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Losing Rhoda: Chicago family struggles over weeks to grieve matriarch, friends taken by the coronavirus

Friends and relatives have struggled to properly grieve the almost 100,000 people killed by the coronavirus. The Hatch family lost their matriarch.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Chicago, Usa Today, Hatch, Rhoda


IBM is leaving a big WeWork office it rents in New York City — adding another vacancy into the flex-space market as blue-chip companies rethink real-estate needs

Computing giant IBM is leaving a large location it leases in Manhattan from WeWork.  The exit is a blow for the flexible-workspace giant, which has been struggling with growing vacancies amid the coronavirus crisis.  It is also a setback for WeWork, which had held up its close relationship with IBM as an example of how its spaces could appeal to Fortune 500 companies as well as startups and entrepreneurs.  The departure highlights the risks in the flexible-workspace industry that have been lai...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, London, NYC, Ipo, New York City, Trends, Chicago, Manhattan, Ibm, WeWork, Signal, Neumann, Shelton, Adam Neumann


NHL return plan leaves Ducks, Kings out, but could still involve LA

While the NHL made long strides toward a return to play, the Kings and Ducks will still be running in place for the foreseeable future. Over the Memorial Day weekend, the league accelerated its pace toward a return to the ice following its shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, the NHL Players Association voted to further discussion of a plan for a 24-team playoff to be completed during what would usually be the offseason.  Gary Bettman laid out some details Tuesday regarding a potential ...
Tags: Europe, California, La, Germany, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Kings, San Jose, AHL, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings


Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

By David Koenig, The Associated Press Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming. One of the nation’s biggest manufacturers said Wednesday that it will lay off 6,770 U.S. employees this week, and another 5,520 workers are taking buyout offers to leave voluntarily in the coming weeks. Boeing had said it would cut 10% of a workforce that numbered about 160,000. A Boeing...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Union, Seattle, Donald Trump, Boeing, Transportation Security Administration, Boeing Co, Calhoun, Spirit AeroSystems, DAVID KOENIG, David Calhoun, Associated Press Boeing, Bill Dugovich


Boeing cuts 12,000 workers; CEO says coronavirus means ‘fewer jobs on our lines and in our office’

Chicago-based Boeing will lay off 6,770 U.S. employees this week, and another 5,520 workers are taking buyout offers to leave voluntarily in the coming weeks.
Tags: Chicago, Boeing


The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to HBO Max in June 2020

HBO Max launches this week, but what about the future? What will be available to stream next month, for instance? A lot, as it turns out. And it’s a lot of quality stuff, too. Not just HBO Max originals, but also plenty of familiar films as well. These are the best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in June 2020. McCabe and Mrs. Miller Robert Altman‘s anti-Western features Warren Beatty as a gambler and Julie Christie as the prostitute he strikes a deal with to open a brothel in a newl...
Tags: Hbo, London, Movies, Matt Damon, Stephen King, Tim Burton, Chicago, Ferrari, Ford, Titanic, Warren Beatty, Stanley Kubrick, Christian Bale, Sherlock Holmes, Bale, Ryan Gosling


The Man Who Knew Too Much! Why China murdered its own ambassador, in this week’s highly dubious tabloids

Its readers, who might be expecting updates on the latest Elvis sighting or a Hollywood love triangle are instead treated this week to a cover story involving the death of a Chinese diplomat. China’s ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, died if a heart attack in his sleep on May 17 in Tel Aviv. Or, as the ‘Enquirer’ likes to put it: “Defecting Diplomat Murdered In Israel!” Calling Wei “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” the ‘Enquirer’ claims that he was murdered by Israeli intelligence service Mossad, or alte...
Tags: Asia, Post, Hollywood, News, China, Israel, Tel Aviv, America, Chicago, Nicole Kidman, British Army, Tabloids, Prince Harry, Harry, Kate, Donald Trump


Chicago restaurants test COVID-19 surcharges as costs mount, but customer backlash forces one to retreat

