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Over 400 employees at Advocate Aurora Health fired for not complying with COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Advocate Aurora Health, which operates hospitals in Libertyville, Barrington and throughout the Chicago area, has fired more than 400 employees who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In early August, Advocate Aurora Health announced they were requiring all team members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15, saying their decision “underlines safety as the […]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he might lift “certain mask mandates” in time for the holidays

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that if COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to decrease, he could lift “certain mask mandates” before the holidays. Pritzker gave a COVID-19 update at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago Tuesday morning. During the update, he urged eligible Illinoisans to get their COVID-19 vaccination booster shot. “We know that COVID-19 […]

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National Weather Service issues tornado watch for large portion of Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Lake and McHenry counties along with most of north-central and northern Illinois. The National Weather Service (NWS) said showers and thunderstorms were expected Monday afternoon and evening. Some of the thunderstorms that develop today could become severe and be capable of producing damaging winds, tornadoes […]

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Severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes expected in northern Illinois

The National Weather Service says that thunderstorms potentially capable of producing damaging winds and tornadoes are expected Monday afternoon in Illinois, including Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) said showers and thunderstorms will move through the area this afternoon and evening. Some of the thunderstorms that develop today could become severe and […]

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National Weather Service issues warning that funnel clouds could develop during storms in northern Illinois

The National Weather Service issued a warning about funnel clouds that could develop Friday afternoon as isolated thunderstorms are expected in northern Illinois. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Special Weather Statement around 12:30 p.m. Friday for the majority of the Chicago area, including Lake and McHenry counties. There will be a period of […]

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Illinois attorney general, 51 other attorneys general call on Congress to protect children on Facebook, Instagram

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and 51 other attorneys general across the nation wrote a letter to Congress urging them to address concerns of social media’s impact on children and teens. Raoul, part of a bipartisan coalition of 51 other attorneys general, wrote a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation […]

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Illinois residents could pay hundreds of dollars more this winter to heat their homes

A consumer advocacy group says that Illinois consumers could pay hundreds of dollars more in gas bills to heat their homes this winter due to skyrocketing natural gas prices. The Citizens Utility Board, a non-profit watchdog group, attributed the increase to “skyrocketing natural gas prices” and “out-of-control utility spending.” “Early predictions are that consumers could […]