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News Around IllinoisProsecutors Charge 3 With Threatening Women In R. Kelly Case NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R.

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ComEd outage update:More than 80K without power across Chicago area, mostly in south suburbsComEd outages are still affecting tens of thousands of Chicago area customers three days after severe storms brought a derecho and several tornadoes to northern Illinois.

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Breonna Taylor case: Family meets with Kentucky attorney generalKentucky's attorney general has met with the family of Breonna Taylor amid the ongoing investigation into her fatal shooting by police.

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WATCH LIVE: Gov. Pritzker To Announce First Round Of Business Interruption GrantsPritzker is at Wood N Hog BBQ, located in Urbana, joined by local leaders, to announce the first round of business interruption grants.

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Edens Expressway crash: 5 injured after motorcycles, car towing trailer crash; IB reopened, ISP saysThe southbound Edens Expressway has been shut down after at least five people were injured Thursday morning in a serious crash involving motorcycles and a vehicle towing a trailer, Illinois State Police said.

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New coronavirus hotspots in US could be Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, PolicyLab researchers warnCoronavirus researchers warn Chicago, Boston and Baltimore could be the next COVID-19 hot spots in the U.S.

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Vehicle lease swapping market booms amid COVID-19 pandemicWith coronavirus keeping many of us off the roads and in many cases out of a job, those with pricey leases are wanting to get rid of the financial obligation.

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Video shows California officer save man in wheelchair from being struck by train with seconds to spareA Northern California police officer is being called a hero for pulling a man in a wheelchair from the path of an oncoming train.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot starts committee to review public monuments in Chicago following removal of Christopher Columbus statuesMayor Lori Lightfoot announced a new committee that will review Chicago's monuments following the removal of Christopher Columbus statues around the city.

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Hertz selling fleet of cars at a discount following bankruptcyHertz has filed for bankruptcy, which means it has until the end of the year to get rid of 182,000 cars in its fleet, and if you're in the market for a car, you could get a ride at a discount.

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5 things to know about new Bears safety Marqui ChristianThe Chicago Bears added some depth at defensive back with the signing of safety Marqui Christian on Wednesday.

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Dental check-up safety debated amid COVID-19 pandemicThe World Health Organization and the American Dental Association have disagreed over the safety of dental check-ups during the coronavirus pandemic.

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CME Group to Launch Futures on Nasdaq-100 Volatility IndexCME Group and Nasdaq today announced plans for a new futures contract on the Nasdaq-100 Volatility Index . CME Group will launch its new Nasdaq-100 Volatility Index fu...

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AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening on August 20AMC Theatres will reopen in the U.S. on Aug. 20 with retro ticket prices of 15 cents per movie.

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ABC 7 Chicago presents: Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race, a virtual town hall with ABC 7's Evelyn HolmesABC 7 reporter Evelyn Holmes talks about race in America on ABC 7 Chicago Presents: Do You Hear Me?

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Fewer than 1 million sought unemployment aid for 1st time in 20 weeksThe number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago yet still remains at a high level.

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Illinois Basketball: 5-star Zion Cruz gets offer from IlliniThe Illinois basketball team needs to continue to bring in top talent for the future.

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Adjusting to Customer Demand, United Adds New Nonstop Service to FloridaUnited Airlines today announced plans to add up to 28 daily nonstop flights this winter connecting customers in Boston, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New York/LaGuardia, Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio to four popular Florida destinations. The new, nonstop flights reflect United's continuing strategy to aggressively, and opportunistically...

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Illinois Doles Out Small Business Grants With More On The WayIllinois has awarded the first round of emergency funding to small businesses to help them during the pandemic.

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Stimulus package: What's keeping lawmakers from a COVID-19 relief dealHopes that talks on a huge COVID-19 relief deal would generate an agreement soon are fizzling, with both the Trump administration negotiating team and top congressional Democrats adopting hard lines and testy attitudes.

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Stein Mart files for bankruptcy; to close nearly 300 storesST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - National discount department store chain Stein Mart filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday after 112 years in business, and announced that it will close most, if not all, of its 280 stores.

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Chicago Mass Choir invigorates traditional gospel on My Soul Says YesOn My Soul Says Yes, the first release by the Chicago Mass Choir in more than four years and its 17th album overall, the ensemble traverses the usual traditional gospel territory.

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Second stimulus package: How to make your stimulus check work for youWhile most families need a second stimulus check ASAP, for some, it will be an added bonus.

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Whitman, Lovie focused on future after fall sports cancelationWhitman said he met separately with the football, soccer, volleyball, and men's and women's cross country teams to have a conversation about what is happening and what will happen moving forward after the Big Ten postponed all fall sports on Tuesday.

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Financial picture remains unclear after fall sports postponementAD: 'I want to be reassuring to them  I want them to feel comfortable and stay together as we work through this as a group of people  but.

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Illinois Basketball: Illini should push for Bryce HopkinsWith Bryce Hopkins no longer pursuing Louisville, the Illinois basketball team should take a look at the talented Fenwick power forward.

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Back to school tips: 10 ways to improve your child's e-learning workspaceHelpful tips for parents to make their student's e-learning workspace more comfortable for their minds and bodies while at home.

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Joe Biden raises $26M in 24 hours after Kamala Harris vice president announcementJoe Biden raised $26 million for his presidential campaign in the 24 hours that followed his announcement that California Sen.

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Pumpkin spice season starts earlier than ever at Dunkin with coffee, donuts, munchkins, and fall menuIt's never too early for pumpkin spice season, according to Dunkin'.

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Brach's Turkey Dinner candy corn now available with all the trimmings to welcome fallBrach's Turkey Dinner candy corn is now available on store shelves.

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Matt Nagy gives update on Bears QB competition between Trubisky, FolesMatt Nagy liked what he saw from both quarterbacks' timing. But don't expect any definitive answers about the QB competition anytime soon.

