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Indiana Sees Deadliest Day of Coronavirus Pandemic Yet With 142 Deaths, 5,518 New Cases


Created: Tue, Dec 01 2020 05:12:15 PM

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Indiana saw its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic by far on Tuesday, reporting 142 additional deaths within the last 24 hours, along with 5,518 new cases as the state reached another record high number of hospitalizations.

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Chicago Officials Shut Down 300-Person Party in Wicker Park


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 10:41:49 PM

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City of Chicago officials shut down a party with more than 300 attendees in Wicker Park over the weekend for violating the city’s coronavirus rules. The party took place in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 29 in the basement of Vault/All Access, 1612 W. Division Ave., according to Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. A task...

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Music Box Theatre Brings Christmas to the Drive-In


Created: Tue, Dec 01 2020 04:05:13 PM

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Chicago's Music Box Theatre will screen classic Christmas films and sing-a-longs at Chi-Town Movies Drive-In in Pilsen throughout the month of December.

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Aurora Festival of Lights Opens For 14th Year


Created: Tue, Dec 01 2020 02:44:12 PM

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One of the largest outdoor displays of holiday lights in northern Illinois has opened for its 14th year.

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Bears' Defensive Struggles Sound Alarms for Coaches


Created: Tue, Dec 01 2020 02:34:30 PM

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So it’s nothing out of the ordinary for them to approach another week without knowing whether Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles will play quarterback. What is a real concern is when their defense is leaking.

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Joe Biden Weighs Rahm Emanuel for Transportation Secretary


Created: Tue, Dec 01 2020 02:17:41 PM

Author: Aamer Madhani and Zeke Miller

President-elect Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a substantial and somewhat divisive figure in Democratic Party politics, to serve as his transportation secretary.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Shuts Down 300-Person Party, Tier 3 Restrictions Continue


Created: Tue, Dec 01 2020 12:58:23 PM

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

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Chicago to Update Emergency Coronavirus Travel Order


Created: Tue, Dec 01 2020 02:05:16 PM

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Chicago's top health official is expected to update the city's emergency coronavirus travel order on Tuesday for the first time in two weeks.

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Winter Overnight Parking Ban Begins Tuesday Across Chicago


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 07:15:55 PM

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Chicago's winter overnight parking ban begins Tuesday and runs into the new year.

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Illegal Chicago Party With At Least 300 People ‘Absolutely Unacceptable:' Official


Created: Tue, Dec 01 2020 02:06:04 AM

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A top Chicago official expressed frustration Monday over the decision by some businesses to host large gatherings in violation of the city’s coronavirus guidelines. Early Sunday morning, city employees shut down a party with more than 300 maskless attendees inside the basement of a Wicker Park business. The gathering took place at Vault/All Access, 1612 W. Division Ave., according to...

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2 Women Say Old Town Massage Envy Employee Sexually Assaulted Them


Created: Tue, Dec 01 2020 03:22:56 AM

Author: Trina Orlando

Two women have filed lawsuits against the spa company Massage Envy, claiming they were sexually assaulted by a massage therapist at the chain’s location in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood in Dec. 2019. According to the first lawsuit, the female plaintiff accused the male therapist of “disrobing her, exposing her buttocks and touching her buttocks and genitalia without consent.” In a...

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First Air Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives in Chicago, Airlines Prep for Distribution


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 09:48:12 PM

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The “first mass air shipment” of COVID-19 vaccines arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Friday as airlines and pharmaceutical companies continued to prepare for large-scale distribution. United Airlines carried Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on board a cargo flight from Brussels, Belgium, to O’Hare Airport, according to people familiar with the matter. United Airlines didn’t confirm any details about the flight, but in a...

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Packers Fan Turns to NBC 5 Responds After 2020 Tickets Don't Show


Created: Tue, Dec 01 2020 02:20:45 AM

Author: Lisa Parker and Courtney Copenhagen

The rivalry between Green Bay Packers fans and Chicago Bears fans is legendary, which is precisely why Steve McKay, a lifelong Illinois resident, became a Packers fan more than 60 years ago. “I grew up a [White] Sox fan and a Chicago Cardinals fan, so when the Cardinals left town in 1960, I went with the team that the Bears...

