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Throughout the day Monday, cars slowed as they passed a darkened Bolingbrook home, where a scrap of police tape hung from a fence and a latex glove left on the lawn offered clues. the tragedy that happened the night before.
Police have already quickly arrested a 17-year-old suspect and cleared the grisly scene, but as word spread of the triple homicide that left a man and two girls dead in the quiet suburb on Sunday night, neighbors and family shared their shock and devastation.
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Esmeralda Hernandez has lived in Little Village all her life, but on election day she decided to work at a polling station in Pilsen. She campaigned for incumbent Ald. Byron Sigcho-López, 25, decided not to vote in her ward’s parliamentary elections.
Residents of Mala Vyosa say that they feel invisible that translated in the elections where the 22nd district recorded a 23% voter turnout on March 1, one of the lowest in the city.
Chicago mayoral candidates Brandon Johnson and Paul Wallace rolled out more approvals while they continue to struggle for black political support.
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The dueling announcements foreshadow an intense rush between Johnson and Wallace to win endorsements from elected officials and other leaders in Chicago’s black communities. They also reflect ways to support the black political establishment in the upcoming elections, he writes Alice Yin and Gregory Pratt.
For the second year in a row, Governor J. B. Pritzker offers the state to spend tens of millions of dollars on witness protection program which was not funded during the first nine years of its existence.
However, eight months after the long-dormant initiative received initial funding, witnesses have not been resettled, and only about $67,500 of the $30 million approved by the General Assembly last spring has been spent, mostly on costs related to with employees.
Who will win the Big Ten Tournament? It can be almost any after silly season like this one, writes Paul Sullivan.
The Big Ten has never had a season like this one, with no clear standouts other than regular-season champion Purdue, which went 11-0 against non-conference opponents and started 22-1 behind the Game favorite of Zac Eddy.
A folk school is born in the prairies west of Champaign.
This is a first for Illinois, and it comes at a time when public schools are seeing a surge in popularity — watercolor and bread-baking classes in line with pandemic-induced hobbies — while seeking to include more of the crafts of marginalized communities.