Chicago Would Not Immediately Reinstate Mask Mandate Should Region Move Into ‘High’ COVID Risk, Officials Say – NBC Chicago

Though Cook County could move into a level of high COVID-19 transmission by the end of the week, Chicago health officials say a mask mandate would not immediately return. The Chicago Department of Public Health said the additional mandates wouldn’t be reinstated because severe outcomes of a coronavirus infection are “relatively rare” and the burden…

Michigan gas prices hit new record high

DETROIT – Gas prices are once again reaching record highs. Nationwide the average price per gallon hit $4.50, raising new concerns that we could hit $5 this summer. As the U.S. average surged above $4.50 Monday (May 16) night, gas stations around Metro Detroit raised prices. It was common to see $4.79 and as high…

How High Inflation Can Turn Into Stagflation

America’s economic poisition is not strong at the moment. Inflation is around 8.5%, and the overall economy shrank at a 1.4% annualized rate in the first quarter. It takes two quarters of a declining economy to officially declare a recession, but the warning signs are ominous. In addition, regardless of whether or not the economy ends…

At Least 44 Minor League Baseball Teams Continue to Put Fans At High Risk of Dangerous Foul Ball Injuries

Foul Ball Safety Now has learned that at least forty-four minor league ballparks continue to operate in 2022 without safety netting past the end of the dugouts to protect fans from high-speed foul balls traveling into areas where families and young children are present. The worst example remains the Peoria Chiefs, the High-A Central affiliate…