Politics | State records 1,529 more COVID-19 cases, 82 more deaths, but there's a 'glimmer of hope'
A total of 1,529 more Illinoisans tested positive for COVID-19 with a single-day record of 82 deaths, but within those grim statistics are some "glimmers of hope" the state may be nearing a peak, health experts said Wednesday.
Lake County | Seeing gloves on the ground? That's a health risk -- because someone has to pick them up.Improperly discarded masks and gloves are an unintended consequence -- and a community health risk -- of people trying to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
News | Aurora mayor, police leaders tell their COVID-19 tales, so people take it seriouslyNow that they are on the mend, three top Aurora city leaders took to social media Wednesday to detail their experiences being sick with COVID-19.
News | Why coronavirus is infecting, killing blacks at an alarming rateAfrican Americans are more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 due to preexisting health problems and dying from it, national and state data shows.
Crime | After home invasion, Arlington Heights homeowner thanks communityThe Arlington Heights homeowner who authorities say fought off one would-be robber Saturday and fatally shot another in self-defense wrote a heartfelt Facebook post thanking the community and police for an outpouring of support.
News | 'Full circle': McCormick Place turns into field hospital a century after namesake survived flu pandemicAs McCormick Place becomes a makeshift hospital for coronavirus patients, historians are remembering the convention center's namesake and his link to another global contagion.
Business | Suburban companies stepping up to meet demand for ventilatorsTech companies in Arlington Heights and Bartlett are among those in the suburbs contributing their expertise to General Motors' stepped-up efforts to manufacture ventilators on its repurposed assembly lines.
Politics | April 8 breakdown of suburban COVID-19 cases by county, and some townsSuburban COVID-19 cases and deaths by county, and some towns, on April 8, plus where to find out more.
News | Two weeks after COVID-19 diagnosis, Mundelein mayor says he's symptom-freeSome two weeks after becoming the first Northwest suburban mayor to reveal a COVID-19 diagnosis, Mundelein's Steve Lentz on Wednesday said he's back to feeling normal.
News | Their Life's Work: How a yoga studio, consignment shop, martial arts club adapt during the pandemicThe Daily Herald's series of stories about how suburban small businesses are fighting to stay alive looks at a yoga studio, a consignment shop and a martial arts facility.
Cook County | Preckwinkle self-isolating after security staffer tests positive for COVID-19Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will self-isolate until the end of the day Friday, after a member of her security detail tested positive for COVID-19, she announced Wednesday morning.
Politics | What's next for local Sanders supporters with no Bernie?Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign, leaving his ardent supporters with a choice.
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