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 2021-11-28 14:57 

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Omicron variant forces Morocco to suspend all incoming air travel; Dutch, Australians also detect new variant...

Morocco is suspending all incoming air travel from around the world starting Monday for two weeks because of the rapid spread of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-26 20:59 

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What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?...

South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country's most populous province....

 2021-11-25 16:42 

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Macy's Thanksgiving parade returns featuring Baby Yoda, Pikachu balloons...

Crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returned Thursday in full, though with precautions....

 2021-11-24 18:44 

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US jobless claims hit 52-year low after seasonal adjustments...

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the U.S. job market is rebounding rapidly from last year's coronavirus recession....

 2021-11-24 11:00 

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Illinois budget allows Gov. J.B. Pritzker to spend billions in federal COVID-19 aid without legislative input...

A little noticed provision in the Illinois budget passed this spring allows Gov. J.B.. Pritzker to spend about $2.6 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds without legislative input....

 2021-11-23 20:01 

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Stagg transfers Joe Calacci and Charlie Koeppen find quite the home at Andrean, feeling welcomed, committing to whatever the team needs and playing for a state title...

Joe Calacci and Charlie Koeppen are happy at Andrean, and Andrean is happy to have them. Friends and teammates since sixth grade, Calacci and Koeppen transferred from Stagg with uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-23 18:30 

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Latest COVID-19 surge in Illinois surpasses late-summer wave...

The late fall surge in coronavirus cases in Illinois has surpassed the peak of the late-summer wave that was driven by the highly contagious delta variant....

 2021-11-23 15:16 

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Pediatricians say COVID cases in US children are on the rise...

Coronavirus cases in children in the United States have risen 32% from about two weeks ago, a spike that comes as the country rushes to inoculate children before the winter holidays, pediatricians said....

 2021-11-21 17:34 

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Austrians enjoy last day out in cafes, Xmas markets before lockdown to combat COVID-19 infections...

Austrians enjoyed a last day out in coffeehouses and at Christmas markets Sunday before the government imposes a nationwide lockdown to combat a surge of coronavirus infections....

 2021-11-20 21:28 

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Katherine Klimek knew York had the potential to win its first state title since 2000. There also was 'a lot of extra motivation.'...

After the Illinois High School Association canceled the state meet last season due to the coronavirus pandemic, York won the Division III race at the ShaZam Racing High School XC Championships. But the Dukes were hungry for the real thing....

 2021-11-19 23:15 

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School-aged children being hit hardest by COVID-19 spike in Kane County...

As cases of COVID-19 are spiking again in Kane County, school-aged children are seeing the highest number of new coronavirus infections among any age group, health officials said....

 2021-11-19 21:52 

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Coronavirus cases continue to increase in Illinois ahead of one of year's busiest travel weekends...

Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Illinois, just ahead of one of the year's busiest travel weekends....

 2021-11-19 13:49 

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US expands COVID boosters to all adults, final hurdle ahead...

U.S. regulators on Friday opened up COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, expanding the government's campaign to shore up protection and get ahead of rising coronavirus cases that may worsen with the holidays....

 2021-11-19 12:42 

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Austria to enter national lockdown, make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory...

Austria will go into a national lockdown to contain a fourth wave of coronavirus cases as new COVID-19 infections hit a record high amid a pandemic surge across Europe....

 2021-11-18 15:40 

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U.S. jobless claims drop seventh straight week to 268,000...

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the seventh straight week to a pandemic low of 268,000, a reflection of the strong recovery from last year's brief but intense coronavirus recession....

 2021-11-17 18:42 

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Op-ed: The lowdown on the latest in COVID-19 medication...

Two oral antiviral medicines that can prevent the coronavirus from reproducing in the body may soon be released for outpatient treatment of early COVID-19. This would constitute a real breakthrough....

 2021-11-16 17:55 

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Winter Lights fest on Friday to begin holiday season in Aurora...

Aurora's annual holiday kickoff event returns on Friday after a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-14 17:30 

Chicago Tribune

Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity...

