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State Department lifts international 'do not travel' advisory, but hurdles remain


Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:51:52 GMT

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The U.S. State Department has lifted its 'do not travel' advisory for international trips but many countries remain closed to Americans.

Read more: State Department lifts international 'do not travel' advisory, but hurdles remain


Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: TripAdvisor, T-Mobile US, FedEx, Uber & more


Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:41:49 GMT

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The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include TripAdvisor, T-Mobile US, FedEx, Uber, and more.

Read more: Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: TripAdvisor, T-Mobile US, FedEx, Uber & more


Massive Power Outage Briefly Knocks Out Northern Manhattan, Then Queens Goes


Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:00:55 GMT

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Each outage knocked out thousands of customers.

Read more: Massive Power Outage Briefly Knocks Out Northern Manhattan, Then Queens Goes


Ex-UN chief calls on America to show global leadership, says WHO withdrawal 'morally wrong'


Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:02:40 GMT

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Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told CNBC Tuesday that he is "deeply, deeply concerned" about the state of global politics.

Read more: Ex-UN chief calls on America to show global leadership, says WHO withdrawal 'morally wrong'


Treasury yields fall ahead of key jobs report; stimulus talks continue


Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 06:28:32 GMT

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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.

Read more: Treasury yields fall ahead of key jobs report; stimulus talks continue


GM unveils all-electric Cadillac Lyriq as its new 'technology spearhead'


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:29:07 GMT

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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.

Read more: GM unveils all-electric Cadillac Lyriq as its new 'technology spearhead'


Trump says he signed order reimposing 10% aluminum tariffs on Canada


Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:13:09 GMT

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"Canada was taking advantage of us, as usual," Trump said during a lengthy, campaign-style speech at a Whirlpool manufacturing plant in Ohio.

Read more: Trump says he signed order reimposing 10% aluminum tariffs on Canada


Facebook will allow employees to work remotely until July 2021


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:10:29 GMT

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Facebook will allow its employees to continue to work from home until July 2021, the company told CNBC on Thursday.

Read more: Facebook will allow employees to work remotely until July 2021


Sen. Sanders proposes one-time tax that would cost Bezos $42.8 billion, Musk $27.5 billion


Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:02:20 GMT

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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.

Read more: Sen. Sanders proposes one-time tax that would cost Bezos $42.8 billion, Musk $27.5 billion


Gilead says it will be able to make enough remdesivir to meet global coronavirus demand in October


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:26:47 GMT

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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.

Read more: Gilead says it will be able to make enough remdesivir to meet global coronavirus demand in October


Trump's dream of a 'V' recovery is hanging in the balance of stimulus talks


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 22:14:14 GMT

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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.

Read more: Trump's dream of a 'V' recovery is hanging in the balance of stimulus talks


Uber ride-sharing revenue plummets, food delivery more than doubles


Created: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:23:17 GMT

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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.

Read more: Uber ride-sharing revenue plummets, food delivery more than doubles


Top U.S. diplomat for Iran resigns ahead of crucial vote to extend arms embargo


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:58:31 GMT

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The latest revelation comes at a critical time for U.S. diplomatic relations with Iran.

Read more: Top U.S. diplomat for Iran resigns ahead of crucial vote to extend arms embargo


Facebook removes troll farm posing as African-American support for Donald Trump


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:26:13 GMT

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Facebook also removed thousands of fake accounts linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times, NBC News reported.

Read more: Facebook removes troll farm posing as African-American support for Donald Trump


GM's push to compete with Tesla begins with Cadillac Lyriq crossover debut Thursday


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:24:28 GMT

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The vehicle is the most pivotal new product for the quintessential American luxury brand since the debut of the Escalade SUV in 1998.

Read more: GM's push to compete with Tesla begins with Cadillac Lyriq crossover debut Thursday


Facebook rallies more than 6% following launch of its TikTok competitor


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:03:50 GMT

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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.

Read more: Facebook rallies more than 6% following launch of its TikTok competitor


Mortgage rates hit another record low, but homes are still less affordable


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:45:03 GMT

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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.

Read more: Mortgage rates hit another record low, but homes are still less affordable


WHO says the late-stage coronavirus trials don't mean a vaccine is 'nearly there'


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:24:28 GMT

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"Phase three doesn't mean nearly there," Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's health emergencies program, said.

