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Lightning Top Blackhawks on Killorn's Horn-Beating OT Goal


Created: Fri, Mar 05 2021 04:32:48 AM

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Alex Killorn scored 4:59 into overtime, with the puck barely over the line at the horn, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory. Steven Stamkos and Anthony Cirelli also scored for Tampa Bay, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 35 saves in another stellar performance. Killorn got a piece of Victor...

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Gold Coast High-Rise Windows Damaged by Gunfire, Police Warn Residents


Created: Fri, Mar 05 2021 04:11:40 AM

Author: Vi Nguyen

Chicago police issued a community alert late Thursday, warning about a series of incidents in which gunfire damaged a high-rise condominium building in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Three of the four incidents at the building in the 1100 block of North Lake Shore Drive were reported in the morning hours on Feb. 11, while the fourth occurred Thursday morning. In...

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Big Warm-Up Coming to Chicago Area, With Temps in the 60s Possible Next Week


Created: Fri, Mar 05 2021 03:48:29 AM

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The Chicago area has seen a small cool down in recent days, with high temperatures dropping back into the 40s, but the area could see its warmest temperatures of the year as soon as next week. According to current forecast models, the high temperatures on Friday are expected to climb back into the upper-40s, potentially touching 50 degrees in some...

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How Did A Chicago Woman Evade O'Hare Security Twice? See the Video


Created: Fri, Mar 05 2021 02:53:31 AM

Author: Phil Rogers and Katy Smyser

When she was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport last November, prosecutors said 23-year-old Yaazmina Payton had attempted to stow away on an American Airlines flight, so that she could go see rapper Jay Z in Los Angeles.

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Pedestrian Struck by Train on Metra UP-North Line, Halting All Trains, Officials Say


Created: Fri, Mar 05 2021 02:26:57 AM

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Trains on the Metra UP-North line have been halted near Lake Bluff Thursday night after a train struck a pedestrian, the agency said. According to Metra officials, train #355 struck a pedestrian near the Lake Bluff stop, which is located on the train line that goes from Chicago into Kenosha. There has been no update on the condition of the...

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Northwestern University President Stepping Down in 2022


Created: Fri, Mar 05 2021 02:10:37 AM

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The president of Northwestern University will step down in August 2022, ending a tenure that saw calls for his resignation over his handling racial tensions on campus

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Second Man Charged in Deaths of Northern Illinois Couple


Created: Fri, Mar 05 2021 02:08:22 AM

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A man arrested Wednesday in connection with a Gurnee armed robbery is charged with first-degree murder in the December deaths of a Beach Park couple

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Police Ask for Public's Help Locating Missing Teen from Unincorporated Thornton Township


Created: Fri, Mar 05 2021 12:53:02 AM

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Police are asking for help locating a missing team from unincorporated Thornton Township. 14-year old Amani Jackson was last seen leaving her home in the 15000 block of Chappel Avenue on March 3 around 2:45 p.m., according to police. Police say Jackson is described as 5’4” and about 145 lbs. with brown eyes, a light complexion and black, braided hair...

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2 Killed, 5 Hurt in High-Speed SW Side Crash


Created: Fri, Mar 05 2021 01:12:45 AM

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Two people died and five others hurt, including a 6-year-old boy, in a high-speed crash Wednesday evening on the border of the Scottsdale and Ashburn neighborhoods on the Southwest Side. A southbound driver in a Lincoln Aviator was traveling at a “high rate of speed” on Pulaski Road about 9:30 p.m. when she crashed into the side of a northbound Ford...

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New Program Brings COVID Vaccine to Homebound Chicago Residents


Created: Fri, Mar 05 2021 01:01:27 AM

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As seniors seek out vaccine appointments at the United Center and other locations, a new program is bringing the vaccine to residents unable to leave home. Paramedics with the Chicago Fire Department on Thursday administered its first vaccines in a citywide pilot program intended to inoculate homebound seniors and those with disabilities. In Portage Park, paramedics vaccinated Mario Galan, 78,...

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1 Killed, 2 Injured in Crash Along I-88 at Naperville Road, Police Say


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 05:55:59 PM

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One person was killed and two others injured due to a crash along Interstate 88 Thursday morning, according to Illinois State Police.

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Mount Carmel High School Moves to E-Learning After Positive COVID Tests


Created: Fri, Mar 05 2021 12:49:39 AM

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Officials at Mount Carmel High School have announced that the school’s campus will be shut down until mid-March after multiple positive coronavirus tests were reported.   All athletic competitions involving the school, located in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood, will also be put on hold, according to officials. Classes will resume on an in-person basis on March 15, with students switching to...

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Barrington Woman Charged With Aggravated Battery of a Child, Police Say


Created: Fri, Mar 05 2021 12:46:36 AM

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A Barrington woman was charged with Aggravated Battery of a Child Thursday stemming from incidents which occurred in a suburban church, police said.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: 100K United Center Vaccine Appointments Open


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 01:01:06 PM

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

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Report: Cubs, White Sox Present Plan for 30% Opening Day Capacity


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 11:15:16 PM

Author: Tim Stebbins

The two clubs are waiting to hear back on the proposal, according to the report.

