Jury to get to weigh some lesser charges in Rittenhouse case

KENOSHA, Wis. — The jury that will decide Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate will be allowed to consider some lesser charges if they opt to acquit him on some of the original counts prosecutors brought. After fierce debate between prosecutors and attorneys for the 18-year-old Illinois man on Friday without jurors present, Judge Bruce Schroeder said he […]

WATCH: Harvard-NPR panel on the fight to tame COVID

WASHINGTON — The world is approaching the second anniversary of a cluster of cases of respiratory illness traced to the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The cause: a virus we now know as SARS-CoV-2. The World Health Organization named the illness caused by the virus COVID-19 in February 2020, as cases […]

GOP, advocacy groups submit changes to legislative district maps in court

CHICAGO — Plaintiffs in three lawsuits challenging the new legislative district maps that Democrats pushed through the General Assembly earlier this year have submitted their proposed changes, which would create more Latino- and Black-majority districts in Cook County and the Metro East region. The latest filings, submitted to a three-judge federal court panel Wednesday night, […]

217 Today: Friday, Nov. 12, 2021

Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 Today’s headlines: Veterans Day events around the state Thursday both celebrated Illinois veterans’ service and highlighted the challenges faced by many former military members. One in five Illinois students missed at least 10% of the school year last year. Beginning next week, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of […]