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Facebook hosts webinar for Illinois election officialsWith concerns prevalent about online election meddling in the United States, ensuring cyber-security has become a priority for election officials throughout the country." There are threats that are attacking us," said Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman.

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AP PHOTOS: Across faiths, pandemic alters worship, ritesThe coronavirus is challenging people of all faiths to find ways to worship and observe religious occasions.

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Area history, Aug. 13, 2020Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago.

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Top of the Morning, Aug. 13, 2020The story of 14-year-old Tristan Slades first hole-in-one keeps getting better.

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The Kind were two bandsand the first has been almost completely forgottenThe Kind's slick, glammy 80s records caught on locally, but their high-energy late-70s power pop barely made it to vinyl.

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Demoted Milwaukee police chief to retire, defends recordMilwaukee's former police chief, who was demoted to captain in part for using tear gas against protesters demonstrating over George Floyd's death, has chosen to retire instead of staying with the department.

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What Chicago Blackhawks must do to even series with VegasJohn Dietz examines what the Chicago Blackhawks must do better if they hope to even their Stanley Cup playoffs series with Vegas on Thursday.

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Mickey Guyton is speaking her truth after years of doubtMickey Guyton is turning a mirror on country music by speaking her truth and reclaiming both her career and identity.

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Headlines for Thursday, August 13thSchool begins tomorrow for Fairfield Public School District 112. Superintendent Dr. Scott England says new thermal imaging thermometers have been installed to quickly monitor all people who enter the schools, and he says meals will not be available for distance learners tomorrow.

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Silva, the City wizard who helped to redefine English soccerDavid Silva is heading into his final week as a Manchester City player before ending his 10-year association with a club he helped turn into a force in England and Europe.

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Feder: Four full-time jobs cut in layoffs at ABC 7Four full-time employees and at least one part-timer were terminated Wednesday in cutbacks at ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7, according to insiders at Chicago's top-rated station, Robert Feder writes.

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Judge Reject Ghislaine Maxwell's Request To Delay The Unsealing Of Court DocumentsAttorneys for Maxwell, who is accused of sex trafficking teenage girls for late financier Jeffrey Epstein, argued that "critical new information" had surfaced that could affect Maxwell's ability to obtain a fair trial, justifying the delay.

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Want to vote by mail in Illinois? Here's how.Here's everything you need to know about voting by mail for the Illinois general election.

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5 Injured in Crash on Edens Expressway in North Suburbs, Police SayFive people were injured in a crash involving a car and two motorcycles on the Edens Expressway in the northern suburbs late Wednesday, according to police.

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Rock-solid Neuqua Valley, other teams ready for a different looking girls swimming seasonThe IHSA girls swimming and diving season is scheduled to take place this fall, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Reboot To Be Executive Produced By Will Smith and Quincy JonesThe reboot has been in the planning stages for more than a year, and is being shopped to streaming platforms including Peacock, Netflix, and HBO.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reboot will be a "dramatic take on the former NBC comedy that catapulted Smith to stardom after he spent six seasons starring as the street-smart kid who moved...

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Princess Diana Musical Will Premiere On Netflix Prior To Broadway DebutA musical based on the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, is set to premiere on Netflix before its Broadway debut.

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Illinois opens additional centers to support small businessesBusiness owners can get one-on-one confidential advice and assistance at one of the 42 centers on topics, including education, training and business planning.

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Illinois AD Josh Whitman statement on Big Ten postponementIllinois athletics director Josh Whitman discusses the BIg Ten's decision to postpone the 2020 fall sports season due to the pandemic.

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Illinois coach Lovie Smith statement on Big Ten postponementIllinois football coach Lovie Smith discusses the BIg Ten's decision to postpone the 2020 fall sports season due to the pandemic.

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Latest coronavirus news for August 13, 2020: Live updatesGet the latest news on how COVID-19 is impacting Chicago and Illinois. Follow here for live updates.

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Illinois 'engineer guy' Hammack awarded Hoover MedalChemical and biomolecular engineering professor Bill Hammack, aka "the engineering guy," has won the prestigious Hoover Medal for his civic and humanitarian contributions to engineering.

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NBA sees seven of the eight first-round matchups setThe NBA playoff field is taking shape, and the final day of the regular season will also provide a preview of a first-round matchup.

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening Thursday with COVID-19 in the Chicago areaIllinois public health officials Wednesday announced 1,645 new known cases of COVID-19 and 16 additional confirmed deaths.

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Illinois Football: Illini won't be playing in 2020 and it is depressingThe Illinois football team was poised for a legendary 2020 campaign.

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Florida Mother Killed By Ex During Daughter's Online ClassA Florida elementary school student was online for her first day of school when her mother was shot and killed during the online class, police said.

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BGA Secures Support for New Fund for Illinois Investigative ReportingIn the wake of cutbacks at legacy newsrooms and a rising need for accountability journalism, the Better Government Association has established a new initiative, the Fund for Illinois Investigative Reporting, to protect investigative journalism at a time of great need.

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Want to vote by mail in Illinois? Here's how.Election Day is scheduled for Nov. 3, but many Illinois residents have already requested mail-in ballots, an option state officials encourage for all registered voters this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Court officials increase online security after 'Zoom bombing' incidentsAfter a rash of "Zoom bombing" by one or more people last week, Lake County court officials have stopped broadcasting most virtual courtrooms to YouTube pending an investigation.

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Schaumburg panel recommends 149-home development on District 211 siteSchaumburg zoning board members Wednesday voted 6-1 to recommend approval of a proposed development of 149 single-family homes on a 62-acre site being sold by Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211.

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Illinois Emergency Management shares safety tips amid power outagesThe agency says power outages are more than just inconvenient; they can also be dangerous.

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Decision Day arrives for Suns, Blazers, Grizzlies and SpursA team is going to reach the Western Conference playoffs with a losing record for the first time in 23 years, which ordinarily would not be exciting news.

