R. Kelly Denied Early Release, At Home Order Could Be Extended Till June, Michael Jordan's Last Dance Proceeds Going to Charity, & Paws Needs Pet Supplies Donated

April 22, 2020
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R. Kelly Denied Early Release Again Over COVID-19

  •  A judge denied  R. Kelly’s request to get out of jail for the second time because of coronavirus pandemic. 
  •  The federal judge acknowledged the disease has spread through MCC Chicago, where Kelly is incarcerated. 
  •  However, the judge said the singer's lawyers didn't show he's uniquely at risk to contract COVID-19. 
  • Kelly's lawyers argued he wasn't a flight risk and he's at risk because an inmate on R Kelly’s floor had recently been hospitalized.

Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order Could Be Extended Into June, Chicago’s Mayor Says

  • Gov. J.B. Pritzker declined to give a definitive answer on if the order will be extended but noted he's going to announce some changes in his press conference later today. 
  • When talking with reporters yesterday, Lori Lightfoot said, “ April 30 is no longer, I think, a viable date," I would expect an extension of the stay-at-home order and the other orders that were put in place as a result of the response to COVID-19 to go through sometime in May. It certainly could go into June.                                                   

Michael Jordan Donates The Last Dance Proceeds To Charity

  • Michael Jordan is donating all the proceeds from "The Last Dance" docuseries. 
  •  Forbes reports that the NBA legend is set to make between three to four million from the ESPN series, which focuses on the Chicago Bulls' 1997 to 1998 season. 
  •  The first two parts of "The Last Dance" premiered over the weekend. 
  •   Jordan has not yet announced which charities he will donate to.

PAWS Chicago Needs Pet Supply Donations To Help Owners Struggling In Crisis and to continue offering free medical services to pets on the southwest side

  • The organization needs donations of cat food (wet or dry), dog food, and cat litter. Paws also need financial contributions to continue its community medicine program, which they provide free of charge.
  • People can send in donations via PAWS Chicago’s.