Year: 2021

How to Prep Your Vehicle For Weekend Storm Taking Aim at Chicago Area

A winter storm expected to drop several inches of snow on the Chicago area this weekend, creating hazardous, slippery road conditions, has Illinois officials encouraging drivers to stay off the roads. But if you must travel, there are a few ways to prep your vehicle. The Illinois Department of Transportation said more than 1,800 trucks …

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Illinois Drivers Urged to Postpone Unnecessary Travel During Weekend Winter Storm

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Friday urged drivers to consider postponing unnecessary road travel this weekend as heavy snow, bitter cold and gusty winds threaten the Chicago area during a winter storm taking aim at the region. IDOT expects the winter storm will “create hazardous conditions across the state,” including extremely slick conditions and …

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Betty White, Beloved Star of ‘The Golden Girls,’ Dies at 99

Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, whether as a man-crazy TV hostess on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or the loopy housemate on “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 99. White’s death was confirmed by her longtime agent Jeff Witjas in a phone call …

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Wave of Canceled Flights From Omicron Closes Out 2021

More canceled flights frustrated air travelers on the final day of 2021 and appeared all but certain to inconvenience hundreds of thousands more over the New Year’s holiday weekend. Airlines blamed many of the cancellations on crew shortages related to the spike in COVID-19 infections, along with wintry weather in parts of the United States. …

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Oak Park Native Betty White Dies at Age 99, Days Before 100th Birthday

Beloved American icon and comedian Betty White, native of suburban Oak Park, has died at age 99, just days before her 100th birthday, according to reports. “Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” White’s agent Jeff Witjas told PEOPLE in a statement on Friday. “I will miss her …

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Police Surround Indiana Home in Search of Suspects Linked to Shooting of Bradley Police Officers: Reports

Police surrounded a home in North Manchester, Indiana Friday morning in search of suspects tied to the shooting of two Kankakee County police officers, according to reports. NBC’s affiliate station in Fort Wayne reported that Indiana State Police and a SWAT vehicle were outside a house in the 1000 block of Bond Street in North …

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Reports: Kirk Cousins Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out Vs. Packers

Reports: Kirk Cousins tests positive for COVID-19, out vs. Packers originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago The Minnesota Vikings will be without their starting quarterback for their most important game of the season. Kirk Cousins tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers, according to reports. Vikings’ QB …

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