27 Schools While many schools were quick to confirm that they would continue to require vaccines, others will not mandate it or have yet to decide. Anna Bybee-Schier , Patch Staff Posted Replies ILLINOIS — Universities across Illinois are taking a variety of approaches to coronavirus vaccination after the state announced this week that vaccines would no longer be mandated for college students and employees. "As we continue to move toward living with this virus, my administration will relax some requirements while continuing to protect the most vulnerable and ensuring we can get every federal dollar our residents are eligible to receive," Gov. JB Pritzker said in a news release Wednesday. While vaccine requirements are over for universities, K-12 school personnel must still get vaccinated or test weekly. Northwestern, Loyola, Columbia and Roosevelt universities all plan to move forward with a vaccine mandate, the … [Read more...] about With State Mandate Lifted, IL Colleges Split On COVID Vaccine Rules
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Anyone who has ever been to a music festival knows that using the bathroom is an annoying chore at best, and at worst, a test of how long you can hold your breath and bladder. However, on Saturday afternoon at Outside Lands , armed with my Golden Gate Club wristband, that experience was “elevated.” Instead of waiting to exhale, I breathe deeply as I cleanse my hands in the spacious lavatory trailer with mid-tier designer soap (Public Goods, if you must know). Then I spritzed myself with a facial mist that smelled like fresh sheets from a boutique hotel. A wristband that allows entry to this luxurious bathroom, as well as a host of other perks including front of stage access, costs $1,995 for one day, plus fees (general admission is $175). I was given media access to this exclusive wonderland in order to experience the grandeur, and report back to you, the reader who is likely spending that amount of money on a month’s pandemic-reduced rent in a one-bedroom San Francisco … [Read more...] about I experienced the festival opulence of the $2,000 Outside Lands VIP pass
57 Schools The CDC is likely to announce changes in testing and social distancing recommendations for Illinois schools in the coming days. Shannon Antinori , Patch Staff Posted Replies ILLINOIS — Federal health authorities are expected to soon ease COVID-19 guidelines for schools, according to a new report. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could announce the changes in the coming days , CNN reported. The CDC is expected to ease guidelines that address screening for the virus, as well as social distancing recommendations. Regular COVID-19 screening in schools will likely be de-emphasized and the new measures are expected to loosen quarantine guidelines for those exposed to the virus, according to a preview of the plan obtained by CNN. The agency also reportedly plans to de-emphasize the 6-foot social distancing rule. Instead of consistent screenings in schools, the CDC will likely suggest that … [Read more...] about CDC Expected To Ease School COVID Guidelines: What It Means In IL
Let's be clear up front: No one knows for sure whether Archibald Butt and Francis Davis Millet were in a romantic relationship. In the times and society in which they lived, for such a thing to become known would have meant ruin. Here's what we do know. Butt never married. Millet was estranged from his wife and had a previous relationship with a man. Butt and Millet lived together in a mansion in Washington's tony Georgetown neighborhood, where they threw parties for the city's elite - including Butt's boss, President William Howard Taft. And in the weeks before they died on the Titanic, they were vacationing together in Europe. "The enduring partnership of Butt and Millet was an early case of 'Don't ask, don't tell,' " historian Richard Davenport-Hines wrote in 2012, referring to the policy that once required gay members of the military to keep their sexuality secret. A National Park Service page for the White House memorial fountain in their honor says they were "widely … [Read more...] about Two prominent men died on Titanic – were they secretly a couple?
What’s a crevice garden? It’s a rock garden taken right to the edge — an extreme design inspired by dramatic, impossible places like alpine ridges, windswept seacoasts and sun-baked deserts. Closer to home, you need only look underfoot to grasp the operating principle: See that single dandelion with its foothold in a tiny crack between curbstones or sidewalk pavers, no soil in sight? Its vibrant blooms scream in defiance of everything gardeners think they know about what plants want — just as a Saxifraga or Silene clinging to mere fissures in a vast, rugged landscape do. A new book, “The Crevice Garden: How to Make the Perfect Home for Plants From Rocky Places,” encourages us to emulate what’s at work in such scenes, large and small. Its authors, Kenton J. Seth , from Colorado, and Paul Spriggs, from British Columbia, are rock-garden designers who sometimes collaborate. With an ambitious lecture schedule, their 5,000-plus-member Modern Crevice Gardens Facebook group and … [Read more...] about Why You Should Try Crevice Gardening: ‘This Is the Future’
close Video American Academy of Pediatrics’ push for puberty blockers in transgender kids is ‘unethical’: Dr. Janette Nesheiwat Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat and Psychotherapist Stella O'Malley weigh in on the accusations made against the American Academy of Pediatrics for pushing puberty blockers before non-drug options for transgender children. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! A prominent transgender activist has come under fire for a social media post detailing a plan to send hormone therapy prescriptions to people living in states working to criminalize such drugs. "Wow @EliErlick is sending drugs to children across the country without prescriptions, parental consent, or any legal authority whatsoever. This is a crime on several different levels," the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh tweeted on Saturday. The tweet came in response to a screenshot of an Instagram post from activist Eli Erlick detailing that … [Read more...] about Conservatives accuse trans activist of illegally sending hormone ‘drugs to children,’ citing social media
“I want [Brittney Griner] to return back home. … [but] we cannot trade that horrible human being for her. It’s just not a fair trade,” professional basketball player Enes Kanter Freedom said during a Friday appearance on Fox News’ The Story with Martha MacCallum. Freedom, who has been an outspoken critic on human rights issues in countries such as Communist China, officially added the “Freedom” to his name after becoming a U.S. citizen in 2021. WNBA player Griner, who was arrested in February in a Moscow airport with CDB oil in her luggage, was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison on drug charges by a Russian court Thursday morning. The Biden administration reportedly made an offer to swap Brittney for convicted arms dealer and “Merchant of Death” Viktor Bout, who is being held on a 25-year sentence in the U.S. for selling weapons to a Columbian terror group. “I’ve been following her case very closely and the one thing that I will say, we cannot be sending a … [Read more...] about Enes Kanter Freedom: White House Cannot Exchange ‘Merchant of Death’ for Brittney Griner