Chicago authorities warn against travel to Indiana

Indiana’s statewide daily COVID-19 cases are causing Chicago to issue a warning for travelers.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana reported it’s fourth highest daily total of new COVID-19 cases on Monday. The 1,576 new cases in addition to record highs last week, make the cases diagnosed in the last 7-day period higher than any other since the pandemic began.

Those statewide numbers are also causing one of the nation’s biggest cities to issue a warning, and it could escalate at a time when fall tourism kicks in.

Fall break is typically one of the most colorful times of year in Indiana.  But Chicago officials have a warning for residents making the trek across the border or down I-65. 

“Chicago residents are strongly advised to not travel to Indiana,” officials said. 

It’s not exactly what tourism groups across the state want to hear. But no one can dispute Indiana’s troubling COVID numbers.


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Resuming campaign travel, Trump to return to Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to travel to Johnstown on Tuesday, his first visit to Pennsylvania following his positive coronavirus test a few days after he was last in the battleground state.

The evening rally is at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, in a coal and steel county that, once a supporter of Democrats, delivered a 37 percentage-point victory for Trump in the 2016 election.

The county also delivered strong results for Republicans in the 2018 election and, in recent weeks, Republicans overtook Democrats for the edge in the county’s voter registration.

Trump’s visit follows a visit there by Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who also visited Erie on Saturday.

Since 2016, Democratic registration has shrunk in Cambria County by more than 7,000, while Republican registration has risen by more than 6,000.

Trump was resuming campaign travel Monday after he was hospitalized and then quarantined at the White

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Take a virtual tour of South Carolina’s only civil rights museum

Nestled in a residential section of Orangeburg, South Carolina, there’s a 3,500-square-foot structure that’s so minimalist, it looks at first glance like an elegant series of conjoined blocks.

It is actually a museum designed, built, and outfitted by photographer Cecil Williams. And while there are several sites in South Carolina on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, this place is the only one commemorating the entirety of the civil rights movement in the state.

A child looks up at his mother during an anti-segregation protest in 1963 at the South Carolina State House.

Among the hundreds of thousands of images that Williams has captured in his lifetime, the most popular is of a young African-American boy, dressed in a white shirt and suspenders, looking upward with bright eyes as he holds his mother’s hand at a rally in 1963.

Only a few feet away from where Williams has displayed that picture,

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Auburn opens as slight road favorite against South Carolina

Auburn opened as a slight road favorite for next weekend’s game at South Carolina.

The Tigers, coming off a narrow escape against an upset-minded Arkansas, opened as three-point favorites against the Gamecocks, according to The line quickly shifted to Auburn -2.5.

Auburn (2-1) will travel to Columbia, S.C., to take on South Carolina (1-2) on Saturday for an 11 a.m. CT kick. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

Auburn is coming off its close win against Arkansas, while South Carolina is coming off its first win of the season, a 41-7 walloping of Vanderbilt.

This weekend’s meeting will mark the first between the programs since 2014, as well as the first for Auburn against former defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, who spent the 2015 season on the Plains before leaving for the head coaching position at South Carolina.

Auburn leads the all-time series with South Carolina, 10-1-1, and has

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U.S. Covid-19 travel restrictions state by state

Megan Marples | CNN

Editor’s note: This story was current at the time of last publication on October 11 and will be updated periodically. However, you should still check with the official state websites before you commit to travel plans.

With the Covid-19 pandemic in near constant fluctuation in the United States, the 50 states are having to adapt rapidly with their rules and regulations.

If you’re planning a family vacation or simply wish to travel to another state, it is important to be updated on the latest statewide regulations. While some US states have no restrictions on travel, all their sites have important Covid-19 safety information, including possible face mask mandates in public settings.

This list is alphabetical and includes links where you should get more information and updates before you head out:


As of October 11, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Alabama. However, visitors should

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Want to Go On a Virtual Getaway? Stream These Travel Series on Netflix

Want to take a trip? With travel restrictions reshaping the way people jet-set around the globe, it’s been necessary to get creative. There are virtual excursions live-streamed to one’s device, road trips, staycations, and of course, the great television escape.

If you’re searching for some travel-themed programming other than 90 Day Fiancé to add to your binge-watching list, check out these programs on Netflix.

Somebody Feed Phil
Phil Rosenthal in ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ | Netflix

‘Somebody Feed Phil’

Watch Phil Rosenthal travel around the world to sample various cuisines in this foodie documentary. Rosenthal is most famous for creating the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, so viewers get a side dish of humor as they watch this series. Three seasons are available on Netflix.

‘Dark Tourist’

Described as a plunge into the dark recesses of the tourism industry, this adventurous docuseries follows David Darrier as he visits a death cult in Mexico,

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Trump plans aggressive travel schedule to reset campaign hit by series of setbacks

President Donald Trump is running out of time to recover from a series of self-inflicted setbacks that have rattled his base of support and triggered alarm among Republicans who fear the White House is on the verge of being lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

The one-two punch of Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis and his widely panned debate performance also has Republicans worried they could lose control of the Senate. With just over three weeks until Election Day, Senate races in some reliably red states, including South Carolina and Kansas, are competitive, aided by a surge in Democratic fundraising that has put both the Republican Party and Trump’s own campaign at an unexpected financial disadvantage.

The president will aim for a reset this week, hoping an aggressive travel schedule and Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings will energize his most loyal supporters and shift attention away from a virus that

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Now Selling: 5 New Home Communities in Arizona, South Carolina, Texas | National News

NORCROSS, Ga., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CCS), a top 10 national homebuilder, is excited to announce the Grand Opening of five new communities in Arizona, South Carolina and Texas, all featuring single-family new homes from the company’s Century Complete brand—a pioneer and national leader in online homebuying. Century Complete’s innovative process makes it easy for homebuyers to purchase a quality quick move-in home at a more affordable price point—completely online. New homes at all communities will include in-demand features like granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances and more.

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North Carolina key to Trump and Biden in 2020 election

President Donald Trump campaign rally at the Fayetteville Regional Airport in Fayetteville, N.C., on Sept. 19. Trump has visited the Tar Heel state regularly this campaign season.

President Donald Trump campaign rally at the Fayetteville Regional Airport in Fayetteville, N.C., on Sept. 19. Trump has visited the Tar Heel state regularly this campaign season.
Andrew Craft, The Fayetteville Observer

President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to North Carolina are a sign: the state and its 15 Electoral College votes are critical to his effort to win reelection.

He has made seven appearances here since July 27 — four in September alone. Two stops were on Aug. 21: He visited Charlotte for the COVID-subdued GOP convention and observed a food assistance program in the western mountains. When he held his signature rallies, thousands of energetic supporters waited hours to see him.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has held back on public appearances due to the coronavirus, instead primarily conducting online gatherings with surrogates to boost support. He had a low-key visit to Charlotte in September, and vice presidential nominee Kamala

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The 5 best, worst and obscure ones you should visit

Since the pandemic’s onset in March, Jackson resident T.J. Fallon has driven around the country visiting the gravesites of presidents, vice presidents and signers of the Declaration of Independence. Here’s his breakdown: 


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