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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Chicago Looting: Cleanup Underway In Lincoln Park After Stores Vandilized

[ABC NEWS] CHICAGO (WLS) — A Lincoln Park shopping center is among areas across Chicago that were targeted by looters overnight. As the sun rose over Chicago, the light of day revealed a fresh trail of destruction. City streets were littered with piles of shattered glass, discarded mannequins, and high dollar […]

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Derecho with 100 mph winds moves across the Midwest, bringing down trees and power lines in Chicago

[CNN] A line of severe storms slammed through downtown Chicago and surrounding areas Monday, downing trees and power lines, which sparked fires in the city, officials said. The storms produced winds of more than 100 mph in some cases as they moved through Iowa and Illinois. “Numerous fires from power […]

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Street Closures, Bridge Lifts, Transit Changes: Access to Downtown Restricted After Looting

[NBC NEWS] Chicago Police Supt. David Brown announced earlier Monday that access to downtown Chicago would be “restricted” from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Part of Lake Shore Drive will be closed, several expressway ramps blocked, bridges up and rail service suspended for parts of Chicago Monday night and Tuesday […]

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Illinois Reports 1,953 New Covid-19 Cases, 21 Deaths

[ABC NEWS] The number of daily cases Thursday is the highest since May 24, when 2,508 new cases were reported. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the state’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases have reached 188,424, including 7,594 deaths. The deaths include: -Bond County: 1 female 60s-Cook County: 1 […]

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Mayors of Chicago, Portland, other cities blast deployment of federal ‘riot-gear clad forces’

[Fox News] Trump plans to deploy more federal agents to Portland Several big-city mayors sent congressional leaders a joint letter Monday urging for legislation to prohibit the use of federal forces in their municipalities to quell protests and respond to a spike in crime, even as the Trump administration plans to send more agents to Portland, Oregon. The letter […]

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18 officers injured, 12 protesters arrested in clash near Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park

[Fox News] CHICAGO – Tensions were heated Friday night in Grant Park as protesters clashed with Chicago police, hurling objects at officers and attempting to tear down a statue of Christopher Columbus. Hundreds of protesters rallied, crowding around the Columbus statue while trying to tear it down. The statue was still vandalized and […]

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