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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Travel Order Updated, COVID Mitigation Changes


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 12:28:28 PM

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

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Coronavirus in Indiana: 733 New Cases, 8 Additional Deaths, 37K Vaccinations


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 04:14:40 PM

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Health officials in Indiana on Tuesday reported 733 new cases of coronavirus and eight additional deaths, along with more than 37,000 new vaccinations in the past day.

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Navy Pier Announces Phased Reopening, Celebration Fireworks


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 03:31:01 PM

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Following its temporary closure since Labor Day, Navy Pier will begin its phased reopening at the end of April, representatives for the iconic Chicago attraction announced.

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Cook County to Release 10K COVID Vaccine Appointments Tuesday


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 02:28:42 PM

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Cook County is set to release 10,000 COVID vaccine appointments Tuesday afternoon - and that's not the only appointment drop happening Tuesday.

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Father Angry After Teacher Cuts Biracial Daughter's Hair


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 12:51:25 PM

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A Michigan father has moved his 7-year-old biracial daughter from one school to another after the child’s hair was cut on separate occasions by a classmate and a teacher.

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National Guard Troops to Arrive in Chicago Ahead of Potential Chauvin Trial Verdict


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 10:57:04 AM

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Illinois National Guard troops are being sent Chicago Tuesday at the city's request in anticipation of a potential verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, which is currently in the hands of a jury.

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Chicago Travel Order: 26 States Now Higher Risk, Testing Requirements Change


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 02:01:27 PM

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Chicago updated its emergency travel order Tuesday, detailing where states currently stand and determining the guidelines on whether travelers must quarantine or test negative for COVID-19 prior to their arrival in the city.

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What to Expect and When as Winter Returns to Chicago Area


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 11:58:29 AM

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A wintry system is making its way through the Chicago area this week, bringing snow and sub-freezing temperatures in the middle of spring. When will it begin, how long will it last and what can you expect?

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Carjackings Reported in Uptown: Police


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 11:08:05 AM

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Police are warning of a pair of carjackings reported in April in Uptown on the North Side.

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‘It Touched My Heart:' Vigil Held to Honor Girl Killed in Weekend Shooting


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 04:10:13 AM

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Residents are finding ways to channel their grief and sadness into positive action after the shooting death of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams, who was shot and killed in a McDonald’s drive-thru on Sunday afternoon. Dozens of people gathered outside of that restaurant for a vigil on Monday to honor the girl’s memory, and her grandmother was one of the mourners present....

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Man Gets 12 Years in Prison for Selling Guns to Chicago Gang Members


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 03:18:42 AM

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A man convicted of selling guns out of his bedroom to Chicago gang members was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison last week. David Santiago, 39, pleaded guilty last year to two counts of illegal possession of firearms, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Northern District of Illinois said in a statement. The sentence was handed down April 15....

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Chicago Weather: Slushy Snow, Colder Temperatures Expected Tuesday


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 02:50:35 AM

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It’s probably the last thing anyone in the Chicago area wants to hear, but slushy snow and frigid temperatures are on tap through the overnight hours, and things could be even colder on Tuesday night. According to current forecast models, precipitation is expected through the early morning hours of Tuesday, with slushy snow possible as a storm system moves into...

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Man Charged in Connection With Adam Toledo Case Posts Bond: Sheriff's Office


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 10:24:02 PM

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A 21-year-old man who was with Adam Toledo before the 13-year-old was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer late last month has posted bond.

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Organ Donation Becomes a Family Affair Propelled By Sweet, Stuffed Mascots


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 11:03:33 PM

Author: LeeAnn Trotter

When Jennifer Einerson isn’t caring for one of her five children, chances are you’ll find her at the sewing machine. For the past couple years, she has been designing and creating adorable little stuffed animals.

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Brandon Hagel Placed on COVID-19 List Due to Pending Test Results


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 11:44:15 PM

Author: James Neveau

The Chicago Blackhawks are in for a tough series of games against the Nashville Predators, and they will be done one of their key players on Monday as forward Brandon Hagel will be held out of the contest due to pending COVID-19 test results. Hagel, who has six goals and 10 assists with the Blackhawks this season, will miss Monday’s...

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Shots Fired at Rogers Park Police Station, Officials Say


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 11:25:05 PM

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Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at a police station from a passing car in Rogers Park. Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th) said the Sunday morning drive-by was an “unfortunate attack” targeting the 24th District station. No one was hurt. Chicago police said someone in a black vehicle opened fired about 10:20 a.m. in the 6400 block of...

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Tokyo Olympics: 5 Trials, Qualification Tournaments to Watch in Coming Months


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 11:11:39 PM

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After a long year of waiting, the Olympic Games are drawing ever closer, and there are still several high-profile sports that have yet to finalize their fields. Team trials are coming up in several sports, including gymnastics, swimming and track and field, and the United States is still aiming to qualify in several other sports and disciplines, including baseball. Here...

