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Bill Gates thinks schools will reopen in the fall, but the economy won't magically return to the way it was before


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:25:50 GMT

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The Microsoft co-founder sees poor students getting hit the hardest as schools close down across the U.S.

Read more: Bill Gates thinks schools will reopen in the fall, but the economy won't magically return to the way it was before


US needs more 'helicopter money' to cushion coronavirus impact, says Anthony Scaramucci


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:57:19 GMT

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The U.S. has reported the world's highest number of coronavirus cases at more than 400,000, with over 14,000 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Read more: US needs more 'helicopter money' to cushion coronavirus impact, says Anthony Scaramucci


Treasury yields fall slightly ahead of US jobless claims data


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:22:05 GMT

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U.S. government debt prices were slightly higher Thursday morning as investors await figures on the number of Americans filing for unemployment.

Read more: Treasury yields fall slightly ahead of US jobless claims data


Microsoft won't release its Surface Neo dual-screen PC later this year


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 04:21:48 GMT

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The Neo, running the Windows 10X operating system, represented one of the latest steps Microsoft has taken to diversify the Surface lineup.

Read more: Microsoft won't release its Surface Neo dual-screen PC later this year


White House officials see 'real evidence' that coronvirus mitigation efforts are slowing outbreak, even as some states struggle


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:28:27 GMT

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Birx said the New York metropolitan area, which includes Northern New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island, is still reporting roughly 11,000 new cases a day and that about 40% of all COVID-19 tests are positive.

Read more: White House officials see 'real evidence' that coronvirus mitigation efforts are slowing outbreak, even as some states struggle


Trump escalates tension with World Health Organization over coronavirus pandemic, repeats threat to withhold funding


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:07:41 GMT

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Trump complained Wednesday that China contributes "a small fraction" of the amount of funding the U.S. sends to the WHO every year.

Read more: Trump escalates tension with World Health Organization over coronavirus pandemic, repeats threat to withhold funding


While parents Zoom, their kids are flocking to an app called Roblox to hang out and play 3D games


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:29:44 GMT

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Less than two months after $150 million in a funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, educational gaming platform Roblox is seeing surging usage from kids who can't go to school.

Read more: While parents Zoom, their kids are flocking to an app called Roblox to hang out and play 3D games


Linda Tripp, central figure in the Clinton impeachment, dies at 70


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 01:05:20 GMT

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Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with Monica Lewinsky became the catalyst for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, was battling cancer.

Read more: Linda Tripp, central figure in the Clinton impeachment, dies at 70


'Amazon is not taking care of us': Warehouse workers say they're struggling to get paid despite sick leave policy


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 21:48:07 GMT

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Six Amazon workers told CNBC they've received partial pay or no pay at all while they're in quarantine due to the coronavirus.

Read more: 'Amazon is not taking care of us': Warehouse workers say they're struggling to get paid despite sick leave policy


Disney shares jump as Disney+ subscriptions pass 50 million


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 22:33:51 GMT

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Disney+ now has more than 50 million subscribers, after the service launched in India and Western Europe and as more people are inside because of coronavirus.

Read more: Disney shares jump as Disney+ subscriptions pass 50 million


California plans to sanitize 80,000 masks a day for health workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 21:18:33 GMT

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California plans to sanitize 80,000 used N95 masks a day, using technology from Battelle, to protect health workers treating COVID-19 patients.

Read more: California plans to sanitize 80,000 masks a day for health workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic


Watch live: Coronavirus task force holds briefing as Democrats seek more relief


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:56:09 GMT

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Members of the coronavirus task force are expected to hold a press briefing Wednesday, in what has become a daily affair as the pandemic continues to claim lives.

Read more: Watch live: Coronavirus task force holds briefing as Democrats seek more relief


Luckin Coffee's stock has been halted for pending news since Tuesday


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 21:09:36 GMT

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Luckin Coffee's stock has been halted for pending news since Tuesday morning.

