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US easing foreign COVID-19 travel restrictions

Those travel bans had become the source of growing geopolitical frustration, particularly among allies in the UK and EU where virus cases are far lower than the U.S. The easing comes ahead of

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Illinois coronavirus: Positivity rate dips to two-month

(2 days ago) 2 days ago · The city updated its travel quarantine advisory for unvaccinated people to remove California and Puerto Rico, where case numbers have improved, but nonessential travel is still discouraged across

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Statewide hotel group sees glimmer of hope in easing of

(Just Now) 2 days ago · The new policy replaces a patchwork of travel restrictions first instituted by President Donald Trump last year and tightened by Biden earlier this year that restrict travel by non-citizens who

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Wisconsin, Indiana back on Chicago’s COVID-19 travel

(9 days ago) Chicagoans can request an in-home shot by calling (312) 746-4835. For help finding a dose in suburban Cook County, visit cookcountypublichealth.org or call (833) 308-1988. To find other Illinois

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Travel continues to be an issue in the WNBA, except when

(5 days ago) Every once in a while, there’s a silver lining in WNBA travel. In the Sky’s case, on their flight from Seattle to Phoenix on Aug. 30, it was a two-foot-high gold and blue BMX trophy.

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Missouri, Arkansas back on Chicago’s travel advisory list

(6 days ago) Two nearby states found themselves back on Chicago’s travel advisory list Tuesday as the highly transmissible Delta variant coronavirus rapidly spreads across the country. Unvaccinated travelers

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Coronavirus deaths hit nearly seven-month high in Illinois

(7 days ago) Vermont had been the only state not considered a hot spot on the city’s travel COVID-19 advisory list, but it too has surpassed the threshold of 15 daily cases per 100,000 residents, meaning the

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Pritzker ‘hopeful’ Illinois’ Delta surge nearing peak as

(2 days ago) The city updated its travel advisory to include the entire nation except Vermont, and is now asking unvaccinated travelers to quarantine for at least a full week even if they have proof of a

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COVID travel passports: Airline industry pushes United

(Just Now) “Every time that there is a surge in travel, we have a surge in cases in this country,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the federal agency’s director.

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Chicago travel advisory: What you need to know about it

(3 days ago) The travel advisory also doesn’t apply to people who passed through flagged states during the course of travel as long as they didn’t stay longer than 24 hours. This can include drivers on

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Illinois coronavirus: Chicago lifts travel restrictions as

(4 days ago) Chicago has lifted its emergency travel restrictions for travelers from all states as Illinois’ pandemic position improves — just 401 new coronavirus cases and an all-time low average seven

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Foreign travel presents added challenges — and

(2 days ago) Foreign travel presents added challenges — and opportunities — during COVID. The Nabataean tomb called the Treasury peeks from between the walls of the Siq in the ancient city of Petra in

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EU takes US off safe travel list, backs travel

(6 days ago) The European Council updates the safe travel list based on criteria relating to coronavirus infection levels. It gets reviewed every two weeks. The threshold for being on the EU list is having not

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Kentucky added to Chicago’s travel quarantine list

(6 days ago) The Chicago Department of Public Health also updated its COVID-19 travel quarantine list to include Kentucky. The latest cases were confirmed among 31,363 tests, lowering the state’s testing

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US to restrict travel from India over COVID starting

(8 days ago) AP. WASHINGTON — The U.S. will restrict travel from India starting May 4, the White House said Friday, citing a devastating rise in COVID-19 cases in the country and the emergence of potentially

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Reactions to Chicago’s self-quarantine order for travelers

(9 days ago) A sign at Midway Airport announces the city’s latest travel order, requiring a 14-day quarantine for people traveling from 15 states with high rates of coronavirus cases. Clare Proctor/Sun-Times

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Father killed while shielding young daughter from gunfire

(8 days ago) Travell Miller’s last act before dying in an ambush on the West Side was shielding his 7-year-old daughter from gunfire and possibly saving her life, his family says.

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Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska and South Dakota added to

(Just Now) Washington D.C., which had been on the travel advisory list last week, was removed as the rate of infections in the capital dropped to 13.7 cases per 100,000 residents. A maskless South Dakota Gov

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State unveils travel map to help travelers avoid

(6 days ago) State unveils travel map to help travelers avoid coronavirus hotspots. Higher risk areas are colored purple, lower risk in blue. Gov. J.B. Pritzker Monday announced the unveiling of a new travel

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Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network plans to travel more in

(7 days ago) Marquee is planning to travel for roughly half of the road trips in the second half of the Cubs’ season. It was the only regional sports network to travel in the first half.

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Holiday travel in Chicago: 5 million travelers expected to

(3 days ago) AAA estimates 115.6 million people will travel nationwide between Sunday and Jan. 1, an increase of 3.9% from last year and the highest it began tracking travelers in 2000. The vast majority of

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Iowa, Oklahoma added to Chicago’s travel quarantine list

(8 days ago) Illinois’ neighbor to the west was added to the city’s travel quarantine list Tuesday, along with Oklahoma, as COVID-19 cases spike in those states. Fifteen other states with infection rates

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Wisconsin re-joining Chicago’s 14-day travel advisory

(5 days ago) Wisconsin re-joining Chicago’s 14-day travel advisory. Meanwhile, Illinois health officials on Tuesday announced 1,531 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, along with 30 additional deaths. That

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Travel ban: US rescinds global ‘do not travel’ coronavirus

