2 charged with carjacking on Chicago's Southwest Side

CHICAGO - Two men are charged in connection with a carjacking Sunday in Scottsdale on the Southwest Side. Carlos Carlin, 18, and 20-year-old Joshua Saldana allegedly took a vehicle by force from a 28-year-old man in the 8100 block of South Pulaski Road, Chicago police said. Both men were taken...
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Tornado sweeps through suburban Chicago, causing damage

CHICAGO - A tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple injuries, officials said. There was relief Monday, though, as authorities reported that it appeared no one had died. Less than a dozen people were hurt...
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U of Illinois requiring vaccination for on-campus students

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois is requiring students attending classes in person this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19. University President Tim Killeen says in an email that the requirement for its campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Springfield and Chicago is consistent with the school’s own modeling of the risks associated with the spread of the virus and its variants.

The rich history of comics in Chicago on display at the Chicago Cultural Center

A new exhibit titled “Chicago: Where Comics Came to Life (1880-1960)” at the Chicago Cultural Center is diving deep into the long history of comic strips in the Windy City and how Chicago became the spiritual heart of the art form. Exhibit curator and Chicago’s premier cultural historian Tim Samuelson joins John Landecker to talk about this rich history and what visitors can see inside.
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Chicago artist Karl Wirsum dies

Karl Wirsum, whose avid, sometimes robotic figures in both two and three dimensions exemplified the group of disruptive artists known in the late 1960s as the Hairy Who, died on May 6 in Chicago. He was 81. His death was announced by Derek Eller, his New York gallery. His family...
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No injuries from early morning Wheaton garage fire

No injuries reported in an early morning fire today in Wheaton. At about 4:45 a.m., the Wheaton Fire Department was called to the 400 block of North Washington Street where firefighters encountered a blaze in the attached garage of a single-family home, fire officials said. The blaze was under control...