It's a hidden crisis that has existed for years inside one of the most well-funded institutions on the planet and has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. As many as 160,000 active-duty military members are having trouble feeding their famil...

 2021-11-14 17:17 

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Austria orders nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated...

The Austrian government has ordered a nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people starting at midnight Sunday to combat rising coronavirus infections and deaths....

 2021-11-11 00:04 

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As holidays approach, latest rise in Illinois coronavirus cases 'could mark the beginning of yet another wave'...

As holidays approach, COVID-19 cases rising in Illinois...

 2021-11-10 20:58 

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US jobless claims drop to pandemic low of 267,000...

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a new pandemic low 267,000 last week as the job market recovers from last year's sharp coronavirus downturn....

 2021-11-09 23:21 

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HHS secretary stresses importance of child vaccinations, fighting falsehoods during Waukegan roundtable; 'Misinformation is the second virus'...

Becerra and Rocha were among 13 people speaking about the necessity of vaccinations to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic during a roundtable discussion hosted by U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, Tuesday at Jack Benny Middle School in Wauke...

 2021-11-09 20:13 

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Pfizer asks FDA to OK COVID-19 booster shots for all adults...

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to allow boosters of its COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 18 or older, a step that comes amid concern about increased spread of the coronavirus with holiday travel and gatherings....

 2021-11-09 19:14 

Chicago Tribune

Pfizer and BioNTech expected to ask federal regulators to clear boosters for all adults...

Pfizer and BioNTech are expected on Tuesday to ask federal regulators to expand authorization of their coronavirus booster shot to include all adults, according to two people familiar with the situation....

 2021-11-09 19:13 

Chicago Tribune

Pfizer and BioNTech expected to ask federal regulators to clear boosters for all adults...

Pfizer and BioNTech are expected on Tuesday to ask federal regulators to expand authorization of their coronavirus booster shot to include all adults, according to two people familiar with the situation....

 2021-11-09 16:48 

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India eased its COVID-19 disaster. Fears of complacency remain....

India's coronavirus crisis, which was killing thousands of people a day just seven months ago, has eased after the nation's leaders revamped their policies and dramatically ramped up their vaccination drive....

 2021-11-09 00:28 

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Pritzker signs measure aimed at closing loophole that could allow people to skirt workplace vaccine mandates...

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs measure intended to close loophole that could allow people to skirt workplace coronavirus vaccine mandates...

 2021-11-08 15:16 

Chicago Tribune

In Romania, hard-hit by COVID, doctors fight vaccine refusal...

As a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic crashed over Eastern Europe last month, devastating unvaccinated populations, an Orthodox Church bishop in southern Romania offered solace to his flock: "Don't be fooled by what you see on TV — don&#...

 2021-11-07 21:02 

Chicago Tribune

NBA to players, coaches and refs: Booster shots are recommended — with urgency for those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine...

The NBA told its players, coaches and referees on Sunday that they should receive booster shots against the coronavirus, with particular urgency for those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine....

 2021-11-06 22:28 

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Undefeated for two seasons, Lake Forest doubles partners Lainey O'Neil and Isabelle Chong take advantage of opportunity at state meet: 'We wanted to win so badly.'...

After the Illinois High School Association canceled the 2020 finals due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lainey O'Neil and Isabelle Chong were particularly motivated as they headed to state as the top seed in Class 2A last month....

 2021-11-04 13:22 

Chicago Tribune

U.S. unemployment claims drop to 269,000, another pandemic low...

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a fresh pandemic low last week, another sign the job market is healing after last year's coronavirus recession....

 2021-11-03 13:44 

Chicago Tribune

Macy's window displays go up Saturday, other holiday traditions return after pandemic hiatus...

Holiday traditions halted by the coronavirus pandemic last year, such as visiting Chicago's Christkindlmarket or dining under the 45-foot-tall tree at Macy's State Street store, are back this year. Many will still look a little different....

 2021-10-31 21:15 

Chicago Tribune

Mexico celebrates Day of the Dead after pandemic closures...

Mexico returned Sunday to mass commemorations of the Day of the Dead, after traditional visits to graveyards were prohibited last year because of the coronavirus pandemic....

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