Nursing Homes, Healthcare Workers Expected to Get COVID Vaccine First, Teachers Will Have to Wait

Front line health workers and residents of long-term care facilities are expected to receive the vaccine for COVID-19 before other demographics, according to a Tuesday recommendation by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Educators, under pressure to hold in-person classes, may not receive the vaccine until later.



a bicycle parked on the side of a building: Some education experts believe that teachers should be among the first groups of people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.


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Some education experts believe that teachers should be among the first groups of people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Decisions made by the ACIP are not legally binding. Currently, no vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for general use. However, two vaccines in Phase III trials are expected to be reviewed for emergency use in December.

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With the virus surging across the country, some teachers believe they should be on the highest tier of priority for receiving a vaccine. Others disagree with that opinion, stating that health care workers should be first in

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253 Supreme T-shirts expected to sell for $2M in Christie’s sale

In 2014, James Bogart bought his first T-shirt from the cult US streetwear brand Supreme. In the six years since, he has acquired every single retail-released tee sporting the label’s iconic box logo — a collection now expected to sell for around $2 million.



text: A shot of The Box Logo Collection, containing over 250 Supreme shirts.


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A shot of The Box Logo Collection, containing over 250 Supreme shirts.

Bogart’s Box Logo Collection will be presented as a private sale alongside an online auction of other rare Supreme items at Christie’s in New York. The collection, described by the auction house as a “holy grail” for Supreme fans and collectors, contains 253 different shirts released between 1994 to 2020 — the entire course of the brand’s history.



arrow: A skateboard collaboration between Supreme and Louis Vuitton.


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A skateboard collaboration between Supreme and Louis Vuitton.

Supreme’s brand and more recent fame have been built through social media hype and scarcity. Its clothes can only be bought online or through

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Cook County announces effort to combat expected wave of evictions, foreclosures

“A wave is on the horizon here in Cook County and across the country,” Preckwinkle said, and “the heaviest burden will fall on the most vulnerable among us, Black and Brown residents. This is unacceptable.” 

Along with representatives of the Cook County Board, Chicago City Hall and the Circuit Court of Cook County, Preckwinkle unveiled an initiative called Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt, or CLAAHD, a county-wide effort to help people deal with eviction, foreclosure, tax debt and property deed issues. 

Its initial funding is $1 million from the county’s share of CARES Act funding, but Preckwinkle said she expects the programs to last well beyond the use of that money and called on Congress to provide more aid. 

The aim is to prevent widespread displacement from housing due to “a crisis that none of us expected,” said Alma Anya, commissioner of Cook County’s Seventh District, on

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Airport board awards firefighting bid to private Wisconsin contractor; $1 million savings expected yearly | Politics

The airport continues to lose revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic as would-be customers opt to stay home or are barred from traveling. Passenger count has been sliced in half from the last year to date, and parking revenue is down nearly $5 million. 

If signed, the five-year contract with Pro-Tec could save the airport that amount. 

Tulsa Fire Chief Michael Baker said the lowest amount the department could offer TIA in negotiations, providing only for minimum staffing, was about $1.3 million. 

”We reduced and cut costs as best we can, and we could just not get to a number that was comfortable with the airport and us,” Baker said.  

Despite the differences in costs, Higgins assured board members the change in service providers would come at no change to public safety, and she described Pro-Tec as the “best fit for our needs today.” 

“This in no way affects the level

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Airport board awards fire-fighting bid to private Wisconsin contractor; $1 million savings expected yearly | Local News

If signed, the 5-year contract with Pro-Tec could save the airport just that. 

Tulsa Fire Chief Michael Baker said the lowest amount the department could offer TIA in negotiations, providing only for minimum staffing, was about $1.3 million. 

”We reduced and cut costs as best we can, and we could just not get to a number that was comfortable with the airport and us,” Baker said.  

Despite the differences in costs, Higgins assured board members the change would come at no change to public safety, and described Pro-Tec as the “best fit for our needs today.” 

“This in no way affects the level of safety to our customers,” Higgins said. 

