Marni Pyke, Daily Herald

Marni Pyke

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Springfield, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Marni:

As COVID-19 new cases surge, booster for kids comes just in time, expert says

With new COVID-19 cases in Illinois more than doubling in May compared to April, the likely approval of a booster shot for children ages 5 to 11 this week is perfect timing, experts said Tuesday. → Read More

There will be no getaway from high gas prices over Memorial Day

Travel is expected to rebound this Memorial Day weekend after a COVID-19 slump, but road trippers should brace for regular gas to average more than $4 a gallon in 47 states, AAA reports. → Read More

Metra BNSF trains on reduced schedule as NTSB investigates fatal crash

Metra's BNSF service is operating on a reduced schedule Thursday as authorities continue investigating a fatal crash in Clarendon Hills. The collision between an express train and a truck on Wednesday killed a female passenger. → Read More

Metra train and truck collide at Clarendon Hills crossing

All service is suspended on Metra's BNSF Line after a train collided with a truck at a crossing in Clarendon Hills, killing a passengere. → Read More

Another glass oasis dries up, this time along Tri-State at Hinsdale

That oasis will be a mirage. Tollway yanking glass Hinsdale oasis structure over I-294. Work will close lanes temporary, stretch into summer. → Read More

Irvin attacks Pritzker for handling of fatal COVID-19 outbreak at veterans home

GOP gubernatorial candidate and Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin criticized Gov. J.B. Pritzker's handling of a fatal COVID-19 outbreak at a veterans home but evaded giving his opinion of another politician -- Donald Trump at a media event Monday. → Read More

Jane collective members tell their stories in film

"The Janes," a documentary film about the intrepid collective of Chicago area feminists who helped pregant women get abortions when it was criminal, will soon debut on HBO, and before that at the Davis Theater in Chicago. → Read More

'Call Jane': How Chicago and suburban women defied authority to provide abortions in the 1970s

"Where's the doctor?" police yelled in a 1972 bust. But there was no male doctor performing illegal abortions. Instead it was Jane, a collective of female activists who defied authority to help women in Chicago and the suburbs. → Read More

More counties showing medium COVID-19 transmission rate

The Chicago Department of Public Health is "strongly recommending" masking indoors and on public transit to prevent spread of COVID-19 as cases spike, officials said Friday. → Read More

Biden to visit Chicago next week for electrician union's conference

For the third time since Joe Biden's inauguration, Air Force One will touch down at O'Hare. The president will visit Chicago Wednesday, May 11, to speak at an IBEW conference. → Read More

As Pritzker lifts mandate on transit, masks now optional on Metra, CTA, Pace and at airports

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced he would end a mask mandate on public transit and at airports after a federal judge's ruling. That means masks on Metra, the CTA, Pace and at O'Hare will be optional now. → Read More

Masks now set to come off May 3 on transit, airplanes: Here's what to know

Masks are a must on planes and transit until May 3, the feds now say, to keep people safe and reduce spread of COVID-19. But what about the risk that a mask altercation will erupt 35,000 feet up in the interim? → Read More

Victim identified in West Dundee fitness center shooting

Kane County authorities have identified the man killed in a shooting outside a West Dundee fitness center on Wednesday. → Read More

Naperville man arrested in $14K Downers Grove credit union heist

Authorities charged a Naperville man with robbery Saturday following an investigation into a heist of over $14,000 Thursday at a Downers Grove credit union. → Read More

Lake County sheriff's detectives seeking 18-year-old in child pornography case

Lake County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information on the whereabouts of a Wadsworth 18-year-old in connection with a child pornography investigation. → Read More

We still have the pandemic to deal with

Is it COVID-19 fatigue? Or COVID-19 malaise? Here's why some aren't worried about COVID-19 and why it's important to use common sense, especially with cases on the rise. → Read More

Metra revving up UP Northwest Line with more trains, tweaking UP North line

Union Pacific miders will get some Metra mojo when the railroads adds back trains suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minor changes also are coming for UP North trains. → Read More

New COVID-19 cases top 2,000 for first time since February

New cases of COVID-19 surpassed 2,000 Wednesday for the first time since February, and the state's positivity rate for cases rose above 2%. → Read More

What will spiral of latest COVID-19 variant abroad mean for Illinois?

With a fast-spreading COVID-19 variant spiraling in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world, local health officials are eying Illinois' case and infection rates closely. → Read More

Gas prices easing slightly, but rates fluctuate wildly across the suburbs

It's not so painful to fill up today, AAA says. That's partly because of a White House plan to release millions from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Here's what region averages are now versus a week ago. → Read More