|CTA says 'small group' of customers was hit by Ventra app issues|
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 Ventraâ€™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|
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 â€œmost annoyingâ€� 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|
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, â€œSupport...
|A new visitor center is planned for Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio|
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 thereâ€™s not a proper gateway to greet them.
That may be about to change. The Chicago-based nonprofit that owns and manages Wrightâ€™s Home and Studio on Monday announced plans...
|Former Bears quarterback Josh McCown retires after 16 seasons in the NFL|
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:56
Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backupâ€” 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 Playersâ€™ Tribune posted Monday that he is retiring from...
|7 things to know about the Cubs-Sox City Series, including whatever happened to the BP Cup and WGN-TV's swan song|
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:50
There is at least one thing that brings White Sox fans and Cubs fans together: The city series.
The Cubs host the Sox Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Then it shifts to Guaranteed Rate Field on July 6 and 7.
Here are a few things you might want to know about the crosstown games.
1. Whatever happened...
|Pete Buttigieg returns to South Bend from campaign trail after man killed by police|
Monday, 17 June 2019 13:14
A police officer fatally shot a black man in South Bend, Indiana, leading Mayor Pete Buttigieg to return home early from a presidential campaign trip to address the public and reach out to community members.
The shooting happened early Sunday after someone called police to report a suspicious person...
|Wisconsin man guilty of not reporting fatal Zion hit-and-run|
Monday, 17 June 2019 13:00
After more than a day of deliberations, a Lake County jury has found a Kenosha man guilty of two felonies in a Zion hit-and-run crash that killed a 19-year-old and seriously injured the victimâ€™s friend in July 2017.
Dennis C. Russell Jr., 35, accused of driving the car that killed 19-year-old Randall...
|Person shot in gunfire with officers near downtown Dallas courthouse|
Monday, 17 June 2019 12:40
A person was shot in an exchange of gunfire with federal officers outside a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas Monday morning, city police said, and a blast was later heard after the bomb squad said it would perform a controlled explosion on a vehicle.
The injured person was taken to a hospital...
|FBI agent: No evidence to back up Brendt Christensen's claim that Chinese scholar was his 13th victim, but 'not saying it's completely impossible'|
Monday, 17 June 2019 12:10
An FBI agent testified Monday that investigators have not been able to corroborate Brendt Christensenâ€™s claim that he killed 12 people before the abduction of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017.
In a recording played for jurors Friday, Christensen...