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Woman Shot During Aurora Carjacking Faces Long Road After Undergoing First Surgery


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 11:42:52 PM

Author: Chris Coffey

A woman shot during a carjacking in Aurora on Saturday is facing a long road to recovery, but remains smiling and upbeat, according to her stepfather. Kim Weibring, 47, underwent the first of what could be many surgeries Tuesday after police said she was pulled out of her vehicle in a Wendy’s parking lot and shot by a carjacker. A...

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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 1,076,000 cases in all of the state’s 102 counties, with more than 18,000 fatalities as of Tuesday. The state was under a stay-at-home order, which took effect on March 21 and continued through May 29. That day marked the first day the state entered phase three of its five-phased reopening plan. In late June,...

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Ebony and Jet Magazines Name New CEO


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 11:01:43 PM

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Ebony and Jet magazines named a new woman as brand's latest chief executive officer, the publications announced Tuesday.

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Kevin Lankinen Gets First Career Start for Blackhawks vs. Panthers


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 10:55:33 PM

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The Chicago Blackhawks will use their third goaltender in four games on Tuesday evening, as Kevin Lankinen will get his first career start against the Florida Panthers. Lankinen posted an 8-10-2 record in 21 games with the Rockford IceHogs last season, with a .909 save percentage and a 3.03 goals against average to his credit. He will be the third...

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Who Will be Prioritized and When Under Chicago's Vaccine Plan?


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 10:35:24 PM

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Chicago's top public health official released new details about the city's coronavirus vaccine distribution plan Tuesday, including tentative dates for when each of the next phases might begin and who will be prioritized within each group.

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Chicago-Area Doctors Say These Supplements Can Prevent Severe COVID-19 Cases


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 10:32:42 PM

Author: Lauren Petty

Doctors at DuPage Medical Group are advising patients of a protocol that won’t prevent them from getting coronavirus, but can decrease their risk of severe COVID-19 in adults who are not pregnant or breastfeeding. “It’s based on data,” said Dr. Mat Philip, a physician with DuPage Medical Group. “There’s a lot of data on the benefits of aspirin and vitamin...

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More Than 200 Snow Vehicles Deployed in Chicago Ahead of Wintry Weather Tuesday


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 10:30:13 PM

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Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed more than 200 snow vehicles ahead of a weather system that is expected to move through the region on Tuesday evening, potentially impacting rush hour travel. According to a press release, a Phase II event has been called, with 211 snow vehicles deploying throughout the city to remove snow and spread salt...

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Chicago's City Hall, Cook County Building Will Close to Public Wednesday Ahead of Inauguration


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 10:06:30 PM

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Chicago’s City Hall and the Cook County Building will both be closed to the public on Wednesday as a precaution ahead of Inauguration Day festivities in Washington, city officials announced. According to the Office of Emergency Management and Communication, both buildings will be closed as a “precautionary step,” and are expected to reopen Thursday. Officials say that they anticipate that...

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Changes Metrics, Several Regions Lift Restrictions


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 12:52:16 PM

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Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic across the state of Illinois today.

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Chicago's Shedd Aquarium Opens Next Week With Tier 2 Mitigations


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 09:52:44 PM

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Chicago's Shedd Aquarium plans to open next week amid Tier 2 coronavirus mitigations, officials announced Tuesday.

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Pharmacist Accused of Destroying Vaccine Charged


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 09:42:42 PM

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Prosecutors have charged a Wisconsin pharmacist accused of intentionally spoiling COVID-19 vaccine with misdemeanor property damage.

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When Could Chicago Enter Tier 1 and Bring Back Indoor Dining? City's Top Doc Weighs In


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 09:06:45 PM

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Chicago moved out of Tier 3 mitigations this week and down to Tier 2, but could the city soon ease restrictions even further?

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What Are Illinois' COVID Tiers and Phases? Here's a Breakdown


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 05:22:44 PM

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Most of Illinois' 11 regions moved between tiers and phases of the state's COVID-19 reopening plan on Monday. What exactly are the state's tiers and phases? Here's a breakdown.

