Masks for kids? Schools confront the politics of reopening

On one side are parents saying, let kids be kids. They object to masks and social distancing in classrooms this fall — arguing both could hurt their children’s well-being — and want schools to reopen full time. On the other side are parents and teachers who call for safeguards that would have been unimaginable before […]

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Chef Daniel Boulud’s ‘terrance’ thrives despite limited outdoor seating

Daniel Boulud reopened his five-star eatery on the Upper East Side last week — and nobody could complain that the atmosphere was stuffy. The legendary chef was busy tending to 10 tables, generously spaced apart on the sidewalk in front of his Michelin-starred restaurant Daniel at 60 E. 65th St. in recognition of health and […]

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Caught Between Indian and Chinese Troops, at 15,000 Feet

NEW DELHI — First it was cellphone towers, new roads and surveillance cameras, popping up on the Chinese side of the disputed Himalayan border with India. Then it was more run-ins between troops on each side, pushing, shoving and eventually getting into fistfights. Then, about three years ago, Indian soldiers spotted their Chinese foes carrying […]

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Kylie Jenner Walks A Terrifyingly Narrow Bridge While Hiking On Utah Trip: ‘This Is Crazy’  

Kylie Jenner is showing off her adventurous side while in Utah with her sister Kendall and friends. She shared a clip from a daring day of hiking on July 7, that showed her walking across a suspension bridge overlooking a deep gorge. Kylie Jenner evidently loves a good adrenaline rush. The cosmetics CEO, 22, has been […]

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Travelers arriving in Chicago from high-COVID states face quarantine order

Brittany Jordan, 30, who lives on Chicago’s South Side, sits in baggage claim at Midway Airport Monday after returning from Tucson, Arizona. Jordan said she plans to stay home for two weeks, per Chicago’s new travel order. | Clare Proctor/Sun-Times Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will rely on self-compliance with her travel order, which […]

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Chloe x Halle Aren’t “Perfect Angels” in the “Ungodly Hour” | The Rundown | E! News

The Bailey sisters are changing the narrative about who they are by showing their vulnerable side on their new album and admit they’re still surprised by Beyoncé . #ChloeBailey #ENews #CelebrityNews #HalleBailey #Beyoncé Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive […]

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Danish murder mystery ‘Sommerdahl Murders’ kills it

The archetypical Danish murder mystery series — bleak, with a side order of gloom — is turned upside-down in “The Sommerdahl Murders.” Set in the sunny, picturesque seaside town of Elsinore, the eight-episode drama is based on Danish author Anna Grue’s bestselling crime series and streams on Acorn TV (in Danish, with English subtitles). It […]

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Li Zhensheng, Photographer of China’s Cultural Revolution, Dies at 79

Li Zhensheng, a Chinese photographer who took great personal risk to document the dark side of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution and produced a powerful compilation of black-and-white images that remains a rare visual testament to the brutal excesses of that tumultuous episode in history, has died. He was 79. His death was confirmed on Tuesday […]

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General Iron gets state OK to open on Southeast Side

General Iron was given the OK by state regulators to move to 11600 S. Burley Ave. on the Southeast Side. | Google Community groups and local politicians opposed the metal-shredder’s plan to move from Lincoln Park to the majority Latino neighborhood. General Iron will be allowed to build its new car-shredding operation on the Southeast […]

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South Side lawmakers ask Pritzker to reject General Iron’s move

Six state legislators representing Chicago’s South Side are asking Gov. J.B. Pritzker to reject metal shredder General Iron’s planned move from Lincoln Park to the East Side. | Sun-Times file Pollution from the metal and car-shredding operation is discriminatory and would contribute to health problems, legislators say.   Protesting what they call a discriminatory move that […]

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Despite coronavirus eviction ban, some Chicago landlords are locking out tenants

Dean Thompson holds the keys to her South Side apartment. | Tyler LaRiviere / Sun-Times They’ve shut off the electricity and changed the locks during the eviction moratorium, say tenants advocates expecting a flood of legal cases once the courts reopen. Despite a ban on evicting tenants during the coronavirus pandemic, some Chicago landlords have […]

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Rebel Wilson Reveals She Was ‘Paid A Lot Of Money’ To Stay ‘Bigger’ Before Losing 40 Lbs.