Read more: Luckin Coffee's stock has been halted for pending news since Tuesday


As coronavirus spread to the US, Clorox shares soared


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:46:03 GMT

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Clorox shares soared in the first few months of 2020 as the new coronavirus spread throughout the U.S. The company had seen a spike in sales of its disinfecting wipes and other cleaning products, and investors felt it was a safe bet in an uncertain time.

Read more: As coronavirus spread to the US, Clorox shares soared


Bernie Sanders is out of the race, but he promises to press his democratic socialist agenda


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:49:08 GMT

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Though he suspended his campaign, Bernie Sanders said he will remain on ballots to win more delegates and press his agenda at the Democratic National Convention in August.

Read more: Bernie Sanders is out of the race, but he promises to press his democratic socialist agenda


Rocket Lab's helicopter snagged a parachute from the sky in a key test toward reusing rockets


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:36:45 GMT

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Rocket Lab recently took a "major step forward" in its plan to reuse its rocket boosters.

Read more: Rocket Lab's helicopter snagged a parachute from the sky in a key test toward reusing rockets


Fed will keep rates near zero until economy has 'weathered' coronavirus impact, minutes show


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:59:05 GMT

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Not only did members believe it was important to use all their rate power now, but also that they intend to keep rates anchored at the bottom for the foreseeable future.

Read more: Fed will keep rates near zero until economy has 'weathered' coronavirus impact, minutes show


As hospitals beg for protective gear, manufacturers are banding together to churn out plastic face shields


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:16:55 GMT

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Face shields are gaining favor during the coronavirus pandemic because they use materials that are easy to obtain and can be fabricated and built quickly.

Read more: As hospitals beg for protective gear, manufacturers are banding together to churn out plastic face shields


Instagram's co-founder ignored suggestions to copy Snapchat's best feature before finally relenting


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:05:06 GMT

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In the upcoming book "No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram," Bloomberg reporter Sarah Frier lays out the case that Instagram Co-founder Kevin Systrom was actually the main obstacle to be overcome in the social network's decision to rip off rival Snapchat's Stories feature, rather than the mastermind behind the sea-shifting decision.

Read more: Instagram's co-founder ignored suggestions to copy Snapchat's best feature before finally relenting


Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her CEO husband will sell all individual stock shares after coronavirus trade furor


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 21:33:04 GMT

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her husband Jeff Sprecher, CEO of the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, were criticized for selling millions of dollars in stock amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her CEO husband will sell all individual stock shares after coronavirus trade furor


New York Gov. Cuomo says state won't return to 'normal' as daily coronavirus deaths reach new high


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:53:00 GMT

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Cuomo announced that 779 people in the state had died of the coronavirus – the highest daily death count yet.

Read more: New York Gov. Cuomo says state won't return to 'normal' as daily coronavirus deaths reach new high


The Biden-Trump showdown begins at last


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:40:36 GMT

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The race between Biden and Trump has long been expected but is now virtually guaranteed after Sen. Bernie Sanders exited from the Democratic primary contest.

Read more: The Biden-Trump showdown begins at last


WHO officials are investigating human transmission of the coronavirus to pets


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:06:44 GMT

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"There are several groups that are conducting investigations in animals to really understand how pets are infected," WHO's Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said.

Read more: WHO officials are investigating human transmission of the coronavirus to pets


WHO chief addresses death threats, racist insults: 'I don't give a damn'


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 05:07:48 GMT

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"We care about the life passing every single minute unnecessarily because we couldn't unite to fight this virus," he said.

Read more: WHO chief addresses death threats, racist insults: 'I don't give a damn'


As Trump attacks, WHO warns against politicizing coronavirus if you don't want 'many more body bags'


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 22:41:08 GMT

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President Donald Trump criticized the international agency's response to the outbreak, saying the WHO "really called, I would say, every aspect of it wrong."

