Biden signals there could be a truce in Gaza soon but Israel and Hamas indicate no deal is imminent

JERUSALEM — U.S. President Joe Biden signaled that a cease-fire in Gaza could be at hand, saying that Israel has agreed to pause its offensive during the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan if a deal is reached to release some hostages held by Hamas. But both Israel and Hamas downplayed on Tuesday the idea […]

SWAT situation ends on West Side with 2 in custody, cops say

Chicago police responded overnight to a call of armed individuals inside an apartment in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. Shortly before 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to an apartment in the 1500 North Kildare Avenue. The SWAT team was called to the location, and two people were arrested shortly before 3 a.m., police said. Charges […]

‘we’re Not Unicorns’: Husband Donates Kidney To Wife At Loyola Medicine, Showing Possibilities For Kidney Transplants After Age 70

‘We’re not unicorns’: Husband donates kidney to wife at Loyola Medicine, showing possibilities for kidney transplants after age 70

Jon and Carol McCabe were in the Galápagos Islands with their family for the trip of a lifetime. The couple from Clarendon Hills shared 30 meals with their children and grandchildren and admired diverse wildlife. But Carol’s health rapidly declined during the trip. She struggled to walk long distances and needed lots of naps. “The […]

Today in History: American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2024. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 27, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the site of the 1890 massacre of Sioux men, women and children. (The occupation […]

Chicago Red Stars Join The Teams Seeking Public Funding For A Stadium: ‘women’s Sports Need To Have A Seat At The Table’

Chicago Red Stars join the teams seeking public funding for a stadium: ‘Women’s sports need to have a seat at the table’

As city and state lawmakers discuss public funding for the Chicago White Sox and Bears to build new stadiums, the Chicago Red Stars are making a move to be part of the conversation. The National Women’s Soccer League club’s current stadium in suburban Bridgeview is not ideal for the team, and it has been a […]

A New York City medical school goes tuition-free thanks to a $1 billion gift

NEW YORK — A New York City medical school will be tuition-free for all students from now on thanks to a $1 billion donation from a former professor, the widow of a Wall Street investor. Ruth Gottesman announced the gift and its purpose to students and faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Monday, bringing […]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker pushes maternal health funding at planned South Side birthing center

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday joined advocates to call for a slate of new protections for pregnant people and new mothers, including a child tax credit, support for community-based providers and measures to make doulas and midwives more accessible. “There’s no freedom of choice without access to a full spectrum of reproductive health care for […]

Manhattan DA asks judge for a gag order in Trump’s hush-money case ahead of next month’s trial

NEW YORK — Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s New York hush-money criminal case asked a judge Monday to impose a gag order on the former president ahead of next month’s trial, citing what they called his “long history of making public and inflammatory remarks” about people involved in his legal cases. The Manhattan district attorney’s office […]

Biden hopes cease-fire, hostage deal to pause Israel-Hamas war can take effect by next Monday

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — President Joe Biden said Monday that he hopes a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that would pause hostilities and allow for remaining hostages to be released can take effect by early next week. Asked when he hoped such a deal could be finalized, Biden said: “Well I hope by the beginning […]

Biden and Trump both plan trips to the Mexico border Thursday, dueling for advantage on immigration

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will make dueling trips to the U.S-Mexico border on Thursday, as both candidates try to turn the nation’s broken immigration system to their political advantage in an expected campaign rematch this year. Biden will travel to Brownsville, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley, an area […]

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