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Trump says U.S. may have coronavirus vaccine 'far in advance' of end of the year


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:19:15 GMT

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"We're balancing speed and safety and we're on pace to have a vaccine available this year, maybe far in advance of the end of the year," Trump said.

Read more: Trump says U.S. may have coronavirus vaccine 'far in advance' of end of the year


Twitter warns about possible $250 million FTC fine


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:28:50 GMT

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Twitter on Monday disclosed that it expects to lose as much as $250 million as a result of the July 15 bitcoin scam security breach after receiving a draft complaint from the Federal Trade Commission.

Read more: Twitter warns about possible $250 million FTC fine


Trump says nationwide lockdown would 'ultimately inflict more harm than it would prevent'


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:57:16 GMT

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While Trump said he wouldn't shut down the U.S., he urged Americans to stay "vigilant" against the coronavirus as U.S. officials begin to see new "flare-ups."

Read more: Trump says nationwide lockdown would 'ultimately inflict more harm than it would prevent'


Trump appointee Merritt Corrigan fired from USAID amid anti-LGBTQ tweets


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:25:37 GMT

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Merritt Corrigan, a deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development, was fired amid ranting about LGBTQ issues on Twitter. She claimed she had been targeted for her "Christian beliefs."

Read more: Trump appointee Merritt Corrigan fired from USAID amid anti-LGBTQ tweets


Indigo Ag expands its ambitions to reward farmers for fighting global warming, adds Moderna CEO to board


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:38:06 GMT

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Indigo Agriculture raised another $360 million to incentivize farmers to try regenerative methods that take carbon out of the atmosphere and make soil healthier.

Read more: Indigo Ag expands its ambitions to reward farmers for fighting global warming, adds Moderna CEO to board


Watch live: Trump holds briefing as Congress squabbles over latest coronavirus relief bill


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:58:15 GMT

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President Donald Trump is expected to hold a press briefing on Monday as Congress continues to negotiate the parameters of the next coronavirus relief package.

Read more: Watch live: Trump holds briefing as Congress squabbles over latest coronavirus relief bill


Virgin Galactic shares slip on new share offering, aiming to fly Richard Branson in early 2021


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:30:20 GMT

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Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic plans to raise about $460 million in a sale of common stock, as it finishes developing its spacecraft.

Read more: Virgin Galactic shares slip on new share offering, aiming to fly Richard Branson in early 2021


The record-setting jobs comeback looks like it could be coming to an abrupt halt


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:05:02 GMT

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Spiking coronavirus cases and rollbacks of reopenings in multiple states present roadblocks to continued aggressive gains in jobs.

Read more: The record-setting jobs comeback looks like it could be coming to an abrupt halt


Virgin Galactic's supersonic jet would go from NYC to London in 2 hours, shattering Concorde record


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:47:14 GMT

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Virgin Galactic's planned supersonic jet could shatter the Concorde's record commercial airline flight time from New York City to London.

Read more: Virgin Galactic's supersonic jet would go from NYC to London in 2 hours, shattering Concorde record


Trump says Microsoft should pay 'key money' to Treasury for facilitating TikTok deal


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:43:58 GMT

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Microsoft had previously said it could buy TikTok's operations in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Read more: Trump says Microsoft should pay 'key money' to Treasury for facilitating TikTok deal


Fauci says he thinks there is 'a degree' of airborne spread of the coronavirus


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:50:45 GMT

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Dr. Anthony Fauci said it has become "much clearer" that someone is likely at greater risk if they're in an indoor space where there's less air circulation and "any degree of aerosolization."

Read more: Fauci says he thinks there is 'a degree' of airborne spread of the coronavirus


Banks say they are tightening lending standards even as demand for money falls


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:44:46 GMT

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From commercial real estate to credit cards and autos, institutions are getting tougher on giving out money compared to the second quarter

Read more: Banks say they are tightening lending standards even as demand for money falls


Dr. Anthony Fauci starting to see 'insidious' rise in rate of positive coronavirus cases in some states


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:39:26 GMT

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White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday that U.S. health officials are beginning to see early signs of a new coronavirus surge in some states.

