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

Wisconsin 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,...

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...

“It’s not a hoax”; Illinois officials warn of second wave as state reports record death toll

May 13, 2020

Over the past 24 hours, Illinois state health officials reported 192 deaths and 1, 677 new cases of ...

Illinois Director of Public Health addresses potential inflation, underrepresentation of COVID-19 death toll

Illinois Director of Public Health addresses potential inflation, underrepresentation of COVID-19 death toll

May 12, 2020

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) director Dr. Ngozi Ezike addressed rumors that Illinois'...

NEIU students and alumni discuss working during the COVID-19 pandemic

NEIU students and alumni discuss working during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 11, 2020

Northeastern Illinois University announced via a targeted announcement email that students can submit ...

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

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

April 11, 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker announced Friday a partnership between Chicago and four local medical centers ...

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

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

April 9, 2020

The Washington Press compiled a two minute video of President Donald Trump offering misinformation s...

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

April 5, 2020

Claim No. 1: The Trump Administration fired the entire pandemic response team Claim No. 2: The Trump Admin...

Impact of COVID-19 on cannabis industry: Even CDC recommends stocking up on marijuana

Impact of COVID-19 on cannabis industry: Even CDC recommends stocking up on marijuana

April 2, 2020

It was only just a few months ago that Illinoisans lined up by the hundreds, battling the cold weather to pu...

Connor Byrne

How a high school artist uses music during social distancing

March 31, 2020

Like the rest of his classmates, Connor Byrne saw his first year at Oak Park River Forest High School...

Comparing America's coronavirus response to Spanish Flu, Black Death and smallpox

Comparing America’s coronavirus response to Spanish Flu, Black Death and smallpox

March 27, 2020

Competing narratives surrounding the severity of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic have led to i...

Public packs Chicago lakefront, Mayor Lightfoot shuts down access

Public packs Chicago lakefront, Mayor Lightfoot shuts down access

March 26, 2020

Following a Wednesday afternoon press conference where Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot condemned Chicag...

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