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How to start your own block (or tenant) association in NYC

Have you ever wanted to tackle a problem on your block or in your building but didn’t know where to start? One option is forming your own block or building association where you work with your neighbors to collectively solve…

Aqua Illinois issues boil order for Hawthorn Woods customers

Aqua Illinois is recommending that customers in Hawthorn Woods boil their water before use, following a water main break near its water tower. Daily Herald File Photo, 2018 Aqua Illinois water customers in Hawthorn Woods are being urged to boil…

Global IT glitch causes disruptions worldwide

Friday’s massive IT glitch linked to a software update by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike on Microsoft cloud computing services continued to cause disruptions over the weekend. Thousands of passengers were stranded at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport overnight Friday into Saturday as hundreds…

Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat turned independent, urges Biden to withdraw from the 2024 race

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., takes a moment to talk with reporters as he arrives at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 11, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Rod Lamkey, Jr.) (AP Photo/Rod Lamkey, Jr.) WASHINGTON (AP) —…

An NYC tail: There’s a mouse in my couch

Gothamist covers New York City’s rodent problem closely. But last week the story hit a little too close to home. My girlfriend and I were watching “The Bear” on our couch in Brooklyn on Tuesday when I heard a squeak…

Essential Theatre Festival opens Aug. 9 with world premiere

Courtesy Essential Theatre The 25th annual Essential Theatre Festival will kick off Aug. 9 at 7Stages in Little Five Points with the world premiere of Peter Hardy’s The Other Part of the Picture, directed by Ellen McQueen.  “I feel especially blessed to be…

New life for ‘zombie offices’? Suburbs’ less desired buildings are gradually repurposing in evolving market

  The suburbs’ ultimate “zombie office,” the 2.4 million-square-foot former Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates, soon will be laid to rest by Dallas-based Compass Datacenters and its contractors at American Demolition of Carol Stream. Joe Lewnard/jlewnard@dailyherald.com While companies are continuing…

The Bears have a modern offense? We’ll see

Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams celebrates after being chosen by the Bears with the first overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. AP So, let me get this straight. The Bears are going to play offense. On purpose. Whiz bang,…

Hawthorn Woods residents asked to conserve water while recharging issue investigated

  Aqua Illinois customers in Hawthorn Woods on Saturday were asked to conserve water while crews investigated why the system wasn’t recharging in the normal way. The company’s reservoir for the region is on the northwest corner of Midlothian and…

NYPD: 4 dead in Bensonhurst after brutal domestic attack

Four people, including two small children, are dead after a gruesome attack in a Brooklyn apartment, according to the NYPD. Police said they responded to a 911 call Friday night about an assault in the apartment on West 8th Street…

NYC Council preps for possible suit against Adams administration over solitary ban

The New York City Council voted this week to give Speaker Adrienne Adams authority to bring legal action against the mayor’s administration to ensure that a ban on solitary confinement in city jails goes into effect later this month. Councilmembers…

Return of the King: NYC’s once-quelled Papaya Wars rage anew

After being closed for a year, Papaya King, the Upper East Side institution that specializes in hot dogs and tropical drinks, reopened this month. While that may be a cause of celebration for some, the return of the King (apologies,…

Are parks in NYC’s wealthier areas more biodiverse? NYU researchers want to find out.

NYU researchers are counting ants, slugs and earthworms in New York City parks as part of a study to determine whether there’s a correlation between biodiversity and wealth of the surrounding neighborhood. Ecologists Valentina Alaasam and Rafael Baez are assessing…

Some parishioners say renovation of one of Atlanta’s oldest Catholic churches will erase its ‘historical reverence’

The Basilica of the Sacred of Jesus on Peachtree Street in Downtown Atlanta is known for its twin towers and red brick. Above the entryways is a flat facade with a large rose window that includes a design of the Sacred Heart….

Global IT glitch causes disruptions worldwide

Friday’s massive IT glitch linked to a software update by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike on Microsoft cloud computing services continued to cause disruptions on Saturday. CrowdStrike is actively working with customers impacted by a defect found in a single content update…

Atlanta nonprofit PALS adds new executive director

Pets Are Loving Support, Inc. (PALS), a nonprofit enabling pets to remain at home with seriously ill, disabled and elderly Atlantans, has named Thomas Burkhalter its new executive director.  Burkhalter, who previously served on the board of PALS, has more than 15 years’ experience…

Mount Prospect expanding ‘alfresco’ dining on Prospect Avenue through October

Patrons enjoy alfresco dining Wednesday evening along Prospect Avenue in Mount Prospect. Photo courtesy of village of Mount Prospect Mount Prospect has expanded outdoor dining on Prospect Avenue as a pilot program, village officials announced Friday. The highly prioritized goal…

