How to Deal with COVID-19 Anxiety

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(WTTW News)

The COVID-19 pandemic brings with it a host of related mental health issues for many people, such as increased stress and anxiety. Seasonal depression could soon be another problem facing Chicagoans.

Trump, Biden to Face Off In First Presidential Debate

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President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden. (WTTW News via CNN)

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a racial justice movement and a rush to confirm a new Supreme Court justice comes the first of three presidential debates. What to expect.

‘Left For Dead’ No More: Officials Celebrate Renovation of Former Cook County Hospital Building

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(WTTW News)

After sitting empty for nearly two decades, the old Cook County Hospital building has been given a new life. Leaders are touting the $140 million project as a sign of hope amid an economic downturn.

September 29, 2020 - Full Show

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Unfriendly Skies: Airline Workers Brace for Mass Layoffs

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In this May 24, 2020, file photo, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant prepares a plane bound for Orlando, Fla. for takeoff at Kansas City International airport in Kansas City, Mo. About 40,000 workers in the airline industry are facing layoffs on Thursday, Oct. 1, unless Congress comes up with another aid package. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

With air travel down about 70% from last year, many carriers including United and American say they’ll be forced to cut jobs without additional aid. Delta and Southwest, two other big carriers, tapped private capital markets and say they’ll avoid layoffs.

Wisconsin to Remain on City’s Quarantine Order, As Officials Add Kentucky, Wyoming, Texas, Nevada

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Leroy_Skalstad / Pixabay)

Visitors from Wisconsin to Chicago will continue to be required to quarantine for two weeks in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as the northeast part of the state experiences a surge of cases and hospitalizations.

New Revelations About Trump’s Taxes. What It All Means

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President Donald Trump speaks about coronavirus testing on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (WTTW News via CNN)

While President Donald Trump continues to battle in court to keep his financial records from becoming public, the New York Times got troves of Trump tax returns from unnamed sources. Tax experts share their insights.

Worldwide Death Toll From Coronavirus Eclipses 1 Million

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In this April 10, 2020, file photo, nurse Cristina Settembrese fixes two masks to her face during her work shift in the COVID-19 ward at the San Paolo hospital in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo / Luca Bruno, File)

The bleak milestone comes nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work.

Crain’s Headlines: Boeing Braces for Cuts

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(WTTW News)

Boeing announces layoffs, United announces pay cuts and a Lincoln Park apartment sells for a high price. Crain’s Chicago Business Editor Ann Dwyer joins us with the stories behind the headlines.

Barrett Could Be Ginsburg’s Polar Opposite on Supreme Court

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced her as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

Amy Coney Barrett paid homage to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her White House speech Saturday as a shatterer of glass ceilings. She said she would be mindful of the woman whose place she would take on the Supreme Court.

Firsthand Gun Violence: Accessing Violence Recovery on Chicago’s South Side

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(WTTW News)

Following one of Chicago’s most violent summers in recent history, officials and advocates are stressing the importance of mental health care for victims of violence and their families — but access to those services can be difficult.

Could Ranked-Choice Voting Reduce Partisanship in Politics?

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(WTTW News)

Voters are about to go to the polls to choose one candidate for each race on the ballot. But what if they could pick multiple candidates for each race, ranked in order of their preference?

Lightfoot Lifts Restrictions, Citing COVID-19 Progress

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(Photo by Lightscape / Unsplash)

Chicago bars will once again be able serve customers indoors starting Thursday, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot moved to lift restrictions after a drop in the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

No Bond For Chicago Mother Charged in Fatal Stabbing of 5-Year-Old Daughter

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(WTTW News)

Simone Austin, charged with one count of first-degree murder, was denied bond during her initial court appearance Monday, two days after she allegedly stabbed Serenity Arrington in the throat as the girl’s 8-year-old sister fought to save her life.

September 28, 2020 - Full Show

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NY Times: Trump Paid $750 in US Income Taxes in 2016, 2017

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President Donald Trump speaking during a news conference at the White House, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years.

Protesters Call for Divestment from Animal Agriculture, Closure of Slaughterhouses

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Animal rights activists protest Sunday, Sept. 27 in Belmont Cragin. (Grace Del Vecchio / WTTW News)

Protesters lined the corner of Austin Boulevard and Fullerton Avenue on Sunday, holding signs linking animals to viral outbreaks, like Ebola and COVID-19. One sign simply read: “We are one pandemic away from collapse.”

