Illinois | Downstate accounts for 40% of Illinois' new COVID-19 cases, up from 10% three months ago
Downstate Illinois counties see surge in the number of new COVID-19 cases each day.
Business | Arlington Hts. board rejects proposal to convert Grandt's into Mariano's gas stationThe Arlington Heights village board late Monday unanimously turned down a plan to turn a long-standing mom-and-pop gas station into what they feared would become a high-volume fueling station with more traffic.
Education | Districts 211, 15 and 54 to begin school year remotelyFollowing a growing trend, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 and its feeder districts, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 and Palatine Township Elementary District 15, will begin the school year remotely due to increasing COVID-19 cases in the region, officials said Monday.
News | St. Charles Unit District 303 delays start date amid COVID-19 crisisSt. Charles Unit District 303 is expected to push back the first day of school to Aug. 19, allowing additional preparation time and better aligning its calendar with other districts.
News | Glenbard to start school year with all-remote learningGlenbard High School District 87 will start the new school year Aug. 17 with all-remote learning and push back plans for an in-person/hybrid model until Sept. 8, Superintendent David Larson told parents in a letter on Monday.
Education | Remote learning planned for two more elementary districts in Lake CountyCoronavirus spread is prompting two more Lake County elementary districts to reverse course on bringing students back to class.
Politics | Huge fundraising gap illustrates different strategies in 10th Congressional District raceThe candidates for Illinois' 10th Congressional District seat have radically different strategies when it comes to funding their campaigns.
News | Aug. 3 COVID-19 cases per county; search by ZIP codeSince the outbreak began, there have been 89,802 cases in the suburbs as of Monday, 49% of the state's total, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Here's how it breaks down county by county.
News | Teachers union calls for online-only instruction in Elmhurst District 205The teachers union in Elmhurst Unit District 205 is calling for the new academic year to begin with online-only learning, signaling growing resistance to school reopening plans as coronavirus cases in the region continue to climb.
Politics | Without federal relief, state faces big budget cuts, Pritzker warnsGov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that Illinois faces the prospect of having to make deep spending cuts over the rest of the fiscal year if Congress does not pass an economic relief package that helps states make up for the massive loss in revenue they've seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Columns | In Transit: The waiting is the hardest part at driver's facility, but it doesn't have to beWhat's up with the line of masked men and women outside the driver's license facility? Here's how to avoid the worst-case scenario.
White Sox | Reports: 'Field of Dreams' game canceled; White Sox will play in Iowa next seasonThe "Field of Dreams" game between the White Sox and Cardinals scheduled Aug. 13 has reportedly been canceled. The Sox are expected to return to Iowa for the game in 2021.
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