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Vacation or vaccine, escaping the COVID pandemic

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Vacation or vaccine, escaping the COVID pandemic

Vacation or vaccine, escaping the COVID pandemic Escaping the COVID pandemic by going on an overseas vacation is a luxury that very few get to enjoy. But doing so was risky and you could find yourself in a serious jam, forced to quarantine for up to 14-days in hotel-provided room that you can’t leave with…

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Terrence Howard Was the Featured Guest for Conversations with Mark Vargas Event

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Terrence Howard Was the Featured Guest for Conversations with Mark Vargas Event

Terrence Howard Was the Featured Guest for Conversations with Mark Vargas Event Actor and Entrepreneur Terrence Howard was the featured guest for the second Conversations with Mark Vargas that took place on July 9 at Judson University in Elgin. Judson alumnus Mark Vargas ’04 hosted the discussion with Howard about life, business, and finding inspiration. Before a crowd…

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Freddy’s Pizza in west suburban Cicero featured on the “It’s Not So Late Show”

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Freddy’s Pizza in west suburban Cicero featured on the “It’s Not So Late Show”

Freddy’s Pizza in west suburban Cicero featured on the “It’s Not So Late Show” The spectacular success of Freddy’s Pizzeria is discussed by owner Joe Quercia who immigrated from Naples, Italy in 1968 and attended Morton East High School when he started working at the restaurant’s previous location. Quercia, who runs the popular bakery at…

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LakeView Towers Association members protest exclusion from 46th Ward public meeting

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LakeView Towers Association members protest exclusion from 46th Ward public meeting

LakeView Towers Association members protest exclusion from 46th Ward public meeting Diane Santucci releases this statement in response to being denied her vote as the authorized representative of her association at the 46th Ward Zoning Committee. Lakeview Towers Board Member Diane Santucci is opposed to a proposed development at 4600 N Marine Drive, which is on the…

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Coronavirus remains a threat in Illinois, infections and deaths continue

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Coronavirus remains a threat in Illinois, infections and deaths continue

Coronavirus remains a threat in Illinois, infections and deaths continue Public Health Officials Announce 1,744 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week. Almost 71% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 54% are fully vaccinated The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,744 new confirmed and…

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WGN’s Paul Konrad offers deep look into his career on the “It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania

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WGN’s Paul Konrad offers deep look into his career on the “It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania

WGN’s Paul Konrad offers deep look into his career on the “It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania Nine time Emmy Award winning weatherman Paul Konrad talks about his career from news reporting to meteorology, his colleagues, and why the combination of serious news reporting and a strong edge of humor has made WGN…

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Man killed by Metra train in Tinley Park

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Man killed by Metra train in Tinley Park

Man killed by Metra train in Tinley Park Tinley Park officials said Friday that Metra and Tinley police investigating the death of a pedestrian hit by a METRA train Friday afternoon Tinley Park police are assisting the Metra Police Department in investigating a pedestrian vs. train incident that occurred Friday afternoon near the Oak Park…

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Paddlers Reminded to be Safe on the Water This Summer

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Paddlers Reminded to be Safe on the Water This Summer

Paddlers Reminded to be Safe on the Water This Summer Safety on the water should be a priority for all boaters this summer – from motor boat operators and passengers to those boaters who prefer non-motorized watercraft. Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Conservation Police and Safety Education experts remind paddlers to stay alert to…

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Pritzker activates Emergency Operation Center, National Guard in response to massive chemical fire in Winnebago County

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Pritzker activates Emergency Operation Center, National Guard in response to massive chemical fire in Winnebago County

Pritzker activates Emergency Operation Center, National Guard in response to massive chemical fire in Winnebago County Residents Within Two-Mile Radius of Rockton Chemical Plant fire evacuated, encouraged to Wear Masks Out of an Abundance of Caution. State Officials from Multiple Agencies Coordinating with Local Authorities to Keep People Safe Governor JB Pritzker has activated the State…

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SONIC Drive-In donates $31,128.00 to teachers in Chicago this Teacher Appreciation Month

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SONIC Drive-In donates $31,128.00 to teachers in Chicago this Teacher Appreciation Month

SONIC Drive-In donates $31,128.00 to teachers in Chicago this Teacher Appreciation Month America’s Drive-In thanked public school teachers by donating $1.5 million to requests for learning supplies across the country To honor the creative efforts teachers have made to maneuver their ever-shifting learning environments and keep students engaged this past year, SONIC® Drive-In donated $1.5…

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“It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania interviews social media leader Salem Furrha

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“It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania interviews social media leader Salem Furrha

“It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania interviews social media leader Salem Furrha During an appearance this week on the “It’s Not So Late Show” online with host Aaron Hanania, guest Salem Furrha, whose west coast family has become one of the most popular social media entertainers on Tiktok, Instagram and Youtube, said the secret…

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New Cook County Renter Rights & Protection laws take effect June 1

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New Cook County Renter Rights & Protection laws take effect June 1

New Cook County Renter Rights & Protection laws take effect June 1 Ordinance extends protections to more than 200,000 renters On June 1, 2021, all provisions of the Cook County Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RTLO) will go into effect. The ordinance extends housing protections to renters and landlords in more than 245,000 suburban households.  “Substandard…

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