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St. Charles City Council approves summer closure of Walnut Avenue

The portion of Walnut Avenue between Riverside and Second avenues will be closed to street traffic through Oct. 31 to be used for outdoor dining. Eric Schelkopf/Shaw Local News Network St. Charles City Council members have approved the closure of…

Blackhawks’ Joey Anderson quietly enjoyed career breakthrough by not obsessing about it

LOS ANGELES — Blackhawks forward Joey Anderson has enjoyed the best season of his career by not obsessing about his career, achieving success in a roundabout way. “It sounds funny to say it like this, but I think I’ve matured,…

Cyberattack sends New York Gov. Hochul and lawmakers back to 1994 with budget in the balance

An overnight cyberattack is forcing New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers to turn the clocks back to 1994 as they continue to negotiate over the state’s next budget. The Legislative Bill Drafting Commission, which writes and prints legislation…

Chinese Firm Caught Injecting Women with Camel, Bat, Chimpanzee ‘Fillers’ for Breast Augmentation

China’s latest medical scandal involves a woman who spent a fortune on cosmetic breast augmentation, only to discover her implants contained “filler” tissue from camels, bats, and chimpanzees. Chinese state media reported the patient underwent a procedure in 2022 at…

Gen Z is watching ‘Sex and the City’ for the first time. Our discovery? Carrie is a terrible friend – Boston Herald

By Kaitlyn Huamani, Los Angeles Times “Sex and the City” is now one of Netflix’s most-watched shows as it settles into its new streaming home. Since the series’ April 1 debut on the platform, a whole new audience — many…

An NPR editor who wrote a critical essay on the company has resigned after being suspended – Chicago Tribune

NEW YORK — A National Public Radio editor who wrote an essay criticizing his employer for promoting liberal views resigned on Wednesday, a day after it was revealed that he had been suspended. Uri Berliner, a senior editor on NPR’s…

Exclusive–Massie Wants Boehner-Type Resignation from Johnson So GOP Can Pick Successor

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) told Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily that Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is “not equipped” for the speakership and laid out a scenario he would like to see, where Johnson would agree to resign upon the GOP…

Johnson’s $1.25 billion bond plan advances, then gets delayed by a mayoral ally – Chicago Tribune

Mayor Brandon Johnson’s ambitious $1.25 billion bond plan advanced to the full City Council Wednesday after previously being held up by opponents, only to get stalled by a mayoral ally once it got there. The mayor’s proposal to raise funds…

Storms, tornadoes tear through Midwest

Storms, tornadoes tear through Midwest – CBS News Watch CBS News A dozen reported tornadoes left behind destroyed homes and scattered debris in several midwestern states, including Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. CBS News’ Roxana Saberi reports on the severe weather….

3 advantages HELOCs have over other credit options right now

Thanks to low interest rates and a high amount of equity to utilize, a HELOC may be worth pursuing now. Getty Images/iStockphoto While many Americans were hopeful that the worst of this inflation cycle was over, recent reports have dampened…

LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead USA Olympics men’s basketball team

LeBron James is going back to the Olympics for the first time in 12 years. Stephen Curry is headed to the games for the first time. Kevin Durant will go there with his eyes on history. And they’re just part…

Eastpointe agrees to unique settlement after ex-mayor’s public meeting outburst

click to enlarge Courtesy of Mary Hall-Rayford Mary Hall-Rayford is one of four plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against Eastpointe Mayor Monique Owens. A group of First Amendment attorneys reached a unique and powerful settlement with the city of Eastpointe…

AP-NORC poll – Boston Herald

By TERRY TANG and LINLEY SANDERS (Associated Press) Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the United States are more likely than the overall adult population to believe in human-caused climate change, according to a new poll. It also…

Veteran NPR Editor Uri Berliner Resigns After Calling out Network’s Left-Wing Bias

Veteran National Public Radio (NPR) editor and reporter Uri Berliner resigned from the broadcaster Wednesday after being suspended without pay for publishing a lengthy essay calling out the networks’ innate left-wing bias. “I am resigning from NPR, a great American institution…

How jurors are being selected in Trump’s “hush money” trial

How jurors are being selected in Trump’s “hush money” trial – CBS News Watch CBS News The first seven jurors have been seated in former President Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial in New York. The defense and the prosecution are…

Property values soar for Detroit’s Black homeowners, study shows

Detroit’s economic recovery from its 2014 bankruptcy has resulted in nearly $3 billion in real estate wealth, a boon to the city’s Black and Latino homeowners, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. Released Tuesday by the…

USC cancels valedictorian’s graduation speech amid safety concerns over pro-Palestinian post

