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Gun trafficking operation busted after undercover informant turns on accused gun runner Benjamin Cortez-GomezFederal agents say the arrest has helped uncover an Indiana to Chicago pipeline operation.

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Chicago Fire Department investigating Engine 45 firefighters accused of removing Black Live Matter banner on South SideThe Chicago Fire Department is investigating a claim that firefighters removed a Black Lives Matter banner.

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Daily Report 07.23.2020: There's Something In The RavineThis photograph presents a view of the back garden and the ravine, from the south bedroom window looking through the leaves of the Black Ash directly outside; the location of the tall, dark figure, staring directly at me, is in the centre. Original photograph by Sanjay R Singhal, RA. Copyright  2020 Sanjay R Singhal. All rights reserved.

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Back to School 2020: Oak Park River Forest High School announces all remote learningOPRF was one of the first Chicago-area districts to announce all remote learning for its 3,400 students.

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COVID party crackdown: City of Chicago rolls out new task force targeting gathering violating COVID-19 guidelinesThe City of Chicago has rolled out a new task force that will target large gatherings and the business owners who organize them.

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Stories of Lou Henson: Making a 10-year-old's dayLou answered every one of them, just like we were reporters from The News-Gazette or Sports Illustrated.

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Coronavirus Ill. Gov. JB Pritzker's $5 million ad campaign to promote wearing face masks receives mixed reactionWith COVID-19 cases on the rise in 11 counties, Governor JB Pritzker launched a multi-million dollar ad campaign to encourage people to wear masks.

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Pritzker warns of deep cuts without federal economic aidGovernor: 'I continue to do my part to make calls, to make sure that people understand that Republican-led states and Democratic-led states all have this challenge of revenues that fell.

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Illini BasketballIllini Underwood: I'd like to play a little faster than we did last year. We had an unusually tough year shooting the ball last year.

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New Ad Campaign To Encourage More Use Of MasksIllinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said the five million dollar effort will use the slogan "It only works if you wear it."

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Coronavirus Illinois: Cook County officials release new guidelines as cases risePublic health officials said the test positivity rate in suburban Cook County is now at 5.8%, up from 5.2%.

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Monday's coronavirus updates: Teachers union: Unit 4 reopening plan 'isn't safe enough'; Pritzker: Legislature 'hasn't been willing to move forward onPritzker: 'People who are entering public premises where they know they're supposed to wear a mask, and who have been reminded, and who aren't...

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CapitolFax.comActive members means people actually employed by the State and paying into the pension system.

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What's the Coronavirus Status at Your College Destination? Use Our Tool to Find OutIncoming freshmen will tell you college is challenging enough, with new towns, new roommates, new academic hurdles, and new concerns about how far they can stretch their parents' dollars.

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Divers search for teenage boy in Lake Michigan near Diversey Harbor, Chicago fire officials sayDivers are searching for one person in the water near Diversey Harbor late Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

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Proposed Laws Would Help Area Veterans Who Suffered Illnesses After Exposure to Burn PitsHouse of Representatives has passed a series of bills to help service members who say they suffered lasting lung injuries after being exposed to burning pits of garbage, metal and ammunition while stationed at military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Use This Chart to Find Out the Coronavirus Situation Around Your 4-Year CollegeNBC 5 Investigates has found that coronavirus cases are currently rising - or have recently peaked at their highest rates - in the counties of more than 350 four-year colleges and universities most-attended by Illinois freshmen.

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Illinois launches $5M ad campaign to encourage mask wearingSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has launched a $5 million advertising campaign to remind people to cover their faces in public to slow the spread of COVID-19, which has had a resurgence in the state.

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Third Illinois Sports Betting Option Opens For Chicago BettorsWilliam Hill opened this weekend at the Caesars' property Grand Victoria Casino Elgin, 40 miles from Chicago, the third Illinois sports betting shop to open.

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Retired Pope Benedict XVI ill after visiting brother in Germany: reportA German newspaper is reporting that Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has fallen ill after his return from a trip to his native Bavaria to visit his brother, who died a month ago.

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Chicago staycation ideas for families, couples, and moreWant to get away without actually leaving town? A local staycation is a great way to explore your own city — you can revisit old favorites or try something new, all while supporting local businesses.

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I-290 accident closes all eastbound lanes of Eisenhower Expressway near Paulina StreetA rollover crash on the Eisenhower Expressway has closed all eastbound lanes of traffic Monday afternoon, according to Illinois State Police.

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NHL Says Zero Positive Coronavirus Tests Reported Among Teams in Hub CitiesAfter a week inside of the “hub cities” that will host the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL has reported that out of more than 7,000 coronavirus tests, there have been zero positive results received.

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CFD Transitions to Recovery Efforts After Teen Swept Into Lake Michigan MondayChicago fire officials say a teen was swept into Lake Michigan on Monday, with divers hampered in their search efforts by high waves and strong rip currents....

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Vikings land DT P.J. Hall in deal with Raiders for late pickThe Vikings also activated linebacker Anthony Barr and defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo from the reserve list for COVID-19, leaving them with five players remaining in that category that was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

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MLB looks to shorter doubleheaders to ease scheduling chaosThe Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds were the first teams to try out baseball's new time-saving measure - a doubleheader with seven-inning games.

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VanVleet scores career-best 36, Raptors top Heat 107-103Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 36 points and made seven 3-pointers, and the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors added to their strong restart with a 107-103 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday.

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Indiana school temporarily closes after positive virus testA central Indiana school has shut down two days after opening after at least one staffer tested positive for COVID-19, while other districts in the state also are reporting positive tests among students and employees.

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Next coronavirus relief bill remains up in air as negotiations resume: LIVESlow, grinding negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume Monday afternoon, but the path forward promises to be challenging and time is already growing short.

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Bird sidelined with bone bruise in her left kneeSue Bird will be sidelined for a bit as she recovers from a bone bruise in her left knee.

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Which States Will Be Added to Chicago's Quarantine List? Here's Where They StandChicago's travel order will be evaluated once again Tuesday as several states near the threshold for being added to the city's quarantine list.

