Biden ordering stopgap help as talks start on big aid plan
President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Friday to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans while Congress begins to consider his much larger $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra dosesFortune struck one man in the bakery aisle at the supermarket. Two others were working the night shift at a Subway sandwich shop. Yet another was plucked from a list of 15,000 hopefuls.
Trump impeachment trial will begin Feb. 8, Schumer now saysOpening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump on the charge of incitement of insurrection for the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8.
Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chiefLloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation's first Black secretary of defense.
Guard troops head home after helping secure Biden inauguralAfter President Joe Biden's inauguration went off with only a handful of minor arrests and incidents, more than 15,000 National Guard members are preparing to leave Washington, D.C., and head home.
O'Hare now No. 2 busiest airport as COVID-19 takes toll on aviationHartsfield-Jackson International Airport has pushed O'Hare International Airport into second place for nation's busiest airport.
Islamic State claims deadly and rare twin blasts in BaghdadThe Islamic State claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, killing 32 people and wounding dozens.
2 films offer 2 tales ahead of Wuhan lockdown anniversaryTwo new films about Wuhan were released Friday, the eve of the anniversary of the start of a 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. How they were released and who their audiences are stand in stark contrast.
Russia welcomes U.S. proposal to extend nuclear treatyThe Kremlin on Friday welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden's proposal to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, which is set to expire in less than two weeks.
Shanghai outbreak prompts 2 hospital lockdownsShanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China's best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases.
In Russia, effort underway to curb upcoming Navalny protestsAuthorities in Russia have taken elaborate measures to curb protests against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, planned by his supporters for Saturday
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- 8:18 PMThousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirus
- 7:55 PMFour-week quarantine contains virus outbreak at Lake County jail
- 7:35 PMBarrington High will have full in-person learning starting Monday
- 7:30 PMVIRUS TODAY: Barriers slow efforts to vaccinate immigrants
- 7:27 PMAaron lauded for grace amid racism during home run pursuit
- 7:18 PMNo charges against Indianapolis police in Black man's death
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- Hampshire2nd victim in Burlington Township crash dies
- Buffalo GroveBuffalo Grove trustee candidate Magati stays on ballot
- EducationBarrington High will have full in-person learning starting Monday
- CrimeCommission suspends license of Glenview attorney accused of sex assaults
- McHenry CountyFather of murdered 5-year-old AJ Freund disbarred after guilty plea
- PoliticsRepublican slate to appeal removal from Maine Township ballot
- PalatinePalatine wants to extend life of downtown TIF district for public projects
- NewsFremd High School principal moving to District 211's main office
- Deer ParkDeer Park lifts ban on beehives
- Downers GroveDowners Grove moving ahead with drainage improvement project
- Vernon HillsIce is never 100% safe, firefighters warn
- Round LakeTwo suspects from attempted ATM theft in Round Lake remain at large
- Round Lake BeachRound Lake Beach man who died in accident Wednesday identified
- Mount ProspectResidents want thin blue line removed from Mount Prospect police patch
- Rolling MeadowsNew restaurants opening, as others close in Rolling Meadows
Eagle watching, skating and golf in the snow were a part of what Daily Herald photographers found in the Chicago suburbs and present to you here in The Week in Pictures photo gallery for January 8-15, 2021.
The cold weather helped us make beautiful photos for The Week in Pictures photo gallery for January 2-8, 2021.