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State of Illinois: It only works if you wear it

Building on decades of public health campaigns that have helped the public adopt safety precautions as daily practices, the campaign reminds Illinoisans that wearing a mask is just like wearing a seatbelt, a helmet or lifejacket, tools used every day to prevent serious injury or even death. Research has found that highlighting these commonsense comparisons is the most effective messagi...
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Chicago Rapper FBG Duck Dead at 26, Killed in Drive-By Shooting

FBG Duck, a popular rapper out of Chicago, is dead at the age of 26 after he was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting. Details about the shooting are unknown, however, multiple sources confirmed via social media that the rapper had been shot Tuesday (Aug. 4) in what appears to be a drive-by shooting in Chicago’s Gold Coast area. Now sources have confirmed that Duck, whose real name is Carlton Weekley, succumbed to his injuries. Popular rapper FBG Duck has just been pronounced dead after being...
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Mandate diversity? California bill would ban all-white corporate boards

By Elizabeth Castillo | CALMatters All-white corporate boards would be prohibited in California under a bill in the Legislature that follows in the footsteps of a controversial law that mandated women in corporate boardrooms. More than 600 publicly held companies with California headquarters would be required to have at least one person of color serving on their corporate boards by the end of 2021 under the legislation introduced by Assemblymembers Chris Holden, a Pasadena Democrat, and Cris...
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A new Senate bill would ban corporations from using facial recognition without people's explicit consent

A new bill in the Senate would curtail the use of facial recognition by private companies, requiring them to obtain people's consent before scanning them with facial recognition tech. It would also ban companies from selling people's biometric identifiers, like face ID or fingerprint. If passed, the bill would wipe out much of the business of controversial facial recognition companies like Clearview AI.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A new bill introduced in the Senate T...
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State Farm gave big credits to drivers during the pandemic. Customers of Allstate, Geico and other insurers are now suing for larger premium cuts.

Allstate and other large auto insurers are facing lawsuits alleging they failed to sufficiently reduce premiums to Illinois policyholders as more drivers stay off the road during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Illinois officials call to abolish history classes in the state until an 'alternative' is set up to highlight underrepresented groups

Illinois Democratic State Representative LaShawn K. Ford is demanding the history of minority groups to be taught in state schools.
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Illinois community leaders call for suspension of school history lessons

An Illinois lawmaker and community leaders are calling for the immediate removal of history books and suspension of history lessons in their school districts because they say current materials and lesson plans "lead to white privilege and a racist society."
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Illinois community leaders want to abolish history lessons in schools

An Illinois lawmaker and community leaders are calling for the immediate removal of history books and suspension of history lessons in their school districts because they say current materials and lesson plans "lead to white privilege and a racist society."
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Recreational marijuana sales reached almost $61 million in July, setting a record for the third month in a row

Illinois marijuana shops sold almost $61 million in recreational weed in July, shattering the previous record by $13.4 million.
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Dunkin' employee in Illinois arrested after state trooper finds mucus in coffee

A Dunkin' employee was arrested and fired after a state trooper in Chicago found what police said was mucus in his coffee.
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Dunkin' employee in Illinois arrested after state trooper finds mucus in coffee

A Dunkin' employee was arrested and fired after a state trooper in Chicago found what police said was mucus in his coffee.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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When Utility Money Talks

Corruption scandals in Ohio and Illinois reveal an unsavory underside to the politics of energy.
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The VeepStakes: South L.A. Rep. Karen Bass inching closer to becoming Joe Biden’s VP pick

In the dwindling days before the Democratic National Convention, South Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass has emerged as a top-tier contender to be likely presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate for the White House. Perceived by national pundits as a Biden “short list-er,” Bass, 66, is in her fifth term in Congress representing the 37th Congressional District, which includes South L.A., Crenshaw, Baldwin Hills, Miracle Mile, Pico-Robertson, Century City, Cheviot Hills, West Los Angeles...
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Tammy Duckworth Is Nothing and Everything Like Joe Biden

Despite their disparate backgrounds, the Illinois Democrat has carved out a public life most evocative of the man she could join on the presidential ticket.
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Bill Barr Has Done This Before

This article first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Sign up for The ProPublica Illinois newsletter for weekly updates. As violent crime continued to climb in Chicago and other cities across the country, Attorney General William P. Barr announced that the U.S. Department of Justice was mobilizing to help: Dozens of federal agents would be sent to work with local police to combat gangs and i...
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Duckworth Confirms She Was Interviewed For Biden VP Slot

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth (D) confirmed Thursday that she has been interviewed by Joe Biden’s team as a potential vice presidential pick on the Democratic ticket. “I have been interviewed, yes, I’m on Team Biden,” Duckworth told the Washington Post during an interview Thursday, adding, “But it really doesn’t matter what position I play as long as we get Joe Biden elected.” The Post reported that a source with familiarity about the VP selection process confirmed that the senator had t...
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Thousands rally in Pakistan in support of killer of American