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How to Get Your 2021 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Virtual Race Results


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 11:57:28 PM

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After finishing Chicago's 2021 virtual Shamrock Shuffle, there's an easy way to check race results online.

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Lightfoot Directs City Departments to Prepare for Potential Events, Concerts this Summer


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 11:50:14 PM

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Major Chicago events like Lollapalooza, the Taste of Chicago and other summer festivals and concerts in Chicago may return this summer so long as COVID-19 indicators continue to trend in the correct direction. On Thursday, city officials said that while nothing is for certain, they’ve asked various departments to prepare for the possibility of summer events to return. “While we...

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More Than 27,000 COVID Vaccine Appointments Booked Within Hours at United Center Site


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 11:13:53 PM

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Of the more than 100,000 appointments that were made available at the United Center mass vaccination site on Thursday, more than 27,000 have already been snapped up, health officials announced Thursday evening. According to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s press office, 27,819 appointments have already been booked for senior citizens to receive their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The remaining appointments...

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Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Provides Digital Finish Line Tape For Your Virtual Race


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 11:13:53 PM

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Though runners cannot cross the finish line in person, participants of the Chicago 2021 Shamrock Shuffle can still use customized tape found online.

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Tips From Shamrock Shuffle Organizers on Running This Year's Virtual Race


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 10:59:57 PM

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New to running a virtual race? Chicago's 2021 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle organizers have some tips.

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2021 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Race Weekend Kicks Off March 19


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 10:26:21 PM

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Kicking off the St. Patrick's Day season, the Shamrock Shuffle is set to take place March 19 through March 21 from any location nationwide through the virtual race, and there's still time to register.

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Discover Bringing 1,000 New Jobs to Chicago's Chatham Neighborhood


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 09:08:38 PM

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Nearly 1,000 new, full-time jobs are being generated as a previously shuttered Target store in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood is set to be transformed into a customer care center. On Thursday, the city of Chicago and Discover Financial Services formally announced the call center that will be located at 86th Street and Cottage Grove. Most of the positions available will be...

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Brewers Announce 25% Fan Capacity at American Family Field; No Tailgating Allowed


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 10:05:39 PM

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The Milwaukee Brewers will allow fans into American Family Field for the start of the 2021 baseball season, the club announced in a press release Thursday. According to the team, Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson approved a plan Thursday that will allow the team to start the 2021 season with 25% fan capacity, allowing for just over 10,000 fans to...

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How to Run This Year's Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle For a Good Cause


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 09:55:45 PM

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There's still time to register for Chicago's 2021 virtual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle race next weekend.

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How to Register for the 2021 Virtual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle


Created: Wed, Mar 03 2021 11:45:38 PM

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There's still time to register for Chicago's 2021 virtual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle race next weekend.

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Not Included in Phase 1B, Chicago Bartenders, Servers Want COVID Vaccines Before Returning to Work


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 12:26:41 AM

Author: Kate Chappell

The City of Chicago has further loosened restrictions on bars and restaurants, and indoor dining capacity can increase to 50% with a curfew extended to 1 a.m., but there are those in the industry who don’t feel safe going back yet. “The moment that we were allowed to have bar seating, it was completely unsettling,” a Chicago bartender said. She...

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Teen Convicted in ‘Slender Man' Stabbing to Seek Conditional Release


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 09:10:09 PM

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One of the girls convicted of stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character ‘Slender Man’ will appear in court next week, seeking a conditional release from a Wisconsin mental health facility. According to court documents in Waukesha County, Anisa Weier, 19, will appear in court on March 10 as she seeks release from the Winnebago Mental Health Institute,...

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Target to Continue Requiring Masks in Texas Stores Despite State Lifting Mask Mandate


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 09:03:37 PM

Author: Paul J. Weber and Tammy Webber

Target won't be lifting its mask requirement in Texas stores despite the state's governor loosening COVID-19 restrictions, including a mask rule, the company said.

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White Sox Fans Drink the Most of Any MLB Fan Base, Study Shows


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 08:09:41 PM

Author: Becca Wood

Chicago White Sox fans were found to drink the most of any fan base in Major League Baseball, a new study showed.

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Des Plaines COVID Vaccine Site Opens Appointments Thursday


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 03:08:29 PM

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A new mass vaccination site set to open in Des Plaines by this weekend, becoming the first large-scale facility to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Illinois, will begin taking appointments Thursday afternoon.

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Ex-Illinois Gov. Rauner Gave $250K to Florida Gov. DeSantis' Campaign After His Gated Community Got COVID Vaccines in January


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 08:30:55 PM

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Former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner made a $250,000 campaign contribution to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis last week after nearly everyone age 65 or older in the wealthy gated community where Rauner lives was reportedly vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-January.

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St. Patrick's Day in Chicago: Top Doc Warns Against Parties This Year


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 08:26:20 PM

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Though Chicago may be opening up more as the city increases indoor dining capacity for restaurants and bars and eases other restrictions, officials are still warning against St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

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Missing Woman From McHenry County Found Dead in Storage Locker Near Rockford


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 08:24:48 PM

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The body of a missing woman from McHenry County was found in a storage locker Tuesday in a suburb near Rockford.