Read more: As Trump attacks, WHO warns against politicizing coronavirus if you don't want 'many more body bags'


1 in 4 Americans have either lost their job or had pay cut from coronavirus shutdowns: Survey


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:04:13 GMT

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The CNBC All-America Survey found 10% saying they have lost their job and 16% reporting they have seen their wages or salary reduced.

Read more: 1 in 4 Americans have either lost their job or had pay cut from coronavirus shutdowns: Survey


A student created a computer program that tells you when an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods delivery slot opens up


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:23:00 GMT

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It's almost impossible to find a delivery time slot using Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods right now. But a script can alert you when one opens up. Here's how to use it.

Read more: A student created a computer program that tells you when an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods delivery slot opens up


The Fed is modifying Wells Fargo's asset cap so it can help lend to small business


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 21:39:12 GMT

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The Fed had imposed the restrictions following the bank's fake account scandal in which it created millions of accounts for customers without their knowledge.

Read more: The Fed is modifying Wells Fargo's asset cap so it can help lend to small business


Bernie Sanders drops out of the presidential race


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:25:27 GMT

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Sanders lagged Biden in the pledged delegate count and had to cease in-person campaigning because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: Bernie Sanders drops out of the presidential race


Bernstein upgrades Twitter, despite coronavirus hit to ad revenue


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:59:26 GMT

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Engagement may be higher on Twitter, but that doesn't translate to ad revenue, Bernstein analysts said.

Read more: Bernstein upgrades Twitter, despite coronavirus hit to ad revenue

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Chicago Liquor Sales Curfew Starts Thursday


Created: Thu, Apr 09 2020 10:56:56 AM

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Chicago will implement a 9 p.m. liquor sales curfew starting Thursday in an effort to stop people from congregating at businesses that sell alcohol in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Chicago to Implement Liquor Sales Curfew Beginning Thursday


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 06:24:35 PM

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Beginning Thursday, Chicago will implement a 9 p.m. liquor sales curfew in an effort to stop people from congregating at stores and businesses that sell alcohol. “We are not messing around with this,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday. The curfew will remain in effect through the remainder of the statewide stay-at-home order, which lasts through April 30. “We are...

Read more: Chicago to Implement Liquor Sales Curfew Beginning Thursday


NBC5 Investigates Coronavirus Rates: Find Out Where Your Community Ranks


Created: Thu, Apr 09 2020 02:21:14 AM

Author: Lisa Capitanini, Katie Kim & Katy Smyser

Nearly every community in the greater Chicago area now has cases of coronavirus. Some have one or two; others have scores or even hundreds of cases. Now NBC5 Investigates has gone beyond the raw numbers to reveal the actual rates of cases, in towns and cities and counties across Illinois and Chicago’s surrounding communities. And when we ranked our findings,...

Read more: NBC5 Investigates Coronavirus Rates: Find Out Where Your Community Ranks


Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Highest Increase in Cases and Deaths, Liquor Sales Curfew


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 02:09:02 PM

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(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) The coronavirus crisis continues to take its toll on the Chicago area and Illinois. With deaths of famous state natives and first responders making new headlines and warm weather bringing the biggest test of the...

Read more: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Highest Increase in Cases and Deaths, Liquor Sales Curfew


Report: Bulls Eyeing Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas as New Executive VP of Basketball Ops


Created: Thu, Apr 09 2020 01:45:13 AM

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The Chicago Bulls are moving full steam ahead as they try to reshape their front office, and it appears that they may be zeroing in on a front runner for the job. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bulls have interviewed several candidates for the to-be-determined front office role, and they are zeroing in on Denver Nuggets General Manager Arturas...

Read more: Report: Bulls Eyeing Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas as New Executive VP of Basketball Ops


2 Killed, 7 Wounded in Chicago Shootings by Wednesday Afternoon


Created: Thu, Apr 09 2020 01:17:51 AM

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Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday, the majority of which occurred in just under an hour in the afternoon. A 15-year-old boy was gunned down in the latest shooting in Lawndale. About 3:35 p.m., the boy was near South Kilbourn Avenue when someone opened fire, hitting him in the abdomen and leg,...

