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View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 WGN TV Gun maker offers $33M to settle suit by Sandy Hook families https://wgntv.com/news/gun-maker-offers-33m-to-settle-suit-by-sandy-hook-families/ HARTFORD, Conn. — The maker of the rifle used [ in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting ][5] has offered some of the victims’ families nearly $33 million to settle their lawsuit over how the company marketed the firearm to the public. Lawyers for now-bankrupt Remington filed the offers late ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 WGN TV PBS Kids show ‘Arthur’ ending after 25 years https://wgntv.com/news/trending/pbs-kids-show-arthur-ending-after-25-years/ ( [ WTRF ][2] ) – The iconic children’s show “Arthur,” which airs on PBS Kids, will come to an end after 25 seasons. The final season will air during winter 2022, Kathy Waugh, who originally developed the show from the books by Marc Brown, said on the “Finding D.W.” ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 WGN TV Court nixes new trial for ‘Making a Murderer’ subject Steven Avery https://wgntv.com/news/court-nixes-new-trial-for-making-a-murderer-subject-steven-avery/ MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Wednesday unanimously rejected a request by “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery to hold a hearing on new evidence that he wanted to present for a new trial. Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 State Journal Register Two Chatham police officers credited with helping save man's life https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/07/28/two-chatham-police-officers-worked-save-mans-life/5391477001/ ![Chatham Police Sgt. Mark Poani, left, and Officer Roger Smith, right, are credited with the saving the life of a 59-year-old Chatham man last week.][1] Two Chatham police officers administered CPR and deployed an [ AED ][2] on a 59-year-old man who was unconscious and not breathing at his home ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 NBC Local Cook County Adjusts Masking Guidance for Schools in Wake of New CDC Recommendation https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/cook-county-adjusts-masking-guidance-for-schools-in-wake-of-new-cdc-recommendation/2569322/ Health officials in suburban Cook County have changed their guidance on masking in schools following new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week, which stated that fully vaccinated people should begin wearing masks indoors again in places with high transmission. "As COVID-19 case counts continue to ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 NBC Local St. Louis County Council Votes to Rescind New Mask Mandate https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/st-louis-county-council-votes-to-rescind-new-mask-mandate/2569440/ The St. Louis County Council in Missouri has voted to end the county’s mask mandate, just a day after it took effect and prompted the state’s Republican attorney general to sue to try to stop it. The council voted 5-2 Tuesday to reverse the order and to rebuke St. Louis ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 NBC Local Young Gymnasts React to Simone Biles Dropping Out of Team Finals https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/young-gymnasts-react-to-simone-biles-dropping-out-of-team-finals/2569338/ Young rhythmic gymnasts in Niles are anxiously watching their idols at the Tokyo Olympics. They were shocked to learn [ Simone Biles, the most decorated artistic gymnast in history, opted to pull out of the USA team finals ][1] on Tuesday. "I feel so bad for her. I know what ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Fox Chicago Will County sees 'substantial' risk for virus transmission as cases surge http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/will-county-sees-substantial-risk-for-virus-transmission-as-cases-surge #### Will County sees 'substantial' risk for virus transmission as cases surge COVID cases surge in Will County as Illinois adopts new CDC guidelines that everyone should wear a mask indoors. ** WILL COUNTY, Ill. ** \- COVID cases are rising in [ Will County ][22] and Illinois officials are ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Fox Chicago Pfizer data suggests 3rd dose of vaccine 'strongly' boosts protection against delta variant http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pfizer-data-suggests-3rd-dose-of-vaccine-strongly-boosts-protection-against-delta-variant #### CDC issues new mask guidelines for vaccinated people | LiveNOW From FOX The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its mask guidance on Tuesday to recommend that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 resume wearing masks indoors in parts of the country with high levels of ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Fox Chicago Teen charged with multiple carjackings in Albany Park http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/teen-charged-with-3-chicago-carjackings-in-albany-park ** CHICAGO ** \- A 16-year-old boy is facing charges in connection with three separate carjackings in [ ** Albany Park ** ][10] on the Northwest Side. The teen was identified in two carjackings, one on June 10 in the 3100 block of West Ainslie Street and the other on ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Fox Chicago Bears fans rank among the booziest in the NFL, survey finds