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Lakeshore Flood Advisory Issued Due to High Waves, Dangerous Currents on Lake MichiganDue to strong currents and large waves of 10 feet or higher, the National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood advisory for parts of northeastern Illinois and northwest Indiana on Monday.

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Illinois Lottery Mega Millions $1M jackpot ticket sold at Lombard Fas Mart in DuPage CountyJackpot alert! If you bought a Mega Millions ticket in Lombard, you may want to check it right away.

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Trump sets Sept. 15 date for TikTok shutdown in the US unless deal is madePresident Donald Trump has changed his tune on TikTok - somewhat. Backing away from an immediate ban, Trump said on Monday if Microsoft or another "secure" and "very American" company doesn't buy the U.S. leg of the Chinese-owned operation by Sept.

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In Transit: The waiting is the hardest part at driver's facility, but it doesn't have to beWhat's up with the line of masked men and women outside the driver's license facility?

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White Sox Make Series of Roster Moves, Including Recalling Nomar MazaraThe Chicago White Sox made a series of roster moves on Monday, including reinstating outfielder Nomar Mazara from the injured list and signing left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard to a minor-league contract.

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Chicago teachers, activists urge keeping schools closed during pandemicAs the debate heats up nationwide over the reopening of schools, Chicago teachers, activists and families rallied Monday outside Chicago City Hall to oppose a planned return to classrooms when Chicago Public Schools classes resume next month.

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Police announce arrest in 9-year-old's slayingA suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting Friday of a 9-year-old boy who was playing on Chicago's Near North Side, police said Monday.

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Report: 'Field of Dreams' game canceled; White Sox will play in Iowa next seasonThe "Field of Dreams" game between the White Sox and Cardinals scheduled Aug. 13 has reportedly been canceled.

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A Look Back at Illinois' Highest Numbers During the Coronavirus PandemicIn early May, Chicago reached its highest number of daily cases during the coronavirus pandemic so far, crossing 4,000 cases in a massive and unprecedented one-day spike.

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Jordan Lucas opts out, Bears activate John Jenkins off COVID reserve listSafety Jordan Lucas becomes the second Bears player to opt out of the 2020 season following NT Eddie Goldman.

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State launches mask campaign as 1,298 more infected with COVID-19Downstate Illinois counties see surge in the number of new COVID-19 cases each day.

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Matt Damon Improv goes online with In-DianaThe Chicago comedy group's new web series is filled with Zoom meeting disasters and personal massager triumphs.

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Long Island family asks people to wear masks to protect daughter who has rare diseaseAs you step into the Benthal's backyard you can't help but notice a bright yellow shack called 'Jo's Cottage'.

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Bears Safety Jordan Lucas Opts Out of 2020 NFL SeasonChicago Bears safety Jordan Lucas has become the team's second player to opt out of the 2020 NFL season, the club announced in a press release Monday.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Teachers Push for Remote Learning, a€˜Field of Dreams' Game CanceledTeachers in Chicago and across the country are expected to stage several events as part of a day of action calling for a return to remote learning when the academic year begins to keep students and school employees safe as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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Feder: Pat Cassidy keeps Newsradio on top of the Chicago radio morning ratingsIn the first full ratings period since Felicia Middlebrooks retired as his co-anchor, Pat Cassidy retained the top spot as solo morning anchor at Entercom all-news WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM.

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MLB Postpones Cardinals' 4-Game Series With Tigers After More Positive COVID-19 TestsAfter postponing all three of their games against the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals will now face an even longer lay-off, as their four game series against the Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to the team’s ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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New opportunities for Illinois renters, homeownersKristen Faust, executive director of Illinois Housing Development Authority, joins us to discuss newopportunities for Illinois renters and homeowners.

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University of Illinois Moving Fall Classes Online After Nov. 20; Will This Affect Illini Athletics?The University of Illinois has announced it will be moving all fall semester classes after the Thanksgiving break to online virtual learning.

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Report: MLB Cancels a€˜Field of Dreams' Game Between White Sox, CardinalsMajor League Baseball has reportedly decided to cancel next week's "Field of Dreams" game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White Sox.

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Kris Bryant Returns to Cubs' Lineup After Missing 2 Games With Stomach AilmentAfter missing the Chicago Cubs' last two games with a stomach ailment, Kris Bryant will return to the mix on Monday, the team says.

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One person killed in I-290 crash in DuPage CountyOne person was killed in a crash Monday morning on I-290 west of North Avenue in DuPage County.

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Illinois Marijuana Sales Break Another Record, With $61 Million Sold In JulyWhile many businesses have been struggling to survive during the pandemic, Illinois pot dispensaries have continued to thrive, setting another sales record in July.

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Headline Solar installing solar array on Illinois pasta manufacturing facilityHeadline Solar is installing its largest commercial solar project to-date, a 113-kW array in DuPage County at Mazzone Pasta in Bloomingdale, Illinois.

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Fashion designer, Borris Powell creates a mask you can drink inChicago designer Borris Powell is making it work through these tough times with his innovative ideas and now he has created a mask that lets the wearer enjoy their favorite drink while still staying protected.

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38 Juveniles Killed in Gun Violence in Chicago So Far This Year: PoliceMore than three dozen juveniles have been shot and killed in violence in Chicago so far this year, the city's police superintendent revealed Monday.

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Recent solar graduates install first Illinois Solar for All project in PeoriaLast week, three graduates of the Illinois Solar Pipeline Training Program installed the first Illinois Solar for All project on the roof of Heaven’s View Christian Fellowship in Peoria, Illinois.

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Cook County urges new steps for bars, restaurants as Illinois logs another 1,298 new coronavirus cases; positivity rate creeps upBars, taverns and other places that serve alcohol without a retail food license are being asked to discontinue indoor service.

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Glenbard to start school year with all-remote learningGlenbard High School District 87 will start the new school year Aug. 17 with all-remote learning and push back plans for an in-person / hybrid model until Sept.

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Virus relief bill remains up in air as negotiations resumeSlow, grinding negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume Monday afternoon, but the path forward promises to be challenging and time is already growing short.

