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Obamacare architect warns sporting events, concerts won’t return until 2021

Obamacare architect warns sporting events, concerts won't return until 2021

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 13, 2020
Filed under News

Amid growing concern surrounding the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, a prominent healthcare expert warned that large gatherings should not resume until 2021.  Speaking at a roundtable discussion hosted by The New York Times, Dr. Ezekiel "Zeke" Emanuel, who is credited as a key architect for Oba...

Northeastern Illinois University to continue remote teaching for summer semesters

Northeastern Illinois University to continue remote teaching for summer semesters

Leslie Hurtado, News Editor
April 13, 2020
Filed under News

Northeastern Illinois University plans to transition to remote instruction, according to an email distributed by Northeastern Illinois University. According to the targeted announcement, instructors are tasked with transitioning to digital instruction from the first half of the summer session, which ru...

America remains divided as US surpasses Spain, Italy and France in combined COVID-19 cases

America remains divided as US surpasses Spain, Italy and France in combined COVID-19 cases

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 11, 2020
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Despite harrowing increases in the transmission of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, once-optimistic American leadership remains at odds in its attempt to combat the virus. The United States of America recently emerged as the epicenter for COVID-19. As of April 11, the U.S. confirmed 528,922...

Gov. Pritzker announces increased testing, alternate housing for vulnerable Chicago communities

Gov. Pritzker announces increased testing, alternate housing for vulnerable Chicago communities

Leslie Hurtado, News Editor
April 11, 2020
Filed under News

Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker announced Friday a partnership between Chicago and four local medical centers aimed at increasing accessibility to coronavirus COVID-19 testing within vulnerable communities.  Medical centers located near Chicago’s South and West Side communities will partner with Lur...

Chicago Bulls should inquire about feuding Jazz All-Stars

Chicago Bulls should inquire about feuding Jazz All-Stars

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 10, 2020
Filed under Sports

Reports indicate that the relationship between Utah Jazz All-Stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert "doesn't appear to be salvageable," opening the door for new Chicago Bulls VP of Basketball Operations Arturas Karnisovas to make his first major acquisition. In March, Gobert became the first high-profi...

Chicago organization seeks volunteers to aid groups threatened by COVID-19

Chicago organization seeks volunteers to aid groups threatened by COVID-19

Leslie Hurtado, News Editor
April 9, 2020
Filed under News

Before the rise of the pandemic inspired volunteers to collect donations, My Block, My Hood, My City founder Jahmal Cole picked up hand sanitizers, Emergen-C packets, disinfectant wipes and other essentials to deliver to seniors and people with disabilities.  On April 9, Illinois state officials confirm...

BREAKING: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recommends canceling all large summer events

BREAKING: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recommends canceling all large summer events

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 9, 2020
Filed under News

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recommended Tuesday that event organizers consider canceling all large event gatherings scheduled to take place over the summer. Speaking at his daily coronavirus briefing, Pritzker expressed his belief that large events, such as festivals and concerts, pose a risk to a...

WATCH: Compilation of Trump’s COVID-19 misinformation circulates

The U.S. faces a massively uncertain future after the election of arguably the most controversial presidential candidate in it’s history.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 9, 2020
Filed under News

The Washington Press compiled a two minute video of President Donald Trump offering misinformation surrounding the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.   Accompanied by a caption that reads, "Here's a 2-minute compilation of Trump LYING about the coronavirus crisis to help his re-election" and ...

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

Northeastern Illinois University's halls remain empty as the university transitions to online instruction

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 8, 2020
Filed under Opinions

Northeastern Illinois University’s decision to move forward with the remainder of its spring semester is a clear acknowledgment that the grade matters more than the instruction that precedes it.  After returning from an extended spring break, students are essentially tasked with educating themselve...

REPORT: NBA to consider rapid-response testing to resume season

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Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2020
Filed under Sports

The NBA and NBAPA are considering the effectiveness of rapid-response testing in hopes of resuming the regular season, according to sources. The tests are reportedly capable of detecting the presence of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 within 15 minutes. First reported by ESPN senior writer Baxter Holmes,...

U.K. Prime Minister in intensive care after COVID-19 symptoms worsen

U.K. Prime Minister in intensive care after COVID-19 symptoms worsen

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2020
Filed under News, Uncategorized

According to Downing Street representatives, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson entered intensive care  after his coronavirus COVID-19 symptoms worsened. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is actively deputizing for Prime Minister. The 55-year-old leader of U.K.'s Conservative Party conducted...

FACT CHECK: Did the Trump administration fire the entire pandemic team? Well, sort of

FACT CHECK: Did the Trump administration fire the entire pandemic team? Well, sort of

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2020
Filed under News

Claim No. 1: The Trump Administration fired the entire pandemic response team Claim No. 2: The Trump Administration cut funding to anti-pandemic efforts Following criticism surrounding the United States’ response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump came under fire...

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