http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/bears-fans-rank-among-the-booziest-in-the-nfl-survey-finds ![][6] article Fans of the Chicago Bears celebrate a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints on December 30, 2007 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Expand ** CHICAGO ** \- [ Chicago Bears ][7] fans can toast to an accomplishment even before the first snap ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Fox Chicago BBB warns consumers about Lollapalooza ticket, vaccination card scams http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/bbb-warns-of-lollapalooza-ticket-vaccination-card-scams #### BBB warns of Lollapalooza ticket, vaccination card scams While the gates will open for Lollapalooza in just under 24 hours, the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that scammers are not taking a break. ** CHICAGO ** \- While the gates will open for Lollapalooza in just under 24 ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Crains McDonald's emerges stronger from the pandemic http://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-emerges-stronger-pandemic McDonald's sales beat analysts' estimates as U.S. diners proved willing to pay higher prices and international markets saw fewer pandemic closures, but the fast-food giant is still facing staffing challenges. The restaurant labor market in the U.S. has been [ tight for months, ][1] and McDonald's announced in May it ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Crains Boeing posts first profit in almost 2 years http://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/boeing-posts-first-profit-almost-2-years (Bloomberg)—Boeing Co. earned a profit for the first time in nearly two years, surprising Wall Street and hinting at a potential turnaround after one of the worst financial crises in the planemaker’s century-long history. The shares were up about 5.6 percent this morning. Adjusted earnings of 40 cents a share ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Chicago Tribune Former federal prosecutor named to investigate conduct of State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office in Wilson case https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-jackie-wilson-trutenko-kim-foxx-special-prosecutor-20210728-vhb3mwq6f5dzfcnap6qeyjv73q-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ A onetime federal prosecutor and a former top lawyer for Boeing was appointed Wednesday as special prosecutor to investigate potential wrongdoing by Cook County prosecutors in the dramatic case of Jackie Wilson, whose murder trial imploded after an assistant state’s attorney admitted to having a relationship with a witness and ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Chicago Tribune Masks to be required again at Illinois driver’s license offices and state Capitol beginning Monday https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-masks-illinois-driver-license-renewal-20210728-5lcfrsm4kbevjgah4ikynjeamq-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ Illinois residents looking to renew their driver’s licenses or vehicle registration in person will have to don masks once again at driver services facilities beginning Monday, the secretary of state’s office said Wednesday. The rule, which comes as coronavirus cases are on the rise again across the state, also applies ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times Capitol defenders tell the wrenching truth https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/7/28/22597869/january-6-capitol-attacks-house-select-committee-hearing-s-e-cupp As anyone who lived through it can tell you, the scars of 9/11 do not fade with time. Twenty years later, I’m still angry and heartbroken over what happened that day, changed forever by what I saw. When I close my eyes and imagine the New York City skyline I ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times US women win Olympic gold in 3-on-3 basketball https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/7/28/22597881/tokyo-olympics-us-women-3-on-3-basketball-gold-medal TOKYO — Their scrapbooks and trophy cases are filled with memories from Final Fours, national titles, All-America honors and even some impressive showings in the pros. Now, they all have Olympic gold medals to go with all that. The U.S. team of Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times Sky’s Stefanie Dolson helps USA make Olympic basketball history https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/7/28/22597837/sky-stefanie-dolson-tokyo-olympics-basketball-history-3-on-3 Before Stefanie Dolson left for the Tokyo Olympics she said USA’s 3-on-3 team was focused on starting a new dynasty. One that held the same respect that the 5-on-5 team, in pursuit of their seventh straight gold medal, has earned. Wednesday morning, Dolson along with teammates Allisha Gray, Jackie Young ...
View Article 11:01 a.m. July 28, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times How drug warriors made the ‘opioid epidemic’ deadlier https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/7/28/22597967/opioid-epidemic-pain-management-war-drugs-jacob-sullum According to lawsuits that four drug companies [ agreed to settle ][29] last week, the “opioid epidemic” was caused by overprescription of pain medication, which suggests that curtailing the supply of analgesics such as hydrocodone and oxycodone is the key to reducing opioid-related deaths. But that assumption has proven disastrously ...