Read more: WHO says the late-stage coronavirus trials don't mean a vaccine is 'nearly there'


The new 27-inch iMac is awesome and has everything you need if you're working from home


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:58:04 GMT

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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.

Read more: The new 27-inch iMac is awesome and has everything you need if you're working from home


House Democrats slam Trump coronavirus response as 'wrong' and 'dangerous'


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:35:34 GMT

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House Democrats released a scathing report Thursday titled "A Failure to Lead: The Trump administration's Disastrous Response to the Coronaviurs Pandemic."

Read more: House Democrats slam Trump coronavirus response as 'wrong' and 'dangerous'


New York proposes antitrust bill that would make it easier to sue big tech


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:11:25 GMT

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New York is proposing an amendment to current antitrust laws, where the state currently cannot take action unless two companies conspire to stifle competition.

Read more: New York proposes antitrust bill that would make it easier to sue big tech


Trump says it's possible U.S. could have coronavirus vaccine before 2020 election


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:13:59 GMT

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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.

Read more: Trump says it's possible U.S. could have coronavirus vaccine before 2020 election


New York AG seeks to dissolve NRA in lawsuit accusing leaders of self-dealing, causing $64 million in losses


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:23:41 GMT

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According to the lawsuit, the senior leadership of the NRA squandered millions in donations on personal trips, private jets and expensive meals.

Read more: New York AG seeks to dissolve NRA in lawsuit accusing leaders of self-dealing, causing $64 million in losses


With gold at another record, ETF analysts share ways to get in on the rally


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:31:10 GMT

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Mining plays are worth considering as indirect trades on the rising price of gold, two ETF researchers say.

Read more: With gold at another record, ETF analysts share ways to get in on the rally


On campus but under lockdown — a day in the life of a college student during Covid-19


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:52:42 GMT

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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.

Read more: On campus but under lockdown — a day in the life of a college student during Covid-19


Watch live: World Health Organization holds Q&A on the coronavirus outbreak


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:47:53 GMT

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WHO is holding a Q&A on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more: Watch live: World Health Organization holds Q&A on the coronavirus outbreak


Trump signs executive order requiring government to buy 'essential' drugs from U.S. companies


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:56:35 GMT

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The president is expected to sign the order during his trip to Ohio, White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said.

Read more: Trump signs executive order requiring government to buy 'essential' drugs from U.S. companies


A wave of early retirement hits the workforce. How to negotiate the best package for you


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:33:00 GMT

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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.

Read more: A wave of early retirement hits the workforce. How to negotiate the best package for you


McConnell and Pelosi expect a coronavirus relief deal — but huge differences remain


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:36:09 GMT

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Democrats and the White House have struggled to strike a deal to boost an economy and health-care system damaged by the pandemic.

Read more: McConnell and Pelosi expect a coronavirus relief deal — but huge differences remain


Pence says Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts has been 'a disappointment to conservatives'


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:52:18 GMT

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Mike Pence joined a conservative chorus blasting Chief Justice John Roberts over recent Supreme Court decisions, calling him a "disappointment to conservatives."

Read more: Pence says Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts has been 'a disappointment to conservatives'

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Suspect in Custody After Shootout With Chicago Police in Chatham


Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 10:49:29 AM

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One person was arrested after allegedly exchanging gunfire with Chicago police officers Friday in Chatham on the South Side.

Read more: Suspect in Custody After Shootout With Chicago Police in Chatham


Loyola University Suspends On-Campus Housing for Upcoming Fall Semester Due to Coronavirus


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...

Read more: Loyola University Suspends On-Campus Housing for Upcoming Fall Semester Due to Coronavirus


How to Safely Open Colleges? Test Everyone and Test Often, Experts Say


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...

Read more: How to Safely Open Colleges? Test Everyone and Test Often, Experts Say


Chicago Alderman Michael Scott Jr. Tests Positive for Coronavirus


Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 02:25:39 AM

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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...

Read more: Chicago Alderman Michael Scott Jr. Tests Positive for Coronavirus


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Tests Negative for Coronavirus


Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 03:01:31 AM

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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...

Read more: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Tests Negative for Coronavirus


10-Year-Old Child Riding Bike Struck by Vehicle in Irving Park


Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 02:31:53 AM

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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.

