Tricky Halloween: Candy in driveways, no haunted houses or costume party crowds — face coverings AND masks? 

A young trick-or-treater gets a push through the West Loop neighborhood in October 2019. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times “Try to be creative this holiday season. Challenge yourself and your kids on how you can celebrate these holidays as safely as possible,” said Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. With the COVID-19 pandemic still haunting Illinois […]

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Biden releases 2019 tax returns before debate, calls for Trump to release his

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign on Tuesday released 2019 tax returns for Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, calling on President Trump to release his own, hours before Biden and Trump are set to face off in the first presidential debate. It marked the latest jab in a heated battle between the two campaigns. […]

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Jimmy Butler is a perfect fit in Miami, and there’s the rub for Lakers, Clippers

The Clippers and the Lakers built their summers of 2019 around the pursuit of stars, the Clippers landing free agency’s biggest get, signing Kawhi Leonard while dealing for Paul George. The Lakers pushed their chips all-in on Anthony Davis and spent those early days of free agency getting dragged along by Leonard, their top priority […]

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Immigrants Say They Were Pressured Into Unneeded Surgeries

Wendy Dowe was startled awake early one morning in January 2019, when guards called her out of her cellblock in the Irwin County immigration detention center in rural Georgia, where she had been held for four months. She would be having surgery that day, they said. Still groggy, the 48-year-old immigrant from Jamaica, who had […]

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Meet the Biggest Prankster in Baseball: Yankees G.M. Brian Cashman

Before Game 2 of the 2019 American League Championship Series last October, the Yankees’ third-base coach, Phil Nevin, was sitting at a table in the visiting team’s food room at Minute Maid Park. A clubhouse attendant appeared and told Nevin he had a visitor waiting in the hallway: Alex Cintron, the hitting coach of the […]

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Chargers have a dismal record in games decided by a touchdown or less

The Chargers’ inability to win close games continues to haunt them. Dating to the 2019 opener — an overtime victory over Indianapolis — they are 3-11 in games decided by one score. So far this season, they beat Cincinnati when the Bengals missed a field goal as time expired, lost in overtime to Kansas City […]

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Billionaire bond manager Gundlach suggests he could leave California over taxes

© Reuters. Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital LP, presents during the 2019 Sohn Investment Conference in New York By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) – Billionaire bond fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach suggested in a Twitter post late Saturday that he may move from California to a lower-tax state if Sacramento raises taxes on the wealthy. […]

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Growth and learning key for new Wolves coach Ryan Warsofsky

Ryan Warsofsky raises the Calder Cup in 2019. | Courtesy of the Wolves Now only 32, Warsofsky is already preparing for his second season as an AHL head coach. New Wolves coach Ryan Warsofsky grew up next to George and Myrna Sullivan in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The Sullivans, now deceased, were a big part of Warsofsky’s […]

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Ray J Fears He Made A ‘Mistake’ By Filing For Divorce From Princess Love — Watch

Ray J and Princess Love married in Aug. 2016, but have been facing ups and downs since Nov. 2019. (Photo Credit: Faye Sadou/MediaPunch /IPX) “When you’re in your own relationship, sometimes, you know, sometimes you do things spontaneously, sometimes you move too fast, sometimes you make mistakes, you know what I mean?,” Ray J explained. […]

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Why the Kings are lending some of their top prospects to European clubs

Alex Turcotte’s first day as a professional was the Kings’ last of a pandemic-shortened season. The No. 5 pick in the 2019 draft, Turcotte turned pro after a lone college season at Wisconsin and signed his entry level contract March 11. Less than 24 hours later, he arrived at the Kings’ El Segundo practice facility […]

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8 Times Jessica Simpson Heated Up IG With Sexy Pics After 100 Lb. Weight Loss: Daisy Dukes & More

After the birth of her third child in 2019, Jessica Simpson dropped major lbs. — and she’s been showing it off with sizzling Instagram pics ever since. Jessica Simpson has been open about her struggles with her fluctuating weight. However, these days, she’s healthier and fitter than ever, and it’s all thanks to a steady […]

