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Pence says Italy is probably best comparison to U.S. now


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:38:31 -0400

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The comparison comes after the White House on Tuesday projected at least 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S.

Read more: Pence says Italy is probably best comparison to U.S. now


Watch live: New York Governor Cuomo gives coronavirus update


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:33:00 -0400

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More than 75,000 cases have been confirmed in the state, which is the U.S. epicenter of the virus outbreak.

Read more: Watch live: New York Governor Cuomo gives coronavirus update


Coronavirus death toll at Maryland nursing home rises to 5


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:31:26 -0400

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One man in his 90s with underlying health problems died Saturday evening at the nursing home, health officials said.

Read more: Coronavirus death toll at Maryland nursing home rises to 5


Coronavirus updates: Deadliest day yet puts U.S. COVID-19 toll over 4,000


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:30:04 -0400

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Globally the disease has claimed more than 42,000 lives, and the White House says it could kill more than 200,000 in America alone.

Read more: Coronavirus updates: Deadliest day yet puts U.S. COVID-19 toll over 4,000


Protesters show up at packed Louisiana church


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:23:03 -0400

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A defiant pastor Tony Spell presided over another service at the Life Tabernacle Church despite being charged with violating the state’s virus-prompted gatherings ban. Some protesters showed they thought he was out of line. Lester Duhe of WAFB-TV reports.

Read more: Protesters show up at packed Louisiana church


2 dead, dozens have COVID-19 at California nursing home


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:23:02 -0400

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Six staff members at a care facility in Yucaipa, east of Los Angeles, also tested positive for the coronavirus. Testing of all residents and workers was continuing. KCAL's Nicole Comstock reports.

Read more: 2 dead, dozens have COVID-19 at California nursing home


Stocks slide after grim forecast of U.S. coronavirus deaths


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:22:24 -0400

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Financial markets are losing ground as the boost from last week's federal stimulus bill fades.

Read more: Stocks slide after grim forecast of U.S. coronavirus deaths


How to apply for a small business stimulus loan


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:20:00 -0400

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Companies with 500 or fewer workers that have been hurt by the pandemic are eligible for loans to cover payroll and bills.

Read more: How to apply for a small business stimulus loan


Trump predicts "hell of a bad two weeks" ahead


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:18:19 -0400

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The White House projects at least 100,000 Americans will die from COVID-19.

Read more: Trump predicts "hell of a bad two weeks" ahead


Dozens in California nursing home hit with COVID-19 and 2 have died


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:09:00 -0400

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Six staff members of the Cedar Mountain Post Acute Rehabilitation in Yucaipa, east of L.A., have also tested positive

Read more: Dozens in California nursing home hit with COVID-19 and 2 have died


Biden casts doubts on Democrats' July convention amid coronavirus crisis


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:02:00 -0400

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Former Vice President Joe Biden said now that the Tokyo Olympics have been pushed back a year because of the coronavirus, "there's more time" for the Democrats to hold their nominating convention.

Read more: Biden casts doubts on Democrats' July convention amid coronavirus crisis


Over 4,000 pounds of drugs found in tunnel under border


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:01:35 -0400

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The drug bust happened after agents found a 2,000-foot-long underground tunnel that extended from a warehouse in Tijuana to San Diego.

Read more: Over 4,000 pounds of drugs found in tunnel under border


Dog delivers groceries to quarantined neighbor


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:59:40 -0400

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A golden retriever in Colorado is helping his elderly neighbor practice social distancing by picking up her shopping list, giving it to his owner, and then delivering her bags of groceries.

Read more: Dog delivers groceries to quarantined neighbor


It's the first of the month. Do you need to pay rent?


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:39:00 -0400

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With millions more people out of work, many states are freezing evictions. But that doesn't mean free rent.

Read more: It's the first of the month. Do you need to pay rent?


Dog helps deliver groceries to quarantined neighbor


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:32:00 -0400

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This very good boy helps a neighbor in need by retrieving her grocery list then delivering her food.

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28 Texas spring breakers test positive for coronavirus


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:31:25 -0400

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A group of 70 young adults from Texas traveled to Mexico – now the health department is investigating.

Read more: 28 Texas spring breakers test positive for coronavirus


Trump shifts tone with grim coronavirus warnings


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:29:26 -0400

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President Trump's coronavirus task force shared grim projections for the country's future amid the coronavirus crisis, estimating that 100,000 to 240,000 Americans could die before the crisis is over. The tone of the press conference marks a stark departure from Mr. Trump's previous media appearances, where he mostly touted the success of his administration's response. Weijia Jiang is at the White House where she breaks down the president's latest message.

