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Short-handed Capitals beat Sabres 4-3 in SO in home opener

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 03:55
Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist, Vitek Vanecek made 24 saves in regulation and overtime and the short-handed Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in a shootout in their home opener

FAA employee charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 03:55
A Federal Aviation Administration employee and QAnon follower from California who had been on the FBI's radar is facing federal charges after authorities say he confessed to taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol

Kane helps Blackhawks beat Red Wings 4-1 for 1st win

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 03:54
Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 for their first win of the season

Here are the winning numbers to Friday's $1 billion Mega Millions drawing

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 03:09
The winning numbers of Friday night's Mega Millions drawing are 4-26-42-50-60 and MegaBall 24. How did this pot grow so big? And are the odds of winning any better?

How North, Northwest suburban schools could serve as vaccination sites

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 02:33
A group of North and Northwest suburban high school districts are coordinating efforts to host mass vaccination clinics for their teachers and staffs inside school gymnasiums, but it's up to the Cook County Department of Public Health whether they'll get that chance.

Next phase of vaccinations begins Monday, but state warns shots are still scarce

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 02:15
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said all regions of the state can begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to the next group of eligible recipients -- anyone 65 and older or an essential front-line worker -- but he warned the supply is still so low that it could still take weeks for some to be inoculated.

Former federal prosecutor says Urlacher pardon sent agents' work 'up in smoke'

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 00:05
With this week's pardon of Casey Urlacher, the Mettawa mayor indicted last year on federal charges of gambling conspiracy and conducting an illegal gambling business, months and possibly years of work by federal agents and prosecutors likely "went of up smoke," according to a former assistant U.S. attorney.

Suburban Cook County restaurants likely to resume indoor dining Saturday

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 23:27
Suburban Cook County and Chicago restaurants are likely to resume limited indoor service Saturday as key COVID-19 infection and hospitalization metrics in those areas continue to decline.

Some suburban movie theaters reopen, while others hold off

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 23:27
Several suburban movie theaters reopened Friday with a mix of new and classic films after the Illinois Department of Public Health relaxed some COVID-19 health and safety mitigations.

Round Lake OKs health benefits for former police officer who shot Grayslake man

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 23:22
A Round Lake police officer who has been on disability after she fatally shot a man in 2016 will receive health care coverage from the village.

Naperville District 203 to rebate taxpayers $10 million in surplus funds

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 23:21
Faced with an unexpected surplus after schools shut down last spring, Naperville Unit District 203 plans to repay taxpayers a total of $10 million to help ease the financial burden of the COVID-19 crisis.

State education officials oppose legislation's new graduation requirements

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 23:08
New high school graduation requirements that are part of an omnibus education bill passed during the lame-duck session are drawing criticism from some members of the Illinois State Board of Education. Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign the bill.

Durbin, Pritzker raise concerns over long-term care vaccinations

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 23:05
Both Gov. J.B. Pritzker and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin expressed concerns Friday over how rollout of vaccines are going at the state's long-term care facilities.

St. Charles high schools see increase in failing grades

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 22:10
Both St. Charles Unit District 303 high schools gave more failing grades during the first semester compared to recent years, but the failure rate decreased in December and January.

Billy Williams reflects on Hank Aaron's legacy, Alabama baseball roots

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 21:19
Cubs all-time great Billy Williams reflects on growing up with Hank Aaron.

Gail Borden library buildings to reopen Monday with safeguards

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 21:18
With Kane County now in Tier 2 pandemic mitigations, the Gail Borden Public Library District plans to reopen its three buildings Monday with several safeguards in place.

Schaumburg Amazon Fresh store to open Thursday

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:25
Schaumburg's long-anticipated Amazon Fresh grocery store will open on Thursday, Jan. 28, becoming only the second to begin operating in Illinois.

Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra doses

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:48
Fortune struck one man in the bakery aisle at the supermarket. Two others were working the night shift at a Subway sandwich shop. Yet another was plucked from a list of 15,000 hopefuls.

Big snow coming Monday? Here's what could be on the way

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:40
Though the storm is 3,000 miles away, the National Weather Service says accumulations of six inches of snow or more are looking likely Monday for a growing swath of the region.

Trying to win Mega Millions? These are the numbers that come up most

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:53
Here are the Mega Millions lottery balls that are drawn the most -- and why that doesn't make them lucky numbers.
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