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Study: Single COVID Vaccine Dose Insufficient for Individuals Who Had Mild Cases of Virus


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 09:55:49 PM

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Researchers at Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research say a new study has indicated that one dose of two-dose COVID-19 vaccines does not provide sufficient protection against the virus in individuals who had previously had mild or asymptomatic cases of the disease, meaning that those individuals are still advised to get both doses of the vaccine. According to a press...

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Blackhawks vs. Predators: Trio of Games Could Have Big Impact on NHL Playoff Picture


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 10:22:57 PM

Author: James Neveau

With just 11 games left in the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks find themselves with an incredible opportunity this week, as they will take on the Nashville Predators in a series of three games against one of their biggest rivals for a Central Division playoff spot. The Blackhawks currently trail the Predators by just two points for that final spot,...

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Derek Chauvin Trial: Pritzker Sends National Guard Troops to Chicago Ahead of Verdict


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 09:25:42 PM

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker is sending Illinois National Guard troops to Chicago at the city's request in anticipation of an expected verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd.

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Toddler Hurt in Chicago Road Rage Shooting Breathing on His Own, Out of ICU


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 09:09:17 PM

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A toddler shot in the head during a road rage incident on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive is breathing on his own and has been moved out of intensive care

Read more: Toddler Hurt in Chicago Road Rage Shooting Breathing on His Own, Out of ICU


Team USA Wrestling: Group of Midwest Athletes Qualifies for Tokyo Olympics


Created: Mon, Apr 12 2021 10:19:35 PM

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The Midwest will be well-represented on the wrestling mats at the upcoming Sumer Olympics in Tokyo, with eight athletes making Team USA’s roster for the quadrennial event. Two more athletes from the Midwest could still qualify for the Tokyo Games, as the upcoming World Qualification Tournament is set for next month in Bulgaria. Of the 18 weight classes in the...

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Snow Set to Return to the Chicago Area This Week


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 01:56:06 PM

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It appears winter isn't quite over yet for the Chicago area as a round of spring snow is set to bring potential accumulation to parts of the area.

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Freeze Warning Issued for Chicago Area as Near-Record Lows Possible


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 02:37:40 PM

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It's about to get cold again, Chicago.

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Investigation Continues After Girl Killed in Chicago McDonald's Drive-Thru


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 08:03:16 PM

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An investigation remains ongoing into the fatal shooting of a young girl sitting in the drive-thru of a McDonald’s restaurant Sunday. According to Chicago police, Jaslyn Adams, 7, was sitting in a vehicle at the restaurant in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt Road at approximately 4:18 p.m. when shots rang out. The girl was struck multiple times, and she...

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First Lady Jill Biden Visits Community College in Dixon


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 04:33:55 PM

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Jill Biden traveled to Illinois Monday to visit a community college in Dixon and "underscore the first lady's longstanding work with community colleges."

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Illinois Reopening Plan: Regions Won't Automatically Trigger New Mitigations, Even if They Hit Metrics


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 07:52:19 PM

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Illinois' 11 regions will not automatically see any new COVID-19 mitigations, even if they hit the metrics that previously automatically triggered more restrictions, state health officials said Monday.

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Scottie Pippen Announces Death of Firstborn Son, Antron: ‘Until We Meet Again'


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 07:01:14 PM

Author: Jess Cohen

Antron Pippen, the eldest son of former NBA star Scottie Pippen, has passed away at the age of 33. Scottie, who shared son Antron with ex Karen McCollum, announced the devastating news in a series of tweets on Monday, April 19. “I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron,” he wrote alongside photos of Antron. “The two of us shared...

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Pfizer vs. Moderna Vaccines: Side Effects, Efficacy and More


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 07:00:23 PM

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As many Johnson & Johnson vaccine appointments shift to doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in wake of a recommended pause in Illinois and Chicago, what can those who were once anticipating the single-shot vaccine now expect?

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Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,959 New COVID Cases, 22 Deaths, 65K Vaccinations


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 05:14:26 PM

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Illinois health officials reported 1,959 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases and 22 additional deaths in the last day, along with over 65,000 vaccinations administered.

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Watch Live: Lightfoot to Speak at First Public Event Since Adam Toledo Video Released


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 05:26:55 PM

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot is scheduled to speak Monday afternoon in her first public appearance since the release of video showing a Chicago police officer fatally shooting Adam Toledo.

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CPS High Schools Reopen for the First Time in More Than a Year


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 04:16:52 PM

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Chicago Public Schools high schools reopened to in-person learning on Monday for the first time in more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus in Indiana: 770 New Cases, 3 Additional Deaths, 19K Vaccinations


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 04:05:45 PM

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Health officials in Indiana on Monday reported 770 new cases of coronavirus and three additional deaths, along with nearly 20,000 new vaccinations in the past day.