Read more: Dr. Anthony Fauci starting to see 'insidious' rise in rate of positive coronavirus cases in some states


Microsoft has until Sept. 15 to resolve a lot of thorny questions if it wants to buy TikTok


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:21:05 GMT

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There are still a number of questions that need to be answered before Microsoft can seal a deal to acquire TikTok's U.S. operations.

Read more: Microsoft has until Sept. 15 to resolve a lot of thorny questions if it wants to buy TikTok


Watch now: ETF Edge on the top 3 themes for the recovery and navigating the China trade


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:39:56 GMT

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Read more: Watch now: ETF Edge on the top 3 themes for the recovery and navigating the China trade


Trump and company could be under investigation for bank and insurance fraud, Manhattan DA Vance reveals


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:07:37 GMT

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Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. urged a judge to dismiss President Donald Trump's latest effort to prevent prosecutors from getting the president's tax returns and other records from his accountants.

Read more: Trump and company could be under investigation for bank and insurance fraud, Manhattan DA Vance reveals


Airlines, unions push for billions in additional federal aid to save airline jobs as layoffs loom


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:26:21 GMT

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Airlines and unions are pushing for additional federal aid as a recovery in demand remains remote.

Read more: Airlines, unions push for billions in additional federal aid to save airline jobs as layoffs loom


How the back-to-school debate looms over the U.S. economy


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:18:03 GMT

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As September draws closer, the entire United States is debating the best way to restart the school year in the new Covid-19 era. President Donald Trump has pushed hard for reopening schools, citing other countries that have been able to resume classes as evidence the U.S. can, too. Watch the video above to find out what the United States can learn from other countries' experiences and what steps the U.S. can take toward getting back to class.

Read more: How the back-to-school debate looms over the U.S. economy


Democrats and Trump officials leave 'productive' meeting, but still don't have a coronavirus relief deal


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:33:56 GMT

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Pelosi, Schumer, Mnuchin and Meadows met Monday and cited progress toward a coronavirus relief bill but no agreement yet.

Read more: Democrats and Trump officials leave 'productive' meeting, but still don't have a coronavirus relief deal


White House makes random coronavirus testing mandatory for staff


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:19:04 GMT

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The heightened level of enforcement with the random testing policy comes "as part of our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of the entire White House Complex," an official said.

Read more: White House makes random coronavirus testing mandatory for staff


Coronavirus cases ease in Sun Belt states as nationwide deaths climb


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:00:49 GMT

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Coronavirus outbreaks that have torn through California, Florida, Texas and Arizona have started to decline, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Read more: Coronavirus cases ease in Sun Belt states as nationwide deaths climb


Trump attacks Dr. Birx after she said U.S. reached 'new phase' in coronavirus fight


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:50:51 GMT

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Birx had warned on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that the U.S. had entered a "new phase" in its battle against the virus.

Read more: Trump attacks Dr. Birx after she said U.S. reached 'new phase' in coronavirus fight


Google's new $350 phone packs a killer camera


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:49:12 GMT

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If you're shopping for a new phone right now and don't want to spend more than $400, I think you should either pick the Pixel 4a or the iPhone SE. But they're totally different phones, so here's what you need to know.

Read more: Google's new $350 phone packs a killer camera


Facebook will prepare users for mail-in voting for 2020 election amid pandemic


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:31:23 GMT

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Facebook is preparing for the United States to rely on mail-in voting for the 2020 presidential election and will educate users on the process, in an effort to get ahead of potential disinformation.

Read more: Facebook will prepare users for mail-in voting for 2020 election amid pandemic


WHO says there's no 'silver bullet' to defeat coronavirus and 'there might never be'


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:34:53 GMT

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For now, world leaders can stop new outbreaks by practicing the "basics" of public health and disease control, the WHO chief said.