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COVID Vaccination Sites Open in Cook County to Aid Completion of Phase 1A


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 08:40:26 PM

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the launching of four state-supported coronavirus vaccination sites, as health officials aim to get through the first phases of the vaccination process. The sites will be operated with the assistance of the Illinois National Guard, according to a press release. Vaccinations began Tuesday at the sites, and shots...

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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Site Opens Tuesday at Lake County Fairgrounds


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 07:47:01 PM

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Appointment-only drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations began Tuesday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in north suburban Grayslake, county officials said.

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Chicago Reveals New Details, Tentative Dates of COVID-19 Vaccine Plan


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 07:09:00 PM

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The city of Chicago released new details about its coronavirus vaccine distribution plan on Tuesday, including tentative dates for when each of the next phases might begin, with a goal of opening vaccinations up to all Chicagoans over the age of 16 by the end of May.

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Chicago Switches Lights Out For National COVID-19 Memorial Service


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 07:12:18 PM

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Chicago skyscrapers will go dark Tuesday night during the national COVID-19 memorial service, according to the mayor's office.

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These Are the Tentative Dates for the Next Phases of Chicago's Vaccine Plan


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 06:58:15 PM

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When will you be able to get the coronavirus vaccine in Chicago? The city's top doctor offered up a potential schedule for residents Tuesday that could see vaccinations opening up for all by the spring.

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Illinois Reports 4,318 New Coronavirus Cases, 33 Additional Deaths Tuesday


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 06:12:18 PM

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Health officials in Illinois reported 4,318 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, along with 33 additional deaths attributed to the virus.

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Indiana Reports 2,756 New Coronavirus Cases, 126 Additional Deaths Tuesday


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 05:09:37 PM

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Health officials in Indiana on Tuesday reported 2,756 new cases of coronavirus over the last 24 hours, along with 126 new deaths attributed to the virus.

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What is Tier 2? A Breakdown of the COVID Restrictions


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 05:02:39 PM

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Several Illinois counties are now under Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions after the state changed the guidelines required to ease some mitigations.

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5 Illinois Regions Now Allow Indoor Dining After Lifting COVID Mitigations


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 04:06:46 PM

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Five of Illinois' 11 regions now meet the criteria needed to loosen coronavirus restrictions enough to allow indoor dining under the state's reopening plan, which was revised on Monday.

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Tier 1 vs. Phase 4, Explained: The Differences in Illinois' Coronavirus Mitigation Levels


Created: Mon, Jan 18 2021 11:29:47 PM

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Illinois took another step forward in its fight to help contain the spread of coronavirus on Monday, moving two of its health care regions back into Phase 4 of the “Restore Illinois” plan. The decision marks the first time since mid-November that a region has been placed back into that plan, thanks to the lower positivity rates and decreases in...

Read more: Tier 1 vs. Phase 4, Explained: The Differences in Illinois' Coronavirus Mitigation Levels


Indiana Heavy Metal Guitarist Photographed at Capitol Riot Charged


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 12:04:42 AM

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 A heavy metal guitarist who was photographed with the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and is accused of spraying police officers with a pepper-based bear spray irritant has been arrested, the FBI said. Jon Ryan Schaffer turned himself in Sunday after he was featured on an FBI poster seeking the public’s help in identifying rioters, said Chris Bavender, a...

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Prominent Anti-Abortion Activist Joe Scheidler Dies at 93


Created: Mon, Jan 18 2021 10:25:29 PM

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The founder of the Pro-Life Action League has died at the age of 93 in his Chicago home

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Much of Chicago Area Moves to Tier 2 COVID Restrictions: Here's What That Means


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 03:00:02 PM

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Several Chicago-area counties are now under Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions following a change in metrics required to move out of Tier 3 in Illinois.

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Mets Fire New GM After He Admits Sending Explicit Photos to Reporter While Working for Cubs in 2016


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 01:30:53 PM

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The New York Mets fired General Manager Jared Porter Tuesday morning, hours after a report surfaced that he had sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs.

