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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...

CTA says 'small group' of customers was hit by Ventra app issues
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 16:20

Users of Ventra, the system of reloadable cards for rides on public transportation, took to social media Monday complaining of glitches on both Ventra’s app and website.

A spokesman with the Chicago Transit Authority declined to answer questions on the phone Monday, instead issuing a brief statement...

Gary teachers, principal appeal proposed firing after handing out 'most annoying' award to autistic student: official
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 15:25

Three Bailly Preparatory Academy teachers and a principal in Gary are appealing a decision to fire them after a autistic boy and female classmate were given “most annoying� trophies last month.

Special education teacher Alexis Anderson-Harper has requested to meet with Emergency Manager Pete Morikis...

Northwest Side activists challenge community policing rally, fundraiser scheduled for Juneteenth
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 15:15

A Northwest Side community group is asking city officials to reschedule a rally and community policing fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday, which also happens to be Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

T-shirts and signs branded with the sayings, “Support...

A new visitor center is planned for Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 15:10

Thousands of visitors flock to Oak Park to see where architect Frank Lloyd Wright developed his renowned Prairie style, but there’s not a proper gateway to greet them.

That may be about to change. The Chicago-based nonprofit that owns and manages Wright’s Home and Studio on Monday announced plans...

Former Bears quarterback Josh McCown retires after 16 seasons in the NFL
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:56

Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup— and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in.

And there were many.

McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, wrote in a piece for The Players’ Tribune posted Monday that he is retiring from...

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