Read more: 2 Killed, 7 Wounded in Chicago Shootings by Wednesday Afternoon


Dr. Ngozi Ezike Says Rate of Increase in COVID-19 Cases Could be Slowing


Created: Thu, Apr 09 2020 01:16:46 AM

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Illinois reported its highest single day increases in the number of reported coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, but Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the head of the state’s Department of Public Health, says there is evidence that the state is making at least some progress in the fight to contain the virus. Speaking at the governor’s daily coronavirus press briefing,...

Read more: Dr. Ngozi Ezike Says Rate of Increase in COVID-19 Cases Could be Slowing


Mount Sinai Hospital Amps Up Screening for COVID-19 Patients


Created: Thu, Apr 09 2020 12:50:08 AM

Author: Carol Marin & Don Moseley

Medical personnel and staff on Wednesday amped up efforts to screen potential COVID-19 patients at Mount Sinai Hospital. T he hospital sits in one of Chicago’s neediest neighborhoods and is part of the largest safety-net health care system in the state. The effort comes after startling numbers showed 68 percent of coronavirus deaths in Chicago are African American. Two weeks ago,...

Read more: Mount Sinai Hospital Amps Up Screening for COVID-19 Patients


We’re Now Up to 16,176 Cases in the Greater Chicago Area. Here’s What We Know About Each of Them.


Created: Fri, Mar 20 2020 02:56:09 AM

Author: Katy Smyser

As of March 20, NBC5 Investigates has tracked a total of 435 confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout the greater Chicago area, including all of Illinois, southeast Wisconsin, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan.

Read more: We’re Now Up to 16,176 Cases in the Greater Chicago Area. Here’s What We Know About Each of Them.


Wednesday: Record-Setting Day For Local Coronavirus Cases — And Deaths


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

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Today’’s coronavirus reports marked two unwelcome records: The highest one-day count of new cases, across Illinois and the greater Chicago area, and the highest one-day count of deaths. NBC5 Investigates tallied reports from not just Illinois, but the rest of our Chicago viewing area, including northwest Indiana, southwest Michigan, and southeast Wisconsin, and found a total of 83 new fatalities, across...

Read more: Wednesday: Record-Setting Day For Local Coronavirus Cases — And Deaths


Severe Thunderstorm Watches Canceled for Parts of Illinois


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 04:07:49 PM

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Another round of rain and thunderstorms is possible across the Chicago area Wednesday as temperatures begin to dip from Tuesday’s high of 80 degrees. A severe thunderstorm warning for portions of northern Illinois was allowed to expire at 5 p.m., and a severe thunderstorm watch initially in effect until 9 p.m. was canceled by the National Weather Service. Showers and...

Read more: Severe Thunderstorm Watches Canceled for Parts of Illinois


Chicago Police Report 22 Additional Cases of Coronavirus


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 11:42:17 PM

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The Chicago Police Department is reporting that 22 additional officers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the department’s total number of positive tests to 134 since the pandemic began. Of those 134 members of the department, 128 are sworn officers and six are civilians, the department said. Police say 20 additional officers tested positive for the virus in...

Read more: Chicago Police Report 22 Additional Cases of Coronavirus


Neighbors Pay Unique Tribute to WWII Veteran on His 96th Birthday


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 11:10:36 PM

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On what is normally a quiet street in Westchester, World War II veteran John Ullinskey was given a unique present for his 96th birthday, as neighbors, residents and strangers serenaded him. “I took part in Normandy and in the Okinawa invasion on April 1, 1945, and I’m still here at good old 96,” he said. Ullinskey wasn’t expecting a party,...