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Mike Muscala hits 2 late 3s, Thunder rally past HeatMike Muscala made a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 22-point deficit in the  fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat 116-115 on Wednesday night.

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Some Chicago Residents Demand Action After Looting, Property DestructionChicago police say investigations are ongoing after looters hit several businesses throughout the city, but for some downtown residents, this latest round of destruction feels like the final straw.

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Northern Illinois P-20 Network becomes "Illinois P-20 Network" to reflect statewide focusSince 2014, the Northern Illinois P-20 Network has brought together community college presidents, school district superintendents, key state leaders and NIU faculty and staff to improve college and career readiness for K-12 students through regional collaboration.

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Cubs Beat Indians 7-2 to Match Their Best Start Since 1970Kyle Hendricks pitched six strong innings in his first appearance against Cleveland since Game 7 of the 2016 World Series and Anthony Rizzo homered, leading the Cubs to a 7-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday night to match their best start in 50 years.

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Is Illinois Prepared for Mail-In Voting Boom? We Ask County ClerksNovember's election is sure to be unlike any other — and not just because of who is on the ballot, but because of how people are expected to cast their ballots.

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Cautious Optimism: A Message From One Looted Chicago Business to OthersNBC5 Responds started following the journey of one small businesses owner back in late May, when his two Loop boutiques were decimated by the violence and unrest that swept through the city.

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August 12, 2020Joe Biden formally introduces running mate Kamala Harris. The Magnificent Mile and Gold Cost are in dire straits after looting.

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5 Illinois Regions Seeing Increases in Positivity Rate, Pritzker SaysSeveral Illinois regions are reporting increases in their positivity rates as Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned the state's regions are "trending..."

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The Spin: Illinois at ‘make or break moment' on COVID-19, Pritzker saysWear your masks and keep your distance — that's still considered the best way to reverse the recent upward trend in Illinois coronavirus cases that has alarm bells ringing and threatens a return to stiffer COVID-19 restrictions, Gov.

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Chicago Bears face mask, NFL face masks are the perfect accessory for football fans, Where to get themChicago Bears face masks and facial coverings are to help protect the health and safety of fans, Where to get them.

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Chicago Cubs face mask, These new MLB Gameday face masks are the perfect accessory for baseball fans, Where to get themChicago Cubs face mask, These new MLB Gameday face masks are the perfect accessory for baseball fans, Where to get them.

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A€˜It Was So Violent and Demonic:' Family in Shock After Fatal River North Hit-and-RunA family is in shock and disbelief after a man repeatedly hit a 55-year-old woman with an SUV, killing her and injuring her daughter.

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Helping Illinois school districts prepare for educating during pandemicSpringfield, IL - The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools is helping districts adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Family Rescues Dog Found Swimming 4 Miles Off-Shore in Lake MichiganThe Wilcox family from Western Michigan was out on their boat last Friday, and was surprised to find a dog swimming four miles offshore in Lake Michigan.

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Pandemic aid to start flowing to local governments in IllinoisSPRINGFIELD  The state of Illinois will soon begin distributing $250 million in federal funds to help cities, counties and other units of local government pay for pandemic-related expenses.

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Illinois Health Department Releases New Coronavirus Guidance for SchoolsThe Illinois State Board of Education and the state's public health department on Wednesday released new guidance for schools as they prepare for the start of the new school year during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Richton Park Apartment for Seniors Still Without Power After StormsSenior citizens are demanding action, as they've been left in the dark for several days at their Richton Park residence home.

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‘Everyone wants to play football as soon as possible': Illinois' Josh Whitman and Lovie Smith are optimistic the Big Ten can pull off a spring seasoIn the wake of Tuesday's decision by the Big Ten to postpone the fall sports season because of safety concerns about COVID-19, Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman said he's optimistic about a spring football season and pulling off a basketball season this winter.

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Illinois Nears Threshold for Inclusion on Chicago's Travel Order Requiring 14-Day QuarantineThe average number of new coronavirus cases in Illinois has been steadily increasing for more than a month, to the point where the state has nearly reached the threshold at which Chicago requires anyone entering the city from more than a dozen states to quarantine for 14 days under an emergency travel order.

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Illinois State re-evaluating football seasonIllinois State football practice has been suspended for at least the rest of this week, a school spokesperson confirmed.

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Coronavirus trends in Illinois not looking good: ‘My concern is growing each day,' says public health directorWith coronavirus trends in most of Illinois moving in the wrong direction, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday again warned that the state might reimpose stricter measures to slow the spread of the highly contagious disease.

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FOP President Pens Letter to U.S. Attorney Blasting Kim Foxx, Asks for Federal InterventionThe head of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police penned a letter to U.S. Attorney John Lausch Wednesday, calling on federal officials to intervene if Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx declines to move forward with prosecutions for individuals accused of looting or other criminal activity during the recent unrest in the city.

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New COVID-19 cases in 12 southern Illinois countiesEleven local counties reported new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday.

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Illinois Doles Out Small Business Grants With More On The WayIllinois has awarded the first round of emergency funding to small businesses to help them during the pandemic.

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‘A Proud Moment': Black Female Leaders In Illinois Celebrate The Historic Choice Of Kamala HarrisAs Harris is nominated as the first Black woman VP of a major party, leaders say regardless of political leanings, that's something to celebrate.

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‘Skinny house' in Illinois fetches hefty sale priceThe "Skinny house" fetched a hefty sale price last week.

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Midlothian Residents Still Without Power, Cleaning Up Damage from Monday's Severe WeatherThe National Weather Service said it is investigating whether a tornado hit south suburban Midlothian during the same severe weather event that caused multiple tornadoes across the western suburbs and the north side of Chicago on Monday afternoon.

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10 Illinois tornadoes confirmed from Monday stormsForecasters confirmed a tornado touched down in far northwest suburban McHenry County, marking the seventh tornado spawned from Monday's significant storms.

