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As more buses of migrants continue to arrive in Chicago from Texas, officials are sounding the alarm and bringing in the National Guard.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker is signing a disaster proclamation to secure resources for the asylum-seekers and has deployed 75 National Guard members to assist with logistics.
“I’m not going to mince words here: The governor of Texas is forcing on New York and (Washington) D.C. and Chicago and potentially other places a needlessly last minute and complex process that is a heartless display of politics over people,” Pritzker said.
Jurors returned to the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse this morning to continue deliberations in the trial of R. Kelly, and within the first hour of their discussions they had already sent the judge three specific questions. Read more here.
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The move will shift up to 120 jobs from the Romeoville location to McDonald’s global headquarters in the West Loop. Read more here.
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Correction: Yesterday’s Afternoon Briefing incorrectly identified a potential railroad strike. Workers could strike if a deal is not reached between their unions and freight railroad companies.
“Now that Tony La Russa is relegated to watching the Chicago White Sox from a suite for the time being, someone needs to teach him the do’s and don’ts of being a Sox fan,” writes Paul Sullivan. Read more here.
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Revolution Brewing and Garrett Popcorn have been neighbors under the same roof for nine years, and that has led to the inevitable: a Revolution beer made with Garrett popcorn. Read more here.
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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II left Buckingham Palace for the last time Wednesday, borne on a horse-drawn carriage and saluted by cannons and the tolling of Big Ben, in a solemn procession through the flag-draped, crowd-lined streets of London to Westminster Hall. Read more here.
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