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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine staging in Chicago ahead of distribution

Shipments of Pfizer Inc.'s newly approved COVID-19 vaccine will start as early as Sunday (December 13), with the first shots set to be administered a day later, an Army general organizing the rollout has said.

Mass looting breaks out in Chicago; shots fired, 100 arrested

Chicago police exchanged gunfire with looters and arrested more than 100 people after crowds swarmed Chicago's luxury commercial district early Monday (August 10), looting stores, smashing windows and clashing with officers for hours, police said.

Folding the map: Chicago artist tackles urban segregation

Chicago artist Tonika Johnson's "Folded Map Project" started with a simple idea: to photograph corresponding addresses on the North and South Sides as a way to explore the effects of the city's segregation. In...

Three workers missing after Chicago-area plant explosion

Video from the incident showed the blast lit up the night sky on Friday in Waukegan, a community 40 miles (65 km) north of downtown Chicago. Nine employees were in the building at the time of the blast, and four...

Watch the Chicago River turn green

In an annual tradition dating back to the 1960's, the Chicago River was dyed a bright green on Saturday to kick off St. Patrick's Day celebrations across the city. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out for the yearly...

R. Kelly turns himself into authorities following sexual assault charges

Kelly, 52, was charged in a 10-count Cook County Circuit Court indictment handed down two months after the debut of a six-hour documentary series on the Lifetime television network in which multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct and...
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Shastri, Rahane revel in astonishing India win

An injury-ravaged India's 2-1 triumph in Australia under a stand-in captain will go down as one of...
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‘Let’s get to work’: Harris thanks supporters ahead of historic inauguration

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, in a video posted on her Twitter account on Monday (January 17) night, thanked supporters two days before...

Biden to block Trump’s plan to lift COVID-19 European travel restrictions

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to quickly extend travel restrictions barring travel by most people who have recently been in much of...

Snow blankets sand in the Sahara desert after temperatures in Algeria fall below zero

Ice and snow were seen on desert sands in Ain Sefra, Algeria on Wednesday (January 13). Temperatures in the...

Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for the week of January 18

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of...