Gun in 8-year-old's backpack goes off at school, mom charged
A Chicago mother has been charged with child endangerment after a gun in her second grader's backpack accidentally discharged at school, injuring a 7-year-old classmate, police said Wednesday. A judge ordered her release from Cook County Jail on $1,000 bond. During the hearing, prosecutors alleged that Kelly's 8-year-old son found the gun underneath her bed and took it to Walt Disney Magnet School on the city’s North Side on Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Teen gunned down near Chicago’s ‘Bean’ tourist attraction
A curfew banning unaccompanied minors has been implemented to combat violence after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near “The Bean” sculpture in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park, which is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions.
Teen gunned down near Chicago's 'Bean' tourist attraction
Chicago’s mayor promised new measures to combat violence after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near “The Bean” sculpture in downtown Millennium Park, which is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Police said the teen was shot in the chest at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday near the giant, mirrored structure.news.yahoo.com
Pulitzer Prizes award Washington Post for Jan. 6 coverage
The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, an attack on democracy that was a shocking start to a tumultuous year that also saw the end of the United States’ longest war, in Afghanistan.
Buehler stars in 100th career start as Dodgers sweep Cubs
Walker Buehler pitched seven sparkling innings in his 100th career start, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the sliding Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Sunday night for their sixth consecutive victory. Buehler (4-1), a two-time All-Star who made his big league debut in 2017, improved to 3-0 with a 0.43 ERA over his last three outings. Cody Bellinger had three hits for Los Angeles, and Justin Turner and Freddie Freeman each contributed a sacrifice fly.news.yahoo.com
Boeing to move headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Va.
Boeing is moving its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Va., according to two people familiar with the deal, a sign the aerospace giant is leaning into its military wing and better positioning itself to navigate the political quagmire.washingtonpost.com
PepsiCo earnings beat estimates despite higher costs, company raises revenue forecast
In this photo illustration PepsiCo products are shown on October 05, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. PepsiCo on Tuesday reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analyst expectations as consumers paid more for their Doritos, Quaker oatmeal and Gatorade. On the heels of its strong performance, the company raised its full-year forecast for organic revenue growth. Excluding items, the company earned $1.29 per share, topping the $1.23 per share expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. Net sales rose 9.3% to $16.2 billion, beating expectations of $15.56 billion.cnbc.com
How high can buildings get? IL engineer who helped build the world’s tallest has an answer
Bill Baker led the structural engineering team behind the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building at more than a half-mile high. How much higher can buildings go? Baker breaks it down for us.news.yahoo.com
In Chicago, Obama cautions that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is a warning of how ‘flabby’ and ‘feckless’ democracy has become
Russia President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is a warning that world democracy has gotten “flabby and confused and feckless” at a time of growing boldness and misguided support for authoritarianism, former President Barack Obama told a Chicago audience Wednesday. “Putin represented a very particular reaction to the ideals of democracy but also globalization, the collision of cultures, ...news.yahoo.com
Small business owner shuts down her store in Chicago after $30,000 burglary and anti-Asian ‘harassment’
A small business owner in Chicago has made the decision to permanently close her shop after a recent burglary and constant harassment. Jessica Nguyen, the owner of Jessica’s Boutique, located in Chicago’s West Beverly neighborhood, recently fell victim to a robbery that caused her to lose over $30,000. According to police, the unidentified thief broke into the store on March 19 at around 3:15 a.m. Some of the stolen items included designer sunglasses, clothes and purses.news.yahoo.com
Motorists flock to Chicago area gas stations for free fuel
Long lines of cars stretched for blocks near Chicago-area gas stations on Thursday, signaling that a businessman who has made repeated runs for local and national office was footing the bill for motorists to top off their tanks for a second time. Willie Wilson was giving gas away to motorists who showed up at four dozen gas stations. Motorists could keep filling up for free until Wilson's tab reached $1 million.news.yahoo.com
Wild, Avs, Rangers among the winners at NHL trade deadline
Marc-Andre Fleury may have been the biggest winner at the NHL trade deadline, getting dealt by the rebuilding Chicago Blackhawks to the potentially contending Minnesota Wild. Minnesota acquired the biggest name available on Monday, adding a three-time Stanley Cup winner. The bold move boosts the Wild's chances of making the playoffs and perhaps making a deep run for the first time since reaching the 2003 Western Conference finals.news.yahoo.com
EXPLAINER: What charges did Jussie Smollett face at trial?
The legal saga surrounding Jussie Smollett’s claim in 2019 that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago culminated Thursday in his sentencing to 150 days in jail and being ordered to pay $120,106 in restitution to the city of Chicago.