Tag Archives: Chicago

Jussie Smollett To Face Jury Trial Next Month [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Jussie Smollett will face a Chicago trial jury starting in late November, after a judge denied his latest motion to dismiss disorderly conduct charges arising from an alleged hoax hate crime he reported in 2019. During a mostly behind-closed-doors virtual hearing in Chicago Friday, Judge James Linn allowed one of the newest members of Smollett’s sprawling team …

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Hospital Forced To Give Dewormer: Patient Got Worse

The Chicago Tribune reports: A Libertyville hospital that was ordered to let a COVID-19 patient receive the controversial medication ivermectin fought back in court Tuesday, saying the woman’s heart rate plunged after she received a “mega dose” of the drug, and that further use could lead to more health problems. The woman’s attorneys disputed that, saying the staff at Advocate …

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Chicago’s Pride Parade Canceled For Second Year

Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports: Chicago’s 2021 Pride Parade has been canceled. In May, organizers announced the parade would be held October 3. The parade, traditionally held on the last weekend in June, was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. In May of 2021, organizers announced the parade would be held on Oct. 3. From Chicago Pride’s website: To …

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Chicago Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate For Everyone

From the city of Chicago: The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that it will re-institute a face mask mandate for all indoor public settings as the average number of new daily cases of COVID-19 in Chicago surpasses 400. All individuals aged 2 and over, regardless of their vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask as …

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Chicago Mayor Pleads For Calm After Body Cam Video Appears To Show Police Killed Unarmed 13 Year-Old

USA Today reports: The mayor appealed for calm Thursday as the city released body-camera videos of last month’s fatal shooting of Adam Toledo, 13, by a Chicago police officer –an incident that appears to show his hands in the air as he was shot. According to one officer’s body-cam video, the officer pulls up in a car, gets out, pushes …

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Hospital Exec Quits In Trump Vax Line-Jumping Scandal

Block Club Chicago reports: One of Loretto Hospital’s top executives resigned Wednesday night after Block Club revealed people at three businesses he had close ties with were vaccinated early with doses from the West Side hospital. Loretto Hospital’s Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Chief Operating Officer Dr. Anosh Ahmed in a unanimous vote Wednesday, according to a news …

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Hospital Loses Vax Access Amid Line-Jumping Inquiry

Block Club Chicago reports: The city has cut off Loretto Hospital’s supply of first doses for coronavirus vaccinations amid controversy over who it’s vaccinating. Loretto Hospital — a small hospital meant to serve the West Side — is under scrutiny for vaccinating ineligible workers at Trump Tower and for its chief operating officer, Dr. Anosh Ahmed, telling people he vaccinated …

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Chicago Trump Tower Jumped COVID Vaccine Line

Block Club Chicago reports: Trump Tower somehow vaccinated its staff members against coronavirus — and the city’s health department is looking into what happened. A vaccination provider came to the luxury tower — which serves condo residents and hotel guests — last week to vaccinate staff through an event organized by tower management, multiple sources told Block Club. Hotel and …

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Chicago Bars/Restaurants Allowed Some Indoor Service

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s health team officially gave the green light Saturday for restaurants and most bars across Chicago and suburban Cook County to invite customers back inside for indoor service. A day after officials said both regions were “on track” for limited reopening, the city and Cook County suburbs saw their coronavirus infection rates improve for …

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Chicago Mayor Issues New Stay-At-Home Advisory

Chicago’s WGN reports: Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a stay-at-home advisory for the City of Chicago that will go into effect starting Monday, Nov. 16. The mayor’s announcement Thursday comes in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city. “If changes are not made by Chicago residents, businesses, and visitors to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the …

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Chicago Lifts Downtown Bridges After Night Of Looting

CBS Chicago reports: Streets and bridges are being closed as downtown Chicago is shut down amid looting and unrest Monday. All bridges are being raised along the river throughout The Loop. Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management announced street closures throughout areas in the Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast and South Loop. CTA bus and train service to The Loop has been …

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White Sox Fan Buys 100 Cutouts Of Himself For Stands

Patch Chicago reports: Paul Garrett hasn’t missed a season-opener at Sox Park since 2005, which not only kicked off a magical championship season for the Chicago White Sox, but that also began a run of 14 years that Garrett and his family have spent cheering on Chicago’s South Side Major League Baseball franchise in their home ballpark. So when the …

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Trump: I’m Sending Hundreds Of Feds To Chicago

The Chicago Tribune reports: President Donald Trump, who once bragged he could solve Chicago’s crime problem within a week, announced plans Wednesday to flood American cities with a “surge of federal law enforcement” to address ongoing violence, beginning with Chicago. Trump singled out the city as the one in the most critical in need of more resources to help drive …

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Chicago Mayor Gives “Coded” Fuck You To Trump

Chicago’s CBS News reports: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot had very choice, very specific words for President Trump’s comments on the murder of George Floyd: “I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump. It begins with F and ends with you.” The mayor responded to a series of tweeted comments by the president and was upset by his …

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Ford Plant Recloses After Workers Test COVID+ [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Day two back on the job for thousands of workers at Chicago’s Ford assembly plant did not go as planned. Many were forced to leave early after two employees tested positive for COVID-19. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar spoke with some employees who have mixed feelings about being back on the line. Some of those employees, of …

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Chicago Pride Postponed, Organizers Set Hopes On Fall

Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports: Chicago’s Pride Parade will be postponed for the first time in its 50-year history, organizers said Wednesday. The parade was originally scheduled for June 28. Organizers are still hoping to hold it this year. “We announce this postponement in hope that conditions will allow the parade to take place later this summer or early fall,” …

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Chicago Jail Now Largest Known Source Of Infections

The New York Times reports: The Cook County Jail in Chicago, a sprawling facility that is among the largest jails in the nation, has emerged as the largest-known source of U.S. virus infections, according to data compiled by The Times. At least 353 cases can be linked to the jail — more than have been connected to the U.S.S. Theodore …

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Dozens In Congregation Ill At Small Chicago Church

Suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald reports: An estimated 43 people, more than half the people who attended a service March 15 at The Life Church of Glenview, are sick and at least 10 have tested positive for COVID-19, Pastor Anthony LoCascio [photo] confirmed Thursday evening. “A lot of people are sick,” said LoCascio, who says 11 days after starting to feel …

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Virus Screenings Bring Chaos To US Airports [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Airports around the country were thrown into chaos Saturday night as workers scrambled to roll out the Trump administration’s hastily arranged health screenings for travelers returning from Europe. Scores of anxious passengers said they encountered jam-packed terminals, long lines and hours of delays as they waited to be questioned by health authorities at some of the …

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NYC, Chicago, Dallas Cancel St. Patrick’s Day Parades

The New York Post reports: He could drive the snakes out of Ireland, but not the plague out of Manhattan. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade became the latest victim of the coronavirus on Wednesday, as the beloved annual fete was canceled over contamination fears. The parade, set for next week, will not proceed, City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera (D-Manhattan) told The …

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