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    OAK PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- Most of the students at Oak Park and River Forest High School will likely start the fall semester at home, the superintendent said Monday.Though the plan is not finalized yet, the district has proposed that only some students will return for on-site instruction.RELATED: Illinois schools reopening: Naperville District 203, Indian Prairie District 204 offering choice of hybrid, E-LearningThe superintendent said that remote learning would work differently than it did in the spring.The plan includes structuring...
    NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- Both Naperville School District 203 and Indian Prairie District 204 held school board meetings Monday night to detail the plan for the upcoming school year.Both districts said they will offer families the choice between hybrid learning and an Online Academy - which would be completely remote learning.Under hybrid learning, students do both E-Learning and in-person instruction. Students would attend class on alternating days to limit the number of students in schools.School officials emphasized that the plans...
    By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man accused of murder in the death of his 6-year-old daughter in a St. Louis suburb was sentenced Monday to 28 years to life in Nevada state prison for his conviction on felony child sex charges. Jason Scott Quate, 37, also was sentenced to lifetime supervision and registration as a sex offender following his guilty pleas to sexual assault with a minor and lewdness with a child. Quate still faces...
    CHICAGO — Another 883 people tested positive for coronavirus in Illinois during the last day. That means 154,799 people have now had confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois. Illinois has seen a slight rise in the number of people testing positive in recent weeks; last week, there were three days in a row when more than 1,000 people tested positie. But officials have said the number of new cases does not give a good picture of how the state is...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois reported an addition 883 coronavirus cases Monday with six additional deaths in the last 23 hours.Theres now a total of 154,999 COVID-19 cases and 7,193 deaths statewide.EMBED More News Videos Illinois reported a rise in the statewide coronavirus test positivity rate Friday. Within the last 24 hours, Illinois performed 30,012 tests, bringing the states total to more than 2 million.The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Sunday that the states seven-day positivity for cases as...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Public health officials have announced 883 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including six additional deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday announced the state has seen a total of 154,799 virus cases and 7,193 deaths since the start of the pandemic. While Monday’s daily total represented the third day in a row of declining cases, the rate of new cases actually represented an increase from Sunday, due to a drop in the number...
    A state retailers’ association said while the state gears up to dole out federal aid to local businesses, it’s not listening to things Illinois’ business owners want to be done to foster growth. With a little over two weeks into Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Phase 4 COVID-19 reopening plan where restaurants are allowed dine-in with limits and the retail industry allowed to have 50 percent capacity per the governor’s public health recommendations, they are still struggling. Illinois Retail Merchants...
    Last Updated 12:05 p.m. July 13, 2020  Overview Chicago, along with the rest of the state, is in phase four of the COVID-19 reopening plan. Social Distancing  COVID-19 complicates things for family members still working, “Working during this time is not as stressful as coming home.” Reopening Mayor Lori Lightfoot transitioned into Phase 4 of reopening on Friday, June 26, along with the rest of Illinois. The mayor said on July 13 that while Illinois has seen a troubling rise...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) –– Illinois is launching a $2.1 million campaign to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of seniors and adults with disabilities, a problem officials fear has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. The Illinois Department on Aging’s Office of Adult Protective Services received federal funds for the three-year campaign. It will include ads on television, online and via email that will encourage people to report suspected abuse of people age 60 and older and of disabled adults. ...
    By The Associated Press Here are excerpts of editorial opinions from newspapers throughout Illinois. July 12, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times How Trump’s deadly reelection strategy comes back to bite every 3 to 14 days Mark Urquiza, 65, died of COVID-19 two weeks ago, having made the mistake of listening to President Donald Trump and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. Trump and Ducey, like a lot of Republican leaders, began urging people in early May to get back to their normal lives. They...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A woman was shot while riding in an SUV on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Monday morning. Illinois State Police said the shooting took place around 3 a.m. in the southbound lanes between 51st and 57th streets. The woman was a passenger in an SUV at the time of the shooting. She was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital and is expected to recover. According to Illinois State Police, multiple shell casings have been recovered. Southbound lanes...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A passenger inside a car traveling on the Dan Ryan Expressway was injured Monday morning after shots were fired at the vehicle, Illinois State Police said.According to Illinois State Police, three people were in a vehicle sometime between 2:30 and 3 a.m. when someone fired at them in the outbound lanes of I-90/94 near 47th Street.One passenger in the car was struck and the driver of the vehicle managed to rush to the University of Chicago Medical...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A passenger inside a car traveling on the Dan Ryan expressway was injured Monday morning after shots were fired at the vehicle, Illinois State Police said.Illinois State Police said they were notified around 2:30 a.m. about a person shot on the southbound Dan Ryan expressway at 51st Street.The passenger of a car was hit by gunfire from a passing vehicle, Illinois State Police said.The driver of the vehicle managed to rush to the University of Chicago Medical...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A passenger inside a car traveling on the Dan Ryan expressway was injured Monday morning after shots were fired at the vehicle, Illinois State Police said.Illinois State police said they were notified around 2:30 a.m. about a person shot on the southbound Dan Ryan expressway at 51st Street.The passenger of a car was hit by gunfire from a passing vehicle, Illinois State Police said.The driver of the vehicle managed to rush to the University of Chicago Medical...
