Angelica Guerrero Cuellar chosen as Madigan’s replacement

CHICAGO — For the second time this week, a successor has been named to fill Michael Madigan’s 22nd House District seat.

Angelica Guerrero Cuellar was chosen Thursday morning to be Madigan’s replacement. Cuellar volunteers at different community agencies and is …

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Chicago tops list of most corrupt city in US, report says

CHICAGO — A new report from the University of Illinois claims Chicago is the most corrupt city in the US.

The report is based on data from the justice department, which looked at public corruption convictions between 1976 and 2019.…

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Major closures in place on the Kennedy this weekend

CHICAGO — After having to reschedule multiple times due to weather, construction crews now plan to close lanes on the outbound Kennedy (WB I-90/94) this weekend for work on the Montrose Bridge. 

Drivers should prepare for major delays. 

This weekend, …

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No more mister: Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral

NEW YORK (NEXSTAR) — Mr. Potato Head is no longer a mister. Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head.

The change will appear on boxes this year.  …

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Costco to pay $16/hour, more than Walmart, Amazon and Target

HOUSTON (CW39) Costco Wholesale Corp said on Thursday it would raise the minimum wage for its hourly staff to $16 per hour starting next week.

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That’s a dollar more than what its competitors Walmart Inc. which starts employees off …

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Best Buy cut 5,000 jobs despite soaring sales during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy said Thursday that it laid off 5,000 full-time store workers earlier this month, even as the company’s sales soared during the pandemic as homebound people bought laptops, TVs and other gadgets.

The company said …

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Fauci: Whatever vaccine is available, take it

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says if a coronavirus vaccine is available, regardless of which one, take it.

The top U.S. infectious disease expert told NBC’s “Today” show a third vaccine becoming available “is nothing but good news” and would …

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