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Lake Michigan water levels on pace to reach record high in June, skirt records into fall
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 19:15

After late snowstorms and record-setting rainfall this spring, Lake Michigan’s water levels are projected to rise to a record level this month.

The rising water, which could swell more than 2.5 feet above its long-term monthly average, is expected to tie the previous June peak set in 1986.


'Jeopardy James' won't be there in person, but makes donation in Trebek's name to Naperville pancreatic cancer walk
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 19:00

A Naperville woman received a special donation from “Jeopardy!� champion James Holzhauer for a walk she’s hosting to raise money to find a cure to the same type of cancer that afflicts “Jeopardy!� host Alex Trebek.

Like many people from Naperville, Ann Zediker got caught up watching the record-breaking...

Waukegan man sentenced to more than 50 years in jail for North Chicago murder
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 18:55

The 11-year-old daughter of Melvin DeVost II, who was killed on March 5 of last year, spoke of the pain of losing her father at the sentencing hearing Monday for the man convicted of her father’s murder.

“I hope you feel sorry for what you did, and the tears, pain and struggles you put our family...

Kendall County GOP condemns party volunteer who gave Nazi salute to local Dems, including Lauren Underwood, during Oswego parade
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 18:45

A Kendall County Republican volunteer who gave a Nazi salute and shouted “sieg heil� as Kendall County Democrats passed the float on which he was riding at Oswego’s PrairieFest parade Sunday drew condemnation from those who witnessed it, including U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood.

“Today, while walking...

Chicago police official won't face discipline for taking summer vacation: Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 18:30

The Chicago Police Department’s second-in-command won’t be disciplined after taking vacation earlier this month despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s order barring the department’s top leaders from taking time off over the traditionally violent summer months, the mayor’s office said Monday.

The issue...

Shake-up ahead for Northwest Side politics as city's lone Republican state lawmaker retires
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 17:50

A major shake-up is coming to the Northwest Side’s political representation in Springfield.

Four days after the Illinois Supreme Court announced the appointment of Democratic state Sen. John Mulroe of Chicago to a vacant Cook County judgeship, Republican state Rep. Michael McAuliffe, who represents...

6 things to look for in the City Series, including Eloy Jimenez's Wrigley Field debut and Lucas Giolito vs. Jon Lester
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 17:50

Here we go again.

The White Sox and Cubs begin another crosstown showdown Tuesday night at Wrigley Field in a rivalry that traditionally lives up to the hype.

Here are six things to look for in the opening round of the City Series:

Eloy’s Wrigley Field debut

Can you imagine Eloy Jimenez in a Cubs...

Fifth Third to close 44 Chicago-area branches in July after completing MB bank merger
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 17:15

Fifth Third Bank is closing 44 branches in the Chicago area next month in the wake of its $4.7 billion acquisition of MB Financial.

Nearly 1 in 5 locations of the combined bank will close on July 9 and 10, Fifth Third spokesman Larry Magnesen said Monday, a cost-saving move aimed at eliminating...

Jury convicts gang member in shooting of federal agent on South Side last year
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 17:10

A federal jury on Monday convicted an admitted Chicago gang member accused of shooting a federal agent in the face last year on the South Side after mistaking him for a rival.

Jurors deliberated less than three hours before finding Ernesto Godinez, 29, guilty of assaulting an agent with a deadly...

RiverEdge concert lineup changes include Megadeth cancelation
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 16:25

Due to health problems for Eddie Money and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, RiverEdge Park in Aurora has announced two concert changes.

Megadeth vocalist Mustaine has been diagnosed with throat cancer and is taking time off to recover, according to a RiverEdge press release. Megadeth’s summer tour, including...

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