Read more: Trump shifts tone with grim coronavirus warnings


New York compared to "disaster zone" as coronavirus crisis deepens


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:28:43 -0400

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New York is reporting over 76,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, remaining the epicenter of the U.S.'s outbreak. Over 1,700 New York residents have died of the illness. Hospitals across the city say their ICUs are nearly full as Governor Andrew Cuomo warns the worst may still be three weeks away. Mola Lenghi reports from the Navy hospital ship, the USS Comfort, which is docked outside of New York City.

Read more: New York compared to "disaster zone" as coronavirus crisis deepens


California Governor Gavin Newsom touts state's "early action" on coronavirus


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:28:30 -0400

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California Governor Gavin Newsom sits down with CBS News' Anna Werner to discuss the state's latest tally of over 8,500 reported coronavirus cases. Newsom credited the state's "early actions" for the number, low compared to New York's 76,000 confirmed cases. What he is worried most about, Newsom revealed, was public fatigue over social distancing guidelines pushing people to brush them off, possibly lengthening the pandemic as a result.

Read more: California Governor Gavin Newsom touts state's "early action" on coronavirus


American workers speak out on life after coronavirus layoffs


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:27:53 -0400

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The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis estimates that about 47 million workers could lose their jobs as companies affected by the coronavirus cut staff. Tony Dokoupil speaks to American workers who have been cut from their jobs, many who say they are not surprised by their job loss but still need to find a way to pay their bills.

Read more: American workers speak out on life after coronavirus layoffs


South African forces take aggressive measures to enforce coronavirus precautions


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:27:42 -0400

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South Africa is reporting over 1,300 confirmed coronavirus cases, making it the hardest-hit African country so far. In the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg, one of the nation's poorest communities, security forces fire rubber bullets at those defying orders to stay at home. Debora Patta speaks to a resident who highlighted the struggle of remaining indoors while living in a one-room house with six people.

Read more: South African forces take aggressive measures to enforce coronavirus precautions


Chicago ER doctor explains why coronavirus pandemic "scares" him


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:27:16 -0400

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"I deal with gunshots every day and trauma and crazy stuff and this is the only thing that scares me," said emergency room doctor, Dr. Scott Samlan. He and his colleagues at Mount Sinai Hospital on Chicago's west side have been on the front lines battling the coronavirus pandemic with the limited supplies they have, even being forced to make their own masks to make up for the supply shortage. He speaks to David Begnaud about the struggles he and his fellow colleagues are facing as the crisis deepens.

Read more: Chicago ER doctor explains why coronavirus pandemic "scares" him


Ex-CDC director weighs in on White House's coronavirus timeline


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:26:54 -0400

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The White House coronavirus task force has projected the coronavirus pandemic to go through June, possibly slowing down in July. Dr. Tom Frieden, who served as CDC Director during the Ebola and Zika outbreaks, weighs in on the latest pandemic models and how Americans can stay healthy during an appearance on "CBS This Morning."

Read more: Ex-CDC director weighs in on White House's coronavirus timeline


Amazon employees make damning accusations against company's virus precautions


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:26:31 -0400

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Amazon employees staged a strike against the online retail giant earlier in the week. One worker claims he was fired for staging a walkout in New York, a claim the company denies. Another at the management level said she was told to keep an employee's coronavirus diagnosis a secret, which the company also denied. Adriana Diaz speaks to some of these workers about their explosive accusations.

Read more: Amazon employees make damning accusations against company's virus precautions


Cavaliers star Kevin Love opens up about mental illness and social distancing


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:26:02 -0400

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Basketball star Kevin Love, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, revealed personal struggles with depression and anxiety in a bid to bring awareness to mental health. One in five American adults experience some form of mental illness each year, and many are struggling with current social distancing guidelines that leave people feeling isolated. Love joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about what he is doing to cope himself, and his generous donation to out of work arena employees.

Read more: Cavaliers star Kevin Love opens up about mental illness and social distancing


Lawsuit: Zoom illegally sold users' personal data


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:25:00 -0400

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The video-conferencing tool has seen its user accounts soar recently, putting a spotlight on its security measures.

Read more: Lawsuit: Zoom illegally sold users' personal data


Carnival still has 6,000 passengers on ships at sea


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:20:03 -0400

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Cruise ship operator said people on the ships may not be able to disembark until the end of April.

