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KANYE WEST UNLIKELY TO APPEAR ON ILLINOIS PRESIDENTIAL BALLOT AFTER PAPERWORK REVIEW

Kanye West isunlikely to appear on Illinois presidential ballot after an initial review found him short of signatures.

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS DELAYS RELEASE OF REMOTE LEARNING PLAN BUT CEO PROMISES MORE LIVE INSTRUCTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The teachers union, which threatened to strike if schools opened, also wants to negotiate how remote learning will look.

 
 
 

TWIN PEAKS HIT WITH FEDERAL LAWSUIT ALLEGING LINGERIE UNIFORMS, BODY GRADING SYSTEM LED TO ‘RAMPANT SEXUAL HARASSMENT'

A group of 34 former employees of Twin Peaks, a restaurant chain with scantily clad waitstaff, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging...

THE SPIN: GOV. PRITZKER LEANS ON BUSINESSES TO ENFORCE MASK ORDER | CRESTWOOD MAYOR LOU PRESTA INDICTED IN RED-LIGHT CAMERA BRIBERY SCHEME | LIGHTFOOT WON'T QUARANTINE AFTER ALDERMAN TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.

 
 
 

COVID-19 IN ILLINOIS BY THE NUMBERS: HERE'S A DAILY UPDATE ON CASES, POSITIVITY RATE AND HOSPITAL DATA IN YOUR AREA

Here's where Illinois' 11 regions stand on the key metrics that would prompt the state to restrict activities to contain an outbreak.

2 DEAD AT MARION FEDERAL PRISON DURING COVID-19 SURGE DESPITE RESTRICTIVE CONDITIONS, SAY INMATES AND FAMILY MEMBERS

A second coronavirus-related death following a weekend surge of positive COVID-19 cases at the Marion federal prison has inmates with...

 
 
 

CHICAGO'S FBI BOSS SEEKS TO CALM CITY OVER OPERATION LEGEND; SAYS NEW AGENTS WILL PASS OUT CONTACT INFORMATION

The surge of federal agents who have arrived in the city to help Chicago police fight violence as part of Operation Legend will go...

FROM HYBRID MODEL TO REMOTE LEARNING: INSIDE MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT'S CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS' FALL PIVOT

In the days and hours before she gave up on in-school learning at Chicago Public Schools this fall, Mayor Lori Lightfoot was getting...

 
 
 

JURY TRIAL DATE SET FOR CASE ALLEGING FORMER OUTCOME HEALTH EXECUTIVES RAN $1 BILLION FRAUD SCHEME

A date has been set for a jury trial in a federal court case alleging former Outcome Health executives ran a $1 billion fraud scheme...

READ THE INDICTMENT OF SOUTH SUBURBAN MAYOR CHARGED IN RED-LIGHT CAMERA BRIBERY SCHEME

The mayor of south suburban Crestwood has been indicted on federal charges that he accepted bribes to promote red-light cameras in...

 
 
 

JUDGE REBUFFS REQUEST OF COOK COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER, ACTIVISTS TO ORDER CHICAGO POLICE TO PROMPTLY GRANT PHONE CALLS TO ARRESTEES

A Cook County judge on Friday denied a request by the Public Defender's office and a coalition of activist groups to immediately make...

PORTAGE MOM GETS 20 YEARS FOR NEGLECT IN DEATH OF 19-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER

A Portage woman whose toddler died after being shaken by her then-boyfriend was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday after a Porter...

 
 
 

WOODSTOCK MAN DIES AFTER ARM GETS STUCK IN MACHINE IN VOLO INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT

A 33-year-old Woodstock man was killed at an excavation company in Volo after sustaining a traumatic injury to his arm shortly after...

SOUTH SUBURBAN MAYOR CHARGED IN RED-LIGHT CAMERA BRIBERY SCHEME

Crestwood Mayor Lou Presta charged in red-light camera bribery scheme.

