A staple of the Chicago local media, Taft was beloved as a weatherman for bringing an upbeat sense of humor to his forecasts.
More than nine passengers are believed to have been on the small boat, according to the chief of the Chicago Fire Department.
"This bloodshed must end. This bloodshed will end," Trump said.
The Illinois city is one of a number across the U.S. to have seen a sharp increase in gun violence this year.
"Black lives might matter if they quit acting like animals," he wrote in one Facebook comment, adding, "Are you gay? You wimpy whiney little b*tch," in another.
Marita Hile, 64, had been driving in Tilton, Illinois when her vehicle crashed into a sign at a gas station after a child in the back seat of her car accidentally shot her.
The 22-year-old, who lives with his fiancée and son, was issued a 10-day eviction notice following a dispute over the flag.
The police officer has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and manufacture of a controlled substance.
The Glock 19 was confiscated in the South Side neighborhood of Englewood, where eight people were shot.
The Springfield Police Department told people to avoid the area and closed it off to pedestrians and vehicles.
Federal funding for 13 community-based testing sites across the country will be cut by the end of this month.
Kwame Raoul had to drop the policy five years ago and believes that police licensing could have prevented the death of George Floyd.
Several protests are expected to take place Wednesday in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston and Seattle.
"We seem to have come off the peak," said Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker during a Tuesday news briefing.
The Trump administration's Department of Justice said that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order was "unsupported by state law" in a legal brief issued Friday.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said Friday that childcare facilities would be limited to groups of no more than 10 children each when they reopen on May 29, before being allowed to expand capacity four weeks later.
When asked by his colleagues if he would comply with a new rule requiring all state House members to wear a mask, Rep. Darren Bailey said, "I will not."
The Chicago River could be seen bursting its banks in some areas on Sunday evening, with images shared on social media of floodwater submerging vehicles and entering garages.
Illinois health officials reported nearly 200 coronavirus deaths in the last day, marking the state's highest daily death count so far.
Unique Clay, 31, was tested for the virus after she started running a fever while in labor at the University of Chicago Hospital.
"They gave me like 80 hours, which is like the first two weeks that I was real sick and couldn't leave the house," Lagwena Smith, an Environmental Services Worker at Northwestern Memorial said, adding that the hours were part of the hospital's COVID-19 pay for employees that contracted the virus while on the job.
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The state is currently in the second phase of a five-phase plan to reopen its businesses, and there are clear benchmarks for continuing to open it further.
Since Pritzker's stay-at-home order went into effect this past March, Pastor Stephen Cassell has flouted its ban on public gatherings and continued to hold church services.
At issue is whether a governor can issue back-to-back emergency declarations forcing residents to stay at home, but the case could establish a risky precedent.
Faced with widespread backlash, Trump said he was merely being sarcastic when he suggested injecting disinfectant products should be looked into as a method to treat coronavirus patients.
"Smithfield is taking this action out of an abundance of caution for its employees in St. Charles amid the COVID-19 pandemic," the company said in a statement to Newsweek.
The director of the state Department of Health said that Illinois is flattening the curve despite the new single-day high in confirmed cases.
Demonstrators gathered in California, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Tennessee and Illinois to protest the stay-at-home orders.