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A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers. A ventilator could save their lives. But who gets one when there aren’t enough to go around?

The federal government will pay the costs of calling out the Illinois National Guard, activated by Gov. J.B. Pritzker earlier this month, to assist the state in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. @lynnsweet  reports:

Firefighters found smoke coming from a locked second-floor apartment. Crews broke down the door and rescued a dog and more than 10 cats.

The USNS Comfort is expected to bolster a besieged health care system by treating non-coronavirus patients while hospitals treat people with COVID-19.

Erik Lewis faces a felony count each of hate crime and aggravated battery, the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office said in a statement.

BREAKING: Governor Pritzker announced 461 new cases and 7 additional deaths, including an inmate from Stateville Correctional Center.

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In honor of National Doctors Day, we want to know: What would you like to say to the healthcare workers keeping us safe and healthy during the pandemic?

Yes, Mayor Lori Lightfoot saw the memes of her this weekend. And yes, she enjoyed them as much as we did 😂


A man charged with strangling a 19-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago student in a campus parking garage allegedly became angry and put her into a chokehold when she refused to talk to him or acknowledge his catcalls as she walked back to her car.

BREAKING: Embattled R&B superstar R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County Friday morning, records show.

Not even a little rain could stop these K-Pop stars from delivering an elaborate, explosive and dazzling show that warmed the hearts of the outdoor stadium.

The global pop music phenomenon BTS revealed the name of their new single in a teaser video released Sunday. The song is titled “Boy With Luv” and features another pop artist, reports.

JUST IN: Recreational marijuana will officially be legal Jan. 1 in Illinois after Gov. JB Pritzker signed the bill into law Tuesday morning.

It is with a heavy heart we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert@ebertchicago ) has passed away

The 44-year-old, who went to prison for 12 years as a teenager for murder, became the 20th person to be exonerated based on allegations he was framed by retired Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara.

#BREAKING: Tammy Duckworth gives birth to girl: First senator to have baby while in office, @lynnsweet  reports.

JUST IN: Sources out of Cleveland say #Bulls  Jimmy Butler will push for trade to #Cavaliers 

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Mark your calendars, superfans: tickets go on sale March 1.