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Black bear sightings in Illinois quite rareBruno the bear might be on his journey alone, but he isn't expected to be the last American black bear to find his way south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border.

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Gene's Dairy DelightInitial Visit: September 9th, 2015 Rating: 5/5 Price: $ Description: Gene's is a sweet place to go.

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Illinois Dept. of Public Health director 'cautiously optimistic' on QC COVID-19 Coalition updateOf Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said she is ‘cautiously optimistic' about current COVID-19 data in the state.

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Surge Protection: Some Travelers Face Quarantine in ChicagoCHICAGO — Chicago officials say people traveling to the city from 15 states with increasing numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines.

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Union tells actors not to work on pandemic film "Songbird"The union that represents film actors is telling its members not to work on the pandemic thriller 'œSongbird," one of the first films in production in California after coronavirus closures"

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Coronavirus Information CenterThis site is a compilation of the latest news about the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois, along with up-to-date resources and guidance from local, state and federal agencies.

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July 2, 2020How one community is trying to prevent weekend violence. Are days numbered for college entrance exams?

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Chicago order: If you travel from a surging COVID-19 state, self-quarantine for 14 daysTravelers to Chicago from states seeing a surge in new coronavirus cases are being told they must quarantine for two weeks under a new public health order that takes effect Monday.

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Illinois unemployment numbers falling slowlyAdded 4. 8 million jobs in the month of June, lowering the unemployment rate to just over 11%.

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Educator backs plan for minority youths to live in Barrington Hills mansionBarrington High School Associate Principal Heath McFaul expressed his support Thursday night for a controversial plan to move disadvantaged minority youths into a Barrington Hills mansion in an effort to provide them better education and other opportunities.

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Duckworth to block 1,123 military promotions unless Pentagon vows not to retaliate against VindmanU.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is blocking promotions for 1,123 senior members of the military until she gets assurances from Defense Secretary Mark Esper that he will not retaliate against an Army officer for his role in the past year's impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

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36 more COVID-19 deaths, 869 more infections, 140 more hospitalizationsThirty-six more Illinois residents have died from COVID-19 while an additional 869 infections were reported, state health officials said Thursday in their daily update.

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Widow of Eric Lurry, who died in Joliet police custody, says dashcam video shows officers contributed to his death through neglectThe wife of a man who died in Joliet police custody is heartbroken and demanding answers after watching dashcam video of his treatment while in custody.

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Illinois Liquor Control Says Consequences Possible if Not Adhering to COVID-19 GuidelinesBracing for a busy July Fourth weekend, liquor commissions urged establishments to comply with state health guidelines to avoid consequences.

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Amid Surges in California, Florida, Texas, See How Illinois and Indiana Compare to Rest of U.S. in Coronavirus Cases, DeathsAccording to that data, nearly a dozen states have reported more coronavirus cases than Illinois in the last seven days, including Florida, California, Texas, Arizona and Georgia.

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LGBTQ History To Be Taught In Illinois Classrooms This School YearThis coming school year, districts will be expected to provide information on LGBTQ figures in history before students graduate eighth grade.

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Lawyer helps fellow Peace Corps volunteer from Illinois save dog from being sent back overseas after COVID-19-forced separationA Peace Corps volunteer's attempts to reunite with her dog at first were thwarted by federal authorities.

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Illinois coronavirus: Chicago beach closures remain over July 4th weekend, but people flock to lakeshore anywayChicago beach closures remain over July 4th weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn't stopped people from sunning and swimming on the lakeshore.

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Downstate Judge Voids Gov. Pritzker's COVID-19 Executive Orders, But Many Restrictions RemainOn Thursday, a downstate Illinois judge voided Gov. Pritzker's stay-at-home orders. But it's unclear what immediate effect the ruling will have.

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Video shows California woman, 72, approaching bison at Yellowstone before it charged, gored herNew video shows a 72-year-old California woman approaching close to a bison in Yellowstone National Park shortly before the animal charged and gored her.

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Coronavirus Illinois: As US reports June jobs surge, many Chicago residents still awaiting unemployment checksUnemployment fell to 11.1% in June, while 4.8 million jobs were added. President Trump said the number of jobs shows the economy is making a strong comeback.

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Quarantine Chicago: City issues emergency travel order for 15 states with high coronavirus infection ratesChicago issues coronavirus travel order requiring anyone entering or returning to the city from states experiencing a surge in COVID-19 infections to quarantine for 14 days.

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Reopening Chicago: City to crack down on businesses for Phase 4 violationsChicago Phase 4 business violations will be a top priority for officials after photos last weekend showed large crowds at Wrigleyville bars, most not wearing masks.

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Feds discuss tangled web of Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump in Chicago banker Stephen Calk bribery caseA-list Washington figures Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and President Donald Trump are all supporting actors in the government's bribery narrative against Chicago bank executive Stephen Calk.

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Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 statesThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to a new high of more than 50,000 per day on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states, as the pandemic trended in the wrong direction in nearly all of the country outside of the Northeast.

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Downstate judge rules Pritzker's COVID-19 orders are voidAll of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's executive orders since April 8 pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic are void because he exceeded his authority when he used his emergency powers for more than 30 days, a Clay County judge ruled Thursday.

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Chicago shootings: Violence takes toll on emergency dispatchers answering 911 calls for helpEvery day, Chicago dispatchers answer thousands of phone calls that come into the city's 911 Emergency Communications Center.

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Coronavirus Illinois Today: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 869, with 36 new deaths; total cases exceed 144KIllinois confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 869 to a total of 144,882 on Thursday, halfway through the first week under Phase 4 of Gov.

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Illinois coronavirus: Clay County judge rules in favor of Rep. Darren Bailey, says Gov. JB Pritzker did not have authority to extend stay-at-home ordeDarren Bailey, saying Governor JB Pritzker did not have the authority to extend Illinois' stay-at-home order, which was a public health disaster declaration, longer than its initial 30 days.