Read more: Neighbors Pay Unique Tribute to WWII Veteran on His 96th Birthday


Illinois Reports Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases, Deaths So Far


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 07:42:20 PM

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Illinois’ total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose above 15,000 Wednesday as the number of new infections and deaths marked the state’s highest daily increase since the pandemic began earlier this year. With more than 1,500 new cases and 82 additional deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of cases in the state sits at 15,078 with...

Read more: Illinois Reports Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases, Deaths So Far


Pritzker Says Illinois Won’t Hit Goal of 10,000 COVID-19 Tests Per Day This Week


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 09:51:40 PM

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State officials in Illinois had hoped to be processing up to 10,000 coronavirus tests per day by the end of this week, but Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday that the state will not be able to hit that benchmark after hitting several roadblocks. In the last 24 hours, the state has processed at least 6,000 coronavirus tests, far short of...

Read more: Pritzker Says Illinois Won’t Hit Goal of 10,000 COVID-19 Tests Per Day This Week


COVID-19 Relief Fund for Illinois Nonprofits Makes 1st Distribution of $5.5M


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 10:34:56 PM

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A campaign to raise money for Illinois nonprofits blindsided by the spread of the coronavirus announced its first distribution of $5.5 million Wednesday

Read more: COVID-19 Relief Fund for Illinois Nonprofits Makes 1st Distribution of $5.5M


NW Indiana City Cancels July’s Pierogi Fest Due to Pandemic


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 10:23:12 PM

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A northwestern Indiana city that hosts an annual festival built around a popular Polish delicacy has canceled this summer’s festival because the coronavirus pandemic

Read more: NW Indiana City Cancels July’s Pierogi Fest Due to Pandemic


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 15,000 cases in over 70 counties, with 462 fatalities as of Tuesday. The state is under stay-at-home order, which took effect on March 21 and remains in place through April 30. Hospitals are now offering tents for screening and testing, all schools in the state remain closed and all restaurants and bars are limited to...

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


Chicago First-Grader’s Homemade Bracelets Raise Money For Children’s Hospital


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 09:55:13 PM

Author: Kate Chappell

When Hayley Orlinsky heard there was a need for critical protective equipment for doctors and nurses amid the coronavirus pandemic, she turned a dream into reality by hand-looming bracelets and donating the profits to Lurie Children’s Hospital. “It was actually in the middle of the night I came up with the idea,” said 7-year-old Hayley. “I thought of something I...

Read more: Chicago First-Grader’s Homemade Bracelets Raise Money For Children’s Hospital


How to Identify Coronavirus Scams Targeting Older Americans: AARP


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 10:08:56 PM

Author: Chris Coffey

There is no known cure for COVID-19 just yet, so don’t be fooled into paying for false hope. That’s the message from the American Association of Retired Persons as older Americans are increasingly being targeted by scams with a coronavirus twist. The AARP said scammers are using headlines and Americans’ higher levels of anxiety as opportunities to steal money or sensitive...

Read more: How to Identify Coronavirus Scams Targeting Older Americans: AARP


Illinois Coronavirus Cases: A Look at the Numbers by ZIP Code


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 09:46:43 PM

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Illinois residents can now track coronavirus cases in their neighborhood using ZIP code data from the state’s department of public health. The interactive map below allows residents to track cases by ZIP code and county. Additional information including race demographics, age demographics, gender and total number of people tested is also available on the IDPH website. The health department notes...

Read more: Illinois Coronavirus Cases: A Look at the Numbers by ZIP Code


Driving in Illinois Allowed for ‘Essential Travel Only,’ Chicago Police Stress


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 07:17:00 PM

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Drivers in Chicago are being warned by police that travel in Illinois should be limited for essential purposes only. Chicago police officers began conducting roadside safety and informational check points Tuesday in each police district to provide information to motorists about the state of Illinois’ ongoing stay-at-home order. They will continue on Wednesday and Thursday nights, according to the department,...

