Chicago man charged for allegedly killing 18-year-old during planned robbery
Deandre Norels, Jr., 20, and another person were accused of fatally shooting William McGee, 18, on the 900 block of East 98th Street on the afternoon of Nov. 11 while they carried out the planned robbery.chicagotribune.com
Teen denied bail in attempted murder of Chicago Chinatown chef
An 18-year-old man charged for allegedly beating a Chinese American man into a coma in Chicago’s Chinatown back in April has been denied bail. Jin Yut Lew, 61, was robbed, brutally beaten with a blunt object and “left for dead” during the attack, his children said. Surveillance footage taken on the morning of the incident reportedly captured Lew’s car being trailed by a stolen vehicle.news.yahoo.com
Chicago police joining national wave of encrypting radio communication, raising transparency concerns
The days of Chicago reporters and news photographers relying on a live, crackling police scanner to chase news and tell the public what officers are doing in real time is quickly coming to an end.chicagotribune.com
White Sox say La Russa will not return to dugout this season
Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa will not return to the dugout this season. La Russa, who turns 78 on Oct. 4, had “additional testing and medical procedures over the past week,” the team said Saturday, and doctors have directed the Hall of Famer to stay away from managing for the rest of the season. Bench coach Miguel Cairo will continue to serve as acting White Sox manager.news.yahoo.com
The Love Fridge in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood goes solar
The Love Fridge is one of more than 20 across Chicago that allow community members to provide and access food. The long-term goal has always been to go solar to create sustainable sites for communities and to fulfill their mission that “food is a right, not a privilege.”chicagotribune.com
Dick Simpson a fixture in Chicago’s political and academic spheres for more than 50 years is retired and looking forward to life outside a UIC classroom.
University of Illinois Chicago professor Dick Simpson retired after 55 years at UIC and establishing himself as an authority on political matters of all kinds, from corruption and voting patterns to budgeting and civic engagement. While producing reform-influencing research and more than a dozen books, he has shared his expertise beyond UIC classrooms as a frequent contributor to media coverage of city and state politics.chicagotribune.com
Englewood Love Fridge goes solar
The Englewood Love Fridge is located at the Libations to the Ancestors garden in Englewood. It's one of more than 20 across Chicago that allow community members to provide and access food. It recently received solar panels because it lost power in November of 2020.chicagotribune.com
After McDonald’s CEO says Chicago needs to ‘face facts’ about problems, Mayor Lightfoot says he should ‘educate himself’ before speaking
CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired back Wednesday at McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski after he raised concerns about crime in Chicago, and she defended the city’s economic outlook. Lightfoot was asked about last week’s comments by Kempczinski to the Economic Club of Chicago where he referenced the recent departures of high-profile companies such as Caterpillar, Boeing and Citadel from the ...news.yahoo.com
The Tylenol murders: Where were poisoned bottles purchased or discovered?
In the fall of 1982, eight bottles of Tylenol in the Chicago area were found to be tainted with potassium cyanide. Five of those bottles caused seven fatalities, and testing identified three other poisoned bottles that were turned in to authorities or discovered on pharmacy shelves.Here’s what we know about each bottle.chicagotribune.com
Fall, cooler temperatures arrive
Fall arrives along with cooler temps. The autumnal equinox is 8:03 p.m., Sept. 22, 2022. That’s when the sun shines equally on both the Northern and Southern hemispheres — making day and night nearly equal — before crossing the equator to head south.chicagotribune.com
EXPLAINER: R. Kelly acquitted on rigging trial. Why?
Federal prosecutors this week scored multiple convictions against R. Kelly at the singer’s trial in Chicago, but they lost on the headline charge — that Kelly obstructed justice by rigging his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted him.
A martini with a cheesy twist: Introducing the VELVEETA Veltini
A classic martini with a cheesy twist: the release said that the cocktail consists of VELVEETA-infused vodka, olive brine, and vermouth, topped off with a cheese drip and a cocktail pick of VELVEETA stuffed olives and Jumbo VELVEETA Shells & Cheese.
Disgraced R&B star R. Kelly back in Chicago for sex trial
R. Kelly has returned to the federal jail in downtown Chicago ahead of his trial on child pornography and obstruction-of-justice charges, just two weeks after the disgraced R&B star was sentenced in New York to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking.