Ford calls for schools to abolish history in Illinois until new curriculum is developed

FORD CALLS FOR SCHOOLS TO ABOLISH HISTORY IN ILLINOIS UNTIL NEW CURRICULUM IS DEVELOPED

EVANSTON - State Representative La Shawn Ford said Sunday he wants to abolish history classes in Illinois until a new curriculum is...

Cubs pass their first extra inning test of 2020 to sweep the Pirates

CUBS PASS THEIR FIRST EXTRA INNING TEST OF 2020 TO SWEEP THE PIRATES

CHICAGO - As the rains swept through Wrigley Field in the ninth inning, the thought began to dawn on the Cubs and their fans. Extra...

 
 
 
Pompeo says Trump will take action ‘in the coming days' on TikTok and other Chinese apps

POMPEO SAYS TRUMP WILL TAKE ACTION ‘IN THE COMING DAYS' ON TIKTOK AND OTHER CHINESE APPS

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that President Donald Trump “will take action in the coming days” on Chinese apps, including...

Cooler and breezy with chance of storms Monday, dry and mild for rest of week

COOLER AND BREEZY WITH CHANCE OF STORMS MONDAY, DRY AND MILD FOR REST OF WEEK

For the latest forecast and more visit wgntv.com/weather .

 
 
 
Wilford Brimley, the face of Quaker Oats and ‘Cocoon' Star, dies at 85

WILFORD BRIMLEY, THE FACE OF QUAKER OATS AND ‘COCOON' STAR, DIES AT 85

Wilford Brimley, who appeared on the big screen, television shows, and Quaker Oats commercials, has died. He was 85. Brimley died Saturday...

WATCH LIVE: NASA's SpaceX crew splashdown

WATCH LIVE: NASA'S SPACEX CREW SPLASHDOWN

PENSACOLA - After 62 days in space, approximately 1,024 orbits around our planet and four spacewalks, Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug...

 
 
 
Marines halt search for 8 missing troops off California coast, all presumed dead

MARINES HALT SEARCH FOR 8 MISSING TROOPS OFF CALIFORNIA COAST, ALL PRESUMED DEAD

SAN DIEGO - Eight troops aboard a landing craft that sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed...

Second stimulus checks: Will $1,200 payments be approved this week?

SECOND STIMULUS CHECKS: WILL $1,200 PAYMENTS BE APPROVED THIS WEEK?

WASHINGTON - Both Republicans and Democrats want to send Americans a second round of stimulus checks as part of the next coronavirus...

 
 
 
2 men shot, killed inside vehicle in Lawndale

2 MEN SHOT, KILLED INSIDE VEHICLE IN LAWNDALE

CHICAGO - Police are investigating after two men were shot and killed while inside a vehicle in Lawndale Sunday morning. At around...

Cook County expanding community courts program

COOK COUNTY EXPANDING COMMUNITY COURTS PROGRAM

CHICAGO - A community courts program that focuses on nonviolent crime is expanding in Cook County, officials said this week. The program...

 
 
 
Debate begins for who's first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

DEBATE BEGINS FOR WHO'S FIRST IN LINE FOR COVID-19 VACCINE

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on...

Back to school: Congress divided as schools in south prepare to reopen amid coronavirus pandemic

BACK TO SCHOOL: CONGRESS DIVIDED AS SCHOOLS IN SOUTH PREPARE TO REOPEN AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

WASHINGTON - As students in the south prepare to return to the classroom in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the back to school...

 
 
 
Center Kofi Cockburn will also return to the Illini for 2020-2021

CENTER KOFI COCKBURN WILL ALSO RETURN TO THE ILLINI FOR 2020-2021

CHAMPAIGN - Ever since the NCAA Tournament was officially canceled, Illinois fans have been left to wonder what could be if two major...

Joe Biden nears final decision on running mate

JOE BIDEN NEARS FINAL DECISION ON RUNNING MATE

WASHINGTON - As Joe Biden nears the announcement of his vice presidential choice, the top contenders and their advocates are making...

