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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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.