Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:51:52 GMT
The U.S. State Department has lifted its 'do not travel' advisory for international trips but many countries remain closed to Americans.
Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:41:49 GMT
The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include TripAdvisor, T-Mobile US, FedEx, Uber, and more.
Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:00:55 GMT
Each outage knocked out thousands of customers.
Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:02:40 GMT
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told CNBC Tuesday that he is "deeply, deeply concerned" about the state of global politics.
Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 06:28:32 GMT
U.S. government debt prices were higher Friday morning as investors awaited July's federal jobs report, while lawmakers continued to haggle over a fresh coronavirus relief bill.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:29:07 GMT
The Lyriq, a midsize crossover, includes a massive diagonal 33-inch curved LED screen on the interior, advanced lighting technology on the exterior and GM's Super Cruise driver-assist system.
Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:13:09 GMT
"Canada was taking advantage of us, as usual," Trump said during a lengthy, campaign-style speech at a Whirlpool manufacturing plant in Ohio.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:10:29 GMT
Facebook will allow its employees to continue to work from home until July 2021, the company told CNBC on Thursday.
Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:02:20 GMT
The "Make Billionaires Pay Act" would impose a one-time 60% tax on wealth gains made by billionaires during the pandemic to fund health care.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:26:47 GMT
Gilead said it plans to produce more than 2 million treatment courses of the drug by the end of the year and anticipates being able to make "several million more" in 2021.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 22:14:14 GMT
A persistent inability of Congress and the White House to agree on more rescue funding threatens to push those still reeling from virus-related impacts further down the ladder.
Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:23:17 GMT
Uber narrowed losses, and saw a spike in demand for its food delivery service during the second quarter. However, the company's core ride-sharing business was down 73% from last year.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:58:31 GMT
The latest revelation comes at a critical time for U.S. diplomatic relations with Iran.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:26:13 GMT
Facebook also removed thousands of fake accounts linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times, NBC News reported.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:24:28 GMT
The vehicle is the most pivotal new product for the quintessential American luxury brand since the debut of the Escalade SUV in 1998.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:03:50 GMT
Shares of Facebook closed up more than 6% on Thursday following the U.S. launch of Reels, a new Instagram feature designed to rival Chinese upstart TikTok.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:45:03 GMT
Mortgage rates fell to yet another record low this week, the eighth record set this year, but home affordability is still weakening. The housing shortage, high demand from buyers and rising home prices are negating the benefits of lower rates.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:24:28 GMT
"Phase three doesn't mean nearly there," Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's health emergencies program, said.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:58:04 GMT
Apple bumped up a bunch of the hardware inside its new 27-inch iMac, but also focused on some things that are important for people and families who are stuck working at home during quarantine.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:35:34 GMT
House Democrats released a scathing report Thursday titled "A Failure to Lead: The Trump administration's Disastrous Response to the Coronaviurs Pandemic."
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:11:25 GMT
New York is proposing an amendment to current antitrust laws, where the state currently cannot take action unless two companies conspire to stifle competition.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:13:59 GMT
President Donald Trump said it's possible the U.S. could have a safe and effective vaccine for the coronavirus before the upcoming presidential election.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:23:41 GMT
According to the lawsuit, the senior leadership of the NRA squandered millions in donations on personal trips, private jets and expensive meals.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:31:10 GMT
Mining plays are worth considering as indirect trades on the rising price of gold, two ETF researchers say.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:52:42 GMT
At Middlebury College, once students get on campus, they're not allowed to get a coffee in town or run to the drugstore for shampoo. Parents or friends can't visit. This is collegiate life in a pandemic.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:47:53 GMT
WHO is holding a Q&A on the Covid-19 pandemic.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:56:35 GMT
The president is expected to sign the order during his trip to Ohio, White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:33:00 GMT
Early retirement packages are being offered to more employees as a result of coronavirus, but workers need to negotiate the best packages carefully, including health insurance and other non-financial benefits.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:36:09 GMT
Democrats and the White House have struggled to strike a deal to boost an economy and health-care system damaged by the pandemic.
Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:52:18 GMT
Mike Pence joined a conservative chorus blasting Chief Justice John Roberts over recent Supreme Court decisions, calling him a "disappointment to conservatives."
Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 10:49:29 AM
One person was arrested after allegedly exchanging gunfire with Chicago police officers Friday in Chatham on the South Side.
Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 02:46:40 AM
Author: Natalie Martinez
Loyola University Chicago will suspend on-campus housing for the upcoming fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an announcement from the university. University officials distributed a letter on Thursday alerting students and staff of the decision to close on-campus housing for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 24. “It kind of sucks for people who really need...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 08:43:02 PM
Author: Katie Kim and Lisa Capitanini
A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association concluded colleges would need to test students for coronavirus every two days in order to reopen safely. But with the costs and number of tests needed for that level of broad, repeated testing, scientists are looking into a cheaper alternative: pool testing. Instead of testing individual samples, in...
Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 02:25:39 AM
Chicago Ald. Michael Scott Jr., who represents the city’s 24th Ward, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the alderman said in a statement released Thursday evening. Scott said he underwent coronavirus testing Friday at the “Bike the Boulevard” event, which was hosted by the 24th Ward and the city’s 10th and 11th police districts. Scott said he received his positive...
Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 03:01:31 AM
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has tested negative for the coronavirus after an alderman who took part in one of her press conferences tested positive Thursday, according to the mayor’s office. Ald. Michael Scott Jr., who represents the city’s 24th Ward, said in the evening that he received positive results for the virus and was experiencing no symptoms. On Wednesday, Scott...
Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 02:31:53 AM
A 10-year-old child riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle Thursday evening in the Irving Park neighborhood on Chicago’s Northwest side, police said. The incident was reported at approximately 6:40 p.m. in the 2900 block of West Cullom. The child was reported to Lurie Children’s Hospital in unknown condition. No additional information was immediately available.
Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 02:01:53 AM
A 15-year-old was fatally stabbed in north suburban Glenview Wednesday evening, prompting a search to find whoever’s responsible for the crime — the village’s first homicide in nearly 16 years. At approximately 7:07 p.m., police were called to the 1200 block of Greenwood Road to assist an ambulance with a “person down” call, according to the Glenview Police Department. The...
Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 01:21:53 AM
Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a new way to sanitize N95 respirator masks: an Instant Pot. According to a new study published by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, multicookers can effectively decontaminate highly sought after N95 masks so that they can be reused without ruining their shape and function. “There are many different ways to sterilize something,...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 09:26:42 PM
After 34 years with the Chicago Police Department, Deputy Chief Fred Waller has decided to retire. “I feel like I’m leaving when there’s still a lot of work to be done,” Waller told NBC 5 as he prepares to leave the only job he’s known for the last three decades. It’s not lost on him that his departure comes at...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 11:55:35 PM
Author: Chris Coffey
Working parents across the Chicago area find themselves scrambling to prepare for an all-remote learning environment as a growing number of school districts overturn plans to begin the school year with hybrid teaching models. Felicia Schoenjohn of Naperville told NBC 5 she is interviewing tutors for her son, Max, because she will be balancing a busy work schedule with his...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 11:33:02 PM
Two firearms were found within a span of two hours at Chicago O’Hare International Airport security check points Wednesday morning, according to a press release from the Transportation Security Administration. At 7:25 a.m. on Wednesday, TSA officers detected a loaded 9mm firearm with 14 rounds of ammunition in a passenger’s carry-on bag, according to the release. Less than two hours...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 09:50:03 PM
Author: Regina Waldroup
Chicago leaders met Thursday in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood to discuss safety regarding youth sports amid the coronavirus pandemic as well as gun violence. “We are facing two pandemics in Chicago: gun violence and COVID-19,” said attendee and parent Romel Murphy. “I worry about them both daily.” On Thursday, doctors, educators, athletes and organizers met at the CSO Sports Multiplex...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 10:48:19 PM
Indiana residents who have struggled to pay rent or utility bills during the coronavirus pandemic have one more week before the state’s protections against evictions and utility shutoffs end, despite a recent analysis that found that more than 40% of the state’s renters are unable to pay their rent. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that he intends to allow the...
Created: Wed, Mar 18 2020 05:54:01 PM
Statewide, Illinois has reported more than 188,000 cases in all of the state’s 102 counties, with more than 7,500 fatalities as of Thursday. The state was under stay-at-home order, which took effect on March 21 and continued through May 29. That day marks the first day the state entered phase three of its five-phased reopening plan. The third phase allows...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 10:07:50 PM
For many families, there’s hope that history won’t repeat itself and the remote learning problems faced during the start of the coronavirus pandemic will ease as schools return, many virtually, in the fall. Already a number of major school districts in Illinois, including Chicago Public Schools, have announced plans to kick off the school year remotely. But with many still...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 07:00:34 PM
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was expected to launch a new campaign supporting care workers Thursday, according to her public schedule, but that event was rescheduled minutes before it was set to begin. The announcement of the campaign, called “Your Home Is Someone’s Workplace,” was expected to be made at a news conference beginning at around 3:30 p.m. at City Hall,...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 08:02:41 PM
Several area colleges will soon receive more than $103.5 million to expand and make improvements to existing infrastructure according to an announcement made by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. On Thursday, Pritzker announced 15 Illinois community colleges including College of DuPage, Harper college, McHenry County college, Morton College and Triton College will receive funds as part of the ‘Rebuild Illinois’ plan....
