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The Chicago Journal is a general interest, digital publication focused on the political, cultural, and economic issues relevant to the city of Chicago and the surrounding metro area.
Oct
23
Illinois stuns No. 7 Penn State 20-18 in NCAA's 1st 9OT game

Illinois stuns No. 7 Penn State 20-18 in NCAA's 1st 9OT game

New Head Coach Bret Bielema gets the Illini their biggest win of the year and biggest since the program's 2019 victory over then-ranked #6 Wisconsin (which also happened to be their 3rd October game that season).
5 min read
Oct
23
91-year-old man carjacked and shot early Saturday morning

91-year-old man carjacked and shot early Saturday morning

The 91 year-old male was working as a cab driver at the time.
1 min read
Oct
21
Deputies shoot driver of vehicle linked to Chicago homicide

Deputies shoot driver of vehicle linked to Chicago homicide

A 5-year veteran police dog named Riggs ran after the man and took him down as he was approaching a nearby highway. The man then shot Riggs. Riggs is expected to recover.
1 min read
Oct
21
3 dead and 2 wounded in shootings around Logan Square neighborhood within 14 hours

3 dead and 2 wounded in shootings around Logan Square neighborhood within 14 hours

In the overnight hours, a 25-year-old male and a 41-year-old male were shot and killed in the Logan Square neighborhood, authorities said. This comes after a male of unknown age was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon blocks away in the same neighborhood.
2 min read
Oct
20
Two Chicago police officers shot in suburban Lyons

Two Chicago police officers shot in suburban Lyons

This story has been updated to include additional details from Superintendent David Brown: In a struggle with a suspect, one of the officers accidentally discharged their firearm and one bullet struck the two officers, one in the arm and the other in the shoulder.
2 min read
Oct
20
LaVine scores 34 points, Bulls beat Pistons 94-88 in opener

LaVine scores 34 points, Bulls beat Pistons 94-88 in opener

The new look Alex Caruso led Bulls win the season opener against the Detroit Pistons, 94-88.
3 min read
Oct
20
Judge denies Chicago Police union's effort to recuse herself from case

Judge denies Chicago Police union's effort to recuse herself from case

The union wanted Cook County Judge Cecilia Horan to recuse herself because of what its attorney, Joel D'Alba, called the "appearance of impropriety."
2 min read
Oct
20
Man shot and killed in Logan Square in the middle of the afternoon

Man shot and killed in Logan Square in the middle of the afternoon

Scanner reports of the incident indicated 6 shots were fired near 2125 N Central Park and the man was struck in the head, chest, and twice in the leg.
1 min read
Oct
19
23-year-old Elgin man charged with attempted murder of a CPD Officer

23-year-old Elgin man charged with attempted murder of a CPD Officer

The incident occurred yesterday at approximately 3:35 p.m. near the Ulta Beauty cosmetics store in a prominent shopping area in the Goose Island neighborhood of Chicago.
2 min read
Oct
18
Carter Hawkins officially introduced as Chicago Cubs' new general manager

Carter Hawkins officially introduced as Chicago Cubs' new general manager

The 37-year-old Hawkins was formally introduced as the Cubs' new general manager on Monday, stepping into a position that had been open since Jed Hoyer was promoted to president of baseball operations almost a year ago.
3 min read
Oct
18
Former Chicago college student convicted of terrorism charge

Former Chicago college student convicted of terrorism charge

Prosecutors alleged Thomas Osadzinski worked in coordination with or at the direction of the Islamic State.
1 min read
Oct
18
Colin Powell, four-star general and first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dead at 84

Colin Powell, four-star general and first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dead at 84

Powell rose from a childhood in a fraying New York neighborhood to become the nation's chief diplomat.
5 min read