Lettuce Entertain You and Boka group are among those testing out the COVID-19 surcharges.
Tags: Chicago, Boka, COVID


CBOE to reopen trading floor, but with far fewer traders and a lot more rules

The CBOE Options Exchange’s trading floor, closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus, will reopen June 8 in Chicago with a host of new rules and likely far fewer traders.
Tags: Chicago, CBOE, CBOE Options Exchange


Rise Gardens raises seed funding for an indoor hydroponic gardening system

You don’t need a green thumb and a big backyard to grow baskets of fresh produce. In fact, according to Chicago-based Rise Gardens, you probably just need a bookshelf’s worth of space in your living room and an app. Rise Gardens, an indoor hydroponic gardening system, has raised $2.6 million in seed funding for home-grown produce. The financing was led by True Ventures . Rise Gardens sells a hardware and software indoor planting system. Customers receive a home garden kit and can assemble the ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Chicago, True Ventures, Agtech, Adams, Recent Funding, Rise Gardens, True Ventures Rise Gardens, Hank Adams, AeroFarms BrightFarms Bowery Farming


19 incredibly useful Google Maps features everyone should know about (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Maps is filled with useful features that aren't always immediately obvious, such as adding a stop along your route or sharing your trip progress with a friend. Here's a look at some of the most useful Google Maps features you may not have heard of. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Maps has become so pervasive and useful since its launch in 2005 that it's almost impossible to remember how we got around without it. From seeing how long it takes to get from point...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Trends, Chicago, Google Maps


CDC Warns of Increasingly Aggressive Rodents Looking For New Food Sources

New submitter Way Smarter Than You shares a report from The Seattle Times: Humans aren't the only ones hankering for the days they could dine out at their cities' restaurants: Some rats that miss feasting on the scraps are becoming increasingly brazen to find new food sources, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Thursday. Amid stay-home restrictions set across the country to battle the spread of the novel coronavirus, many restaurants and cafes are closed or limited to takeout ...
Tags: New York, Cdc, Tech, Chicago, New Orleans, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Seattle Times


Top 10 NHL Jerseys Discussion Nourishes ‘Social Closeness-ing’

Social distancing, huh? That’s a good one… and nothing new. As a young boy and teenager, our family lost our dad and my sister. Then, in the blink of an eye, the rest of my brothers and sisters were out of the house, doing grown-up things. I also said goodbye to friends who moved away. But on the fortunate side, I developed life-long friends who I consider brothers and sisters to this day. And here I sit in Hawaii (6,000 miles away from where I grew up in Marlboro, Mass., my very own socia...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Colorado, Navy, Washington, Wikipedia, Germany, Boston, Massachusetts, Toronto, San Francisco, Sport, Noah, Chicago, Dave, Hawaii


Pediatric scoring scale helps surgeons decide whether to operate during COVID-19 delays

As health care providers observe Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) affecting children differently than adults, pediatric surgeons in Chicago have modified an evaluation tool for use in pediatric patients that allows surgeons in every pediatric specialty to prioritize nonemergency ('elective') operations during all phases of the pandemic. The new pediatric-specific scoring system is presented in an 'article in press' on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) website ahead of pri...
Tags: Science, Chicago, American College of Surgeons JACS


Estee Lauder Peerless, Truth Talking, Undefeated Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Peerless Estee Lauder Peerless Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had excellent pigmentation that applied evenly and comfortably across my lips as it did not drag or tug. The texture felt lightweight with enough slip to glide on but didn’t feel slippery while worn and smoothed out some of my lip lines. It lasted well for five hours ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Los Angeles, Chicago, Beauty, Lipstick, Estee Lauder, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Sephora CA Sephora, MAC Brick Dust DC, Giorgio Armani Dolce


Whitney – “Take Me Home, Country Roads” (John Denver Cover) (Feat. Waxahatchee) & “Rain” (SWV Cover)

