Chicago

Holidays, COVID-19 put high demand on food pantries

At the Lakeview Pantry which has been around for 50 years on the North Side, demand is 200 percent over what it is during a normal November, according to Kathryn Lyons, Chief Development Director.
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Aerospace factory makes COVID-killing robots

Xenex Disinfecting Services Inc. and Astronics Corporation are joining forces to build a fleet of LightStrike Coronavirus-Killing Robots. They are being assembled in Astronics’ Waukegan plant, which employs about 300 people.
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Chicago suburb considering ban on beer pong, other drinking games

Evanston is considering a ban on drinking games like beer pong on private property, but first is asking Northwestern University to intervene.
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Ex-Journey and Chicago members team up with Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus in new band, The Rise Above

Former Journey drummer and backing singer Deen Castronovo and ex-Chicago singer/bassist Jason Scheff have joined forces with bassist Jay DeMarcus of the superstar country trio Rascal Flatts in a new cross-genre band called The Rise Above.
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Alleged price-gouger sold $5 masks for $19.95: Feds

The owner of a Skokie-based medical supply company is accused of price-gouging as he sold face masks to people during the pandemic. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports.
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No joke: Legendary improv theater The Second City is up for sale

The legendary comedy brand and its theaters in Chicago and Toronto have launched countless careers, including those of John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Tina Fey, and is known partly for being a pipeline to “Saturday Night Live.”
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'Doc, Thank You for Not Giving Up on Me': COVID Patient Gets Double Lung Transplant

It is believed to be the first double-lung transplant in the United States involving a patient with COVID-19, and doctors at Northwestern say they are hopeful the recipient will make a full recovery. Read more now.
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Mother of 3 Dies of Coronavirus Less Than a Week After Giving Birth

A mother died of COVID-19 less than a week after welcoming her third child. The woman from Chicago worked as a postal carrier for two years.
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Chicago Man Rents Out Theater to Propose to Girlfriend

(B96) Dominic Mendicino surprised his now-fiancé with the engagement of a lifetime. "I was filming for a year-and-a-half," he told B96, which doesn't include the countless hours he dedicated to editing the video. And then, there's executing the whole surprise without Giana finding out. On October...
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LOOK: Surprising Stats and Facts - St. Patrick's Day 2018 By the Numbers

We've broken down some of the most surprising statistics about St. Patrick's Day 2018.
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