New Virginia law prevents inmate from getting planned early releases
A 2020 Virginia law allowed inmates to shave time off their sentences for good behavior. But on June 17, Virginia lawmakers approved a budget amendment from Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that excluded thousands of inmates with violent offenses from receiving these reduced sentences.news.yahoo.com
PHOTOS/ VIDEOS: Aftermath of deadly mass shooting at Fourth of July parade in northern Chicago suburb
A day that was supposed to be filled with laughter quickly turned into fear after a rooftop shooter targeted a crowd of people attending a Fourth of July Parade Monday in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, according to law enforcement.
22-year-old suspect taken into custody after 6 killed during mass shooting at Fourth of July parade in Chicago suburb, officials say
Police say a gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror.
Manhunt on for ‘Active Shooter’ Who Attacked July 4 Parade in Chicago Suburb
Chicago Sun-Times via APAn “active shooter” opened fire on a July 4 holiday parade in Highland Park, Illinois, killing at least six people and injuring another 18—and officials said he was still on the run two hours later.There was a shelter-in-place order after the nation’s gun-violence epidemic turned a family-friendly celebration in a wealthy Chicago suburb into yet another terrifying bloodbath.“Our community was terrorized by an act of violence that has shaken us to our core,” Highland Parknews.yahoo.com
Chicago man pleads guilty to misdemeanor for role in U.S. Capitol riot
A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot, court records show. Athanasios Zoyganeles entered the plea Friday to a charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.chicagotribune.com
After overturn of Roe, Illinois abortion clinics say more medical providers are urgently needed to meet out-of-state demand
With Roe v. Wade overturned, Illinois abortion providers are trying to shore up enough medical staff to handle the anticipated influx of patients traveling for the procedure from other states — without disrupting or delaying care for Illinois residents.chicagotribune.com
Ahead of July 4, Chicagoans and authorities express concerns over illegal fireworks
Every Fourth of July, the city of Chicago erupts with countless sanctioned and unsanctioned fireworks shows, some carried out by professionals, but many more by unlicensed amateurs. It’s a tradition both loved, and hated, by neighbors in communities across Chicago.chicagotribune.com
Soaring inflation, spiking gas prices drive renewed interest in Wisconsin resort communities this summer
Rising gas prices and soaring inflation have rerouted budget-conscious travelers away from far-flung destinations, leading them back to old-timey road trips closer to home.chicagotribune.com
The end of ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration policy uplifts hope for immigration advocates but changes little for asylum seekers at the border, say Chicago-area advocates
Chicago immigration leaders cheered when the Supreme Court gave the green light to the Biden administration to end Trump's ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration policy. But they cautioned that it changed little for those migrants already living at the border.chicagotribune.com
Walgreens quarterly sales, profit beat expectations as chain grows online sales
Walgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday reported quarterly sales and earnings that came in above expectations as it grew online sales and continued to administer Covid-19 vaccines. Excluding items, the company earned 96 cents per share, exceeding the 92 cents expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. Sales decreased to $32.6 billion from $34.03 billion a year earlier. Earlier this week, Walgreens said it would halt plans to sell its United Kingdom-based Boots business, citing instability in the markets. As of Wednesday's close, Walgreens shares were down about 22% so far this year.cnbc.com
In Chicago, killings of transgender women of color often go unsolved. ‘There’s no justice,’ relatives say.
A Tribune analysis found that only about 23% of the violent deaths of transgender women in recent years have been solved by Chicago police, compared to 38% of homicides solved overall.chicagotribune.com
Community mourns young brothers who died in West Humboldt Park house fire: ‘They were happy, beautiful little kids’
Community members gathered Wednesday evening during a vigil to mourn the death of young boys who perished during a blaze earlier this week in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood.chicagotribune.com
Voters go to the polls to decide primary races for Cook County assessor, County Board president and sheriff
After a heated and expensive primary battle, Cook County Democratic voters went to the polls Tuesday to decide whether first-term incumbent Cook County assessor Fritz Kaegi would hold onto his seat, as well as whether longtime County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart should remain in their posts.chicagotribune.com
Muti's legacy: respect composers, reject revisionists
In the twilight of his music directorship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti candidly outlined his legacy and implored musicians to remember his instruction on Giuseppe Verdi’s operas: use the 19th century scores without altered notes.
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.
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.