Read more: Carnival still has 6,000 passengers on ships at sea


Lawmakers call on ICE to free more immigrants amid pandemic


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:07:36 -0400

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A federal judge said not releasing sick immigrants could lead to "unconscionable and possibly barbaric result."

Read more: Lawmakers call on ICE to free more immigrants amid pandemic


Dr. Agus calls on federal government to strengthen coronavirus precautions


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:07:32 -0400

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The White House coronavirus task force warned Americans in a press conference that anywhere between 100,000 to 240,000 people could likely die before the pandemic is over. Dr. David Agus credited social distancing guidelines as the reason the number isn't higher, yet said more could be done. He called on the federal government to strengthen mandates to keep people following the guidelines set by the White House during an appearance on "CBS This Morning."

Read more: Dr. Agus calls on federal government to strengthen coronavirus precautions


U.S. is swiftly deporting migrant children at the border


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:05:55 -0400

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"Despite everything I experienced along the way, they deported me the next day," one indigenous teenager from Guatemala told CBS News.

Read more: U.S. is swiftly deporting migrant children at the border


Eye Opener at 8: New York prepares more hospital beds for pandemic


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:04:55 -0400

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A look at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."

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Restaurant raises money to feed health care workers


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:44:48 -0400

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Buying a meal from the restaurant could help save the family business – and feed front-line health care workers at the same time.

Read more: Restaurant raises money to feed health care workers


"Star Wars" actor Andrew Jack dies of coronavirus


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:38:04 -0400

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The actor also worked as a dialect coach for actors such as Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth.

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Watch live: Coronavirus Task Force gives update on response


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:06:55 -0400

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President Trump has painted a sobering picture of the toll the virus is expected to take on the country.

Read more: Watch live: Coronavirus Task Force gives update on response


Church packed for services again despite charges against pastor


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:06:32 -0400

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Pastor of Life Tabernacle Church, near Baton Rouge, Louisiana was already hit with misdemeanor counts for defying state gatherings ban amid pandemic. Some protesters turned out, as well.

Read more: Church packed for services again despite charges against pastor


Trump rule could kill "billions of birds," ex-wildlife chief says


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:14:11 -0400

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The Trump administration is moving to scale back criminal enforcement of a law protecting most American wild bird species.

Read more: Trump rule could kill "billions of birds," ex-wildlife chief says


"I heard the roar": Strong earthquake rocks central Idaho


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 05:07:59 -0400

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The 6.5 temblor was felt in a wide region but there were no early reports of injuries or damage. One seismologist called it a once in 30 or 40 year event.

Read more: "I heard the roar": Strong earthquake rocks central Idaho


Coronavirus updates from March 31, 2020


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 05:02:37 -0400

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The White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 people could die in the U.S., even with social distancing measures.

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Health care workers show faces bruised by protective gear


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 02:31:55 -0400

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"I feel broken — and we are only at the start," one doctor wrote.

Read more: Health care workers show faces bruised by protective gear


Faults in FBI surveillance applications went beyond Page, watchdog finds


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 01:46:15 -0400

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Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz reviewed 29 surveillance applications submitted to FISA and found issues with the underlying documentation in all 29.

Read more: Faults in FBI surveillance applications went beyond Page, watchdog finds


Federal prisons will confine inmates to cells for 14 days


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:12:46 -0400

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The bureau holds 146,000 inmates across 122 facilities nationwide.

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Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:46:50 -0400

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U.S. health care workers demand resources as coronavirus worsens; U.S. Army Field Band still plays during pandemic

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Restaurants and bars lost a total of $25 billion so far due to coronavirus


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:40:54 -0400

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With restaurants and bars across the country closed or limited to takeout service, the industry has lost an estimated $25 billion in sales in the first three weeks of March. Adriana Diaz reports.

Read more: Restaurants and bars lost a total of $25 billion so far due to coronavirus


Defense Secretary Mark Esper on coronavirus' impact on U.S. military


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:13:07 -0400

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Nearly 700 active duty military members have tested positive for coronavirus and the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt is experiencing an outbreak. Defense Secretary Mark Esper joins "CBS Evening News" with his assessment.

Read more: Defense Secretary Mark Esper on coronavirus' impact on U.S. military


U.S. Army Field Band still plays during pandemic


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:08:50 -0400

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Concert halls have gone dark all over the world, but the coronavirus could not silence the U.S. Army Field Band. David Martin reports.

Read more: U.S. Army Field Band still plays during pandemic


2 anti-transgender bills signed into law in Idaho


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:03:00 -0400

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Governor Brad Little's move makes his state the first to go that far among states that introduced 40 such measures this year.

