In the month of October, 46 people in Chicago were gunned down. It brings the shooting death toll for 2017 to 569 with nearly two full months to go. The latest shooting was reported Tuesday morning in the Austin neighborhood. The 30-year-old victim has not been identified.
The University of Illinois has signed a research partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. U of I president Timothy Killeen signed the pact Tuesday during governor Bruce Rauner’s trip to Israel this week. Rauner says the collaboration will boost Illinois’ economy.
A gag order has been lifted in the case of five Wheaton College football players charged with battery against one of their teammates. A DuPage county judge lifted the order at the request of three of the five players.