Month: June 2020

As the wealthy retrench amid the coronavirus crisis, low-wage workers take the hit

Except for a period during the Vietnam War in the 1970s and when she first settled in California a decade later, manicurist Liz Le had never experienced a long stretch of unemployment.

For 25 years she has worked at the same nail salon on Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills. It’s where her hard life — raising three daughters as a single mother with a low-wage job after losing her husband in Vietnam — intersected with the smooth hands of her more fortunate clients.

Today, however, as COVID-19 rampages through California, Le has not heard from many of her regular clients

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189 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Deerfield

DEERFIELD, IL — Like every other municipality in Illinois, the Village of Deerfield has been dealing with its own unique data points regarding the coronavirus. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 189 people have contracted COVID-19 in Deerfield since the outbreak began. That’s an increase of 10 cases since June 19.

The Lake County Health Department reports there have been 9,561 confirmed cases in Lake County. That’s an increase of 317 cases since June 19. For further comparison, there was an increase of 282 cases between June 12-19. In addition, there have been 382 deaths. That’s an increase

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No New Coronavirus Deaths For 2nd Week In Arlington Heights

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — Like every other municipality in Illinois, Arlington Heights has been dealing with its own unique data points regarding the coronavirus. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, 31 people have died due to COVID-19 in Arlington Heights since April 8. This marks the second consecutive week since Patch has tracked this data that the municipality has gone without recording a coronavirus death. For comparison, there was an increase of five deaths between June 5-12. The most deaths in a single day were six on May 23.

As of Friday, there have been 530 coronavirus-related cases in

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Illinois Coronavirus Update June 26: 140,291 Cases, 6,847 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials announced 857 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday and 39 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The statewide totals now stand at 140,291 confirmed infections and 6,847 deaths, not counting another 1,000 probable cases and an additional 204 probable deaths.

The latest deaths include:

  • Cass County: 1 male 80s

  • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 male 90s

  • DuPage County: 1 female 70s,

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The secretive government agency planting ‘cyanide bombs’ across the US

<span>Photograph: AP</span>
Photograph: AP

The call came over Tony Manu’s police radio one March day in 2017: some sort of pipe had exploded in the hills outside Pocatello, Idaho and the son of a well-known local doctor was hurt, or worse.

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Manu, a long-time detective with the county sheriff’s office, was shocked. A pipe bomb in Pocatello?

“We were like, ‘Holy shit,’” says Manu. He hit the gas and screeched up winding mountain roads outside of town. “I thought maybe [the victim] was missing a leg or something. That is

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