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Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader

2930 S Michigan Ave Ste 102
Chicago, IL 60616   Directions

(312) 392-2970

Website

Signer of the times
04/02/2020 1:50am

Michael Alberts in the spotlight, but he wants us to know more about Chicago Hearing Societys services. Pandemic celebrity is a weird thinganyone who isnt a raging sociopath doesnt relish the idea of becoming famous for doing their job in the midst of a global catastrophe. But for Michael Albert, last week brought a tsunami of media attention.

Weedman keeps calm
04/01/2020 10:50am

Cannabis delivery chugs along amid the pandemic. At the end of 2019 the Reader profiled Weedman, who runs a local cannabis delivery business.

Why the census matters
03/31/2020 5:00pm

Dont let those who wish to disempower you scare you. Be counted.

How to count in a pandemic
03/31/2020 3:00pm

As some hunker down at home and others man the front lines of coronavirus transmission, the census goes on. Census self-response opened on March 12.

You might want a medical card
03/31/2020 2:45pm

As long as Chicago shelters in place, its your most reliable legal weed option. When asked about medical cannabis cards in a postlegalization state, cannabis-friendly doctor Rahul Khare said there are two different stories to be told: before the coronavirus pandemic and after. Before the rapid spread of COVID-19 turned the world upside down, your decision to get a medical card likely depended on a whether you could prove you had one or more of 50-plus qualifying conditions and b whether you could afford a couple visits to the doctor and a $100 application fee.

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

30 N Racine Ave 3rd Fl
Chicago, IL 60607   Directions

(312) 321-3000

Website

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

160 N Stetson Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 222-3232

Website

Oak Park: Resident in his 60s is ‘likely’ village’s first COVID-19 death
04/02/2020 7:10pm

Oak Park health officials announced Thursday a man in his 60s is likely the villages first confirmed death related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Village public health director Mike Charley made the announcement through a news release Thursday evening, saying the man had tested positive for the...

Michigan State athletic director defends Tom Izzo after witness report in player’s sexual conduct investigation
04/02/2020 6:33pm

Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman defended basketball coach Tom Izzo on Thursday after Izzo was accused in an ESPN report of contacting a witness who was part of a 2017 criminal sexual conduct investigation involving one of his players. According to a police report obtained by ESPN,...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls former Dallas police Chief David Brown the right leader in a time of crisis, announces him as choice for police superintendent
04/02/2020 6:19pm

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced her choice of former Dallas police Chief David Brown as the next Chicago police superintendent Thursday, calling him the humble leader the city needs to lead it through its violence problem and the unfolding coronavirus emergency. The selection of Brown, chosen...

Hosts Connor McKnight and Julie DiCaro are among the cuts at WSCR-AM as parent Entercom responds to ad declines from the coronavirus pandemic
04/02/2020 5:19pm

WSCR-AM 670 hosts Connor McKnight and Julie DiCaro were among those let go in a national cost-cutting initiative by parent Entercom Communications in response to advertising declines amid the coronavirus pandemic. The full extent of the job cuts in Chicago, where Entercom has six other stations...

Getting an offer to a selective enrollment high school in Chicago is a big deal. But CPS blames a ‘clerical error’ for some students getting passed up.
04/02/2020 5:00pm

When the clock struck 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27, eighth grade families throughout Chicago gathered around computers as high school admissions offers started appearing online. But a week later, some of the teens are still waiting to find out where they got in. Nearly 200 students who took the selective...

Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business

150 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 649-5200

Website

Daily Herald
Daily Herald

155 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005   Directions

(847) 427-4300

Website

How planners are deciding to cancel or keep summer festivals in age of coronavirus
04/02/2020 4:57pm

Deposits, sponsorships, rentals, bookings and organizers experience levels are shaping whether festivals are canceled months in advance or staying on the calendar in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

16 more dead, 715 new Illinois COVID-19 cases as McCormick Place 'hospital' prepares to open
04/02/2020 3:57pm

A massive makeshift hospital at McCormick Place in Chicago is expected to be ready to handle its first batch of coronavirus patients as early as Friday, Illinois health officials said as they announced Thursday that 16 more people have died from coronavirus and another 715 diagnosed throughout the state in the past 24 hours.

Palatine man offers free use of RV to medical worker
04/02/2020 4:27pm

Palatine resident Ryan Gable says hes willing to donate use of his recreational vehicle to a Northwest suburban medical professional who is concerned about spreading COVID-19 at home after treating patients on the job.

April 2 breakdown of suburban COVID-19 cases by county, and some towns
04/02/2020 5:56pm

Suburban COVID-19 cases and deaths by county, and some towns, on April 2, plus where to find out more.

