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Family Fights For $2.1 Million Treatment for Baby


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 10:36:55 PM

Author: Diana Zoga, Lisa Parker and Tom Jones

A family said they faced a fight for their daughter’s life after her health plan provider denied coverage of a medication known as the most expensive drug in the world. The family said doctors told them the one-time infusion that costs more than $2 million was their daughter’s best hope. Aniya Porter was born with a rare genetic disease called...

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Reactions Pour in After R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years for Trafficking


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 09:46:49 PM

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Chicago-born singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday after being convicted of sex trafficking in New York, and reaction is pouring in from both those who support the artist, and those who were victimized by his crimes.

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Questions Remain After 3 Men Killed Inside Kankakee Home


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 09:28:31 PM

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Authorities are still facing more questions than answers as they investigate the deaths of three men that were killed inside of a home in suburban Kankakee.

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Court Tosses Charges Against Ex-Michigan Gov., Others in Flint Water Case


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 08:54:12 PM

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The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal, saying a judge sitting as a one-person grand jury had no power to issue indictments under rarely used state laws.

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White Sox' GM Rick Hahn Remembers Day Chris Sale Cut Jerseys


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 08:07:24 PM

Author: Alex Shapiro

The White Sox GM shared his memories from that now infamous day in White Sox history.

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Darren Bailey Embraces ‘America First' Mindset After Steamrolling GOP Field


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 07:41:17 PM

Author: Phil Rogers and Shelby Bremer

State Sen. Darren Bailey overwhelmed his five opponents in the Republican primary for Illinois governor on Tuesday, winning the GOP nomination by a whopping 42%, but will his embrace of Donald Trump impact his performance with a broader electorate?

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Will You Need a New Booster Shot This Fall to Fight Omicron COVID Variants?


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 07:27:18 PM

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With new highly-transmissible omicron subvariants taking over the Midwest and U.S., could you need a new coronavirus booster vaccine this fall?

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Says He's Ready to Face ‘Extremist' Darren Bailey in November


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 07:19:42 PM

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker used his considerable financial resources to help set up a November showdown with State Sen. Darren Bailey, but as the state waits to find out whether that was the right call, the governor is ramping his fall campaign into high gear.

Read more: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Says He's Ready to Face ‘Extremist' Darren Bailey in November


Iowa Governor to Pursue Abortion Restrictions in Courts


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 07:05:03 PM

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she will move to end most abortions in the state by turning to the courts and asking them to relax the legal standard used to evaluate restrictions and to reverse a decision that halted a ban as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

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3 Dead After Major Police Presence Reported at Kankakee Home


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 06:33:47 PM

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Three men were found dead after a major police presence was reported Wednesday afternoon at a home in Kankakee, according to police.

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Indiana Lawmakers Delay Session on Abortion, Tax Refund


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 06:17:00 PM

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Top Indiana lawmakers are delaying until late July the start of a special legislative session during which they are expected to consider tougher anti-abortion laws following U.S. Supreme Court’s decision ending the constitutional right to abortion.

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Cubs' Seiya Suzuki to Begin Rehab Assignment Thursday


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 06:04:13 PM

Author: Tim Stebbins

Seiya Suzuki will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, the latest step in his recovery from a finger injury that has sidelined him for a month.

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Chicago to Add Concrete Barriers to All Protected Bike Lanes by 2023


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 05:51:55 PM

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Chicago's protected bike lanes will soon have concrete curbs to separate riders from vehicles on the road, the city's department of transportation announced Wednesday.

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Blackhawks' Luke Richardson Details Interview Process for Head Coaching Job


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 05:25:00 PM

Author: Charlie Roumeliotis

Luke Richardson detailed his interesting interview process with the Blackhawks, and when he started to overthink where he stood in the process.

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Here's a Look at How Each Illinois County Voted in the Governor's Race


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 05:15:50 PM

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Illinoisans now know which candidates will be on the ballot in November, and in arguably the biggest and most expensive race in the state, the two challengers have been finalized.

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When is the 2022 General Election?


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 05:07:47 PM

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For the first time ever, Illinois held its primary elections in the month of June, and as the dust begins to settle following the closing of the polls, attention will soon turn to the upcoming general election. Here's when you'll cast your ballots this fall.

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1955 Warrant in Emmett Till Case Found, Family Seeks Arrest


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 05:07:25 PM

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A team searching the basement of a Mississippi courthouse for evidence about the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till has found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in his 1955 kidnapping, and relatives of the victim who initiated the hunt want authorities to finally arrest her nearly 70 years later.

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Election 2022: Here Are Illinois' Races for Governor, Senate, Congress and More


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 04:36:56 PM

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The June primary has come and gone, with most races having been called, and now attention is turning toward November’s general election.

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Officials Identify 4 People Who Died in Amtrak Derailment


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 04:02:55 PM

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Authorities on Wednesday identified the four people killed when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a dump truck earlier this week in rural Missouri, saying two were from Kansas and two were from Missouri.