USC cancels valedictorian’s graduation speech amid safety concerns over pro-Palestinian post – CBS News Watch CBS News A controversial decision by leaders at the University of Southern California relates to the debate raging on many U.S. campuses over the war…

ESPN report details failed Belichick job hunt, ‘bad blood’ with Kraft

Patriots Over a dozen anonymous sources from around the NFL said “bad blood between Kraft and Belichick was no secret.” New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, and former Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, right, face reporters during an NFL…

Graham’s 318 coffeehouse in downtown Geneva to close

Family to concentrate on chocolate candy side of their business   Graham’s 318 coffeehouse in Geneva underwent a major renovation in 2019, including adding a sensory garden. The coffeehouse is closing April 28. Rick West/rwest@dailyherald.com, 2019 The Graham’s 318 coffeehouse…

The rosé wines, chillable reds to drink this spring in Atlanta.

Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com One of the best things about living in a “city in the forest” is watching how beautifully spring blooms in Atlanta. The weather is warm, the sun is out, and festival season is underway….

Schaumburg’s 31st hotel receives occupancy permit

  The new Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 40 N. Martingale Road in Schaumburg now is open. Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.com Having weathered a number of delays, not least of which was caused by a global pandemic, the 87-room Holiday Inn…

Obama Center gets fancy new granite cladding on tower

The museum tower on the under-construction Obama Presidential Center campus is showing a little skin these days, as workers install granite exterior cladding that will eventually cover the 235-foot structure. “I’m just so excited,” said Billie Tsien, founding partner of…

Nurse, Foreman, Lawyers, Teacher, Engineer, Consultant

The judge presiding over former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial swore in seven jurors on Tuesday — four men and three women from different backgrounds with a wide variety of occupations. New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan must seat 11…

Early Addition: The GOAT turnstile

Early Addition is a daily newsletter to guide you through New York City news, plus other tidbits from around the internet. Sign up here to get the full version in your inbox every weekday morning. Good Wednesday morning in New…

scattered showers possible and cooler temps

Parts of Chicago could see scattered thunderstorms Wednesday morning, with gusty winds and small hail, according to weather officials.  The National Weather Service forecast scattered showers and thunderstorms in Chicago before 11 a.m., with a slight chance of rain until…

FutureVerse science museum planned for Downtown Atlanta

FutureVerse renderings courtesy of Cooper Carry. Downtown Atlanta is poised to get a new tourist attraction that will offer high-tech immersive exhibits and STEAM learning opportunities for students. The nonprofit science museum called FutureVerse is estimated to cost $100 million…

Here’s how many runners needed medical attention during Monday’s balmy marathon

Local News Temperatures were perfect for spectators, but many racers suffered heat stroke and related issues. A B.A.A. physician scooped up a runner who was about to fall and carried her to a wheelchair during the 2024 Boston Marathon on…

They criticized Israel. This X account upended their lives.

National News Since Oct. 7, StopAntisemitism has flagged hundreds of people who have criticized Israel’s actions in Gaza. Many were swiftly fired. Celine Khalife, 25, at the street post in Chicago where she was videotaped tearing down a poster of…

Exclusive discounts from CBS Mornings Deals

Exclusive discounts from CBS Mornings Deals – CBS News Watch CBS News On this edition of CBS Mornings Deals, Elizabeth Werner shows us items that might just become essentials in your everyday life. Visit cbsdeals.com to take advantage of these…

Hilarie Burton Morgan talks season two of “True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here”

Hilarie Burton Morgan talks season two of “True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here” – CBS News Watch CBS News Actor Hilarie Burton Morgan, renowned for her roles in “One Tree Hill” and “White Collar,” is back with the second…

The rise of multigenerational living in America

Spring House Hunt From 1971 to 2021, the number of people living in multigenerational households quadrupled. High housing prices and demographic trends are driving the change. The cost to add a multigenerational living suite to a Toll Brothers’ home runs…

Who will the Celtics play in the first round? See the play-in schedule

Celtics The Celtics are set to play their first playoff game on Sunday at TD Garden. Kristaps Porzingis and the Celtics will open the playoffs on Sunday. By Katie McInerney, The Boston Globe April 17, 2024 | 10:08 AM The…

Man up for parole more than 2 decades after Dartmouth professor stabbing deaths

Crime James Parker was 16 when he was part of a conspiracy with his best friend that resulted in the deaths of Half and Susanne Zantop in Hanover, New Hampshire. In this Dec. 7, 2001 file photo, James Parker is…

What is a thoughtful graduation gift for new college grads?

