While Chicago officials took extraordinary steps Sunday to patrol and restrict access to the city’s downtown in the hopes of preventing further chaos after a night of protests over the death of George Floyd, reports of vandalism and unrest cropped up throughout the day in the city’s neighborhoods and suburbs
Kansas City officials imposed a curfew on some areas of the city Sunday evening through Monday morning as the city braces for another day of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and law enforcement's treatment of blacks
Public health officials say there have been 1,343 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 additional deaths in Illinois
Chicago-area parents are looking for babysitters who will adhere to social distancing rules as many summer camps have closed in an effort to stymie the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak
A professor from the University of Illinois at Chicago has been named to the Society of American Historians
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Marlisia Younger, Sharlena Stocker and Jenniece Horton each were being held in the St. Clair County Jail on separate charges of aggravated battery.
But the United Congregations of the Metro East, with assistance from the National Bail Out Collective and its Free Black Mamas initiative, decided jail was no place for the three East St. Louis women to be on Mother’s Day. So it posted bond for each of them, freeing them to celebrate the weekend with their children.
None of the three have been convicted, but were in jail because they couldn’t afford to post the cash bond, said Tiara Moore, a community organizer for the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice.
ADDISON, Ill. (AP) — Every Tuesday afternoon, families find a lifeline at the Addison Children’s Center.
Angelina Perez receives a care package for her three children while schools and prekindergarten programs are shut down. With her hours reduced at work in the restaurant industry, the supplies provided by Metropolitan Family Services DuPage help ease some of the financial hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“They’re always checking on us, asking if we need help with anything,” the Addison mom, 29, said. “It’s just a good program.”
As one of the main providers of early childhood services in DuPage County, Metropolitan is distributing baby wipes, diapers, formula, nonperishable food and at-home activity kits for families struggling to afford basic necessities. Demand quickly ramped up after the effort began in late March.
Gov. Mike Parson on Saturday activated the Missouri National Guard to help respond to protests around the state that he described as creating hazards that are beyond the abilities of local authorities to manage
Missouri has reported another 33 COVID-19-related deaths