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AT LEAST 2 LAKE BLUFF FIFTH-GRADERS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AFTER SOCIAL GATHERINGS INVOLVING STUDENTS

All fifth-grade students at Lake Bluff Elementary School will stay home next week after positive coronavirus tests.

DESPITE THEIR RECENT STRUGGLES, THE CUBS FULLY BELIEVE THEIR PAST BODES WELL FOR THEIR PLAYOFF FUTURE

From the potential return of injured slugger Kris Bryant to the belief their postseason experience will pay dividends, the Cubs are...

 
 
 

ELECTIONS BOARD SAYS MAIL-IN APPLICANTS WHO INSTEAD WANT TO VOTE IN PERSON SHOULD FIRST WAIT FOR THEIR BALLOTS TO ARRIVE

Illinois election authorities are asking voters who applied for a mail-in ballot but then decide to cast their vote in person to “allow...

WHITE SOX LEFT FIELDER ELOY JIMENEZ, WHO HAS A HISTORY OF MAKING BIG PLAYS AGAINST THE CUBS, IS LIKELY TO MISS THIS WEEKEND'S CITY SERIES WITH A MIDFOOT SPRAIN

White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez is second on the team in home runs (14) and RBIs (41). He leads the majors with 25 two-out RBIs.

 
 
 

READ SPEAKER MADIGAN'S LETTER TO THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING HIS CONDUCT IN ALLEGED COMED BRIBERY SCHEME

Speaker Madigan declined an invitation to testify before a special committee investigating his conduct in connection with ComEd's alleged...

FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS SEEK TO QUESTION 3 CPS EMPLOYEES; BOARD OF ED PAYS FOR LAWYERS TO REPRESENT THEM

The three "are not under investigation for their conduct but may have information or evidence that would be helpful to an investigation,”...

 
 
 

YOUTH HOCKEY IN ILLINOIS HAS BEEN FROZEN BY COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Youth hockey in Illinois has been frozen by COVID-19 restrictions. Some parents say it's time for a thaw.

THE SPIN: TRUMP TO TAP BARRETT FOR SUPREME COURT: REPORTS | PRESIDENT'S ANTI-LYNCHING LAW PROPOSAL COMES MONTHS AFTER U.S. REP. RUSH'S MEASURE STALLS | ‘DREADHEAD COWBOY' TO LIGHTFOOT, ‘LORI COME HELP ME.'

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

 
 
 

PERSON SHOT AT NORTH RIVERSIDE MALL

Shooting at Riverside Mall

PRESIDENT TRUMP SELECTS CHICAGO FEDERAL APPEALS JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT TO SUCCEED JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG ON SUPREME COURT, SOURCES SAY

President Trump is expected to announce Amy Coney Barrett as a U.S. Supreme Court nominee on Saturday.

 
 
 

CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT SAYS BILLBOARDS HONORING BREONNA TAYLOR ARE NOT POLITICAL

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration is using electronic billboards on city property to honor Breonna Taylor following protests in...

COLUMN: UNCIVIL WAR: A POEM ABOUT DONALD TRUMP

The latest in a series of occasional TrumPoems chronicling the presidency of Donald Trump.

 
 
 

BUBBLE WRAP, SEAT BELT USED IN SLAYING OF WOMAN FOUND IN GRESHAM LOT, AUTHORITIES SAY

A 45-year-old woman who was found with bubble-wrap and a seat belt wrapped around her head early Friday suffered multiple injuries...

AFTER ‘NOTABLE DECREASE IN PARTIES' AND A DROP IN COVID-19 CASES, NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY WILL RESUME IN-PERSON CLASSES

The break allowed NIU to identify exposed students and immediately quarantine them, the NIU president said.

 
 
 

WHITE SOX SLUGGER ELOY JIMENEZ IS OUT FOR GAME 1 OF THE CITY SERIES AGAINST THE CUBS TONIGHT - AND LIKELY WON'T PLAY ALL WEEKEND

White Sox slugger Eloy Jimenez, who has a sprained right foot, likely will miss the entire three-game series against the Cubs this...

