Illinois, Chicago, Basketball discussed on John Landecker
A number of new people seeking jobs and unemployment benefits in Illinois is the second worst in the nation, as the federal jobs report shows the best number since March 1st w G on traffic. Earlier backups on the in bound side by 57 have been cleared. Still seeing some slowdowns on the inbound Eisenhower, its little tight between Ashland and the Burn interchange. Still 29 minutes from 3 92, The old post office inbound Dan Ryan, slow between 18th and Taylor 15 minutes now from 95th the downtown. The latest numbers on new people seeking jobs and unemployment benefits in Illinois is the second worst in the nation, as the federal jobs report shows the best numbers since March. W Chan trying Burrow in Illinois 54,819 people filed new unemployment claims in the week ending October 24th. That's up 16% from the previous week. Illinois having the second most number of filings across the country, only California with Mohr, Indiana's new filings went down 9% to about 14,000 new filings last week. In Wisconsin, The numbers remained relatively flat week to week. With 13,508 new filings Bryan Burrough, WG and news late today. Governor Pritzker addressed the controversy over the state calling for winter high school sports identified as high risk that being basketball, hockey and wrestling be pushed back to next spring. What we're trying to do is get to a point where positivity levels were much lower, where the number of cases in our state is much lower and where I hope and pray we will have much better treatments and vaccines available the way the state calculates that positive. Vitti rates being called into question. The city of Chicago disagrees with the state of Illinois on how to compute Corona virus positivity rates. Dr. Ernest Weighing is with North Shore You health system says he likes to look at hospitalizations to gauge the trend today. We're seeing over all this week. Increased numbers of patients are hospitalizations air going up? Significantly as many hospitals around the state. The city calculates the number of people who were infected compared to the number of tests to reach the positivity rate. The state looks at the number of positive test versus total tests. In some cases, their multiple samples for a single patient that Khun Skew the numbers. A growing number of business owners have opened plans to defy Governor Pritzker's Corona virus mitigation measures WG as Patrick Elwood in Park Ridge reporting where Holtz I corumba, harp and fiddle and two others are challenging the governor's authority. Meanwhile, a class action suit on behalf of 33 restaurants in McHenry County Is being filed challenging the governor's order as well. Mayors in Orland Park, Morton Grove and Libertyville say they will not enforce it. Chicago public schools has postponed indefinitely high school basketball and wrestling over rising cases of the Corona virus. The district says boys and girls in the Chicago Public League would be put in high risk if the warrant their sports went forward. The decision comes after the Illinois High School Association announced its moving forward with plans to hold the winter basketball season. CPS says other sports themed lower risk are still scheduled to move forward. That's girls and boys, bowling and boys swimming and diving. The Chicago Police Department solving murders at a slower rate than last year That came out during its annual City council budget hearing, says the clearance rate currently is around 41% of murder, salt A Tribune reports. It was 46 this time last year and 50% by the end of the year. For the first time in history, Chicago's United Center will become a voting super site. W. H. E N's Julian Crews reports It'll be open the election day only from 6 A.m. to 7 P.m.. The Chicago Board of Elections offering same day voter registration at the UC. You can also bring your vote by mail ballot for a secure drop off. And there's in person voting. If you're doing same day registration and voting, you'll need two forms of I d. At least one must have a current address. There's also free parking Election day at the U. C. Goto entrance K on Adam's, you'll be guided toward the South Atrium entrance. Plans for a hard rock hotel and casino in Rockford are being delayed by the Illinois Gaming Board and during the borns meeting today, it was not discussed. Instead, the board tells the hard rock group. It's not ready to make the decision. And it could take another six months before a preliminary suitability determination will be made rock words. Mayor Tom McNamara released a statement saying He's very disappointed. He hopes it doesn't take that long. He says the casino would bring much needed jobs and revenue to the community. WG on Sports Major League Baseball a familiar face setting back to guaranteed rate field Tony LaRussa, member of baseball's Hall of Fame, the third winningest manager in baseball history. Ah, three time World Series champion. Has been named the White Sox new skipper, Here's general manager Ricana on the higher This hiring today is a another indication that we've moved on to that final that most exciting stage and that is the one about competing for championships. He's 76 year old becomes the oldest manager in baseball. He takes over young ball club that figures to compete. For division title next season. I'm Kevin Powell, double DJ in Sports. Thursday night Football. The one in six Falcon's looking to improve over the three and four Carolina Panthers. They lead the game 16 14. With 12 minutes 53 seconds left in the third.