Month: May 2021

Coronavirus in Illinois: 521 New COVID Cases, 33 Deaths, 22K Vaccinations

Illinois health officials on Monday reported 521 new coronavirus cases and 33 additional deaths in the past day, along with more than 22,000 vaccinations. The newly reported confirmed and probable coronavirus cases bring the state total to 1,382,186 cases since the pandemic began and lift the total death toll to 22,827, according to the Illinois Department of …

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White Sox’ Michael Kopech Hits Injured List With Hamstring Strain

Sox send Kopech to injured list with strained hamstring originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Michael Kopech will miss at least the Chicago White Sox next two series as he deals with a strained hamstring. The fireballing right-hander hurt himself last week, when he took an awkward-looking fall on the mound and came up hobbling …

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Black Women’s Next Targets: Governorships and Senate Seats

Jennifer McClellan remembers her parents’ recounting life as Black Southerners enduring segregation and the trauma and triumph of the civil rights movement. It showed her that government can be “a powerful force for improving people’s lives” but also one “that oppresses some, ignores others.” A generation later, despite her interest in public office, there was …

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2 Dead After Car Strikes Deer, Is Rear-Ended on I-90 in Hoffman Estates

Two passengers died after their car hit a deer and was rear-ended by an SUV early Monday on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway. The victims — a boy, 15, and a woman, 51 — were in a westbound Pontiac on Interstate 90 east of Route 59 near Hoffman Estates, according to Illinois State Police. The Pontiac hit …

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No Body Found in Excavation of Northbrook Backyard Following Tip in 1982 Cold Case

No human remains were found during the excavation of a Northbrook backyard following a tip in a nearly 40-year-old cold case. Authorities began digging last Tuesday in their renewed search for Linda Seymour, who went missing in the suburb in the winter of 1982. The North Regional Major Crimes Task Force dug to a depth …

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Biden Commemorates War Dead at Arlington National Cemetery

President Joe Biden honored America’s war dead at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the hallowed burial ground and extolling the sacrifices of the fallen for the pursuit of democracy. The president was joined on Monday by first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff …

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Memorial Day Vaccinations in Chicago, 50% of Adults Vaccinated

More than half of all adult residents of Illinois are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the state said Sunday. Meanwhile, the city of Chicago has planned vaccination clinics at two beaches on Memorial Day, along with several other sites that will be open on the holiday. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus …

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‘They Were Killing All the Black People’: Tulsa Massacre Survivor Remembers

Viola Fletcher was 7 years old the night she and her family fled a murderous white mob intent on destroying a thriving Black economic hub in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and killing its residents. One hundred years later, she recalls the horror of the massacre that forced her family from their home in the Greenwood section of …

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