Whitney, the deeply chill Chicago indie duo, recently went through a traumatic experience, when the members of the band were robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in Portland. But today, they are returning to the business of releasing profoundly relaxing guitar music into the world. Whitney released their most recent album
Tags: Music, Chicago, Portland, Whitney, John Denver, Waxahatchee, SWV, John Denver Cover Feat Waxahatchee


Here’s what the NBA is weighing as it tries to return to play

Editor’s note: This is the Tuesday, May 26 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. For a time, it seemed like the NBA was hibernating. There was little but mere speculation and anxiety leaking from the league offices in New York as the country waited for more news on the unfolding coronavirus — it wasn’t a matter of “when,” it was “if.” But in the last week, as the NBA’s sails filled with momentum to return to play at Walt Disney W...
Tags: New York, China, Disney, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Sport, Chicago, West, Soccer, United States, Mark Cuban, Portland, Nba, Dallas, Espn, Anthony Davis


Could Oilers Go From “Shafted” to Unlikely No. 1 Draft Pick Winners?

Oh how things can change in a matter of 48 hours. A couple of days ago, I argued the Edmonton Oilers were getting shafted based on the proposed format of the 24-team play-in format that would see the NHL finalize the 16 teams able to compete for the 2020 Stanley Cup. The idea that Edmonton had earned their spot in the official playoff picture based on their consistent success over the course of an almost-completed NHL season, but were potentially going to have to play a team like the Chicago...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, Pacific Division, Oilers, Blackhawks, Gary Bettman, Athletic, Connor McDavid, Bettman, Adam Larsson


Safdie Brothers Ink First-Look TV Deal With HBO

Safdie Brothers ink first-look TV deal with HBO After partnering with the acclaimed indie studio for two hit films, Josh and Benny Safdie (Uncut Gems) have signed a first-look TV deal with HBO and A24 with their production banner Elara Pictures, according to Variety. RELATED: Blumhouse Adapting Dateline Story, Plus Jamie Lee Curtis First-Look Deal The two-year deal will see the brothers help develop various projects for the network, while A24 will executive produce alongside Elara on the s...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Chicago, Netflix, Robert Pattinson, TV News, Hulu, A24, Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Adam Sandler, Josh, Benny, Ramy, John Mulaney


George Floyd Identified As Black Man Who Died After Video Showing Minneapolis Cop Kneeling on His Neck

The Black Minnesota man who died after he was seen on video begging for his life as a White police officer kneeled on the back of his neck for several minutes has been identified as George Floyd. Attorney Benjamin Crump—who has represented the families of several victims in civil rights cases (Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, etc.)—said that he will be representing Floyd’s family as well. We have been informed that the man killed by Minneapolis police was named George Floyd. #JusticeForFloyd #ica...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, America, Fbi, Chicago, Jazz, Eric Garner, Don, Star Tribune, Frey, Floyd, Crump, Frazier, Benjamin Crump, Jacob Frey, Hennepin County Medical Center


Radiologists group pulls November meeting — and 50,000 attendees — from Chicago

The Radiological Society of North America canceled its annual meeting in Chicago, an event that brings more than 50,000 people from 137 countries to the city.
Tags: Chicago, Radiological Society of North America


Danger Zone: Federal Moto’s Kawasaki GPz1100

The year is 1986, and Tom Cruise is playing Maverick in Top Gun—flying an F-14 Tomcat by day and tearing around on a Kawasaki GPZ900R by night. If you fell in love with that film and the bike ridden by its motorcycle-mad star, you’re not alone. “We all know that movie,” says Michael Muller of Federal Moto. “And we always knew that when Federal Moto built its first custom sportbike, we’d need the beefiest bad boy of the 80s: the GPz1100.” The GPz1100 was the older, bigger brother of the Ni...
Tags: Chicago, Motorcycles, Ohio, Honda, Tom Cruise, Moto, Rick, CNC, Müller, Suzuki, Goodridge, Custom Motorcycles, Cerakote, Federal Moto, Daniel Peter, Motogadget


Home Run Inn suburban Chicago factory churns out nearly 80,000 frozen pizzas a day to meet soaring demand during pandemic