 
 
 
Negotiators report progress in coronavirus relief talks

NEGOTIATORS REPORT PROGRESS IN CORONAVIRUS RELIEF TALKS

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers reported progress on a huge coronavirus relief bill Saturday, as political pressure mounts to restore an expired...

After nearly 5 month break, Blackhawks' offense erupts in Game 1 win over Oilers

AFTER NEARLY 5 MONTH BREAK, BLACKHAWKS' OFFENSE ERUPTS IN GAME 1 WIN OVER OILERS

EDMONTON - With both teams having nearly five months off between games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many were wondering what kind...

 
 
 
$500,000 grant makes way for compassion giveaway in North Pullman

$500,000 GRANT MAKES WAY FOR COMPASSION GIVEAWAY IN NORTH PULLMAN

CHICAGO - A half a million dollar grant helped pave the way for a compassionate giveaway Saturday to North Pullman residents. Along...

Lake Michigan's crib water temperature readings

LAKE MICHIGAN'S CRIB WATER TEMPERATURE READINGS

Dear Tom, What is the “crib” that you give weather readings for? Steve Schaming, Yorkville Dear Steve, Two water temperatures are printed...

 
 
 
Museum of Science and Industry reopens with free admission

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY REOPENS WITH FREE ADMISSION

CHICAGO - After being closed for more than four months, the Museum of Science and Industry has reopened. The museum reopened Saturday...

9-year-old boy was playing outside before he was shot, killed on Near North Side

9-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS PLAYING OUTSIDE BEFORE HE WAS SHOT, KILLED ON NEAR NORTH SIDE

CHICAGO - A 9-year-old boy who was shot and killed Friday evening on the Near North Side was playing outside before shots rang out. On...

 
 
 



Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok's US business

Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok's US business

Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns... Read more ...

College student creates product to try to create safer interactions between...

College student creates product to try to create safer interactions between drivers, law enforcement

David Price has already seen 1,400 pre-orders, and the product is patent-pending. Read more ...

Pompeo says President Trump will take action 'in the coming days' on TikTok...

Pompeo says President Trump will take action 'in the coming days' on TikTok and other Chinese apps

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that President Donald Trump "will take action in the coming days" on Chinese apps, including TikTok, citing national security risks. Read more ...

El Paso organizes events marking 1st anniversary of deadly Walmart shooting...

El Paso organizes events marking 1st anniversary of deadly Walmart shooting with pandemic in mind

Events to mark the anniversary of the shooting, where 23 people died, have taken on a new look amid the global pandemic Read more ...

Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for coronavirus

Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for coronavirus

Eagles coach Doug Pederson tested positive for coronavirus, the team announced Sunday. The Super Bowl-winning coach told his players the news during an unscheduled team meeting... Read more ...

Spurgeon scores 2, Stalock gets shutout as Wild top Canucks

Spurgeon scores 2, Stalock gets shutout as Wild top Canucks

EDMONTON, Alberta - Jared Spurgeon scored twice and Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots to get his his first career postseason win, leading the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win over the... Read more ...

Korpisalo shuts out Maple Leafs 2-0 in first playoff start

Korpisalo shuts out Maple Leafs 2-0 in first playoff start

TORONTO - Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots in his first playoff start, Cam Atkinson scored early in the third period and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs... Read more ...

Lord & Taylor Is Latest Major Retailer To File For Bankruptcy Protection

Lord & Taylor Is Latest Major Retailer To File For Bankruptcy Protection

The iconic department store is the latest major retailer to succumb to the ongoing pandemic. Read more ...

Westbrook scores 31 as Rockets get 120-116 win over Bucks

Westbrook scores 31 as Rockets get 120-116 win over Bucks

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets used strong defense down the stretch for a 120-116 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on... Read more ...

Red-hot Judge powers streaking Yankees past Red Sox 9-7

Red-hot Judge powers streaking Yankees past Red Sox 9-7

NEW YORK - Aaron Judge homered twice and drove in five runs, connecting for the fifth straight game and breaking an eighth-inning tie with a tape-measure shot that powered the... Read more ...