Year: 2022

Airlines Cancel Hundreds of Flights Ahead of Winter Storm

Boston and New York City-area airports were among those affected. Airlines waived fare differences for travelers to change trips flights ahead of the storm. Most carriers got rid of change fees in 2020 for standard economy tickets. Airlines have canceled hundreds of flights ahead of a winter storm that forecasters expect will bring high winds …

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Judge OKs Agreement to Destroy Gun Used by Kyle Rittenhouse

A Wisconsin judge on Friday approved an agreement by lawyers to destroy the assault-style rifle that Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during a 2020 street protest. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said the state crime lab would destroy the gun, probably in April. Judge Bruce Schroeder, the Kenosha County judge who presided over …

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Biden Visits Site of Collapsed Bridge on Trip to Tout Infrastructure Funding

Arriving just hours after a serious bridge collapse, President Joe Biden stared into the cratered muddy earth where the aging span fell early Friday, striking evidence supporting the $1 trillion infrastructure law he already had planned to tout on his trip to Pittsburgh. Standing before concrete barriers papered with yellow police tape, Biden craned his …

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Walgreens Begins Distributing Free N95 Masks. Where to Get Them in the Chicago Area

Walgreens on Friday announced it has started distributing its first wave of free N95 masks from the government, but the locations where you can get them so far is limited. In the Chicago area, two stores were on the initial list of locations, but the Illinois-based pharmacy chain said more will be coming soon. “Masks …

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Coronavirus in Illinois: 123K New Cases, 843 Deaths in Last Week as Cases Drop, Deaths Rise

Illinois health officials reported 123,812 new COVID-19 cases over the past week, along with 843 additional deaths and over 310,000 new vaccine doses administered, marking yet another drop in cases but a rise in deaths from the previous week. Last week, the state reported 183,722 new cases and 746 deaths. The drop in cases comes after …

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ISP Warns of Multiple Crashes on Icy Dan Ryan, Other Major Roadways Impacted by Snow

Illinois State Police in the Chicago district said they were responding to multiple crashes on the Dan Ryan Expressway during the Friday morning commute as heavy lake-effect snow hit the city. Just after 7 a.m., ISP said they were “handling numerous crashed on the Dan Ryan Expressway due to icy road conditions.” “Please use caution …

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Pharmacies Begin Offering Free N95 Masks, New Testing Sites

Free N95 masks are now expected to be offered at a number of major pharmacies such as Walgreens and CVS to end the work week. This comes as Chicago launches new COVID testing sites for residents. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today: Couple Hospitalized With COVID Spends Final …

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Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses Ahead of Biden’s Visit to Talk Infrastructure

A two-lane bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday, prompting rescuers to rappel nearly 150 feet while others formed a human chain to help rescue multiple people from a dangling bus. The collapse came hours before President Joe Biden was to visit the city to press for his $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which includes bridge maintenance. …

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Months Before Young Girl Shot, Teen Accused Used Gun in 3 Carjackings, Got Probation

In just the last year, police say 16-year-old Emilio Corripio used a gun at least three times in a carjacking. In one of the attacks, he hit a victim in the face with a pistol equipped with a laser sight, according to police reports. In another, he waved a .375-caliber Magnum with the serial numbers …

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