CORONAVIRUS

Christmas trees are really hot this year: 'People want an old-fashioned Christmas'

Christmas tree outlets are seeing brisk sales, possibly because of the coronavirus pandemic. WBBM Newsradio’s Rachel Pierson talks with retailers.
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Sheriff who wouldn't enforce restrictions tests positive for COVID-19

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones has tested positive for COVID-19, the department announced. Jones had said he would not enforce the governor’s limited curfew and other restrictions.
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Couple uses deposit from canceled wedding to feed 200 people on Thanksgiving

An Illinois couple canceled their big wedding amid the coronavirus pandemic and used their catering deposit to feed the needy. Read more on RADIO.COM.
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Did hotel host 'super spreader' wedding party? County investigates

A Hilton hotel in Prospect Heights has caught the attention of Cook County Public Health officials after it was reported there were nearly 300 people at a wedding party there.
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Carnival Cruise cancels more cruises due to ongoing pandemic

Carnival Cruise Line announces it is canceling more sailings due to the pandemic. The cruise line says itineraries from Port Canaveral, Galveston, and Miami scheduled for February are now canceled.
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Everyone who gets a COVID vaccine will be issued a vaccination card, health officials say

Americans who receive a COVID-19 vaccine will be getting a “vaccination card” to keep as evidence of their shots, health officials say. Read more on RADIO.COM.
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Airbnb announces plan to prevent large New Year's Eve house parties amid COVID pandemic

As the world continues to see COVID-19 cases rise, Airbnb has announced a plan to protect others on New Year’s Eve during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Warner Bros. to release entire 2021 slate of films to HBO Max, theaters

In a stunning shift, Warner Bros announced they’ll be sending 17 films from their 2021 slate straight to their streaming platform HBO Max for 31 days – the same day the films open in theaters on December 25.
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Obama says he may take COVID vaccine on TV so 'people know that I trust this science'

Former president Barack Obama says he will indeed take the COVID-19 vaccine – and that he may do so on TV to ease the concerns of Americans who are wary of it.
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Couple arrested after testing positive for COVID-19, then boarding flight to Hawaii

A couple on their way home to Hawaii with their 4-year-old were arrested Sunday after they boarded a United Airlines flight from San Francisco.
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