Read more: 10-Year-Old Child Riding Bike Struck by Vehicle in Irving Park


15-Year-Old Boy Stabbed to Death in Suburban Glenview, Police Seek Tips


Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 02:01:53 AM

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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...

Read more: 15-Year-Old Boy Stabbed to Death in Suburban Glenview, Police Seek Tips


Multi-Cooker an Effective Way to Sanitize N95 Respirator Masks, University of Illinois Study Says


Created: Fri, Aug 07 2020 01:21:53 AM

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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,...

Read more: Multi-Cooker an Effective Way to Sanitize N95 Respirator Masks, University of Illinois Study Says


CPD's Deputy Chief Offers Advice to Chicagoans as He Prepares for Retirement


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 09:26:42 PM

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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...

Read more: CPD's Deputy Chief Offers Advice to Chicagoans as He Prepares for Retirement


Illinois Parents Prepare to Balance Jobs with Kids' Education as Schools Shift to Remote Learning Only


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...

Read more: Illinois Parents Prepare to Balance Jobs with Kids' Education as Schools Shift to Remote Learning Only


Two Firearms Confiscated in Separate Incidents at O'Hare Airport Wednesday


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 11:33:02 PM

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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...

Read more: Two Firearms Confiscated in Separate Incidents at O'Hare Airport Wednesday


Chicago Leaders Stress Need for Youth Sports to Keep Kids Safe, Even During Coronavirus


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...

Read more: Chicago Leaders Stress Need for Youth Sports to Keep Kids Safe, Even During Coronavirus


Indiana Eviction, Utility Shutoff Moratoriums End Next Week


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 10:48:19 PM

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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...

Read more: Indiana Eviction, Utility Shutoff Moratoriums End Next Week


Coronavirus Illinois: A Map of Cases by County


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

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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...

Read more: Coronavirus Illinois: A Map of Cases by County


What Parents Want Most as They Brace for Remote Learning in the Fall


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 10:07:50 PM

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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...

Read more: What Parents Want Most as They Brace for Remote Learning in the Fall


UPDATE: Lightfoot Reschedules Event Launching Campaign Supporting Care Workers


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 07:00:34 PM

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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,...

Read more: UPDATE: Lightfoot Reschedules Event Launching Campaign Supporting Care Workers


Pritzker Announces $103.5M Plan to Improve Several Illinois Community Colleges


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 08:02:41 PM

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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....

Read more: Pritzker Announces $103.5M Plan to Improve Several Illinois Community Colleges


Illinois Man Dies After Hit by Anchor in Lake of the Ozarks


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 06:21:37 PM

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Authorities say an Illinois man has died after being hit by a boat anchor on Lake of the Ozarks

Read more: Illinois Man Dies After Hit by Anchor in Lake of the Ozarks


DePaul University Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 04:46:57 PM

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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...

Read more: DePaul University Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus


JoAnn Cunningham Transferred to Downstate Prison After Sentencing: IDOC


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...

Read more: JoAnn Cunningham Transferred to Downstate Prison After Sentencing: IDOC


Man Charged With 5 Counts of Attempted Murder in Shooting of Chicago Police Officer


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 05:33:23 PM

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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.

Read more: Man Charged With 5 Counts of Attempted Murder in Shooting of Chicago Police Officer


Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Lakefront Restaurants Can Reopen, Rep. Davis Tests Positive


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 01:59:50 PM

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Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today.

Read more: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Lakefront Restaurants Can Reopen, Rep. Davis Tests Positive


Illinois Reports Nearly 2,000 New Coronavirus Cases Thursday


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 05:24:57 PM

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Health officials in Illinois reported more than 1,900 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, marking the highest daily total in recent weeks.

Read more: Illinois Reports Nearly 2,000 New Coronavirus Cases Thursday


Indiana Reports Daily Record With More Than 1,000 New Coronavirus Cases Thursday


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 04:15:49 PM

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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.

Read more: Indiana Reports Daily Record With More Than 1,000 New Coronavirus Cases Thursday


Chicago Lakefront Restaurants Allowed to Reopen as Beaches Remain Closed


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 02:51:16 AM

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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.

Read more: Chicago Lakefront Restaurants Allowed to Reopen as Beaches Remain Closed


Toews, Crawford Make History in Blackhawks' Incredible Win Over Oilers


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 03:16:45 PM

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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...

