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National Guard Cancels Drills as Congress Fails to Reimburse for Capitol Security

National Guard Cancels Drills as Congress Fails to Reimburse for Capitol Security

Congress redirected monies allotted to state National Guard divisions to pay for troops protecting the Capitol after the Jan. 6th insurrection to ensure the safety of those working in the building and protect the then-incoming presidential team. After months of Congressional delays, states were forced to cut their Guard budgets drastically. On July 27, 2021, […]

A Record of 21,683 COVID Cases Same Day Florida Bans K-12 Mask Rules

A Record of 21,683 COVID Cases Same Day Florida Bans K-12 Mask Rules

Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order banning mask mandates in K-12 schools the same day a record number of daily COVID-19 cases were reported in the state. On Friday, July 30, 2021, the governor’s directive orders the state’s health department to issue emergency mask rules. “Effective immediately,” decisions over whether students wear […]

Chicago Public Schools Updates Mask Mandates as COVID Surges

Chicago Public Schools Updates Mask Mandates as COVID Surges

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its mask rules, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) revised its School Masking Guidance on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Several days earlier, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced everyone must wear masks in all K-12 schools when the term begins on August 30. When […]

Texas State Rep. Jake Ellzey Wins Congressional District 6 Runoff Election

Texas State Rep. Jake Ellzey Wins Congressional District 6 Runoff Election

The runoff race for the Texas House of Representatives District 6 between two Republicans, Jake Ellzey and Susan Wright was determined by voters on July 27, 2021. The AP called the race for Ellzey when the tally indicated he secured more than 53 percent of the vote with almost all of the precincts reporting. Both […]

Lollapalooza’s Set to Return Just in Time for COVID Cases to Rise

Lollapalooza’s Set to Return Just in Time for COVID Cases to Rise

Chicago’s biggest summer event, Lollapalooza, is getting ready to kick back in for the summer, July 29-Aug. 1, 2021. In everyone’s attempt to return to normal and get rid of the social distancing protocols, it is no surprise that the city’s largest music festival will be held at full capacity this year. However, COVID-19 cases […]

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