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Chicago Bears haven't made ‘a firm decision' on using the franchise tag on Allen Robinson, but GM Ryan Pace says ‘we want to keep our good players'

37 minutes ago   |   Chicago Tribune   |   2 articles

The Chicago Bears have one week before the NFL deadline to use the franchise tag on a player, but general manager Ryan Pace said Tuesday the team has not made “a firm decision”...
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'A good cause': Illinois students hold unique Polar Plunge experience for Special Olympics

'A good cause': Illinois students hold unique Polar Plunge experience for Special Olympics

43 minutes ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - With Polar Plunge Week underway, some Illinois students decided to participate in a challenge Tuesday that didn't involve a freezing lake. What would usually be a...
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1M Illinois schoolchildren to receive loaded debit cards for monthly food assistance through expanded P-EBT program

59 minutes ago   |   ABC

The families of a million public school K-12 students in Illinois will be getting a very important card in the mail the next few weeks.
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Taste for the Homeless has fed thousands of homeless during the pandemic

1 hour ago   |   ABC

Michael Airhart's restaurant on wheels Taste for the Homeless has helped thousands of homeless people in the South Side of Chicago get a variety of meals, ranging from hot dogs...
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Otter pup is being hand reared at Illinois zoo

Otter pup is being hand reared at Illinois zoo

1 hour ago   |   Arizona Daily Star

A month-old North American river otter pup is being hand-reared by animal care staff at the Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago.
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Chicago chefs 'Fight2Feed' thousands of needy families, using McCormick Place's East Kitchen, donated items and rescued food

1 hour ago   |   ABC

"We're rescuing a little over a 100,000 pounds of food a week now and preparing 10,000 meals a week."
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The Spin: Lightfoot reflects on workplace harassment she's faced amid New York Gov. Cuomo scandal | Cubs, White Sox may welcome spectators | Line of Democrats eyeing secretary of state bid grows

1 hour ago   |   Chicago Tribune   |   2 articles

Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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Chicago COVID: Indoor restaurant capacity increased to 50%, restrictions eased on fitness centers, bars

2 hours ago   |   ABC

Chicago is lifting more restrictions on businesses during the pandemic with increased capacity for indoor dining.
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I-Team: Phone Sync Warning

2 hours ago   |   ABC

Your personal information captured by a car. The I-Team with a warning about what's left behind when you sync your phone.
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Chicago Weather: Breezy and clear

2 hours ago   |   ABC

Breezy, clear and chilly Tuesday night. Lows in the mid-30s.
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'Vaccine, vaccine': Dolly Parton sings 'Jolene' rewrite before receiving...

'Vaccine, vaccine': Dolly Parton sings 'Jolene' rewrite before receiving first COVID-19 shot

The Grammy-winning singer, actor and humanitarian posted a video on Tuesday of her singing just before getting her vaccine. Read more ...

Changes in COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths will guide state's decisions...

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As New Hampshire officials try to plan for the coming months of the COVID-19 pandemic, they said their decisions will continue to be made based on the available data. Read more ...

Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations

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Biden Says U.S. Will Have Enough Vaccine Supply For All Adults By End Of May

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White House To Withdraw Neera Tanden As Budget Director Nominee

White House To Withdraw Neera Tanden As Budget Director Nominee

President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget was in danger of not being confirmed by the Senate. Read more ...

Tanden withdraws as Biden's budget chief pick

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President Joe Biden is withdrawing Neera Tanden's nomination to be his budget director, Biden said in a statement on Tuesday evening. Tanden faced opposition from at least one... Read more ...

Biden ‘accepts' Neera Tanden's withdrawal after toxic OMB nominee fails to...

Biden ‘accepts' Neera Tanden's withdrawal after toxic OMB nominee fails to win support, promises her administration ‘role' anyway

US President Joe Biden praised Neera Tanden, the controversial nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, and said she'll serve him in some other capacity after... Read more ...

NBA All-Star skills participants: Full lineups for Slam Dunk Contest...

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FBI chief Wray calls Jan. 6 'domestic terrorism'

FBI chief Wray calls Jan. 6 'domestic terrorism'

FBI Director Chris Wray condemned the January riot at the U.S. Capitol as "domestic terrorism" Tuesday as he defended the bureau's handling of intelligence indicating the... Read more ...

Dr. Beth Daly Q&A: Should certain medications be avoided, and future vaccine...

Dr. Beth Daly Q&A: Should certain medications be avoided, and future vaccine development

Dr. Beth Daly answers questions on whether certain medications should be avoided before being vaccinated, and on the future of COVID-19 vaccine development Read more ...