One dead, two injured in bar shooting; police seeking tips

LYNWOOD — A 29-year-old Chicago man was killed and two others injured in a shooting early Sunday at The New Corner Bar & Grill at 20600 Torrence Ave., police said. The deceased, who was pronounced dead at Franciscan Health Dyer hospital, was identified Sunday by the Lake County coroner's office as Cornelius L. Washington Jr.
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Lollapalooza Had More Than 385,000 People, Officials Announce After Lightfoot Defended Holding Fest During Pandemic

CHICAGO — More than 385,000 attended Lollapalooza in Chicago this weekend, officials announced Monday. Many have criticized Chicago leaders for allowing the four-day festival, worried it could turn into a super-spreader event as Delta has driven another wave of coronavirus cases around the United States. Chicago’s case rate and positivity rate have been on the rise, and Dr. Allison Arwady, head of the health department, said last week she does expect to see COVID-19 cases associated with Lolla.
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14-year-old girl reported missing from South Chicago

CHICAGO - A 14-year-old girl has been reported missing from the South Chicago neighborhood. Shan'terica Robinson-Pike was last seen in the area of the 8400 block of South Colfax Avenue on Friday, police said. Robinson-Pike is described as 5'2" and 140 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone...
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Most Dangerous Prisons In The US: Cook County Jail

Crime is a real thing in the US. Nearly 2.3 million people are held in 1,833 state prisons, 110 federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,134 local jails, 218 immigration detention facilities, and 80 Indian Country jails in the United States, as well as military prisons, civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals, and prisons.
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Watch Black Pumas Perform At Lollapalooza

Black Pumas performed a set at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Thursday. The Austin-based psychedelic soul band delivered a number of songs from their Grammy-nominated self-titled debut album and more. Black Pumas, who were introduced by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, kicked things off with the non-Black Pumas track “Next To You”...
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Pritzker signs bill to fix FOID system, expand background checks

CHICAGO — Gov. JB Pritzker put his signature on a new law that could help keep guns out of the wrong hands. The governor says the law modernizes the 53-year-old law for firearm owner’s identification or FOID cards. It gives more more money to state police for dealing with FOID and concealed carry applications.
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Video Shows Three Men Crash Through Hotel Window After Scuffle Breaks Out Over Fake Lollapalooza Tickets

A brawl over counterfeit Lollapalooza tickets resulted in three men crashing through the window of the Congress Hotel across the street from Chicago’s Grant Park. CBS Chicago reports two of the men, 29 and 38, had started arguing with another man who allegedly sold them the fake tickets around 5:45 p.m. in front of the hotel in the 500 block of South Michigan Avenue, according to police.
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'The Minute You're Here, You Realize Why Notre Dame Is Special'

Notre Dame defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman recently spoke to Fighting Irish fans and alumni at the Annual Rockne Gala that was put on by the Notre Dame Club of Chicago. Freeman had a lengthy conversation with former Notre Dame, Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins defensive tackle Chris Zorich during the event. The duo touched on a lot of topics that we'll share here at Irish Illustrated.
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Clean-Up Begins After Lollapalooza Draws to a Close

Organizers wasted little time in beginning the long clean-up process after Lollapalooza, Chicago's largest music festival, ended on Sunday. About 100,000 people attended the festival in Grant Park on each of the four days from Thursday to Sunday, organizers said Monday. Street closures in place will remain through Friday as crews continue to clean up the aftermath, dismantling structures, clearing garbage, re-sodding the park and more.
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Chicago Graffiti Artists are Reclaiming their Space with a Tour

Graffiti artists are trying to reclaim their art.Graffiti & Gears. Take a tour of the once shunned graffiti art with the graffiti artists themselves. (Chicago) Once shunned by society as gang artists, illegal spray painters and a general nuisance, graffiti artists have returned to Chicago, this time attempting to carry a different title.

DaBaby Dropped From Lollapalooza Over Homophobic Remarks

Rapper DaBaby was cut Sunday from Lollapalooza's closing lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music festival. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose name is Jonathan Kirk, had been scheduled as a closing act on the final night of the four-day music festival in downtown Chicago.
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WATCH: Man Slammed Through Window at Lollapalooza Over ‘Bad Wristbands’

Chicago chaos broke out Sunday over “counterfeit event tickets,” with this brutal fight breaking out “just feet from a Lollapalooza gate.”. “VIDEO (WARNING * GRAPHIC). Man tells me he talked the person who took this video. Says the fight was over “bad wristbands” for Lollapalooza. Police still investigating this, blocking the sidewalk. @cbschicago,” tweets CBS Chicago reporter Steven Graves Sunday.
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Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Further Establishing Illinois As The Most Welcoming State In The Nation

AURORA – Governor JB Pritzker today signed HB 121, SB 667, SB 1596 and SB 2665 into law, legislation expanding protections for immigrant and refugee communities and further establishing Illinois as the most welcoming state in the nation. The new laws strengthen the TRUST Act and make Illinois the second state in the nation to require local officials to end partnerships with ICE, address hate crimes against immigrant communities, expand workplace protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Continue Reading