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 06:21:37 PM
Authorities say an Illinois man has died after being hit by a boat anchor on Lake of the Ozarks
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 04:46:57 PM
A DePaul University student who was recently on campus has tested positive for coronavirus, the school announced in a letter to students Wednesday. The letter noted the student was at Centennial Hall as recently as Wednesday and the hall will “receive a thorough cleaning and disinfection.” The university said anyone identified as having prolonged contact with the student has been...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 05:57:02 PM
Author: Charlie Wojciechowski
JoAnn Cunningham, the mother of 5-year-old Andrew ‘AJ’ Freund, the young Crystal Lake boy whose disappearance sparked a massive manhunt before his body was found in a shallow grave in a far northwest Chicago suburb, has been transferred to a downstate prison, records show. Cunningham, who was sentenced last month to 35 years behind bars in her son’s murder, had...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 05:33:23 PM
A 30-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that wounded a Chicago police officer on the city's West Side, authorities announced Thursday.
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 01:59:50 PM
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today.
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 05:24:57 PM
Health officials in Illinois reported more than 1,900 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, marking the highest daily total in recent weeks.
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 04:15:49 PM
Health officials in Indiana reported more than 1,000 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, the highest daily total the state has seen so far this pandemic.
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 02:51:16 AM
Beachside restaurants along Lake Michigan in Chicago are able to open for business for the first time this summer during the pandemic, health and city officials said Wednesday.
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 03:16:45 PM
The Chicago Blackhawks stunned the hockey world on Wednesday night when they scored two late goals to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs qualifying round, and they had several history-making performances to help boost them to that victory. In earning the victory in net on Wednesday night, goaltender Corey Crawford picked up his...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 12:22:57 PM
A 48-year-old Naperville woman charged in a 2012 double homicide had her conviction affirmed Monday in Illinois Appellate Courts in DuPage County.
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 02:58:17 PM
With their sixth straight win on Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs are now tied with the Minnesota Twins for the best record in baseball, and they also accomplished something they haven’t achieved in more than 50 years. Going into Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, the Cubs are 10-2 on the regular season, outpacing their 9-3 start from their 2016...
Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 06:50:01 PM
The Chicago Police Department's watchdog agency is investigating after a former state lawmaker was reportedly taken into custody on an arrest warrant for a different man more than 30 years his junior during a traffic stop over the weekend.
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 02:09:07 PM
Despite the unprecedented circumstances facing college students during the coronavirus pandemic, the Chicago Football Classic said it will continue to award area students with scholarships to help them attend Historically Black Colleges. Twenty Chicago students are set to receive $5,000 scholarships and free laptops from the program. “Without question, scholarships matter particularly during this highly unpredictable season in the lives...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 01:34:36 PM
A skateboarder who fell off a pier and into Lake Michigan in Whiting, Indiana early Thursday morning was rescued by firefighters who tied a rope to a surfboard to bring him back to safety, authorities said. The 17-year-old boy was among four teens from Hammond who had gone to the Whihala Beach pier to watch the sunrise just before 6...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 01:54:22 AM
While Illinois will require a widely-available vaccine or coronavirus treatment to move into Phase Five of the “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker doesn’t believe that the theoretical vaccine would be mandatory for children to get in order to return to the classroom after it becomes available. During comments made Wednesday during a coronavirus press briefing, Pritzker said that he...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 11:58:52 AM
Author: Michael Tarm
Energy utility ComEd pleaded not guilty to bribery at an arraignment Wednesday despite previously admitting wrongdoing in an influence-peddling scheme that also threatens to ensnare Illinois’ most powerful Democrat, state House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 03:39:19 AM
Phones are seemingly constantly ringing at private schools across Chicago after officials announced that all Chicago Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year with remote instruction. “We’ve had calls from people wanting their children to be engaged in in-class instruction,” Mahdi Dadrass, Director of the South Loop Montessori School, said. That school is just one of many that are...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 02:28:56 AM
A popular restaurant in suburban Crystal Lake is closed for deep cleaning after multiple customers and staff members were diagnosed with coronavirus. The Texas Roadhouse location on Cog Circle is closed after the McHenry County Department of Health announced “multiple” confirmed cases. According to a company spokesperson, three employees tested positive for the virus, while at least one customer said...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 02:42:21 AM
Author: James Neveau
Trailing by a goal with just six minutes left in the third period, the Chicago Blackhawks got goals from Matthew Highmore and Jonathan Toews to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in Game 3 on Wednesday night. All had appeared lost for the Blackhawks going into the third period, as the Oilers had gotten a goal from Connor McDavid late in...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 04:07:56 AM
Author: Avery Osen
Yu Darvish pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 03:22:13 AM
Author: Andrew Seligman
Adrian Houser dominated over seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the White Sox 1-0 to snap Chicago’s six-game win streak
Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 01:23:13 PM
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today.
