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Education Jan 12Chicago teachers accept COVID deal, bringing kids back to school
Wednesday's vote will keep kids in classrooms after five days of cancelled classes due to a standoff with the city over remote learning and virus testing.
Education Jan 08Chicago mayor, teachers still at odds over COVID protocols
Negotiations resumed Saturday to resolve a standoff between Chicago school officials and the city's teachers union over COVID-19 precautions that canceled three days of classes, but the public war-of-words between union leaders and Chicago's mayor showed little sign of easing.
Health Dec 29New COVID-19 cases in U.S. soar to highest levels on record
More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to their highest level on record at over 265,000 per day on average.
Nation Nov 23Waukesha parade-goers recount moments of horror
Hours before it started, they were already there — people sitting on lawn chairs or wrapped in blankets, awaiting an event the city’s mayor described as straight out of Norman Rockwell. The Waukesha Christmas Parade, a tradition in its Milwaukee…
Arts Nov 23Waukesha parade crash devastates holiday favorites ‘Dancing Grannies’
In the devastation wrought by an SUV driver plowing into a suburban Milwaukee Christmas parade, no group was hit harder than the Dancing Grannies.
Nation Nov 10WATCH: Kyle Rittenhouse trial over Kenosha shooting continues – Day 8
The defense has rested its case at the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. The judge has indicated closing arguments could be held Monday.
Nation Nov 10Rittenhouse murder case thrown into jeopardy by mistrial bid
The murder case against Kyle Rittenhouse has been thrown into jeopardy. His lawyers have asked for a mistrial over what appeared to be out-of-bounds questions asked of Rittenhouse by the chief prosecutor.
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.