Thousands of radical Islamists rallied on Friday in northwestern Pakistan in support of a man who earlier this week walked into a courtroom in the city of Peshawar and gunned down a U.S. citizen on trial for blasphemy. The American, Tahir Naseem, died of his wounds before he could be taken to hospital while the gunman, Faisal Khan, was taken into custody. The U.S. State Department said Naseem was standing trial after being “lured to Pakistan” from his home in Illinois and entrapped by the coun...
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Visa, Mastercard Debit Fees Are Hurting Retailers, Sen. Richard Durbin Says (slashdot)

Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin is asking the Federal Reserve to probe allegedly anticompetitive practices that are forcing merchants to pay excessive debit-card fees levied during the coronavirus crisis by large networks like Visa and Mastercard. From a report: In a letter to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, Mr. Durbin said practices by the large card networks and debit-card issuers are diminishing competition in the online payments marketplace and costing merchants potentially billions of dollars. T...
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Walsh on Trump tweet: I don't give a damn if he's joking, he said it

Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh reacts to a tweet by President Donald Trump in which he suggests delaying November's presidential election.
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Brand Moves for Thursday July 30

Twenty-two weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand mo...
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COVID-19 cases are increasing in Illinois, making it difficult to bring back jobs. ‘Some people may be put out of the job market for a long time.’

As the economy struggles to climb out of the crisis caused by COVID-19, jobs are coming back slowly and unevenly, and worries persist that a resurgence of cases will blunt a more robust recovery. “Some people may be put out of the job market for a long time.”
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Joe Biden's running mate - none will satisfy all sections of the party

Kamala Harris? Val Demings? Democrats speculate but no single candidate will be able to satisfy all the interest groups and sectors of the partyIt doesn’t matter who Joe Biden picks as his running mate – somebody will be disappointed.The former vice-president and de facto Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday said he would make a selection in the first week of August.The selection process has largely been kept secret with as many as two dozen names floating around as potential running mates...
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Gov. Pritzker warns of a possible 'reversal' as COVID-19 numbers rise in Illinois

CHICAGO - Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned on Wednesday that Illinois could be headed for a "reversal" in its reopening as the state continues to see a resurgence in coronavirus case numbers, and he called on residents to "defend our progress." If the trend continues or worsens, it could mean clamping back down in regions of the state on business restrictions, gatherings or even a return to a ...
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Illinois woman accused of keeping 33 Guatemalan immigrants in her basement pleads guilty to labor trafficking

An Illinois woman accused of keeping 33 people from Guatemala in her basement pleaded guilty to a federal labor trafficking charge Tuesday.
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Former Illinois, New Mexico St coach Lou Henson dies at 88

Lou Henson, the plain-spoken coach who took New Mexico State and Illinois to the Final Four during a 21-year career that included nearly 800 victories and a feud with fellow Big Ten coach Bob Knight, has died. Henson died Saturday at his home in Champaign and he was buried in a private service Wednesday, the Illinois athletic department said. Henson left the game as the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State, and still ranks fifth all-time among Big Ten coaches in total wins (4...
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Chicago Blackhawks Will Prohibit Headdresses at Games and Invest in Education

Changes are coming for the Chicago Blackhawks--but the team's name isn't one of them. Today, the Illinois-based NHL team announced a number of initiatives and new policies that came out of an "ongoing dialogue with local and national Native American groups." The most notable of those changes is that from now on, the organization will...
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Visa, Mastercard Debit Fees Are Hurting Retailers, Sen. Richard Durbin Says

Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin is asking the Federal Reserve to probe allegedly anticompetitive practices that are forcing merchants to pay excessive debit-card fees levied during the coronavirus crisis by large networks like Visa and Mastercard. From a report: In a letter to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, Mr. Durbin said practices by the large card networks and debit-card issuers are diminishing competition in the online payments marketplace and costing merchants potentially billions of dollars. T...
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth Everytown Veepstakes Gun Control Talking Points

Il. Senator Duckworth. IMG www.duckworth.senate.gov/ U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) knows more than most about firearms and how they operate. That didn’t stop her, however, from joining Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts on Everytown for Gun Safety’s Veepstakes to peddle misstatements and untruths about guns. She’s trying out to be presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate and Watts played along.  Sen. Duckworth started by negating a gun control m...
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[Update: 36 States And Territories Now On Quarantine List!] New York Tri-State Area 14 Day Quarantine For Everyone Arriving From States With High COVID-19 Infection Rates

Update, 7/14: NY has added more states and territories that require mandatory quarantine, including Illinois. The full list now includes Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, […]
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