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2 killed, multiple people wounded in South Side shooting early Sunday morning

2 killed, multiple people wounded in South Side shooting early Sunday morning

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- A shooter opened fire at a party, killing two people and injuring many others early Sunday morning on the South Side, police said.The shooting happened about 4:40 a.m. in the 6700-block of South South Chicago Avenue, according to preliminary information from Chicago police."One of the patrons began to shoot inside the building striking multiple people," Chicago police officials said in a statement.Fifteen people were struck by gunfire, two fatally, police said.EMPS Plan 3 has been secured (multiple gunshot victims transported to area...

March 14, 2021
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Restrictions enforced for restaurants, bars on St. Patrick's Day as city expands checks, implements stiffer penalties

Restrictions enforced for restaurants, bars on St. Patrick's Day as city expands checks, implements stiffer penalties

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy Jesse Kirsch CHICAGO (WLS) -- Bars and restaurants in Chicago plan to have a more subdued Saint Patrick's Day this year compared to past years.The city warns owners they could face consequences if crowds in bars and restaurants grow beyond what is allowed by COVID-19 guidelines."Green beer does not protect you from COVID, right? There is nothing different about St. Patrick's Day that means you should give up on the things that you would normally take from a COVID precaution," said Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago Department of Public Health commissioner.Chicago...

March 11, 2021
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Illinois COVID-19 Update: Testing ramps up as IL reports 11,891 new coronavirus cases, 127 deaths

Illinois COVID-19 Update: Testing ramps up as IL reports 11,891 new coronavirus cases, 127 deaths

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutDuPage County works to expand testing; hospital bed availability in questionBy Jesse Kirsch WEST CHICAGO, Ill. (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 11,891 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 along with 127 deaths Saturday.The total number of cases in Illinois now stands at 646,286, with a total of 11,430 deaths. This was the fourth day in a row that Illinois reported more than 100 COVID-19 deaths, which hasn't happened since mid-May.COVID-19 testing is ramping up across the state as cases continue to surge, and hospitalizations...

November 21, 2020
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Chicago Board of Elections surpasses 500K Vote by Mail ballot applications, quadrupling the city's all-time record

Chicago Board of Elections surpasses 500K Vote by Mail ballot applications, quadrupling the city's all-time record

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutCook County Jail detainees begin early voting; Sheriff Tom Dart calls effort 'significant' during 2020 electionBy Jesse Kirsch CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Vote by Mail applications for the 2020 election have quadrupled the all-time record, according to the Chicago Board of Elections.The Board tweeted Saturday that they have surpassed 500,000 Vote by Mail applications, marking what is typically half of the voter turnout in Chicago for a Presidential Election.Today the Board surpassed 500,000 Vote by Mail ballot applications, marking what is typically half of the...

October 17, 2020
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