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Bleaker-than-ever picture for Illinois restaurantsAt least 20% of the state's 24,000 restaurants "will never reopen," said Illinois Restaurant Association President Sam Toia.

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Anderson, Robert Lead White Sox Past Tigers 7-5Tim Anderson had four hits and finished a double shy of the cycle, and Luis Robert hit a bases-clearing double to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 victory...

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Overnight Restricted Access to Downtown Chicago Will Continue Through WeekendRestricted access and an increased police presence will continue in downtown Chicago "for the foreseeable future," Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot...

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Farmers Reeling After Storm Rips Through Millions Of Acres Of CropsMidwestern farmers are beginning to assess crop damage after a high-wind storm, known as a derecho, ripped through the region Monday.

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Illinois tornadoes confirmed in Chicago, Lombard, Wheaton, Villa Park, Spring Grove, Marengo, Rockford, Ottawa during derecho, NWS saysNine tornadoes hit the greater Chicago area, including suburban Wheaton, Lombard, Villa Park, Spring Grove, Rockford and Marengo and Lake Geneva, the National Weather Service confirmed.

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National Weather Service Confirms 2 Additional Tornadoes Touched Down MondayNational Weather Service officials have confirmed that at least two more tornadoes touched down in the Chicago area during Monday’s severe weather, bringing the region’s total to at least nine twisters related to the storms.

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City Club of Chicago: Sam Toia, President and CEO of the Illinois Restaurant AssociationAugust 12, 2020 Sam Toia - President and CEO - Illinois Restaurant Association Sam Toia Since 2012, Sam Toia has served as President and CEO of the Illinois Restaurant Association , a non-profit trade association representing the state's largest private sector employer, with projected employment in 2019 of 588,000 people and more than $30.1...

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Elmhurst District 205 to start year with all-remote learningElmhurst Unit District 205 will begin the academic year with all-remote learning and delay plans for in-person classes until at least mid-September.

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Solar-panel canopies, glass sculpture in early plans for St. Charles plaza expansionCelebrating the beauty and heritage of St. Charles serves as the central theme of a concept plan for future improvements to the downtown First Street Plaza.

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Pritzker Says Mask Mandate Applies Even While a€˜Outside and Walking Around'Illinois' mask mandate applies "even outside," Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday, noting that residents should still be wearing masks even if...

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Historic Libertyvlle theater to remain standing, but demolition push continuesA request to demolish the Liberty theater building, a fixture in downtown Libertyville since 1937, has been denied by the village, but the owner plans to argue economic hardship as another way to get its wish.

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Chicago Police Ask Public to Help Identify Suspected Downtown LootersThe Chicago Police Department is calling on the public to help detectives identify suspected looters seen in video and photographs breaking into businesses, stealing items and causing damage for hours into the early Monday morning hours.

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Rosemont mall expansion called off, meaning theater stays putRosemont officials on Wednesday put an end to the long-rumored expansion of the Fashion Outlets of Chicago - which would have spelled an end to the Rosemont Theatre - and a tax increment financing district to help fuel the redevelopment.

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Illinois Football: Should the Illini look for a different conference in 2020?The Illinois football team isn't going to be playing in 2020 if they stay in the Big Ten.

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Breakthru Beverage Group to Sell Beer and Cider Portfolio in Illinois to Lakeshore BeverageBreakthru’s beer portfolio in Illinois includes 18th Street, 4 Hands, Almanac, Deschutes, AleSmith, Odell, Epic and more; its cider offerings include Seattle Cider, Stem Ciders, Finnriver Cider, and Citizen Cider, among others.

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Pritzker tells local leaders to step up or state will be forced to 'roll things back'With positive test results for COVID-19 trending up in counties including Lake, McHenry and Will, Gov.

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Illinois Emergency Management shares safety tips amid power outagesThe Illinois Emergency Management Agency provided safety tips to residents on Wednesday, following Monday’s severe storm that caused power outages across the state.

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Delayed Barrington Art Walk back on schedule for SeptemberBarrington's annual outdoor art festival, on hold since May due to COVID-19 concerns, will be held with safety precautions in place next month.

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Five-Bedroom Home Lists for $1 Million Per BedroomThe Lake Forest estate at 900 North Sheridan evokes a castle in more ways than one.

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Chicago, Illinois Facing a a€˜Make or Break' Moment to Avoid New Coronavirus Outbreaks: PritzkerCalling it a "make or break moment" for Chicago, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that recent increases in coronavirus numbers illustrate the need to take concerted...

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This is not a war zoneWhat happened in Englewood in the three crucial hours after the police shooting of Latrell Allen.

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Illinois American Water invests over $3.7 Million in Alton District Wastewater SystemIn June 2019, Illinois American Water acquired the Alton Regional Wastewater System which serves customers in Alton and nearby communities of Bethalto and Godfrey.

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Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights: Positives to Take Away After Game 1 LossChicago Blackhawks fans went into their series against the Vegas Golden Knights knowing that the team faced an uphill climb against the top-seeded team in the Western Conference, and they weren’t dissuaded from that notion after a Game 1 loss Tuesday night.

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Two men get second-chance probation in May 31 looting at Champaign businessesHowever, under agreements worked out between their attorneys and the state’s attorney’s office, if the men successfully complete their two years of “second-chance probation, ” neither will have a record of a conviction.

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Deadline to apply for nutrition benefits extended in IllinoisThe Illinois Department of Human Services has extended the deadline for state residents to apply for nutrition benefits.

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WATCH LIVE: Biden And Harris Give First Joint Remarks As Running MatesJoe Biden announced on Tuesday that California Sen. Kamala Harris would be his vice presidential running mate.

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Stitching ourselves back togetherIn an undated clip that recently surfaced on Twitter, poet Gil Scott-Heron explains his intentions behind the song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." "The first change that takes place is in your mind," Scott-Heron said, at ease in casual conversation.