Read more: Driving in Illinois Allowed for ‘Essential Travel Only,’ Chicago Police Stress


Coronavirus Illinois: Map Shows Cases by ZIP Code


Created: Mon, Apr 06 2020 11:32:09 PM

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Illinois residents can now track coronavirus cases in their neighborhood using data from the state’s department of public health. An interactive map below and on the Illinois’ Department of Public Health website allows residents to track cases by ZIP code and county. Additional information including race demographics, age demographics, gender and total number of people tested is also available on...

Read more: Coronavirus Illinois: Map Shows Cases by ZIP Code


A List of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Illinois


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

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

Read more: A List of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Illinois


NBC 5 Hosts Making a Difference Donation Drive Benefiting Salvation Army


Created: Sat, Mar 21 2020 12:14:58 AM

Author: Molly Walsh

Click here to donate to the NBC 5 Making a Difference Donation Drive benefiting the Salvation Army. Your donation helps feed people in desperate need, provides emergency financial assistance for those suddenly out of work, and offers emotional and spiritual support during these uncertain times. *********************** As Chicagoans hunker down at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, local...

Read more: NBC 5 Hosts Making a Difference Donation Drive Benefiting Salvation Army


Chicagoans to Honor Bill Withers With Another Weekend Sing-Along


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 05:32:56 PM

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Chicagoans will once again gather for a sing-along while in isolation, this time paying tribute to beloved singer Bill Withers, who passed away last week. Ald. Andre Vasquez launched the idea, creating a Facebook event for the city to join together in singing Withers’ “Lean on Me” Saturday evening. ‘This Saturday at 7pm, we will be singing Lean on Me...

Read more: Chicagoans to Honor Bill Withers With Another Weekend Sing-Along


Chicago Fire Department Mourns Firefighter Who Died From COVID-19


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 05:20:26 PM

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The Chicago Fire Department is mourning a firefighter who died after testing positive for COVID-19 as it continues to grapple with the new reality of protecting the public during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: Chicago Fire Department Mourns Firefighter Who Died From COVID-19


How to Properly Social Distance When Passing or Approaching Someone on a Trail


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 04:16:34 PM

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Illinois’ stay-at-home order allows for residents to go outside for exercise, but how can you do that safely? Suburban forest preserve officials are urging people to follow social distancing rules, even on the trails. “It is essential that visitors step aside and maintain a 6-foot separation between people or family groups at all times and follow other public health guidelines while in parking lots or on...

Read more: How to Properly Social Distance When Passing or Approaching Someone on a Trail


Cook County Black Chamber of Commerce Launches Coronavirus Relief Fund Aimed at Racial Disparity


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 04:12:35 PM

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The disproportionate number of African-Americans dying from coronavirus has caught the attention of Chicago-area leaders who are working to address the disparity.

Read more: Cook County Black Chamber of Commerce Launches Coronavirus Relief Fund Aimed at Racial Disparity


Toni Preckwinkle Self-Isolating After Staff Member Contracts COVID-19


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 03:24:44 PM

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is self-isolating after a member of her protection detail contracted COVID-19, her office announced Wednesday morning.

Read more: Toni Preckwinkle Self-Isolating After Staff Member Contracts COVID-19


Chicago Police to Conduct ‘Roadside Safety Checks’ to Educate Public About ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 12:40:26 AM

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Chicago police officers will conduct roadside safety and informational check points in each police district to provide information to motorists about the state of Illinois’ ongoing “stay-at-home” order. According to police, the checkpoints will take place beginning Tuesday night at 10 p.m. The checkpoints will last approximately 45 minutes each night, and could take place between 10 p.m. and 2...

Read more: Chicago Police to Conduct ‘Roadside Safety Checks’ to Educate Public About ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order


Indiana Coronavirus Cases Near 6,000 as Death Toll Rises Above 200


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 02:10:35 PM

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Nearly 6,000 people in Indiana have now tested positive for coronavirus after the state reported 439 new cases on Wednesday. Indiana officials also say that 30 additional deaths have been reported statewide, bringing the state’s total to 203 since the first case of the virus was reported on March 6. Nearly every county in Indiana has reported at least one...

