Month: April 2021

Joliet Police Seek Fired Teacher Charged With Traveling to Meet a Child

Police in Joliet were searching for a teacher who was accused of misconduct with a child after investigators say he showed up at a McDonald’s to meet an individual he thought was a 15-year-old boy. Jeremy Hylka, 44, was charged with traveling to meet a child and grooming. According to police, Hylka had been communicating …

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TSA Extends Mask Requirement for Planes, Buses and Trains Through Mid-September

The TSA on Friday extended a federal requirement that travelers on buses, trains, commercial flights and at airports wear face masks. The order took effect in February in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19 and was set to expire on May 11. Travelers over the age of 2 will have to comply though …

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Report: Aaron Rodgers Considers Retiring Over Playing for Packers

Report: Rodgers considers retiring over returning to Packers originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Ever since the Bears traded up in the first round to draft Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, much of the attention in Chicago has been spent on the team’s new face of the franchise, and deservedly so. But another story, regarding …

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Illinois Won’t Require COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Passports,’ Pritzker Says

After New York’s rollout of an app that allows residents to prove their vaccination status, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker revealed Friday the state won’t create a program for residents to prove they have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Pritzker said, however, Illinois may “look for some way to have an electronic measure available” to residents who …

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Bears’ Justin Fields Chooses Side in Cubs-White Sox Fandom

Justin Fields chooses side(s) in Cubs-Sox fandom originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Justin Fields is the talk of Chicago sports these days after the Bears traded up to select the Ohio State product 11th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. But as conversations swirl around whether Fields will become the franchise quarterback Chicagoans greatly …

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DuPage County Sets Goal of Vaccinating 80% of Residents by May 1

DuPage County has set an ambitious goal of vaccinating 80% of its residents by July 1. The challenge was announced on Friday at a press conference with county health officials and “champions” who are using their community platform to spread the word. DuPage already has a head start as it was leading the entire state …

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Scientists Hope to Uncover Mysteries of National Museum of Mexican Art Paintings

Centuries-old paintings, of which little is known about, have become the subjects of scientists who were brought to Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican Art in Harrison Park. As part of a collaboration with Northwestern University and the Art Institute of Chicago. two scientists from the Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts spent two weeks …

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