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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee agriculture officials have doubled the reimbursement available for fruit and vegetable farmers who achieve a certification that lets them sell directly to customers. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says it will now reimburse up to 75% or up to $1,500 of the Good Agricultural Practices certification inspection. That amounts to double what was available last year. The certification comes with the kind of stringent food safety requirements that large grocery stores, hospitals and universities mandate....
    “MURDER hornets” seem to be spreading as officials in Washington state work to trap the killer insects. The Asian giant hornets were recently discovered in the state, and in June, a woman found a queen hornet on a woman’s porch in Bellingham, located roughly 15 miles south of Custer, where the insects were first spotted. 3 Five murder hornets have been spotted in Whatcom County in Washington state since last winterCredit: AP:Associated Press Washington State Department of Agriculture official Karla...
      CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 38,897 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of June 29 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. There were 1,314,000 new claims filed across the U.S. last week. Illinois’ unemployment claims decreased from the week prior, when 45,752 new claims were filed....
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 38,897 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of June 29 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. There were 1,314,000new claims filed across the U.S. last week. This is a decrease from the week prior, when 45,752 new claims were filed. This is the most...
    An officer from the police department in Joliet, Illinois, has been placed on administrative leave and stripped of his badge after notifying the media about an officer-involved death of a man in custody. Police Sgt. Javier Esqueda has been placed on leave pending a criminal and an internal investigation into how he obtained footage of the arrest and death of Eric Lurry, which was later given to the press. The video Esqueda leaked to reporters showed Sgt. Doug May...
    Bruno the bear – who picked up 150,000 Facebook followers during a 400-mile trek through Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri – will be relocated after getting trapped and tranquilized near two interstate highways in Missouri. Biologists say the bear traveled 400 miles through 4 states in search of a mate. That is about the same distance between Moline and Cairo, Illinois. Stefanie Fitzsimons, a wildlife biologist with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said it is unusual for...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday announced 639 new cases of COVID-19 and six deaths. The new figures bring the total to 147,251 cases and 7,020 deaths. The new deaths reported Sunday included one woman and one man in their 60s, and two women and one man in their 80s in Cook County, as well as one man in his 90s in Champaign County. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories reported 27,235 specimens for a...
    CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago’s business school is opening a real estate department, according to university officials. It’s called the Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate is the College of Business Administrations fifth department. There are plans in the works for a bachelor of science major and minor, along with the possibility of a specialized master’s degree. The department is named for the CEO of TLC Management Co., a Chicago area leasing and management company. Handler...
      CHICAGO (CBS) — The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 45,249 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of June 22 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. There were 1,427,000 new claims filed across the U.S. last week. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 46,005 new unemployment claims were filed during...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 45,249 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of June 22 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. There were 1,427,000new claims filed across the U.S. last week. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 46,005 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of...
    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — About 600 traps to catch invasive Asian giant hornets are being placed in Northwestern Washingtons Whatcom County by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, more than doubling the number already set out by citizens. The state traps are being placed around Blaine, Custer and Bellingham, the only places in the U.S. that the giant hornet has ever been found, The Capital Press reported. The traps are being put on the edge of forested areas. The state...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Every baby newly born in Illinois will be tested for Spinal Muscular Atrophy starting Monday, state health officials said. The Illinois Department of Public Health said Spinal Muscular Atrophy, known as SMA, is a group of hereditary diseases that destroys motor neurons over time and leads to muscle weakness and atrophy. “It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants, said Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the department. “Early diagnosis of babies with SMA...
    An Illinois fire department is warning drivers not to keep hand sanitizer in their parked cars amid the coronavirus after authorities said a bottle with high alcohol content appeared to have been left on a dashboard and helped spark a fire. “The fire appeared to be caused by the owner’s small bottle of hand sanitizer that was left on the dashboard, the Waukegan Fire Department wrote on Facebook. The driver’s bottle contained 80 percent alcohol sanitizer that was left in...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois State Fair in Springfield and the Du Quoin State Fair have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Friday. In a statement, Pritzker said canceling the fairs was “the right choice based on guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health and other experts.” The Illinois State Fair, held annually in August, was last canceled from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. This year is the first time...
