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US At ‘Pivotal Point’ In Pandemic As Delta Variant Rips Through Unvaccinated Communities

Local and national officials have warned multiple times this week the Delta variant is creating a new wave of COVID-19.


It Could Feel Like 100 Degrees This Weekend In Chicago, Weather Agency Warns

People are encouraged to take breaks indoors and drink water, as the weather could prove dangerously warm.


Chicago Sees 291 Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day As Delta Fuels A Spike — And As People ‘Forget About COVID,’ Top Doc Says

"Fifty out of 50 states are seeing increases like this. We remain broadly in control at this point," Dr. Allison Arwady said.


8 People Shot While Using Party Bus In Old Town Triangle, Police Say

The violence marked the third mass shooting in less than a day in Chicago.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Delta Variant Will Make Up Majority Of Chicago’s COVID Cases By Next Month — But Vaccines Can Protect You, Officials Say

Delta is far more contagious than the original virus, increasing the risk a person will come into contact with and could get sick from COVID-19.


‘Chicago In Tune’ Will See Concerts, Musical Workshops And More Across City During Month-Long Festival

The festival is part of the city's celebration of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Chicago’s Travel Advisory Gets 3 More States Added As COVID Surges Nationally

The city's top doctor also urged Chicagoans who aren't fully vaccinated not to travel to places on the list, as they could be at risk.


Should Lollapalooza Go On As Cases Climb Again? Yes, Mayor Says — But Fans Should Get Vaccinated

The festival routinely attracts 100,000 people per day — and Chicago's outbreak is worsening. But officials said Lolla should go on.


Chicago Leaders ‘Sounding The Alarm’ As COVID Cases Climb: ‘We Can’t Allow It To Spread Further’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Dr. Allison Arwady are asking more Chicagoans to get vaccinated as another wave of COVID-19 appears to be forming.


Got A Gorgeous Pup Or Kitten? PAWS Is Hosting A Photo Contest — And The Winner Will Appear In Its Calendar

The animal shelter is asking Chicagoans to submit photos of their furry friends for the Vanity Fur contest.


A ‘Cafe’ Is Opening In The Middle Of LaSalle Street In The Loop — And You Can Grab Lunch There Tuesdays

The city is temporarily closing down LaSalle Street in front of the Board of Trade on Tuesdays so people can eat outside.


Free Pet Collars, Tags Available Tuesday To Help If Your Furry Friend Gets Lost

The city will give away 100 pet collars and tags 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday.


Getting Kids Vaccinated Should Be Part Of ‘Back To School’ List, Health Department Urges

To be fully protected against COVID-19 by the time CPS resumes, a student needs to get their first shot no later than July 26.


New Police Task Force Will Target Illegal Gun Sellers — And Trace Every Gun Taken In By CPD

Police hope the task force can prevent gun violence in Chicago, which has risen during the pandemic.


Chicago’s Vaccine Calendar Shows You How, When You Can Get Your Shots Against COVID-19

The city has a calendar that shows events, pop-ups and more where you can get vaccinated against coronavirus.


COVID Cases Rising Throughout US In People Who Haven’t Gotten Shots, With Feds Warning Of ‘Pandemic Of The Unvaccinated’

About 97 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States aren't fully vaccinated. That mimics what's being seen in Chicago.


Evictions Can Start Back Up After Aug. 31 In Illinois, Pritzker Says

Community groups have said they fear thousands of people could face evictions as the moratorium ends.


Chicago’s COVID ‘Not Moving In The Direction We Would Like’ As Cases Rise — But There’s No Cause For Alarm, Top Doc Says

"The news here in Chicago continues to be relatively good from a COVID perspective," Dr. Allison Arwady said. Chicago's daily new cases and positivity rate have risen.


$1 Million Fund To Reward People Who Turn In Illegal Guns Being Created, Lightfoot Says

Chicagoans who know where illegal guns are being kept will be able to tell police to get a financial reward as the city tries to prevent gun violence.


Park District Breaks Ground On 17-Acre Campus In Brighton Park, With Plans For Office Building, Fields And More

Outside, there will be artificial turf fields, a playground, a spray pool, natural area and parking. In all, the campus will take up 17 acres.

Gage Park, Brighton Park
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