Is Sneezing a Symptom of COVID?

It's a question many allergy sufferers are wondering this time of year. With cases of the delta coronavirus variant sparking surges across the country and fall allergy season beginning, it might be hard to distinguish whether your symptoms are from pollen, just a cold or something more. According to the...
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On, Wisconsin! The Badger state couldn’t be more ready to host the Ryder Cup

Sixty-five years ago, American missiles flew over Whistling Straits. Not the golf kind — nothing like what Dustin Johnson will launch during the Ryder Cup next week. We’re talking the military kind, because Whistling Straits was not Whistling Straits in the late ’50s. Nowhere close. The tract of land was known as Camp Haven, an antiaircraft training ground for the United States Army. Team U.S.A.’s uniforms looked quite a bit different back then.
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Hometown Hero: Traffic stop ends not in tragedy, but in valuable lessons

CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — Traffic stops are one of the most common ways that people come into contact with police. For years we’ve seen cellphone video of those traffic stops turning into confrontational and sometimes dangerous incidents and those incidents have sparked protests across the country. Some of them have turned deadly, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to rethink policing in the community.
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Ike and Jon Barinholtz Talk Chicago Party Aunt's Unique, But Universal, Midwest Energy

We're just a matter of days away from the debut of Chicago Party Aunt, the latest adult animated series to be available to stream on Netflix. The series follows the adventures and misadventures of Diane Dunbrowski (Lauren Ash), a hard-partying, fiercely-loyal woman from the Windy City, whose relationships with her family, friends, and coworkers create plenty of wild adventures. The series' concept originated through Chris Witaske's long-running Twitter account of the same name, which saw "@ChiPartyAunt" lovingly poking fun at the specifics of Chicago culture.

Jamie Jones to bring Paradise to the Brooklyn Mirage

One of dance music’s most distinguished producers, Jamie Jones, is flying his Paradise event series from Ibiza to all the way to Brooklyn for a three-stage techno endeavor at the Brooklyn Mirage. Back for the first time since 2017, the house heavyweight is gearing up for a very special evening, bringing along with him the powerful minds of Kate Simko, Natalia Roth, Technasia, Tony Touch, and a striking US debut performance from Jamie Jones’ and Kate Simko’s cinematic and orchestral side project, Opus 1.

Q&A with Kyra Woods, Policy Advisor with the City of Chicago

Q: Tell me about your background. I read that your early connection with natural spaces led you to the work you are doing now. A: I grew up in Beverley, on the southwest side of Chicago. It’s a neighborhood known for it beautiful trees and home gardens, and my street had a lot of both. We had a neighbor who wanted to cut down a tree that was between his house and ours—I think it was a Japanese maple. I didn’t want him to do it, and my mother didn’t want him to do it either, but he cut it down anyway. I realize now that he probably had his reasons, but back then, I was so hurt by this, and I remember saying to one of my friends that we should have a funeral for this tree.

How to Turn the Dead Tree in Your Yard Into a Wooden Heirloom

Every homeowner with a yard has a tree removal story. It’s no wonder: The process is Herculean and expensive — not something one would soon forget. Mine started last summer, when the 70-foot black walnut tree in my backyard had to come down. Our behemoth had been threatening the neighborhood long before I moved in two years earlier. I’d spend every storm holding my breath and eyeing the window as she creaked and moaned, a ghastly noise more akin to a wooden tall ship than a tree.

Autographs & Art from Van Gogh to Hendrix Online Auction Opens Sept. 25

Wilton, CT – University Archives’ next major online-only auction, slated for Wednesday, September 29th at 10:30 am Eastern time, is titled Fabulous Autographs & Art, From Van Gogh to Hendrix. The 410-lot auction is jampacked with historical autographs, rare books, artwork, posters, photographs, ephemera, collectibles, and relics – something for every level of collector.
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Rockfort! French Music For September Reviewed By David McKenna

In his latest look at French releases, David McKenna surveys the effervescent rap scene and reviews a terror-stricken but cathartic album by Rien Virgule, Stranded Horse’s kora-laced folk and a couple of tasty tapes. Home page photo: Ateyaba. As with the umbrella term ‘rap’ in the UK, French rap now...