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Juneteenth Could Become An Official Chicago Holiday In 2022 After Getting Lightfoot’s Support

The move only needs City Council's approval, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a tweet. She had previously opposed making Juneteenth a city holiday.

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Nearly 12 Million COVID Vaccine Shots Have Been Given In Illinois

Just 156 cases were reported over the past day. New cases, hospitalizations and deaths have plunged as vaccines have become widespread.

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‘Life-Threatening’ Currents, Waves Will Make It Dangerous To Swim In Lake Michigan Monday

This week is expected to be mostly sunny and warm in Chicago, though.

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Nearly 70% Of Illinois’ Adults Have Now Gotten At Least 1 Shot Of A COVID-19 Vaccine

People getting vaccinated is still the best bet for ending the pandemic, reopening businesses and having the world return to normal, officials have said.

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Coronavirus Kills 22 More Illinoisans, But Cases, Hospitalizations Down Sharply As Chicago And State Reopen

"Our city is back," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. “We are poised to roar back, to provide more business, more opportunity and, importantly, more jobs to Chicagoans.”


Chicago Cop Charged In Jan. 6 Insurrection, Stormed Senator’s Office In CPD Hoodie: Feds

On Jan. 6, Chicago officer Karol Chwiesiuk sent a photo of himself and texted, "We inside the capital lmfao."


Chicago Is Rewarding People With $250 Gift Cards, Lolla Passes And More As We Reopen. Here’s How To Get The Deals

The incentives are meant to encourage people to get vaccinated — and to spend more time supporting Chicago businesses.


Chicago Officially Reopens — 447 Days After The Coronavirus Pandemic Changed Everything

COVID-19 has killed more than 5,400 Chicagoans. But Friday marks a major milestone as capacity restrictions are lifted for businesses and major events can fully return.


Illinois, Chicago Reopening Friday As COVID Cases, Deaths Have Plunged: ‘You Did It’

“I invite all Illinoisans to feel the hope and joy of this moment while also recognizing that this pandemic is still very present for the world at large ...," Gov. JB Pritzker said.


Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium And Other Museums Will Stay Open Late Friday To Celebrate Chicago Reopening

Chicago — and the rest of Illinois — will move into Phase 5 of reopening Friday.


Coronavirus Kills 23 More Illinoisans, But New Cases At Lowest Point In Chicago

The bulk of new COVID cases in Chicago are among people who haven't been vaccinated, the city's top doctor said.


Free Chicago Fire Tickets Will Be Given At COVID Vaccination Event With Player Stanislav Ivanov

Fans of the Chicago Fire can get vaccinated at the Saturday event and they'll be given tickets to a game and can meet player Stanislav Ivanov.

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Chicago Seeing ‘Exponential Decay’ In COVID Cases, With Just 91 Per Day, Top Doc Says

The bulk of the city's new cases are coming in areas where fewer people are vaccinated, Dr. Allison Arwady said.


Up To 200 Birds A Night Die Crashing Into McCormick Place Windows. Turning Off Half The Lights Could Save Them, Study Finds

A new study shows birds are attracted to lit windows — which results in deadly collisions. Turning off half the lights at McCormick Place could result in a nearly 60 percent drop in birds crashing, Field Museum researchers found.


Want To Help Save Monarch Butterflies? Get Free Milkweed Seeds, Oak Tree Saplings From State Water District

Chicagoans can get free milkweed seeds to help butterflies or oak tree saplings through the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.


Coronavirus Kills Local Child As Death Toll Rises To At Least 22,963

The best thing people can do to protect children younger than 12 is to "get everybody vaccinated around them," Chicago's top doctor has said.


There’s A Chance For Rain Every Day This Week In Chicago

But there will be pockets of sunshine, and temperatures will stay in the 70s and even low 80s this week.


Coronavirus Kills 69 More Illinoisans And 880 Cases Reported Over Weekend

New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have fallen in recent weeks as vaccines have become widely available.


Illinois And Chicago Reopen June 11. Here’s What’s Changing After 15 Months Of Coronavirus

It'll be the first time since March 2020 that life will return to a relatively normal state without capacity restrictions and everyone being required to wear masks.


Volunteers Will Go Door To Door To Encourage People To Get Vaccinated In 13 Chicago Neighborhoods

The volunteers will answer people's questions, encourage them to get their shots and even help them make appointments.

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