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 01:13:57 AM
Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state officials defended brick-and-mortar school re-openings Wednesday despite mounting reports of students and education staff testing positive for the coronavirus since returning to school statewide. With no state mandates for if or how schools should reopen — or benchmarks for what would require them to shut back down as confirmed cases of the virus increase — the...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 12:44:52 AM
A woman is facing charges after allegedly helping a man who attempted to fire-bomb municipal vehicles last month in west suburban Lombard. Amanda Wolf, 23, is charged with attempted terrorism and possession of an incendiary device, the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office said. Wolf allegedly supplied Christian Frazee, 25, with materials to make the Molotov cocktail he was seen holding...
Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 12:30:08 AM
Prized Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal is headed to the 10-day injured list because of a separated left shoulder
Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 10:52:23 PM
Author: Chris Coffey
The family of a west suburban middle schooler with a physical disability is suing Community Unit School District 303 in St. Charles after an accident on board a school bus left him hospitalized for two months. Corban Pearson, 14, suffered multiple fractures, respiratory failure, brain injuries and decreased mobility, after being pinned to the floor of a school bus by...
Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 11:43:36 PM
Taylorville Rep. Rodney Davis has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a press release from his office. Davis, who represents Illinois’ 13th Congressional District, said in a statement that he has been taking his temperature twice daily, and that he noticed his temperature had risen to 99 degrees Fahrenheit, a higher than normal number. “Because of the high temperature, my...
Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 11:15:30 PM
Author: Lisa Parker, Courtney Copenhagen and Maya Kowitt
These days, thousands of newly-minted high school graduates from the class of 2020, and returning upperclassman, are trying to put a value on something so hard to quantify: whether to pay full cost for online learning and a fraction of campus life. Lucy McDowell of Winnetka decided to hold off on paying the $60,000 tuition to attend University of Michigan,...
Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 11:14:30 PM
Author: James Neveau
After dropping Game 2 to the Edmonton Oilers, the Chicago Blackhawks will return to the ice Wednesday night as they look to seize control of the best-of-five series in a Game 3 showdown. The Blackhawks, who took Game 1 of the series behind a strong offensive effort from their top line, saw their second line get in on the act...
Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 10:53:17 PM
Author: Chris Hush
Chicago Police said they are investigating the Tuesday shooting death of a local rapper who is believed to be involved with a gang, according to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. On Wednesday, a day after the deadly shooting, police patrols were seen throughout the Gold Coast neighborhood on foot, bike and horseback. Popular Chicago rapper FBG Duck was shot and killed...
Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 10:43:20 PM
Author: James Neveau
Chicago Blackhawks forward Drake Caggiula will likely return to the team’s lineup after serving a one-game suspension for a hit on Edmonton Oilers forward Drake Caggiula, and he’s speaking out for the first time since serving his single-game ban. Caggiula, who wasn’t penalized in the game for the hit, said that while he didn’t “agree” with the decision by the...
Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 10:42:29 PM
Author: LeeAnn Trotter
Some 200 children are spending part of their summer at the Jackson Park Yacht Club learning how to sail. “My mom signed me up,” said 16-year-old London Gillespie. “She said, ‘You’re going to boating camp.’ I was like, ‘What is that?’ And I didn’t think I was going to like it but actually I really like it.” The yacht club...
Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 05:10:47 PM
Author: Kathleen Foody
Chicago’s mayor has announced that the nation’s third-largest school district will not welcome students back to the classroom to start the school year, instead relying on remote instruction