Visitations being held this weekend for Naperville friends who died at Astroworld concert
Visitation for Franco Patino, 21, of Naperville, will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and from 2-8 p.m. Sunday for his best friend Jacob Jurinek, 20, of Naperville. Both will be waked at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 24021 Royal Worlington Drive n Naperville.chicagotribune.com
Lake Forest man who sexually abused child for 8 years sentenced to decades in prison
Authorities said Dzierzanowski physically and sexually abused a child over an eight-year period that ended when the child was 15. The victim disclosed the abuse to a therapist who alerted authorities, prosecutors said.chicagotribune.com
Masks required for indoor high school sports in Illinois
After Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a statewide mask mandate for schools on Wednesday, the Illinois High School Association announced the directive applies to student-athletes, coaches, officials, other personnel and spectators for indoor fall sports as well as any other sports conducting indoor workouts.chicagotribune.com
Authorities identify shooting victim found in car after crash into Waukegan building
Following the completion of an autopsy by the Lake County coroner’s office, the man has been formally identified as Tyron Patrick. The coroner’s office said Tuesday that Patrick, 34, died from multiple gunshot wounds.chicagotribune.com
Motor scooter rider seriously injured in Lake Zurich crash
Lake Zurich police said a motorist driving a Honda van was northbound on Buesching when the driver attempted to turn left into a private drive. The van struck the rider of a 2017 Wolf Motor Scooter, who was headed south on Buesching, police said.chicagotribune.com
Detroit’s historic WGPR-TV station helped amplify Black voices for decades
DETROIT – For decades, WGPR-TV in Detroit provided a distinct perspective as the first Black-owned TV station in the country. It was a movement spearheaded by Karen Hudson Samuels, who worked as the station’s news director for years. He sold several properties to raise enough money, with which he launched the TV station in 1975. “My mom said to call the station and talk to Karen Hudson or Joe Spencer,” James Jackson said. WGPR aired its last TV show in 1995, offering a distinctly Black perspective for three decades.
MLive Media Group makes pay cuts, furloughs employees amid COVID-19 pandemic
ANN ARBOR – MLive Media Group announced on Wednesday that it will be implementing temporary pay cuts through the end of the year due to a significant loss of advertising revenue during the COVID-19 outbreak. In June, the company will reexamine if it will need to require employees to take an additional unpaid week off. Similar to other local news outlets across the country, MLive Media Group said it has suffered a steep decline in revenue during the pandemic. Formed in 2012, MLive Media Group owns MLive.com and operates newspapers in Ann Arbor, Bay City, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Muskegon and Saginaw. In response to the temporary measures, MLive launched a subscription program last week for its online readers to support its reporting.