Read more: 2 anti-transgender bills signed into law in Idaho


Defense Secretary discusses military's fight against coronavirus


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:14:00 -0400

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke with "CBS Evening News" to discuss the U.S. military's fight against coronavirus.

Read more: Defense Secretary discusses military's fight against coronavirus


EPA cites COVID-19 as reason to suspend regulation of polluters


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:58:00 -0400

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"The administration should be giving its all toward making our country healthier right now. Instead, it is taking advantage of an unprecedented public health crisis," said former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Read more: EPA cites COVID-19 as reason to suspend regulation of polluters


Americans facing financial struggles as April bills loom


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:48:35 -0400

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There are signs that an already crippled economy may get even worse. Investment bank Goldman Sachs estimates that unemployment in the U.S. will explode to 15% by the end of June, and that the U.S. gross domestic product will drop as much as 34%. Mark Strassmann has a closer look.

Read more: Americans facing financial struggles as April bills loom


Navy captain pleads for help as coronavirus sweeps through aircraft carrier


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:25:00 -0400

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Captain Brett Crozier sent an urgent letter to the Navy with aggressive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the crew of the aircraft carrier.

Read more: Navy captain pleads for help as coronavirus sweeps through aircraft carrier

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Indiana Ambulance Crews Head to New York to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic


Created: Wed, Apr 01 2020 04:13:22 PM

Author: Molly Walsh

Three ambulance crews from Indiana headed for New York City Tuesday to assist in the emergency response in the largest outbreak in the nation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: Indiana Ambulance Crews Head to New York to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic


Cubs-Cardinals Series in London in June Canceled by MLB


Created: Wed, Apr 01 2020 03:34:52 PM

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Major League Baseball has canceled a two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic. The teams had been scheduled to play at Olympic Stadium on June 13-14. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement in a memorandum sent to MLB employees on Wednesday. MLB said March 19 that it had...

Read more: Cubs-Cardinals Series in London in June Canceled by MLB


Landlords, Tenants Feel Economic Pressures Due to Coronavirus Pandemic


Created: Wed, Apr 01 2020 02:07:10 AM

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As businesses shutter during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, tenants and landlords are having to scramble because of the economic uncertainty. Kim Tanner, who lives and works in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, has the same landlord for both her apartment and for her shop North Avenue Collective. With the store closed, she’s filed for a small business loan. “The long-term economic...

Read more: Landlords, Tenants Feel Economic Pressures Due to Coronavirus Pandemic


Indiana Residents Urged to Continue to Abide by Coronavirus Order


Created: Wed, Apr 01 2020 01:29:09 PM

Author: Rick Callahan

Indiana’s health commissioner is urging Hoosiers to continue to adhere to the state’s stay-at-home order. Dr. Kristina Box warned Tuesday that while Indiana’s coronavirus cases have surged past 2,000, the state remains far from reaching its peak in cases.

Read more: Indiana Residents Urged to Continue to Abide by Coronavirus Order


16 Additional Deaths, 409 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Indiana


Created: Wed, Apr 01 2020 02:06:37 PM

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Indiana reported 409 new cases of novel coronavirus on Wednesday and 16 additional deaths associated with the illness, according to the state’s health department. The new positive test results bring the state’s total number of confirmed cases to 2,565 with 65 deaths since the pandemic began. According to data compiled by the state’s health department as of Sunday, adults between...

Read more: 16 Additional Deaths, 409 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Indiana


Photos: Thank You, Chicago-Area Essential Workers!


Created: Sun, Mar 22 2020 06:41:05 PM

Author: NBC 5 Chicago

NBC 5 wants to help recognize the people keeping the Chicago-area going amid the coronavirus pandemic. Whether they are a health care worker, first responder, transit worker or grocery store cashier, send in a photo of someone (or you) making a difference and we can showcase it on the site and/or on air. On behalf of NBC 5 and our...

Read more: Photos: Thank You, Chicago-Area Essential Workers!


141 Detainees at Cook County Jail Confirmed Positive for COVID-19


Created: Wed, Apr 01 2020 01:07:24 PM

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The Cook County sheriff’s office announced Tuesday that seven more detainees at the Cook County Jail have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases among detainees to 141.

Read more: 141 Detainees at Cook County Jail Confirmed Positive for COVID-19


Coronavirus Upends Illinois High School Seniors’ College Decisions


Created: Wed, Apr 01 2020 11:56:06 AM

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The coronavirus pandemic has made the nerve-wracking experience of picking a college all the more difficult for Illinois’ high school students as campus visits are canceled and admission deadlines get pushed back amid the school shutdown over COVID-19 concerns.