PLANS FOR A MASSIVE OVERHAUL OF LAKE SHORE DRIVE ARE MOVING FORWARD. HERE'S HOW TO GIVE YOUR INPUT

Plans to modernize seven miles of North Lake Shore Drive between Grand and Hollywood avenues are moving ahead, and members of the public...

 
 
 

PRITZKER TRIES TO BLAME REPUBLICANS AFTER ALLY SUGGESTS BIG TAX HIKE COMING IF VOTERS REJECT TAX AMENDMENT

A day after a top Democratic ally warned of an across-the-board income tax increase if voters reject a proposed tax amendment, Gov....

THE CHICAGO BEARS REACT TO THE ONSIDE KICK THAT DOOMED THE ATLANTA FALCONS AND DISCUSS WAYS TO AVOID SIMILAR CATASTROPHES: ‘WE WANT TO BE SITUATIONALLY SMART'

Five days later, they're still talking about that wacky onside kick in Atlanta. Only for the Falcons and their fans, it has not been...

 
 
 

TOP LIGHTFOOT ADVISER ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS TO MARRY CHICAGO ALDERMAN, RAISING ETHICAL CONCERNS FROM CITY STAFF

A top legislative adviser to Mayor Lori Lightfoot is marrying first-term Chicago Ald. Jim Gardiner, raising concerns from some of the...

FRANCISCAN BREAKS GROUND ON $200M HOSPITAL IN CROWN POINT; FACILITY EXPECTED TO OPEN IN 2023

Religious, city and Franciscan Health officials Thursday broke ground on a new $200 million, 500,000-square-foot Franciscan Health...

 
 
 



Judge removes President Trump's public lands boss for serving unlawfully

Judge removes President Trump's public lands boss for serving unlawfully

An acting director served unlawfully for 424 days without being confirmed to Read more ...

Trump's expected Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has been a vocal...

Trump's expected Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has been a vocal opponent of Obamacare. If confirmed, she could sway the court to strike down the act

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a deeply conservative judge, to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the... Read more ...

Supreme Court front-runner Amy Coney Barrett hailed by right, feared by left

Supreme Court front-runner Amy Coney Barrett hailed by right, feared by left

Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic, is hailed by religious conservatives and others on the right as an ideological heir to conservative icon Antonin Scalia, the late Supreme... Read more ...

First-term Rep. Sharice Davids faces Republican Amanda Adkins in Kansas' 3rd...

First-term Rep. Sharice Davids faces Republican Amanda Adkins in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District

Summary List Placement First-term Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids looks to retain her House seat against Amanda Adkins in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District. The... Read more ...

Former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul hospitalized

Former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul hospitalized

Former GOP presidential candidate candidate Ron Paul says he's OK after video circulated online of him having an apparent medical issue during a livestream interview. Read more ...

Gourde pulls Lightning into 3-3 tie with Stars in Game 4

Gourde pulls Lightning into 3-3 tie with Stars in Game 4

EDMONTON, Alberta - Yanni Gourde scored with 1:06 left in the second to pull the Tampa Bay Lightning even with the Dallas Stars at 3 after two periods of Game 4 of the Stanley... Read more ...

Criminal indictments in COVID-19 deaths at Massachusetts veterans home

Criminal indictments in COVID-19 deaths at Massachusetts veterans home

Two former leaders of a Massachusetts veterans home have been indicted on criminal charges in connection with the COVID-19 deaths of nearly a dozen veterans. Read more ...

Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse fighting extradition to Wisconsin

Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse fighting extradition to Wisconsin

The Illinois teen accused of fatally gunning down two protesters during violent demonstrations sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake is fighting extradition to... Read more ...

Amy Coney Barrett Is Trump's Likely Supreme Court Pick. Here's What We Know...

Amy Coney Barrett Is Trump's Likely Supreme Court Pick. Here's What We Know About Her

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 48, would be the youngest Supreme Court justice on the bench. Read more ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Trainer Does Pushups By Her Casket In Moving Tribute

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Trainer Does Pushups By Her Casket In Moving Tribute

Bryant Johnson's strong-armed gesture was fitting, given that he coached the late Supreme Court justice for more than 20 years. Read more ...