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COVID-19 Illinois Today: IL reports 1,298 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths as Gov. JB Pritzker announces face mask campaignIllinois health officials reported 1,298 new COVID-19 cases and 10 related deaths Monday. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the state's total confirmed COVID-19 cases have reached 183,241, including 7,526 deaths.

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Pritzker Launches $5M Campaign on Masks: a€˜It Only Works If You Wear It'Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday launched a new $5 million public awareness campaign to encourage residents to wear masks or face coverings using the tagline: "It only works if you wear it."

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Forbes values Chicago Bears at $3.45 billion, 13th most in sportsAccording to Forbes, the Chicago Bears rank as the 13th most valuable sports team in the world and sixth most in the NFL.

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Chicago producer and Cutta finds tranquility in a blur of rock subgenres on PhysicalismPaul Gulyas is one of those tireless contributors to Chicago music whose work largely goes unnoticed by the public.

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Ex-Glendale Heights administrator pleads guilty to DUIFormer Glendale Heights village administrator Raquel Becerra pleaded guilty July 23 to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced to 18 months of court supervision and 100 hours of community service.

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Pritzker Says It's Worth Considering Fines for Not Wearing a Mask in PublicIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that he believes it's "worthy of considering" fines for people who do not comply with the state's mandate requiring masks in public to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Wisconsin Today: WI COVID-19 cases increase by 922, 1 new death as dozens protest state mask mandate orderThe updated Wisconsin coronavirus cases total 54,924 with 948 deaths. Here's what you need to know about the WI cases and spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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Illinois' 7-Day Positivity Rate Reaches 4% as State Reports Nearly 1,300 New CasesHealth officials in Illinois reported nearly 1,300 new cases of coronavirus Monday, along with 10 additional deaths attributed to the virus.

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William Hill US opens first Illinois sportsbook at Grand Victoria CasinoThe opening marks another milestone in the long-term relationship between William Hill and Caesars Entertainment to expand sports betting into legalized markets.

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Three Dead in Collision with Illinois AmbulancePolice said Ryder's vehicle was traveling southbound on County Road 2400 East, approaching Illinois Route 116, when it drove into the path of the ambulance traveling westbound.

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Boy Rides DonkeyThis vintage real photo postcard provides a feel good impact on its viewers. A young well-dressed boy rides a tired looking donkey and he is wearing a smile that extends from e...

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Three new mental health programs coming to IllinoisThe Illinois Department of Human Services announced on Monday three new mental health programs designed to provide additional support for Illinois residents.

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ENCORE: Summer Road TripsSummer is a time for road trips - but COVID-19 is limiting options. The 21st explores safe getaways in a time of a pandemic.

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Suspect in Custody in Shooting Death of 9-Year-Old Boy in Cabrini-Green: PoliceA suspect was in custody in connection with Friday's shooting death of a 9-year-old boy in Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood, police announced...

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News Around IllinoisIllinois Plans A New Vision For Juvenile Justice System Critics have said the system has been too punitive and too ineffective.

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ENCORE: Should Lincoln's Statues Come Down?In light of the racial justice movements in honoring Confederate figures like Jefferson Davis, are coming down around the South - either by protestors or local governments.

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to require twice-weekly COVID-19 testing to be on campus for fall semesterUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is requiring all faculty members, staff and students who plan to be on campus this fall to get tested for coronavirus twice a week.

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It's Your BusinessThe newest franchised location of Captain Ds, a fast casual seafood restaurant chain based in Nashville, Tenn., is now open at 1409 N.

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Indiana Reports 582 New Cases of Coronavirus, 5 Additional DeathsHealth officials in Indiana reported 582 new cases of coronavirus over the last 24 hours, with five more deaths attributed to the virus.

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The Spin: As Biden nears VP decision, Duckworth's in the national spotlightThe conventional wisdom is that amid an equal playing field of distinguished finalists, Biden will choose an African American woman as his running mate given the renewed calls for racial equality across the country.

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Illinois Basketball: Illini fans get Kofi Cockburn vs. Luka Garza III and IVIllinois basketball star Kofi Cockburn had some great matchups with Luka Garza last year.

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Eleven Illinois counties hit warning level as coronavirus cases increaseState health officials on Friday reported 11 counties in Illinois reached "warning level" metrics for the spread of COVID-19.

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Experts in Illinois politics and public corruption predict ‘chaos' if House speaker exitsDespite some members of his own party calling for him to step down from his leadership positions, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, has refused to step down.

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Chicago's Travel Order to Be Evaluated Again TuesdayChicago's travel order will be evaluated once again Tuesday as several states near the threshold for being added to the city's quarantine list.

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Bears roster additions 2020: Upgrades, downgrades on offenseWe surveyed every unit on the Bears offense to decide if they project to be better or worse in 2020, or if we can expect more of the same.

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University of Illinois will require two COVID-19 tests weekly for students and faculty with in-person classes at Urbana-Champaign campusLike other universities, Illinois will be all-remote after Thanksgiving to limit travel to and from campus after the holiday.

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Miss Illinois International, Megan Vladic, Crowned Miss International 2020Miss Illinois International, Megan Vladic, 29, of Chicago, was crowned Miss International 2020, Saturday, Aug.

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Marion police K-9 assists in arrest of Illinois manMarion police, with the help of a police K-9, arrested an Illinois man who was in violation of a no contact order.

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Illinois Basketball: How the return of Ayo Dosunmu helps the IlliniThe Illinois basketball team received huge news Friday night after Ayo Dosunmu announced he was returning for his junior season.

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New Rules For Springfield Restaurants; City Council Member's Wife Tests Positive For COVID-19Patrons of bars and restaurants must have an assigned table or seat, and shouldn't leave their seats unless they're going to the restroom or leaving.

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What to Guard or Unguard? King Solomon BlogWhy does it require Federal Prosecutors to guard and unguard in Chicago and Illinois? The Chicago Tribune columnist opinion titled, Giving Due Credit for Chicago Gang Bust, contained this ending statement.

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Over 1,200 Illinois COVID-19 Athlete Tests Produces 23 Positives With Three Active CasesThe University of Illinois gives first update on COVID-19 test results since athletes returned to the Champaign-Urbana campus.