Read more: WHO says there's no 'silver bullet' to defeat coronavirus and 'there might never be'


Steve Ballmer: Microsoft is well-equipped to deal with regulatory issues if it buys TikTok


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:59:01 GMT

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Microsoft confirmed it has held talks with TikTok's China-based parent company ByteDance to buy its U.S. business.

Read more: Steve Ballmer: Microsoft is well-equipped to deal with regulatory issues if it buys TikTok


Will schools reopen in the fall? Here's what's at stake for children and their parents


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:20:16 GMT

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As schools prepare for the upcoming year, many have already committed to a "hybrid" model to education in and outside the classroom.

Read more: Will schools reopen in the fall? Here's what's at stake for children and their parents


High odds severe Covid-19 can lead to kidney injury or failure, medical studies reveal


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:53:20 GMT

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Medical experts are using AI technology developed by RenalytixAI to identify biomarkers in Covid-19 patients with the highest risk of kidney injury.

Read more: High odds severe Covid-19 can lead to kidney injury or failure, medical studies reveal


Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: ADT, Google, Clorox, Eli Lilly, Marathon Petroleum & more


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:49:36 GMT

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The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include ADT, Google, Clorox, Eli Lilly, Marathon Petroleum, and more.

Read more: Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: ADT, Google, Clorox, Eli Lilly, Marathon Petroleum & more


Virgin Galactic partners with Rolls-Royce as it looks to build an aircraft for supersonic air travel


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:04:34 GMT

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Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic announced it signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce to develop an aircraft for supersonic travel.

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What's the Coronavirus Status at Your College Destination? Use Our Tool to Find Out


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 10:58:27 PM

Author: Katy Smyser and Phil Rogers

Incoming freshmen will tell you college is challenging enough, with new towns, new roommates, new academic hurdles, and new concerns about how far they can stretch their parents’ dollars. Now, students, parents and college faculty and staff face one more worry – a worldwide virus pandemic. And universities have radically changed their approach to learning in response. The University of...

Read more: What's the Coronavirus Status at Your College Destination? Use Our Tool to Find Out


Oilers Make Goaltending Change, With Mikko Koskinen Set to Start Game 2 Vs. Blackhawks


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 11:45:22 PM

Author: James Neveau

After falling behind the Chicago Blackhawks during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs qualifying round, the Edmonton Oilers will make a change in net for Game 2, as Mikko Koskinen will get the start in the contest. Koskinen, who came into Saturday’s Game 1 in relief of Mike Smith, posted a 2.75 goals against average and a .917 save...

Read more: Oilers Make Goaltending Change, With Mikko Koskinen Set to Start Game 2 Vs. Blackhawks


Suspect in Custody in Shooting Death of 9-Year-Old Boy in Cabrini-Green: Police


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 04:40:55 PM

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A suspect was in custody in connection with Friday's shooting death of a 9-year-old boy in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood, police announced Monday.

Read more: Suspect in Custody in Shooting Death of 9-Year-Old Boy in Cabrini-Green: Police


A Look Back at Illinois' Highest Numbers During the Coronavirus Pandemic


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 09:03:57 PM

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In early May, Chicago reached its highest number of daily cases during the coronavirus pandemic so far, crossing 4,000 cases in a massive and unprecedented one-day spike.

Read more: A Look Back at Illinois' Highest Numbers During the Coronavirus Pandemic


Pritzker Launches $5M Campaign on Masks: ‘It Only Works If You Wear It'


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 06:02:14 PM

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday launched a new $5 million public awareness campaign to encourage residents to wear masks or face coverings using the tagline: "It only works if you wear it."