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July 2 COVID-19 cases per county; search by ZIP codeAs of July 2, the suburbs have recorded 74,135 COVID-19 cases and 3,569 deaths, about 51% of the state's total.

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Law Aims to Give Students With Epilepsy Better Care In Illinois' SchoolsThe Seizure Smart School Act, is a new law in Illinois that requires schools to train employees and care aides on how to handle students with epilepsy, and how to administer their medications.

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Lincoln Association Unveils Plans To Reconstruct Original Lincoln CottageThe Abraham Lincoln Association has launched a $400,000 campaign to acquire vacant land to construct an accurate replica of Lincoln's original cottage - before the home was expanded.

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Illinois emissions testing: EPA expands hours for vehicle emissions testing at all 12 locationsThe Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is expanding hours for vehicle emissions testing to accommodate drivers who did not have their vehicles tested during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Chicago violence: Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces July 4th weekend safety planCPD has already said it plans to put around 1,200 extra officers on the street starting Thursday night through the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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FDA issues warning after seeing increase in alcohol-based hand sanitizer products containing methanolThe Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about hand sanitizer products containing methanol, or wood alcohol.

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Herman Cain, surrogate who attended Trump Tulsa rally, hospitalized for coronavirus symptomsFormer Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Cain, a Black Voices for Trump co-chair, was attended President Donald Trump's June 20 rally in Tulsa.

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'Hamilton' on Disney+ stars Phillipa Soo, Okieriete Onaodowan excited for musical to start streaming Friday"Hamilton" is coming to Disney+ in a very different time than it was first released.

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UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich charged with DWI in IllinoisThe incident marked the second time in two years the inaugural UFC welterweight champion was booked for drunk driving.

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Illinois man suspected in Fort Hood soldier's disappearanceAUSTIN, Texas — The lawyer for the family of a soldier missing since April says Army investigators believe the woman was killed by another soldier on the Texas base where they served.

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Kim Chapman McClellanKim Chapman McClellan, age 55, of Mulberry Grove, IL passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Austin, TX.

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Of the COVID-19 pregnancy cases reported in Illinois, Black and Latina women make up over 70%At least 1,089 women in Illinois have had COVID-19 while pregnant, and of those cases, five have died, according to Illinois Department of Public Health data.

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Statewide: Stories Of The Enslaved In Illinois; A New Effort To Control And Utilize Asian CarpOn last week's program, we discussed the often unknown history of slavery in Illinois. Even more obscure are the personal stories of those enslaved in the state.

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Puppies help firefighters cope with stressThese puppies are helping firefighters deal with the stress of the job!

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'Before You Pull the Trigger': Lightfoot Sends Message to 'the Shooters' in Chicago Ahead of Holiday WeekendAs Chicago leaders prepare for an "all hands on deck" policing and community strategy to combat gun violence over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Mayor Lori Lightfoot sent a message to "the young men" who could become "the shooters."

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"All Hands On Deck": Lightfoot Details Plan for Extra Police, Asks Residents for Help Curbing Gun Violence Over Holiday WeekendChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is asking communities to take an "all hands on deck" approach to help police curb gun violence in the city ahead of the Forth of July weekend.

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Chicago Issues Travel Order, Requiring Anyone Who Visits These 15 States to QuarantineChicago issued an emergency travel order Thursday directing anyone who visits one of 15 states in the U.S. currently experiencing a rise in coronavirus cases to quarantine for 14 days.

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Bowling Alleys: 50 Person Limit is a 'Detriment' to IndustryAfter months of being closed due to the fight against the coronavirus, bowling alley operators in Illinois said they are opening with a disadvantage compared to other industries under current Restore Illinois guidelines.

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Foal of charm: Danada Equestrian Center welcomes new addition DukeMore than a month old, the first foal born at Danada in more than a decade remains the center of attention in the paddocks and a Kentucky-style barn steeped in history.

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Illinois schools reopening updates: What suburban Chicago districts plan for fallHere are the latest updates on how school districts in Chicago's suburbs are planning to resume classes this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Quick Hits: Illinois News In Brief For July 2Prison watchdog group John Howard Association says most Illinois prison employees say they had not been tested for COVID-19, and there were inadequate supplies for healthcare workers working with prisoners.

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As U.S. Shatters Job Gains, Illinois Faces Long RecoveryAcross Illinois, IL - More Illinoisans went back to work last week as the nation posted record job gains, but a full recovery remains far off.

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Illinois Reports 869 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus, 36 Additional DeathsThe Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed 869 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, along with 36 additional deaths.

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Judge denies GOP request to allow large political gatheringsA federal judge on Thursday denied a request for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed the Schaumburg Township Republican Organization and other GOP groups to host large fundraising events.

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Report: NBA Finalizing Plans for 2nd 'Bubble' in Chicago for Teams Not Invited to Orlando RestartAccording to a new report, the eight NBA teams that were not included in the league's restart plan in Orlando this summer may still have a chance to play, as the league is "closing in" on allowing those clubs to play in their own "bubble."

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Navy Pier Holds Different Kind of Fourth of July Celebration Without FireworksAlthough Chicagoans cannot ring in July Fourth with Navy Pier's iconic fireworks, there will still be another kind of celebration this weekend.

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Jobless claims in Illinois dip as businesses reopenThe number of Illinois workers receiving state unemployment benefits fell by more than 29,000 during the last week of June as many businesses resumed operations after 14 weeks under a stay-at-home order brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Shannon Ryan: College athletes' voices — such as Illinois linebacker Milo Eifler's — should be a bigger part of the conversation about sports retuIllinois linebacker Milo Eifler's comfort level about returning to football will be gauged by one key development in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Elmhurst College Changes Name Effective ThursdayAfter the announcement a year ago, Elmhurst College finally changed its name to Elmhurst University effective Thursday.