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7-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot in Drive-Thru of Chicago McDonald's


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 10:55:35 AM

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Authorities are searching for a suspect after a 7-year-old girl was killed and her father wounded in a shooting Sunday afternoon while sitting inside a vehicle at a McDonald's drive-thru in Chicago's Homan Square neighborhood, according to police.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago COVID Vaccine Eligibility Opens


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 11:46:52 AM

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

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Watch: NBC Chicago Docuseries ‘Scene of the Crime'


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 02:51:09 PM

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Three Chicago-area mysteries are put under the microscope in NBC Chicago's new unsolved mysteries series, "Scene of the Crime," available now on Roku and Apple TV.

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Metra BNSF Trains Stopped at Halsted After Vehicle Strikes Bridge


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 01:43:28 PM

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Metra BNSF trains were stopped Monday morning after a vehicle hit a bridge at Halsted Street near Union Station.

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Chicago COVID Vaccine Eligibility Opens to All Residents Ages 16 and Older


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 12:38:06 PM

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Chicago opens COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents ages 16 and older Monday, one week after the rest of Illinois.

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Activists, Family Outraged by Fatal Shooting of Girl, 7, in McDonald's Drive-Thru


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 02:24:49 AM

Author: Christian Farr

Community members and family members expressed grief and frustration Sunday after a 7-year-old girl was fatally shot while sitting inside a vehicle at a McDonald's drive-thru in Chicago's Homan Square neighborhood.

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Man Injured in Shooting on Dan Ryan Expressway: State Police


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 03:46:41 AM

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A man sustained non-life threatening injuries in a shooting Sunday evening on the Dan Ryan Expressway, Illinois State Police said. The shooting was reported at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 94 near 69th Street. Following the shooting, police said, the driver exited the expressway and was located on Cottage Grove Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood. The...

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7-Year-Old Girl Shot and Killed in Drive-Thru at Homan Square McDonald's


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 10:15:38 PM

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A 7-year-old girl was fatally shot Sunday afternoon and a second person sustained gunshot injuries while sitting inside a vehicle at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Chicago’s Homan Square neighborhood, police said. The shooting was reported at 4:18 p.m. at the McDonald’s located at 3200 West Roosevelt Road, near the intersection of South Kedzie Avenue. According to Chicago police, both victims...

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2 Seriously Injured in Shooting Outside Humboldt Park Popeyes


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 02:08:48 AM

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A man and woman both sustained gunshot injuries Sunday evening when an unknown offender opened fire, striking them both, in the parking lot of a Humboldt Park Popeyes, Chicago police said. The shooting was reported at approximately 7:12 p.m. outside the Popeyes, 3202 W. Chicago Ave. According to authorities, a dark-colored vehicle pulled up alongside the victims’ vehicle and subsequently...

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Man Charged With DUI After Riverside Crash


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 01:34:00 AM

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A 61-year-old man is accused of driving drunk and causing a crash Thursday in suburban Riverside. Daniel Sheehan, of LaGrange Park, was arrested after he crashed his Ford F150 into a pickup truck about 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Ridgewood Road, Riverside police said. Sheehan and the other other driver sustained minor injuries and refused to...

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Police Apprehend Person of Interest in Kenosha Bar Shooting That Killed 3


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 09:39:03 PM

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Sheriff's deputies have located a person of interest in a shooting at a Kenosha, Wis., bar that killed three people and seriously injured three others, authorities announced late Sunday afternoon.

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Chicago High Schools to Reopen Monday After Union Approval


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 11:41:26 PM

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Chicago’s public high schools were set to reopen Monday for the first time since the nation’s third-largest school district went fully remote amid the coronavirus pandemic over a year ago.

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White Sox Offense: The ‘Catch 22' That Has Defined 2021 So Far


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 04:55:55 PM

Author: Vinnie Duber

The White Sox offense is drawing walks as well as ever while simultaneously serving as a constant source of frustration for not coming through in clutch situations. It's the "Catch 22" that has defined the team's 2021 campaign to this point.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Administers 8M Vaccines, Chicago Eligibility to Expand


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 08:11:02 PM

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

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Chicago COVID Vaccine Eligibility Opens to All Adults Over 16 Monday


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 07:29:35 PM

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Chicago will open COVID-19 vaccine appointments to all residents age 16 and older Monday, one week after Illinois moved to the next phase of eligibility.

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Illinois Administers Over 8M COVID Vaccines, Crossing Major Milestone


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 06:56:05 PM

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Illinois health officials crossed a major milestone Sunday in the fight against COVID-19.

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Kenosha Bar Shooting Leaves 3 dead, 2 Seriously Injured


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 01:16:16 PM

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Three people were killed and two others were seriously injured following a shooting early Sunday at a bar in Kenosha, Wis., officials said.

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