United Center, FanDuel plan to create sportsbook lounge at arena

Online gaming company FanDuel Group and the United Center announced plans Monday to open a FanDuel Sportsbook lounge inside the arena. The venture needs approval from the Illinois Gaming Board. | Nader Issa/Chicago Sun-Times The venture needs approval from the Illinois Gaming Board. Plans include a two-story venue adjacent to the arena’s atrium. Online gaming company… Continue reading United Center, FanDuel plan to create sportsbook lounge at arena

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Chicago wingsuit flier’s scientific know-how boosts airborne passion

Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times The South Loop resident is one of only about 200 people who compete internationally in the sport. There are aspects of the life of South Loop resident Alexey Galda that read a bit like a superhero backstory. Mild-mannered theoretical physicist. Grew up in Siberia. Educated in Moscow and England. Regularly dons a blue… Continue reading Chicago wingsuit flier’s scientific know-how boosts airborne passion

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Justice Department must be aggressive to defend voting rights

President Joe Biden speaks about voting rights at Atlanta University Center Consortium, on the grounds of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University on Jan. 11. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photos The DOJ must use its authority to challenge discriminatory reforms immediately, before the election. The new obstacles must be exposed as the insult that they are,… Continue reading Justice Department must be aggressive to defend voting rights

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‘Stealth Omicron’: More Details on Version of COVID Variant Now Found in Illinois, Wisconsin

A version of the omicron variant dubbed “stealth omicron” is being monitored by scientists and health experts around the world, and has now been detected in both Illinois and in Wisconsin, according to health officials. According to officials at Northwestern University, the first case of the BA.2 omicron subvariant was detected in Illinois Monday. The… Continue reading ‘Stealth Omicron’: More Details on Version of COVID Variant Now Found in Illinois, Wisconsin

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Illinois Reports First Case of ‘Stealth Omicron’ Subvariant BA.2

The first case of the BA.2 omicron subvariant, often called “stealth omicron,” has been detected in Illinois, Northwestern University officials said Monday. The case was discovered by Northwestern Medicine’s Center for Pathogen Genomics and Microbial Evolution (CPGME) over the weekend, according to a news release from university officials. The individual who contracted the variant was tested… Continue reading Illinois Reports First Case of ‘Stealth Omicron’ Subvariant BA.2

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Wordle bought by The New York Times Company for ‘low-seven figures’

(NEXSTAR) – Wordle, a simple game that has gone viral in recent weeks, has been acquired for “an undisclosed price in the low-seven figures” by The New York Times Company, according to a Monday announcement. If you used to watch Lingo on the Game Show Network, then Wordle will seem largely familiar. Created by Josh… Continue reading Wordle bought by The New York Times Company for ‘low-seven figures’

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Off-duty Pasadena fire captain saves woman, dog trapped in burning home on his way to Rams game

An off-duty Pasadena fire captain was on his way to the Rams versus 49ers game on Sunday when he spotted smoke coming from a home and jumped into action. Cpt. William Basulto says he always dreamed of taking his dad and his son to a Rams game. And so, dressed in their lucky Rams attire,… Continue reading Off-duty Pasadena fire captain saves woman, dog trapped in burning home on his way to Rams game

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2022 Public League boys basketball tournament pairings revealed

Clark’s Cordy Johnson (3) moves the ball past Lincoln Park’s Richmond Ware (21). | Kirsten Stickney/For the SUn-Times The city playoffs get started on Wednesday. First round Wednesday, Feb. 2 Mather at Young Prosser at Phillips Marshall at Westinghouse Dyett at Hyde Park Hubbard at Kenwood Lindblom at Farragut Corliss at Brooks Austin at Orr… Continue reading 2022 Public League boys basketball tournament pairings revealed

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Elton John Resumes Tour After COVID Diagnosis; Chicago Concerts to Go On as Planned

Elton John is back on the road and soon will be on his way to Chicago. The legendary musician resumed his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour with a packed performance in North Little Rock, Arkansas, Saturday after a bout with COVID-19 led him to cancel shows in Dallas. Come later this week, John will perform… Continue reading Elton John Resumes Tour After COVID Diagnosis; Chicago Concerts to Go On as Planned

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Chicago Public Schools Shorten Isolation and Quarantine for Students and Staff

Chicago Public Schools will reduce its recommended quarantine and isolation periods beginning Tuesday in alignment with current COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children and staff members who test positive regardless of their vaccination status will need to isolate for five days rather than the previously advised 10 days, according to… Continue reading Chicago Public Schools Shorten Isolation and Quarantine for Students and Staff

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BA.2 Subvariant Known as ‘Stealth Omicron’ Detected in Wisconsin

The new BA.2 omicron subvariant, regularly referred to as “stealth omicron,” has been reported in Wisconsin, according to a Milwaukee County health official. Dr. Ben Weston, chief health policy adviser for Milwaukee County tweeted Monday that BA.2 had been detected in the state, noting it is 1.5 times more transmissible than the original omicron strain… Continue reading BA.2 Subvariant Known as ‘Stealth Omicron’ Detected in Wisconsin

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