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Cubs Fans Rank Among Most Loyal of MLB TeamsCubs fans who have waited 108 years to win a World series no doubt have a unique sense of loyalty to their favorite team and a new ranking from Forbes has the metrics to prove it.

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New Study Sheds Light on Mystery Disease Affecting KidsDoctors are learning more about a mysterious disease linked to the coronavirus that has affected previously healthy children.

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Bucking broncs bored, clowns out of work: Illinois rodeos canceledRodeos around Illinois have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The events, often held at county fairs or to benefit nonprofits, can draw thousands.

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What Could Happen if Illinois Sees Spike in Coronavirus Cases Like Other US States?Illinois is still operating under its phase four guidelines, but with other states backtracking on their reopening plans and some instituting travel restrictions or heightened closures to prevent new spikes, could the state see changes ahead?

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago to Ramp Up Enforcement, Is Indoor Dining Safe?Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus crisis today.

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County Still Waiting For Tax Info From StateBond County Treasurer Colleen Camp is reminding taxpayers that due to COVID-19, tax proceedings are behind this year.

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More Arrests In Montgomery CountyThe Montgomery County Sheriff's Department conducted the third phase of its Operation "Open for Business" June 24-30 in various locations around Montgomery and surrounding counties.

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

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Truck Fire Blocks Exit On I-70The Greenville Fire Protection District was paged into service twice Wednesday. The first called came in just after 4:15 PM and involved a truck on fire near.

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Arlington Heights fest moves onto a new virtual frontier for 2020Organizers of Frontier Days in Arlington Heights are trying to celebrate in other ways this year by launching a social media campaign that keeps the festival in the forefront, while soliciting volunteers for next year.

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Lightfoot Issues Warning to Restaurants, Bars That Saw Crowds, Lines Last WeekendWith Chicago bracing for gatherings over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a warning to restaurants and bars that allowed massive crowds of people and long lines on the first weekend of indoor dining.

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Illinois is an island when it comes to legalized fireworksOne can call the state's fireworks laws either 'outdated' or 'principled,' but one thing seems clear — they won't be changing anytime soon.

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Winters on Route 66One hundred thirty-five years ago, a set of twin boys was born in Altenburg, Missouri.

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Moving to the music at home with SummerDanceSocial distancing can't stop the beat for this beloved Chicago festival.

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Emergency Management Officials Encourage Illinois Residents to Learn a Life Saving SkillDuring the course of a year, the State of Illinois could see any number of potential disasters - from a tornado and earthquake to flash flood or ice storm.

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A Lot Of Rain This Week!Most of the region saw at least a little bit of rain over the past two days, but eastern Missouri and west-central and southwest Illinois saw quite a bit.

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Illinois Liquor Control Says Consequences Possible If Not Adhering to COVID-19 GuidelinesBracing for a busy July Fourth weekend, liquor commissions urged establishments to comply with state health guidelines to avoid consequences.

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NFL analyst says Bears OLB Khalil Mack isn't elite, which is absurdThere's no doubt that Khalil Mack saw a dip in production in 2019, but that doesn't make him any less of an impact player for the Bears.

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'An American Summer: Love And Death In Chicago'; The Last Video Stores In IllinoisAlex Kotlowitz has been writing about violence in Chicago for decades - in film, in print, and for This American Life.

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Champaign County court officials urge jurors to do orientation onlineURBANA — Champaign County court officials remind folks summoned for jury duty next week that they can and should watch the orientation online at home if possible.

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BeaUnique Latin Kitchen plans to open in downtown ElginBeatriz and Alberto Cardona said their success as a carryout and catering business makes them well-equipped to open a restaurant at 74 S.

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Indiana Reports 453 New Cases of CoronavirusIndiana officials reported 453 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, along with 13 additional deaths statewide.

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Illinois linebacker details concerns over college football returning amid coronavirus pandemicMilo Eifler initially took to Twitter to share his concerns about athletes being asked to play this fall.

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Juracek won't seek third term as Mount Prospect's mayorMount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek will not seek a third term as the village's top elected official in the April 2021 election, she announced Thursday.

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Private Security Hired in Chicago Neighborhood in Effort to Prevent Holiday Weekend ViolenceA Chicago alderman and a coalition of community leaders announced Thursday that a private security firm had been hired as additional "eyes and ears" to assist police in curbing violence over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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'Demand Justice' Painted on Chicago Street in Massive Mural Outside Saint SabinaIn large letters, the words "demand justice" can be seen from above or on the ground in a street outside Chicago's Saint Sabina church.

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Los Luzeros De Rioverde: Talented sibling trio rises to fameThere's a talented sibling trio from Houston known as Los Luzeros de Rioverde. These kids, ages 6, 10, and 13, have released three albums and travel the country, playing Norteño music for audiences of thousands.

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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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Where to see outdoor and drive-in movies in Chicago 2020Catch a movie while social distancing at these outdoor movie theaters in Chicago.

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News Around IllinoisFrom Tight Hallways To Packed Elevators, Urban Campuses Are Grappling With Social Distancing Colleges and universities in downtown Chicago often use their urban location as a selling point when attracting students.

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'Filling out the census is like wearing a mask'As a second wave of infection looms, the count is more important than ever.

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Cubs Update on Pitcher Jose Quintana After He Sliced His Thumb While Washing DishesChicago Cubs left-handed pitcher José Quintana underwent surgery Thursday after slicing his thumb while washing dishes at his Miami home last weekend....

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Sinai Temple, Illini Chabad land Homeland Security grantsCHAMPAIGN — Two religious centers in Champaign-Urbana were awarded $100,000 federal grants to improve their security.

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Police: Men had 1,000 pounds of fireworks they were selling out of their homesThe Kane County Sheriff's Office said the investigation was prompted by a "dramatic" increase in public complaints about large-scale fireworks being launched across the county.