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Q&A: Blackhawks' Luke Richardson Sits Down for 1-On-1


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 03:46:35 PM

Author: Charlie Roumeliotis

New Chicago Blackhawks head coach Luke Richardson sits down for an exclusive 1-on-1 with Pat Boyle.

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Podcast: Interview With Blackhawks' Luke Richardson and Takeaways From Press Conference


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 03:40:00 PM

Author: Charlie Roumeliotis

Pat, Charlie and James react to Luke Richardson's press conference. Plus, an exclusive interview with Richardson as he prepares to lead the Blackhawks through a rebuild.

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Blackhawks Working With Derek King to Keep Him in the Fold


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 03:25:00 PM

Author: Charlie Roumeliotis

The Blackhawks are working with Derek King to keep him in the fold, even though he wasn't hired as the permanent head coach.

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Have CDC Quarantine COVID Guidelines Changed? Here's What You Need to Know


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 02:45:48 PM

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As scientific discoveries arise and federal officials continue to update information around the coronavirus, have quarantine guidelines changed?

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New Omicron Subvariants Are Behind Most Cases in Midwest. Here's What Makes Them Different


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 02:42:52 PM

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New highly-transmissible omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5, are now making up a majority of cases in the Midwest, Chicago's top doctor revealed, but there's one concern with the new variants that experts have noted.

Read more: New Omicron Subvariants Are Behind Most Cases in Midwest. Here's What Makes Them Different


R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Sex Trafficking Case


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 02:13:55 PM

Author: Tom Hays and Bobby Caina Calvan

R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his R&B superstardom to subject young fans to systematic sexual abuse.

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Chicago Will Open Only Some Pools — and Limit Access to Some Beaches — Next Week. Here's What's Opening When


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 01:56:22 PM

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The Chicago Park District says it has only been able to secure 55% of the lifeguards it needs to safely operate its 99 pools and beaches.

Read more: Chicago Will Open Only Some Pools — and Limit Access to Some Beaches — Next Week. Here's What's Opening When


O'Hare, Midway Expect Over 1M Travelers July Fourth Weekend Amid Airline Concerns


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 01:19:50 PM

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Chicago-area airports are preparing for over a million travelers this Fourth of July weekend as airlines recently reported flight delays and cancelations.

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America's Largest Waterpark Hosting ‘Massive Bash' for Fourth of July Weekend


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 12:25:06 PM

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America's largest waterpark, located in Wisconsin, is hosting a Fourth of July bash to celebrate the holiday weekend, including special deals, the park announced Wednesday.

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Trio Arrested For Back-to-Back Robberies at Belmont Red Line Overnight — Third Night of Violence in Lakeview


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 12:18:51 PM

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Three people were arrested after beating and robbing two men at the CTA Belmont Red Line station early Wednesday — the third night of violence near the Lake View train station.

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Facebook Class Action Lawsuit: Here's How to File a Claim to be Part of a New $90M Facebook Settlement


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 12:05:28 PM

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If you're a U.S. Facebook user, you may be owed a payout as part of a new $90 million Class Action Lawsuit against the company that involves the famous "Like" button.

Read more: Facebook Class Action Lawsuit: Here's How to File a Claim to be Part of a New $90M Facebook Settlement


Angels' Mike Trout Shows Frustration of Own Reliever Tipping Pitches Against White Sox


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 10:55:00 AM

Author: Julia Elbaba

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout displayed how reliever Elvis Peguero was tipping his pitches on Tuesday night in their loss to the White Sox.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: BA.4 and BA.5 Spread in Midwest, Contagiousness


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 09:35:42 AM

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Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.

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NBA Free Agents: 4 Potential Targets to Address Bulls' Need for Size


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 09:30:17 AM

Author: Rob Schaefer

From Isaiah Hartenstein to Mo Bamba, the Bulls have plenty of potential options to address their need for size and rim protection this free agency.

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WATCH: Darren Bailey Wins Republican Governor's Race in 2022 Illinois Primary, Will Face Pritzker in November


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 07:49:53 AM

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Republican Darren Bailey, a farmer from downstate Illinois, on November 8 will face Democratic incumbent J.B. Pritzker in the General Election for Illinois Governor.

Read more: WATCH: Darren Bailey Wins Republican Governor's Race in 2022 Illinois Primary, Will Face Pritzker in November


2022 Live Illinois Primary Election Results: See The Latest Totals


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 06:59:42 AM

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Here's how to track results from 2022 Illinois primary election races across the state

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Only 1 in 5 Chicago Voters Cast Ballots in Primary, an 8-Year Low


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 06:27:45 AM

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The sun was up when Chicago polls closed Tuesday — but voter turnout was not.

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Illinois Governor Primary: Darren Bailey Wins GOP Nomination, Will Face JB Pritzker in November


Created: Wed, Jun 29 2022 05:56:15 AM

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In the most expensive race in Illinois history, State Sen. Darren Bailey secured the Republican nomination in Tuesday's Illinois Primary Election. Bailey will face Democratic incumbent J.B. Pritzker in the race for Governor in November.