Q.  It’s only April, but I’ve already been invited to several college graduation parties. Any advice on gifts or books as they embark on entering the working world? A. Recognize that some of these graduates might already have jobs lined…

ESPN reports Robert Kraft warned Falcons about hiring Bill Belichick; Patriots deny any disparagement

ESPN reported Wednesday morning that Patriots owner Robert Kraft played a role in the Falcons’ coaching search and ultimate decision not to hire Bill Belichick last January. Falcons owner Arthur Blank spoke to Kraft at least twice over the phone…

Lots of people bought second homes on the Cape during the pandemic. That means more short-term rentals this summer.

The Boston Globe The number of properties available for short-term rental has jumped 50 percent since 2021. By Beth Treffeisen, The Boston Globe updated on April 17, 2024 | 9:55 AM For the last few years, finding a summer rental…

Red Sox acknowledged missed opportunity after loss vs. Guardians

Morning Sports Update “It was a low IQ baseball play for sure.” Kenley Jansen during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s loss vs. the Guardians. Brian Fluharty/Getty Images Red Sox answer for mistakes: The Red Sox came out on the losing…

A two-bed condo next to Arnold Arboretum is our Home of the Week

Spring House Hunt The Jamaica Plain unit, located in a former asylum, comes with a breakfast bar, two wood-burning fireplaces, a primary suite with a walk-in closet, and a private deck. Adams House, once part of Adams-Nervine Asylum, is on…

How to make Meyer lemon salsa

A little of this, a little of that, with inspiration from the springtime farmers market: A salsa is more than a red or green sauce drizzled over a taco. Salsas are wonderful mashes of garden herbs, sweet and spicy peppers,…

‘Good Cause’ Negotiations Raise Tricky Question: What’s in a Portfolio?

Viewed in isolation, a proposal to exempt small residential portfolios from new eviction protections could exclude hundreds of thousands of New York City apartments. Perhaps more significantly, this type of estimate isn’t easy to make. Chris Janaro Tenant organizers with…

Biden looks to capitalize on campaigning as Trump trial continues

Biden looks to capitalize on campaigning as Trump trial continues – CBS News Watch CBS News There are two very different schedules for the presumptive presidential nominees. President Biden spent time in the critical swing state of Pennsylvania Tuesday, while…

Man charged with murdering an Uber driver after believing she was connected to a scam

Man charged with murdering an Uber driver after believing she was connected to a scam – CBS News Watch CBS News An 81-year-old man is charged with murder after thinking the victim was connected to a scam. William Brock received…

DeKalb CEO candidates to debate on April 18

DeKalb County voters are urged to attend the upcoming Chief Executive Officer debate on April 18, at 7 p.m. at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The DeKalb Matters debate will feature all qualified candidates vying to be the next CEO…

Bill Belichick reportedly interested in coaching 3 teams, wasn’t among Falcons’ finalists – Boston Herald

Former Patriots coach Bill Belichick has told confidants he’s interested in coaching the Cowboys, Eagles or Giants next season, according to an ESPN report Wednesday that adds Belichick was not among the Falcons’ top three choices this offseason. The report…

Bad Religion to kick off Summer Concert Series at Rooftop at Pier 17

The punk rock bands Social Distortion and Bad Religion will kick off the Summer Concert Series at The Rooftop at Pier 17 with two shows in May, organizers announced on Wednesday. The annual series brings a wide variety of musical…

Firm, extra firm, silken — tofu types and how to prepare, serve them

When I became a vegetarian and wanted to cook tofu, my dad (a seasoned tofu pro) gave me this advice — forget trying to make it taste exactly like meat. Besides the texture, the gripe most people have with tofu…

Garland Gets a Final Warning to Comply with Biden Audio Subpoena

Attorney General Merrick Garland received a final warning Tuesday to comply with subpoenas for the audio of President Joe Biden’s  interview with special counsel Robert Hur. If Garland does not comply, he will face contempt of Congress proceedings, House Oversight…

Four NYC Council committees to meet in joint hearing on mental health in city schools

The City Council is scheduled to hold a four-committee joint hearing Wednesday to conduct oversight and debate measures surrounding the mental and physical health of New York’s roughly one million school children. The Committees on Education; Mental Health, Disabilities and…

💼Switchyards’ big expansion – Rough Draft Atlanta

Wednesday windfalls April 17 — Raising Cane’s, the chicken finger franchise with a cult following similar to In-N-Out Burger, wants to build a new location in Dunwoody. Read why some neighbors are clucking about potential traffic woes. ☁️ Cloudy and 78° today.  🎓…

Highland Park plans scaled-down Fourth of July celebration

Community plans for Independence Day in Highland Park are well underway, as this year will mark two years since a gunman opened fire on the community’s annual Fourth of July parade, taking seven lives and injuring dozens more. Plans for…