Rozner: Ed Farmer was gift to White Sox, all of us
04/02/2020 5:21pm

Ed Farmer was a complicated and brilliant man. He was also an entertainer and, most important, a good friend.

Extra Bilingual Newspaper
Extra Bilingual Newspaper

3906 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647   Directions

(773) 252-3534

Website

Lawndale News
Lawndale News

5533 W 25th St
Cicero, IL 60804   Directions

(708) 656-6400

Website

City Announces System Caring for All Residents During COVID-19
03/26/2020 6:18am

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced new measures as part of the City of Chicagos ongoing efforts to coordinate resources and emergency response for the coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19. Working collaboratively... Read more

Coalition Calls for Comprehensive Pandemic Recovery Package
03/26/2020 6:16am

With poor and working people across Chicagoland already losing much-needed hourly wages, jobs, and health insurance, progressive elected officials at the city, county, and state levels on Monday rolled out... Read more

Weathering an Economic Storm
03/26/2020 6:15am

By: Andrs Baltazar, Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor, Growth & Development Director Strategies for keeping your finances in order in times of uncertainty If youre facing heightened levels of uncertainty and... Read more

While Your Children Are at Home
03/26/2020 6:13am

By: Nina Dueas, Sr. Vice President of Childrens Programs, El Valor You and your children are now adjusting to a new way of living. Like all change, it takes a... Read more

City of Chicago Partners with Sittercity to Offer Childcare to First Responders, Healthcare Workers
03/26/2020 6:12am

City of Chicago andSittercity, Americas first online resource for in-home care, today announced a new program to help Chicagos most essential workforce healthcare workers, first responders and the teams... Read more

WBBM TV - CBS Chicago
WBBM TV - CBS Chicago

22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

(312) 899-2890

Website

Old Town Art Fair Canceled Amid Coronavirus Crisis
04/02/2020 7:24pm

The Old Town Art Fair is canceled this year due to the coronavirus crisis.

As Unemployment Surges During COVID-19 Pandemic, Many Illinoisans Say They Still Can’t Reach State For Benefits
04/02/2020 6:57pm

CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov on Thursday examined the growing frustration from some people trying to get help amid surging unemployment.

Amid Record Unemployment Filings During Coronavirus Pandemic, Illinois Does Not Have Money To Fund All Claims
04/02/2020 6:56pm

Just last month, the U.S. Department of Labor warned that Illinois was one of a handful of states that would not be able to handle a surge of unemployment claims on its own.

Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Launches Push To Get Hot Meals To Doctors, Nurses On Front Line Of Coronavirus Fight
04/02/2020 6:35pm

Anthony Rizzo is at bat for those on the front line of the coronavirus fight. He talked with CBS 2s Brad Edwards about his efforts Thursday from his Florida home joined by his dog, Kevin.

Chicago Small Businesses Need Help To Keep Shops Afloat ‘It’s A Race Against Time’
04/02/2020 6:28pm

The wait for assistance could come as early as Friday, or perhaps a few weeks away.

WFLD TV - FOX 32
WFLD TV - FOX 32

205 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 565-5532

Website

WGN Radio
WGN Radio

303 E Wacker Dr 18th Fl
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 222-4700

Website

Mayor taps ex-Dallas chief to head Chicago police force
04/02/2020 4:03pm

CHICAGO AP Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday named former Dallas police Chief David Brown to head the police force in the nations third largest city, touting his humility and calling him a leader who commands respect. Lightfoot introduced Brown as the next superintendent of the Chicago Police Department during a news conference, saying

Mayor Lightfoot appoints former Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown as new CPD Superintendent
04/02/2020 4:45pm

The following statement has been released by the City of Chicago: MAYOR LIGHTFOOT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DAVID O. BROWN AS NEXT CHICAGO POLICE SUPERINTENDENT Following the Police Boards nationwide search process, former Dallas Police Chief selected to serve as next Superintendent pending City Council approval CHICAGO Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced today that she is

Judge won’t delay Wisconsin election but extends voting
04/02/2020 3:37pm

MADISON, Wis. AP A federal judge on Thursday declined to postpone Wisconsins presidential primary as the coronavirus spreads, but he ordered that people be given an extra six days beyond Tuesdays election for absentee voting. U.S. District Judge William Conley blasted state leaders decision not to delay the election to protect peoples health but

The Mincing Rascals 04.02.2020: Another Coronavirus Zoom Call…
04/02/2020 5:03pm

The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, Austin Berg of Illinois Policy Institute, and Lisa Donovan and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. Everyone is still hunkered down and dialed in on Zoom to discuss any and all updates of COVID-19 and how the Federal Government and local government has

Anna Davlantes talks to Lou Canellis about the loss of Ed Farmer
04/02/2020 4:39pm

Anna Davlantes spoke with Fox 32s Lou Canellis about the loss of his longtime friend Ed Farmer. Farmer, Chicago White Sox radio broadcaster for 29 seasons including the last two on WGN Radio, passed away Wednesday night in a Los Angeles-area hospital of complications from a previous illness.

