Year: 2022

How Often Should You Test If Exposed to COVID? Here’s What the CDC, FDA Say

Possible run-ins with COVID are becoming more common, as infections continue to spread across Illinois. If you find yourself fretting over being exposed, taking a test could determine what your next course of action should be. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration have outlined a new series of …

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Bud Billiken Parade Kicks Off Festivities Saturday Morning

The annual Bud Billiken Parade will send an array of floats down Chicago’s streets Saturday morning. The Chicago tradition dating back to 1929 celebrates African American culture and Black youth heading back to school. The parade will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday. According to organizers, it’s one of the largest Black parades in the …

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11 Wounded, 3 Fatally, in Shootings Since Friday Evening Across Chicago

At least 11 people have been wounded in shootings since Friday evening across Chicago, including two men fatally shot in their vehicles about three miles apart in the city’s South Neighborhood. A 38-year-old man was driving westbound about 10:40 p.m. in the 500 block of West 95th Street in Washington Heights when a man opened …

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Chicago Weather: Partly Cloudy, Warm Temperatures Expected Saturday

A line of clouds should slide out of the Chicago area, bringing warm temperatures and breezes throughout Saturday. While sunlight should peak past the breaks in the clouds, a few light showers also could be a possibility, though no heavy precipitation is expected, according to NBC 5 meteorologist Pete Sack. Temperatures should stand in the …

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Police Issue Warning to Kia and Hyundai Drivers After Surge In Thefts Across Cook County

A social media challenge has led to a surge of thefts of some Kia and Hyundai vehicles in Cook County, with authorities saying such crimes have risen a startling 767%. Hundreds of people in Cook County had their Hyundai or Kia vehicles stolen this summer, including a suburban man whose car was stolen right in …

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2 Killed in Crash Involving Multiple Semis Along I-80 Near Morris: State Police

An investigation is underway after two people were killed when three vehicles, including two semis, collided Friday on Interstate 80 near Morris, authorities said. The crash was reported at approximately 4:50 p.m. near mile marker 110 in the interstate’s westbound lanes. It’s not immediately known what led up to the crash, but Illinois State Police …

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Here’s What to Do if You Test Positive for COVID, According to Updated CDC Guidance

Fueled by the fast-spreading BA.5 subvariant, COVID-19 infections continue to occur across Illinois, with some communities in the southern portion of the state especially hard hit. As of Friday, dozens of Illinois counties were listed at “high” community level status, according to the latest metrics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which did …

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Congress OKs Dems’ Climate, Health Bill, a Biden Triumph

A divided Congress gave final approval Friday to Democrats’ flagship climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their prospects for keeping their House and Senate majorities in November’s elections. The House used a party-line 220-207 vote to pass the legislation, prompting …

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