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Stroger Nurse Was High on Duty, Took IV Equipment, Report Says


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 01:12:41 PM

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A former emergency room nurse at Stroger Hospital in Chicago was high on marijuana during at least one shift and took equipment and IV solution from the hospital, according to an investigative report.

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Chicago Police Shoot Man Who They Say Opened Fire While Running From Traffic Stop


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 05:06:10 AM

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Chicago police officers shot a man who they say opened fire as he attempted to run away from a traffic stop on the city's West Side late Monday, authorities said.

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Illinois Loosens COVID Restrictions for Several Regions, Bringing Some Back to Phase 4


Created: Mon, Jan 18 2021 09:30:20 PM

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Monday marked a day of major changes as several Illinois regions were allowed to loosen their coronavirus restrictions even further as the state changed its mitigation guidelines.

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Rescue Crews Find Body in Des Plaines River After Man Jumped Into Water


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 02:51:49 AM

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Joliet Fire Department dive crews were searching for a man who jumped into the Des Plaines River Monday evening in the southern suburb, authorities said.

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Southbound Lanes on Illinois 394 Closed Due to Shooting, State Police Say


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 04:06:45 AM

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Southbound lanes on Illinois 394 are closed between Interstate 80 and Glenwood-Dyer Road as Illinois State Police investigate a shooting, authorities confirmed Monday. According to authorities, the shooting occurred in the southbound lanes of the roadway near Glenwood-Dyer Road. Traffic is at a standstill between that location and Thornton-Lansing road, with traffic backed all the way up past the Interstate...

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Nooses Found Hanging Outside York Community High School in Elmhurst


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 12:31:57 AM

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Elmhurst police were investigating Monday after two nooses were found hanging near the football field outside York Community High School, authorities said.

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3 Stabbed After Dispute at South Shore Apartment, Chicago Police Say


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 03:07:32 AM

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At least three people were stabbed after an altercation in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood Monday evening, and the suspect remains at large, according to police. Authorities say the incident occurred in the 6800 block of South Paxton at approximately 7:30 p.m. A dispute broke out inside of a residence at the location, and two men and a woman were stabbed,...

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Former Cubs Pitcher Tyler Chatwood Reportedly Reaches Deal With Blue Jays


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 02:48:47 AM

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Another former Chicago Cubs pitcher has found a new home, as Tyler Chatwood has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. The deal was first reported by Jon Heyman of MLB Network, and was confirmed by Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic: Chatwood’s reported deal is the second of the day for a former Cubs pitcher, as Jon...

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2 Teens Shot, 1 in Critical Condition in Englewood, Police Say


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 02:35:26 AM

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Chicago police say two teens were shot while sitting in a car in the city’s Englewood neighborhood, with one in critical condition after the attack. According to authorities, the teens were sitting in a car in the 5900 block of South Normal Avenue at approximately 6:29 p.m. Monday when they were shot by an unknown assailant. A 19-year-old man was...

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Former Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester Reportedly Signs Contract With Nationals


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 01:21:07 AM

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Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has reportedly agreed to a contract with the Washington Nationals, ending a six-year run in the Windy City. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Lester’s deal is for one year and has a mutual option for a second, and will be completed pending a physical: In 171 starts with the Cubs, Lester posted a 77-44...

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Possible Trump Pardons, Security of Inauguration on Many Minds in Washington as Jan. 20 Nears


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 01:03:08 AM

Author: Mary Ann Ahern

With just days left in President Donald Trump’s administration, published reports say he is considering up to 100 pardons before he leaves office Wednesday, leaving some in Washington to wonder what the president’s final days in office will look like. The out-going president is expected to announce his decision Tuesday. The questions of just how many pardons or commutations might be...

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Twin 14-Year-Old Brothers Struck by Vehicle While Skateboarding Near Elgin


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 12:57:01 AM

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Two 14-year-old twin brothers were critically injured Monday evening when a vehicle struck them in unincorporated Elgin, according to the Kane County Sheriff's Office.