 
 
 

37 NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARE OUT OF QUARANTINE AFTER 1 FALSE-POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST. ‘WE'RE BATTING 1.000,' COACH PAT FITZGERALD SAID

Northwestern football has not yet had a player or staff member test positive for COVID-19. After a false positive by one player, 37...

MARIJUANA IS NO LONGER A ‘DIRTY LITTLE SECRET.' WEED SALES ARE SOARING IN ILLINOIS, AND THE PANDEMIC IS HELPING

Marijuana has emerged as the coping mechanism of choice for many during the coronavirus global health crisis and economic downturn.

 
 
 

Q&A: CINEWORLD CEO ON RE-OPENING REGAL THEATERS IN U.S

Greidinger spoke to The Associated Press about their plans, reopening internationally (Cineworld is the second-largest theater chain...

NEW SUNNYSIDE IN SCHAUMBURG

Illinois is more than seven months into recreational marijuana sales, and the growth in the industry is exceeding some expectations....

 
 
 

TONIGHT'S CUBS-CARDINALS GAME IN ST. LOUIS IS POSTPONED AFTER ANOTHER POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST FOR THE CARDINALS

The opener of the Chicago Cubs' three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Friday has been postponed.

CAPITAL ONE FINED $80 MILLION OVER 2019 DATA BREACH

The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Capital One $80 million for careless network security practices that enabled a hack that accessed...

 
 
 



Oregon trooper injured, 24 arrested in Portland, Oregon gatherings

Oregon trooper injured, 24 arrested in Portland, Oregon gatherings

Some people filled pool noodles with nails and placed them in the road, causing significant damage to a patrol vehicle, police said. Read more ...

The Latest: DJ takes third-round lead at PGA Championship

The Latest: DJ takes third-round lead at PGA Championship

SAN FRANCISCO - The latest from the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park: Read more ...

Mid-American Conference postpones fall football season due to COVID-19 concerns

Mid-American Conference postpones fall football season due to COVID-19 concerns

The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first league competing at college football's highest level to postpone its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. Read more ...

Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands to hundreds of people sickened...

Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands to hundreds of people sickened in 43 states

"If you don't know where your onions are from, don't eat, serve, or sell them or any food prepared with them," the CDC said Friday. Read more ...

Derrick Lewis eyes No. 1 contender fight after UFC on ESPN+ 32 win, wants to...

Derrick Lewis eyes No. 1 contender fight after UFC on ESPN+ 32 win, wants to cut 15-20 pounds

LAS VEGAS - Derrick Lewis was pleased with his UFC on ESPN+ 32 performance - but he knows there's still work to do. Fan favorite Lewis defeated Aleskei Oleinik via second-round... Read more ...

National Parks Service has some suggestions if you're attacked by a bear...

National Parks Service has some suggestions if you're attacked by a bear: 'Don't push your slower friends down'

"Do not climb a tree. Both grizzlies and black bears can climb trees.⁣⁣ Do not push down a slower friend (even if you think the friendship has run its course)," the NPS added. Read more ...

A military veteran who was sentenced to life in prison for selling $30 of...

A military veteran who was sentenced to life in prison for selling $30 of marijuana will be freed

He's already served nine years in prison. Read more ...

Ben Simmons needs surgery in devastating 76ers blow

Ben Simmons needs surgery in devastating 76ers blow

Ben Simmons is headed back to the operating room. The 76ers star will undergo surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee, according to multiple reports Saturday. He will... Read more ...

PGA Championship 2020 tee times, pairings for Sunday's Round 4

PGA Championship 2020 tee times, pairings for Sunday's Round 4

Sporting News lists the tee times and pairings for Round 4 of the 2020 PGA Championship. Read more ...

FBI helping in search for Georgia woman whose 2-year-old son was found...

FBI helping in search for Georgia woman whose 2-year-old son was found wandering alone in Florida

The FBI is now involved in the case of a missing Georgia woman whose toddler was found barefoot, wandering alone in a Florida city two weeks ago. Read more ...