Unique Memorial Day Weekend Due To Gathering Limits

GLENVIEW, IL — It promises to be a Memorial Day weekend like no other with the State of Illinois still under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic. Traditionally, large gatherings at public events like parades and fireworks shows are a big part of the holiday. That will not be the case this year as all are cancelled, but municipalities like Glenview will be proactive in making sure people follow the rules and stay safe.

” We will continue doing what we have been doing since the original executive order,” Cathy Sostak, Glenview deputy chief of police, told Patch. “If we get complaints, we will respond and if there are any violations we will remind them of the order and ask for compliance.”

With the state expected to move into Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan on May 29, some rules with regard to people congregating

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Cyclone wreaks deadly havoc in India and Bangladesh

A woman cycles through heavy rain as Cyclone Amphan approaches Kolkata.
A woman cycles through heavy rain as Cyclone Amphan approaches Kolkata.

Cyclone Amphan has made landfall in eastern India and Bangladesh, killing at least 15 people as it lashed coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain.

Trees were uprooted and homes toppled in both countries, including in the Indian city of Kolkata in West Bengal.

Nearly three million people were evacuated – most of them in Bangladesh – before the severe storm hit.

Coronavirus restrictions have been hampering emergency and relief efforts.

Covid-19 and social-distancing measures have made mass evacuations more difficult for authorities, with shelters unable to be used to full capacity.

The storm is the first super cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal since 1999. Though its winds have now weakened, it is still classified as a very severe cyclone.

People rushed for shelter in Kolkata as the cyclone approached
People rushed for shelter in Kolkata as the cyclone approached

“Our estimate is that some areas

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Here’s Why Sports Fans Are Going Wild for NASCAR’s Big Return

Start your engines sports fans. Games and races are slowly but surely beginning again.

After the Coronavirus pandemic put a big pause on major events like baseball, basketball and the 2020 Olympics, fans received a major sign of progress this weekend when NASCAR returned to the small screen.

Fox’s coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series had more than 6.2 million viewers across the nation.

And while fans weren’t able to watch up close and personal at Darlington Raceway in North Carolina, the numbers prove Americans were ready for one of the first live sporting events in the country since the Coronavirus was declared a national emergency on March 13.

For those who missed out on the weekend race, you are still in luck! The Toyota 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at the same venue is scheduled for Wednesday night. In fact, Jewel will be singing the national anthem before

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New workplace guidelines push teams to tap into their creative side

NASCAR’s engineers, crew chiefs and top wrenches typically maximize the pushing of limits, whether it’s in discovering efficiencies in their work week or trying to find a competitive edge on the speed chart. These days, innovation has taken another form in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak as teams follow new guidelines to prepare for racing to resume.

Adhering to those safeguards has required NASCAR organizations to retool the way they do business with only limited personnel permitted at race shops. Guidance has come from state and local government officials but also from the teams themselves, which have been proactive in creating their own protocols for working safely.

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It’s all made teams think differently about their approach ahead of NASCAR’s return to action in Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at

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Rag & Bone Lays Off Retail, Corporate Workers

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Rag & Bone is yet another company that’s making permanent changes due to the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus.

The brand has permanently laid off at least 70 employees, WWD has learned, a mix of retail and corporate workers, and furloughed the rest of its staff for the time being. The layoffs affect operations in the U.S., where it has 30 stores, including several outlet locations.

A company representative confirmed there were layoffs without specifying how many people were affected, but said there was a reduction in employees across the whole of corporate and retail.

“A comprehensive assessment of all areas within the business was made to maintain the critical needs of the organization,” the company said in a statement.

Those who lost their jobs with Rag & Bone permanently were given severance and assistance with health-care benefits. According to

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