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Sept. 27, 2020 - Full Show

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Boosting the census response in hard-to-count communities. Black Chicago police officers tell us what the job is like right now. And a visit to a West Side record store that sells a little bit of everything.

Boosting Chicago’s Stubborn Census Response Rate

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Community leaders and elected officials have been making a big push to get the city’s and state’s response rates up.

With Anger at Police High, Officers Face Greater Danger

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Police stand guard on the perimeter of a crime scene after a police officer was shot, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo / John Minchillo, File)

“I think it’s more than a suggestion that people are seeking to do harm to cops,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters at a recent briefing. 

Lawyer Says Officer Thought Blake Was Trying to Kidnap Child

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This undated handout photo provided by the Wisconsin Department of Justice shows Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey. (Wisconsin Department of Justice via AP)

The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times last month told investigators he thought Blake was trying to abduct one of his own children.

COVID-19 in Illinois: 1,604 New Cases, 14 Additional Deaths

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Summer during the pandemic: A cyclist wearing a mask rides along the 606 trail in Chicago. (WTTW News)

New coronavirus cases reported by state health officials bring statewide totals to 287,930 cases and 8,601 deaths since the first infection was reported in Illinois in late January.

Nearly 1M Who Died of COVID-19 Also Illuminated Treatment

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This March 2020 photo provided by the family shows Ming Wang in Sydney, Australia. (Lu Wang via AP)

Through desperate efforts to save their lives, scientists now better understand how to treat and prevent the disease — and millions of others may survive.

People’s Budget of Chicago Seeks to Educate, Get Community Input on City Budget

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Community members participate in a budget game outlining their priorities Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 in Austin’s Moore Park. (Grace Del Vecchio / WTTW News)

Each year, city officials define a budget for Chicago. While the city budget process includes public hearings, an event Saturday sought to get community input on their budget priorities.

Trump Picks Conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett applauds as President Donald Trump announces Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump hailed Judge Amy Coney Barrett as “a woman of remarkable intellect and character,” saying he had studied her record closely before making the pick.

Chicago Latino Film Festival Director on Going Virtual, Latino Representation in Hollywood

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(StockSnap / Pixabay)

Latinos are easy to spot at movie theaters, but not so much on the big screen. A one-on-one conversation with the director of the Chicago Latino Film Festival.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Sept. 26, 2020 - Full Show

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More time for the census count, but will it matter? Straight talk about Latino representation in Hollywood. How some Southwest Siders are helping people stay connected during the pandemic.

State, City Census Leaders on Counting Hard-to-Reach Residents

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(WTTW News)

A federal judge has ordered the 2020 census schedule to continue until the end of October. We discuss efforts to boost response rates and get as accurate a count as possible.

Killings By Police, Like the Breonna Taylor Case, Rarely End in Trials or Convictions

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Protesters march against police brutality in Los Angeles, on Sept. 23, 2020, following a decision on the Breonna Taylor case in Louisville, Kentucky. (Apu Gomes / AFP / Getty Images)

About eight officers a year have been arrested and charged with murder or manslaughter for killings in the U.S. since 2005. Around 1,000 people a year are shot and killed by law enforcement across the country.

Amy Coney Barrett, Likely High Court Pick, Is Scalia’s Heir

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This image provided by Rachel Malehorn shows Judge Amy Coney Barrett in Milwaukee, on Aug. 24, 2018. (Rachel Malehorn, rachelmalehorn.smugmug.com, via AP)

President Donald Trump is planning to announce his choice of the 48-year-old Indiana judge at a Saturday afternoon press conference, setting Barrett on the path to help conservatives hold sway over the court for decades to come.

Mushrooms Linked to Salmonella Outbreaks in 10 States

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(Courtesy: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

More than 40 people have gotten sick and four have been hospitalized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Virus Cases Rise in US Heartland, Home to Anti-Mask Feelings

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In this July 14, 2020, file photo, a health worker performs a COVID-19 test at a Test Iowa site at Waukee South Middle School in Waukee, Iowa. (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall, File)

The U.S. is averaging more than 40,000 new confirmed cases a day. While that number is dramatically lower than the peak of nearly 70,000 over the summer, the numbers are worrisome nonetheless. 

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