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UI shifts all classes online after Thanksgiving breakChancellor: 'Mandatory twice weekly testing will be required for all faculty, staff or students who participate in any on-campus activities.'

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The Reckoning of Natasha TretheweyIn the three and a half decades since her mother's murder, the two-time U.S. poet laureate has been stalked by the ghosts of her past.

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Motorola Solutions Acquires Global Video Security Solutions Provider PelcoMotorola Solutions Acquires Global Video Security Solutions Provider Pelco for $110M in Cash, Continuing Investment in Video Security and Analytics CHICAGO, IL.

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Illinois community leaders want to abolish history lessons in schoolsAn Illinois lawmaker and community leaders are calling for the immediate removal of history books and suspension of history lessons in their school districts because they say current materials and lesson plans "lead to white privilege and a racist society."

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Coronavirus responseI never ever anticipated anything remotely like this, ” Ross said. “As far as I can tell, unless criteria change, it’s hard to be able to imagine going into larger gatherings until that vaccine is out there and showing effective results.”.

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Chicago traffic: Eisenhower Expressway crash closes lanes near North AvenueTraffic on the Eisenhower Expressway is backed up in Chicago's western suburbs after an accident near North Avenue.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Teachers Push for Remote Learning, Pritzker to Launch New CampaignTeachers in Chicago and across the country are expected to stage several events as part of a day of action calling for a return to remote learning when the academic year begins to keep students and school employees safe as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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Watch Live: Gov. Pritzker to Launch Campaign Aimed at Reducing Coronavirus SpreadPritzker's 11 a.m. press conference will be streamed live in the player above Illinois Gov.

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2020 Illinois Football: WRs and TEs PreviewThis group of skill players is athletic, strong, experienced, and difficult to defend. It'd be impossible for all this talent to be lined up on the field simultaneously, but I don't recall "too many toys" ever being a bad thing.

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Song of the Day: "8:46" by Local HAlt-rock pillars Local H share their latest single, "8:46," following its performance and video debut at their two-night sold out drive-in concerts in Illinois last month.

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Cold Beaches amp up their gloomy but beachy indie pop on DrifterCold Beaches are one of the most aptly named bands I've discovered this year: their new album, Drifter, evokes a decidedly beachy but sometimes gloomy world that makes me think of walking along an east-coast oceanfront in the fall.

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Chicago Gun Violence: 9 Dead, at Least 27 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across CityAt least nine people were killed, including a 9-year-old boy, and 27 others wounded in weekend gun violence across Chicago.

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After not finding a buyer, owner of Art Theater building selling its assetsDavid Kraft is now selling theater seats  a row of three for $150  projectors, popcorn popper, ice machine, tools, speakers and lighting equipment.

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Bears fans might not have to deal with Aaron Rodgers much longerBears fans should breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Aaron Rodgers' time in Green Bay is almost done with the arrival of Jordan Love.

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Iowa-Illinois Basketball Rivalry Could Reach New LevelHawkeyes and Illini don't like each other, and with both teams reloading on talent, that won't change.

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Michigan commit Tyler McLaurin to play senior season as Illinois moves prep football to springTyler McLaurin had a decision to make when the Illinois High School Association last week moved the fall football season to the spring of 2021.

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Provident Healthcare Partners Advises Illinois Gastroenterology Institute And Central Illinois Endoscopy Center In Its Partnership With GI AllianceBOSTON and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -  Illinois Gastroenterology Institute , the second largest independent gastroenterology practice in Illinois, has partnered with GI Alliance . GIA, an entity formed through Waud Capital's partnership with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, is the largest independent gastroenterology...

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Illinois launches $5 million mask awareness campaign, Pritzker opens door to fines for those who disregard rulesSPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday announced the launch of a $5 million multimedia campaign to push the use of face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, and said it was "worthy of considering a fine" for those who flout mask regulations.

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'Back the Blue' Rally In Illinois Draws Hundreds as Police Shut Down Violent Counter ProtestersAs the media continue to grapple with the definition of "peaceful" in their coverage of protests, riots, and destruction across U.S. cities, some Americans have taken the time to speak out in defense of actual officers of the peace.

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Watch Live: Pritzker's August 3 Covid-19 AddressWATCH LIVE:Â The Pritzker administration is holding a press briefing covering a new public awareness campaign aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Illinois at 11:00 am.Â.

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Illinois logs another 1,298 new coronavirus cases; positivity rate creeps past 4%The state also logged another nine deaths, bringing the total number of those who've died from the virus to 7,526.

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Headlines for Monday, August 3rdChampion Laboratories, which employs over 1,000 people in Edwards County, has been sold. Champ had been owned by UCI International, which is also a past owner of Airtex, and it was sold last week to First Brands Group, formerly known as TRICO Group.

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How schools are gearing up for an eventual return to classroomsHand sanitizer. Paper towels. Disinfectant spray. Plexiglass partitions. And personal protective equipment. Suburban school districts are stocking up on these essentials as they gear up for the start of in-person instruction next month.

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U.S. Marines Call Off Search For 8 Missing Military Members Presumed DeadOn Sunday, the U.S. Marines called off the search for seven Marines and one Navy sailor who went missing after a vessel sank off the California coast on Thursday night.

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Microsoft Confirms Discussions To Buy U.S. Operation Of TikTokOn Sunday, Microsoft confirmed that it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok.

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Students Demand University Of Illinois Defund And Disarm Campus PoliceUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students are calling on the institution to sever ties with the college town's local police departments and dissolve the university's own police force.

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Chicago Teachers Union to Hold Car Caravan to Push for Remote LearningThe Chicago Teachers Union and multiple other organizations planned to hold several events Monday to push for schools to start the academic year with remote learning as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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Southbound Red Line Trains to Bypass Edgewater Stations through Mid-AugustSouthbound CTA Red Line trains will bypass three stations in Edgewater on the North Side for the next two weeks.

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Nikki Bella Gives Birth To First Baby Just One Day Before Twin Sister Brie Bella Gives Birth To Her Second ChildProud of my love @ couples' posts came just hours after Brie announced the birth of her baby boy on Instagram with husband Daniel Bryan, born on Aug.

