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Wisconson reports single-day record in new COVID-19 cases, 8% positivity rate

Wisconson reports single-day record in new COVID-19 cases, 8% positivity rate

May 20, 2020

Wisconsin state officials announced Wednesday 528 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, setting a second state record within seven days....

Pritzker family owns stake in company providing COVID-19 tests

Pritzker family owns stake in company providing COVID-19 tests

May 18, 2020

A private capital group owned by the Pritzker family possesses a stake in a company providing COVID-19 testing, according to the Pritzker Group Private...

Florida experiences 4.7% uptick in COVID-19 cases, 14% increase in deaths since entering phase one of reopening plan

Florida experiences 4.7% uptick in COVID-19 cases, 14% increase in deaths since entering phase one of reopening plan

May 17, 2020

Since Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida would tentatively enter "phase one" of the state's reopening process, Florida state officials reported a...

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 cases jump 65%, Milwaukee’s positivity rate increases by 100%

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 cases jump 65%, Milwaukee’s positivity rate increases by 100%

May 17, 2020

Update 5/18 3:29 p.m.: Wisconsin state officials reported Monday the state's lowest single-day case total, announcing just 144 new cases of the novel...

“It’s coming down”; Pritzker announces every region is meeting standard to move to stage three of Restore Illinois

“It’s coming down”; Pritzker announces every region is meeting standard to move to stage three of Restore Illinois

May 15, 2020

Based on rolling 14-day reporting, each of Illinois' four regions currently satisfies the positivity rate threshold required to advance to stage three...

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Four Illinois counties to vote on secession from Chicago. What if they succeed?

Four Illinois counties to vote on secession from Chicago. What if they succeed?

May 16, 2020

Shelby County, Ill., voted Thursday to include a question on the November ballot examining whether the Land of Lincoln should eject Chicago from Illinois....

Trump vs. Biden: How did we get here, America?

Trump vs. Biden: How did we get here, America?

May 4, 2020

In a harrowing rehash of the 2016 general election, Americans are once again presented with a false choice, forced to select between two uninspiring leaders...

Chronicling Joe Biden’s vendetta against recreational drug use

Chronicling Joe Biden’s vendetta against recreational drug use

April 17, 2020

Joe Biden’s stance on cannabis and recreational drug use is not only prehistoric but also needlessly hinders the United States’ ability to resolve...

Instructors are grading students on their ability to teach themselves. Just end the semester.

Instructors are grading students on their ability to teach themselves. Just end the semester.

April 8, 2020

Northeastern Illinois University’s decision to move forward with the remainder of its spring semester is a clear acknowledgment that the grade matters...

Tame Impala releases reimagined version of ‘The Slow Rush’ amid global pandemic

Tame Impala releases reimagined version of ‘The Slow Rush’ amid global pandemic

April 6, 2020

Tame Impala, the Australian-based psychedelic rock project founded by Kevin Parker, recently took to youtube to release The Slow Rush In An Imaginary Place,...

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“Players won’t be strong-armed”; Workplace safety, unfair compensation emerge as concerns among MLB players

“Players won’t be strong-armed”; Workplace safety, unfair compensation emerge as concerns among MLB players

May 12, 2020

MLB owners approved a plan Monday to restart the suspended MLB season by early July. However, concerns surrounding hazardous workplace conditions and unfair...

MLB owners approve plan to start season by July

MLB owners approve plan to start season by July

May 11, 2020

Major League Baseball owners accepted a plan Monday endorsing an abbreviated 82-game regular season beginning around Fourth of July weekend.  Under the...

WWE: Six takeaways from Money In The Bank

WWE: Six takeaways from Money In The Bank

May 11, 2020

With Money In The Banks officially in the books, it's time to take a look at some of the implications and of last night's performance. The NEIU Independent...

Breaking down MLB’s 80-game season proposal

Breaking down MLB’s 80-game season proposal

May 9, 2020

Major League Baseball is reportedly considering an abbreviated 80-game season beginning in July, according to Vinnie Duber of NBC Sports Chicago.  Under...

Chicago White Sox roster: the good and the bad

Chicago White Sox roster: the good and the bad

May 6, 2020

Despite all five Chicago teams failing to qualify for postseason play for the first time since 2004, Chicago remains a proud fan base. While some hometown...

BREAKING: Bears decline Mitch Trubisky’s fifth-year option

BREAKING: Bears decline Mitch Trubisky’s fifth-year option

May 2, 2020

The Chicago Bears announced Saturday that the team will decline quarterback Mitch Trubisky's fifth-year option, as first reported by Tom Pelissaro of NFL...

Believe it or not: Bears might have actually won the Trubisky trade

Believe it or not: Bears might have actually won the Trubisky trade

May 1, 2020

Don’t look now, but the Chicago Bears may have actually won the Mitch Trubisky trade. Of course, that’s not meant to operate as a testament toward...

BREAKING: Chicago Bears sign Tashaun Gipson to one-year deal

BREAKING: Chicago Bears sign Tashaun Gipson to one-year deal

April 30, 2020

Days after being cut by the Houston Texans, Pro Bowl safety Tashaun Gipson agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, according to Pro Football...

NCAA Board of Governors votes to allow athletes to profit off their name, likeness and image

NCAA Board of Governors votes to allow athletes to profit off their name, likeness and image

April 29, 2020

The NCAA took a significant step toward modernizing its product today after the NCAA Board of Governors voted to allow student athletes to profit off their...

The Pippen myth: How Scottie Pippen went from underrated to overrated

The Pippen myth: How Scottie Pippen went from underrated to overrated

April 28, 2020

For decades, NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen remained criminally underrated, emblazoned with the inescapable label of Robin to Michael Jordan’s Batman....

NFL Draft: Best remaining players on Day 2

NFL Draft: Best remaining players on Day 2

April 24, 2020

With Day 2 of the NFL Draft just hours away, the NEIU Independent takes a look at the draft's best remaining prospects. As always, first-round talent slipped...

Dak Prescott’s brother Jace passes away at age 31

Dak Prescott’s brother Jace passes away at age 31

April 23, 2020

Jace Prescott, brother of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, died at age 31. No cause of death has been revealed. The Dallas Cowboys organization...

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