Chicago restricts travel to and from Indiana due to COVID-19 | Government and Politics

“Please don’t go unless you really need to go,” Arwady pleaded. “We have no goal here in Chicago except to control the spread of COVID, and that Hegewisch area has repeatedly been a hot spot area for us.”

Under the city’s order — which does not apply to the rest of Illinois — the quarantine requirement is triggered following all “non-essential” travel from Indiana to Chicago or Chicago to Indiana,

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Pelosi: No Airline Aid Without Larger Stimulus Package | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would not support a stand-alone aid measure for the crippled airline industry unless the White House agreed to move forward with a larger coronavirus stimulus package.

“Let me just be really clear: I have been open to having a stand-alone bill for the airlines or part of a bigger bill. But there is no stand-alone bill without a bigger bill,” the California Democrat said

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Region leaders scoff at Chicago possibly restricting travel to and from Indiana | Government and Politics

LaPorte Mayor Tom Dermody, a Republican, likewise rejected the implication that his city isn’t doing all it can to combat the coronavirus.

“We take this pandemic very seriously and are sparing no effort to help protect the health and safety of our residents,” Dermody said. “Fighting COVID-19 is our No. 1 priority, and we will do what we can to keep residents healthy while also keeping the economy going.”


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FACTBOX-Transgender figures in politics around the world

LONDON, Oct 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Petra De Sutter, a gynecologist serving as a Green party member of the European Parliament, was named as deputy prime minister in Belgium this week – becoming the most senior transgender government official in Europe.

With LGBT+ rights becoming more accepted worldwide, gay and trans politicians have gained greater prominence in recent years, and Pauline Ngarmpring became

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Coronavirus: ‘Astonishing recklessness’ – MP suspended for taking 400 mile train journey despite knowing she had COVID-19 | Politics News

An MP who took a train hundreds of miles from Westminster to her constituency despite knowing she had coronavirus has been suspended from her party and is facing calls to resign.

The Scottish National Party’s Margaret Ferrier originally travelled down to London and attended Parliament while waiting for her coronavirus test result.

She then spoke in the Commons, knowing that she had recently developed symptoms of the disease.

Once she

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Deep Vellum will reissue ‘The Accommodation,’ a history of racial politics in Dallas, next fall

A 199-page book published in 1987 has again caught our eyes. The Accommodation: The Politics of Race in an American City, by journalist Jim Schutze, chronicles the history of race and racism in Dallas. Viewing the long-out-of-print text as vital reading to understand the city, some Dallas residents have shared the book among themselves digitally and in bootleg form for decades. Back in June, an unknown vigilante began tweeting it

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ELECTION 2020: Congressional candidate Cameron Webb visits Danville for NAACP event | Govt. and Politics

Among Saturday’s attendees included Robin Scott King, the niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and L. Louise Lucas, the president pro tem of the Senate of Virginia. Lucas spoke to the crowd briefly before introducing, and offering her endorsement of, Cameron Webb, the Democratic candidate running to represent Virginia’s 5th Congressional District in November.

Webb told the crowd about his background — as a child of Central

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