New jobless claims in state rise slightly

New jobless claims filed in Illinois last week totalled 72,816, according to a report out this morning from the U.S. Department of Labor. That's up marginally from an adjusted total of 72,671 recorded the previous week as the COVID-19 crisis continues to impact the state's economy.

Longing for light to return to darkened storefronts

Evanstonian Phil Jungmann, like many of us, has been looking into the darkened windows of local shops in these days of pandemic. What he saw inspired him to put together a video documenting the scene -- with a hope for a return to more normal times.