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PODCAST: Oskee Talk Episode 133We discuss the Big Ten's decision to postpone fall sports.

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Dining events: WhirlyBall intros Summer Series packages, Hotel Baker serving new menu, frozen drinksFor those looking to go out with their crew, WhirlyBall is back open and ready to welcome small groups with its three new Summer Series packages at the Naperville, Vernon Hills and Chicago locations.

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MN Power, SWLP crews deploy to Illinois after Derecho causes significant wind damageCrews from Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power are traveling to to Illnois to help crews restore power after a massive wind storm swept through the area Monday.

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Here's Why Illinois Golf Betting Is Off The Board For NowIllinois golf betting has been down for weeks as regulators address apparent concerns about players who aren't earning enough to cover tournament expenses.

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Urbana teen found in car with guns gets 2 years probationURBANA — An Urbana teen stopped in a vehicle last month in which police found four male teens, each with a gun, has been sentenced to two years of probation.

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Watch Live: Chicago Police to Give Update on Looting Incidents at 3:30 p.m.NBC Chicago will offer a live feed of the press conference at 3:30 p.m., which can be streamed in the player above Chicago police are set to give an...

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Illinois Businesses Now Face Fines For Failing To Require MasksPritzker's new rule, approved by a 12-member state board Tuesday, would allow retailers to be fined up to $2,500 if they don't require masks to be worn.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Pritzker to Speak, New Mask Mandate Enforcement RulesThose new rules take effect as the daily average number of cases in Illinois continue to steadily increase, returning to levels that are more than halfway back up to where the state's metrics were when the virus appeared to peak in the state in early May.

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According to History, Cubs' Hot Start Could be a Great Sign for Their World Series HopesThe Chicago Cubs have the best winning percentage in the National League after their 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night, and their 11-3 start to the season could be a great sign of success in the future.

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening Wednesday with COVID-19 in the Chicago areaHere are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

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What the loss of NT Eddie Goldman means for the Bears in 2020The loss of Eddie Goldman is a huge one for this Bears defense. And it's not going to be easy to make up for his absence.

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Churchs Chicken  Peoria, ILInitial Visit: March 1st, 2014 Rating: 3.75/5 Price: $ Description: There are no actual church offerings on the menu.

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Illinois is one step closer to awarding 75 marijuana dispensary licenses after 3-month delayThe state has cleared one of the last hurdles keeping 75 marijuana dispensary licenses from being awarded.

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Video: Grill up Chicago Cut's Very Zesty Cajun RibeyePrepare a summer steak that brings the heat.

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Quick Hits: Illinois News In Brief For Aug. 1212 - Across Illinois, IL - The state will require businesses to enforce mask rules or face fines up to $2,500 after Democrats let rule stick.

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Torchy Brown lights way for LitanyJenn Freeman probes femininity, gender, rage, and history in a five-part dance film.

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Illinois Reports 1,645 New Coronavirus Cases and 16 Deaths WednesdayThe state of Illinois reported 1,645 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, along with 16 additional deaths attributed to the virus.

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16-year-old charged with burglary in May 31 looting at North Prospect storeThe 16-year-old is accused of entering Citi Trends, 2013 N. Prospect Ave., on May 31, where someone had smashed a front window, and carrying out an armload of clothing.

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Cook County's Travel Quarantine List Updated to Include 20 LocationsCook County's travel guidance was updated Tuesday with three states being dropped from the list of places the area requires a quarantine from.

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Police Close Part of Lake Shore Drive After Report of Possible ShootingPolice closed part of southbound Lake Shore Drive Wednesday morning after reports of a possible shooting.

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Feds: Trio Threatened, Tried to Bribe R. Kelly AccusersThree men connected to R. Kelly have been accused of threatening, intimidating and trying to bribe women who accused the disgraced R&B performer of sexual abuse, including one who federal prosecutors say firebombed a victim's father's car.

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Latest coronavirus news for August 12, 2020: Live updatesHere's what we know today about the continuing spread of the coronavirus and its ripple effects in Chicago and Illinois.

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The Precedent for Cutting Off the LoopCordons of entire neighborhoods have happened before, but this weeks was unusually swift and in response to comparatively small-scale disorder.

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Indiana Reports 671 New Coronavirus Cases, 15 Additional Deaths WednesdayIndiana health officials reported 671 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday along with 15 additional deaths attributed to the virus.

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More than 1,600 new coronavirus cases as Illinois reaches ‘,' Pritzker saysPositivity rates have only dipped slightly in two of Illinois' 11 regions over the last week, with the state poised to eclipse 200,000 total cases by Thursday.

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Join our challenge: Annual Cook of the Week competition looks a little different this yearIf you love to cook, try new ingredients and are up for a challenge, the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge 2020 is the contest for you.

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Full list of players that opted-out for Bears' 2020 opponentsHere's a look at all of the players that opted out on the teams the Chicago Bears will face in 2020.

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Alabama Power crews headed to Illinois to support storm recoveryAlabama Power crews, fresh off supporting East Coast restoration efforts from Tropical Storm Isaias, are now moving west to help get the lights on in Illinois.

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Mount Prospect going to referendum on recreational pot salesMount Prospect voters will get their say on whether they want marijuana sold in the village for recreational use.

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Rantoul man gets probation for having stolen gunSamuel Hall, 22, pleaded guilty Tuesday, admitting to Judge Tom Difanis that on Jan. 22, he had a.40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun he knew was stolen.

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Business aid announced with Illinois COVID-19 dead at 7,672CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday the state is distributing $46 million to small businesses that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lebanon ExplosionA massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon killed at least 171 people and injured thousands more.

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Can College Students Be Trusted To Social Distance?Colleges across Illinois are set to begin classes in the next few weeks, with some students already beginning to move onto campuses.

