Illinois’ estimated claims were among 900,000 filed across the country.

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Northwestern-Michigan Game To Honor B10's 1st Black PlayerThe Big Ten is getting a 16th trophy game in football. This one will honor the first Black man to play in the conference. Northwestern and Michigan will meet for the George Jewett Trophy beginning in October. Geoff Petrulis reports.
Illinois Sets New Vaccination Record As COVID-19 Infection Rate Falls To Lowest Point Since Early JulyMore than 130,000 people received COVID-19 vaccinations in Illinois on Wednesday, by far the most in a single day so far, as the state's average infection rate also reached the lowest point it's been in more than seven months. Geoff Petrulis reports.
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Madigan Picks Second Successor For House Seat In Past WeekFor the second time in only five days, former Illinois State Rep. Michael Madigan and other Democratic Party officials have picked a successor for his seat in the Illinois House, after his first choice was forced to resign less than three days after he was sworn in.
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Madigan's Successor In Illinois House Resigns Three Days After Madigan Arranged His AppointmentIllinois State Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt, who was picked to succeed former state Rep. Michael Madigan in the Illinois House, has resigned only three days after Madigan picked him for the seat.
Foxx Drops Opposition To Parole Of Chicago Officer's KillerCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is dropping her opposition to the parole bid of a man convicted in the 1967 shooting death of a Chicago police officer. Katie Johnston reports.
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Cook County Student Loan HelpCook County is teaming up with the financial company Summer and the Joyce Foundation to help the one million student loan borrowers in the county for free.
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COVID-19 In Illinois: Infection Rate Below 3% For 9 Days In A RowIllinois continues making progress in the fight against COVID-19, reporting a average infection rate below 3% for the ninth day in a row on Tuesday, the longest such stretch since last summer. Katie Johnston reports.
Obama, Springsteen Star In PodcastFormer President Barack Obama and music legend Bruce Springsteen have teamed up for a podcast to share how they came together despite being from somewhat different worlds.
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Chicago To Begin Gradual Reopening Of LakefrontNearly a year after the city's lakefront, playgrounds, and indoor swimming pools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Park District plans to begin reopening them soon. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Chicago's Updated Travel OrderThere are now only 31 states on the city of Chicago's travel order.
Mayor Lightoot Signs Into Law Updated Welcoming City OrdinanceMayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday signed a measure eliminating loopholes in Chicago's Welcoming City ordinance, prohibiting Chicago police officers from cooperating with federal immigration agents.
Man Fatally Struck By Metra Train In LaGrange; Delays Expected On BNSF LineAccording to the LaGrange Fire Department, the man was crossing the tracks at Kensington and Burlington avenues just before 7 a.m.
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Seniors In Evanston Receive First Vaccination Dose MondayIt's part of a program with a goal of making sure low income seniors, living in units owned by the Housing Authority of Cook County, are vaccinated. 

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