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Coronavirus

The latest news about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 with a focus on its impact on Chicago and Illinois.

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Loyola scales back plans for reopening campus this fall, will move most classes online

In-person courses this fall will be limited to labs, experiential learning classes and research, according to an email sent to students and faculty Monday.

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Ald. Carrie Austin reveals she tested positive for the coronavirus

The City Council’s second-most-senior member is the highest ranking city of Chicago official known to have tested positive for COVID-19

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Status of Summer: What Chicago festivals, events are canceled, postponed, moved online

Here’s the latest updates on this year’s changing entertainment landscape.

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Tracking the coronavirus in Illinois

This dashboard tracks the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, and its impact on the state of Illinois.

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Chicago marathon canceled because of the coronavirus

Organizers and city officials cite the challenges of staging a large-scale event during the pandemic.

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Lightfoot to do what’s needed to stop ‘uptick’ in coronavirus cases among young people

As for again banning inside dining at bars and restaurants, the mayor said: "I’m not gonna take anything off the table. ... We’re not gonna hesitate to take the steps that are necessary if we continue to see a rise in that number."

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Cubs’ manager David Ross delayed; coach Tommy Hottovy ‘exhausted’ but much better

Nearly a month after he finally tested negative for COVID-19, Hottovy is still on the comeback trail. Ross was unable to participate in Monday’s workout as he waited for a test result that eventually came back negative.

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Coronavirus live blog, July 12, 2020: Illinois daily COVID-19 case tally drops below 1,000 after recent rise

Here’s what we know today about how COVID-19 is impacting Chicago and Illinois.

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Illinois drops under 1,000 new coronavirus cases, records 20 more deaths

Since the outbreak, the state has documented 153,916 cases in all 102 of the state’s counties and 7,187 deaths.

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Donald Trump’s deadly reelection strategy

Mark Urquiza died of COVID-19 two weeks ago. His mistake, says his daughter, was to listen to the president and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.

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As coronavirus rages in US, New York guards against another rise

While New York has been gradually reopening, it also has been quietly preparing to handle another surge if it comes.

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Strip clubs now offering a more teasing experience, with social distancing and face masks

Gentlemen’s clubs were allowed to reopen June 26 as part of Phase 4.

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DeVos downplays risks of return to schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos asserted that "there’s nothing in the data that suggests that kids being in school is in any way dangerous," which public health experts contradicted.

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Coronavirus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

Public health experts are urging a more cautious approach, which many local governments and school districts are already pursuing.

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Day after day after day after day after day

A brief review of our present deeply strange national moment: blessed and bored, hopeful and helpless.

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Coronavirus surge in Eastern Europe prompts new restrictions

The new restrictions come as the World Health Organization reports that daily global infections hit over 228,000 last week, and the U.S. confirmed over 66,600 new cases on Friday, another record, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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Trump wears a mask in public for first time during pandemic to visit military hospital

President Trump, who for so long during the coronavirus pandemic refused to wear a mask in public, wears on Saturday as he visited Walter Reed Medical Center.

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Coronavirus live blog, July 11, 2020: Illinois tops more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for 3rd straight day 

This is what we learned on how COVID-19 is impacting Chicago and Illinois.

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Long lines for COVID tests nationwide, stressed labs delay results as demand spikes

From Florida to California, large and small labs running 24/7 can’t process samples quickly enough from millions of Americans tested every week.

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Live map of coronavirus cases by zip code

Track the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases by zip code with this state map, updated daily with public health department data.

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Live map of Illinois coronavirus cases

Track the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state with this state map, updated daily with public health department data.

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Latest global coronavirus cases and deaths

Keep track of coronavirus cases around the world, including recoveries and deaths.

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Live map of U.S. coronavirus cases by county

Keep track of coronavirus cases across the country, broken down by county.

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No free Slurpees at 7-Eleven on 7-11 this year because of coronavirus

The pandemic has taken away another summertime tradition in the U.S.: There will be no free Slurpees at 7-Elevens on Saturday — July 11 — to hail a date that doubles as an abbreviation of the convenience store’s name.

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Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

"It’s consistently picking up. And it’s picking up at the time you’d expect it to," said William Hanage, a Harvard University infectious diseases researcher.

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Pandemic, racism compound worries about Black suicide rate

Mental health advocates are calling for more specialized federal attention on Black suicides, including research funding.

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Dozens of US Marines in Japan’s Okinawa get coronavirus

Okinawa prefectural officials said they could say only that a "few dozen" cases had been found recently because the U.S. military asked that the exact figure not be released.

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Coronavirus live blog, July 10, 2020: Cashing in on COVID-19 billions despite Medicare fraud, millions in settlements

This is what we learned on how COVID-19 is impacting Chicago and Illinois.

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Black health, well-being were struck a brutal double blow by coronavirus, George Floyd death

The pandemic has made it even more difficult to manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure — which disproportionately affect Black people

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Illinois sees most new coronavirus cases since early June

Another 25 people have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, according to new figures released by the Illinois Department of Public Health, raising the state’s pandemic death toll to 7,144.

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COVID-19 in Chicago: numbers stable, 18- to 29-year-olds now have most daily cases

Chicago’s health commissioner says the overall number of coronavirus cases in the city remains stable despite a rise in cases elsewhere in the country.

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Baby, don’t you wanna watch? Stars sing ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ to aid local artists

Dozens of artists with local roots — including Jim Belushi, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Keegan-Michael Key — belt out the blues classic on a new video.

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Cashing in on COVID-19 billions despite Medicare fraud, millions in settlements

Chicago-based hospital giant CommonSpirit Health got $1.9B in federal loans, $718M in grants. That was after paying $80M over a decade for federal violations.

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As coronavirus surges in Republican territory, so does rage over masks

Health officials recommend mask wearing to prevent coronavirus spread, but many politicians decry limiting rights of individuals.

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Catholic Church lobbied for taxpayer funds, got $1.4B: AP

The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid.

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United, pilots reach tentative furlough deal

The agreement would encourage volunteers to quit flying, reducing the number of forced job losses.