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Chicago Weather: Winter storm dumps 1 to 8 inches of snow, ice, rain, creating traffic problems

Chicago Weather: Winter storm dumps 1 to 8 inches of snow, ice, rain, creating traffic problems

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy , , , , and Alexis McAdams WESTERN SPRINGS, Ill. (WLS) -- The season's first major winter storm dumped several inches of snow and some freezing rain, making travel treacherous across the Chicago area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.Snow overspread northern Illinois late Tuesday afternoon and piled up quickly in the suburbs as snow fell at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour in some areas.As of 9 p.m., Carol Stream reported 4.5 inches, Elburn 4.2 inches, Aurora 3.6 inches, Naperville 3.5 inches, Romeoville 3.2 inches, and Elk Grove Village 3 inches.The...

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December 30, 2020
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Tinley Park teenager dies from COVID-19 days after diagnosis; family plans funeral

Tinley Park teenager dies from COVID-19 days after diagnosis; family plans funeral

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and Alexis McAdams TINLEY PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- Sarah Simental was supposed to graduate from Lincoln Way East in Frankfort in a few months, instead her family is planning her funeral.The normally healthy teen died from COVID-19 the day after Christmas."I took her to get tested on that Saturday morning and by Saturday night she was positive but she kept adding on new symptoms," said her mother, Deborah Simental.Her mother said she replays the tragic timeline of the last week."There was vomiting, and that she was getting the chills, and the body aches," said...

December 29, 2020
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COVID vaccine Illinois: Chicago hospitals awaiting 1st doses of COVID vaccine

COVID vaccine Illinois: Chicago hospitals awaiting 1st doses of COVID vaccine

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy , and CHICAGO (WLS) -- The first shipments of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Illinois. Deliveries are expected at various hospitals and other cold-storage facilities between now and Wednesday.Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted photos of the vaccine's arrival in Chicago late Monday night. The first healthcare workers in the city of Chicago will get vaccinated Tuesday morning at Loretto Hospital on the city's West Side, officials said.Tomorrow the first Chicagoans will be vaccinated. This is a moment for history and a moment of hope. — Mayor Lori Lightfoot...

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December 14, 2020
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Chicago mom says she was kicked off Southwest Airlines flight because son, 2, wouldn't keep mask on | abc7chicago.com

Chicago mom says she was kicked off Southwest Airlines flight because son, 2, wouldn't keep mask on | abc7chicago.com

By Monday, September 14, 2020 11:07PM CTJodi Degyansky says her 2-year-old son was eating snacks on the plane before it took off Saturday from Florida to Midway Airport.CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago mother said she and her toddler son were kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight because he wasn't wearing a mask.Jodi Degyansky said her 2-year-old son was eating snacks on the plane before it took off Saturday from Florida to Midway Airport.The incident was partially captured on cell phone video, which begins when a Fort Meyers Airport gate agent is already asking Degyansky and her son to leave...

September 18, 2020
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Temporary shared streets program expands to 10 more Chicago neighborhoods

Temporary shared streets program expands to 10 more Chicago neighborhoods

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago has expanded its outdoor dining program as additional neighborhood corridors were closed to traffic to allow for increased outdoor capacity for local businesses this weekend.Tucked away in the city's Lower West Side, restaurant dining is back. Locked between police barriers on a short stretch of south Oakley Avenue, checked cloths drape the tables, and waiters dote on their diners in the middle of the street."I've been waiting for this for years," Paddy O'Reilly said. "I'm glad we're here. ... It's good to be out."Other customers...

July 11, 2020
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Coronavirus Indiana: Reopening paused as COVID-19 cases surpass 45K with 2,456 deaths

Coronavirus Indiana: Reopening paused as COVID-19 cases surpass 45K with 2,456 deaths

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out'Mask Up Hoosiers' campaign beginsBy and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WHITING, Ind. (WLS) -- Indiana officials are pausing the state's reopening, as they announced 371 new COVID-19 cases and 8 additional deaths on Wednesday.In total, 45,952 positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Indiana, including 2,456 deaths. There have been 489,716 tests conducted, with a 9.4% positivity rate.Gov. Eric Holcomb said Wednesday the state could expect a temporary pause in increasing capacity at restaurants, bars and entertainment venues because the number of COVID-19...

July 1, 2020
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Illinois coronavirus: DuPage County mayors ask governor for extended stay-at-home order exemption to reopen businesses

Illinois coronavirus: DuPage County mayors ask governor for extended stay-at-home order exemption to reopen businesses

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A coalition of mayors from DuPage County have written a letter to Governor JB Pritzker asking to be exempted from the extended stay-at-home order and reopen businesses.There's a skeleton crew staffing the chef-owned restaurant Allegory In Naperville, running the place on bare bones.RELATED: "Sales are down 75 to 80 percent depending on the week," said chef and owner Chris Mason.They've kept the burners lit and the doors somewhat open through the unsteady pace of curbside pickup. But it's not nearly enough."We've been devastated to the...

April 30, 2020
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