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Post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 Surge Could Overwhelm Illinois' Health Care System


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 09:15:15 PM

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Citing national health experts who’ve expressed concerns over the possibility of a post-Thanksgiving surge in coronavirus cases, Illinois’ Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a stern warning to residents Monday, saying the state’s health care system could become overwhelmed if Illinoisans aren’t careful. Despite guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as pleas from health officials to celebrate...

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Illinois IKEA Stores Display Cutouts of Adoptable PAWS Chicago Animals


Created: Tue, Dec 01 2020 01:01:31 AM

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PAWS Chicago has teamed up with IKEA to display life-sized cardboard cutouts of adoptable animals in its Illinois stores — an effort to help pets find their forever homes this holiday season. As part of the “Don’t Forget About Me” campaign, approximately one dozen cutouts of cats and dogs are on display at both Bolingbrook and Schaumburg locations through Christmas...

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Cook County Reports More Than 900 Homicides So Far in 2020


Created: Tue, Dec 01 2020 12:07:42 AM

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More than 900 homicides have occurred so far in 2020, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday. Of a total 902 homicides between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30 in Chicago and suburban Cook County, 810 were the result of gunshot wounds. In all of 2019, the medical examiner’s office handled a total of 675 homicides. This year marked the...

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‘Alligator Robb' Faces A More Complicated Surgery, Thanks Chicago for Support


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 11:07:25 PM

Author: Chris Hush

The Florida alligator trapper known to Chicagoans as “Alligator Robb” will have a more complicated surgery done than initially expected. The procedures will be life-saving, according to Robb, and could begin before the end of the year. Frank Robb left a lasting impact on Chicago in 2019 after a days-long effort to trap and catch an alligator, later named “Chance...

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Investigations Underway After 28 Veterans Die in Coronavirus Outbreak at Illinois VA Home


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 11:10:21 PM

Author: Chris Coffey

Two investigations are underway after Illinois officials say nearly 200 residents and staff members tested positive for coronavirus at the state-run LaSalle Veterans Home and 28 veterans at the facility have died since late October. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday every aspect of the issue should be looked at, but at a press conference earlier in the day, Republican state...

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When Health Officials Say We Could See Signs of a Post-Thanksgiving Coronavirus Surge


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 04:55:32 PM

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Health experts are bracing for the potential of a post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge. But what might that look like - and when could we see the first signs of it?

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No Illinois Regions Will End Tier 3 Mitigations in the Next Few Weeks, Pritzker Says


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 09:03:59 PM

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that no Illinois regions will lessen coronavirus restrictions in coming weeks.

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Where Illinois Stands: Daily Coronavirus Numbers, Charts and Stats – Updated for 12.1.2020


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

Author: Katy Smyser / NBC5 Investigates / Telemundo Chicago Investiga

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

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COVID-19 in Illinois: Where Each Region Stands in Key Coronavirus Metrics


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 07:52:41 PM

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All of Illinois' 11 health care regions remain under Tier 3 coronavirus mitigations. Here's a look at where key metrics like positivity rate and hospital availability stand in each region.

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COVID in Illinois: Doctor Describes Patients' Coronavirus Journey During Second Wave


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 06:31:46 PM

Author: Becca Wood

From symptom onset to potential time in the hospital, the current health journey for individual coronavirus patients has proven to be fairly different from when the pandemic began, based on a number of factors.

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Minnesota-Northwestern Football Game Canceled Over Gophers' Coronavirus Outbreak


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 05:53:12 PM

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Minnesota has canceled its game against Northwestern on Saturday, the second straight football cancellation for the Gophers because of a spike in their COVID-19 cases.