Read more: Pritzker Launches $5M Campaign on Masks: ‘It Only Works If You Wear It'


Chicago Teachers Union Holds Car Caravan to Push for Remote Learning


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 10:56:36 AM

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The Chicago Teachers Union and multiple other organizations held several events Monday as they continue to push for schools to start the academic year with remote learning as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Read more: Chicago Teachers Union Holds Car Caravan to Push for Remote Learning


Proposed Laws Would Help Area Veterans Who Suffered Illnesses After Exposure to Burn Pits


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 10:53:03 PM

Author: Chris Coffey

The U. S. House of Representatives has passed a series of bills to help service members who say they suffered lasting lung injuries after being exposed to burning pits of garbage, metal and ammunition while stationed at military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rep. Raul Ruiz, a Democrat serving California’s 36th District, said the help is “long overdue” for what...

Read more: Proposed Laws Would Help Area Veterans Who Suffered Illnesses After Exposure to Burn Pits


Use This Chart to Find Out the Coronavirus Situation Around Your 4-Year College


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 10:50:25 PM

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NBC 5 Investigates has found that coronavirus cases are currently rising -- or have recently peaked at their highest rates -- in the counties of more than 350 four-year colleges and universities most-attended by Illinois freshmen. Use this chart to find yours.

Read more: Use This Chart to Find Out the Coronavirus Situation Around Your 4-Year College


CFD Transitions to Recovery Efforts After Teen Swept Into Lake Michigan Monday


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 10:00:07 PM

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Chicago fire officials say a teen was swept into Lake Michigan on Monday, with divers hampered in their search efforts by high waves and strong rip currents. According to CFD officials, the teen was reported to have fallen into the water in Diversey Harbor Monday afternoon. Divers began to search the lake for the teen, but stopped the search due...

Read more: CFD Transitions to Recovery Efforts After Teen Swept Into Lake Michigan Monday


NHL Says Zero Positive Coronavirus Tests Reported Among Teams in Hub Cities


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 10:17:34 PM

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After a week inside of the “hub cities” that will host the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL has reported that out of more than 7,000 coronavirus tests, there have been zero positive results received. According to the league, testing is administered on a daily basis to all members of each team’s traveling parties, including players, coaches and training staffs, among...

Read more: NHL Says Zero Positive Coronavirus Tests Reported Among Teams in Hub Cities


Congratulations to Our Making a Difference Award Winners!


Created: Fri, Jul 24 2020 09:33:40 PM

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NBC 5 Making A Difference is recognizing local unsung heroes making positive change in the Chicago area with weekly Making a Difference Awards. Congratulations to our winners and thank you for impacting those around you with incredible acts of kindness! Meet them below. Do you know someone Making a Difference in the Chicago area? Click here to nominate them for...

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Which States Will Be Added to Chicago's Quarantine List? Here's Where They Stand


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 09:32:08 PM

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Chicago’s travel order will be evaluated once again Tuesday as several states near the threshold for being added to the city’s quarantine list. But which states, if any, will be added? The latest update to the order took effect Friday, requiring anyone visiting or returning to the city from one of now 22 states to self-quarantine for 14 days. The...

Read more: Which States Will Be Added to Chicago's Quarantine List? Here's Where They Stand


Lakeshore Flood Advisory Issued Due to High Waves, Dangerous Currents on Lake Michigan


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 09:28:27 PM

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Due to strong currents and large waves of 10 feet or higher, the National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood advisory for parts of northeastern Illinois and northwest Indiana on Monday. The advisory, which will remain in effect until Wednesday morning, is in effect for Lake and Cook counties in Illinois, along with Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in...

Read more: Lakeshore Flood Advisory Issued Due to High Waves, Dangerous Currents on Lake Michigan


Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Teachers Push for Remote Learning, ‘Field of Dreams' Game Canceled


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 02:26:47 PM

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

Read more: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Teachers Push for Remote Learning, ‘Field of Dreams' Game Canceled


White Sox Make Series of Roster Moves, Including Recalling Nomar Mazara


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 09:08:14 PM

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The Chicago White Sox made a series of roster moves on Monday, including reinstating outfielder Nomar Mazara from the injured list and signing left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard to a minor-league contract. Mazara was placed on the injured list before the season began, and has been working out with the rest of the team’s minor league squad in Schaumburg since July...

