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Life expectancy in Chicago in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic fell for almost two years This was announced by the city health department. The agency said this was one of the sharpest reductions in one-year life expectancy on record, as well as the steepest decline for blacks and Hispanics in Chicago, with the numbers driven by COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Chicago Teachers’ Union officials said the lifting of the universal mask-wearing requirement in Chicago public schools last month violated their COVID-19 safety agreement by canceling a key principle of the plan without resuming collective bargaining.

The state health department said three Illinois children developed suspected severe hepatitis potentially linked to a strain of adenovirus – joining a number of other children from across the country with the mysterious illness.

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“These are not random decisions.” The changing dynamics of crime and politics have a wide impact on state government.

When a group of Democratic senators joined the Republicans last month in rejecting two nominations of Governor J. B. Pritzker for the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, it was clear that crime had become such a big problem in this year’s election that it even caused some internal divisions. the governor’s own political party.

How the little-known government board became flashpoint for disputes also demonstrates how much has changed in politics and crime in just a few short years. For groups like the Prisoner Review Board, those who have served on it say this means that often the nuances of decisions to release men and women from prison are reduced to nothing more than political topics for discussion.

Former Crestwood mayor sentenced to year in federal prison for bribery with a red light camera

Former Crestwood mayor Louis Presta was sentenced to a year in federal prison after he was caught on a classified FBI video accepting a $5,000 bribe from an executive of a red-light camera company. Presta, 72, resigned in November after pleading guilty to charges of bribery, misconduct and filing false tax returns.

“Crestwood’s image is tarnished when the mayor takes a bribe to lure anyone passing through the city for red light camera tickets,” U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin said. “I don’t know how many of those fines were unjustified. But it hurts people when they have to pay for tickets that might not have been written otherwise.”

With High School Principal Whitney Young retiring after 27 years on the job, this job could be CPS’s most in-demand job.

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Principal Joyce Kenner envisions his successor as someone who will commit to running the school with selective enrollment for several years, attend most student events, and have an open door policy. According to her, this person should not have dollar signs in their eyes.

Work can be Most in-demand position in Chicago Public Schools this summer, Near Westside is ranked among the best high schools in the country.

Should GM Ryan Poles bargain? 4 questions to the Bears ahead of the NFL Draft.

The NFL Draft starts Thursday night, and hell, the Chicago Bears have a rebuilding job ahead of them. But without a first-round pick and with just six options to work with, new general manager Ryan Poles can’t help but work.

As the draft approaches, our Bears writing team is weighing four hot topics.

Bob Chinn, whose Wheeling crab house attracts seafood lovers, has died at the age of 99.

Bob Chinn’s huge crab house on Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling has been crowded with thousands of visitors over the years and was once among the top restaurants in the country in terms of sales. Chinn, 99 died of natural causes April 15 at his home in Northbrook,” said his daughter, Marilyn Chinn LeTourneau.

The restaurant is still known for its party atmosphere, with noise levels “equal to a big McCormick Place exit,” wrote the Tribune in 1993.

“I like a lot of energy, a lot of excitement,” Chinn told the Tribune in 1993. “In our restaurant, people like to watch people.”