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Coronavirus by the Numbers: COVID-19 Metrics in Illinois' 11 Health Care Regions


Created: Tue, Jan 19 2021 12:06:09 AM

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Monday was a big day in the state of Illinois, as multiple health care regions were moved forward into less-stringent coronavirus restrictions. With Monday’s news, Illinois regions are now spread out into four different mitigation categories, with two, Region 3 in western Illinois and Region 5 in southern Illinois, advancing all the way to Phase 4, meaning that indoor dining...

Read more: Coronavirus by the Numbers: COVID-19 Metrics in Illinois' 11 Health Care Regions


Illinois to Vaccinate Inmates Ahead of Those With High-Risk Conditions, Lawmaker Questions Decision


Created: Mon, Jan 18 2021 10:55:10 PM

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The state of Illinois will prioritize inmates in its second round of coronavirus vaccinations, placing the group ahead of those with high-risk medical conditions, according to updated information from the state's Department of Public Health.

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3 Targeted in West Suburban Carjackings Over the Weekend, Including Woman Shot in Aurora


Created: Mon, Jan 18 2021 06:44:48 PM

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Police in the western suburbs responded to at least three carjackings over the weekend, including a man whipped with a replica gun in Elmhurst and a woman shot in Aurora.

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Here's What Can Reopen in Each of Illinois' Tiers and Phase 4


Created: Mon, Jan 18 2021 10:24:45 PM

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Almost all of Illinois can begin to loosen some coronavirus restrictions, with only two regions remaining under the Tier 3 mitigations, the state's health department announced Monday. But what will be allowed in each region?

Read more: Here's What Can Reopen in Each of Illinois' Tiers and Phase 4


Illinois Coronavirus Updates: 2 Regions Move to Tier 1, Suburban Drive-Thru Vaccination Site Opens


Created: Mon, Jan 18 2021 12:43:43 PM

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Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic across the state of Illinois today.

Read more: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: 2 Regions Move to Tier 1, Suburban Drive-Thru Vaccination Site Opens


Where Illinois Stands: Daily Coronavirus Numbers, Charts and Stats – Updated for 1.19.2021


Created: Wed, May 13 2020 01:47:02 PM

Author: Katy Smyser / NBC5 Investigates / Telemundo Chicago Investiga

NBC 5 Investigates has analyzed federal and state reports to show which counties in the greater Chicago area have the most beds, both regular and the ICU, per capita, and which have the fewest.

Read more: Where Illinois Stands: Daily Coronavirus Numbers, Charts and Stats – Updated for 1.19.2021


Gov. Pritzker Surprises Illinois National Guard Troops in DC With Pizza


Created: Mon, Jan 18 2021 09:59:46 PM

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Members of the Illinois National Guard in Washington, D.C., were surprised with dozens of pizzas Sunday night courtesy of Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

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Illinois Adjusts COVID Metrics Thresholds Required to Loosen Restrictions in Health Care Regions


Created: Mon, Jan 18 2021 09:33:48 PM

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Health officials in Illinois have announced adjustments to the metrics used to determine whether health care regions can roll back coronavirus mitigation rules, allowing the majority of the state’s regions to loosen restrictions as the state takes steps to increase hospital staffing. The state is stepping up efforts to increase staffing at hospitals, and as a result officials have determined...

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Ice Castles at Lake Geneva Open for the Season Friday


Created: Mon, Jan 18 2021 08:39:42 PM

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Ice Castles in Lake Geneva are set to open to the public Friday with several precautions meant to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the popular attraction announced Monday. This year, the winter wonderland will be located at Geneva National Resort and Club and feature a variety of interactive attractions including ice carved-tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones and towers of ice...

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Illinois COVID Tiers: A Breakdown of the Mitigations


Created: Mon, Jan 18 2021 06:08:35 PM

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As multiple regions in Illinois begin to lift some mitigations, many residents are wondering what that will mean for them.

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Illinois Reports 3,385 New Coronavirus Cases, 50 Additional Deaths Monday


Created: Mon, Jan 18 2021 06:15:19 PM

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Health officials in Illinois reported 3,385 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, along with 50 additional deaths attributed to the virus.

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