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Lollapalooza a ‘Recipe for Disaster,’ Doctors Say, Warning of COVID Spike After Festival

[NBC Chicago] Chicago’s top doctor has said there will “almost certainly” be some COVID cases associated with the four-day music festival While Chicago officials remain hopeful Lollapalooza won’t spur a significant rise in COVID-19 cases, infectious disease experts at Northwestern University are bracing for a jump in infections during the coming weeks. ““It’s a recipe for disaster,” […]

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Man lived inside Chicago’s O’Hare airport for 3 months before detection

[Chicago Tribune] CHICAGO — A California man who police said claimed to be too afraid to fly due to COVID-19 hid out for three months in a secured area of O’Hare International Airport until his weekend arrest, prosecutors said Sunday. Aditya Singh, 36, is charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an […]

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Chicago rapper G Herbo charged in wire fraud scheme

[Fox News] CHICAGO – Chicago rapper G Herbo (Herbert Wright) and several members of his crew were charged in federal court with using stolen credit card details and IDs to pay for private jets, expensive meals and designer puppies over the last four years. G Herbo, whose real name is Herbert Wright III, is charged with wire […]

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Over 70,600 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of Nov. 2, Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 70,659 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of Nov. 2 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. Illinois’ estimated […]

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Chicago woman snuck onto flight without ticket to see Jay-Z: prosecutors

[New York Post, CPD] A Chicago woman skirted several layers of security and somehow boarded a plane at O’Hare International Airport without a ticket, hoping to fly to Los Angeles to see rapper Jay-Z, prosecutors said. Yaazmina Payton, 23, was arrested at the Chicago airport early Sunday after she was identified as the woman who […]

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Chicago’s ‘Dreadhead Cowboy’ arrested after riding a horse on expressway: cops

[Fox News] The horseman slowed down traffic and offered an unusual sight for drivers during rush hour A man in Chicago known as the “Dreadhead Cowboy” was arrested Monday after riding a horse on the Dan Ryan Expressway, a report said. The horseman, whose real name is Adam Hollingsworth, 33, was captured on video surrounded by motorcycles and with police […]

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Chicago Cubs’ Alec Mills tosses no-hitter against Milwaukee Brewers

[ESPN] Chicago Cubs righty Alec Mills threw the league’s second no-hitter of the season Sunday, shutting down the Milwaukee Brewers in a 12-0 victory. Mills, 28, struck out five while walking three. Asked in the postgame interview on the Marquee Sports Network how he felt, Mills responded: “I have no idea. It hasn’t really hit me yet. I didn’t really […]

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Lucas Giolito throws first no-hitter of 2020

[Yahoo! Sports, AP] The first no-hitter of a pandemic-shortened season arrived on Tuesday, with Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito unleashing history against a hapless Pittsburgh Pirates team. The 26-year-old did not allow a single hit over the course of nine innings, striking out 13. His lone blemish: a fourth-inning walk to Pirates shortstop Erik […]

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Chicago Protesters: 24 Arrested, Several Hurt As Loop Protesters Clash with Chicago Police

[ABC NEWS] Protesters Demand Apology From Chicago Police, Mayor Lightfoot After Violent Clash CHICAGO (WLS) — Dozens were arrested and several were hurt including 17 police officers as protesters clashed with police Saturday in the Loop. On Sunday morning, CPD tweeted a video of the clash with protesters and said “The following video footage shows […]

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Chicago jeweler who armed himself against looters: ‘We feel safer with more police’

[Fox News] Jewelry store has twice been targeted by looters during continuing unrest As the debate over how to protect U.S. cities plays out on the campaign trail, one Chicago business owner was forced to take matters into his own hands. A Chicago jeweler who’s had his store targeted by looters twice in recent months said Saturday that […]

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