Latest Chicago News

Chicago officer seriously injured as car flees traffic stop

Nov. 24, 2020 9:17 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were taken into custody after a Chicago police officer was dragged by a car and seriously injured when the vehicle sped away from a traffic stop, police said. The officer was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with non life-threatening injuries after Monday night's...

A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: China reports results of mass testing

Nov. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

BEIJING — China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, United States' Kendall Coyne Schofield skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif. The Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, hired Kendall Coyne Schofield as player development coach. She's the first woman to hold that job in the organization's history. The former U.S. women's national team player will additionally serve as the team's youth hockey growth specialist. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Chicago hires Coyne Schofield as player development coach

Nov. 23, 2020 4:30 PM EST

Kendall Coyne Schofield figures there will be a time in her new role as player development coach that a Chicago Blackhawks prospect will razz her for preaching one thing and doing the opposite on the ice herself. She's not worried about how she'll be received as a woman in a men's professional sport....

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer smiles during a press conference in Oxon Hill, Md. Theo Epstein, who transformed the long-suffering Chicago Cubs and helped bring home a drought-busting championship in 2016, is stepping down after nine seasons as the club's president of baseball operations.
The team announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, Epstein is leaving the organization, and general manager Jed Hoyer is being promoted to take his place. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

New Cubs prez Hoyer's goal: Retool team but stay competitive

Nov. 23, 2020 4:15 PM EST

While the window is just opening on Jed Hoyer's time as the Chicago Cubs' president of baseball operations, it's closing on the Cubs' championship-winning core. The Cubs gave Hoyer a five-year contract on Monday that runs through the 2025 season, one week after his friend and mentor Theo Epstein stepped down as...

Annette Delaney, 54, a travel escort at Ambassador Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Albany Park, leads a rally of striking Infinity Healthcare Management workers outside the Northwest Side facility, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Nearly 700 workers walked off the job Monday at 11 Infinity facilities across the Chicago area, saying they won't return until the company offers them higher wages and safer working conditions. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Nearly 700 mostly Chicago-area nursing home workers striking

Nov. 23, 2020 12:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 700 nursing home workers walked off the job Monday at 11 mostly Chicago-area Infinity Healthcare Management facilities, saying they won't return until the company offers them higher wages and safer working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic that’s hit nursing homes hard....

Chicago's Wrigley Field granted top historic landmark status

Nov. 21, 2020 12:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field, the 106-year-old baseball shrine that's the Chicago Cubs' home, has been designated a National Historic Landmark. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the designation Thursday, saying the ballpark has played a significant role in Chicago's history and...

In this screen grab from video in center, from left, Tim Kater, Tina Rubin and Bob Rubin, all of Bloomington, Ill., speak by video link about the COVID-19 related death last month of Danielle

COVID-19 deaths top 100 for 3rd straight day in Illinois

Nov. 20, 2020 6:44 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Deaths from COVID-19 in Illinois topped 100 Friday for the third day in a row, and the continuing deluge of new cases helps explain why the nation hit an all-time high on Thursday. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 126 fatalities related to COVID-19, the illness...

Lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct at Illinois jail settled

Nov. 19, 2020 10:07 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a $14 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by female jail workers and assistant public defenders who contended a pattern of sexual misconduct along with physical and verbal abuse by inmates created a hostile work environment at the...

Chicago park renamed for abolitionist Frederick Douglass

Nov. 19, 2020 7:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A sprawling park on Chicago’s West Side will now bear the name of 19th century abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Anna Murray-Douglass and not that of a former Illinois senator and slaveowner. Chicago Park District commissioners voted Wednesday to officially rename the 173-acre...

Bears place punt returner Harris on injured reserve

Nov. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed punt returner Dwayne Harris on injured reserve Thursday because of a triceps injury. Harris, signed to the practice squad late last month, has appeared in three games, averaging 8.1 yards on 10 punt returns. He was injured in Chicago's loss to Minnesota on...