Read more: Coronavirus Upends Illinois High School Seniors’ College Decisions


Chicago Police Restrict Access to 4 Blocks to Bar Drug Trade


Created: Wed, Apr 01 2020 11:50:49 AM

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Chicago police have started checking the identities of people attempting to enter four blocks on the city’s West Side to discourage gatherings of gang members, authorities said Tuesday.

Read more: Chicago Police Restrict Access to 4 Blocks to Bar Drug Trade


6 Cases of COVID-19 Reported at City Colleges of Chicago


Created: Wed, Apr 01 2020 11:34:20 AM

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The City Colleges of Chicago announced that six of its members have contracted the coronavirus, and also said the school wouldn’t announce additional COVID-19 cases from here on.

Read more: 6 Cases of COVID-19 Reported at City Colleges of Chicago


Person Killed in Crash With CTA Bus, Building in Englewood


Created: Wed, Apr 01 2020 11:28:46 AM

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A person was killed in a vehicle crash Wednesday in Englewood on the South Side.

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Families, Loved Ones Recount Stories of Those Lost During Coronavirus Pandemic


Created: Wed, Apr 01 2020 02:30:26 AM

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As the number of coronavirus cases and fatalities continue to climb, families of those who have lost their lives to the disease are reminding us that there are dozens of heartbreaking and uplifting stories behind the statistics. The victims of the virus are mothers and musicians, immigrants and good neighbors, and while their life stories are all different, what’s the...

Read more: Families, Loved Ones Recount Stories of Those Lost During Coronavirus Pandemic


Tuesday: Another Day; Another 1000+ Cases in the Greater Chicago Area. And Many Curves are Still Steep.


Created: Thu, Mar 26 2020 12:31:18 AM

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Editor’s note: To view this on mobile web, click here. Our Tuesday evening update shows steep climbs in Cook, Kane, Rock Island, Sangamon, St. Clair and Winnebago Counties in Illinois; Lake, Porter and St. Joseph Counties in Indiana; and Kenosha and Racine Counties in Wisconsin. We’ll continue to update this chart each evening.

Read more: Tuesday: Another Day; Another 1000+ Cases in the Greater Chicago Area. And Many Curves are Still Steep.


How to Sign Up for Anti-Cruelty Society’s Program to Feed Pets During Pandemic


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 09:51:20 PM

Author: LeeAnn Trotter

These days, with Illinois’ stay-at-home order in full force, the bond between you and your pet becomes even more important. But what if you can’t afford to feed Fido? The Anti-Cruelty Society wants to help. Thanks to a generous donation from PetSmart Charities, the Anti-Cruelty Society is expanding its Friends Who Care program. Originally the program only focused on seniors...

Read more: How to Sign Up for Anti-Cruelty Society’s Program to Feed Pets During Pandemic


Illinois Sends Out Emergency Alert Seeking Healthcare Professionals to Help in COVID-19 Pandemic


Created: Wed, Apr 01 2020 12:36:31 AM

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Illinois Uses Emergency Alert to Find Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic Residents across Illinois received an emergency alert on their phones Tuesday as the state seeks additional healthcare workers to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The alert, pushed to all phones via the emergency alert system, asked for licensed healthcare workers to sign-up at a state-run website...

Read more: Illinois Sends Out Emergency Alert Seeking Healthcare Professionals to Help in COVID-19 Pandemic


Chicago the Band Unites to Discuss Power of Music Amid Coronavirus Crisis


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 10:57:31 PM

Author: Carol Marin and Don Moseley

For more than 50 years the sound of our city has been heard in the music and words of the band Chicago, sometimes edgy and tough, other times sensitive and lyrical.  The band was preforming in Las Vegas when the lights went dark and the Strip shut down March 14, due to the coronavirus. Band members headed to their homes. But over...

Read more: Chicago the Band Unites to Discuss Power of Music Amid Coronavirus Crisis


Chicago Nurse Shares Warning as Challenges Arise During Coronavirus Pandemic


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 10:20:39 PM

Author: Sandra Torres

An emergency room nurse at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County is warning residents as she shares the challenges she and other medical professionals in the area are facing with the number of coronavirus cases still going up in Illinois. Sheena Brunswick, 46, has been working as an emergency room nurse at Stroger Hospital for at least five years....

