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Oct 15, 2020

South Side Market Box Program Tackles Food Insecurity By Tapping Into Network of Small Farms

Each week, 200 South Side households receive a free delivery of fresh produce, thanks to a collaboration between Star Farm and Experimental Station. To keep the program running through October, organizers need to raise $20,000.

Oct 15, 2020

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Oct 15, 2020

Drugstore Chain Walgreens Rebounds With $373M Profit in 4Q

The Deerfield, Illinois-based drugstore chain said Thursday it made $373 million in the final quarter of fiscal 2020 after losing $1.7 billion the previous quarter, when millions of shoppers stayed home to avoid the rapidly spreading pandemic.

Oct 15, 2020

US Jobless Claims Rise to 898,000 With Layoffs Still High

Thursday’s report from the Labor Department coincides with other recent data that have signaled a slowdown in hiring. The economy is still roughly 10.7 million jobs short of recovering all the 22 million jobs that were lost when the pandemic struck.

Oct 15, 2020

Preckwinkle Unveils Plan to Close $410M Budget Gap in 2021 Without Raising Taxes

The economic collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic presented an “extraordinarily challenging” set of circumstances to the county’s finance team, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said a day before unveiling her $6.9 billion spending plan.

Oct 14, 2020

Spotlight Politics: Pritzker Family Feud Over ‘Fair Tax’

Billionaire Pritzker cousins are hurling cash at opposing sides of the “fair tax” amendment. Our politics team tackles that story and more — including the battle over the Supreme Court — in this week’s roundtable.

Oct 14, 2020

Expanded Early Voting Kicks Off in Chicago

What you need to know about mail-in voting and voting in person as Nov. 3 — Election Day — approaches.

Oct 14, 2020

Takeaways: Pardon Power, Silent Mics on Barrett’s Final Day

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett faced a second day of questions Wednesday from the Senate Judiciary Committee as Democrats kept up their focus on health care three weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election. 

Oct 14, 2020

Former Trauma Surgeon Using Tech to Cure What Ails US

Dr. William Yates has made public safety through technology his business, first by developing metal detectors to prevent gun violence, and now, by developing no-contact thermal scanners to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Oct 14, 2020

Transportation Advocates Seek Guarantee Transit Won’t Shut Down In Event of Post-Election Unrest

With a heated election drawing to a close and concerns about possible post-election unrest, transportation advocates are calling on the Lightfoot administration and Chicago-area transit systems to pledge they’ll continue operations during protests.

Oct 14, 2020

Earth Breaks September Heat Record, May Reach Warmest Year

Earth sweltered to a record hot September last month, with U.S. climate officials saying there’s nearly a two-to-one chance that 2020 will end up as the globe’s hottest year on record.

Oct 14, 2020

Vision 2020: Will Mailed-In Ballots Be Delivered on Time?

If you plan on voting by mail, election officials say it’s best to do it as early as possible so your ballot gets to its destination well before Election Day, which is Nov. 3.

Oct 14, 2020

Mother of 2 Boys Accusing Jerry Harris of Sexual Exploitation Asks Judge to Keep Netflix Star in Jail Pending Trial

A federal judge will decide whether “Cheer” star Jeremiah “Jerry” Harris will be held in jail or released as he awaits trial on a single count of producing child pornography.

Oct 14, 2020

Candidate Forum: Fricilone, Newman Vying to Replace Lipinski in 3rd District

For the first time in decades, a candidate with a name other than Lipinski will represent Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District in Congress. We hear from Republican Mike Fricilone and Democrat Marie Newman.

Oct 14, 2020

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