Winter Storm Causes 100-Car Pileup in Illinois

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Icy and snowy weather across the Great Plains and Midwest caused a huge car pileup on Interstate 39 in Illinois yesterday. There were more than 100 cars and semi trucks strewn across several hundred yards of the highway. Read more.

Sweeping Illinois Clean Energy Bill Also Bails Out Nuclear Power

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Illinois passed one of the most aggressive clean energy bills in the country on Monday, in a rousing success for environmental advocates that, unusually, also bails out some of the state’s biggest sources of clean power: nuclear energy.

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Google Might Owe You Money for Your Face if You Live in Illinois

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The tech company has settled for $100 million following a class action lawsuit in Illinois over data privacy concerns from users of the Google Photos app. Google took another hit today.

Attention, People of Illinois: It’s Time to Make Facebook Pay

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EON Reality and Illinois Institute of Technology Partner for Knowledge Metaverse Hub

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The partnership will begin with new EON-XR solutions for Illinois Institute of Technology. About Illinois Institute of Technology. Illinois Institute of Technology , also known as Illinois Tech, is a private, technology-focused research university.

Illinois Man Turns Down Treatment After Bat Bite, Dies a Month Later From Rabies

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A Illinois man had the unfortunate distinction of becoming the first case of human rabies seen in the state in almost 70 years, health officials reported this week.

The Mystery of Illinois' Short-Lived Cookie Monster Mural

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Forget the monoliths —there’s a new monument perplexing America. An artist was commissioned by a local business owner to create a mural of Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster on the side of his building.

EON Reality and Illinois Institute of Technology Partner for Knowledge Metaverse Hub

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The partnership will begin with new EON-XR solutions for Illinois Institute of Technology. About Illinois Institute of Technology. Illinois Institute of Technology , also known as Illinois Tech, is a private, technology-focused research university.

Two VR arcades open in Illinois 

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Two virtual reality arcades, Immersion Arcade and IVirtex opened in June in Illinois, offering players the chance to play games on the HTC Vive headsets. Immersion Arcade costs $10 for 15 minutes, and up to $60... News VR & AR Immersion Arcade IVirtex

I'm Not Lovin' It: Russia Unveils New McDonald's Logo

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Warehouse Collapse in Edwardsville Is Making Workers Question Amazon’s Purported Phone Ban at Work

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million-square-foot Amazon warehouse that collapsed in Edwardsville, Illinois was among the buildings hit by a series of deadly tornadoes on Friday that swept across six states, killing dozens of people.

Rivian R1T electric pickup to roll out June 2021 as Illinois factory sets up

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The Rivian R1S electric SUV will follow a couple of months later. Cars News Electric Pickup Trucks Rivian Rivian R1T

10,000 John Deere Union Workers Make Historic Gains, Ending Five-Week Strike

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Chicago Police Started Secret Drone Program Using Untraceable Cash: Report

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Striking John Deere Workers Reject Second Contract Offer, Hold the Line

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That means nearly 10,000 workers at plants in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas will remain on the picket line, telling their employer they’re fed up and… Read more. John Deere workers who have been striking in protest of the company’s contract offers since Oct.

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Chicago Teachers Locked Out of Digital Classrooms Amid Omicron Surge

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John Deere Workers Sure Look Like They’re About to Go On Strike

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The Disturbing Reason Facebook Is Paying People $397

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Some people in Illinois are getting checks for up to around $400 from Facebook, and the reason has everything to do with the company's use of biometric data.

Imagery-Assisted Digital Reality for Athletic Coaching

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We’re one step closer to a communication network based on quantum teleportation

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Researchers at Fermilab in Illinois were able to send quantum bits, called qubits, over 27 miles of fiber optic cables with fidelity of over 90%. News breaking twitter emerging technology Fermilab quantum teleportation

Amazon Faces Allegations It Harvested and Stored Sensitive Voice Data

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Amazon is being hit with a class-action suit alleging that the tech giant’s severs are storing biometric voice data from countless callers, in contravention of an Illinois privacy law.

