Day: May 14, 2020

Process to Reopen Pennsylvania

Last updated: 8:30 a.m., May 12, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented event that has impacted every part of the globe. Pennsylvania has seen a similar unprecedented burden of COVID-19 and has taken equally unprecedented measures to save lives and reduce morbidity of the COVID-19 virus.

The commonwealth has responded aggressively to the spread of COVID-19, first by working to contain the virus through contact tracing and quarantines for residents who came in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus to slow sustained community spread. When sustained community spread was established, the commonwealth moved to mitigation efforts early in the response by issuing orders to close schools and non-life-sustaining businesses; and to restrict large gatherings. This decision to respond aggressively has proven to be an essential and effective measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately save an unrealized number of Pennsylvanians’ lives.

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Dentist-brother’s vow helped nab suspects in death of ‘Tough Tony’

The life and legend of Tony Spilotro have generated reams of newspaper copy, several books, and even the Scorsese blockbuster, “Casino.”

Just when the terrible tale of the 1986 murders of Spilotro and his brother, Michael, was detailed in a Chicago federal courtroom and appeared near its closure, there’s a twist that gives the story of profound violence a poignant ending.

It’s not the story of “Tough Tony” and his cocky kid brother, and how their criminal life in Las Vegas finally caught up to them when they were done in by their own partners in the Chicago Outfit. It’s the story of Park Ridge, Ill., dentist Patrick “Pat” Spilotro, who vowed to his elderly mother that he would find out who killed Tony and Michael no matter how long it took.

Over the next two decades Pat Spilotro did just that, slowly piecing together hints, clues and details of

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