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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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Police K-9 unit, numerous officers called after suspect crashes stolen motorcycle in Antioch

A driver who fled after crashing a stolen motorcycle in Antioch prompted a large police response Sunday evening, officials said. The Antioch Police Department responded around 6 p.m. Sunday to the area of North Avenue and Drom Court. Village of Antioch Communication Specialist Jim Moran said officers received a call for a single-vehicle crash involving […]

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Illinois State Police announce they will be doubling police presence on Chicago area expressways

The Illinois State Police announced they will be more than doubling their patrol presence on Chicago area expressways beginning Friday in an effort to combat a surge in shootings. The patrol presence will be increased by 157% during “peak criminal activity times” on Chicago area expressways as part of District Chicago’s Safe Drive Detail. This […]

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Six Flags settles class action lawsuit for charging season pass holders during COVID-19 closure

Six Flags will allow free admission and other benefits to eligible members after settling a class-action lawsuit alleging the company charged season pass holders during the COVID-19 closures. In October, a class-action lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court against Six Flags, the Cook County Record reported. Attorneys with the firms of KamberLaw and […]

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President Biden to visit Illinois this week to promote vaccine mandate for businesses

(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden will be in Chicago on Wednesday to promote his order for all businesses with more than 100 employees to require the COVID-19 vaccine for their workers. Business groups are wary about the mandate, which is expected to impact 80 million jobs nationwide. Biden announced the mandate earlier this […]