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Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' Album Sets Record For 2020 With 2 MillCopies SoldTaylor Swift's latest album, "Folklore," has sold over 2 million copies worldwide in one week, setting records in the process.

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Vehicles Stolen in EnglewoodPolice are warning South Side residents of vehicle thefts reported last month in Englewood. In each case, someone stole vehicles that had keys left inside,...

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Police Seek SUV that Hit 11-Year-Old Girl in Rogers ParkPolice are looking for a vehicle in relation to a hit-and-run that injured an 11-year-old girl last month in Rogers Park on the North Side.

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Gaming Board Approval Clears Path for Illinois' First RacinoThe Illinois Gaming Board gave preliminary approval to eventual casino licensure for Hawthorne Race Course in Vernon Hills, IL, which would become the state's first "racino." Founded in 1891, Hawthorne is the longest-running legal gambling business in the state and sporting venue.

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Provident Healthcare Partners Advises Illinois Gastroenterology Institute And Central Illinois Endoscopy Center In Its Partnership With GI AlliancePress release content from PR Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

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Illinois braces for a COVID rollbackWith numbers moving in the wrong direction, this may well be the week when Pritzker and Lightfoot feel they have to pull back on the area's still partial reopening.

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Illinois Plans A New Vision For Juvenile Justice SystemCritics have said the system has been too punitive and too ineffective. More than half of youth who are released end up getting in trouble again.

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Ayo Dosunmu on why he's returning to IllinoisWith Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn returning for their junior and sophomore seasons, respectively, Illinois is expected to be a contender for the Big Ten title.

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Chicago-Area Leaders Call for Illinois to Abolish History ClassesLeaders in education, politics and other areas gathered in suburban Evanston Sunday to ask that the Illinois State Board of Education to change the history curriculum at schools statewide, and potentially temporarily abolishing classes.

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"I'm chasing greatness"The Illinois Athlete of the Year, point guard Ayo Dosunmu will be wearing the orange and blue for another year.

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Central Illinois Cougars Defeat Gateway Spartans in Semi-Pro FootballSaturday at Rochester Community Park the semi-pro football team, the Central Illinois Cougars hosted the Gateway Spartans for an evening on the gridiron.

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Libertyville musician busks for charity with 'Bassoons Filling Bellies'A Libertyville bassoonist and six friends are using their talents to help feed the hungry.

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First look at Jimmy Graham, rookies wearing a Bears uniformThe Chicago Bears shared a first look at their rookies and new TE Jimmy Graham donning navy and orange.

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Sunday's coronavirus updates: 32 new positive tests in Champaign County; 61820 and 61821 tied for most active cases with 41; 7-day state positivity ra22 of the 32 new cases involved residents of Champaign  9 in the 61820 ZIP code, 7 in 61821, 6 in 61822...

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Bears activate RB Artavis Pierce from COVID-19 list, waive RB Napoleon MaxwellThe Chicago Bears finally got some good news on the COVID-19 front with rookie RB Artavis Pierce being activated from the reserve list.

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By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on Positivity Rates, ICU Beds During Phase FourWith Illinois now more than a month into Phase Four of the "Restore Illinois" plan, where do each of the state's health care regions stand in key metrics related to the coronavirus pandemic?

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Underwood's Message To Ayo: If Illinois Isn't Perfect, It'll Be Dosunmu's FaultWhen Ayo Dosunmu informed his coach that he'll return to college for another year, Illini head coach Brad Underwood reminded his star player of his responsibility.

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Oak Brook Polo Club plays on in a very social, but distanced, orderThe Oak Brook Polo Club has removed its grandstands and asked spectators to tailgate to adhere to social distancing orders.

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Future of Lane Tech College Prep's Native American Mascot UncertainDiscussions about Native American mascots have reignited in recent months, including at Chicago's Lane Tech College Prep.

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Baez's Single in 11th Gives Cubs 2-1 Win Over PiratesJavier Báez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

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LOOK: Bears LG James Daniels bulked up massively this offseasonBears fans are losing their minds over James Daniels' bulkier appearance, as it's clear he's been hitting the weight room this offseason.

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3 Dead in Central Illinois Collision Between Ambulance, VehicleThree people are dead and three others hospitalized after an ambulance collided with another vehicle on a Woodford County road, according to authorities in central Illinois.

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10 People Sickened by Carbon Monoxide on Lake Michigan BoatTen people aboard a boat on Lake Michigan were sickened after exposure to carbon monoxide, authorities in Michigan said Saturday.

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Aug. 2 COVID-19 cases per county; search by ZIP codeSince the outbreak began, there have been 89,297 cases in the suburbs as of Sunday, 49.2% of the state's total, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Views from Around the World: Window-swap.comOpen a window somewhere in the world This is the beginning of a world journey to be taken by any one of us through window-swap.com.

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Madrigal's First 4 Big League Hits Help White Sox Top KC 9-2White Sox prospect Nick Madrigal had the first four hits of his promising big league career, including two during a seven-run seventh inning, and Chicago beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 on Sunday to finish a three-game sweep.

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Dunkin' employee in Illinois arrested after state trooper finds mucus in coffeeVincent Sessler, 25, was arrested Friday on charges of disorderly conduct, reckless conduct, and battery to a peace officer after an Illinois state trooper took the lid off his Dunkin' coffee to let it cool and found "a large, thick piece of mucus, which was later confirmed to be saliva,  floating inside it," Illinois State Police said in...

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Illinois officials confirm 1,467 new COVID-19 cases, 14 additional deaths SundayThe Illinois Dept. of Public Health confirmed 1,467 new coronavirus cases and 14 additional deaths on Sunday.

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Illinois records 1,467 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deathsThe state continues to see its case count trend upward as health officials on Sunday announced nearly 1,500 new COVID-19 cases.

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Jaymie D. Tate  Dayton, TXJaymie Darrell Tate, 74, of Dayton, Texas, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2020, in Houston, Texas, with the love of his life, Linda Scheetz Tate, by his side.