Read more: Toews, Crawford Make History in Blackhawks' Incredible Win Over Oilers


Double Homicide Conviction Upheld for Naperville Woman Who Killed 2 Children, 2 Dogs


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 12:22:57 PM

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A 48-year-old Naperville woman charged in a 2012 double homicide had her conviction affirmed Monday in Illinois Appellate Courts in DuPage County.

Read more: Double Homicide Conviction Upheld for Naperville Woman Who Killed 2 Children, 2 Dogs


Cubs' Hot Start The Team's Best in More Than 50 Years


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 02:58:17 PM

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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...

Read more: Cubs' Hot Start The Team's Best in More Than 50 Years


Chicago Police Watchdog Agency Investigating After Former Illinois Lawmaker Arrested on Warrant for Different Man


Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 06:50:01 PM

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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.

Read more: Chicago Police Watchdog Agency Investigating After Former Illinois Lawmaker Arrested on Warrant for Different Man


Chicago Football Classic to Give Scholarships, Laptops During Coronavirus Pandemic


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 02:09:07 PM

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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...

Read more: Chicago Football Classic to Give Scholarships, Laptops During Coronavirus Pandemic


Skateboarder Rescued After Falling Into Water at Whiting Pier: Fire Department


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 01:34:36 PM

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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...

Read more: Skateboarder Rescued After Falling Into Water at Whiting Pier: Fire Department


Pritzker Not Sold on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine for School Attendance


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 01:54:22 AM

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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...

Read more: Pritzker Not Sold on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine for School Attendance


ComEd Pleads Not Guilty in Alleged Influence-Peddling Scheme


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.

Read more: ComEd Pleads Not Guilty in Alleged Influence-Peddling Scheme


Private Schools in Chicago Fielding Wave of Calls After CPS Goes With Remote Learning Plan


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 03:39:19 AM

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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...

Read more: Private Schools in Chicago Fielding Wave of Calls After CPS Goes With Remote Learning Plan


Crystal Lake Restaurant Closed After Multiple Customers, Staff Test Positive for COVID-19


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 02:28:56 AM

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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...

Read more: Crystal Lake Restaurant Closed After Multiple Customers, Staff Test Positive for COVID-19


Blackhawks Stun Oilers With Third Period Comeback to Score 4-3 Win in Game 3


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...

Read more: Blackhawks Stun Oilers With Third Period Comeback to Score 4-3 Win in Game 3


Darvish Pitches Cubs Past Royals 6-1 for 6th Straight Win


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

Read more: Darvish Pitches Cubs Past Royals 6-1 for 6th Straight Win


Houser Strong, Brewers Stop White Sox 6-Game Win Streak, 1-0


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

Read more: Houser Strong, Brewers Stop White Sox 6-Game Win Streak, 1-0


Illinois Coronavirus Updates: CPS Remote Learning Plan, Gov. Pritzker to Give Update


Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 01:23:13 PM

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Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today.

Read more: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: CPS Remote Learning Plan, Gov. Pritzker to Give Update


Indiana Officials Maintain It's ‘Safe' for Schools to Reopen


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 01:13:57 AM

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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...

Read more: Indiana Officials Maintain It's ‘Safe' for Schools to Reopen


Woman Charged With Attempted Terrorism in Lombard


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 12:44:52 AM

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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...

Read more: Woman Charged With Attempted Terrorism in Lombard


White Sox Rookie Madrigal to IL With Separated Shoulder


Created: Thu, Aug 06 2020 12:30:08 AM

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Prized Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal is headed to the 10-day injured list because of a separated left shoulder

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Family Sues Suburban School District After Wheelchair Pins Son to Floor of Bus


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...

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Rep. Rodney Davis Tests Positive for Coronavirus


Created: Wed, Aug 05 2020 11:43:36 PM

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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...

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Defer or Defy? The Decision Students Face on Whether to Head to College Campus


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,...

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Oilers vs. Blackhawks: Three Keys to a Game 3 Victory


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...

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Gold Coast Shooting That Killed Rapper FBG Duck May Have Been Gang-Related: Mayor


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...

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Drake Caggiula ‘Respects' Leagues Decision to Suspend Him as He Returns to Lineup


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...

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Sailing for All? Foundation Calls for Boaters to Diversify the Sport


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...

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Chicago Schools to Begin Fall Remotely, Dropping Hybrid Plan


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

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