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Arts Jul 28Lollapalooza to require vaccination card or negative test
The four-day festival starts Thursday and is expected to be back at full capacity, with roughly 100,000 daily attendees. After missing last summer because of the coronavirus, it will be easily Chicago's largest gathering since the pandemic started.
Nation Jun 25WATCH LIVE: George Floyd’s family members to speak at Chauvin sentencing
Family attorney Ben Crump told The Associated Press that family members were feeling “anxious and tense.”…
Politics Oct 13WATCH: Virginia governor holds conference after FBI discloses alleged kidnapping plot
An FBI agent testified during a court hearing in Michigan that members of anti-government paramilitary groups discussed kidnapping Virginia's governor during a June meeting in Ohio.
Education Aug 05Chicago schools to begin fall semester remotely, dropping hybrid plan
Chicago's mayor has announced that the nation's third-largest school district will not welcome students back to the classroom, after all, and will instead rely only on remote instruction to start the school year.
Arts Jul 30Women embrace #challengeaccepted, but some ask: To what end?
Female Instagram users across the United States are flooding the photo-sharing app with black-and-white images this week. The official goal is a show of support for other women.
Health Jul 17Chicago plans to have kids in classrooms two days a week
Most Chicago children would return to the classroom two days a week and spend the other three days learning remotely once the school year begins under a tentative plan outlined by officials from the nation’s third-largest school district…
Health Apr 1120,000: U.S. death toll overtakes Italy’s as Midwest braces
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed Italy's for the highest in the world Saturday at about 20,000, as Chicago and other cities across the Midwest braced for a potential surge in victims and moved to snuff out smoldering…
Health Apr 06WATCH: Chicago mayor calls virus deaths in black community ‘devastating’
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's comments on Monday follow a WBEZ report highlighting the disproportionate number of black residents among those who have died of COVID-19 complications in the city.
Health Mar 25Chicago reserves hotel rooms to ease hospital demand
Chicago's plan to reserve at least 1,000 hotel rooms through partnerships with five hotels is the first such sweeping strategy unveiled in the U.S. aimed at relieving the pressure on hospitals that are the only option for the seriously sick.
Nation Feb 28University of Michigan gets more than 100 complaints against former doctor
The university's president apologized last week to "anyone who was harmed" by Dr. Robert E. Anderson. His comment came a day after the school announced it was investigating abuse allegations against Anderson by five former patients.