New North Druid Hills Road bridge set to open at end of July

Construction on North Druid Hills Road continues, as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta prepares to open in September. The first leg of construction is the replacement of the bridge over North Fork Peachtree Creek connecting North Druid Hills Road to Buford…

Fashion Statement fundraiser supports fight against breast cancer

Courtesy Fashion Statement Atlanta’s Fashion Statement aims to raise $500,000 to support the programs and services of the Susan G. Komen Foundation at their fashion fundraising event on Aug. 25. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the…

Atlanta News Quiz: Test your knowledge

It’s time to test your knowledge with this week’s Atlanta News Quiz! Click here to play, and please let us know how you do by sharing on Instagram, Facebook, or X @RoughDraftATL. Today’s Quiz is sponsored by Grand Tasting Alpharetta. The eatertainment…

Brookhaven residents invited to learn about native, invasive species

The city of Brookhaven and EcoAddendum held a yearlong class on environmental stewardship. (Photo by Steve Peters) Credit: Steve Peters Residents have the opportunity to earn an environmental stewardship certification from EcoAddendum in a 12-month program with the city of…

Your guide to a great day of eating in Astoria’s Little Egypt

I’m half Iranian and love Middle Eastern food, but didn’t know much about Egyptian cuisine until this summer. It incorporates legumes and rice, and specialties include lamb kofta (skewers) and kebabs, vegetables and seafood. In Queens, the area along Steinway…

Healing, division and questions about Trump’s coattails among RNC takeways

  The Illinois delegation awaits a speaker at the Republican National Convention Monday at Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum. John Starks/jstarks@dailyherald.com The balloons are deflated at Fiserv Stadium and the state’s Republican National Convention delegation is back in Illinois after four raucous…

Landmark status sought for Beidelman Furniture building in Naperville

  The family that owns Beidelman Furniture in downtown Naperville is seeking a local landmark designation for this three-story brick building and an adjoining 19th-century structure. Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.com As Naperville celebrated its 175th anniversary, the late Mayor George Pradel used…

Suburban Republicans leave convention energized and hopeful for November

  Illinois’ delegation at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Suburban delegates left the convention Friday saying they are hopeful for November. Steve Zalusky/szalusky@dailyherald.com Suburban GOP delegates Friday headed back home from the Republican National Convention, saying they felt energized…

Arrest made in threat to assassinate GOP state lawmaker, senior fair postponed as a result

A DeKalb County man faces charges after threatening Republican state Rep. Jeff Keicher that he might assassinate him for holding an event at a public school. Forrest R. Brandon, 58, of the 600 block of North 9th Street, DeKalb, was…

26-year prison sentence for Schaumburg man who robbed two phone stores at gunpoint

Isa Al Ahad A DuPage County judge on Thursday sentenced a Schaumburg man to 26 years in prison for two counts of armed robbery with a firearm, officials said. Isa Al Ahad, 31, pleaded guilty in February to robbing a…

West Dundee River Challenge kicks off bike race series; Tour of Lake Ellyn is up next

  Cyclists in the men’s novice race leave the start/finish on Friday during the West Dundee River Challenge, which kicked off the Chicago Grit 10-day bike race series. Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.com The West Dundee River Challenge returned for its eighth year…

$2.4 million ‘sprayground’ debuts Saturday at Turtle Creek Waterpark in Vernon Hills

Vernon Hills park district commissioners and others will be at the grand opening of the new 7,500-square-foot “sprayground” feature at Turtle Creek Waterpark in Vernon Hills. Construction began in February. Courtesy of Vernon Hills Park District A $2.4 million feature…

Some NYC, NJ patients face delays in care as hospitals weather tech outage

New York City hospitals are generally still functioning today, despite a tech outage affecting computer systems across the globe, according to the head of the city’s public hospital system. Dr. Mitchell Katz, president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals…

Sandy Springs residents quiz GDOT about top end express lanes

GDOT’s Edye Byers explains facets of the express lanes proposed to be built along the I-285 corridor, explaining how a resident’s property would be affected. (Photo by Bob Pepalis) The Georgia Department of Transportation held its second public hearing of…

Biden or not, Illinois GOP delegation confident of Trump win

  U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, seen speaking with the press on Thursday, is confident in a Trump victory in November. Christopher Placek/cplacek@dailyherald.com MILWAUKEE — The Illinois Republican delegation is confident of a Trump victory in November, whether Joe Biden is…

Listeria outbreak tied to sliced deli meats hits NYC area, CDC says

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a listeria outbreak among people who have eaten meats sliced at deli counters, including nine cases in New York and New Jersey. Seven people in New York and two people…

Mayor presupuesto para programas para personas mayores, pero no lo suficiente para mantener el ritmo de envejecimiento de la población, según proveedores

Para el 2040, los investigadores estiman que el número de residentes de la ciudad mayores de 65 años aumentará en un 40 por ciento. “Deberíamos duplicar, triplicar y cuadruplicar las inversiones en servicios para personas mayores para hacer frente a…

NOVA24 festival emerges to connect Detroit photographers and filmmakers with the world

Every year, over 150 photo and film festivals take place in major cities around the world. In Detroit, however, many lens-based artists are told they need to leave the city to find success, especially since there is no large-scale photo…

Extra Extra: The Philadelphia 76ers of Camden?