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Germans in AmericaMartin, the protagonist of my novel "Shiloh Valley," is one of the disillusioned young men who sought freedom in America after the crushed revolution of 1849 shattered all his hopes for a democratic future in his home province, the Palatinate.

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Bears QB battle: Mitch Trubisky benefits most with shortened preseasonWith the preseason being shortened to 2 games, that means fewer reps to determine the Bears' starting QB, which should benefit Trubisky.

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Police: Homeless man beaten to death near Champaign parkChampaign County coroner Duane Northrup identified the victim as Todd Ledbetter.

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McHenry County protesters urged to get tested for COVID-19 after demonstrator tests positiveMcHenry County health officials are urging those who attended a McHenry protest last weekend to get tested for the coronavirus after an asymptomatic demonstrator tested positive.

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Illinois led the country in FBI firearm background checks in JuneIllinois lead the country in FBI background checks associated with the sale, transfer or permitting of firearms for the month of June.

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IDOT, State Police hope drivers stay safe over holiday weekendThe Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police want people to remember to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" during the holiday weekend.

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Coronavirus On The Rise In Illinois, But Chicago's Flat For Now, Top Doctor Says"The main thing is all around us, cases are on the incline.... We look good in Chicago right now, but Chicago doesn't have a wall around it." Published on Jul 2, 2020 2:04PM CDTDowntown Primary category in which blog post is published.

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Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrestedGhislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire, the FBI said.

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Something To Carp About: New Efforts To Remove Invasive Fish From Illinois River UnderwayFor many years there have been a number of fruitless efforts to remove the invasive Asian carp from the Illinois River.

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Coronavirus responseA daily question for the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District's Julie Pryde.

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Illinois Basketball: Rerating every Illini recruit from the 2010sThe Illinois basketball team has landed quite a few players in the last decade.

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TBT is just a taste of what's to comeI've made the same spiel a countless number of times. I went to Illinois during the Illini's dark ages - maybe not as dark as some of other dark ages in department history, but they were certainly dark.

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Celestial sludge-metal supergroup Old Man Gloom return after tragedy with two new full-lengthsMetalcore supergroup Old Man Gloom have often fallen silent for years at a stretch, but for two decades now they've occasionally emerged from the depths with an offering of their signature celestial sludge.

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Over 45,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of June 22, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThe U.S. Department of Labor estimates 45,249 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of June 22 in Illinois, according to the DOL's weekly claims report released Thursday.

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Jay Cutler has found the culprit in his chicken murder mysteryIt's been a bumpy ride for Jay Cutler in his chicken murder mystery. But the culprit has finally been caught.

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Higher Minimum Wage, Gas Tax Increase Among New LawsJuly 1 marks the start of a new fiscal year in Illinois. It also means several new laws take effect.

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Blink Fitness Reopens Five More Clubs In IllinoisNEW YORK, July 1, 2020 // PRNewswire // - Blink Fitness announced that in accordance with local and state reopening guidelines in Illinois, the Merrionette, Oaklawn, Bridgeport, Midway and Evanston clubs have been reopened.

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Chicago to Ramp Up Enforcement of Phase 4 Guidelines for 4th of July WeekendChicago will begin ramping up enforcement on phase four guidelines Thursday as the city braces for the holiday weekend.

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VIDEO: Black bear traveling through Illinois crosses Mississippi RiverA black bear who left Wisconsin and has traveled through Iowa and Illinois, may be making his way to Missouri.

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Lightfoot to Detail Fourth of July Weekend Safety Plan as Chicago Grapples With Spike in ViolenceNote: Lightfoot's news conference can be watched live in the video player above beginning at around 1 p.m.

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13 Shot, 1 Fatally Wednesday in ChicagoThirteen people were shot, one fatally Wednesday in Chicago.

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From soul sweetheart to blues bombshellHolle Thee Maxwell's long career has taken her through several genres and across the world—but it's never made her a star.

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This day in history, July 2, 2020Today is Thursday, July 2, the 184th day of 2020. There are 182 days left in the year.

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Area history, July 2, 2020Today is Thursday, July 2, 2020. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago.

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Top of the Morning, July 2, 2020For 35 years, Champaign's Washington Street neighborhood has been a Fourth of July host with the most, friendly residents of all ages joining together for a festive parade and potluck.

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Daywatch: Illinois stays course amid COVID-19 surge, what the second half of 2020 may hold and what to know about the face mask 'sweat factor'Want Daywatch delivered to your inbox? Sign up here. - Get the top Tribune stories of the day on your smart speaker - Here's how to get the most out of your Tribune subscription - Got something to say?

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One Killed, One Seriously Injured in Vehicle Crash in Roseland: PoliceA woman was killed and another woman seriously injured in a head on crash in Roseland on the South Side.

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Illinois Holocaust Museum reopens July 15, extends 'Notorious RBG'The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in north suburban Skokie will reopen to visitors July 15 - with free admission for the day and limits on the number of visitors at any one time.

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Horses stand idle and clowns call it quits as the coronavirus cancels Illinois rodeos. 'This is the first time ever that we won't have a rodeo.'Forty horses are crowded around Lenora Calzavara, their breath hot and their tails swishing. These aren't riding horses, waiting for someone to take them out for a trot.

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Headlines for Thursday, July 2ndIn a 2-1 decision at its meeting last night, the Finance Committee of the Fairfield City Council voted to recommend across-the-board increases for city utility users in a new five-year plan.

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Seattle Police Clear Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone After Executive Order By MayorSeattle have cleared out the city" durkan. Police in Seattle were ordered to clear out the city's 'autonomous zone' and arrested over 30 protesters following an executive order from Mayor Jenny Durkan."

