6 signs it’s time to quit your job

Millions of workers have left their jobs in recent months. So how do you know if it’s time for you to start looking for a new role?

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Stephanie Grisham doesn’t deserve a pass for shedding light on Melania Trump’s misdeeds

Every word of the forthcoming tell-all by the former White House press secretary and chief of staff to Melania Trump might be true, but don’t forget: Grisham isn’t a light illuminating the Trump administration’s darkness, writes Jill Filipovic. She is one of them, who pushed Trump’s vile messages and left America cracked and perhaps forever… Continue reading Stephanie Grisham doesn’t deserve a pass for shedding light on Melania Trump’s misdeeds

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Why Boston is going to make history Tuesday night

On Tuesday, Boston voters headed to the polls to decide which two candidates in this overwhelmingly Democratic city will move on to the November 2 general election. Which is how it’s been every four years for a very long time.

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Chicago Mayor Introduces Ordinance That Would Allow City to Sue Gang Members

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday introduced a new ordinance that would allow the city to file lawsuits and go after gang members’ assets. The ordinance, which the Chicago Tribune reports could allow fines as high as $10,000 for each offense and give courts the ability to seize “any property that is directly or indirectly… Continue reading Chicago Mayor Introduces Ordinance That Would Allow City to Sue Gang Members

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Norm Macdonald, Comedian and Former ‘SNL’ Cast Member, Dies at 61

Norm Macdonald, an influential comedian known for anchoring the Weekend Update desk on “Saturday Night Live,” has died. The comedian’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra, who was with him at the time of his death Tuesday, said Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade but was determined to keep his… Continue reading Norm Macdonald, Comedian and Former ‘SNL’ Cast Member, Dies at 61

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California Recall Election: What You Need to Know

The California recall election that could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office wraps up Tuesday. Nearly 8 million mail-in ballots — the form of voting most Californians use — already have been returned out of 22 million sent to registered voters. The contest unfolded this summer as the nation’s most populous state saw a surge… Continue reading California Recall Election: What You Need to Know

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Bar operator who admitted bribing Summit officials gets 18 months in drug case

Mariano “Mario” Martinez leaves federal court in Chicago after pleading guilty in 2019 to a heroin charge and admitting in his plea agreement to bribing two Summit officials. | Robert Herguth/Sun-Times file Mariano “Mario” Martinez has ties to the late state Sen. Martin Sandoval and Ald. Edward M. Burke through Rudy Acosta Sr., who was… Continue reading Bar operator who admitted bribing Summit officials gets 18 months in drug case

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Damaging Winds, Hail, Heavy Rain: Severe Weather Possible in Chicago Area Tuesday

The Chicago area could be in for a series of showers and thunderstorms, some of which may become severe, threatening to bring damaging winds, heavy rain and hail to some locations. The storms come as a cold front pushes its way into the region. Showers and storms are expected to develop ahead of the approaching… Continue reading Damaging Winds, Hail, Heavy Rain: Severe Weather Possible in Chicago Area Tuesday

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Connecticut, D.C. Removed From Chicago’s Travel Advisory

Connecticut and the District of Columbia were removed from Chicago’s travel advisory, city officials announced Tuesday, marking the only locations to not be listed under the “orange” category of the travel guidance. Last week, the advisory was updated to include every U.S. state, making Vermont the final location to be added to the city’s warning… Continue reading Connecticut, D.C. Removed From Chicago’s Travel Advisory

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Stimulus Checks and Unemployment Benefits Lowered Poverty in 2020, Census Says

Poverty declined in 2020 by one measure following large amounts of federal aid enacted due to the coronavirus pandemic, including stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment benefits. The so-called supplemental poverty rate, which adds in government assistance to low-income individuals, declined to 9.1% in 2020 from 11.8% in the previous year, according to a Tuesday report… Continue reading Stimulus Checks and Unemployment Benefits Lowered Poverty in 2020, Census Says

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Take a Peak Inside Girl and the Goat Chef Stephanie Izard’s Unique Chicago Home Now For Sale

Chicago’s Girl and the Goat chef Stephanie Izard has put her unique Near West Side home on the market. The TV personality’s 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood is selling for $1.35 million , according to the listing. Here’s a look inside: Izard is a James Beard award-winning chef, who was also named… Continue reading Take a Peak Inside Girl and the Goat Chef Stephanie Izard’s Unique Chicago Home Now For Sale