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Illinois Election Results: Who Won, Which Races Haven't Been Called Yet


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 11:59:00 PM

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Election results came flooding in during the Illinois primary Tuesday, with some of the biggest races on the ballot shaping up as others remained too close to call.

Read more: Illinois Election Results: Who Won, Which Races Haven't Been Called Yet


Illinois Primary Election: Bailey, Giannoulias Among Big Winners Tuesday


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 11:58:57 PM

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Battle lines were clearly drawn on Tuesday night as Illinois voters went to the polls in the primary election, with both Republicans and Democrats saying they were looking forward to the fight to come in November.

Read more: Illinois Primary Election: Bailey, Giannoulias Among Big Winners Tuesday


Rep. Danny Davis Fends Off Kina Collins Primary Challenge, NBC News Projects


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 11:46:32 PM

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In one of the closest races of the election cycle, Rep. Danny Davis has fended off a challenge from activist Kina Collins in Illinois’ 7th Congressional district, NBC News is projecting. Davis, who has been in Congress since winning in 1996, faced his strongest challenge to date in the primary, with Collins pulling in support from numerous Democratic organizations, including...

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Jonathan Jackson Wins Nomination in Illinois' 1st Congressional District: AP


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 11:18:42 PM

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Few, if any, races in Illinois had more candidates on the ballot than the Democratic Congressional primary in the 1st District, but Jonathan Jackson managed to fend off 16 other contenders and secured the party’s nomination in the election, the Associated Press projects.

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Attorney Kathy Salvi Earns Republican Senate Nomination, to Face Tammy Duckworth


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 11:09:56 PM

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Suburban attorney Kathy Salvi has claimed victory in the Republican U.S. Senate race in Illinois, earning a face-off with Sen. Tammy Duckworth in November.

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Keith Pekau Wins Republican Nomination in District 6, Will Face Casten


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 10:56:50 PM

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Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau has earned the Republican nomination in Illinois’ 6th Congressional district and will face Rep. Sean Casten in the November general election, NBC News has projected.

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Thomas DeVore Earns Republican Nomination in Attorney General Race


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 10:45:14 PM

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Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is expected to face Republican challenger Thomas DeVore in the November general election after Steve Kim conceded the primary race on Tuesday night.

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Alexi Giannoulias Wins Race for Democratic Secretary of State Nomination: AP


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 10:35:32 PM

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For the first time in nearly a quarter of a century, Illinois will elect a new secretary of state this fall, and former Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias has secured the Democratic party’s nomination in the race, fending off Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia in a hotly-contested battle, the Associated Press projects.

Read more: Alexi Giannoulias Wins Race for Democratic Secretary of State Nomination: AP


Pritzker Pledges Fight Against ‘Radical Right Wing' in General Election Kick-Off


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 10:01:08 PM

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With the Democratic nomination secure, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker took aim at State Sen. Darren Bailey and the Republican party on Tuesday night, blasting what he called “the radical right wing’s” extremism as he kicked off his general election campaign in earnest.

Read more: Pritzker Pledges Fight Against ‘Radical Right Wing' in General Election Kick-Off


Richard Irvin, Ken Griffin React to Stinging Defeat at Hands of Darren Bailey in Republican Primary


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 09:46:57 PM

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Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, who for a time was the frontrunner in the Republican gubernatorial primary, said that he is proud of the campaign he ran after he was soundly defeated by State Sen. Darren Bailey on Tuesday night.

Read more: Richard Irvin, Ken Griffin React to Stinging Defeat at Hands of Darren Bailey in Republican Primary


Illinois Primary: Mary Miller Wins Nomination in 15th Congressional District: NBC News


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 09:32:10 PM

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Rep. Mary Miller is expected to win the Republican nomination in Illinois’ 15th Congressional district, NBC News projects, with incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis offering his concession in the race.

Read more: Illinois Primary: Mary Miller Wins Nomination in 15th Congressional District: NBC News


Illinois Primary Election 2022: Dan Brady Wins Republican Secretary of State Race as Milhiser Concedes


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 09:06:30 PM

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Illinois State Rep. Dan Brady will secure the Republican nomination in the secretary of state race, with former U.S. Attorney John Milhiser conceding in the race Tuesday night.

Read more: Illinois Primary Election 2022: Dan Brady Wins Republican Secretary of State Race as Milhiser Concedes


Sean Casten Wins Democratic Nomination in 6th Congressional District


Created: Tue, Jun 28 2022 08:48:17 PM

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In a battle between two sitting members of Congress, it was Rep. Sean Casten that triumphed in Tuesday’s primary election in the redrawn 6th Congressional district, defeating fellow incumbent Rep. Marie Newman, NBC News is projecting.

Read more: Sean Casten Wins Democratic Nomination in 6th Congressional District

 
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