Read more: Chicago Nurse Shares Warning as Challenges Arise During Coronavirus Pandemic


DUI Driver Claiming to Have COVID-19 Spits on Officers After Crashing With Kids in Car: Prosecutors


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 11:32:58 PM

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A 40-year-old Aurora man was allegedly intoxicated when he spat on a police officer after crashing a car with kids inside in the west suburbs, according to prosecutors. Waldemar Montalvo, Jr., faces felony counts of aggravated DUI and aggravated assault of a police officer, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said in a statement. Shortly before midnight on March 27,...

Read more: DUI Driver Claiming to Have COVID-19 Spits on Officers After Crashing With Kids in Car: Prosecutors


Northwestern, UIC Participating in Clinical Trial of Drug That Could Treat Coronavirus


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 11:18:58 PM

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Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago have enrolled their first participants in a clinical drug trial for a medication that could be used to treat patients hospitalized with the novel coronavirus. The drug, known as remdesivir, was initially developed to treat the Ebola virus and has been found, in animal studies, to have antiviral activity against coronaviruses,...

Read more: Northwestern, UIC Participating in Clinical Trial of Drug That Could Treat Coronavirus


Bulls Star Zach LaVine Among 16 NBA Players Participating in Charity Video Game Tournament


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 10:49:55 PM

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For NBA fans craving some basketball action, Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine will be one of 16 participants in a video game tournament that will tip-off on Friday. The NBA 2K Players Tournament will air on ESPN and ESPN 2 beginning April 3, and will feature 16 players from across the NBA. LaVine was given the 7-seed in the tournament,...

Read more: Bulls Star Zach LaVine Among 16 NBA Players Participating in Charity Video Game Tournament


Chicago Hotel Offers Rooms For First Responders During Coronavirus Pandemic


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 10:37:36 PM

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First responders in Chicago now have a place to stay temporarily, without having to return home and risk the health of their families during the coronavirus crisis. The Hotel Essex in the South Loop is offering their 274 rooms for police officers, firefighters and paramedics who are in direct contact with the public. Dispatchers and 911 operators are also eligible....

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Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order Extended Through April, Pritzker Announces


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 04:43:04 PM

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Illinois’ stay-at-home order has been extended until April 30, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday. Pritzker said he would sign an executive order Wednesday that extends Illinois’ Disaster Proclamation, stay-at-home order, and the suspension of on-site learning at schools across the state. “If we can end these orders earlier, I’ll be the first to tell you when we can start to...

Read more: Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order Extended Through April, Pritzker Announces


Applications Now Open for $100 Million in Loans for Chicago Small Businesses


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 10:13:21 PM

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The City of Chicago has officially opened applications for $100 million in low-interest loans for small businesses looking for help during the coronavirus pandemic. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, along with Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin and the city’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection announced the launch of the application process for the program in a press release Tuesday. The loans...

Read more: Applications Now Open for $100 Million in Loans for Chicago Small Businesses


Lightfoot Says Chicago Coronavirus Cases Set to Peak in Coming Weeks


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 05:57:11 PM

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she expects cases in Chicago will peak in “the coming weeks.” But just how high they will go remains unclear. “There’s no sugar coating this,” Lightfoot said. “The numbers are going to get worse before they get better.” Her comments echo those made by Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady, who noted...

Read more: Lightfoot Says Chicago Coronavirus Cases Set to Peak in Coming Weeks


Coronavirus in Illinois: What We Know So Far


Created: Mon, Mar 02 2020 05:51:57 PM

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With coronavirus infections spreading around the globe, questions linger over the severity of the disease and what it means for areas seeing new cases. The outbreak has led to the cancellation of major sporting events, festivals and more. For a full list of confirmed cases in Illinois click here. To watch the governor’s daily coronavirus press briefings live, click here....

Read more: Coronavirus in Illinois: What We Know So Far


Advocacy Group Seeking ‘Rent Holiday’ to Help Tenants Impacted by Coronavirus


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 09:59:13 PM

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The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the closure of thousands of businesses across the country, and as a result many workers are finding themselves asking how they’ll cover their bills while unemployed because of the virus.  “It’s a nightmare,” Chicago resident Maria Morales said. “We are just thinking day and night how we are going to pay our bills, our rent...

Read more: Advocacy Group Seeking ‘Rent Holiday’ to Help Tenants Impacted by Coronavirus


Bears Make Nick Foles Trade Official, Acquiring Quarterback From Jaguars


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 09:39:15 PM

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The Chicago Bears have made arguably their biggest move of the offseason official on Tuesday, acquiring quarterback Nick Foles in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In exchange, the Bears are sending a fourth round draft pick to the Jaguars. The pick was awarded to the Bears as a compensatory selection earlier this year, but will now belong to Jacksonville...