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2 Exceptions That Will Allow Bank of America Chicago Marathon Runners to Defer to 2022

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has announced two new exceptions that will allow some runners to defer their entries to 2022, if needed in the lead-up to this year’s race. In an update Tuesday, organizers said participants who test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event – meaning on or after Sept.… Continue reading 2 Exceptions That Will Allow Bank of America Chicago Marathon Runners to Defer to 2022

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El Chapo’s safe house to be given away in lottery by Mexico’s government

Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera in January 2016 in Mexico City as he was escorted by Mexican soldiers following his recapture. | Eduardo Verdugo / AP file The cameras that covered every angle of the modest home’s exterior are gone now. The hole under a bathtub leading to escape tunnels? Covered with concrete.… Continue reading El Chapo’s safe house to be given away in lottery by Mexico’s government

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Norm Macdonald, acclaimed comedian and ‘Saturday Night Live’ star, dies at 61

Comic Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host during the 1990s, has died. Macdonald, who was 61, died Tuesday after a nine-year battle with cancer that he kept private, according to Brillstein Entertainment Partners, his management firm in Los Angeles. The son of two schoolteachers raised in… Continue reading Norm Macdonald, acclaimed comedian and ‘Saturday Night Live’ star, dies at 61

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Why is California Gov. Newsom facing recall? Frustration with COVID orders led to election

On a single day last November, two events helped set the course for just the second recall election against a governor in California history: Gov. Gavin Newsom dined with 11 friends and lobbyists at one of the country’s most expensive restaurants as he pleaded with Californians to stay home, while those looking to kick him… Continue reading Why is California Gov. Newsom facing recall? Frustration with COVID orders led to election

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California Republicans push unfounded fraud claims ahead of recall election

California Republicans were trying to contain a fire of their own making a day before voting ends in the recall election against Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, persuading their voters to turn out Tuesday even as party leaders promoted unsubstantiated claims that the race was rigged or compromised by misconduct. Larry Elder, one of the leading Republican… Continue reading California Republicans push unfounded fraud claims ahead of recall election

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After final campaign push from Biden, Californians to decide whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s fate at stake, Californians on Tuesday cast the last of the ballots that will decide whether he continues to lead them or if the nation’s most populous state veers in a more conservative direction amid anger over his actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Newsom, a Democrat who is leading in polls,… Continue reading After final campaign push from Biden, Californians to decide whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

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California’s coronavirus cases are dropping, CDC says

California’s coronavirus transmission rates are dropping, a hopeful sign amid a summer surge fueled by the Delta variant, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state’s coronavirus transmission level has fallen from “high” to “substantial,” the second-highest tier as defined by the CDC. California is now one of… Continue reading California’s coronavirus cases are dropping, CDC says

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Riverside County sheriff says he won’t impose COVID vaccine mandates

As President Biden escalates his administration’s efforts to require Americans to get vaccinated, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco says he will not enforce any vaccine mandates for Sheriff’s Department employees. Describing himself as “the last line of defense from tyrannical government overreach,” Bianco on Monday doubled down on statements he made during a Thursday episode… Continue reading Riverside County sheriff says he won’t impose COVID vaccine mandates

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We’re requiring every employee to get vaccinated — and you should, too

A civilian contractor receives his COVID-19 vaccine on Sept. 9 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The Pentagon has mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for all military service members. | Getty Employers and government agencies have an obligation to do all they can to protect everyone from the devastating effects of COVID-19. As the pandemic continues, our organizations are… Continue reading We’re requiring every employee to get vaccinated — and you should, too

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APD investigating suspicious death after shooting and crash in north Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police are working to figure out what exactly led to a man’s death in north Austin on Tuesday morning. At around 9:20 a.m., Austin Police Department officers responded to the intersection of Cameron Road and Rutherford Lane after reports of a crash. On arrival, they discovered a man with signs of bodily… Continue reading APD investigating suspicious death after shooting and crash in north Austin

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Sergeant files whistleblower lawsuit over order to guard his boss’s Bridgeport home during riots, looting last year

Lawyers Richard Linden, left, and Robert Fioretti are representing Sgt. Marc Vanek in his whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times The police lieutenant, when confronted about his use of cops to guard his home, said “Mind your own f—— business, this is my unit and I will do what I… Continue reading Sergeant files whistleblower lawsuit over order to guard his boss’s Bridgeport home during riots, looting last year