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The Big Ten is Stacked Once AgainCollege Basketball better fucking happen. I don’t care if we can’t have fans at the games.

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1 Dead After Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Northbound Tri-State Tollway at Half Day RoadAll lanes of the northbound Tri-State Tollway are closed near Half Day Road after a crash claimed the life of at least one individual and left several others injured.

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Noah's Ark Waterpark Closes After Employees Test Positive for CoronavirusA popular Wisconsin Dells attraction has closed until further notice after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Blackhawks Forward Drake Caggiula Suspended for Game 2 After High Hit on Tyler EnnisChicago Blackhawks forward Drake Caggiula has been suspended for one game by the NHL after his hit on Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Ennis during Saturday’s game between the two squads.

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Woman Gets 30 Years for Baby's Death From Meth-tainted MilkA northern Indiana woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of her 2-month-old infant, who died after ingesting breast milk tainted with methamphetamine.

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Carolina and the Teacher's SonAugust 2, 1908 was the wedding day for the couple I will discuss in today's post. That marriage is included in our German Family Tree because it took place at Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois. The bride was part of an Arbeiter family that has shown up on this blog before. The groom has a surname that is brand new. In fact, when...

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3 dead in central Illinois collision of ambulance, vehicleBENSON, Ill. — Three people are dead and three others hospitalized after an ambulance collided with another vehicle on a Woodford County road, according to authorities in central Illinois.

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Big 10: Lou Henson memoriesAhead of Thursday’s special N-G salute to an Illini icon, we asked 10 folks who didn’t play for Lou Henson what memories came to mind when they learned of the beloved coach’s passing.

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2020 Bears salary cap: Where Chicago stands this yearThe Chicago Bears enter training camp with a decent salary cap situation, especially following news of one prominent defensive player opting out of the 2020 season.

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Illinois Reports 1,467 New Coronavirus Cases, 14 Additional Deaths SundayHealth officials in Illinois reported 1,467 new cases of coronavirus Sunday, along with 14 additional deaths attributed to the virus.

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Kris Bryant Tests Negative for Coronavirus After Dealing With Stomach Ailment, David Ross SaysSidelined for the past two days with a stomach ailment, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has tested negative for coronavirus, manager David Ross said Sunday.

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Blackhawks to Host a€˜Drive-In' Watch Parties at Schaumburg Baseball StadiumAfter a fun Saturday afternoon that saw the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-4 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs qualifying round, fans hoping to catch the team on the big screen will have an opportunity to do so in suburban Schaumburg.

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Beyond the Boardroom: Stuart BroerenStu Broeren, who serves as chairman of the firm with his name on it, took time out to answer a few questions from Editor Jeff DAlessio in the 35th installment.

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Indiana Reports 784 New Cases of Coronavirus, 4 Additional DeathsHealth officials in Indiana reported 784 new cases of coronavirus over the last 24 hours, with four more deaths attributed to the virus.

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Reward Offered in Shooting That Left 9-Year-Old Boy Dead FridayA reward is being offered for information in the shooting death of a 9-year-old boy in Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood Friday.

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Travel Illinois: HikingPeaceful! There was a Crane out there - strolling through the marsh and fishing for breakfast.

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By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on Positivity Rates, ICU Beds During Phase FourWith Illinois now more than a month into Phase Four of the "Restore Illinois" plan, where do each of the state's health care regions stand in key metrics related to the coronavirus pandemic?

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Cubs Make Roster Move, Recalling Justin Steele From South BendThe Chicago Cubs have made another roster move to bolster their bullpen, recalling left-handed pitcher Justin Steele from their South Bend alternate site....

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2020 Chicago Bears training camp: 6 things to watchThere are a lot of question marks for the Bears ahead of the 2020 season, ranging from position battles to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Prince That Was PromisedAyo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn are back. And so are the Fighting Illini.

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Another case of UI's hand in innovative techSometimes a splash of serendipity is needed for an innovative idea to become a reality.

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Guest CommentarySome off the most important and overlooked races on the ballot this November are judicial races.

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Chicago Gun Violence: 8 Dead, at Least 19 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across CityChicago police say eight people are dead and at least 19 others have been injured in shootings so far this weekend across the city.

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Cubs' Ross Non-committal When Asked About Kimbrel as CloserChicago Cubs manager David Ross is working out how he plans to handle save situations while struggling closer Craig Kimbrel works on his mechanics.

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Blackhawks Forward Drake Caggiula to Face Hearing After Hit on Tyler EnnisChicago Blackhawks forward Drake Caggiula is facing a hearing with NHL Player Safety after a hit on Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Ennis during Saturday’s game between the two squads.

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1,467 new confirmed Illinois cases of coronavirus, 14 deathsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — There were 1,467 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Illinois and 14 additional confirmed deaths, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Sunday.

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2 Men Killed in Lawndale Shooting: PoliceTwo 28-year-old men were found shot to death Sunday in Lawndale on the West Side.

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Illinois' death toll surpasses 7,500 as Pritzker warns of a dangerous viral resurgenceGet the latest news on how COVID-19 is impacting Chicago and Illinois. Follow here for live updates.

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An anti-mask cult in Illinois might spread coronavirus across the countryCoronavirus transmission can occur even outdoors in crowded places if social distancing rules aren't followed, which is why face masks are so crucial.

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Illinois announces 1,467 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths SundayIllinois health officials reported 1,467 new COVID-19 cases and 14 related deaths Sunday, two days after the states highest one-day jump in COVID-19 infections since May 24 as the state conducted more than 49,000 tests in one day.

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The Bears are going to get creative with QB battle in training campWith the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bears have just training camp reps to determine whether Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles will be the starter.

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UI's saliva test could change the game for K-12 schoolsAfter the UI accomplishes its gargantuan goal of testing 10,000 students and faculty on campus every day this fall, its saliva test could theoretically offer a lifeline to K-12 schools.

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C-U hotels facing 'a long recovery'51 percent of rooms were filled in the third week of July, down 31 percent compared to a year ago.

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Illinois Basketball: Illini lineup with Ayo Dosunmu, Kofi Cockburn returningThe Illinois basketball team received the best news in the world when Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn both decided to come back for another year.