WGN TV - CW 9
WGN TV - CW 9

2501 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618   Directions

(773) 528-2311

Website

Illinois adding beds in closed hospitals, McCormick Place as coronavirus cases reach 7,695
04/02/2020 2:51pm

CHICAGO Illinois is rushing to build hospital beds and launched a campaign to get residents to follow social distancing guidelines as the number of coronavirus cases in the state passed 7,500 Thursday. According to statistics released by the Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday, 715 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths have

City’s new top cop is former Dallas police Supt. David Brown, mayor says
04/02/2020 1:20pm

CHICAGO Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday her choice for the citys newest top cop. At press conference, Lightfoot announced that former Dallas police chief David Brown will be replacing interim police Supt. Charlie Beck who took over for former Supt. Eddie Johnson. Brown was one of three finalists,which were announced Wednesday.The other two finalists

As unemployment skyrockets, so do the frustrations of those applying for benefits
04/02/2020 6:40pm

New records have been set for unemployment benefits filing. Both federal and state leaders say there is help available but people are finding it nearly impossible to access those benefits. James Bertucci was laid off from his bartending job on March 31. He logged on the states website to file for unemployment benefits as soon

All Indiana schools to stay closed for remainder of academic year
04/02/2020 1:56pm

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. The Indiana COVID-19 task force discussed what is in store for Hoosier schools during Thursdays briefing, along with updates in the medical and employment sectors. During the news conference, the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Indiana announced that K-12 schools in Indiana would remain closed until the end of the academic year.

Warmer temperatures, chance of rain this weekend
04/02/2020 6:28pm

For the latest forecast and more visit wgntv.com/weather.

WLS TV - ABC 7
WLS TV - ABC 7

190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 750-7777

Website

Coronavirus News: What we know about COVID-19 - US map, prevention, cases
05/30/2020 5:09pm

Everything you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. Follow the spread of COVID-19 on our map and learn about prevention.

Coronavirus Illinois: Child advocates concerned abuse may be going unaddressed during stay-at-home order
04/02/2020 7:54pm

Illinois child advocates are worried about some of the most vulnerable in our society: children.

MILK+T boba bar gets creative during the coronavirus pandemic
04/02/2020 7:38pm

If you need a lunch stop by MILKT for free meal

Chicago AccuWeather: Mostly cloudy, stray showers overnight
04/02/2020 7:32pm

Mostly cloudy overnight with stray showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

Record unemployment claims hit Illinois, Indiana as COVID-19 crisis grows
04/02/2020 7:08pm

More than 178,000 Illinois residents and over 140,000 Indiana residents applied for unemployment last week.

WMAQ TV - NBC 5
WMAQ TV - NBC 5

454 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions

(312) 836-5555

Website

Ed Farmer, White Sox Broadcaster, Former Pitcher, Dies at 70
04/02/2020 5:55pm

Ed Farmer, an All-Star reliever who spent nearly three decades as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, has died

NBC 5 Investigates: Illinois, Indiana Rank On Lower End of Coronavirus Testing
04/02/2020 9:52pm

Nationwide, most people getting tested for coronavirus are people whose symptoms are severe or who are at risk for complications.There are many others here who cant get tested even though they may be walking around with the virus and not know it because the test kits are still in such short supply. And that may be hiding a...

Illinois Governor Advises Unemployment Applicants as Tech Issues Plague System
04/02/2020 11:55pm

Unemployment claims in the state of Illinois continues to surge as more residents lose their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to data released Thursday from the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 178,000 Illinois residents applied for unemployment benefits last week, about a 50 percent increase in jobless claims from the week prior. In 2019, there were just over...

As Spring Nears, Here’s a Reminder of the Stay-at-Home Guidelines
04/02/2020 11:09pm

With spring weather on the horizon in Illinois, officials are urging residents to avoid temptation with the state still under a stay-at-home order for several weeks. So, can you go outside The answer is yes. There are restrictions, however, and there are risks. Four of the next five days are expected to see above-average temperatures in the Chicago area, which...

Jane Lynch, Matt Walsh Join Illinois Celebrities for ‘All In’ Campaign
04/02/2020 10:47pm

Were all in this together: Thats the message Gov. J.B. Pritzker and celebrities from Illinois hope to share in a new statewide campaign called All in Illinois announced Thursday. The campaign is highlighted by a series of public service announcements featuring famous Illinois natives like Jane Lynch, Matt Walsh and Jackie Joyner-Kersee that reinforce the states guidance to practice social...

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