    The Illinois State Police are getting the word out about a texting scam that involves COVID-19.State police posted an alert to their Instagram page that included a screenshot of the text. It said, Someone who came in contact with you tested positive or has shown symptoms for COVID-19 & recommends you self-isolate/get tested. More at (link).RELATED: ComEd warns of increase in utility scams as customers continue to stay home due to COVID-19ISP said anyone who receives a text message like...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas police are searching for a driver who hit and killed a pedestrian and then ran away from the crash. Police said the incident happened at around 1:15 a.m. Sunday as a 32-year-old man was walking across West Illinois Avenue near Hampton Road. According to police, the unidentified suspect was speeding on West Illinois Avenue when they hit the victim. The suspect’s vehicle became disabled after the crash and the suspect ran away on foot, police said....
    CHICAGO (AP) — Health officials have put a mobile COVID-19 testing station outside a suburban Chicago high school as the area sees an uptick in cases among younger residents, a trend that has happened elsewhere in the country. The site, outside Lake Zurich High School’s Performing Arts Center, will be open Sunday and next weekend, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Lake County Health Department said theres been a spike in coronavirus cases of people under age 30 while cases...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday announced 954 new COVID-19 cases and 20 new deaths. The figure brings the total number of cases diagnosed in Illinois to 153,916 and the deaths to 7,187. The deaths reported Sunday included two women and one man in their 60s, two women and five men in their 70s, two women in their 80s, and two women in their 90s in Cook County. The deaths also included one man in...
    (CNN)Residents of an Illinois community were shocked to see a hot air balloon make an emergency landing on a neighborhood front lawn.The pilot made an impromptu landing in Lake in the Hills on Wednesday after one of his five passengers lost consciousness, Al Schlick, the deputy chief of Huntley Fire Protection District, told CNN.JUST WATCHEDHow to fly a hot air balloonReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHHow to fly a hot air balloon 02:26The balloon had been in the air for nearly an...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois reached another one-day high in testing, as it surpassed 38,000 COVID-19 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.Illinois confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 954 , including 20 deaths, on Sunday. Theres now a total of 153,916 COVID-19 cases and 7,187 deaths statewide.EMBED More News Videos Illinois reported a rise in the statewide coronavirus test positivity rate Friday. Within the last 24 hours, Illinois performed 38,894 tests, bringing the states total to more than 1.9 million.The Illinois...
    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Crews were working Sunday to restore power for thousands of customers in central Illinois after a series of storms brought high winds and hail. Ameren Illinois activated an emergency operations center Saturday evening to resolve the outages. By Sunday morning, more than 12,500 customers were without power, according to the companys website. Storms hitting multiple counties brought strong winds and hail. The Pontiac Fire Department responded to several calls, including for damaged from downed trees and...
    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (WLS) -- In response to a rising number of cases in the area, a mobile COVID-19 testing site will be stationed at Lake Zurich High School on Sunday, July 12 and July 19.Last week, Lake County, Illinois, health officials issued a warning about rising cases among younger residents.Health officials said since June 25, cases reported in Lake County residents under 30 have risen, while the cases in the general population have remained steady.The testing site is in...
    LAKE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- In response to a rising number of cases in the area, a mobile COVID-19 testing site will be stationed at Lake Zurich High School on Sunday, July 12 and July 19.Last week, Lake County, Illinois, health officials issued a warning about rising cases among younger residents.Health officials said since June 25, cases reported in Lake County residents under 30 have risen, while the cases in the general population have remained steady.The testing site is in...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is launching a $2.1 million campaign to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of seniors and adults with disabilities, a problem officials fear has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. The Illinois Department on Agings Office of Adult Protective Services received federal funds for the three-year Engage2Change campaign. It will include ads on television, online and via email that will encourage people to report suspected abuse of people age 60 and older and of disabled adults. Some...
    CHICAGO — Long before current market volatility, state and local pension debt posed a risk somewhere between a ticking time bomb and a crate of nitroglycerin. An explosion is coming eventually, and any major shock, whether related to COVID-19 or the next recession down the road, could set it off. As USA Today reported recently: “Before (the coronavirus) crisis even began, state pension plans across the country were already more than $1 trillion short of the funding needed to pay...