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Following derecho, northern Illinois still days away from power being restoredROCKFORD — Many people in northern Illinois are still waiting to get power back at their homes.

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Dining with heaters, blankets and plastic domes? With more than 5,000 Illinois restaurants predicted to close, extending patio season may be crucialIllinois Restaurant Association CEO Sam Toia wants Chicago to make like a Colorado ski town and find ways to encourage outdoor dining when the weather turns cold.

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Hard-hit Illinois businesses receive COVID-19 relief fundingAbout 2,600 small businesses in Illinois hit hardest by the pandemic have received grants totaling about $46 million Gov.

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Illinois community steps in after lemonade stand robbed at gunpointPEORIA, ILLINOIS — It was on Friday when two 13-year-old boys running a lemonade stand were robbed, apparently at gunpoint, in Peoria's East Bluff.

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Illinois Basketball: How the return of Kofi Cockburn helps the IlliniThe Illinois basketball team received a great present just a couple of weeks ago. Kofi Cockburn announced his return to the Illini for one more season.

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Good news: Illinois basketball is still in playBut Tuesday's disheartening news of no Illinois football this fall still stings.

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Illinois Basketball: Illini entering 2020-21 season with full rosterDECEMBER 11: Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Brad Underwood leans on the scorers table during the Big Ten Conference college basketball game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Illinois Fighting Illini on December 11, 2019, at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois.

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Voting by mail easy a€“ in IllinoisAs the guy who oversees the voting process in McHenry County, Clerk Joe Tirio will tell you he has never voted by mail.

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Wind Knocks Down Wall of Chicago's Fire-Gutted Historic Pilgrim Baptist ChurchStrong winds caused additional damage to a historic Chicago church but may have also swept in a badly needed “blessing” for a sanctuary where Mahalia Jackson and other famed gospel singers often sang and the man considered the father of gospel music led the choir.

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2 boys who drowned in Illinois River ID'd as young brothersThe Cass County death examiner announced Tuesday that 15-year-old Briston M. Dunmire and 12-year-old Jorden L. Dunmire had died Sunday.

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Illinois Basketball: Illini rise rapidly in new ESPN top 25The Illinois basketball team is set to do something special this upcoming season. ESPN is taking notice as the Illini are rising in their top 25.

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Coronavirus responseURBANA — The Urbana school district will move to fully remote learning for at least the entire first quarter instead of just the first two weeks of school, which was the plan the district announced last week.

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Illinois Made It A Felony To Assault Retail Workers Who Are Enforcing A Mask PolicyAs we continue to adapt to the changes forced on us by the current pandemic, we have to also create a response that addresses the long-time issues it has exacerbated, ” said Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford in a release about the new law: “Our essential workers put their lives at risk for us to stay safe, and it is clear...

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Downtown Naperville sandwich shop temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19A grilled cheese shop in downtown Naperville has temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Wye Oak team up with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus for the EP No HorizonExperimental indie duo Wye Oak make their commitment to reinventing their music feel like an integral part of their art: whether they're incorporating shades of folk rock or R&B or even scraps of their earliest songs , it always comes across like a natural progression.

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Rookie TE Cole Kmet explains how he was able to quickly grasp Bears offenseRookies have missed out on some valuable reps after a virtual offseason. But TE Cole Kmet managed to quickly grasp Matt Nagy's offense.

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Unique Disc Golf Experience Breaks the InternetInparcerated Returns to Old Joliet Prison By Lauren Lakeberg ~ For three years, Dellwood Disc Golf has hosted Inparcerated, a disc golf tournament held at the Old Joliet Prison in Illinois.

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Watch Live: Gov. Pritzker to Give COVID-19 Update at 2:30 p.m.Watch the governor's press conference live in the player above beginning at 2:30 p.m. Illinois Gov.

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Two Arrested On Illinois Warrants After One Subject Leads Authorities On Foot Chase TuesdaySeveral area agencies teamed up Tuesday to locate and apprehend two subjects wanted on Illinois warrants.

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Illinois COVID 19 Today: IL reports 1,645 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths; Gov. JB Pritzker sais state at 'make-or-break moment'Illinois COVID cases rose by 1,645 Wednesday with 16 new deaths, as health metrics continue to rise or stay flat in almost every state region.

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Watch Live: Pritzker's August 12 Covid-19 AddressThe Pritzker administration is holding a press briefing covering the states address of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic at 2:30 pm.

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Creative collisions on the gig poster of the weekThis week's featured gig poster was created by artist and performer Cristal Sabbagh with assistance from Natalya Sturlis and Scott Rubin.

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This day in history, Aug. 12, 2020Today is Wednesday, Aug. 12, the 225th day of 2020. There are 141 days left in the year.

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Top of the Morning, Aug. 12, 2020From cheese festivals to county fairs, the Arthur Womans Club always comes up. Today's no different.

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Area history, Aug. 12, 2020Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago.

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4-Year-Old Girl Dies in Fire at Gage Park Home, Officials SayAuthorities say a 4-year-old girl died early Wednesday after being pulled from a burning home on Chicago's Southwest Side.

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Census Begins Door Knocking Across Illinois, As Advocates Worry About Shortened Response TimePeople in Illinois who have not yet filled out their census forms will soon get a knock at their door.

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Headlines for Wednesday, August 12thThe Wayne County Health Department announced three new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the county's total to 65.

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Census Begins Door Knocking Across Illinois, As Advocates Worry About Shortened Response TimePeople in Illinois who have not yet filled out their census forms will soon get a knock at their door.

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Hundreds Sign Petition for Elk Grove Village-Based Savage Bros. Co. to Change LogoAn online petition for a candy machine maker based in Elk Grove Village to change its "racist" logo has garnered over 600 signatures.

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Body Pulled From Belmont Harbor Identified as Teen Who Went Missing in Lake MichiganA body pulled from Lake Michigan has been identified as a 15-year-old boy who fell into Diversey Harbor days earlier.