(Just Now) The revised country-specific travel advice is available at https://travel.state.gov. However, Americans still face travel restrictions across the world because of the uncontrolled spread of the

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Dear Abby: Friends say I need to travel without my kid

(1 days ago) Dear Abby: Friends say I need to travel without my kid, but I don’t. Despite the pressure to take a ‘break’ from parenting, mom is content to stay home with her husband and 3-year-old. DEAR

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Biden to reinstate COVID-19 travel rules, add South Africa

(5 days ago) Biden to reinstate COVID-19 travel rules, add South Africa. Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci called Biden’s decision “prudent” Monday in a round of television interviews

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Dupage County charges: Barlett travel agent allegedly

(8 days ago) A Bartlett-based travel agent allegedly stole more than $100,000 from clients and gave them fake tickets in return. Ultimate Travel owner Colleen Kosiek pocketed money intended to pay for travel

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Woman charged with violating travel restriction after

(4 days ago) Woman charged with violating travel restriction after Indiana Toll Road crash Shannon L. Taylor, 47, was driving a white Ford Taurus when it crashed into a red Ford truck on I-90 near the Lake

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Chicago’s new normal: When will tourists come back in the

(1 days ago) The city also has benefited from a travel and tourism boom boosted by the strong economy that followed the 2008 Great Recession, with 153,700 jobs tied to Chicago tourism in 2019.

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‘Synchronic’ review: Risky time-travel drug keeps two EMT

(9 days ago) ‘Synchronic’: Risky time-travel drug keeps two EMT’s busy in a gritty indie A great buddy relationship is at the center of a film full of big ideas and psychedelic journeys. By Richard

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Wisconsin, three other states added to Chicago COVID

(1 days ago) Four more states — Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebraska and North Dakota — are being added to Chicago’s 14-day travel quarantine and compliance will no longer be purely voluntary.

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Chicago ‘making real progress’ as Illinois reports 1,466

(7 days ago) Illinois has logged an average of 1,694 new coronavirus cases per day over the last week, down from about 2,166 new cases per day over the first eight days of September.

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Evelyn Echols, travel school founder, business pioneer

(1 days ago) If travel arrangements weren’t exactly right for Hollywood movie queen Joan Crawford, “You were in the soup,” Echols said in an interview last month with the Chicago Sun-Times. Mrs. Echols

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Coronavirus live blog, Sept. 1: 3 more states added to

(2 days ago) 8:55 p.m. 3 more states added to Chicago’s quarantine travel list as Illinois sees another 39 COVID deaths AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 12: Nurses speak to people being tested for Covid-19 at

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Coronavirus live blog, Oct. 14, 2020: Pritzker offers

(4 days ago) Changes to the list of states affected by the travel advisory are announced on Tuesdays and take effect the following Friday. Indiana officially goes on the list as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, along

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Travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be

(6 days ago) Getty file photo. Domestic travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted after Jan. 1, Chicago police say. Even though marijuana will still be illegal under federal law — and

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Will Wisconsin be next state added to Chicago travel order

(2 days ago) It has gotten a lot of people to be really re-thinking their vacation plans or adapting their business travel, changing it where it’s not necessary, which is the biggest goal,” she said.

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State Department halts passport services for travelers

(6 days ago) The reduced services went into effect March 20 after the department raised a global travel advisory warning Americans not to leave the country. By USA …

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Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions

(5 days ago) Trump last week called for a “tougher” travel ban after a bomb partially exploded on a London subway. “The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific

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Coronavirus live blog, Sept. 23: Illinois sees additional

(8 days ago) 1:49 p.m. Wisconsin re-joining Chicago’s 14-day travel advisory Wisconsin will return to the list of states on Chicago’s COVID-19 travel advisory. AFP/Getty Images.

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Trump rolls back Obama-era efforts with ban on popular

(4 days ago) Cruise travel from the U.S. to Cuba began in May 2016 during President Barack Obama’s opening with the island. It has become the most popular form of U.S. leisure travel to the island, bringing

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Marvin Weinstein obituary: Former Sun-Times travel writer

(8 days ago) Marvin Weinstein’s story can’t be told without the word “curmudgeon” or rough-and-tumble travel. Mr. Weinstein, a Morton Grove resident who was a reporter and copy editor for the Sun-Times

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Coronavirus live blog, July 28: Need some COVID-safe

(3 days ago) Ticketing is coming for Chicagoans who travel to any of the 20-plus states subject to Chicago’s 14-day travel quarantine, Dr. Allison Arwady, the city’s health commissioner, said Tuesday.

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Beijing says pandemic won’t delay 2022 Winter Olympics

(8 days ago) China says pandemic won’t delay 2022 Winter Olympics. Organizers have not announced what rules will be in place for athletes, officials and coaches at the 2022 Winter Olympics, or if fans will

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LeBron James goes viral with blatant travel vs. Jazz: ‘One

(4 days ago) James, who finished with 20 points and 12 assists in the Lakers’ 121-96 victory, told reporters after the game that the Freudian travel was “probably one of the worst things I’ve ever done

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Couple accused of scamming Social

(3 days ago) They insisted Margaret was the travel agency employee. Now the Marcellos have been charged in a scam to swindle more than $111,000 out of the Social Security Administration over eight years.

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Coronavirus: Trump announces travel ban from Europe for 30

(5 days ago) Trump unveils virus response in national address, including suspending travel from Europe for 30 days The U.K. will be exempt from the European travel restrictions. By Associated Press Mar 11

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