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Is now the best time to refinance your mortgage?
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Is now the best time to refinance your mortgage?

The coronavirus pandemic has many Americans rethinking their budgets as unemployment rates climb. One potential silver lining is the effect on...

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Indiana beaches packed with Illinois residents on Memorial Day
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Indiana beaches packed with Illinois residents on Memorial Day

CHESTERTON, Ind. - The beaches in Indiana were packed Monday and many of the visitors were Illinois residents. There was sun, sand and a sea of...

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4 mortgage refinancing mistakes that can cost you money
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4 mortgage refinancing mistakes that can cost you money

Uncle Sam is working overtime to get Americans to borrow money - and for financial institutions to lend it. Case in point - refinance rates are...

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How to get the best mortgage refinance rates
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How to get the best mortgage refinance rates

If you're looking to refinance your mortgage, now's not the time to sit on the fence. In March, the Federal Reserve issued emergency rate cuts and...

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Office Depot closing stores, laying off 13,000 workers
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Office Depot closing stores, laying off 13,000 workers

Office Depot announced a restructuring plan Friday that includes closing stores and laying off about 13,100 employees by 2023, according to the...

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Mayor Lightfoot delays demolition at coal plant amid concerns
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Mayor Lightfoot delays demolition at coal plant amid concerns

CHICAGO - Chicago's mayor halted a demolition planned at a coal plant amid concern that another dust cloud could cover parts of a neighborhood as...

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JCPenney files for bankruptcy as coronavirus pushes retailer over edge
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JCPenney files for bankruptcy as coronavirus pushes retailer over edge

NEW YORK - Retailer JCPenney filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after the coronavirus pandemic forced stores to shut, the company announced...

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Coronavirus may prompt Potbelly to close 100 stores
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Coronavirus may prompt Potbelly to close 100 stores

CHICAGO - While some fast-food chains have seen success under pandemic conditions, the Potbelly Sandwich Shop is considering a permanent closure of...

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Why farmers dump food and crops while grocery stores run dry and Americans struggle
News 3 weeks ago
Why farmers dump food and crops while grocery stores run dry and Americans struggle

Meanwhile, financially beleaguered Americans are lining up at food banks in unprecedented numbers, humanitarian leaders fear a global starvation...

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22nd employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s office
News 3 weeks ago
22nd employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s office

CHICAGO - Another employee at the Cook County Circuit Court clerk's office has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the overall total to 22. The...

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Latinx community in Chicago being hit hard by COVID-19
News 3 weeks ago
Latinx community in Chicago being hit hard by COVID-19

CHICAGO - Chicago officials said Wednesday that the number of new coronavirus cases among the Latinx community has surged in recent weeks,...

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Illinois sues developer, contractors in Little Village coal plant implosion
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Illinois sues developer, contractors in Little Village coal plant implosion

CHICAGO - The Illinois attorney general's office on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against a developer and two contractors for the release of contaminants...

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J.Crew files for Chap. 11 bankruptcy as pandemic smothers retail
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J.Crew files for Chap. 11 bankruptcy as pandemic smothers retail

NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of J. Crew is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy just over three months after the first person in the U.S. tested positive...

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5 types of mortgage loans for homebuyers
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5 types of mortgage loans for homebuyers

Buying a home involves more than just finding the right broker to work with and choosing your dream property. You also have to navigate the...

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New initiative announced to help Chicago homeowners and renters
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New initiative announced to help Chicago homeowners and renters

CHICAGO - Many Chicagoans are struggling to make rent during the coronavirus pandemic. With May 1 just days away, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a...

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20th employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s office
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20th employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s office

CHICAGO - Another employee at the Cook County Circuit Court clerk's office has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the overall total to 20. The...

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19th Cook County chief judge's office employee tests positive for COVID-19
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19th Cook County chief judge's office employee tests positive for COVID-19

CHICAGO - The Office of the Chief Judge of Cook County announced Monday another employee tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of cases...

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North Carolina woman wears 'Buzz Lightyear' helmet to grocery store
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North Carolina woman wears 'Buzz Lightyear' helmet to grocery store

STALLINGS, N. C. - Kelly Hogan Painter's husband said she couldn't go to the store in Stallings, North Carolina, on April 4 because they had no...

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Lincoln Park residents want iron plant closed
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Lincoln Park residents want iron plant closed

CHICAGO - It's been in business for nearly 100 years, but now some North Side residents are demanding the city shut down a metal recycling business...

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1 more chief judge's office employee tests positive for the coronavirus
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1 more chief judge's office employee tests positive for the coronavirus

CHICAGO - The Office of the Chief Judge of Cook County announced Monday that another employee tested positive for COVID-19, raising the number of...

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15th employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s office
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15th employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s office

CHICAGO - A 15th employee at the Cook County Circuit Court clerk's office has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee worked in the traffic...

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1 more chief judge’s office employee diagnosed with COVID-19
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1 more chief judge’s office employee diagnosed with COVID-19

CHICAGO - The Office of the Chief Judge of Cook County announced Tuesday one more employee tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number...

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Another chief judge's office employee at juvenile detention center contracts COVID-19
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Another chief judge's office employee at juvenile detention center contracts COVID-19

CHICAGO - The Office of the Chicago Judge announced Wednesday another one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of...

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Prince George’s County grocery store worker dies from coronavirus
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Prince George’s County grocery store worker dies from coronavirus

LARGO, Md. - A 27-year-old grocery store worker from Prince George's County has died from coronavirus. Leilani Jordan worked at Giant on Campus Way...

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Push being made to reduce property tax bills in Cook County
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Push being made to reduce property tax bills in Cook County

CHICAGO - The coronavirus crisis is one more blow to the already troubled real estate market in the Chicago area. In response, Cook County's...

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2 more chief judge's office employees diagnosed with COVID-19
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2 more chief judge's office employees diagnosed with COVID-19

COOK COUNTY - The Office of the Chief Judge of Cook County announced Friday two more employees tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total...

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Walmart expands coronavirus precautions, will limit store capacity
News 1 month ago
Walmart expands coronavirus precautions, will limit store capacity

Retail giant Walmart on Friday announced a new policy aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus at its stores across the country. The retailer...

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Target will begin limiting guests into crowded stores
News 1 month ago
Target will begin limiting guests into crowded stores

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Target is taking new steps to combat the spread of coronavirus at its stores. Thursday, the company announced it will begin...

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Chief judge's office employee working at juvenile detention center tests positive for coronavirus
News 1 month ago
Chief judge's office employee working at juvenile detention center tests positive for coronavirus

CHICAGO - The Office of the Chief Judge of Cook County announced Thursday two more confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including another of its...

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12th employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office
News 2 months ago
12th employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office

One more employee at the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk's Office has tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total cases in the office to 12....

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