Read more: Bears Make Nick Foles Trade Official, Acquiring Quarterback From Jaguars


WATCH LIVE: Daily Coronavirus Briefing From Illinois Health Officials at 2:30 p.m.


Created: Tue, Mar 10 2020 06:23:03 PM

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After declaring a disaster proclamation in Illinois – the state’s version of a state of emergency – on Monday, March 9, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced plans to hold a daily briefing on the developing coronavirus situation. You can watch each day’s announcements live at 2:30 p.m. CT in the player above. Each briefing will also be made available for viewing...

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MAP: Coronavirus Cases in Illinois By County


Created: Wed, Mar 18 2020 05:54:01 PM

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Statewide, Illinois has reported nearly 6,000 cases in over 50 counties, with 99 fatalities as of Tuesday. The state is under stay-at-home order, which took effect on March 21 and remains in place through April 30. Hospitals are now offering tents for screening and testing, all schools in the state remain closed and all restaurants and bars are limited to...

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Coronavirus Cases Spike to Nearly 6K, with 99 Deaths as Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extended


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 07:45:16 PM

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Illinois’ confirmed coronavirus cases now total nearly 6,000 with close to 100 fatalities as the state extends its stay-at-home order through the end of April. The total number of cases – 5,994 – marks a spike of 937 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Across the state, 99 fatalities have been associated...

Read more: Coronavirus Cases Spike to Nearly 6K, with 99 Deaths as Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extended


New App Helps Parents Check on NICU Babies From Home During Coronavirus Pandemic


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 09:21:38 PM

Author: Sandra Torres

Northwestern Medicine’s Prentice Women’s Hospital is helping families virtually visit newborn babies in the NICU during the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, the hospital has extremely limited visitation to reduce the risk of contamination, especially for newborn babies. Only one parent can visit their newborn at a time. But now, there’s a smartphone app that all NICU parents can use to check...

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Read Pritzker’s Full Statement Announcing Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extension


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 07:50:30 PM

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced he will extend the state’s stay-at-home order until the end of April as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Read Pritzker’s full statement below as provided by the governor’s office. Good afternoon. I’m joined again today by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and by Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. We also have...

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A List of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Illinois


Created: Mon, Mar 09 2020 08:03:06 PM

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The number of coronavirus cases in Illinois has continued to grow this month prompting the cancellation of several events and closures of multiple Chicago-area schools to prevent its spread. Meanwhile, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has declared a disaster proclamation over the outbreak in the state, which remains under a stay-at-home order until April 7. Here’s a look at the cases confirmed...

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Illinois Schools to Remain Closed to On-Site Learning Through April 30


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 08:09:01 PM

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As a result of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s decision to extend the state’s “stay-at-home” order through April 30, all schools in the state will remain closed to on-site learning through that date. Schools have been closed since mid-March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and while many school districts have shifted to online learning, all school districts in the...

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Teen Charged With Armed Robberies on North Side, University Village


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 07:24:49 PM

Author: Sun-Times Wire

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in three armed robberies on the Near North Side and in Lincoln Park and University Village. The boy, who has not been named because he is a minor, faces three felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm and a misdemeanor count of drug possession, Chicago police said. He allegedly flashed a gun and...

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Skokie Couple With COVID-19 Dies Hours Apart


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 07:22:08 PM

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A married couple who emigrated from Ukraine more than two decades ago died of coronavirus only hours apart over the weekend. Feliks Ogorodnik, 88, and his wife, Luiza, 84, died Saturday at Glenbrook Hospital in suburban Glenview, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. They both died of pneumonia with COVID-19 and other preexisting conditions as contributing factors, the...

Read more: Skokie Couple With COVID-19 Dies Hours Apart


One Dead In Humboldt Park Shooting


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 07:18:30 PM

Author: Sun-Times Wire

A 38-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday morning in Humboldt Park on the West Side, police said. The shooting happened about 5:27 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Spaulding Avenue, Chicago police said. Officers responded to a call of gunfire and found the man with gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen, police said. He was taken to Stroger...

Read more: One Dead In Humboldt Park Shooting


‘I Will Recover. I Will Beat This’: Aurora Mayor Sends Message After Coronavirus Diagnosis


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 06:54:44 PM

Author: Sandra Torres

After being diagnosed with coronavirus, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin released a YouTube video to let everyone know he’s recovering and doing much better. “Symptoms for me included severe headaches, high temperatures; my whole body ached,” Irvin said. “I couldn’t think straight, I was disoriented, dizzy when I stood up. My eyes and my gums ached,” he added. The mayor also...

