Month: June 2022

Figure Skating Body Raises Minimum Age to 17 After Russian Scandal in Beijing

No 15-year-old figure skaters will be allowed to compete at the 2026 Olympics following the controversy surrounding Russian national champion Kamila Valieva at this year’s Beijing Games. A new age limit for figure skaters at senior international events was passed Tuesday by the International Skating Union in a 110-16 vote that will raise the minimum age to …

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What to Know About the Hundreds Charged With Crimes in Capitol Attack

More than 800 people across the U.S. have been charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, which left officers bloodied and sent lawmakers into hiding, and federal authorities continue to make new arrests practically every week. The charges against members of the angry pro-Trump mob range from low-level misdemeanors for those who …

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Woman Charged With Striking, Killing Bicyclist in West Loop, Then Driving Away

A woman has been charged with reckless homicide weeks after she fatally struck a bicyclist in the West Loop and kept on driving, Chicago police said. Courtney Bertucci, 30, was arrested Monday on a warrant in west suburban Addison, police said. Bertucci allegedly struck Paresh Chhatrala, 42, as he biked along Madison Street on April …

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What to Know About COVID Tests: Accuracy, Inconclusive Results, Faint Lines and More

With COVID cases continuing to rise across Illinois and parts of the U.S. and tests widely available, many are wondering if their results are accurate, if they are reading them properly and how often they should test. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most-asked questions surrounding COVID testing and what experts are saying. When …

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Novavax COVID Vaccine: What Makes It Different, When It Could Be Authorized

Americans may soon get a new COVID-19 vaccine option — shots made with a more tried-and-true technology than today’s versions. Novavax asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for adults in late-January and after long delays, the FDA is expected to decide within weeks whether to authorize Novavax’s vaccine. It’s late …

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Man Suspected of Shooting, Seriously Wounding CPD Officer in Englewood Charged with Attempted Murder

A man suspected of shooting and seriously wounding a Chicago Police officer during an attempted traffic stop in the city’s Englewood neighborhood Sunday has been arrested and charged with two felony counts of attempted murder. Jerome Hasley, 27, has also been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery and one felony count of aggravated …

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Booster Shot Eligibility, Quarantine Calculator

With health officials urging booster shots, who is eligible for which shots and when? The push comes as COVID cases rise in Illinois and parts of the U.S., with several Chicago-area counties under a “high community level.” Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today: How to Calculate Your COVID …

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to Announce Re-Election Campaign to Donors Tuesday

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday is expected to announce her 2023 re-election campaign at a private event for donors and close allies in River North, sources told NBC 5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern. While Lightfoot has not yet publicly announced that she will run for re-election, she has hinted at it in interviews …

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Chicago Didn’t Make Uber’s 2022 List of “Most Forgetful Cities”. Here’s Which Ones Did

It’s not uncommon to accidentally leave in the backseat of an Uber your keys, wallet or cell phone. But what about tater tots, 500 grams of caviar, 10 lbs. of hamburger meat, 40 chicken nuggets, or a small tortoise? According to a press release, all of the items above (and many more) landed on the …

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CTA’s ‘Pride Train’ Returns to the Red Line in Honor of Pride Month

As part of a celebrating the month of June as Pride Month, the Chicago Transit Authority on Monday announced the return of the its Pride Train. “Chicago is proud to be home to a thriving and vibrant LGBTQ+ community,” said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a press release Monday. “The Pride Train is a …

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