Month: August 2020

Illinois Coronavirus Update Aug. 31: 233,355 Cases, 8,019 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials announced on Saturday 1,880 new cases of the coronavirus and 20 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. On Sunday, the state added another 1,992 cases and 11 deaths, bringing statewide totals to 233,355 confirmed infections and 8,019 known deaths. Another 1,702 probable cases and 209 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Bureau County: 1 male 70s

  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 females 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s

  • Lake County: 1 female 80s

  • Madison County: 1 female 70s

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Adopting A Dog Amid COVID-19 Near San Ramon

SAN RAMON, CA — Aug. 26 is National Dog Day, and an increasing number of people in San Ramon and other U.S. cities are turning to new four-legged friends to fend off loneliness and the abundance of time spent in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

In fact, some shelters are seeing a surge in demand for dog adoptions, according to Sarah Brasky, the founder and executive director of Foster Dogs Inc., a New York-based nonprofit that helps get dogs out of shelters and into foster homes.

“Shelter dogs are really winning in this entire coronavirus experience,” Brasky told The Associated

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How can you boost your 401(k)? Follow these baby boomer aging trends

Sure, millennials are the trendy crowd these days. But that doesn’t mean your stock portfolio can’t profit from investment trends tied to aging baby boomers.

Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, range in age from 56 to 74 now. And just because they’re getting older, doesn’t mean they don’t still carry clout.

There are more than 71 million boomers; only the millennial generation is bigger. Boomers are also the wealthiest generation. And if you follow the money – i.e. what the baby-boom generation spends their money on – you’re likely to find investment opportunities.

Money is made by profiting from

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Time to stop poisoning mountain lions and other wildlife

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The body of P-76, the third collared mountain lion to die of uncontrolled bleeding in the last two years, was found Jan. 30 in the Santa Susana Mountains north of Highway 118. (National Park Service )

Rats are unwelcome pests in our homes, offices and neighborhoods. But the powerful chemical pesticides that professional exterminators use to kill them cause some alarming collateral damage. They end up decimating the wildlife we want to thrive.

The California Legislature can step up in the next couple of days and put a stop to that.

There are

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