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More than 1,000 current CDC workers have signed a letter calling for the agency to address “ongoing and recurring acts of racism and discrimination” against Black employees.

At least 65,000 absentee and mail-in ballots were rejected this year for arriving late, according to an @NPR  analysis. While it’s a relatively small number, those votes could prove crucial in a close election.

Researchers say airborne transmission is possible, but it’s unclear how much it contributes to the spread of COVID-19. Here’s how to lower your risks, just in case 👇

“Systemic racism is not just a concept perpetrated outside these walls,” reads a letter signed by more than 1,000 current employees. “It is a crushing reality for people of color in their daily lived experiences here at CDC.”

Loyola administration said they will still provide in-person instruction to international students after ICE said last week all international students must take at least one partially in-person class to remain in the country during the fall semester.

Illinois public health officials today announced 883 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total to 154,799 confirmed cases. The state's 7-day average case positivity rate is 3%.

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To minimize the risk of airborne transmission, experts say you should: 🗣️ Face away from people when you talk 😷 Wear your mask properly 📏 Keep a buffer of personal space

Young people are driving the increase in coronavirus cases, with 30% of new Chicago cases coming from those 18 to 29 years old.

Eric Klinenberg, author of “Heat Wave,” talks to @WBEZmorning  about the summer of ’95 and the lessons learned as we confront the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chicago is rethinking a city program that seizes cars for infractions like littering or playing music too loudly — often putting drivers thousands of dollars in debt.

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Right now seems like a good time to remember that a Haitian is widely considered to be the founder of Chicago.

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Chicago police plan to arrest teens on “drug corners” this week to help reduce an expected spike in gun violence during the July 4th weekend. Critics say the preemptive move will only worsen relations with police in some areas of the city.

One Chicago hospital found that paying rent for homeless patients who frequent the ER improves health and saves money.

"Hannity" viewers are 30% more likely to have COVID-19 than viewers of other Fox News shows. A new study stays that's related to how the host downplayed the coronavirus in the early weeks of the pandemic.

With racial injustice at the center of the national conversation, WBEZ and @city_bureau  present a new analysis on how much banks and other lenders invest in Chicago’s white, black and Latino neighborhoods.

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The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected an effort to force the destruction of thousands of old police complaint records — a victory to police accountability advocates who say the files can help identify patterns of abuse.

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