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Nov 23, 2020

Sewage Monitoring Could Provide Early Warning of Coronavirus Outbreaks

Researchers at UIC get over $1 million to develop an early warning system to detect COVID-19 outbreaks. Rabiah Mayas of the Museum of Science and Industry has details on this story and more science news.

Nov 23, 2020

Some Catholic Schools May Move to Remote Learning After Thanksgiving

The Archdiocese of Chicago has announced schools will have the option to transition to remote learning after Thanksgiving, but says it’s not yet clear how many schools will choose to do that. 

Nov 23, 2020

Crain’s Headlines: New Customer for Foxconn Plant

The underutilized Foxconn plant that President Donald Trump once called “the Eighth Wonder of the World” gets a new customer. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker has details.

Nov 23, 2020

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Nov 19, 2020

New Indictments Breed New Madigan Defections

As of Thursday evening, 16 Democrats elected to be part of the Illinois House next year have publicly said they will not support Michael Madigan for what would be a historic 19th term in the powerful position.

Nov 19, 2020

New WTTW Special ‘Chicago from the Air’ Premieres Thursday

Taking in the city’s expanse via drone, the special explores Chicago’s famous grid system, its industrial legacy, and the natural areas that weave through the dense urban jungle.

Nov 19, 2020

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Nov 18, 2020

Spotlight Politics: Pritzker Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions, Addresses Threats to Family

Gov. J.B. Pritzker tells his political opponents that his family is off limits as he announces new restrictions designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Our politics team takes on those stories and more in this week’s roundtable. 

Nov 18, 2020

Local Teen’s ‘Big Year’ Breaks Cook County Birding Record

Meet a high school student who’s on a quest to see more bird species in Cook County than anyone, ever.

Nov 18, 2020

Voting Begins for CPS Local School Councils

Chicago Public School Local School Council members are up for election this week. What are LSCs and what power do they have?

Nov 18, 2020

Nursing Homes See Increase in COVID-19 As Virus Surges in Illinois

As COVID-19 continues to surge in Illinois, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are bracing for what’s likely to come. 

Nov 18, 2020

Twitter, Facebook CEOs Vow Election Action; GOP Touts Curbs

As the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook gave assurances of vigorous action against election disinformation, Republicans at a Senate hearing Tuesday pounded the social media companies over political bias, business practices and market dominance.

Nov 18, 2020

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Nov 17, 2020

Columnist Heidi Stevens Talks About Her COVID-19 Diagnosis

Heidi Stevens is a writer at the Chicago Tribune who taps into many of her own experiences for her “Balancing Act" column. But writing about her COVID-19 diagnosis — and an underlying heart condition — gave her pause.

Nov 17, 2020

Chicago Artist Explores Blackness as Both a Color and Identity in New Exhibit

We explore the latest exhibition from Amanda Williams which responds to the social media trend Blackout Tuesday, in which Instagram users posted black squares to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. 

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