Read more: ‘I Will Recover. I Will Beat This’: Aurora Mayor Sends Message After Coronavirus Diagnosis


How to Donate Personal Protective Equipment in Illinois to Help Combat Coronavirus


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 06:00:32 PM

Author: Molly Walsh

Healthcare workers across Illinois and nationwide are in need of personal protective equipment, or PPE, as they work on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. If you have items like masks, gloves, gowns and more, here's how you can donate them.

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Controversy, Concerns Flare Over Photo of Packed CTA Train


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 05:28:05 PM

Author: Sandra Torres and Patrick Fazio

The controversy over social distancing has hit the Chicago Transit Authority after a rider shared a photo showing a packed train. Seth McKonly, who works at O’Hare International Airport and is considered to be an essential employee, took pictures on a CTA Blue Line train around 1:30 p.m. Monday on his way to work. He tweeted two photos, which show...

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Lightfoot Shares Hilarious PSA Urging People to ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 05:12:42 PM

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Need some motivation to stay home, or help convincing your loved ones to do the same during the coronavirus outbreak? Look no further than newly-minted meme queen Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Read more: Lightfoot Shares Hilarious PSA Urging People to ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’


Will Gov. Pritzker Extend Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order?


Created: Mon, Mar 30 2020 04:50:21 PM

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UPDATE: Gov. Pritzker is expected to announce Tuesday that the state’s stay-at-home order is being extended. Read the latest update and watch live at 2:30 p.m. CT here. Illinois’ stay-at-home order is set to end one week from Tuesday, but will the governor extend that deadline even further as cases and deaths across the state spike? Gov. J.B. Pritzker said...

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Pritzker Says White House Sent Illinois Wrong Kind of Protective Face Masks


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 04:12:45 PM

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The 300,000 face masks promised to Illinois by the White House were delivered on Sunday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said this week, but they are the wrong kind. “What they sent were not the N95 masks that were promised, but instead were surgical masks, which is not what we asked for,” said Pritzker, who has clashed with President Donald Trump over...

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Skokie Police Shoot Person in Car in 7-Eleven Parking Lot


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 10:57:37 AM

Author: Susan Carlson

Skokie police say an officer shot a male subject in a parking lot late Monday night, leaving him in critically wounded.

Read more: Skokie Police Shoot Person in Car in 7-Eleven Parking Lot


14 Additional Deaths, 373 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Indiana


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 02:25:37 PM

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Indiana reported 373 new cases of novel coronavirus on Tuesday and 14 additional deaths associated with the illness, according to the state’s health department. The new positive test results bring the state’s total number of confirmed cases to 2,159 with 49 deaths since the pandemic began. According to data compiled by the state’s health department as of Sunday, adults between...

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ESPN Moves Up Release Date for Series on Michael Jordan and the ’90s Bulls


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 02:10:34 PM

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After fans - isolated at home and without any live sports during the coronavirus pandemic - begged ESPN to move up the release date for its upcoming documentary series on Michael Jordan and 1990s Chicago Bulls, the network has officially granted their wish.

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See Inside McCormick Place as It’s Set Up to Hold Thousands of Hospital Beds


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 01:35:45 PM

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Plans to convert part of Chicago’s McCormick Place into an alternate care facility for coronavirus patients are underway and photos inside offer a glimpse at what the space will look like. According to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the first delivery of beds to the facility was made over the weekend. By the end of April, the Army Corps of Engineers...

Read more: See Inside McCormick Place as It’s Set Up to Hold Thousands of Hospital Beds


Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 12:23:34 PM

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The Cook County state’s attorney’s office Monday announced its first case of an employee who was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Read more: Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19


Indiana Officials Say ICU Beds Being Added for Virus Cases


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 12:15:02 PM

Author: Tom Davies

Indiana hospitals have increased the state’s intensive care unit capacity by about one-third in the past few weeks in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus-related illnesses, state officials said Monday.

Read more: Indiana Officials Say ICU Beds Being Added for Virus Cases


Postponement of Most Criminal, Civil Cases in Cook County Circuit Court Extended


Created: Tue, Mar 31 2020 11:55:57 AM

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Cook County Circuit Court is extending its suspension of most criminal and civil cases through May and expanding the use of videoconferencing amid the growing COVID-19 outbreak.

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