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View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:03 p.m. WGN TV Second stimulus checks: Where we stand as a new week begins https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/second-stimulus-checks-where-we-stand-as-a-new-week-begins/ WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — With President Donald Trump bypassing the nation’s lawmakers and [ issuing executive orders ][1] to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit, many are wondering where that leaves a second round of direct payments to Americans. As of now, there’s no clear path to making ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:03 p.m. State Journal Register Lebanon's Cabinet resigns over Beirut blast amid public fury https://www.sj-r.com/zz/news/20200810/lebanese-pm-steps-down-after-beirut-blast-public-anger Bassem Mroue, The Associated Press ### Monday Aug 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM BEIRUT — Lebanon's government resigned Monday amid widespread public fury at the country's ruling elite over last week's devastating explosion in Beirut. The move risks opening the way to dragged-out negotiations over a new Cabinet amid urgent ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:03 p.m. State Journal Register Rent, mortgage help available for victims of pandemic https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200810/rent-mortgage-help-available-for-victims-of-pandemic/1 Doug Finke The State Journal-Register @DougFinkeSJR ### Monday Aug 10, 2020 at 12:58 PM Aug 10, 2020 at 1:01 PM SPRINGFIELD — Illinois is now taking applications from people needing help to pay their rent because they’ve lost income from the coronavirus pandemic. The advice from Gov. JB Pritzker is ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:03 p.m. State Journal Register Jacksonville woman gets probation, pays restitution for theft https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200810/jacksonville-woman-gets-probation-pays-restitution-for-theft Bernard Schoenburg The State Journal-Register @bschoenburg ### Monday Aug 10, 2020 at 1:08 PM Penny Stockton, 66, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty to theft from her former employer, the Springfield-based Federation of Independent Colleges and Universities, and was sentenced to two year’s probation and to pay restitution of $90,000. Circuit Judge ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:03 p.m. State Journal Register Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers https://www.sj-r.com/zz/news/20200810/puerto-ricans-upset-at-botched-primary-demand-answers/1 D�nica Coto, The Associated Press ### Monday Aug 10, 2020 at 2:07 PM SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The future of Puerto Rico's botched primaries rested in the hands of the island's Supreme Court as answers trickled out Monday on why voting centers lacked ballots and forced officials to reschedule ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:03 p.m. second-city-cop West Side Going Up http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2020/08/west-side-going-up.html We try to get a little sleep and wake up to dozens of messages that Madison and Pulaski is a war zone, Citywide 10-1 underway, at least two officers injured by bricks and bottles, and SWAT gas teams enroute. All for a felon with a gun in Englewood. And run ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:03 p.m. NBC Local McDonald's Sues Ousted CEO, Alleging Employee Relationships https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/mcdonalds-sues-ousted-ceo-alleging-employee-relationships/2319778/ McDonald’s says it's suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday that he covered up relationships with three other employees and destroyed evidence. The company now wants to reclaim millions of dollars in compensation paid to Easterbrook. “McDonald's does not ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:03 p.m. NBC Local Need Help Paying Rent? Here's How to Apply for $5K From Illinois' New Coronavirus Relief Program https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/need-help-paying-rent-heres-how-to-apply-for-5k-from-illinois-new-coronavirus-relief-program/2319971/ Have you lost income because of the coronavirus pandemic - and need help paying rent or your mortgage? Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday that applications are now open for two new programs providing financial assistance to thousands of people in Illinois who are struggling to pay for housing due to ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:02 p.m. NBC Local Dangerous Winds Heading Toward Chicago Area as NWS Warns Businesses, Residents to Prepare https://www.nbcchicago.com/weather/dangerous-winds-heading-toward-chicago-area-as-nws-warns-businesses-residents-to-prepare/2319993/ With severe thunderstorms and dangerous wind gusts heading toward the Chicago area, the National Weather Service has issued a warning to businesses and residents to prepare for the worst. According to a message sent out by the weather service Monday afternoon, restaurants with outdoor dining facilities, facilities using umbrellas and ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:02 p.m. NBC Local COPA Provides Update on Englewood Police-Involved Shooting https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/copa-provides-update-on-englewood-police-involved-shooting/2319998/ A preliminary investigation has revealed that a man was shot by police Sunday in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood after firing at officers during a foot chase, according to the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. At approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Racine Avenue, officers were called about a ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:02 p.m. NBC Local Track Storms With Live Doppler 5 Radar https://www.nbcchicago.com/weather/track-storms-with-live-doppler-5-4/2319990/ With much of the Chicago area under a severe thunderstorm watch and some counties under severe thunderstorm warnings, track storms in your area as they move in using our Live Doppler 5 radar. Watch live in the player above or use our interactive radar below.
