Morton Arboretum leaders plan search for next president
CEO Gerard Donnelly plans to retire in September 2022 after celebrating the arboretum's centennial anniversary. Donnelly has led the arboretum, which includes more than 1,700 tree-filled acres in Lisle, since 1990.
Happening Now: The 57th Chicago International Film Festival
This year's festival is running from October 13-24, 2021 and has scheduled 80 features and 60 shorts playing at several locations across the city.
Last minute weekend trips from Chicago to see fall color
Did the beautiful weather we had the last few weeks lull you into a false sense of time where you almost forgot that the fall season was in full swing and remind you winter is just around the corner? Good news. There's still time to get away and see some of the proudest displays nature has to offer.
The Chicago Journal's Guide to Dives
To catalog all the dive bars in Chicago we knew it would become a true project of passion, labor of love, and journey to joy. If you're seeking them out, we know you know that the word "dive" is not a four-letter pejorative it's a four-letter affirmation. We need your help.
New mobile digital lab in Illinois to speed child-exploitation crackdown
The mobile unit is funded by a $174,000 federal grant and outfitted with advanced technology. Tips about alleged exploitation received by the task force increased by 118% from 2017 to 2020 and are on pace to jump another 23% this year.
Illinois releases Fall Color Report
As of late September, the color report says the peak time for fall foliage will be the second week of October in Chicago and surrounding areas and near the state's western border. Central Illinois is expected to peak in mid-October and Southern Illinois during the last week of the month.
Chicago woman sues park district over son's lake drowning
Cisneros drowned off Pratt Pier in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood after jumping off the pier for a swim. Last week, the city park district placed two sanctioned life rings at Prinz Beach Park, including one at Pratt Pier.
Brookfield Zoo vaccinating animals against COVID-19
Similar shots have started at the Detroit Zoo and other zoos in the U.S. Like humans, the animals will get two doses three weeks apart.
2 men drown in Lake Michigan in Michigan over weekend
The victims included a 30-year-old Chicago man and a 67-year-old Michigan man.
Need ID? Appointment needed in many spots starting this week
People who need a road test, REAL IDs, driver's licenses or ID cards must have an appointment. White's office said new appointment slots will be available each day on cyberdriveillinois.com or people can call (844) 817-4649.
CTA requiring all employees to receive COVID vaccinations
Employees who do not provide proof of vaccination by the Oct. 25 deadline will face discipline in accordance with the CTA guidelines, the agency said.
United Center requiring proof of vaccination, negative test
The policy announced Thursday by the venue takes effect immediately and applies to fans as well as arena and team employees.