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The quick summer spread of the once rare monkeypox virus jolted Chicago health officials and community leaders into action. Fortunately, the illness’ case counts that rose fast have now fallen fast.
But even as the city’s weekly positive cases drop to numbers not seen since June, the officials responding to monkeypox agree: The virus’s spread isn’t over yet.
Some of the most elite runners from around the world — and about 40,000 other committed participants — are here to run 26.2 miles Sunday when the Chicago Marathon marks its 45th anniversary. Read more here.
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Inside a cavernous warehouse in Rockford, behind three sets of locked doors, hundreds of tiny cannabis seedlings grow. They are the initial crop cultivated in Illinois by Star Buds, which on Monday became the first licensed predominantly Black-owned cannabis business and the first craft grower to open its doors in the state. Read more here.
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How many years have they failed to end a season with a parade through the streets of Chicago? How many offseasons have White Sox fans had to hear the same song and dance, just to get the same song and dance? Read more here.
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“Dahmer: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” offers viewers 10 hours of television featuring a serial killing cannibal and necrophiliac from Milwaukee. The popularity of this series is stunning and yet another example of the public’s taste for demons and true crime “entertainments.” Read more here.
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The Arlington Heights Village Board Monday unanimously rejected a proposed referendum to prohibit public subsidies for a proposed Bears stadium development or any other private enterprise. Read more here.
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