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Feds inspected Illinois chemical plant weeks before blast

Jun. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

A northern Illinois chemical plant that was rocked by an explosion and massive fires that prompted evacuations was inspected by a federal agency less than a month before the blast sent debris raining down onto nearby areas. Inspectors from the U.S. Labor Department’s...

Police: 4 dead, 4 hurt in shooting on Chicago's South Side

Jun. 15, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An argument in a house on Chicago's South Side early Tuesday erupted into gunfire, leaving four women dead and four other people injured, police said. The shooting happened at 5:42 a.m. in the city's Englewood neighborhood, police said, and no arrests...

Chicago police say 4 dead, 4 wounded in early morning shooting following argument at residence in city

Jun. 15, 2021 09:29 AM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say 4 dead, 4 wounded in early morning shooting following argument at residence in city.

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 15, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. June 14, 2021. Editorial: Congrats, parents, on saving ‘Invest in Kids’ — for now Some poor and working-class parents buttonholed legislators at the Capitol in Springfield. Others pursued lawmakers by phone, frantic to protect...

Rays' Glasnow leaves game with right elbow inflammation

Jun. 15, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tampa Bay starter Tyler Glasnow left Monday’s game against the Chicago White Sox after four innings with right elbow inflammation. Glasnow allowed two runs on three hits and left with Tampa Bay leading 3-2. The Rays went on to win 5-2 in a matchup of...

MLB-best Rays power past White Sox; Glasnow exits early

Jun. 15, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Austin Meadows, Brandon Lowe and Randy Arozarena homered, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Monday night for their fourth straight win. Tampa Bay improved to 43-24, 1 1/2 games ahead of the White Sox for the best record in the...

Illinois chemical plant explosion, fires prompt evacuations

Jun. 14, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An explosion at a northern Illinois chemical plant Monday morning sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air and debris raining onto the ground, prompting evacuations. After 7 a.m., emergency crews rushed...

Nonprofit pushes Chicago to build anti-racist arts community

Jun. 14, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago nonprofit formed to highlight the lack of leaders of color within the city's arts and cultural systems is asking artists of color to imagine what the nation's third-largest city could look like without stubborn inequities in art, theater and other institutions. ...

Illinois records fewest new COVID-19 cases since March 2020

Jun. 14, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public health officials on Monday reported the lowest daily cases of coronavirus since March 2020. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 165 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including 9 additional deaths. The...

Suburban superintendent named interim Chicago schools CEO

Jun. 14, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A longtime educator and former suburban schools superintendent was named interim leader of Chicago Public Schools on Monday. Jose Torres most recently was president of the Illinois Math and Science Academy, a suburban magnet school, and formerly...