Powerful Tornadoes Leave at Least 50 Dead Across 6 States

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The sun has risen on scenes of widespread destruction from Arkansas to Illinois following a series of deadly tornadoes that hit overnight on Friday.

Following Tornado Tragedy, Amazon Employees Can Now Keep Cell Phones at Work

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Following a deadly incident in an Illinois warehouse and internal pressure, Amazon has decided to allow employees in all its operations facilities worldwide to keep their personal cell phones with them permanently while at work.

Amazon Is Backing Off Its Cell Phone Ban Amid Safety Concerns

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After six workers died at an Amazon warehouse in Illinois that was hit by a powerful tornado on December 10, the company is walking back its plans to reinstate a workplace ban on cell phones.

GoFundMe for Boy Who Lost Both Parents in Fourth of July Shooting Raises $1.8 Million

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The boy’s parents were gunned down at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, which saw seven people murdered and dozens injured. A verified GoFundMe fundraiser for a 2-year-old boy who lost both of his parents to gun violence on Monday has raised over $1.8

Google Confirms Fireworks Display Over Highland Park Shooting News in Search Engine Was an Accident

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Google didn’t mean to display cheerful fireworks and an American flag in front of breaking news articles about the shooting in Highland Park, Illinois that left at least seven people dead and injured more than two dozen.

The teeniest robot in the world is a jumping crab

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Engineers from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois have developed the smallest walking robot ever, and it’s a crab. The half-millimeter robot is modeled after a peekytoe crab and is just the latest iteration in a long line of small robots created by the researchers.

U.S. Could See 2,000 Covid-19 Deaths Per Day by Christmas: Report

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7 Satellite Images Reveal the Shocking Toll of the Quad State Tornado Outbreak

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Thousands of residents from Arkansas to Illinois are reeling from a weekend of devastating tornadoes that touched down across six states and left at least 88 dead.

The Violent Fantasy of Kyle Rittenhouse

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Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen charged with shooting three protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, gets the fanmail congratulating him on his heroic exploits in juvenile detention, because he is 17 years old.

Can You Guess Who's in These Gorgeous Pop Culture Portraits?

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The Illinois-based artist can take any subjec t and make a painting so lifelike, so dynamic, that you’d swear it was a photo. “Wait, those are paintings?” It’s a phrase I hear often when discussing the work of painter Ashton Gallagher.

Woman Arrested Trying to Enter Hawaii With 'Maderna' Covid-19 Vaccine Card

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A 24-year-old woman from Illinois was arrested on Sunday while trying to enter Hawaii with a fake covid-19 vaccination record card. How did authorities know it was fake? For starters, the counterfeit card said the woman had received the “Maderna” vaccine rather than the Moderna vaccine.

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NEPA Hosting ‘Echo Arena’ Charity Cup For Special Olympics

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Mac Dougan, Assistant Director of Digital Initiatives for Special Olympics Illinois , believes that VR technology as a whole could have a monumental impact on sports inclusion. The in-person LAN event will take place next year at Busch Stadium’s Redbird Club in St. Louis.

Vader Immortal Will Bring ‘Lightsaber Battle’ To The Oculus Quest

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The Vader Immortal panel will take place Friday, April 12th at 11:30am PST on the Celebration Stage at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Star Wars Celebration 2019 takes place April 11th – April 15th at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. ILMxLAB teases lightsaber game mechanics in their upcoming Star Wars VR series.

Amazon agrees to allow warehouse employees phone access permanently

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In December 2021, an Amazon warehouse in Illinois collapsed after it was hit by a tornado, killing at least six people, and triggering warranted fear amongst Amazon workers that mobile phones would once again be banned in warehouses.

Remembering Rahmbamarama, the Obama Era's Most Zealous Fan Community

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The November 2008 post was a series of photos of Rahm Emanuel, the Illinois politician who had recently been named President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff.

Grand Prize Winner Richard Bernsee Talks about VR Fitness

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Exercise is also a nice compliment to his mostly sedentary occupation as senior IT analyst for the University of Illinois at Chicago. A lifelong, self-proclaimed “computer geek,” Richard Bernsee recognized in his late teens that he needed to make working out a priority if he wanted to be fit.