Day: September 11, 2020

Here’s what’s happening Friday in the Chicago area with COVID-19

Illinois health officials on Thursday announced 1,360 new known cases of COVID-19 and 25 additional fatalities, bringing the total number of known infections in Illinois to 240,003 and the statewide death toll to 8,115 since the start of the pandemic. Officials also reported 40,795 new tests in the last 24 hours. The seven-day statewide positivity rate is 4.4%.



a group of people standing on top of a grass covered field: People dance while musicians play on Aug. 9, 2020, during a weekly event organized by El Corrillo de Humboldt Park. Bystanders picnic in the grass and enjoy the show each Saturday and Sunday during the free gathering.


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People dance while musicians play on Aug. 9, 2020, during a weekly event organized by El Corrillo de Humboldt Park. Bystanders picnic in the grass and enjoy the show each Saturday and Sunday during the free gathering.

A lack of vitamin D may be associated with a higher risk for getting COVID-19, according to newly published research out of the University of Chicago. Patients with untreated vitamin D deficiencies were nearly twice as likely to test positive for COVID-19 as patients with sufficient levels of

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Honor Watch ES Is A Luxury Budget Fitness Tracker With One Missing Feature

Honor has announced a new fitness tracker that looks like a smartwatch. The Honor Watch ES is its version of the Huawei Watch Fit, which has the character of a stretched Apple Watch.

Only European pricing has been revealed to date. The Honor Watch ES costs 99 Euro, and will be available from September 7. This suggests it may cost around $110-120 in the US.

Highlights are clear to see. The Honor Watch ES has a large, colourful screen for its cost, far outstripping the relatively basic Fitbit Inspire HR. And having had the chance to wear it for an hour, I can tell you the display looks far less odd than it may appear in promotional images. This thing looks like an upscale smartwatch.

Just one part is missing, an element present in Honor’s Watch Magic 2

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Jacob Blake appears via video from his hospital bed for first court appearance



a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Jacob Blake had his first court date on Friday.


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Jacob Blake had his first court date on Friday.

Wearing a blue dress shirt and a yellow tie, Jacob Blake, paralyzed after being shot in the back by a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer, made a first court appearance — and his first public appearance since being wounded — Friday from his hospital bed.

Blake is accused of one felony — third-degree sexual assault — and misdemeanor criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

He spoke briefly to the judge when asked if he understood the charges against him. When asked if he had any questions Blake responded, “At the moment, no, I don’t.”

His attorney, Patrick Cafferty, submitted not guilty pleas for all three charges.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by CNN, Blake unlawfully entered a home on May 3 and sexually assaulted a woman in her bedroom before leaving with her vehicle. The woman told

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