Nearly half of all Illinois abortion patients from Cook County
Though many come to Illinois from neighboring states to receive abortions, the majority of those who seek care in the state are residents. Moreover, half of all in-state patients were from counties in northeastern Illinois near Chicago, with over 22,000 from Cook County alone.chicagotribune.com
University of Houston star Fabian White signs exhibit 10 contract with Los Angeles Lakers
Houston Cougars star and the program’s winningest player Fabian White Jr. signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, which includes a summer league deal for the former Atascocita forward, a league source tells KPRC 2.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warns states that seek to punish those who travel to Illinois for abortions: ‘Careful what you wish for’
“I’m going to use that same precedent to sue states ... bringing illegal guns in my state with reckless abandon and taking lives," she said.chicagotribune.com
Downtown, Chicagoans and tourists react to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v, Wade
As the country reeled from this morning’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, sending abortion rights back to the states, working professionals and tourists milling downtown in the Loop Friday shared their reaction to the news.chicagotribune.com
Abortion profoundly shaped the lives and work of these 8 Illinois women. Here are their stories.
With the official Supreme Court decision imminent, eight women recently shared their reactions to the end of federal abortion rights protections and their predictions for access to the procedure in a post-Roe future.chicagotribune.com
Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls special legislative session on reproductive rights in light of Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade
Moments after the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade was issued, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Democratic legislative leaders said they will call a special session to strengthen the state’s already-stringent protections for reproductive rights.chicagotribune.com
From ‘Asian carp’ to ‘copi’: unpopular fish getting a makeover
Illinois and partner organizations kicked off a market-tested campaign to rechristen as “copi” four species previously known collectively as Asian carp, hoping the new label will make them more attractive to U.S. consumers.chicagotribune.com
From 'carp' to 'copi': unpopular fish getting a makeover
You're in the mood for fish and your server suggests a dish of invasive carp. Illinois and partner organizations kicked off a market-tested campaign Wednesday to rechristen as “copi” four species previously known collectively as Asian carp, hoping the new label will make them more attractive to U.S. consumers. Turning carp into a popular household and restaurant menu item is one way officials hope to rein in a decades-old invasion threatening native fish, mussels and aquatic plants in the Mississippi and other Midwestern rivers, as well as the Great Lakes.news.yahoo.com
Trump and Pence, at center of House Jan. 6 insurrection hearings, coming to Illinois for separate events next week
Former President Donald Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, are both due in Illinois next week for separate events. Trump will be campaigning for Downstate GOP U.S. Rep. Mary Miller.chicagotribune.com
Heat wave keeps Midwest and South in its sticky grip
People are flocking to pools, beaches and cooling centers in a swath of the Midwest and South spanning from northern Florida to the Great Lakes, as a heat wave pushed temperatures into the 90s and beyond and may have caused the deaths of at least two people in the Milwaukee area.
Wholesale prices rose 10.8% in May, near a record annual pace
Wholesale prices rose at a brisk pace in May as inflation pressures mounted on the U.S. economy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. The data is significant in that prices at the wholesale level feed through to consumer prices, which are running at their highest levels since December 1981. For wholesale prices, energy made up much of the May gains. The index for final demand energy rose 5% on the month, part of a 1.4% surge in final demand goods. The services index advanced 0.4%, with transportation and warehousing services responsible for more than half the gain.cnbc.com
GOP candidates for secretary of state offer contrasting messages in bid for a post their party hasn’t held for more than two decades
Dan Brady and John Milhiser offer voters contrasting pitches on why they’re the right person to become Illinois' first Republican secretary of state in 23 years.chicagotribune.com
Jury deliberates in Illinois guards' trial in fatal beating
Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys offered starkly different explanations Friday for the fatal beating of an Illinois prison inmate four years ago in closing arguments before a jury began deliberating in the trial of two former correctional officers.
Celebrations erupt on social media after Houston Astros win a division title for the fifth consecutive year
With an afternoon game, there were certainly people glued to TVs, phones, and websites at work and at home watching the Astros secure a spot in the American League Championship Series for an impressive fifth year in a row. Within moments of the win against the White Sox, posts of congratulations and celebrations went up on social media.
US jobless claims fall to 364,000, a new pandemic low
The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell again last week to the lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that the job market and the broader economy are rebounding rapidly from the coronavirus recession.