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COVID-19, the flu and acute respiratory illnesses present a triple threat to children this winter, warns Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Arwady also predicted Chicago will move back into a medium COVID-19 risk level in the coming weeks.
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Sean Dunnavant, of the 6300 block of North Oakley Avenue, was arrested Wednesday in the 6300 block of North Claremont Avenue and also charged with attempted armed robbery with a firearm. Read more here.
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Tekkorp Digital, a Las Vegas-based blank check company, called off plans to acquire Caliente Interactive, a Mexican gaming company with ties to a controversial Tijuana business owner, and submitted a request to withdraw its application for the Illinois online sports license earlier this month. Read more here.
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A year that began with a protracted labor dispute ends with an intriguing World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros. Read more here.
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The Lincoln Park grand opening received considerable local attention on social media, thanks in no small part to a Twitter account with a simple message of its own: “eat ghareeb nawaz or else.” Read more here.
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The intruder who attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband in their San Francisco home was searching for the Democratic leader, shouting “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?” before assaulting Paul Pelosi with a hammer. Read more here.
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