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Fox News Anchor Ed Henry Fired After Investigation Into Sexual Misconduct AllegationsFox News has fired national correspondent Ed Henry after the network was made aware of sexual harassment allegations.

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Fourth of July Weekend Forecast: Summer Heat Across Chicago AreaIt looks like the Chicago area has some hot summer weather on the way for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Caterpillar slashes jobs in Illinois, rewards corporate shareholdersCaterpillar is one of many US-based corporations that have laid off workers and cut jobs and pay since the pandemic took hold in the US, as it continued to pay out dividends to investors.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Denies August Alsina's Claims Of An AffairDuring an interview this week with Angela Yee, singer August Alsina addressed the rumors he once dated Jada Pinkett Smith and claimed Will Smith gave him permission to have a sexual relationship with his wife.

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Netflix Developing Colin Kaepernick Series Led By Ava DuVernayNetflix is set to produce a six-episode series on Colin Kaepernick called 'Colin in Black and White.' Kaepernick will narrate the scripted limited drama, which comes from director Ava DuVernay.

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Learn about the Revolutionary War veterans with graves in IllinoisIn the first half of the 19th century, four Revolutionary War soldiers, already in their mid-70s or 80s, found their way to the prairies of the northeastern Illinois region.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago to Ramp Up Enforcement, Is Indoor Dining Safe?Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus crisis today.

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2020 Bison schedule preview: Illinois State RedbirdsThe Bison and Redbirds will play for the third time in a year span.

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By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on Positivity Rates, ICU Beds During Phase FourWith Illinois now nearly a week into Phase Four, where do each of the state's healthcare regions stand in key metrics related to the coronavirus pandemic?...

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening Thursday with COVID-19 in the Chicago areaWith Indiana and other states pausing or backtracking on their reopening plans as new cases of the coronavirus surge across the U.S., officials in Chicago and Illinois said Wednesday they have no plans yet to alter loosened rules that took effect statewide last week.

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Illinois led the country in FBI firearm background checks in JuneIllinois lead the country in FBI background checks associated with the sale, transfer or permitting of firearms for the month of June.

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Curtis Washington transferring to Illinois junior collegeNews and information about the Arkansas Razorbacks and Arkansas Sports from the staffs of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Hawgs Illustrated.

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The Madison County Transit TrailsMadison County Transit Trail - The Madison County Transit trails are a great way to explore the area while getting some exercise and are best of all it is free to access!

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'It's a piece of history': Volo museum won't remove General Lee displayThe Volo Auto Museum has no plans to remove the iconic General Lee automobile from "The Dukes of Hazzard" television show despite a growing national movement to remove statues and other Confederate symbols.

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St. Charles extends outdoor dining program through OctoberA temporary outdoor dining program in St. Charles has been crucial in helping bars and restaurants stay afloat amid the coronavirus, downtown business owners said.

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Police investigating shooting that sent 17-year-old to hospitalThe release said preliminary investigation shows the victim was driving a vehicle near Beardsley Park when he was shot at and hit by gunfire from the occupants of a small red SUV.

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Insight on IllinoisAs Illinois moves to Phase 4 of its COVID 19 response, we see relative quiet on the legislative front.

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Coronavirus live blog, July 1, 2020: New normal for reopened Chicago, suburban schools come fall likely to be very differentHere's what we happened with the continuing spread of the coronavirus and its ripple effects in Chicago and Illinois.

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New Atkins Golf Club to benefit Illinois golf and the publicIn January, Stone Creek Golf Club announced that it would be closing. Fast forward six months later, and the owners of the course, the Atkins Group, have gifted the course, real estate, and 70 undeveloped acres to the University of Illinois in a donation valued at more than $15 million.

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July 1, 2020What hotels are doing to stay afloat. New laws taking effect today. Is the mayor to blame for low police officer morale?

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How Long Should Illinois Extend its Eviction Moratorium?The pandemic and economic shutdown have made it difficult for many people across the state to pay their rent, which is why Gov.

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5 New Laws to Know in IllinoisJuly 1 marks the start of Illinois' new fiscal year, which ushers in a bushel of new laws.

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Area DJ's, Community Activists Gather to Call for Action to Prevent Chicago Gun ViolenceDozens of Chicago radio and street DJ's came together to speak out against gun violence in Calumet Park on Wednesday, and they're hoping their voices can help to bring people together in the fight to stem the tide of shootings in the city.

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Illinois congressmen Mike Quigley, Adam Kinzinger call for Trump action on Russian bounty reporteIllinois Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley and Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger say the Trump Administration must act to protect U.S. troops in the wake of reports that Russia offered bounties to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Indiana Business Owners React to Decision Not to Move Into Phase Five of Reopening PlanAfter Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that the state would not be moving forward into Phase Five of the state's coronavirus reopening plan this weekend, business owners are taking the news in stride.

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Air Quality Alert Issued in NE Illinois, NW Indiana Issued Due to Forecast of High Ozone LevelsThe National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert throughout northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana beginning on Thursday morning.

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Dashcam Footage Released in January Death of Man Who Died While in Joliet Police CustodyMore than five months after Eric Lurry died while in police custody, dashcam video of the incident has been obtained by NBC 5 News, and the man's family is demanding answers about the actions taken by officers on that fateful night.

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Cbs 2 News Pm Update 07-01-20CBS2 News Chicago.

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Illinois casinos reopen from three-month coronavirus shutdownClose to a thousand gamblers were on the gaming floor of Rivers Casino by midday, with around-the-clock cleaning crews sweeping through and hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the building.

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New traffic safety laws take effect in IllinoisSeveral new traffic laws went into effect on Wednesday.

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Taste of Chicago Goes Virtual With Cooking Demonstrations, Online Dance PartiesWith the Taste of Chicago called off due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event has been reimagined, transitioning into a virtual showcase and a way to help pay tribute to first responders and community organizations.