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Moderna And U.S. Government Agree To Deal For 100M Doses Of COVID-19 VaccineBiotechnology company Moderna reached a deal with the U.S. government on Tuesday to deliver 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

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Joe Biden Picks California Sen. Kamala Harris As Vice Presidential Running MatePresumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris of California would be his vice-presidential running mate, making her the first woman of color on a major party's presidential ticket.

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Chicago Launches Second Electric Scooter Pilot ProgramA second pilot program for shared electric scooters launched in Chicago on Wednesday, officials say, this time expanding to cover much more of the city and with a particular focus on communities without equitable access to transportation.

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Bindi Irwin Expecting First Child With Husband Chandler PowellWe have a baby Wildlife Warrior on the way coming in 2021. Becoming a dad is the highlight of my life.

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Hulu Will Air Episode Of 'Black-ish' That Was Pulled In 2018The Black-ish episode that never aired will finally make its debut on Hulu. The episode, titled "Please, Baby, Please," focused on racism and the state of the country one year after Donald Trump was elected President, but was shelved by Disney/ABC in 2018.Now, Hulu will finally be airing the episode, which series creator Kenya Barris announced...

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Chicago tornado: EF-1 carves 3-mile path from Lincolnwood to Rogers Park, heaviest damage along JarvisA rare Chicago tornado touched down in Rogers Park, leaving a 3-mile swath of damage along Jarvis Avenue.

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2 boys who drowned in Illinois River ID'd as young brothersTwo boys who drowned last week in central Illinois after being swept into the Illinois River have been identified as brothers.

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Bypassed by Biden, Illinois' Duckworth eager to elect Democratic ticketU.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois said she's "all in" to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this November even though she is not on the ticket.

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Movie focuses on Illinois farmer known for selling produce in EvanstonCameras watch the tending of the Congerville fields in ‘Seasons of Change on Henry's Farm'

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To reform policing, Illinois must rehabilitate its errant labor lawsOn May 25, the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police jolted the country into unrest.

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New Amazon series 'World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji' features Illinois athletesThe new Amazon series "World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji" follows contestants who competed in a 2019 adventure race including Chicago's Sam Scipio, Ottawa's Coree Woltering and Rockford's Starker White.

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August 11, 2020Joe Biden selects his running mate. The latest fallout from looting. What caused Monday's extreme weather.

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Person of Interest Facing Charges in Fatal River North Hit-and-RunA person of interest is in custody and charges are pending after a 55-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash Monday night in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.

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Blackhawks Fall to Golden Knights in Game 1 TuesdayThe Chicago Blackhawks hung tough against the top-seeded Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday, but the third period belonged to the home side as Vegas picked up a Game 1 victory over the Blackhawks.

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White Sox Break Through Early, Beat Tigers 8-4Eloy Jimenez hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Chicago White Sox snapped Detroit's four-game wining streak with an 8-4 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night.

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Illinois Universities, Colleges Prepare for Fall Classes Amid COVID-19Colleges and universities are preparing for a semester unlike any other. For many, the welcome back won't be to campus — but to computers.

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Rogers Park Residents Continue Clean-Up Efforts After Tornado Hits NeighborhoodThroughout the day Tuesday, Chicago residents drove through Rogers Park to survey the damage after a tornado blew through the neighborhood Monday.

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South Holland man reported dead in Hanover Park caseAfter the Cook County medical examiner's office reported a death after an incident on the 1300 block of Kingsbury Drive, Hanover Park police confirmed they are investigating a report that multiple shots were fired there Tuesday morning.

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Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights: Five Keys to Victory for ChicagoThe Chicago Blackhawks will take to the ice on Tuesday night against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, and when they do so they’ll be facing long odds as one of the postseason’s biggest underdogs.

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Aurora mayor backs civilian review board, body cameras for policeAurora should have a civilian review board to investigate complaints about police officers, and body cameras for police officers, the mayor said Tuesday.

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Chicago Weather: Clear, pleasantClear and pleasant Tuesday night. Lows range from the mid-50s to low 60s. Get the latest weather info with our ABC7 Chicago AccuWeather app.

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Tuesday's coronavirus updates: 2 more Ford County cases linked to long-term care outbreak; 13 active cases in VermilionJennifer Ivory-Tatum also says the district has had to put its contact tracing protocol into place because of multiple positive tests within the district.

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Numerous Tornadoes Hit Suburbs, Knocked Over Church Steeple in Wheaton: OfficialsThe National Weather Service has confirmed that multiple tornadoes touched down and caused damage in several Chicago suburbs during Monday’s derecho that slammed into the area.

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State Supreme Court consolidates lawsuits on Pritzker ordersCHICAGO — The Illinois Supreme Court has declined to consider a downstate legal battle over Gov.

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Tornadoes confirmed in Lombard, Wheaton as derecho was 'significant' even for weather expertsEven among weather experts, the powerful storm known as a derecho that struck the suburbs Monday was something they won't soon forget.

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Chicago Police Arrest 2 Men in River North, Find Box Truck Full of a€˜Burglary Tools'Police believe that two men arrested in Chicago's River North neighborhood on weapons charges Monday night intended to use a box truck to transported looted merchandise.

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Brett Favre 'would love' to see Aaron Rodgers on the BearsFormer Packers Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre weighed in with his opinion on Aaron Rodgers potentially joining the Bears.

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Derecho brings close to 80 mile per hour winds to Central Illinois on MondayThe National Weather Service said Monday's storm was the biggest wind event it has seen in 20 years.

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River North hit-and-run: 55-year-old woman killed, daughter injured in crash near State, Hubbard, police sayA 55-year-old woman was killed and her 20-year-old daughter was injured after being struck by a vehicle Monday night in River North, Chicago police said.

