Downstate judge considering bid to halt COVID-19 mandates for Illinois schools
Fresh off a round of school closures driven by the omicron variant, Illinois school districts could soon be facing more upheaval as litigation challenging Gov. J.B. Pritkzer’s mask mandate and other COVID-19 protocol lands before a downstate judge.chicagotribune.com
Parents hoped this school year might be ‘normal.’ It hasn’t turned out that way.
September once beckoned like a light on the horizon, with the promise of a full return to in-person school. But for countless families across the country, that hopeful glimmer proved to be more like a mirage, as school systems nationwide have grappled with myriad new challenges this fall.washingtonpost.com
Santa, Elsa and Cinderella bringing holiday magic to downtown Saginaw’s SVRC Marketplace this Saturday
SAGINAW, MI — Santa Claus, Elsa and Cinderella are coming to downtown Saginaw this weekend for a “Magical Day at the Marketplace.”Children can meet Elsa and Cinderella between noon and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, and Santa will visit with children between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the historic lobby at SVRC Marketplace, 203 S. Washington Ave.Children may also drop letters to Santa in a special mailbox in the main lobby. The Saginaw Youth Choir will provide live entertainment from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event will also include face painting with Poppin Balloon Decor from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for $3 and a hot cocoa bomb making lesson provided by Gourmet Apple Cart in the demonstration kitchen between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. for $1. For more information, contact Rachel Trumble at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-770-0233, visit www.svrcindustries.com/marketplace, or find SVRC Marketplace on Facebook. Read more on MLive:Even more holiday season events happening across mid-MichiganMichigan’s Best Local Eats: Zehnder’s Christmas dinner to-go lets you relax and enjoy the holiday at homeSee what businesses opened or closed in 2021 in Saginaw, Bay and Midland countiesNew sweet shop in northern Michigan will offer Cops & Doughnuts, other locally-made treatsSaginaw’s Hello Sushi closes its doorsMichigan’s Best Local Eats: Enjoy German fare and craft beer at Frankenmuth’s Michigan on MainBavarian Inn co-founder Dorothy Zehnder, 100, says secret to a long life includes eating a lot of chickenMichigan’s Best Local Eats: Great Lakes Ice Cream Co.’s Gingersnap Cookie is a holiday treatEddie’s hot sauce ‘flying off the shelves’ in Saginaw and beyondmlive.com
4 children die in bouncy castle accident in Australia
Four children have died and four others are in critical condition after falling from a bouncy castle that was lifted 10 meters (33 feet) into the air by a gust of wind at a school on Australia’s island state of Tasmania on Thursdaywashingtonpost.com
Registered Child Sex Offender Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation of Children and Possession of Child Pornography
A Vermont man was sentenced today to 200 months, or more than 16 years, in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release for the sexual exploitation of children and possessing child pornography. Ryan Beaulieu, 45, of Underhill, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography on March 29. A search of Beaulieu’s digital devices revealed thousands of images of child sexual abuse material and contained records of his active participation in numerous online groups dedicated to producing and trafficking child sexual abuse material. The Office of the Vermont Attorney General, Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Investigations, and FBI investigated the case. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.justice.gov
Five children, one adult displaced after house fire
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Five children and one adult were displaced from their Ypsilanti Township home Monday evening after a fire. Crews were called at 8:02 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, to the 1000 block of Nash Avenue in the West Willow neighborhood for a reported structure fire, according to the Ypsilanti Township Fire Department.mlive.com
Doctor describes most common injuries in youth sports, provides ways to protect young athletes
After many programs were put on hold amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the kids in our lives are eager to get back to enjoying popular fall and winter sports, like football, basketball and downhill skiing, but all the fun can sometimes lead to injuries.
Why should kids get vaccinated against COVID-19, and other questions answered by Michigan doctors
Vaccinating children against COVID-19 has been a popular conversation topic in recent weeks as federal regulators moved to make the shots available to youth ages 5 to 11 years of age. Pfizer’s two-dose vaccine is now available for the younger age group and more than 14,160 Michigan children had already gotten their first shot as of Tuesday, Nov. 9.mlive.com
Long COVID cases in children: Infection rates, symptoms, length of illness
Most children and teens who test positive for COVID-19 present little to no symptoms, but a fraction of them will still show symptoms more than a month after they were first infected with the coronavirus. Here is what to know about how many kids get long COVID, the symptoms, and how long they can occur in children and teens.mlive.com
This 9-year-old started a business to help animals in need
When most kids are little, and they want to try their hand at owning a business, they start a lemonade stand, or maybe sell some cookies... not John Blackwell. This 9-year-old autistic boy wanted to create a business to help others, specifically our four-legged best friends.
Here’s what the FDA is saying about COVID-19 vaccines for young children as of Sept. 10, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration released the following statement Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 as COVID-19 makers are racing to submit clinical data seeking regulatory approval for vaccines in children younger than 12.