Read more: White Sox Make Series of Roster Moves, Including Recalling Nomar Mazara


38 Juveniles Killed in Gun Violence in Chicago So Far This Year: Police


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 06:53:42 PM

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More than three dozen juveniles have been shot and killed in violence in Chicago so far this year, the city’s police superintendent revealed Monday. The heartbreaking total comes after a weekend that saw two additional juveniles killed, including a 9-year-old boy who became the unintended target of a shooting while playing outside with friends and a 17-year-old activist who was...

Read more: 38 Juveniles Killed in Gun Violence in Chicago So Far This Year: Police


Bears Safety Jordan Lucas Opts Out of 2020 NFL Season


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 08:29:02 PM

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Chicago Bears safety Jordan Lucas has become the team’s second player to opt out of the 2020 NFL season, the club announced in a press release Monday. Lucas signed with the Bears in March as a free agent, but will not take part in the coming football season due to concerns about the coronavirus. Lucas is the second Bears player...

Read more: Bears Safety Jordan Lucas Opts Out of 2020 NFL Season


MLB Postpones Cardinals' 4-Game Series With Tigers After More Positive COVID-19 Tests


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 08:13:21 PM

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After postponing all three of their games against the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals will now face an even longer lay-off, as their four game series against the Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to the team’s ongoing coronavirus outbreak. According to a press release sent out by Major League Baseball on Monday, the Cardinals have...

Read more: MLB Postpones Cardinals' 4-Game Series With Tigers After More Positive COVID-19 Tests


Report: MLB Cancels ‘Field of Dreams' Game Between White Sox, Cardinals


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 07:54:58 PM

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Major League Baseball has reportedly decided to cancel next week’s “Field of Dreams” game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White Sox. The move, first reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, comes because of “logistical problems,” and not because of positive coronavirus tests that have forced the Cardinals to cancel multiple games, according to the report. The...

Read more: Report: MLB Cancels ‘Field of Dreams' Game Between White Sox, Cardinals


Kris Bryant Returns to Cubs' Lineup After Missing 2 Games With Stomach Ailment


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 07:48:31 PM

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After missing the Chicago Cubs’ last two games with a stomach ailment, Kris Bryant will return to the mix on Monday, the team says. Bryant, who tested negative for coronavirus after coming down with a stomach issue before Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, will bat lead-off and play left field in Monday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Bryant...

Read more: Kris Bryant Returns to Cubs' Lineup After Missing 2 Games With Stomach Ailment


Pritzker Says It's Worth Considering Fines for Not Wearing a Mask in Public


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 05:38:56 PM

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that he believes it's "worthy of considering" fines for people who do not comply with the state's mandate requiring masks in public to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Read more: Pritzker Says It's Worth Considering Fines for Not Wearing a Mask in Public


Illinois' 7-Day Positivity Rate Reaches 4% as State Reports Nearly 1,300 New Cases


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 05:14:38 PM

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Health officials in Illinois reported nearly 1,300 new cases of coronavirus Monday, along with 10 additional deaths attributed to the virus.

Read more: Illinois' 7-Day Positivity Rate Reaches 4% as State Reports Nearly 1,300 New Cases


Chicago Gun Violence: 9 Dead, at Least 27 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across City


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 01:57:39 PM

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At least nine people were killed, including a 9-year-old boy, and 27 others wounded in weekend gun violence across Chicago. The first reported fatal shooting of the weekend occurred in the 900 block of North Cambridge at approximately 6:45 p.m. Friday. According to police, a 9-year-old boy was in a parking lot when an unknown attacker walked up and began...

Read more: Chicago Gun Violence: 9 Dead, at Least 27 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across City


Indiana Reports 582 New Cases of Coronavirus, 5 Additional Deaths


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 04:20:48 PM

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Health officials in Indiana reported 582 new cases of coronavirus over the last 24 hours, with five more deaths attributed to the virus.