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Less than 1 million gay couple households in US in 2019

In 2019, there were slightly fewer than 1 million same-sex couple households in the U.S., and a majority of those couples were married By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press September 17, 2020, 3:25 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ORLANDO, Fla. — In 2019, there were slightly fewer than 1 […]

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Less than 1 million gay couple households in U.S. in 2019

In 2019, there were slightly less than 1 million same-sex couple households in the U.S., and a majority of those couples were married, according to new figures the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday. Of the 980,000 same-sex couple households, 58% were married couples and 42% were unmarried partners, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community […]

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Poverty rate hits historic low, household income increases in 2019: Census

The Census Bureau reported on Tuesday that the U.S. poverty rate in 2019 hit a record low of 10.5 percent, with 4.2 million fewer impoverished people than in the previous year. Data also showed historic lows in Hispanic (15.7%) and Black (18.8%) poverty rates just months before a presidential election in which both sides are seeking to appeal […]

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While income in the US rose in 2019, so did the uninsured

In 2019 median household income in the U.S. was the highest ever on record By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press September 15, 2020, 7:55 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ORLANDO, Fla. — In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic hit and the U.S. economy crashed, median household income was the […]

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Drew Barrymore on her new talk show: ‘The rule book is on fire’

In August 2019, Drew Barrymore shot an audition tape for a hoped-for talk show in front of a live studio audience. Thirteen months and one pandemic later, “The Drew Barrymore Show” premieres Monday, with Barrymore taking center stage in her studio — and interacting with a virtual audience vis a vis COVID-19 protocols. “There’s really […]

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Big Ten presidents to discuss starting football: source

In this June 4, 2019 photo, Kevin Warren talks to reporters after being named Big Ten Conference Commissioner during a news conference in Rosemont, Ill. | Charles Rex Arbogast/AP The Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a football season — maybe as soon as late October — though […]

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2 Cook County judges, indicted Ald. Ed Burke, 3 retired judges partnered in investment club

Ald. Edward M. Burke (14th) enters the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Jan. 3, 2019, after being charged. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Sun-Times file Judge Michael Toomin presides over the juvenile justice division and is running for retention in November. Judge James Shapiro hears family law cases. Two sitting Cook County circuit judges and three […]

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COPA improperly ended some police misconduct investigations: OIG

Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson on April 11, 2019. | Sun-Times Media The Office of the Inspector General issued its advisory findings Thursday, saying that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability’s practice of “administratively terminating” misconduct complaints “is ill-defined and frequently misapplied.” The city’s internal watchdog has found the agency that investigates misconduct by Chicago […]

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Tyrod Taylor ready to start Chargers’ hopeful march to playoff spot

He signed a two-year contract in March of 2019 to join a team with a starting quarterback expected to last at least two more years. Tyrod Taylor walked into his introductory news conference two days later and announced he would do whatever was asked of him to help make the Chargers better. “I didn’t think […]

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AFC West preview: Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs will be tough to topple

Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press) Advertisement 2019 | 5-11, 4th in West Last year in playoffs | 2018 WHAT HAPPENED LAST SEASON A year after finishing 12-4, the Chargers took a big step backward. They went 5-11 with nine of those losses coming by a touchdown or less. The […]

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AFC South preview: Titans poised to build off strong playoff run

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. (Brett Coomer / Associated Press) Advertisement 2019 | 10-6, 1st in South Last year in playoffs | 2019 WHAT HAPPENED LAST SEASON The 2019 Texans followed an interesting pattern: lose one game, win the next two. That happened five times last season, with the Texans going 10-6 (they lost their […]

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AFC North preview: Pittsburgh Steelers look to reclaim the division

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. (Bryan Woolston / Associated Press) Advertisement 2019 | 2-14, 4th in North Last year in playoffs | 2015 WHAT HAPPENED LAST SEASON The Bengals were eliminated from playoff contention by the end of Week 11. That’s because, for the first time in history, they lost their first 11 games. It […]

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