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Heartbreaking photo shows hospital staff’s caring message to family who lost father to coronavirus

(CNN) — A family got the heartbreaking news of their father’s death from coronavirus as they were trying to lift his spirits with signs outside his hospital window. However, despite their grief, they decided to continue encouraging the staff who had worked to care for him. It all started with a simple sheet Rene Johnson, […] → Read More

Illinois lawmakers to meet for first time since COVID-19 pandemic began

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. JB Pritzker will end his self-imposed quarantine in Chicago on Wednesday, and head to Springfield to meet with state lawmakers for the first time since the pandemic began. It’s been nearly three months since state lawmakers last met, and for their return amid a pandemic, some operational changes are in place. […] → Read More

Explosion forces closure of General Iron Industries

CHICAGO — An explosion has forced the closure of General Iron Industries in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Firefighters responded to the yard in the 1900 block of North Clifton Avenue just after 9 a.m. Monday. “Our house shook for a good three seconds or so,” Dan Grigorescu said. “I actually stepped outside afterward to see […] → Read More

4-foot long invasive lizards sought in Georgia

There’s more to add to that list of invasive species you just found out about and already don’t like. Georgia officials are working to completely eradicate a lizard they say poses a major threat to some of the state’s native wildlife: the Argentine black and white tegus. John Jensen, a biologist with the Georgia Department […] → Read More

Some Wisconsin counties issuing own restrictions after state’s stay-at-home order struck down

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. — Wisconsin had been under a stay-at-home order since mid-March, but a high court decision Wednesday lifted all restrictions which prompted some local governments to issue their own. A lot of Wisconsin businesses reopened right after the ruling. It was party time at a number of taverns in Milwaukee on Wednesday night. […] → Read More

Cook County officials offer plan to waive late penalties on property tax bills

CHICAGO — Some financial relief may be in store for property owners in Cook County who are struggling during this pandemic. County Treasurer Maria Pappas wants to give property owners more time to pay their tax bills. So instead of Aug. 1, home and business owners would have until Oct. 1. About 1.7 million property […] → Read More

Dr. Fauci to testify in Senate hearing on reopening amid coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, plans to tell a Senate committee on Tuesday that the country risks “needless suffering and death” if states open up too quickly, he told The New York Times late Monday evening. “If we skip over the checkpoints in the guidelines to: ‘Open America Again,’ then […] → Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘resting comfortably’ after nonsurgical treatment for benign gallbladder condition

Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent nonsurgical treatment for a benign gallbladder condition Tuesday afternoon at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, a court spokeswoman said in a statement. After the court’s first day of oral arguments by phone Monday morning, Ginsburg went for outpatient tests at a hospital in Washington. Those tests, according to the statement, “confirmed that […] → Read More

Calls grow to protect seniors as COVID-19 outbreaks increase at nursing homes

WESTCHESTER, Ill. — Community activists are calling for emergency action to protect seniors as the number of COVID-19 outbreaks at nursing homes increase. A number of activists are expected Wednesday morning to launch an effort they’re calling “Save Our Seniors.” More than 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Illinois have been at nursing homes and […] → Read More

Protest against Illinois stay-at-home order planned in Chicago Loop today

CHICAGO — Protesters are assembling outside the Thompson Center Friday to demand that Gov. JB Pritzker lift his coronavirus restrictions, and reopen the state’s economy. A group called Freedom Movement USA has planned a day-long rally featuring a full slate of speakers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This same group staged a rally […] → Read More

Chicago area meat packing plants reopen after Trump order

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took executive action to order meat processing plants to stay open amid concerns over growing coronavirus cases and the impact on the nation’s food supply. The order signed Tuesday uses the Defense Production Act to classify meat processing as critical infrastructure to try to prevent a shortage of chicken, pork and other […] → Read More

163 residents, at least 30 employees test positive for COVID-19 at Cicero nursing home

CICERO, Ill. — State health officials are stepping in amid a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home in Cicero. The Town of Cicero had issued multiple citations against City View Multicare Center, which prompted the state to mandate the testing of all residents. As a result, at least five known deaths and far more […] → Read More

Man, 68, dies in Fernwood house fire

CHICAGO — A 68-year-old man died in a house fire in Chicago’s Fernwood neighborhood Thursday morning. Emergency crews responded to the home on Normal just south of 103rd Street just before 6 a.m. The 68-year-old man was found in a second floor bedroom. One firefighter was injured after falling through a hole on the second floor. […] → Read More

Lowe’s to close all stores, facilities for Easter to give workers ‘much-deserved’ day off

(WDAF) — Lowe’s will close all stores and distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada on Easter Sunday. The April 12 closure is a way to give employees a day to relax since stores have ramped up work during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement. “We want to provide our teams with a much-deserved […] → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker, Lightfoot give COVID-19 update from McCormick Place alternate care facility

CHICAGO — A section of McCormick Place is being converted to treat coronavirus patients with mild symptoms. Gov. JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot will provide their daily briefing Friday from the convention center, before touring what’s become the McCormick Place alternate care facility. The Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois National Guard have spent […] → Read More

Gov. Pritzker sends National Guard to Stateville to help with COVID-19 outbreak

CREST HILL, Ill. — Gov. JB Pritzker has activated additional national guardsman to help fight COVID-19 at Stateville Correctional Center. Following the death of an inmate at the prison, the governor is sending in the National Guard. Thirty medical specialists will assist the health department in screening inmates for coronavirus. The virus has been spreading within […] → Read More

Group of Chicago tenants declare rent strike as stay-at-home order extended to April 30

CHICAGO — Rent is April 1 for many residents, leaving tenants and landlords stressed from the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mac Properties is among the companies which offered to work with tenants to help them to get through the crisis financially. But a group of tenants has declared a rent strike. The first of […] → Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan officially start their non-royal life

(CNN) — When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they would be giving up their senior royal roles to become “financially independent,” it sent shock waves through the British establishment and became the topic of intense debate across the country and beyond. Why are they doing it? How will they survive? And what do the rest […] → Read More

Over 800 CPD officers, employees call off sick Monday

CHICAGO — The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on the Chicago Police Department. According to CPD, of the 50 officers who have tested positive for the virus, a few have required hospitalization and one is said to be in critical condition. The department said it is largely due to precautionary measures that hundreds are […] → Read More

Indiana stay-at-home order now in effect

MUNSTER, Ind. — Indiana residents are now under a mandatory “stay-at-home” order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order took effect across the state at midnight. All malls and non-essential businesses are closed. Restaurants are only open for take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery. Like Illinois, grocery stores, pharmacies and banks will remain open. Many […] → Read More