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First Stop: COVID-19

Illinois Remains Among Nation's Leaders in COVID-19 Cases

Illinois ranks in the top 5 U.S. states for COVID-19 cases since March, but drops to 31st when population is factored.

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Second Stop: Election 2020

Young Voters Turn out in Historic Numbers

The 2020 election may prove to have a historic turnout of young voters, with the conservative end of calculations showing 52% of eligible voters ages 18 to 29 years-old cast ballots, an eight-point increase from 2016, an analysis of election data shows.

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Third Stop: Law Enforcement

Chicago Homicides Surge During Pandemic

The city's homicide rates have dropped after peaking in 2016, but data show that trend has shifted in a year when many are staying at home during a global pandemic.

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Fourth Stop: The Economy

Happy Graduation! Here's Your Spot in the Unemployment Line

June and December graduates are facing many closed doors as they try to hunt for entry-level jobs during the pandemic. Many are turning to service-industry jobs, which have been disappearing with the health restrictions.

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