Chicago COVID-19 Wave 2 Restrictions (October 23, 2020)

IMPORTANT CHICAGO REOPENING NOTICE

The following citywide updates will go into effect on Friday, October 23rd at 6:00AM

- Business curfew on non-essential businesses beginning at 10:00 PM
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Tomorrow, new measures go into effect to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago. This includes a non-essential business curfew from 10 PM to 6 AM. Essential businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations will be able to stay open during this time. Please limit household gatherings to no more than 6 non-household members.

I’m Joe Biden and, Floridians, here’s my plan

Earlier this month in Florida, I met Esther Segura, a nurse who spent eight years in the U.S. Army Reserve as an operating room technician. She’s spent this year juggling raising two teenage daughters as . . .

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden removes his facemark as he arrives to speak during a campaign event at Riverside High School in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) [ CAROLYN KASTER | AP ]

As Coronavirus Surges, Select Subcommittee Releases White House Reports Contradicting President Trump On Testing, Masks

House Select Subcommittee Releases White House Reports Contradicting President Trump On Testing, Masks ...

Oct 20, 2020 Press Release

Reports Show 31 States Are in the “Red Zone,” All 50 States Need More . . .

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Chairman Clyburn stated: “The White House reports released today show that President Trump’s contempt for science and refusal to lead during this crisis have allowed the coronavirus to surge across the United States. Contrary to his empty claims that the country is ‘rounding the turn,’ more states are now in the ‘red zone’ than ever before. These reports—which the White House sent privately to governors but withheld from the public—show that President Trump’s false rhetoric on testing and masks is hindering our nation’s response, and many states are refusing to take critical steps recommended by the Task Force. It is long past time that the Administration implement a national plan to contain this crisis, which is still killing hundreds of Americans each day and could get even worse in the months ahead.”

SARS-CoV-2 ‘survivability’ up to 28 days

[COVID Research Study] SARS-CoV-2 ‘survivability’ up to 28 days: Research
by PRESS RELEASE October 12, 2020

Researchers at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive . . .

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Credit: CSIRO

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence Debate 10/7/2020


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Kamala Harris and Mike Pence Debate 10/7/2020
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Second Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Postal Service To Protect Election Mail

Two Additional Federal Courts Issue Injunctions Against Postal Service’s Policy Changes
October 2, 2020

Two federal district courts have entered a third and fourth injunction against the Postal Service to undo the policy changes . . .

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Two federal district courts have entered a third and fourth injunction against the Postal Service to undo the policy changes that it implemented over the summer and to protect voting by mail.
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<br />Judge Emmett Sullivan in Washington, D.C., found for a group of litigants led by the New York State Attorney General. The plaintiffs alleged that the policy changes implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over the summer were significant enough to be reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).

CTU wins legal battle to protect workers in unsafe buildings as two new schools report COVID cases — and one tragic death

CTU wins legal battle to protect workers in unsafe buildings as two new schools report COVID cases — and one tragic death

By failing to listen to stakeholders or work with the Union to . . .

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CTU wins legal battle to protect workers in unsafe buildings as two new schools report COVID cases — and one tragic death
<br />By failing to listen to stakeholders or work with the Union to plan a safe reopening, Chicago Public Schools is impeding student learning at the same time the district has no plan for safe return.
<br />CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2020 — An arbitrator ruled today that Chicago Public Schools buildings are not safe for workers — primarily school clerks who the district forced back into buildings beginning on August 26. Today’s ruling comes amidst reports that CPS has instructed principals throughout the city to prepare for a hybrid return to classroom instruction.

[10 Years Ago] Whittier Library Holds Out... Chicago Teachers Union officers to donate books

Substance News will be republishing our work to show how Chicago Public Schools and the City of Chicago has always attacked and abused the poor, working class and miniority comminties in Chicago, as it relates . . .

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One of the original banners on the side of the Whittier Elementary School field house at the beginning of the sit-in. The above photo was taken September 17, 2010. Substance photo by George N. Schmidt.

[9 Years Ago] Occupy Chicago

[Free Press] Almost 10 years ago and that was some wild times covering the Occupy Protests we had to be careful not to get arrested by the police or attacked by the occupiers. It's when . . .

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[republished] Did Chicago Board of Education give away the Byrd school building to a Catholic school for $1 a year?

[original publish date October 1, 2010] While the Illinois Facilities Task Force is trying to figure out how to make Chicago Public Schools more "transparent" in its facilities planning, less than two miles from the . . .

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Above, the remains of the Richard E. Byrd Elementary School is in the background at the construction site at 363 W. Hill St. in Chicago (one block south of Division St. west of Orleans). Since the Chicago Board of Education transferred the property to the City of Chicago in February 2010 (with the provision that the site be used for

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George loved going to White Sox games

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June 19, 2016 Sox vs. Nationals

RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%

‘We were shocked’: RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%
09-14-20 - 10:00 AM by Rick Wartzman 6-minute read

The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually—if some . . .

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Be Your Higher Self - Chadwick Boseman - Black Panther Mural



Rahmaan Statik . Be Your Higher Self / Chadwick Boseman / black panther mural . Spray paint on brick wall . 12x40ft . 89th and commerical . southeast chicago



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Rahmaan Statik . Be Your Higher Self / Chadwick Boseman / black panther mural . Spray paint on brick wall . 12x40ft . 89th and commerical . south chicago
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History of Labor Day

History of Labor Day
Labor Day: What it Means
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. . . .

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Dr. John Kugler editing Substance

Long-time reporter John Kugler is now editing Substance. He took over the online news service in June 2020.

Substance, both as a subscription-paid, monthly newspaper for nearly 40 years and as an online news . . .

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Substance editor John Kugler

Trump administration declared teachers ‘essential workers.’ Here’s what that means.

The Trump administration is now labeling teachers “essential” workers, a move aimed at pushing school districts to open for in-person instruction for the fall semester amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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<br />ADVISORY MEMORANDUM ON ENSURING ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS ABILITY TO WORK DURING THE COVID-19 RESPONSE
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<br />FROM:	Christopher C. Krebs Director
<br />Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
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CDC issues federal eviction moratorium through end of year

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19




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The White House announced on Tuesday a blanket eviction ban through the end of the year covering nearly all residential renters, asserting the authority to do so through public health authorities provided to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
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<br />Renters who can't pay their lease due to COVID-19 will be able to go onto the CDC website to fill out a form seeking eviction protection. According to senior administration officials on a background press briefing, that CDC-granted order would bar residential landlords from pursuing eviction against tenants for failing to pay the rent because of the pandemic.

Stories about Substance founder and long-time editor George N. Schmidt on October 2018 Substance homepage

Dozens of stories about Substance founder George N. Schmidt, who died on Sept. 17, 2018, are published on the October 2018 Substance News homepage. Stories about George’s personal life appear on the left column . . .

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In memory of all those innocent souls that passed to heaven on 9/11 🇺🇸

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In memory of all those innocent souls that passed to heaven on 9/11/2001 🇺🇸