COVID-19 mask mandates are back, but few face-covering can be seen among the 100,000 at Lollapalooza, stoking fears that the multiday music festival will be a superspreader event.
President Joe Biden announces new COVID-19 requirements for federal workers and contractors, so will state workers and Chicago city workers be next?
Illinois Republican Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Rodney Davis are on opposite sides of the Jan. 6 committee hearing.
Another Illinois representative, Congressperson Mary Miller, joins the Freedom Caucus’ push to kick the two Republican Party members of the committee, Reps. Kinzinger and Lynn Cheney, out of the Republican Party.
In other news, Gov. J.B. Pritzker defies Mayor Lori Lightfoot by signing the elected school board bill. Commonwealth Edison once again threatens to close nuclear power plants without a cash infusion by the state. Fifty-five pot shop licenses have been awarded, but a lawsuit continues to dog the pot lottery to expand diversity in ownership.
In sports, the Cubs trade away fan favorites Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Javier Baez. Meanwhile, closer Craig Kimbrel adds depth to the Chicago White Sox. The Bulls land University of Illinois favorite and masked wonderkid, Ayo Dosunmu. And Simone Biles has a bad case of the twisties during the Olympics, removing herself from competition.
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