Read more: Indiana Coronavirus Cases Near 6,000 as Death Toll Rises Above 200


How to Spot a Scam With Your Coronavirus Payment, From the IRS’ Chief Investigator


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 02:09:06 PM

Author: Lisa Parker

There are key words to watch for when it comes to the payment checks Americans hope to soon receive as part of the coronavirus relief efforts.

Read more: How to Spot a Scam With Your Coronavirus Payment, From the IRS’ Chief Investigator


‘You’re Playing Russian Roulette With This Virus,’ Warns Doctor Treating COVID-19 Patients


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 02:32:36 AM

Author: Patrick Fazio

As hospitals get busier with more coronavirus patients, a Chicago doctor is sharing his story to warn people who aren't taking the pandemic seriously.

Read more: ‘You’re Playing Russian Roulette With This Virus,’ Warns Doctor Treating COVID-19 Patients


Lawsuit: Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order Hurts 3rd Party Candidates


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 11:57:11 AM

Author: Sophia Tareen

The Green and Libertarian parties in Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the governor's stay-at-home order has impeded the petition process necessary to get on the November ballot.

Read more: Lawsuit: Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order Hurts 3rd Party Candidates


15th Employee Contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 11:54:04 AM

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A 15th employee at the Cook County Circuit Court clerk’s office has tested positive for COVID-19.

Read more: 15th Employee Contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office


46 Members of Chicago Fire Department Have Tested Positive for COVID-19


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 11:40:21 AM

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Several dozen members of the Chicago Fire Department have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the department to 46.

Read more: 46 Members of Chicago Fire Department Have Tested Positive for COVID-19


Man Recounts Difficult Battle Against COVID-19


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 04:09:16 AM

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After a long fight against coronavirus, a local man has finally turned the proverbial corner and is sharing the story of his struggle with the deadly disease. John Alfonzo, who has been coping with coronavirus symptoms for more than two weeks, says he has a “lot more energy” on Tuesday than he has in previous days. “I told myself ‘you...

Read more: Man Recounts Difficult Battle Against COVID-19


Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Highest Daily Death Toll, Gov. Staffer Positive, Weather Warning


Created: Tue, Apr 07 2020 02:09:24 PM

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(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Across Illinois, coronavirus cases continue to spread despite weeks of a statewide stay-at-home order. But with Tuesday expected to be the area’s warmest day of the year so far, officials fear any progress that may...

Read more: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Highest Daily Death Toll, Gov. Staffer Positive, Weather Warning


Man Fatally Shot, Toddler Injured in Gresham Shooting


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 03:27:04 AM

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A man was fatally shot, and a 3-year-old girl was among three others wounded Tuesday in Gresham on the South Side. About 7:35 p.m., a group of people were sitting on the front porch of a home in the 8600 block of South Damen Avenue when someone in a black sedan fired shots, Chicago police said. A 27-year-old man was...

Read more: Man Fatally Shot, Toddler Injured in Gresham Shooting


Pritzker Signs Executive Order Allowing Prisoner Furloughs


Created: Tue, Apr 07 2020 11:45:12 AM

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Illinois inmates who meet the medical criteria may be granted furloughs to minimize the spread of coronavirus in state prisons. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed an executive order giving the Illinois Department of Corrections permission to allow "medically vulnerable” inmates out of prison temporarily for as long as the governor’s disaster proclamation is in effect.

Read more: Pritzker Signs Executive Order Allowing Prisoner Furloughs


Large Hail, Gusty Winds Pound Chicago Area


Created: Tue, Apr 07 2020 07:24:14 PM

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Some of the Chicago area’s warmest temps of the year so far this year were followed up by severe thunderstorms, some of which dumped tennis ball-sized hail on the region. The National Weather Service issued multiple severe thunderstorm warnings Tuesday night. Those warnings came as large hail fell across the area, with reports of ping pong ball to tennis ball-sized...

