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Should Businesses Have To Check Patrons For Vaccine Proof? Lightfoot Says Focus Is Just On Getting Shots In Arms

New York City is requiring spots like gyms, restaurants and bars to check patrons for proof of vaccination. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot won't say if Chicago will do the same.

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Attacker In Ski Mask Stabbed A Man Just 2 Blocks From Mayor’s House In Logan Square, Witness Says

The attack seemed random and was particularly "malicious," a witness said. The victim was critically wounded and remains hospitalized.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Ald. Jim Gardiner Should Be Investigated By City Watchdog, Lightfoot Says

The Far Northwest Side alderman tried to withhold services from and get revenge on residents who criticized him and used profanity to describe colleagues, leaked texts show.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Vaccines For Kids Under 12 Could Be Coming In November, Officials Say

"Just know that it's to help make sure that when we stand behind a vaccine, we can absolutely say that it is safe and effective," Chicago's top doctor said.

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Every State Is Now On Chicago’s Travel Advisory As COVID Surges Nationwide

Unvaccinated Chicagoans are being urged not to travel anywhere in the United States as the Delta surge continues.

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Vaccinated Chicagoans Have 1-In-10,000 Chance Of Getting Breakthrough COVID Case: Analysis

The vast majority of people who do experience a breakthrough case will only have mild symptoms, officials have said.

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Fake Vaccination Cards Seized At O’Hare Were Spotted Because They Had Misspelled Words

The 19 fake vaccination cards looked like real ones — except they were "low-quality," according to Customs and Border Protection.

O'Hare

Rain, Strong Wind Expected Tuesday In Chicago — But The Rest Of The Week Looks Sunny

Temperatures in the 70s and 80s are expected all week.

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Flu Shots Needed Again This Year To Protect Health Care System During COVID Surge, Top Doc Says

It's "not quite" flu season yet, but people should plan to get their shots as it kicks up and the state battles a COVID-19 surge, Dr. Allison Arwady said.

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Unvaccinated CPS Kids Who Travel Out Of State For Labor Day Should Stay Out Of School At Least 7 Days, CPS Says

The district is urging parents to "reconsider" their Labor Day weekend travel plans in light of the health recommendations.

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Could Chicago’s Delta Surge Be Flattening? Officials See Signs For Hope — But Need More Data

New cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations and deaths remain higher than they were earlier this summer — but their growth has slowed recently.

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United Center Will Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative Test For Bulls, Blackhawks Games And More

Such rules are becoming more common as organizations look to keep customers — and their businesses — safe and help end the pandemic.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Get Vaccinated And You’ll Get $100 If You Do It At Home Or At City Events, Health Department Says

Chicago's health department will now give people $100 in gift cards to get their COVID-19 shots.

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College Students, Education And Health Care Workers Have Until Sept. 19 To Get 1st Vaccine Shot Or Get Tested Under State’s Rules

Workers and students who do not get vaccinated will be required to take a COVID-19 test at least once a week, with more testing possible.

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2 Police Officers Punched Teen As He Lay On Stomach, Waiting To Be Arrested, Prosecutors Say

The officers are facing criminal charges and have been relieved of police duties pending investigations.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Loretto Hospital Union Says Workers Need Meeting With Leaders, Spots On Board Amid State Investigation

A union for more than 200 Loretto workers said it's asked to meet three times with hospital leaders amid the scandals — only to be ignored.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

There’s Now Just 1 State That Isn’t On Chicago’s Travel Advisory

The city is also now recommending unvaccinated people get tested before and after they travel, and quarantine for seven days once they're back in Chicago.

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Unvaccinated Chicagoans With COVID 15 Times More Likely To Die From Virus Than Fully Vaccinated People, Top Doc Says

Chicago's outbreak could get much worse as the weather cools down — so people should get their shots as soon as possible, Dr. Allison Arwady said.

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Chicago Cop Put On Desk Duty After Grabbing Black Woman Walking Her Dog In Lincoln Park

Nikkita Brown was traumatized by the "obvious case of racial profiling," her attorney said. Mayor Lightfoot has pushed for a quick investigation.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

PAWS Collecting Pet Supplies To Help Animals Affected By Hurricane Ida

The shelter is accepting donations Tuesday. People can also help by fostering and adopting animals in need.

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