Home Run Inn, the family-owned pizza empire that grew from a single Chicago tavern, has been churning out 80,000 frozen pizzas a day from its suburban factory to keep up with soaring demand during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Changemakers: Peter Bell, CEO of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association

There are few organizations in the United States that are more committed to spreading the word about home equity incorporation in retirement than the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). As the foremost trade association operating on behalf of the reverse mortgage industry, NRMLA is uniquely positioned and suited to serve its interests at all levels: from the day-to-day realities that affect the course of loan originators and their work, to the legislative conversations and ...
Tags: Congress, NYC, Washington, Finance, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, United States, Missouri, Hud, Jeff Taylor, Coo, Association, Jeff, Topeka, FHA


Chicago sees deadliest Memorial Day weekend in four years with 10 killed and 39 injured in shootings

After seeing a slight dip in 2018, the numbers of those shot and killed are back up.
Tags: Cnn, Chicago


Cases Attacking the Second Amendment the Supreme Court Refused to Hear

Cases Attacking the Second Amendment the Supreme Court Refused to Hear, iStock-1020504756 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Because the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in cases discussed infra,* had blatantly ignored and dismissed Heller and McDonald precedent, Justice Thomas and the late Justice Scalia, and, later, Justice Gorsuch, were visibly annoyed, angered really, at the failure of the High Court to take up any of the cases, as evidenced in several dissenting comments. These cases include: Silve...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Supreme Court, California, Court, US, San Francisco, High Court, Chicago, New Jersey, States, Circuit, Drake, Jackson, District Of Columbia, Columbia


Mecum Auction Offering a 25 Bike Collection

Mecum Indy 200 Auction At the Mecum Indy auction, there will be a collection of 25 motorcycles up for sale. Al Phillips of Chicago will offer his long-time collection at the auction house for its Indianapolis sale on July 12, 2020. If you can’t find something out of this collection that you want to bid on then you’ll never find a bike you could love. It will be interesting to see how well-attended the auction is with the COVID-19 situation still causing issues. The state of Indiana is now reope...
Tags: Indiana, Indianapolis, Chicago, Motorcycles, Honda, Harley Davidson, Yamaha, Moto Guzzi, Suzuki Katana, Al Phillips, Mecum Indy, Nortons, Moto Guzzis


Pivoting Your Business Model

“It took one pandemic and five days to get our act together, “says Cindy Dach, co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstore located in Tempe, Ariz. The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment of its virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ where we explore business industries throughout Greater Phoenix impacted by the pandemic. The hour-long webinar centered on how local small businesses have shifted their day-to-day operations, innovated, and engaged the community to sustain dur...
Tags: Business, Africa, Management, Chicago, Arizona, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ohio, PPP, Right Now, Greater Phoenix, Kimber, Lanning, Tempe Ariz, Villalobos, Dach


Memorial Day weekend shootings leave 10 dead in Chicago

Chicago saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend for gun violence since 2015, a jarring reminder that even a coronavirus pandemic and a statewide stay-at-home order cannot halt shootings in the city. "The violence throughout the city on Memorial Day weekend was nothing short of alarming,” Chicago police Superintendent David Brown told the media Tuesday after the first major test of his tenure as the city's top officer ended with 49 people being shot, 10 of them fatally. According to Chicago poli...
Tags: News, Chicago, David Brown


With reopenings, might coming months bring big crime spike (and will modest jail and prison releases be blamed)?

The question in the title of this post is my pessimistic first thought in response to this optimistic New York Times article headlined "A Pandemic Bright Spot: In Many Places, Less Crime." Here are excerpts from the lengthy piece: The absence of people during the coronavirus pandemic has produced a rare payoff in Fargo and most American cities — a steep drop in major crimes.  “The dynamics of street crimes, of street encounters, of human behavior are changing because people are staying home,” s...
Tags: Law, New York City, US, America, Chicago, New York Times, Nashville, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Bronx, Fargo, Baltimore, Herrmann, Northwestern University, Cook County, Strip



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