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Wednesday's coronavirus updates: Champaign County adds 24 cases; Positivity rates remain low: 1.3% , 1.9%Mahomet had the most new cases Wednesday .... Of Champaign County's now-890 cases, 761 are recovered and 117 are active....

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Illinois public schools to begin teaching LGBTQ historyBeginning July 1, Illinois public schools will be required to teach about LGBTQ history.

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This Illinois House Looks Like a Happy Little MarshmallowWhy live in a boring regular house when you could live in this rounded wonderland?

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NFL shortens preseason, Bears will play just two gamesAccording to ESPN's Kevin Seifert, the NFL is shortening the preseason to two weeks, essentially cancelling Week 1 and Week 4.

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No Motive Discovered In Bunn-O-Matic ShootingSpringfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow said Wednesday authorities have yet to determine why an employee shot and killed three co-workers last week at a Springfield manufacturer.

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Fed Survey Shows Illinois Manufacturers' Resilience Through PandemicFed Survey Shows Illinois Manufacturers Resilience - Across Illinois, IL - The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Survey of Business Conditions interviewed hundreds of manufacturers in Illinois and Michigan.

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New Illinois Laws Taking Effect July 1There are several new laws taking effect in Illinois on July 1, ranging from a minimum wage increase to new education requirements in schools and mandated...

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Suburban Chicago Swimming Pool Opens With Strict PoliciesIt's a sight you won't come across often this summer. Despite Illinois moving into phase four, Chicago-area residents are having a difficult time finding...

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Recalled Salad Linked To Intestinal Illness In Champaign CountyIf you recently bought packaged garden salad, Champaign-Urbana Public Health says you should check to see if its been recalled.

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Should the Chicago Bears look into signing WR Antonio Brown?WR Antonio Brown is still on the open market, and perhaps the Bears should consider looking into signing the veteran.

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UI Health Pilot Program Uses Biosensors, Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Coronavirus PatientsIt could be the future of coronavirus care. "The technology is sophisticated enough that we're going to see things that the nurse can take care of..."

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Champaign man arrested in shooting near Beardsley ParkGofart Whitley, 66, who listed an address in the 1500 block of Kiler Drive, is expected to be charged Thursday in connection with the shooting of a 73-year-old man as he walked on the north side of Beardsley Park on June 24.

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Coronavirus Illinois Today: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 828, with 30 new deaths; total cases exceed 144K; Chicago beaches could reopen soonIllinois confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 828 to a total of 144,013 on Wednesday following the first weekend under Phase 4 of Gov.

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Charge Filed In Fatal CrashA felony charge has been filed in Bond County Circuit Court against a Mulberry Grove man in regard to an accident that killed a rural Carlyle teen.

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Trial To Be Scheduled In Alleged Arson CaseA trial will be scheduled in Bond County Circuit Court for Jeremy B. Tedrick of Pocahontas, who faces four Class X charges in regard to a residential fire that.

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New Bakery Shop Opens In GreenvilleWednesday was the first day of business for the Sugar Shop Cakery in the 200 block of South Third Street in Greenville.

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Where to find July 4 fireworks, modified parades and decorating contestsJuly 4 is almost here - minus much of the fanfare. But you can still find car parades, decorated homes and a few fireworks options if you know where to go in the suburbs.

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Shimoji Coffee Open On Harris Ave.Shimoji Coffee in Greenville has opened at 100 East Harris Avenue. The small building housing the business was moved from Vandalia to Greenville in late April.

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ISP, Granite City Police Department Probe Pedestrian Hit On Illinois Route 3, Then Later DiedA pedestrian was hit by a car at 4:48 a.m. on Monday on Illinois Route 3 near St. Thomas Road in Granite City.

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Report: NFL to Trim 2 Games From Preseason ScheduleWhile the NFL is moving ahead with plans to contest its full 2020 schedule even amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new report indicates that they'll be making at least one change due to the virus.

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Six Champaign County cases of intestinal illness part of multi-state outbreakThe C-U Public Health District is reporting six cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness believed to be linked to packaged garden salad, in Champaign County.

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Illinois coronavirus briefing: 30 more COVID-19 deathsGov. J.B. Pritzker and health administrators are watching health metrics in Illinois to determine whether a Phase 4 opening last Friday will play any role in any upticks in cases, as many states have seen.

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Cubs Pitching Coach Says COVID-19 Quarantined Him for MonthAn emotional Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy is recovering from a severe case of COVID-19 that quarantined him for 30 days.

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The Human Pretzel sings on the fantasy gig poster of the weekThis week's featured fantasy gig poster was created by local artist and musician John Vernon Forbes.

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The Latest COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Illinois and Chicago EmployersLast week, Illinois moved in to "Phase 4" of the state's five-stage Restore Illinois Plan.

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Illinois to open more small-business development centers, including 5 in Chicago, to help COVID-19 recoveryIllinois unveiled an $11.5 million investment to open seven small business resource centers, including five in Chicago, that provide support amid the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis and stores damaged from protests in early June.

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What's Reopening and What's Not in Indiana's 'Phase 4.5'As Indiana delays its reopening plan, opting to move to a so-called "phase 4.5" instead of entering phase five for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, some restrictions will remain in place.

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Dexter Fowler Calls St. Louis Pizza 'Best on Earth,' Sending Cubs Fans Into Social Media FrenzyEven after signing with the St. Louis Cardinals after the 2016 season, outfielder Dexter Fowler still occupies a special place in the hearts of Chicago Cubs fans, but that loyalty could be tested after a social media post by the outfielder Wednesday.

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The 21st-Wednesday, July 1, 2020On today's 21st, we talk about how gun permit applications are up 500 percent this year, we have a conversation with teachers and nurses about starting the school year, and we talk about food insecurity during the pandemic.

