Heightened unrest in Philadelphia after Black man's killing
A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of a Black man following two nights of protests that set off clashes with police and break-ins of stores on the other side of the city.
Biden vows not to make 'false promises' about pandemicJoe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign "on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch," pledging instead to prioritize science, while President Donald Trump used the race's final days keeping a whirlwind schedule aimed at focusing on anything but the coronavirus.
Hurricane Zeta speeds toward a storm-weary LouisianaHurricane Zeta was speeding toward storm-weary Louisiana and intensifying, with landfall expected as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday afternoon. New Orleans, where a pump system failure raised flood risks, was squarely in its way.
Anxiety 2020: Voters worry about safety at the pollsAmericans aren't accustomed to worrying about violence or safety ahead of an election. It's a luxury afforded by years of largely peaceful voting, a recent history of fairly orderly displays of democracy. But after months filled with disease, disruption and unrest, Americans are worried that Election Day could become a flashpoint.
Social media CEOs get earful on bias, warning of new limitsWith next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms -- and were warned of coming restrictions from Congress.
'We need you': Republican hunts for new voters in Trump territoryPresident Donald Trump's campaign has a bold theory for how he will win reelection: It can tap a universe of millions of supporters who did not vote for him in 2016 but will do so this time.
Divided Belgium among Europe's worst virus hot spotsSmall, yet so divided, Belgium has been hit hard again by the pandemic, and now presents some of the most worrying statistics in a continent reeling under a coronavirus resurgence.
Maskless pope blames 'this lady called COVID' for distancePope Francis has blamed "this lady called COVID" for forcing him to keep his distance again from the faithful during his general audience, which was far smaller than usual amid soaring coronavirus infections in Italy.
Germany heads into November 'lockdown light' to slow virusAlarmed by the steady rise in new coronavirus cases, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing governors of the country's 16 states to agree to a partial lockdown Wednesday that could include further restrictions on public gatherings and the closure of bars and restaurants.
Pompeo brings anti-China roadshow to Indian Ocean islandsU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday brought the Trump administration's anti-China campaign to two Indian Ocean island nations considered particularly at risk for what American officials allege is Chinese exploitation. In one significant step, Pompeo announced that the United States would for the first time open an embassy in the Maldives.
Satellite photos show construction at Iran nuclear siteIran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility, satellite images released Wednesday show, just as the U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged Tehran is building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly plant after its last one exploded in a reported sabotage attack last summer.
Israel looks to far-right figure to head Holocaust memorialIsrael plans to nominate a far-right former general and Cabinet minister who once called for the expulsion of Palestinians from the West Bank to head the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial
IHSA says basketball season will go on as expectedDefying an order issued Tuesday by Gov J.B. Pritzker that the basketball season be put on hold due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois High School Association's board of directors Wednesday said the season will go on as scheduled.
- 8:47 PMIHSA says basketball season will go on as expected
- 8:25 PMHurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast with rain, wind, outages
- 8:04 PMJudge allows John Hinckley to publicly display his artwork
- 8:03 PMWatch Waukegan police video: Only moments before, after Black couple were shot are captured
- 7:56 PMLibertyville mayor: We won't enforce state ban on indoor dining
- 7:50 PMAddison teachers rally for remote learning
- 7:40 PMPandemic politics: Biden shuns 'false promises' of fast fix
More Suburban News
- WheatonDuPage sheriff investigating whether on-duty deputy ate inside restaurant
- GenevaState asks for Appellate Court to reverse decision by judge regarding indoor dining ban
- Elk Grove VillagePlans for two new hotels in Elk Grove Village hampered by pandemic
- PalatineDrive-through winter farmers market in Palatine means more vendors
- GrayslakeBush, Kasperski differ on governor's response to COVID-19
- LibertyvilleBack to square one for Libertyville Bakers Square site
- EducationCrystal Lake District 47 to return to remote learning
- Buffalo GroveBuffalo Grove planning reconstruction of Bernard Drive
- LibertyvilleIlluminated trails to open Sunday at two Lake County preserves
- DuPage CountyDuPage court clerk candidates make their case
- Cook CountyRepublican O'Brien outraises Democrat Foxx in Cook state's attorney race
- NapervilleFormer Naperville parks director remembered as 'iconic figure'
- WaukeganWatch Waukegan police video: Only moments before, after Black couple were shot are captured
- LibertyvilleLibertyville mayor: We won't enforce state ban on indoor dining
- AddisonAddison teachers rally for remote learning
A lot of suburbanites voted early at many locations in The Week in Pictures photo gallery for October 17-23, 2020.
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