Column: New Chicago tourism slogan: ‘Please excuse our violence. We certainly do!’ At least it would be honest.
Two Chicago students from Simeon Career Academy High School were shot and killed within hours of each other. Perhaps Chicago should start marketing its violence so the whole city can share in the pain.chicagotribune.com
Storm dumps more than 18 inches of snow in West Ridge, Oak Park, less than half that at O’Hare, forecasters say
“As always, we’re advising drivers to slow down, because a lot of these crashes could be avoided,” Williams said. “You also need to increase your following distance, and move over if you see a car at the side of the road, and stranded motorists. The roads are bad, and you need to give driving all your attention if you’re out there. But if you don’t have to be, as always, the best thing is to stay home.”chicagotribune.com
TRAFFIC ALERT: I-81 tractor trailer crash in Roanoke County causing delays
Roanoke County – 8:25 a.m. update:Drivers can expect delays on their morning commute after a tractor trailer crash on I-81 at mile marker 143 in Roanoke County. According to VDOT, the South left lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed. Traffic backups are approximately 0.5 mile. Drivers can expect delays on their morning commute after a vehicle crash on I-81 at mile marker 143 in Roanoke County. According to VDOT, the South left lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed.
Illinois closing driver services offices from Tuesday until Dec. 7 because of COVID-19
Drivers who are eligible to renew their licenses online will receive a letter from the secretary of state’s office with instructions. Licenses expiring between Feb. 1, 2020, and Jan. 31, 2021, who are eligible for online renewal are expected to receive letters in December or January. Licenses expiring in February 2021 and later are due to receive their letters roughly 90 days before their license expiration.chicagotribune.com
Need some income as pandemic continues to unfold? Here are jobs that are more in-demand than ever
There are many jobs that are high in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, which, at the very least, can be a short-term Band-Aid to the financial worries people have. Here are some jobs in which people can make some cash, right now:Delivery driversYou could drive for a number of companies right now. With the pandemic further driving online retail sales, employees who can deliver those increased orders for companies are like gold right now. Grocery store helpThis isn’t much of a revelation, especially for those who have waited in long lines and seen empty shelves at grocery stores in recent weeks. Did we miss any other jobs that have grown in demand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic?
UPS training drivers to spot, report signs of human trafficking
According to WHAS, UPS is partnering with the group Truckers Against Trafficking to help its drivers spot signs of human trafficking along their routes. They have a traveling educational exhibit to help educate drivers, as well as steps drivers can take if they see something suspicious. Atlanta-based drivers were able to get a look inside the exhibit on Thursday, but soon, the efforts are going to be rolled out nationwide for all of UPS. According to the United States Chamber of Commerce, UPS began working with Truckers Against Trafficking since late 2016 and has been expanding its efforts since then.
AAA: Seniors not as bad at driving as many think
AAA: Seniors not as bad at driving as many think Statistics published by AAA refute the perception that elderly drivers are prone to crashes. A survey also reveals that a majority of elderly drivers support undergoing medical screenings before getting their license renewed. Jeff Pegues reports.cbsnews.com