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

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1,467 new confirmed Illinois cases of coronavirus, 14 deathsThere were 1,467 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Illinois and 14 additional confirmed deaths, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Sunday.

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Area history, Aug. 2, 2020In 1970, David van Dyck was named sports editor of The News-Gazette. He succeeded Loren Tate, sports editor for the previous four years, who resigned to become associated with the College Life Insurance Company of America.

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Top of the Morning, Aug, 2, 2020A week after her husband's passing, Mary Henson strolled Memory Lane for us during a Saturday morning radio appearance.

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Headlines for Sunday, August 2ndThe Wayne County Health Department was notified Saturday of another positive case of the coronavirus, bringing the county's total to 44 cases. Saturday's case was a female in her 30s. Since the pandemic began, one person has passed away, one person is currently hospitalized, 16 people are isolating at home and 26 people have recovered. The...

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Wounded Eurydice by Jennifer FinstromAt least I have the flowers of myself, and my thoughts, no god can take that;” “Eurydice, ” H.D.

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The Bean by Steve BogdaniecThe Bean by Steve Bogdaniec Get up close and you see yourself, stretched and pulled, along with all of the other people around you.

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One Reason I Despise The GOPReasons I despise the GOP stroll down memory lane... Spent 5 days defending Libertarian signatures from Republicans trying to disenfranchise the will of over 40,000 Illinois voters who signed our ballot petitions.

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David Davis and Evergreen CemeteryJust having returned from a whirlwind of trips, I felt compelled to write about this lovely place off of I74, in Bloomington, IL.

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PODCAST: Oskee Talk Episode 131Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn are returning for another season of Illinois basketball. We talk about their quest for a national championship.

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Saturday's coronavirus updates: Active cases, hospitalizations, positivity rate all down in Champaign CountyFor the second day in a row, the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Champaign County grew by 16, to 1,464.

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By County: Lives Lost To COVID-19This digital embed shows a county-by-county look at COVID-19 deaths in the United States. This map is current as of July 29, 2020 and will update hourly.

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Big Ten Freshman of Year Cockburn returning to IllinoisThe 7-foot, 290-pound Cockburn posted “IM BACK ‼️” with a graphic on Twitter on Saturday.

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WATCH: Bears players hit the practice field at start of training campThe Bears shared a quick video from early, unpadded practices at training camp featuring some notable new and returning faces.

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'We owe it to them': Navy veteran finds new mission playing tapsAfter being laid off from his job in the electronics industry about 12 years ago, Navy veteran Jim Reynolds revisited his roots for a new sense of purpose.

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Kofi Cockburn returning to Illinois for sophomore seasonIllinois big man Kofi Cockburn is returning to the Fighting Illini for his sophomore season, a decision that establishes Brad Underwood's program as legitimate Big Ten title contenders.

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Constable: This octogenarian goalie blocked shots from 2 Blackhawk legends, then finally retiredOctogenarian Ron Fedor of Mount Prospect achieved an athletic feat no one else can claim.

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Former Illinois lawmaker places bond for arrested protestersFormer Illinois state Rep. Litesa Wallace raised money to bond out seven of nine protesters who were arrested Friday afternoon during a demonstration in Rockford.

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Werner: At long last, B1G title race again runs through IllinoisWith the return of Kofi Cockburn and Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois has as good of a case as any team to win the Big Ten title next season.

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Illinois Reports 1,639 New Coronavirus Cases, 8 Additional Deaths SaturdayIllinois health officials reported 1,639 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, along with eight additional deaths related to the virus.

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Illinois' Kofi Cockburn joins Ayo Dosunmu by coming back to school giving the Illini a title-contending teamThe Illini might have the most dominant duo in the Big Ten next season and should be considered national title contenders.

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Plenty of interest in Savoy administrator postSavoy Mayor Joan Dykstra is hoping to have the new administrator to shepherd the village of about 9,000 people hired by Labor Day.

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Kofi Cockburn returning to Illinois, withdraws name from 2020 NBA DraftCockburn, a rising sophomore, joins teammate Dosunmu, a junior, in returning to the Illini, after both originally declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.

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Stan Mikita's 16-year-old grandson qualifies for Illinois OpenBilly Gneiser, the 16-year-old grandson of Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita, will play in the Illinois Open on the strength of his 2-over-par 72 qualifying round last week at Willow Crest Golf Club.

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Bears land at No. 18 in TD Wire's pre-training camp power rankingsIn TD Wire's pre-training camp power rankings, the Bears ranked 18th, which is due in large point to the concerns at the QB position.

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1,639 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois, 8 Additional DeathsThe Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 1,639 new cases of COVID-19 — the 11th day in a row the state reported more than 1,000 new cases in a 24-hour period.

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Backpacks, crayons, chalk and kids make "Back-to-School Bash" a successA Hawthorn Mall "Back-to-School Bash" brings dozens of donated backpacks filled with school supplies to Vernon Hills Saturday.

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Illinois coronavirus increase continues with 1,639 new casesI know we all want to be done with this virus,' Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said earlier this week.

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Big Ten Freshman of Year Kofi Cockburn returning to IllinoisThe Illini have four starters returning from a team that went 21-10 overall and 13-7 in conference play.

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Kofi Cockburn announces his return to Illinois for his sophomore season a€” just hours after Ayo Dosunmu said he's coming backIllinois will have its two stars back on the court in orange and blue next season.

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Bears' Mitchell Trubisky changed mechanics for 1st time this offseasonThe Bears coaching staff's inability to work with Trubisky on his mechanics is worrisome and could've contributed to some of his struggles.

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Census workers begin hitting streets in Champaign CountyURBANA  If you still havent responded to the 2020 Census, you can expect a census taker to turn up on your doorstep soon.

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Graffiti outside Champaign barbershop has city's attentionCHAMPAIGN  Champaign started cleaning sidewalks this week after it was asked about graffiti.

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5 takeaways from Bears QBs press conferenceMitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles took different approaches to their respective meetings with the media Friday.