Read more: Indiana Reports 582 New Cases of Coronavirus, 5 Additional Deaths


Chicago's Travel Order to Be Evaluated Again Tuesday


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 03:55:01 PM

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Chicago’s travel order will be evaluated once again Tuesday as several states near the threshold for being added to the city’s quarantine list. The latest update to the order took effect Friday, requiring anyone visiting or returning to the city from one of now 22 states, including Wisconsin and Missouri, to self-quarantine for 14 days. The updated order began at...

Read more: Chicago's Travel Order to Be Evaluated Again Tuesday


Watch Live: Gov. Pritzker to Launch Campaign Aimed at Reducing Coronavirus Spread


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 02:25:06 PM

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NOTE: Pritzker’s 11 a.m. press conference will be streamed live in the player above Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker will launch a new public awareness campaign Monday aimed at “reducing the spread of COVID-19.” The governor is set to speak publicly at 11 a.m. at the IEMA state Emergency Operations Center in Springfield. The campaigns launch comes as 11 counties in...

Read more: Watch Live: Gov. Pritzker to Launch Campaign Aimed at Reducing Coronavirus Spread


Southbound Red Line Trains to Bypass Edgewater Stations Through Mid-August


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 10:30:57 AM

Author: Sun-Times Media

Southbound CTA Red Line trains will bypass three stations in Edgewater on the North Side for the next two weeks. Starting Monday morning, 95th-bound trains will not stop at the Granville, Thorndale or Bryn Mawr stations until 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, according to a service alert from the CTA. Riders who need to head south from the affected...

Read more: Southbound Red Line Trains to Bypass Edgewater Stations Through Mid-August


Vehicles Stolen in Englewood


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 09:12:30 AM

Author: Sun-Times Media

Police are warning South Side residents of vehicle thefts reported last month in Englewood. In each case, someone stole vehicles that had keys left inside, Chicago police said. The incidents happened: At 10:10 p.m. July 5 in the 5600 block of South Morgan Street; At 7:30 p.m. July 6 in the 800 block of West. 59th Street; At 1:30 p.m....

Read more: Vehicles Stolen in Englewood


Police Seek SUV That Hit 11-Year-Old Girl in Rogers Park


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 09:10:08 AM

Author: Sun-Times Media

Police are looking for a vehicle in relation to a hit-and-run that injured an 11-year-old girl last month in Rogers Park on the North Side. The girl was crossing the street about 8:30 p.m. July 15 in the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road when she was struck by a maroon SUV, Chicago police said. The SUV sped off on...

Read more: Police Seek SUV That Hit 11-Year-Old Girl in Rogers Park


Chicago-Area Leaders Call for Illinois to Abolish History Classes


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 01:42:08 AM

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Leaders in education, politics and other areas gathered in suburban Evanston Sunday to ask that the Illinois State Board of Education change the history curriculum at schools statewide, and temporarily halt instruction until an alternative is decided upon. At a news conference, State Rep. LaShawn K. Ford said current history teachings lead to a racist society and overlook the contributions...

Read more: Chicago-Area Leaders Call for Illinois to Abolish History Classes


Chicago Gun Violence: 9 Dead, at Least 23 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across City


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 02:56:04 PM

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Chicago police say nine people are dead and at least 23 others have been injured in shootings so far this weekend across the city. Early Sunday morning, two men were killed in the 2300 block of South Kolin Avenue at approximately 6 a.m., police said. Authorities responding to a ShotSpotter notification at the location discovered two men sitting inside of...

Read more: Chicago Gun Violence: 9 Dead, at Least 23 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across City


Future of Lane Tech College Prep's Native American Mascot Uncertain


Created: Mon, Aug 03 2020 12:06:17 AM

Author: Trina Orlando

Discussions about Native American mascots have reignited in recent months, including at Chicago’s Lane Tech College Prep. A online petition created last month calls for the school’s mascot — a Native American man wearing a feathered headdress — to be removed. The petition has received more than 2,200 signatures. Derrick David, a Lane Tech freshman who is also Native America,...

