Month: January 2022

Experts Offer Tips on Dealing With Ice Jams, Automotive Issues as Winter Storms Approach

Chicago-area residents are still digging out from a serious snowfall over the weekend, so with more snow potentially bearing down on the region, preventative measures are a must. Many homeowners are working to clear ice dams that have formed on the top of their residences, something that technician Jake Kahnke from Ice Dam Guys is …

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Travel Expected to be ‘Very Difficult to Impossible’ During Winter Storm, NWS Says

As a winter storm approaches the southern portion of the Chicago-area, potentially bringing 6-to-12 inches of snow along with it, the National Weather Service says that travel may become “very difficult-to-impossible” on Wednesday. A winter storm warning is set to take effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Kankakee County in Illinois, along with Lake, Porter, …

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Chicago Neighborhood Aims to Come Together After Attacks on Jewish Businesses, Synagogue

After a spree of antisemitic vandalism perpetrated against a synagogue, a school and several businesses on Chicago’s North Side, Mayor Lori Lightfoot participated in a meeting with community leaders and local Ald. Debra Silverstein on Monday. The virtual meeting, undertaken after a string of attacks on Jewish businesses and synagogues over the weekend, aimed to …

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Illinois General Assembly Cancels Sessions as Winter Storms Approach

As a series of winter storms threaten to hammer central Illinois with snow in the coming days, the Illinois General Assembly has decided to cancel sessions that were scheduled for this week. According to a press release sent out Monday, the sessions in both the House and Senate will be canceled, with the exception of …

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FanDuel, United Center Announce Plans for Sportsbook Lounge

Online gaming company FanDuel Group and the United Center announced plans Monday to open a FanDuel Sportsbook lounge inside the arena. The venture needs approval from the Illinois Gaming Board. It would bring sports wagering inside the home of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls and the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. Plans for the FanDuel Sportsbook at the …

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State, Local Officials Prepare for Winter Storms Bearing Down on Illinois

Officials throughout the Chicago-area are busy preparing for the possibility of not one, but two, winter storms that could bring heavy snow to the region in the coming days. According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning has been issued for Kankakee County in Illinois, along with Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper …

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What to Know About ‘Stealth Omicron’ From a Chicago Doctor

The first case of the so-called “stealth” subvariant of omicron has been detected in Illinois by Northwestern Medicine’s Center for Pathogen Genomics and Microbial Evolution. The center says the subvariant was found over the weekend from a Chicago resident who was tested for COVID-19 on Jan. 18. “There are still very few cases reported in …

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‘Stealth Omicron’: More Details on Version of COVID Variant Now Found in Illinois, Wisconsin

A version of the omicron variant dubbed “stealth omicron” is being monitored by scientists and health experts around the world, and has now been detected in both Illinois and in Wisconsin, according to health officials. According to officials at Northwestern University, the first case of the BA.2 omicron subvariant was detected in Illinois Monday. The …

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