Illinois Coronavirus Update April 8: 13,549 Cases; 380 Deaths

Freda A. Nix

ILLINOIS — Illinois added 1,287 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, and 73 more people have died. As of 2:30 p.m., the state’s coronavirus case count stood at 13,549, with 380 deaths attributable to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Nationally, more than 383,256 Americans have the virus and 12,000 have died.

The new deaths in Illinois include:

  • Champaign County: 1 man in his 80s

  • Christian County: 1 woman in her 80s

  • Cook County: 1 woman in her 30s, 2 men in their 30s, 3 women in their 40s, 2 men in their 40s, 1 woman in her 50s, 2 men in their 50s, 2 women in their 60s, 4 men in their 60s, 4 women in their 70s, 5 men in their 70s, 8 women in their 80s, 5 men in their 80s, 1 man in his 90s, and 1 person

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Designer Nicole Fuller – Greenwich Village New York Townhouse

Freda A. Nix

ELLE Decor A-List interior designer Nicole Fuller began her career in fashion, so it’s hardly a surprise that one of the first questions she asks her clients is if she can take a look inside their closet.

“A lot of times when I ask a client what color they like, they have no idea,” says Fuller, a former model. “So I go into their closet and look at the shades they wear, and we ignite this collaborative dialogue.”

While living in King’s Cross in London, Fuller designed her own apartment; her fellow models and friends in fashion encouraged her to launch her own firm, which she did in New York City almost a decade ago. She is known for the bold palette and stylish gestures she brings to her design projects, which have included homes for Zac Posen, Cass Bird, and Gianvito Rossi.

She also lends her fashionable eye

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An Art Kit From Etsy Is the Answer to Everything Right Now

Freda A. Nix

I’ve never seen myself as much of an artist. And because I think this way, it has inhibited me from even trying. I think, right now though, we all need to all try something new, and change our outlook. Art is a great way to destress, keep your mind occupied, and relax. It’s fun to make something with your hands, and even if it doesn’t come out exactly the way you hoped it would, it’s important to remember that’s OK, and that a lot of things aren’t the way we hoped they would be right now. Here are some great art kits you can get on Etsy so you can make a masterpiece of your very own. 

FOR WATERCOLORING

Watercolor Kit

Watercolors is my personal favorite art activity because they are extremely difficult to mess up, but also extremely difficult to master. This kit comes with 24

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4 top spots for home decor in Plano

Freda A. Nix
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Photo: Cost Plus World Market/Yelp

Shopping for home decor?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top home decor sources in Plano, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you’re in the market for home decor.

Plano-area consumers usually spend more in the spring at retail and wholesale businesses than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of small business software for online reviews management. Daily spending at Plano-area retail and wholesale businesses grew to $1,038,880 for the metro area in the spring of last year, 5% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.

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