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Court dismisses case against Mexican megachurch leader on charges of child rape, human trafficking Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, has been in custody since June following his arrest on accusations involving three girls and one woman between 2015 and 2018 in Los Angeles County. Additional allegations of the possession of child pornography in 2019 were later added.

Coronavirus deaths in Illinois by county; COVID-19 victims of all ages "He was just so gifted." His son said in a social media post that his father took great pride in being a voice for patients who could not speak.Asberry Stoudemire - Chicago His daughter tells us he was in the hospital for just over a week and had underlying medical conditions.

Correctional officer claims unsanitary, unsafe conditions amid coronavirus outbreak at Cook County Jail The coronavirus outbreak at Cook County Jail has sickened 272 detainees and 115 staff, and a correctional officer has claimed inan affidavit that inmates and staff alike are subject to unsanitary and unsafe conditions.

Coronavirus Update: Illinois sees largest single-day jump in coronavirus deaths; Pritzker pushes for more ventilators, ICU beds More than 1,280 new cases were announced Tuesday as a total of 380 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 in Illinois.TIME-LAPSE VIDEO: McCormick Place hospital built in days A time-lapse of the field hospital being constructed at Chicago's McCormick Place during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus: Schumer proposes $25,000 'heroes' pay for frontline workers battling COVID-19 outbreak Schumer declared the emerging proposal the "highest priority" from Democrats as congressional leaders and President Donald Trump plunge with more aid for Americans. Nurses, truck drivers grocery store clerks and others are "risking their lives" to care for Americans amid the stark pandemic and economic shutdown, he said.

Coronavirus disproportionately impacting black communities, White House task force says Speaking at the White House daily briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the medical community has known for a long time that diseases like diabetes, hypertension, obesity and asthma hit minority populations, especially African Americans. "It's not that they're getting infected more often.

Few For All is donating to LA Food Bank for those in need For every amount of pasta they sell, they donate an equal amount to the Los Angeles Food Bank and to hospitality workers struggling during this time. "Not only are we giving food to the food bank, we're also offering free pasta to anyone who has lost their job in the food and beverage industry," said Budayr.

Barn Steakhouse in Evanston feeds homeless during COVID-19 outbreak The meals go to the community resource center, Connections for the Homeless, as well as two local hotels that are housing people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other restaurants in the area are also participating, providing lunch and dinner to more than 150 people a day.

Coronavirus in the US: Death toll passes 12,000 nationwide In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care, the first major world leader laid low by the virus. The twin developments came even as the crisis seemed to be easing or at least stabilizing, by some measures, in New York and parts of Europe, though health officials warned people at nearly every turn not to let their guard down.

Chicago weather complicates coronavirus social distancing efforts; officials remind residents to stay home The golf courses are deserted, closed for social distancing, but that didn't stop Brad Thyfault from working on his short game in the forest preserve. Despite the stay-at-home restrictions, many were out getting some fresh air and sunshine anyway. A group of women soaked up the sun and caught up, sitting a good 10 feet apart.

Testing facility serves 41K in minority neighborhoods throughout Chicago "The same life expectancy gap that we see in our zip codes, knowing our zip codes more important than genetic codes plays out as the COVID pandemic plays out," said Dr. Karriem Watson from UIC. Mile Square is hoping some community outreach to their patients, who are majority African American, will help reduce the COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Travel nurses head to Illinois to aid hospitals amid coronavirus crisis. ‘It’s your duty to help.’ Kayla Kanosky is one of hundreds of travel nurses assigned to Illinois in April.

PROGRAM NOTE: General Hospital to air overnight on ABC7 Due to coverage of Governor JB Pritzker's Illinois coronavirus update, Tuesday's episode of "General Hospital" will air in late night at 12:05 a.m.

Police arrest Texas teen accused of threatening to spread COVID-19 Lorraine Maradiaga, 18, was arrested by police in Carrollton, Texas, after she posted video on social media threatening to spread coronavirus.

Man Dies After Being Shoved in Front of CTA Red Line Train, Police Say Chicago police are searching for three men who allegedly shoved another man in front of a CTA Red Line train on Tuesday afternoon. The unidentified man was struck by the train in the 200 block of South State Street at approximately 5:13 p.m., according to police.

COVID-19 and divorce: SoCal family attorney shares ways sensitive family issues are being handled with courts closed SoCal family attorney Peter Walzer of the Walzer Melche firm addressed how some local families who are facing divorce or shared custody are dealing with important family matters with most courts closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hospitals across state increase number of isolation rooms to treat COVID-19 patients Healthcare systems are now turning to companies like Critical Environments professionals in Arlington Heights. Mike Kosinski has been kept very busy fielding requests from healthcare facilities attempting to at least double the number of containment rooms.

'Chance the Snapper' captor Frank Robb offers Skype experience during coronavirus outbreak "Our family has been doing educational programs with reptiles for as long as I've been alive." Robb's Skype class sessions can range from 30-90 minutes long.

Pritzker Thanks California Governor Newsom After Illinois Receives 100 Ventilators Pritzker is publicly thanking California Governor Gavin Newsom after 100 ventilators were delivered to the state of Illinois this week. "It's truly incredible to work with elected officials across the nation who are providing real leadership," Pritzker said in a series of tweets thanking Newsom.

Fitness company is using a special fabric to protect healthcare workers This Houston business owner's idea for sink-free workout clothes is now helping thousands of healthcare workers!

More Than 100 Chicago Police Officers Have Contracted COVID-19, Department Says The Chicago Police Department has reported 17 additional positive tests for coronavirus, bringing the department's total to more than 100 cases of the virus since the pandemic began. According to the latest figures released by the department, a total of 112 members of the department have tested positive for COVID-19.

Gov. Pritzker Reveals Why ‘Herd Immunity’ Wouldn’t Work in Illinois With Illinois coronavirus cases continuing to rise and the state seeing some of its highest daily death dolls of the pandemic so far, some questioned if the statewide stay-at-home order could be hindering immunity for Illinois residents.

NW Indiana City Institutes Mandatory Curfew to Slow Spread of COVID-19 A Northwest Indiana city has instituted a mandatory curfew as they look to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. On Tuesday, Michigan City Mayor Duane Parry issued an executive order, declaring a "Local Disaster Emergency" in the city. As part of that order, a mandatory curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m.

Long Hours, Support All Part of Chicago Nurses’ Lives During Coronavirus Pandemic Katie Martino has been a nurse for 10 years. Sarita Mazurowski for eight. Alyssa Olivieri's mother and sister are nurses, her dad a doctor. And Patrice Rosenberg cared for some of the first coronavirus patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. They arrive at Northwestern each day for 12-hour shifts dealing with coronavirus patients.

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