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Illinois officials announce 33 percent reduction in state forensic backlogOn Wednesday, Illinois State Police. Director Brendan Kelly announced the State has achieved a 33-percent overall reduction in its biology and forensic DNA backlog.

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Michigan Governor Closes Indoor Bars, Allows To-Go CocktailsMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday said she was closing indoor seating in bars in parts of the state, including a city with a bar that has been linked to a rising number of infections.

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Indianapolis 500 Could Still Welcome Fans to Racetrack Even Amid COVID-19 PandemicEven as Indiana officials slow down their move into the next phase of the state's reopening plan, Gov.

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COVID cases, deaths ease in Illinois as Sun Belt nears a cliffJune data shows just how differently the pandemic is moving here as opposed to states like Texas, Florida and California.

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Cook County State's Attorney Forum on Gender-Based ViolenceThe Network hosts a candidate forum for the Cook County State's Attorney candidates to address questions around gender-based violence in Cook County.

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IL State Senate 13th District Candidate ForumA candidate forum with the Democratic candidates for the Illinois State Senate 13th District. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television.

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Is Indoor Dining Safe? Answers From Chicago Health ExpertsWe asked infection prevention experts from Northwestern Medicine to weigh in on some questions.

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32nd National Black Nurse's Day CelebrationThe Chicago Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association celebrates it's 32nd Annual National Black Nurses' Day.

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Teaching LGBTQ History In Public SchoolsDiscussion on the 2019 Illinois Inclusive Curriculum Act which requires all publicly funded Illinois schools to study the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, transgender and queer people in the history of Illinois and the United States.

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LSC SummitThis Local School Council summit's goal is to educate people on how to run and win an LSC election for Chicago Local School Council elections in April of 2020.

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Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court Candidate ForumCandidates for the Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court discuss their policies and stances in this debate forum hosted by the Civic Federation.

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Black Heroes of FireDiscussion about the history of the first African-American fire company in Chicago. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television.

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Community Mobility Among People with DisabilitiesPeople with disabilities encounter numerous barriers to community mobility that span across travel modes of fixed route, paratransit, ridesharing, and the pedestrian network.

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The Sixth ExtinctionElizabeth Kolbert recounts the stories of five mass extinctions throughout the history of the earth and reports on the predicted sixth extinction event, this time caused by humanity's impact on the earth and climate.

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100 Years of the League of Women Voters of IllinoisThis program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television.

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Unsung Pioneers of ScienceGarfield Park Conservatory and Urban Roots celebrate the works of several black pioneers of science whose contributions to ecological and plant science have been lost in time.

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Cook County Judicial Candidates ForumHear directly from the Cook County Judicial candidates and understand the impact these elected officials will have on the community.

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Danez Smith: HomiePoet, Danez Smith, presents their new collection Homie. Rooted in the loss of one of Smith's close friends, this book comes out of the search for joy and intimacy within a nation where both can seem scarce and getting scarcer.

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Illinois Supreme Court Justice Candidates ForumA public forum featuring the candidates running to fill the First District seat on the Illinois Supreme Court.

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Wisconsin Health Officials Close Indoor Service at Madison BarsPublic health officials are closing indoor service at bars in Madison, Wisconsin, as the Fourth of July weekend approaches and as the number of reported coronavirus cases accelerate, many involving young people in the state's largest college community.

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Champaign County sheriff warns of scammers posing as IRSURBANA — The Champaign County Sheriff's Office is warning area residents about an ongoing scam involving callers who say they represent the Internal Revenue Service.

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Illinois Reports 828 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus, 30 Additional DeathsThe Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed 828 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, along with 30 additional deaths.

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White Sox Reportedly Get New Opponent for 'Field of Dreams' GameThe Chicago White Sox may not be taking on the New York Yankees in the Field of Dreams game in Iowa this summer due to scheduling limitations caused by the coronavirus, but according to several reports, the team will instead take on a different opponent in the heartland.

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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor to reopen this summerOfficials at Hurricane Harbor Water Park in Gurnee have begun hiring life guards and other employees in preparation of opening for an abbreviated summer season.

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Illinois to open more small-business development centers, including 5 in Chicago, to help COVID-19 recoveryIllinois will invest $11.5 million to open seven small-business development centers, including five in Chicago, to support businesses hurt by the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis and damaged during widespread civil unrest in early June.

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Cook County State's Attorney Candidate Bill ConwayThe University of Chicago Institute of Politics welcomes candidate for Cook County State's Attorney Bill Conway for a conversation on his campaign and his vision for the office of State's Attorney.

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Illinois Casinos ReopenThe Casino Queen and Hotel are now open after being closed for 107 days dues to Coronavirus concerns, in East St. Louis, Illinois, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

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Mentally unfit inmate at Champaign County Jail accused of throwing urine on guardsURBANA — A Champaign County inmate awaiting transport to a state mental health facility has been charged with another crime — his third — after he allegedly threw urine on.

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Illinois Drops to 6th in Nation for Coronavirus Cases as Southern, Western States See SurgeThe state of Illinois dropped to sixth in the U.S. for total number of coronavirus cases on Tuesday after states currently seeing a surge in the South and West regions surpassed it.

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Chopin in the CityPianoforte Studios hosts a performance by Rob Clearfield and the Ben Lewis Trio, presented in conjunction with WDCB.

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CBA Illinois Supreme Court Candidate ForumThe Chicago Bar Association hosts an Illinois Supreme Court candidate forum moderated by WGN-TV political analyst and anchor, Paul Lisnek.

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Committee on Finance MeetingFrom Chicago's CAN TV, a look at the week's local stories as reported in the newspapers, online and on radio and TV.

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Committee on Zoning MeetingFrom Chicago's CAN TV, a look at the week's local stories as reported in the newspapers, online and on radio and TV.

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Committee on Budget MeetingFrom Chicago's CAN TV, a look at the week's local stories as reported in the newspapers, online and on radio and TV.