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Donald L. Frazier  DahlgrenDonald attended country schools up to his eighth grade. He was married to Mary Shelton on April 20, 1946 in Morganfield, KY.

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Week in Review: Cannabis investors eye NJ, program delays in Illinois and Maine, House votes to protect adult-use markets and moreSome of New Jersey's medical marijuana operators already are investing heavily to expand cultivation facilities and other infrastructure to prepare for the expected rollout of an adult-use market.

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Former Illinois lawmaker places bond for arrested protestersFormer Illinois state Rep. Litesa Wallace raised money to bond out seven of nine protesters who were arrested Friday afternoon during a demonstration in Rockford.

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Kofi Cockburn returning to Illinois for his sophomore yearIllinois center Kofi Cockburn announced he will return to Illinois for his sophomore year, joining star junior Ayo Dosunmu in Champaign next season.

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53-man Bears roster projection at the start of training campChicago Bears training camp is underway at Halas Hall, and its certainly going to be an unconventional season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ronald Reagan's Birthplace and Boyhood HomeAlthough Illinois is known as the “Land of Lincoln, ” Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, not Illinois. The motto “Land of Lincoln” came from the fact that Lincoln lived in Illinois for a significant portion of his life, and also became its senator. Barack Obama also served as senator of Illinois. However, Ronald...

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Dosunmu will return to Illinois for junior seasonGuard Ayo Dosunmu announced on Twitter Friday night that he will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to Illinois for the 2020-21 season.

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Illinois Reports 1,639 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 New DeathsCHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday announced 1,639 new COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths.

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Ayo Dosunmu returns to Illinois for his junior seasonIllinois guard Ayo Dosunmu announced on Friday night that he will be withdrawing from the 2020 NBA Draft to return to Champaign for his junior season.

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Area history, Aug. 1, 2020In 1970, detailed plans for a drug-crisis center in Champaign-Urbana were to be submitted. “People who already are facing difficulty with drugs will be able to go to the new drug-crisis center for trained help, ” said John Scouffas, coordinator of the community-wide group promoting the center.

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This day in history, Aug. 1, 2020Today is Saturday, Aug. 1, the 214th day of 2020. There are 152 days left in the year.

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Top of the Morning, Aug, 1, 2020After starting to allow a limited number of guests to lodge at the mansion on Tuesday, Allerton received the go-ahead to start having some of their normal events starting today.

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Former Illinois lawmaker places bond for arrested protestersFormer Illinois state Rep. Litesa Wallace raised money to bond out seven of nine protesters who were arrested Friday afternoon during a demonstration in Rockford.

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Fact check: Ill. Gov. J. B. Pritzker and lawmakers' raisesIllinois Rising Action, a 501 organization that aims to hold “liberal groups and their special interest networks” accountable, released an ad slamming Gov.

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Headlines for Saturday, August 1stSeveral new cases of the coronavirus were reported in the area on Friday. The Wayne County Health Department was notified Friday of four additional positive cases, a male in his teens, a female in her 50s, a male in his 70s and a male in his 60s, bringing the county's total to 43 positive cases.

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Charles E. Sonny Pretzsch  NewburghA funeral service will take place at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

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COVID-19 Illinois Today: IL reports 1,941 new coronavirus cases, 21 deaths; state hits more than 49K tests in 1 dayIllinois health officials announced 1,941 new COVID-19 cases and 21 related deaths Friday.

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20 Things We Learned from Ayo's Decision to ReturnWhoever is making Ayo's videos is really, really good at them. I was iffy on the text message one to announce he was declaring for the Draft, but I think I was just emotional then.

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Kofi Cockburn reportedly announcing sophomore season decision SaturdayKofi Cockburn is scheduled to announce his decision for his sophomore season at Illinois on Saturday afternoon, according to college basketball reporter Jon Rothstein.

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Illinois COVID 19: Multiple positive coronavirus tests traced to Will County private prom attended by 270 students, chaperonesThe Will County Health Department said it has traced multiple cases of COVID-19 to people who attended a private high school prom held in Northwest Indiana.

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Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu says he plans to withdraw from NBA draftIllinois guard Ayo Dosunmu announced Friday that he plans to withdraw his name from the NBA draft to return to the school for his junior season, saying on Twitter that he needs "that national championship."

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Illinois State University to Change Dormitory Floors with Names Linked to SlaveryIllinois State University will change the names of floors in a residence hall that are named for U.S. secretaries of state who owned enslaved people, according to an announcement from the college.

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Illinois Basketball: Ayo Dosunmu announces return to IlliniThe Illinois basketball team received the best news in program history. Ayo Dosunmu announced his return to the Illini for his junior year.

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Dosunmu: 'I need that national championship'Kofi Cockburn announces Saturday that he, too, is coming back.

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Ayo Dosunmu returning to Illinois, withdraws name from 2020 NBA DraftDosunmu declaring came as no surprise after an electric sophomore season that culminated in being named to the All-Big Ten's First Team, but he didn't get to complete his mission in Champaign: Bring Illinois back to the NCAA Tournament.

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Illinois Basketball: Illini target Jordan Nesbitt sets top list dateThe Illinois basketball team needs to continue adding to the class of 2021.

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Friday's coronavirus updates: Champaign among 13 counties in danger of restrictions due to rise in casesChampaign County joined Gallatin, Jackson, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Perry, Randolph, Saline, Sangamon, St. Clair, White and Whiteside on the state watch list.

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Illinois Surrounded by States With Significantly Higher Positivity Rates, Data ShowsThe latest update to Chicago's travel order, which now includes Wisconsin, took effect Friday, requiring anyone visiting or returning to the city from one...

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O'Donnell: State of Illinois should review all Churchill Downs Inc. licensingJim O'Donnell: It sure looks like the end of racing is near at Arlington Park.

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Illinois Issues Guidance For Employers' Requirement To Report Adverse Judgments And Administrative RulingsAfter state lawmakers passed sweeping expansions to the Illinois Human Rights Act in August 2019, employers have been left in the dark as to how the state would interpret and enforce the new requirement forcing employers to report adverse judgments or administrative rulings regarding unlawful discrimination to the Illinois Department of Human...

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