matter," Jordan and his brand said in a statement. Read more ...

Joe Biden Just Clinched the Nomination

Joe Biden Just Clinched the Nomination

After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president late... Read more ...

Florida coronavirus: More than 1,200 new cases reported Saturday

Florida coronavirus: More than 1,200 new cases reported Saturday

The death toll also increased by 28 to 2,688. Read more ...

OPEC+ agrees to extend record oil cuts for another month - reports

OPEC+ agrees to extend record oil cuts for another month - reports

The members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allied oil producers led by Russia have decided to prolong massive output curbs beyond the initially... Read more ...

Bundesliga schedule 2020: What matches are on today? Times, TV channels to...

Bundesliga schedule 2020: What matches are on today? Times, TV channels to watch soccer in USA

Here's a complete guide to Bundesliga's game schedule for Matchday 30, including the start times and TV channels to watch soccer in the United States. Read more ...