Read more: Future of Lane Tech College Prep's Native American Mascot Uncertain


Baez's Single in 11th Gives Cubs 2-1 Win Over Pirates


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 11:39:49 PM

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Javier Báez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Bote, who made the last out in the 10th, started the inning on second base as mandated by Major League Baseball’s extra-inning rule for the pandemic-shortened season. He advanced...

Read more: Baez's Single in 11th Gives Cubs 2-1 Win Over Pirates


10 People Sickened by Carbon Monoxide on Lake Michigan Boat


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 10:10:16 PM

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Ten people aboard a boat on Lake Michigan were sickened after exposure to carbon monoxide, authorities in Michigan said Saturday. Authorities received a distress call from the captain of the 32-foot boat that was traveling in Michigan from St. Joseph to South Haven around 2:45 p.m. The boat was intercepted near the South Haven pier. Authorities said all ten people...

Read more: 10 People Sickened by Carbon Monoxide on Lake Michigan Boat


By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on Positivity Rates, ICU Beds During Phase Four


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 09:56:53 PM

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With Illinois now more than a month into Phase Four of the “Restore Illinois” plan, where do each of the state’s health care regions stand in key metrics related to the coronavirus pandemic? Here’s a look at each region and its current performance on positivity rates and availability of hospital beds, ICU beds and ventilators, provided by the Illinois Department...

Read more: By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on Positivity Rates, ICU Beds During Phase Four


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 181,000 cases in all of the state’s 102 counties, with more than 7,500 fatalities as of Sunday. The state was under stay-at-home order, which took effect on March 21 and continued through May 29. That day marks the first day the state entered phase three of its five-phased reopening plan. The third phase allows...

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


Madrigal's First 4 Big League Hits Help White Sox Top KC 9-2


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 09:32:52 PM

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White Sox prospect Nick Madrigal had the first four hits of his promising big league career, including two during a seven-run seventh inning, and Chicago beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 on Sunday to finish a three-game sweep. Yasmani Grandal added three RBIs and Nicky Delmonico two in support of right-hander Dylan Cease (1-1), who gave up a homer to...

Read more: Madrigal's First 4 Big League Hits Help White Sox Top KC 9-2


1 Dead After Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Northbound Tri-State Tollway at Half Day Road


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 07:58:33 PM

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All lanes of the northbound Tri-State Tollway are closed near Half Day Road after a crash claimed the life of at least one individual and left several others injured. According to Illinois State Police, a vehicle traveling on the tollway at a high rate of speed Sunday afternoon when the driver lost control. That vehicle then collided with another car...

Read more: 1 Dead After Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Northbound Tri-State Tollway at Half Day Road


Noah's Ark Waterpark Closes After Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 07:32:47 PM

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A popular Wisconsin Dells attraction has closed until further notice after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus. Noah’s Ark Waterpark announced the closing Saturday on its website. In a statement, Noah’s Ark says it has implemented extensive safety protocols since opening this summer. The water park said it will be working closely with the Sauk County Health Department and...

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Blackhawks Forward Drake Caggiula Suspended for Game 2 After High Hit on Tyler Ennis


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 07:06:02 PM

Author: James Neveau

Chicago Blackhawks forward Drake Caggiula has been suspended for one game by the NHL after his hit on Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Ennis during Saturday’s game between the two squads. Caggiula, who had nine goals and six assists in 40 games for the Blackhawks during the regular season, will miss Game 2 of the series after the hit, which caused...

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Woman Gets 30 Years for Baby's Death From Meth-Tainted Milk


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 06:57:00 PM

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A northern Indiana woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of her 2-month-old infant, who died after ingesting breast milk tainted with methamphetamine. Ashlee Rans, 36, of Plymouth was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to one count of neglect of dependent resulting in death. WNDU-TV reports that she faced charges after her...