Rebel Wilson says that she was paid more to stay on the curvier side when it came to getting Hollywood roles. Her revelation comes as she’s on a major weight loss kick. Rebel Wilson made a name for herself with American film audiences through her role as Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect franchise, beginning […]

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Hernández: Dodgers and Angels have more to lose than games if MLB cancels its season

On the bright side, if the baseball season is canceled, Arte Moreno won’t be the only owner responsible for wasting Mike Trout’s prime. The owners of the 29 other teams will be too. The reality came into focus Tuesday, when Trout posted a single sentence on Twitter. “Tell us when and where!!” Advertisement Until this […]

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Commentary: Despite the bluster, there will be a Major League Baseball season

Despite all the back and forth of MLB negotiations, neither side can afford to lose the 2020 season. | Peter Morgan/AP When you have 42 million Americans out of work, more than 100,000 dead from COVID-19, baseball fans couldn’t care less about pro rata pay, national TV contracts or the loss of ticket revenue. They just want […]

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Larsa Pippen, 45, Hits The Beach In Sexy Cheetah Print Bikini — See Throwback Pic

Larsa Pippen got in touch with her wild side while embracing the ‘peace within’ in a new post she shared to Instagram! In the throwback photo, Larsa posed up on the sand, enjoying the beaming sun and surf. Bow down because the bikini queen of quarantine is back! Larsa Pippen looked positively flawless in a throwback […]

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Amy Grant reveals scar from open heart surgery, calls recovery ‘miraculous’

Amy Grant is thankful for having loved ones by her side after she had the “really unique experience of having an unanticipated open heart surgery.” The singer took to Instagram on Sunday where she revealed the scar from her procedure. The 59-year-old previously shared she had a heart condition called partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) […]

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Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report: Bluegill, bass, catfish inland; lakers, coho, perch opener L Mich.

Randy Shomo tubing on the Indiana side of Wolf Lake. | Provided The inland, late spring trifecta of bluegill, bass and catfish are going around Chicago as is the mid-June mix of lake trout, coho and the Illinois perch opener on Lake Michigan for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report. The usual late-spring inland fish […]

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Looting, vandalism are behind us, top cop says

South Side resident Johnny Leland helped clean up debris last week in the aftermath of looting around the city. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times file Mayor Lori Lightfoot will “remain diligent,” though. because “we have some concerns that organized theft rings that we saw operating through our city a week ago are still there and looking for […]

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CPS says teams can’t take part in Stage 1 of IHSA’s return-to-play plan

Raby’s Trayshawn Toliver side steps in practice at Garfield Park in 2018. | Sun-Times file photo Chicago Public Schools will not allow its sports teams to begin workouts according to an email sent to athletic directors on Sunday. Chicago Public Schools will not allow its sports teams to begin workouts according to an email sent […]

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GOPers on Capitol Hill aren’t wavering in support of Trump despite criticism

It’s about inertia. And with few exceptions, President Trump has inertia on his side when it comes to the support of congressional Republicans. That’s not to say this hasn’t involved some political jujitsu for GOPers on Capitol Hill. Republicans were long skeptical of President Trump as a candidate. Some, like Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and […]

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Chicago outdoors: City fawn, “Fishful Thinking,” odd city squirrel, turtle crossings

A very young fawn in LaBagh Woods. | Credit: Paul vriend A Northwest Side fawn, “Fishful Thinking,” an odd Portage Park squirrel and Wisconsin turtle crossings are among the notes around Chicago outdoors. Notes come from all around Chicago outdoors. WILD OF THE WEEK Paul Vriend comes through with another startling photo, of a fawn […]

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Heartbroken South Side alderman doesn’t understand looting – or police response: ‘I think we should have had a better plan’

An extremely frustrated Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. lamented the extensive damage to businesses in his South Side ward and questioned why police had not done more to prevent it.  It took Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. the better part of two terms to convince Walmart to locate a store in his 21st Ward, but it took looters […]

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Twitter and Trump: A feud years in the making finally erupts

On one side of this fraught moment: the president of the United States, facing multiple crises less than six months before the election. On the other: Twitter, the social media giant, which has grappled for years with how to handle its most prominent — and divisive — user. Caught in the middle: reality itself, and […]

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