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A More or Less Perfect UnionJoin us for a special event, in conversation with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg-a national authority on the Constitution, and host of A More or Less Perfect Union.

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Anne Frank and Her Fellow DiaristProfessor Michael Steizer Jocks investigates the Holocaust through the diaries of Anne Frank and other diarist.

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Illinois Pollution Control Board Celebrates 50 YearsFifty years ago today, the Illinois Environmental Protection Act took effect and established the Illinois Pollution Control Board and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to implement the environmental protections as set forth in the landmark statute.

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening Wednesday with COVID-19 in the Chicago areaMeanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned the United States is "going in the wrong direction" as novel coronavirus cases surge across the country and said he "would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around."

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Indiana Won't Move to Phase 5 as Planned, Will Instead Move to Phase 4.5Indiana was set to lift nearly all coronavirus restrictions this weekend, but as fresh outbreaks have prompted some states to backtrack on their reopening plans, the state will not be moving to phase five as planned, the governor announced.

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Four Chicago Picnic KitsOrder pre-packed baskets with wine, cheese, ham, and truffle eclairs for socially distant outdoor dining.

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Jun Fujita: American VisionaryA curator talk about the life and times of Japanese-American photographer and poet, Jun Fujita.

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Kentucky And Illinois Renew Agreement To Fund Ohio River FerryA contract between Kentucky and Illinois' transportation systems ensures the continued operation of a river ferry essential to farmers.

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Plexiglass barriers and mandatory masks greet gamblers as casinos reopenSpaced out slot machines, limited seating at gaming tables and plenty of plexiglass barriers greeted patrons Wednesday at the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines and Grand Victoria in Elgin, as they welcomed gamblers for the first time since the state ordered them closed in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Restructure Now? A Solution For Illinois And ChicagoRichard W. Porter discusses options to solve Illinois' and Chicago's financial woes at this event hosted by Truth in Accounting.

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Gov. Pritzker Announces 2020 Illinois Poet Laureate Search CommitteeChicago - Governor Pritzker today announced the formation of the 2020 Illinois Poet Laureate Search Committee.

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The Dangers of Lead in Illinois Drinking WaterState Representative La Shawn K. Ford and the Illinois Environmental Council host a press conference and town hall meeting on the dangers of lead in Illinois drinking water.

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Another chance for a Bandcamp binge to help musiciansEven as Illinois reopens, artists and labels remain cut off from major sources of income—so Bandcamp is again waiving its cut of sales.

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10 New Illinois Laws Taking Effect July 1There are several new laws taking effect in Illinois on Wednesday, ranging from a minimum wage increase to new education requirements in schools and mandated training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Milo Eifler, Mike Epstein speak out about potential dangers of playing during pandemicBut Wednesday, some Illinois players spoke out on Twitter about the potential dangers of having to play college football in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bears D/ST ranks among top 10 in ESPN's fantasy projections for 2020In ESPN's 2020 fantasy football projections, the Bears defense and special teams ranks ninth among the rest of the NFL.

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Cannabis Resource FairOverview of how to start a cannabis business in Illinois, whether it be a dispensary, craft growing operation, or another entity.

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Watch: New USA Today Sports Madden 20 $10K Open Powered by Super League videoCheck out the explainer video for the USA Today Sports Madden 20 $10K Open Powered by Super League!

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A Tribute to Dr. Carter G. WoodsonDr. Greg Kimathi Carr will Kick-Off Black History Month with a Lecture and Tribute to Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the Continuing Challenges of Miseducation.

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In Conversation: Old Hands on Vacationing in the Depression-Core on their debut album "illinois"The resident therapist talks to Spencer Rose of Old Hands about therapy, the comedy world, sampling in music, and the drive to adequately express oneself.

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Illinois man charged with aggravated assault after allegedly threatening Black protesters with batAn Illinois man was charged with aggravated assault after he was allegedly seen on video threatening a group of Black protesters with a baseball bat last month, local outlet.

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Policing Black ChicagoJoin Professor Simon Balto, Assistant Professor of African-American History at the University of Iowa for a discussion of his most recent book, Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power.

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How Economists Reshaped the WorldThe Stigler Center hosts a conversation with New York Times editorial board member Binyamin Appelbaum and Booth professor Erik Hurst on Appelbaum's new book, The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society, and the role of economists in the world.

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Roosevelt University MLK Day CelebrationRoosevelt University welcomes Audra Wilson as their keynote speaker in their 2nd Annual Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

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As other states reverse course amid COVID-19 surge, Illinois and Chicago officials watching metrics but say they have no plans to tighten restrictionsWith neighboring Indiana and other states pausing their reopening plans or even moving backward as new cases of the coronavirus surge, officials in Chicago and Illinois said Wednesday they have no plans to alter loosened rules that took effect statewide last week.

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Local School Council SummitThis summit's goal is to educate people on the process of running effectively for Chicago Local School Council elections in April of 2020.

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The Future of Black ChicagoThis program assesses the historical context of shifts taking place over the past 100 years, provides a more detailed analysis of population change across Chicago neighborhoods from 1990 to 2016, and examines where Chicagoans who are leaving the city are going.

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Teen gets probation in Urbana home invasion where cousin diedURBANA — A Champaign boy whose cousin died at the hands of a home-invasion victim defending himself was sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation for his role in the.

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IL 1st Congressional District Candidate ForumA candidate forum with the Democratic candidates for the Illinois 1st Congressional District. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television.

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Black Women and Electoral Politics in IllinoisHosted by Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, an exploration of the overlooked stories of black women in Illinois who advocated for voting rights and stood up to the racism within the suffrage movement - past and present - what is remembered, what is forgotten and how little has been told.

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Chinese New Year Kickoff 2020Celebrate with the Chinese Fine Arts Society at the Citywide Chinese New Year Kickoff for 2020.

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