Because George Norcross could dream, here are your afternoon links: Evan Gershkovich wrongly sentenced to 16 years in Russian prison, Trump shooter was an AP student, hand fans are in and more. [ more › ] Source link

Would-be Chicago bomber resentenced to 27 years after original term deemed too lenient

Adel Daoud AP file photo A Hillside man was resentenced to 27 years in federal prison Friday after authorities said he attempted to detonate a 1,000-pound bomb outside a Chicago bar in 2012. Adel Daoud was originally sentenced to 16…

Will Howard Eskin return to WIP this weekend? We’ll see

When will “The King” return? Will “The King” return? Howard Eskin, the longtime Philly sports media personality off the air, has yet to take his regularly scheduled Saturday morning spot at sports talk radio station WIP-94 since a July 1…

Lawsuit charges State Election Board with meeting illegally

A nonprofit nonpartisan watchdog group filed a lawsuit Friday charging the State Election Board with violating Georgia’s Open Meetings Act after meeting last week without legally required public notice or a quorum. The three Republicans on the five-member board gave…

Jack White surprise drops new LP at Third Man Records

click to enlarge Lee DeVito Third Man Records quietly released what appears to be a new mystery album by Jack White. Jack White fans are in for a treat. The rock star’s vinyl-centric label Third Man Records has quietly released…

Transit union gives big bucks to NY Gov. Hochul’s campaign while blasting her in public

This column originally appeared in On The Way, a weekly newsletter covering everything you need to know about NYC-area transportation. Sign up to get the full version, which includes answers to reader questions, trivia, service changes and more, in your…

Atlanta named Sundance Film Festival finalist

Atlanta has been named one of the six finalists to be the new host location of the Sundance Film Festival. Sundance announced a bidding process for a possible new city to call home earlier this year, with Atlanta officially submitting…

Famous Black-owned dessert chain The Peach Cobbler Factory opens downtown Detroit location

One of the fastest-growing chains in the nation, renowned for its super sweet Southern-style desserts, has finally arrived in Detroit. The Peach Cobbler Factory Detroit, located downtown at 1300 Broadway St., celebrated its grand opening on July 6 and has…

NYC expands restorative justice programs: ‘This is for them to come feel safe’

On the second floor of the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center in the Bronx, a group of recent high school graduates sat in a circle and shared how they act when they feel comfortable. One said when she feels safe, she…

Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of NY: ‘We can win’ with Biden-Harris ticket

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries said Friday he’s confident Democrats can win with Joe Biden leading their ticket in November, offering the embattled president a show of support while a growing contingent of his party pushes him to leave the…

Charges dropped against Detroit graffiti artist BVIS

click to enlarge Steve Neavling A “Free BVIS” poster spotted in Midtown. BVIS has been freed. The graffiti artist allegedly behind all of those Beavis and Butt-Head drawings you’ve probably seen scrawled in and around Detroit lately had faced six…

Casten, Garcia call for Biden to withdraw from presidential race

Democrat Sean Casten of Downers Grove Daily Herald file U.S. Reps. Sean Casten of Downers Grove and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday added their voices to the growing chorus of Democrats calling for President Joe Biden to end his reelection…

Thousands of O’Hare travelers hit by outage, some Metra UP trains slowed

A global technology outage led to delays and cancellations at Midway Airport on Friday. Pat Nabond/Sun-Times A technology meltdown impacting millions worldwide also disrupted Chicago area aviation and transit Friday. As of 10:45 a.m., aircraft was taking off and landing…

Schaumburg woman killed in townhouse fire Thursday night

A Schaumburg woman died Thursday night in a townhouse fire authorities believe was likely caused by careless use of smoking materials. Joann Puhl, 51, of 25 Illinois Blvd., Unit L1 in Schaumburg, was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m. after efforts…

22 tornadoes confirmed from Monday night’s storms

Rob Dzimek of North Aurora clears a large branch out of the yard of his parents’ Sugar Grove home following Monday’s storms that spawned 22 tornadoes in the Chicago area. Sandy Bressner/Shaw Local News Network, July 16 National Weather Service…