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Chicago Firefighter Dies After Testing Positive for COVID-19, Department Announces


Created: Wed, Apr 08 2020 02:47:08 AM

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A Chicago firefighter has passed away after contracting COVID-19, the department announced Tuesday night. According to CFD Spokesman Larry Langford, firefighter Mario Araujo died Tuesday due to complications from the virus. Araujo, who served with CFD Truck Company 25 in Rogers Park, was a 17-year veteran of the department, according to officials. “This tragic loss underscores the seriousness that we...

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Long Hours, Support All Part of Chicago Nurses’ Lives During Coronavirus Pandemic


Created: Tue, Apr 07 2020 09:43:35 PM

Author: Carol Marin & Don Moseley

Katie Martino has been a nurse for 10 years.  Sarita Mazurowski for eight. Alyssa Olivieri’s mother and sister are nurses, her dad a doctor. And Patrice Rosenberg cared for some of the first coronavirus patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  They arrive at Northwestern each day for 12-hour shifts dealing with coronavirus patients. “These are some of the sickest patients we...

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Salvation Army Sees Large Spike in Requests for Help in Illinois, Indiana Due to COVID-19


Created: Tue, Apr 07 2020 02:01:56 AM

Author: Patrick Fazio

Thousands of people across the Chicago area are asking for help from the Salvation Army during the coronavirus pandemic, and the organization is working to meet those requests. “People are scared. People want to know that they’re going to be OK, that they’re going to get through this,” says Jackie Rachev, Director of Communications for the Salvation Army Metropolitan Division....

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Man Dies After Being Shoved in Front of CTA Red Line Train, Police Say


Created: Tue, Apr 07 2020 11:27:52 PM

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Chicago police are searching for three men who allegedly shoved another man in front of a CTA Red Line train on Tuesday afternoon. The unidentified man was struck by the train in the 200 block of South State Street at approximately 5:13 p.m., according to police. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. During the incident, three men walked...

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Pritzker Thanks California Governor Newsom After Illinois Receives 100 Ventilators


Created: Tue, Apr 07 2020 11:16:35 PM

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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is publicly thanking California Governor Gavin Newsom after 100 ventilators were delivered to the state of Illinois this week. “It’s truly incredible to work with elected officials across the nation who are providing real leadership,” Pritzker said in a series of tweets thanking Newsom. The ventilators arrived in Illinois as the state moves toward what it...

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ECMO Machine Used to Save COVID-19 Patient’s Life, Officials Say


Created: Tue, Apr 07 2020 09:21:57 PM

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For the first time, a medical team at Northwestern University has used a special device to save the life of a patient after they were diagnosed with COVID-19. The machine, known as an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine, is used to treat patients whose heart or lungs have stopped working properly. The device removes blood from the patient’s body, pumps...

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More Than 100 Chicago Police Officers Have Contracted COVID-19, Department Says


Created: Tue, Apr 07 2020 10:35:50 PM

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The Chicago Police Department has reported 17 additional positive tests for coronavirus, bringing the department’s total to more than 100 cases of the virus since the pandemic began. According to the latest figures released by the department, a total of 112 members of the department have tested positive for COVID-19. Authorities say 108 of those members of the department are...

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Gov. Pritzker Reveals Why ‘Herd Immunity’ Wouldn’t Work in Illinois


Created: Tue, Apr 07 2020 10:21:30 PM

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With Illinois coronavirus cases continuing to rise and the state seeing some of its highest daily death dolls of the pandemic so far, some questioned if the statewide stay-at-home order could be hindering immunity for Illinois residents. Some have suggested that if a larger part of the population can develop full or partial immunity to coronavirus – either from surviving...

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