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Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson: Comparing the 3 COVID Vaccines Now Available


Created: Mon, Mar 01 2021 06:41:56 PM

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With a third coronavirus vaccine now approved in the U.S., what is the difference between the vaccines and should you opt for one over the other?

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Aurora Police Evacuate Walmart Store After Bomb Threat


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 06:20:28 PM

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Aurora police said they evacuated a Walmart in the Chicago suburb following a bomb threat Thursday.

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Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,740 New Cases, 42 Deaths, Over 93K Vaccinations


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 06:18:11 PM

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Health officials in Illinois on Thursday reported 1,740 new cases of coronavirus, along with 42 additional deaths and more than 93,000 vaccine doses administered in the past 24 hours.

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Coronavirus in Indiana: 962 New Cases, 32 Deaths, 54K Vaccinations


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 05:36:30 PM

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Health officials in Indiana on Thursday reported 962 new cases of coronavirus and 32 additional deaths in the last 24 hours, as well as more than 54,000 vaccinations.

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How to Sign Up for COVID Vaccine Appointments in Illinois


Created: Tue, Mar 02 2021 06:57:45 PM

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With both Illinois and Chicago now opening vaccinations to millions of residents under Phase 1B guidelines, many are wondering where they can get vaccinated and how they schedule an appointment.

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State to Increase Vaccine Doses at These Illinois Hospitals Under New Program


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 05:35:08 PM

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Several Chicago-area hospitals will receive additional COVID vaccine doses from the state as part of a new pilot program aimed at increasing equitable distribution, officials announced.

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Peoples Gas Outage Affects 1,300 Customers in Logan Square


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 03:45:36 PM

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More than a thousand Peoples Gas customers in Logan Square were without heat for a second day Wednesday as the utility company said service could be restored by that evening.

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Illinois Launching 2 More Mass Vaccination Sites, Including 1 in Des Plaines


Created: Wed, Mar 03 2021 05:19:56 PM

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Illinois will soon launch two new mass vaccination sites, including one in Des Plaines, officials announced Wednesday.

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100K United Center COVID Vaccine Appointments Open: Here's How to Sign Up


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 11:54:20 AM

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More than 100,000 appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the United Center's new mass vaccination site opened Thursday. Here's a look at what you need to know, including how to sign up:

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Andy Avalos Gets Dunked on Live TV for Virtual Chicago Polar Plunge


Created: Wed, Mar 03 2021 11:27:54 PM

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Meteorologist Andy Avalos took the Polar Plunge on live television Thursday morning to benefit Special Olympics Chicago and Special Children’s Charities programs.

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Indiana Makes COVID-19 Vaccine Available to Those 55 and Up


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 01:23:15 PM

Author: Casey Smith

Indiana residents age 55 to 60 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials announced as Indiana's supply of shots continued to increase.

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Kelly Edges Out Harris to Become Chair of Illinois Democratic Party


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 01:49:52 AM

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After a closely contested race, Rep. Robin Kelly has been elected as the new chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois, narrowly edging out Chicago’s 8th Ward Ald. Michelle Harris. Kelly, who serves on the committee from the 2nd district that she has represented in Congress since 2013, edged out Harris by just over 3% in the weighted vote, with...

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Teachers in Suburban Bourbonnais Set to Strike Thursday


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 05:13:46 AM

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Teachers in south suburban Bourbonnais will go on strike Thursday after a final bargaining session between District 53 officials and the Bourbonnais Education Association ended without an agreement late Wednesday night. Teachers will picket Thursday morning at 8 a.m., according to a statement issued by the BEA. Bargaining had gotten underway at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a final effort to...

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NBC 5 Investigates: Searching The Sewers For COVID-19 at the Cook County Jail


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 03:45:17 AM

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Authorities at Cook County Jail are searching for coronavirus clues in the unlikeliest of places: the sewers. “You know, I wanted to get as far out front of determining what the positivity rrate was in the jail,” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart told NBC5. “It’s just a proactive thing that I really wanted to do.” The process is complex, but...

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Calls for Action Grow as Carjackings Continue in Chicago, Nearby Suburbs


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 03:30:12 AM

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More than 350 carjackings have been reported in the city of Chicago so far this year, and victims of the crimes are pushing for officials to do something about the vicious crime spree. On Wednesday, another violent incident took place in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood. According to police, a passenger in a ride-share vehicle attempted to steal the...

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Cook County Texts Requesting Proof of COVID Vaccine Dose Alarm Residents


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 02:57:19 AM

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An unknown number of Cook County residents who had received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine received a text message asking for proof of treatment, leading to plenty of confusion and concern among those who received them. Jessica Frank was one of those individuals, saying that she received a text message from a Florida area code that stopped her...

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AP Source: Cubs Make Roster Move, Sign Eric Sogard to Minor League Deal


Created: Thu, Mar 04 2021 02:26:45 AM

Author: Andrew Seligman

A person familiar with the situation says infielder Eric Sogard and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a minor league contract

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