Baker said he understands the airport’s decision in light of its budgetary circumstance, but he knows it will come at costs to the fire department, as well.

Seventeen Tulsa firefighters staff the airport fire station now, he said, and for

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Growth in FDI inflow expected after Qatar expands land areas for foreign ownership, says Build Your House 2021 expo organiser

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow into the residential real estate market is expected to increase in pace after Qatar allowed foreigners to own real estate properties, the organiser of Build Your House 2021 exhibition has said.

This growth is expected as the law regulating the ownership and use of real estate by non-Qataris entered into force after the issuance of Cabinet Resolution No 28 of 2020, specifying 25 areas in which non-Qataris may own and benefit from real estate, said Rawad Sleem, general manager of NeXTfairs.
Sleem said the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Interior recently launched an office for non-Qatari real estate ownership in The Pearl to provide real estate ownership and utilisation services through one window for investors.
The office enables the beneficiaries to obtain the title deed in less than an hour; it also provides, through an automated system developed by the two ministries, the

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Smart Homes Are Expected to Do More in the WFH Landscape

Success in business often comes down to knowing the customer, and this is especially true during pivotal times when consumer needs and priorities are changing quickly. The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic — which has caused fundamental changes to the way the world lives and works — is a pivotal moment for the security industry.

The lives and the expectations of our customers are undergoing a sea-change, and so the life of the security professional is also changing. That statement is not meant to ring an alarm bell, but rather to alert the integrator to the fact that a change in consumer expectations can open a world of new opportunities.

Customers today want to extend their security systems to include their entire property, and they want cameras to identify strangers long before they even reach the front porch. They want algorithms to quickly tell the difference between a burglar and a raccoon,

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Truth Restaurant Price Drop Expected To Land Buyer

JOLIET, IL — In May, the owners of Truth Restaurant put their property at the corner of West Jefferson Street and Raynor Avenue up for sale at $499,000. After 17 years, the owners of Truth decided to close rather than try to keep their restaurant afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Although other restaurant properties along West Jefferson Street have changed hands in recent months, the latest being the former Wild Horse Bar & Grill property, the Truth property remains available. Now, the property listing has dropped by $50,000. Now, you can buy the Truth property for $449,000, according to listing agent Ted Aretos of Eatz & Associates.

Aretos told Joliet Patch this week that there has been strong and continued interest in the Truth restaurant property. He said he participated in a showing at 808 West Jefferson St. in recent days. The sale includes two separate buildings plus a large

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Sale of state fairgrounds site for Amazon project expected to close soon after judge halts restraining order

The city of Detroit’s sale of the former Michigan State Fairgrounds property for an Amazon project is expected to close in the next few days after a Michigan appeals court judge struck down an order that temporarily halted the deal last week.

The back-and-forth battle over the pivotal site’s fate came through a lawsuit that a community group filed over the proposed deal between the city and developers to build out a $400 million facility with Amazon.com Inc. as tenant.

The State Fairgrounds Development Coalition, which was seeking a publicly usable redevelopment of the site, has railed against the Amazon deal and sued the city over it on Oct. 20.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan expects the city’s agreement to sell the land to Detroit-based Sterling Group and Dallas-based Hillwood Enterprises LP will close in the next few days, he told reporters at an ad-hoc news conference early Wednesday afternoon. The

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Home prices jump 6.7% in September, but are expected to moderate

Despite home prices rising 6.7% year over year in September, CoreLogic’s Home Price Index Forecast (HPI) estimates home prices will moderate next year, increasing 0.2% nationally by September 2021 as higher prices erode affordability.

Home purchase demand managed to maintain pace through the summer, and now through the fall, as record low mortgage rates continued to encourage new borrowers to enter the market. According to CoreLogic, it wasn’t just new homebuyers, but homeowners looking to trade up or invest in a second home with rock-bottom rates who were driving the boom.

“Housing continues to be a bright spot during an otherwise challenging economic time for many U.S. households. Those in sectors that weathered the transition to remote work successfully are now able to take advantage of low mortgage rates to purchase a home for the first time or to trade up to a larger home,” said Frank Martell, president and

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