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Illinois Reports 6,190 New Coronavirus Cases, 85 Deaths


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 06:13:11 PM

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Illinois health officials reported 6,190 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, along with 85 additional deaths as the number of tests conducted in the previous 24 hours remained low over the holiday weekend compared to the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

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Indiana Reports 5,713 New Coronavirus Cases, 38 Deaths as Hospitalizations Again Set Record


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 05:14:18 PM

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Health officials in Indiana reported an additional 5,713 coronavirus cases on Monday, along with 38 more deaths attributed to the virus as the state set yet another record for COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Open in Northern Illinois


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 05:13:29 PM

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Health officials announced Monday the opening of new coronavirus testing sites in Northern Illinois for no cost.

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Man Slain in Chicago Dispute Over Hands in Thanksgiving Food


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 04:11:20 PM

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Authorities say a Chicago man has been charged with murder after a fatal fight that began when he put his hands in Thanksgiving leftovers

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Teen Boy Shot to Death in South Loop Parking Garage: Police


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 02:39:37 PM

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A teenage boy was fatally shot Monday inside a parking garage in the South Loop.

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9 More Cook County Circuit Court Clerk's Employees Test Positive for COVID-19


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 02:35:39 PM

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Nine more employees of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last week, the clerk’s office announced Sunday.

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28 Shot, 7 Fatally, in Chicago This Weekend


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 02:04:27 PM

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At least seven people were killed and 21 others wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend.

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Number of Carjackings in Chicago Skyrocketing in 2020


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 01:32:09 PM

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Chicago Police say the number of carjackings has skyrocketed in the city this year.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Vaccine Arrives at O'Hare, Cook County Sheriff Tests Positive


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 12:41:29 PM

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

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Packers Blow Out Bears as Chicago's Losing Streak Hits 5 Games


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 12:09:02 AM

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The Chicago Bears were hoping to come out of their bye week on a high note, but Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers had other ideas as they blew out the Monsters of the Midway 41-25 on Sunday night. The Packers got off to a red-hot start on offense, scoring on their first two possessions of the game. Davante...

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued in NW Indiana as Snow, Gusty Winds Loom


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 08:41:51 PM

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A winter weather advisory has been issued for parts of northwest Indiana as lake-effect snow is expected to hammer the area throughout the day Monday and into Tuesday. The advisory will take effect at 3 a.m. Monday in Lake, Porter and Jasper counties, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory will expire at 9 p.m. Monday in Lake County,...

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Rideshare Driver Carjacked at Gunpoint on Chicago's South Side


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 02:47:31 AM

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A rideshare driver’s vehicle was stolen at gunpoint by two armed men Sunday evening in the Douglas neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, police confirmed. At approximately 6:55 p.m. in the 3100 block of South Giles, a rideshare driver was operating his vehicle when two unknown male offenders approached the car on both sides, officers stated. Both victims produced guns and...

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Legal Group to Help Illinoisans Clear Marijuana Convictions


Created: Mon, Nov 30 2020 01:36:42 AM

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A new legal group will help people with marijuana convictions in Illinois clear their records. New Leaf Illinois launched earlier this month as part of the state’s law legalizing recreational cannabis. Under the law, people with low-level marijuana convictions can have their records expunged and state officials estimate hundreds of thousands of people are eligible. New Leaf, a state-sponsored program,...

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Restaurant Outdoor Dining Tents Vandalized in West Loop


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 10:25:18 PM

Author: Lexi Sutter

At least three restaurants already struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic were dealt another setback Sunday when their outdoor dining tents were vandalized. The manager of Formento’s Italian restaurant, 925 W. Randolph St., learned his establishment’s tent was tagged with graffiti after seeing photos on social media. “For struggling businesses that are having to go through situations like this, just...

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Indiana Teacher, Substitute Shortage Worsened by COVID-19


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 10:50:35 PM

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Dozens of Indiana schools are struggling to stay open as growing numbers of coronavirus infections and related quarantines exacerbate a preexisting statewide teacher and substitute shortage. As of last Monday, 1,755 schools across the state have reported at least one positive case of COVID-19, according to the Indiana State Department of Health’s weekly data update. That brings the statewide total to...