    Members of the Chicago City Council’s Black Caucus accused Mayor Lori Lightfoot of mishandling the deployment of the Illinois National Guard to protect certain neighborhoods and not others, but the National Guard told the Daily Caller News Foundation it did not know where it deployed its own troops. Aldermen said the business corridors to the South and West did not receive the same level of protection as other places amid the city’s protests over George Floyd, according to an audio...
    New York — Rats running rampant in Long Island neighborhood https://t.co/3CB7jh9wEf pic.twitter.com/xzbWJOGPCz – Eyewitness News (@ ABC7NY) July 13, 2020 Rats swimming in pools in broad daylight is the most shocking thing residents of Plainview (Long Island, NY) have seen in a long time. Their neighborhood is infested with rodents and nothing seems to stop them. “A rat crossed the line of my fence, and I stood there in shock thinking, ‘Wow, I’ve never seen that here before,’”...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for George Floyds family are set to announce a civil lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in his death. Attorney Ben Crump planned a late-morning news conference in Minneapolis to detail the lawsuit. Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe. Chauvin is charged with...
    What could be more appetizing? Airplane food is being served by the city Sanitation Department as part of the Big Apple’s emergency coronavirus food program, The Post has found. The two firms that supply America’s major airlines with in-flight meal service scored contracts worth a combined $35.5 million to provide the prepackaged meals to the city’s Department of Sanitation, records show. City Hall consolidated its myriad food programs in response to the COVID-19 outbreak under Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for George Floyd’s family are set to announce a civil lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in his death. Attorney Ben Crump planned a late-morning news conference in Minneapolis to detail the lawsuit. Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe. Chauvin is charged with...
    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (WLS) -- Thirty-six cases of COVID-19 have been identified in a group of Lake Zurich High School Students who were part of athletic camps last week.The cases have been tied to social events before the camps even started, and the positive test results among young people are part of an overall trend Lake County, Illinois, health officials have seen in the last month.RELATED: Lake County warns of rising COVID-19 cases in young peopleEMBED More News Videos Lake...
    A former nursing assistant at a veteran’s medical center in West Virginia has pleaded guilty Tuesday to seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder.  Reta Mays, 46, admitted to killing seven patients and attempting to kill an eighth at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg by intentionally injecting them with lethal doses of insulin. FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael Christman said in a press release, “Mays...
    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. -- Thirty-six cases of COVID-19 have been identified in a group of Lake Zurich High School Students who were part of athletic camps last week.The cases have been tied to social events before the camps even started, and the positive test results among young people are part of an overall trend Lake County, Illinois, health officials have seen in the last month.RELATED: Lake County warns of rising COVID-19 cases in young peopleEMBED More News Videos Lake County...
    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. -- Thirty-six cases of COVID-19 have been identified in a group of Lake Zurich High School Students who were part of athletic camps last week.The cases have been tied to social events before the camps even started, and the positive test results among young people are part of an overall trend Lake County, Illinois, health officials have seen in the last month.RELATED: Lake County warns of rising COVID-19 cases in young peopleEMBED More News Videos Lake County...
    A BLACK woman was seen praying over a white woman, who was filmed screaming racial slurs just a month ago, after she stepped out into traffic and was hit by a truck on Monday. Rachel Dawn Ruit, from North Carolina, first made headlines in June and early July after being filmed screaming racist slurs and allegedly attacking a woman in a hijab and Black teenager. 4 A black woman was seen praying over a racist white woman after being hit...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois reported 707 new coronavirus cases Tuesday with 25 additional deaths in the last 24 hours.Theres now a total of 155,506 COVID-19 cases and 7,218 deaths statewide.Within the last 24 hours, Illinois performed 28,446 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 a percent of total tests from July 7 -July 13 is 3.0%.Two of the new reported deaths...