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Coronavirus Kills 88 More Illinoisans, Bringing Death Toll To 17,928

Another 1,796 deaths are probably related to the virus, according to the state.

City Has ‘Confidence’ In Curative’s Coronavirus Tests Despite Warning Of False Negatives From FDA

The FDA's alert highlights that the tests can be safely used how they're being used in Chicago, said Dr. Allison Arwady.

Mayor Says She Wants Bars And Restaurants Reopened Soon, Will Talk To Pritzker

The mayor said she'd talk to Gov. JB Pritzker about reopening bars and restaurants for indoor service during the pandemic because she thinks that ban has led to secret, unsafe parties.

2 More Mass Vaccinations Sites Open In Chicago With Goal Of 6 By Next Week

The vaccines are not yet available to the general public as the city works to get health care workers vaccinated first.

Chicagoans 65 And Older Could Start Getting Vaccinated Next Week — But It’ll Be Limited

The city is encouraging health care providers to use vaccine doses on their most at-risk patients if the doses would otherwise go unused.

97 More Illinoisans Killed By Coronavirus, Bringing Death Toll To At Least 17,840

So far, Illinois has administered 384,658 vaccine doses. More than 60,000 doses of vaccine have been administered to Chicagoans.

Light Snow Coming Thursday Evening, But Not Enough To Accumulate

Snow showers could continue on Friday, which will be cloudy and chilly with an expected high of 34 degrees.

Want To Help Homeless Pets? Anti-Cruelty Society Hosting Virtual Day Of Service Monday

The animal rescue organization's staff will teach participants how to make no-sew pet beds and cat and dog toys from items found around the home, among other things, during the virtual event.

This Year’s Polar Plunge Is Do-It-Yourself — But You Can Still Raise Money For Chicago Families In Need

This year, participants don't have to dive into Lake Michigan. They can jump into snow in a bathing suit or have a bucket of cold water dumped on them.

My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Bring Supplies To Seniors For MLK Day

The group is looking for volunteers who can bring personal protective equipment to seniors or who can help clean up a garden that honors Martin Luther King Jr.

2 More Mass Vaccination Sites Opening This Week As Chicago Ramps Up Campaign

The city is focused on vaccinating health care workers and people living in working in long-term care facilities as part of Phase 1A. That phase will likely take several more weeks.

Chicago’s Travel Order Simplified — But City Says You Still Shouldn’t Go Anywhere

Every state besides Hawaii is currently in the Orange category, as are the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Travelers coming from places in that category must quarantine or get a negative COVID-19 test.

Coronavirus Kills 117 Illinoisans As State Reports 6,642 More Cases

The most recent victims included 21 people from Cook County, including a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s.

Coronavirus Kills 53 More Illinoisans, Bringing Toll To At Least 17,627

The state also reported 4,776 confirmed cases during the past day. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois up to 1,033,526.

Chicago Schools Create Once-Monthly Coronavirus Testing Program For Staff As Students Return

While teachers have been asking the district to implement testing of students and staff if they are to return, CPS' plan applies only to staff on a once-monthly, voluntary basis.

Chicago Commissioning ‘Ambitious’ Public Art With $500K In Funding. Applications Open Monday

Another $250,000 will be given to partners that will use the money for smaller, local projects.

182 Illinoisans Killed By Coronavirus Reported Over Weekend

The most recent victims included 84 people from Cook County, including two people in their 30s and eight in their 40s.

Coronavirus Kills 126 More Illinoisans, Bringing Death Toll To At Least 17,395

The most recent victims included 45 people from Cook County, including two people in their 40s and three women in their 50s.

More Than 1 Million Illinoisans Have Had Coronavirus: ‘It Is Critical That We Take Extra Caution’

And 177 Illinoisans killed by coronavirus were reported in the past day, bringing the state's death toll to at least 17,272.

Trump Must Be Impeached After Encouraging Coup At Capitol, Pritzker Says: ‘High Treason’

“This violence is the natural conclusion of Donald Trump’s efforts to unleash the forces of hate and divide our nation," Gov. JB Pritzker said in a statement. "It must end.”

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