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Bears Vs. Packers Live Stream: How to Watch Sunday Night Football NFL Week 12 Game Online


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 09:47:52 PM

Author: Michael Allardyce

Here's how to watch the Bears take on the Packers in Week 12 of the 2020 NFL season on Sunday Night Football.

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Suburban Lake County Priest Investigated for Past Child Sex Abuse


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 09:57:53 PM

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The Archdiocese of Chicago is investigating allegations that a suburban priest sexually abused children 25 years ago. Cardinal Blase Cupich wrote a letter to parishioners on Saturday saying he asked the Rev. David Ryan to “step aside from ministry” after the archdiocese received the allegations. Ryan, pastor at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish in Lake Zurich, has been “directed...

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Coronavirus Illinois: A Map of Cases by County


Created: Wed, Mar 18 2020 05:54:01 PM

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Statewide, Illinois has reported more than 720,000 cases in all of the state’s 102 counties, with more than 12,100 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 marked the first day the state entered phase three of its five-phased reopening plan. In late June, Illinois...

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Vehicle Thefts Reported in Gold Coast, Old Town and River North


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 07:06:57 PM

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Chicago police are warning residents of a string of vehicle thefts reported in November in the Gold Coast, Old Town and River North neighborhoods. In each incident, someone’s vehicle was parked, unoccupied or left running with the keys in the ignition, according to a community alert from Chicago police. When a person was away from their vehicle a man approached, entered and drove...

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Bears' Mitch Trubisky Felt ‘Blindsided' by Benching, But Eager for New Opportunity


Created: Fri, Nov 27 2020 10:45:10 PM

Author: Adam Hoge

From blindsided to ignored to injured and now back to starter, its been a remarkable 62 days for Mitch Trubisky.

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Inmate From Arizona Dies at Illinois Prison After Fight


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 06:43:06 PM

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A 37-year-old inmate from Arizona has died at a northwestern Illinois prison after a fight with another inmate

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Illinois Reports 7,178 New Coronavirus Cases, 57 Additional Deaths


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 06:37:09 PM

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Illinois health officials reported 7,178 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, along with 57 additional deaths. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the state has now confirmed 720,114 cases of the virus since the pandemic began, along with 12,193 confirmed fatalities. The state is also reporting 689 deaths that are classified as “probable” COVID-19 fatalities. Sunday was a...

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Indiana Sets Another New COVID Hospitalization Record, Reports 4,335 New Cases of Virus


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 05:28:18 PM

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Health officials in Indiana have reported an additional 4,335 cases of coronavirus on Sunday, along with 24 more deaths attributed to the virus. According to the latest data from the Indiana State Department of Health, Sunday’s new cases bring the statewide total to 333,312 since the pandemic began earlier this year. The new cases come as the state reports 38,761...

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Charges: Indiana Woman Tried to Conceal Son's Role in Deaths


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 04:35:45 PM

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A northwestern Indiana woman whose son was convicted in the shooting deaths of two Lake County teenagers faces perjury and other charges for allegedly trying to conceal his role in the killings

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Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Firing Shots at Chicago Police Officer


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 03:44:56 PM

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A West Rogers man was charged with attempted murder after allegedly firing at a Chicago police officer Saturday afternoon. Gerardo Jasso, 35, is accused of firing at an officer during a stop in the 6200 block of North Oakley Avenue, according to Chicago police. Around 3:21 p.m. officers attempted to speak with Jasso after they saw him on a public...

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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Parts of Indiana, Michigan Ahead of Lake Effect Snow


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 03:00:09 PM

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan as heavy lake-effect snow is expected to begin the new work week. The watch will take effect late Sunday and will remain in effect through Tuesday morning. LaPorte, St. Joseph, Starke and Marshall counties in Indiana will be impacted by the watch,...

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