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Travis County Commissioners unanimously pass plan to invest $110 million in supportive housing

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Travis County Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday a proposal to use $110 million in federal relief funds to build housing for people experiencing homelessness. The plan will go toward construction on multiple tiny homes and apartments. Some of that could funnel money into projects like Burleson Village, a community for 700 people in southeast… Continue reading Travis County Commissioners unanimously pass plan to invest $110 million in supportive housing

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Afternoon Edition: Sept. 14, 2021

The Chicago City Council convened Tuesday to consider approving a new contract with the Fraternal Order of Police, among other matters. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times Today’s update is a 5-minute read that will brief you on the day’s biggest stories. Good afternoon. Here’s the latest news you need to know in Chicago. It’s about a 5-minute… Continue reading Afternoon Edition: Sept. 14, 2021

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Federal judge calls for ‘blessing of the governor’ and better solutions to Texas foster care crisis

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A federal judge spent hours questioning and reprimanding Texas officials over an escalating crisis in the state’s foster care system, as hundreds of children are still sleeping in offices and hotels. “I understand you are trying, but it’s not working,” U.S. District Judge Janis Jack told officials at the Texas Department of… Continue reading Federal judge calls for ‘blessing of the governor’ and better solutions to Texas foster care crisis

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Michael Bublé cancels Austin concert after venue unable to expand COVID-19 protocols

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Ticket refunds are now available for fans after singer Michael Bublé canceled his upcoming show in Austin, citing the venue’s unmet requests for more COVID-19 safety protocols. The concert was scheduled for Sept. 20 at the Frank Erwin Center. However, Bublé posted a message on social media Monday, which stated he would… Continue reading Michael Bublé cancels Austin concert after venue unable to expand COVID-19 protocols

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Austin-Travis County could downgrade to Stage 4 COVID-19 guidelines soon — here’s what could hinder that

AUSTIN (KXAN) — While case numbers and hospitalizations are finally creeping down, which could help Austin and Travis County loosen guidelines, health officials are still waiting to see what impact Labor Day weekend had on those metrics. Schools also remain a concern for health leaders. As of Monday, there are 15 pediatric hospitalizations in Austin-Travis… Continue reading Austin-Travis County could downgrade to Stage 4 COVID-19 guidelines soon — here’s what could hinder that

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Texas DPS identifies man who died in southeast Travis County crash Sept. 12

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Jorge Lozano’s name. TRAVIS COUNTY (KXAN) — The Texas Department of Public Safety identified a man Monday who died in a crash just outside the Austin city limits Sept. 12. Texas DPS said Jorge Lozano, 64, of Del Valle was driving a… Continue reading Texas DPS identifies man who died in southeast Travis County crash Sept. 12

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AISD focusing on equity in virtual meetings about long term plans, next potential bond

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Independent School District is hosting virtual conversations in both English and Spanish concerning the next potential bond and the district’s plans for 2022 and beyond. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, AISD officials will host a Spanish-language session with English interpretation from 6-8 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 18, there will be an… Continue reading AISD focusing on equity in virtual meetings about long term plans, next potential bond

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Gardiner apologizes on Council floor for profane, threatening, misogynistic text messages

Ald. James Gardiner spoke on the Chicago City Council floor on Tuesday to apologize to his colleagues. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times “I take full responsibility for my offensive words in those messages,” Gardiner said. “Unfortunately those comments do not reflect my values … I want to make it clear that I have never acted on those… Continue reading Gardiner apologizes on Council floor for profane, threatening, misogynistic text messages

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As War Keeps Poisoning Humanity, Organizing Continues to Be the Antidote

SAN FRANCISCO, USA, Sep 14 (IPS) – Last weekend, U.S. corporate media continued a 20-year repetition compulsion to evade the central role of the USA in causing vast carnage and misery due to the so-called War on Terror. But millions of Americans fervently oppose the military-industrial complex and its extremely immoral nonstop warfare. Read the… Continue reading As War Keeps Poisoning Humanity, Organizing Continues to Be the Antidote

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Food Systems Summits Scientistic Threat

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 14 (IPS) – Timely interventions by civil society, including concerned scientists, have prevented many likely abuses of next week’s UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). The Secretary General (UNSG) must now prevent UN endorsement of what remains of its prime movers’ corporate agenda. Read the full story, “Food Systems Summits Scientistic Threat”,… Continue reading Food Systems Summits Scientistic Threat

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