In a normal month, Symonds’ Funeral Home in north suburban Highwood handles five to eight funerals. As the COVID-19 pandemic peaked here in May, that number jumped to 44. The vast majority of those were COVID cases, said Irving Symonds III.
Steve Georgas, who is credited with designing the policing strategy in response to the mostly peaceful protests during the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, said that he was called in to help “settle the ship” on May 31 following a full day of looting and mayhem in the city.
The lawsuit also accuses the stars of the Chicago-based home renovation show of “bungling” and grossly mismanaging “nearly every project they were associated with,” and Eckhardt of falsely claiming close ties with the Chicago city buildings department.
Nearly a year after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the law that introduced legal sports betting to the state as part of a massive gambling expansion, and three months after the state’s first-ever wager was placed at a suburban betting window, Illinois gamblers can now place bets from their cellphones following the Thursday morning launch of the state’s first-ever online sportsbook.