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Rare derecho severe thunderstorm event impacted Illinois on MondayAnother round of severe thunderstorms moved through Central Illinois on Monday bringing widespread wind damage to the region, in an event which does not happen often in the midwest, and that is called a "Derecho".

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Illinois Reports 1,549 New Cases of Coronavirus, 20 Deaths TuesdayThe state of Illinois has reported 1,549 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, along with 20 additional deaths attributed to the virus, a sharp jump from the...

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When a Riot Takes DowntownIn the formulation of Chicago as two cities, it is believed by some that crime is simply confined elsewhere.

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Danville man killed in motorcycle vs. car collisionSean T. Dye, 29, was pronounced dead after 5 p.m. Sunday. Coroner Jane McFadden said Mr.

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Downtown Champaign parking lots closed on weekend nights through Labor DayCHAMPAIGN — In the wake of gunfire Saturday at a downtown parking lot, the city announced that it will close the lots at Neil and Washington streets and Walnut and Washington streets at 9 p.m.

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Why Chicagos Mayor Blames Her Citys Murders on Wisconsin and IndianaYet, as we have seen, Chicago is the reason Chicago has homicide rates many times higher than most areas of neighboring states.

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Facing $20M Shortfall, Navy Pier Explores Options, Including Potential for ClosuresNavy Pier is facing a $20 million deficit in its budget due to the coronavirus pandemic, forcing the iconic Chicago attraction to explore its options, which includes a potential closure.

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State Supreme Court Consolidates Lawsuits on Pritzker OrdersThe Illinois Supreme Court declined to take on a downstate legal battle over Gov. J.B. Pritzker's coronavirus-related orders on Tuesday, moving the case to Sangamon County and consolidating it with a similar challenge.

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Alabama Power crews headed to Illinois to support storm recoveryA New Jersey utility praises Alabama Power for support after a tropical storm.

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St. Charles District 303 to reopen schools in phasesSt. Charles Unit District 303 is rolling out a modified reopening plan that will send elementary and middle school students back to school in phases, while high schoolers will begin the academic year remotely.

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COVID-19 cases, deaths reported in southern IllinoisThe majority of the new cases were in Williamson County. Bi-County Health Department reported 32 new cases and one additional death in the county.

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Monday Tornado in Chicago's Rogers Park Neighborhood a 'Once-in-a-Decade Event'The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood Monday, and according to historical records, the twister is an extremely rare event within city limits.

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Illinois Has Lost More Than Half the Progress Made Since the Coronavirus Pandemic's Peak in May, Data ShowsIllinois' average number of new coronavirus cases in recent weeks has climbed steadily enough to reverse more than half the progress made after the pandemic appeared to peak in the state in early May, public health data shows.

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Duckworth hosts virtual meeting with southern Illinois MayorsU.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth held a virtual meeting with eight mayors from the Southern Illinois Mayor's Association to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their communities Tuesday.

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Urbana man with federal convictions facing state charges after police find body armor, weaponsStates Attorney Julia Rietz said the charges stemmed from a Champaign police investigation that began Friday.

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Some Lake County employees face pay cuts through unpaid holidaysThree days that previously had been paid time off for Lake County government employees will be unpaid days this fall for a portion of the workforce.

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NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down in Lake County, Traveled Into Wisconsin MondayScientists with the National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down Monday in Lake County and went over the state line before ending over a lake in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Just hours before the cancelation, Lovie said his team was ready to playSmith still wants his guys to have a senior year.

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In Historic Pick, Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris To Be His Running MateThe selection will make Harris just the third woman — and first African American — to be nominated for vice president by a major political party.

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Chicago Bears waive kicker Ramiz AhmedChicago brought in competition for K Eddy Pineiro this offseason. But it didn't take long for him to win the starting job over Ramiz Ahmed.

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Illinois Supreme Court consolidates lawsuits challenging Gov. J.B. Pritzker's coronavirus ordersThe Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday moved to transfer a downstate legal challenge to Gov.

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UPDATE: Crash closes eastbound lane on I-74 near MahometAn accident has closed Interstate 74 eastbound at milepost 169, about 3 miles west of Mahomet, state police reported at 3:30 p.m.

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Additional charges filed against Urbana woman whose April arrest sparked protestsAleyah Lewis was met outside by several supporters demanding that the criminal charges stemming from that April 10 scrum with police on Colorado Avenue be dismissed.

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Illinois Businesses Face Fines For Failing To Require MasksPritzker's new rule, approved by a 12-member state board Tuesday, would allow retailers to be fined up to $2,500 if they don't require masks to be worn.

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Where do we go from here?It's concerning that we're still here.

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Venue change for Southern Illinois Music Festival later this weekPerformances for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16, are moved to SIU Carbondale's Shryock Auditorium, which is a much larger venue, according to Edward Benyas, SIFest artistic director.

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Overnight Restrictions to Continue Downtown a€˜for Foreseeable Future,' Mayor SaysRestricted access and an increased police presence will continue in downtown Chicago "for the foreseeable future," Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday.

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Census Begins Door Knocking Across Illinois, As Advocates Worry About Shortened Response TimePeople in Illinois who have not yet filled out their census forms will soon get a knock at their door.

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Big Ten Postpones All Fall SportsCHAMPAIGN  The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday afternoon that its postponing all fall sports because of uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Report: Illinois ranks third in nation for social distancingA new report from TOP Data ranks Illinois at third in the nation for social distancing.

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Illinois Providing Rental Help, But It Will Go FastPeople who need help paying their back-rent in Illinois are going to have to be lucky or fast.

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COVID-19 in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening TuesdayHere are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

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Report: Bears sign safety Marqui ChristianTashaun Gipson and Deon Bush will battle for the starting safety job. But now, there's another safety in the mix for the Bears.

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Sweet SpotSweet teeth, rejoice: Darnell Reed has opened a bakery pop-up in his beloved Lincoln Square restaurant.

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