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Illinois Reports 1,467 New Coronavirus Cases, 14 Additional Deaths Sunday


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 05:11:02 PM

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Health officials in Illinois reported 1,467 new cases of coronavirus Sunday, along with 14 additional deaths attributed to the virus. According to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, a total of 181,943 coronavirus cases have been confirmed statewide since the pandemic began. Sunday’s 14 additional fatalities bring the state’s death toll to 7,517, according to IDPH. Illinois is...

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Kris Bryant Tests Negative for Coronavirus After Dealing With Stomach Ailment, David Ross Says


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 04:58:28 PM

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Sidelined for the past two days with a stomach ailment, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has tested negative for coronavirus, manager David Ross said Sunday. According to the team’s official social media account, along with multiple reporters including Russ Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times, Bryant is feeling better after missing Saturday’s game, but will remain out of the lineup...

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Blackhawks to Host ‘Drive-In' Watch Parties at Schaumburg Baseball Stadium


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 04:42:47 PM

Author: James Neveau

After a fun Saturday afternoon that saw the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-4 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs qualifying round, fans hoping to catch the team on the big screen will have an opportunity to do so in suburban Schaumburg. According to a press release, tickets are still available for the Blackhawks’ drive-in watch parties...

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3 Dead in Central Illinois Collision Between Ambulance, Vehicle


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 04:32:10 PM

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Three people are dead and three others hospitalized after an ambulance collided with another vehicle on a Woodford County road, according to authorities in central Illinois. Killed in the crash Saturday were Morgan Ryder, 20, of Gridley, Jared Seggerman, 19, of Minonk and Seth Unruh, 19, of Pattonsburg, according to Illinois State Police. Another passenger in the car, a 21-year-old...

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Indiana Reports 784 New Cases of Coronavirus, 4 Additional Deaths


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 04:27:04 PM

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Health officials in Indiana reported 784 new cases of coronavirus over the last 24 hours, with four more deaths attributed to the virus. According to the latest figures released by the Indiana State Department of Health, 67,857 cases of the virus have now been confirmed statewide during the pandemic, with 2,775 deaths ruled to be connected to the virus. Over...

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Reward Offered in Shooting That Left 9-Year-Old Boy Dead Friday


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 04:11:20 PM

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A reward is being offered for information in the shooting death of a 9-year-old boy in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood Friday. Local anti-violence activists Sean Morrison and Andrew Holmes, along with the Andrew Holmes Foundation, are offering a $4,000 reward for information that helps police find the person who killed 9-year-old Janari Ricks Friday evening. According to authorities, Ricks was standing...

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Cubs Make Roster Move, Recalling Justin Steele From South Bend


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 03:56:39 PM

Author: James Neveau

The Chicago Cubs have made another roster move to bolster their bullpen, recalling left-handed pitcher Justin Steele from their South Bend alternate site. Steele, a fifth-round pick of the Cubs in the 2014 MLB Draft, was 0-6 with a 5.59 ERA in 11 starts with Double-A Tennessee last season. He has a 16-23 overall record with a 3.62 ERA in...

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Cubs' Ross Non-Committal When Asked About Kimbrel as Closer


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 02:45:08 PM

Author: Jay Cohen

Chicago Cubs manager David Ross is working out how he plans to handle save situations while struggling closer Craig Kimbrel works on his mechanics

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Blackhawks Forward Drake Caggiula to Face Hearing After Hit on Tyler Ennis


Created: Sun, Aug 02 2020 02:39:58 PM

Author: James Neveau

Chicago Blackhawks forward Drake Caggiula is facing a hearing with NHL Player Safety after a hit on Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Ennis during Saturday’s game between the two squads. Caggiula, who had nine goals and six assists in 40 games for the Blackhawks during the regular season, could face a fine or a suspension for the hit, which caused Ennis...

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