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

Illinois health officials Tuesday announced 1,617 new known cases of COVID-19 and 32 additional confirmed fatalities, bringing the total number of known infections in Illinois to 305,011 and the statewide death toll to 8,836 since the start of the pandemic.



a group of people sitting at a table with a bunch of stuffed animals: Mourners add to a memorial on Sept. 9, 2020, during a vigil in memory of Dajore Wilson, 8, near where she was killed at 47th Street and South Union Avenue in the Canaryville neighborhood.


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Mourners add to a memorial on Sept. 9, 2020, during a vigil in memory of Dajore Wilson, 8, near where she was killed at 47th Street and South Union Avenue in the Canaryville neighborhood.

Officials reported 49,513 new tests in the last 24 hours. The seven-day statewide positivity rate is 3.4%.



a traffic light at night: The setting sun is is seen along East Madison Street before the fall equinox on Sept. 21, 2020, in Chicago.


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The setting sun is is seen along East Madison Street before the fall equinox on Sept. 21, 2020, in Chicago.

Earlier Tuesday, city officials said Indiana again is in danger of being added to Chicago’s quarantine travel order next week. While the neighboring state

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Here’s what’s happening today at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

Mobility enthusiasts from around the world, welcome to Day One of TC Sessions: Mobility 2020! Get ready for two days of programming dedicated to the people and technology behind the transformation of transportation.

Mobility’s a rapidly evolving revolution, and we’re thrilled to have the community’s best founders, investors and technologists standing by ready to help you build your startup, expand your portfolio or take your career to the next level.

Ready to get your mobility mojo moving? Here’s a brief taste of today’s events — speakers, interviews and breakout sessions. Visit the TC Sessions: Mobility agenda, plan your day and don’t forget about the world-class networking — we built time for it into the schedule. Opportunity’s pounding on the door…fling it open, people!

Timing is everything: Check the agenda for exact times. It will automatically reflect the time zone in which you’re currently located. Okay, let’s get to the good

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RazerCon is happening on October 10th. Here is what you need to know.

Chroma RGB, DragonForce, games, and announcements are all on deck for Razer’s first live celebration.

What you need to know

  • Razer is announcing RazerCon – an annual celebration of gaming.
  • RazerCon 202 is free and takes place on October 10th.
  • Live concerts, giveaways, product reveals, and game previews are all on tap for the live event.

Back in the day (read 2019), it was common to have meetups or even full-blown conferences in person. So, it’s of little surprise that Razer, one of the most recognized brands in PC gaming (who also has a very dedicated fanbase) would launch a similar “-con” celebration that is also online only.

RazerCon is a proposed “a full-day digital event produced by Razer and its network of hardware and software partners” that takes place on Saturday, October 10th, and livestreamed across Razer’s major social network channels, including Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

What does

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Archbishop Sheen on 3 Wounds (and 3 Myths) That Explain What’s Happening Today| National Catholic Register

It was the mid-1960s but it might as well be today. Bishop Fulton Sheen was explaining to his TV audience the three sources of the despair and nihilism in the world — which have only multiplied — and the one solution that definitely eradicates it because he was talking about “hope for a wounded world.”

But through the next five decades, people listened less and less to what he had to say, for the most part ignoring his insights and guidance as they did the prophet Jeremiah’s.

Let’s listen to Sheen’s perceptive revelations in the midst of today’s constant blaring headlines and skewed news reports to see the perennial problem yet still have strong reason to hope.

“There seems to be so much despair in the world,” Sheen began. Then right away he gave an image that despair does not have the final word. He pulled out the legend of

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