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:02 p.m. NBC Local Businesses Urged to Bring Tents, Other Items Indoors as Dangerous Winds Approach https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/businesses-urged-to-bring-tents-other-items-indoors-as-dangerous-winds-approach/2320041/ With severe thunderstorms rapidly approaching the Chicago area, restaurants and businesses with outdoor service are advised to bring in tents, tables and other items that could potentially be destroyed or damaged by dangerous winds. With coronavirus restrictions still in place in many areas, most restaurants still have outdoor seating areas ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:02 p.m. Fox Chicago McDonald's suing ousted CEO, alleging employee relationships http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/mcdonalds-suing-ousted-ceo-alleging-employee-relationships ![][17] article McDonald's CEO Stephen Easterbrook unveils the company's new corporate headquarters during a grand opening ceremony on June 4, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) McDonald’s says it's suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:02 p.m. Fox Chicago Man shot during attempted carjacking during Loop looting http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/man-shot-during-attempted-carjacking-during-loop-looting ** CHICAGO ** \- A man was shot during a carjacking early Monday during widespread looting in the Loop. The 20-year-old man was sitting in a parked car in the 200 block of South Wabash Avenue about 2 a.m. when a gunman came up and demanded the vehicle, Chicago police ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:02 p.m. Fox Chicago Illinois expanded mail voting is partisan ‘scheme,’ lawsuit says http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-expanded-mail-voting-is-partisan-scheme-lawsuit-says ![][13] article FILE - An elections worker opens ballots at the King County Elections headquarters on August 4, 2020 in Renton, Washington. ** (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images) ** ** CHICAGO ** \- Chicago-area Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging Illinois’ expanded vote-by-mail program is a “partisan scheme” to ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:02 p.m. Fox Chicago ‘Dangerous’ storm with possible 100 mph gusts to hit Chicago Monday afternoon: forecasters http://www.fox32chicago.com/weather/dangerous-storm-with-possible-100-mph-gusts-to-hit-chicago-monday-afternoon-forecasters ** CHICAGO ** \- Severe storms are expected to push through the [ ** Chicago ** ][9] area Monday afternoon, bringing possible wind gusts up to 100 mph in what forecasters are calling “a particularly dangerous situation.” The storm could hit between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., according to the ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:02 p.m. Fox Chicago School district says no pajamas for online classes http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/school-district-says-no-pajamas-for-online-classes ![][1] article A file image shows a boy in pajamas. (Photo by Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images) ** SPRINGFIELD, Ill. ** \- The school district in [ Illinois ][2] ’ capital city has updated its school dress code policy for [ remote learning ][3] , saying students can't wear ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:02 p.m. Crains Amazon finally finds a good fit at the mall http://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/amazon-finally-finds-good-fit-mall Amazon.com Inc. might soon be filling online orders from the kinds of shopping centers it has helped destroy. The e-commerce giant, according to [ the Wall Street Journal ][4] , is in talks with mall operator Simon Property Group Inc. about setting up fulfillment centers in spaces currently or formerly ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:02 p.m. Crains With the college football season in doubt, marketers plan for multiple scenarios http://www.chicagobusiness.com/marketing-media/college-football-season-doubt-marketers-plan-multiple-scenarios Already stung by the delayed Olympics and canceled March Madness, advertisers could soon have to get by without college football. The so-called Power 5 conferences that represent the majority of the TV ratings power in the sport are edging closer to forgoing the season due to COVID-19, according to multiple ...
View Article Aug. 10, 2020, 3:02 p.m. Crains Big Ten cancels football season http://www.chicagobusiness.com/marketing-media/big-ten-cancels-football-season (Bloomberg) — The Big Ten became the first “Power Five” conference to cancel football for the upcoming season, forgoing a major revenue source as the Covid-19 pandemic upends college sports, the Detroit Free Press [ reported ][2] , citing multiple unnamed sources. School presidents voted Sunday to cancel fall sports ...