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Coronavirus Kills 50 More People In Illinois As 3,385 New Cases Reported

At least 18,258 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 1,860 deaths are probably related to the virus.

4th Victim Dies After Being Shot During Solo Attacker’s Violent Rampage From South Side To Evanston

Marta Torres, 61, was one of at least seven people shot by Jason Nightengale during the Jan. 9 rampage. She died Saturday.

CPS Parents Slam District’s Decision To Lock Teachers Out Of Virtual Classrooms As School Reopening Battle Rages On

“I’m angry that my daughter was cut off from her teacher so suddenly and given something so far below the quality of instruction she was getting,” one parent said.

Coronavirus Victims To Be Memorialized During Moment Of Silence, Darkness Tuesday

Starting 6 p.m. Tuesday, Chicagoans are asked to turn off their lights and electronics, step outside and light a candle for the pandemic's victims.

Coronavirus Kills 159 Illinoisans Over Weekend, Including Local Man In His 20s

At least 18,208 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 1,842 deaths are probably related to the virus, according to the state.

West Side Legal Group Launching Campaign To Inform Prisoners About Vaccines

"We know the more information individuals have ahead of time ... the more apt they are to make an informed choice about their health care," said Tanya Woods, executive director of the Westside Justice Center.

El Coronavirus Mata A 88 Habitantes Más De Illinois, Lo Que Eleva El Número De Muertos A 17,928

Otras 1,796 muertes probablemente están relacionadas con el virus, según el estado.

Chicago’s Coronavirus Restrictions Not Getting Loosened Up Yet, Pritzker Says

Indoor service for bars and restaurants will now be allowed when a region moves to Tier 1, but no part of Illinois is at that point.

Despite Rocky First Week, CPS Chief’s Confidence In Reopening Has ‘Only Increased’

CPS CEO Janice Jackson said people have been "across the board" happy with the district's reopening plan — but many teachers remain fiercely opposed to the district's mandate.

Coronavirus Kills 123 More People In Illinois As State Passes 18,000 People Dead

The state is administering an average of 27,125 vaccine doses per day, based on a seven-day rolling average.

UK Variant Of Coronavirus Found In Chicago Patient

People can protect themselves from the variant, which is more contagious, as they have throughout the pandemic: by social distancing, wearing a mask and staying home, officials have said.

No Threats In Chicago As Biden’s Inauguration Nears, But City Will Set Up Emergency Coordination Center

The center is used to coordinate public safety responses between the police, fire and city departments so they "are prepared to take protective action" if any issue arises.

Chicago Hospitals Battle Another Obstacle With Coronavirus Vaccine: Persuading Staff To Get Them

Officials at Roseland Hospital and Loretto Hospital have said they are battling myths and other skepticism toward the vaccines. At Roseland, just 25 percent of hospital staff has been vaccinated so far.

From Anxiety To Joy: Stories Of Chicago’s Contentious Return To The Classroom

For some, reopening doors has caused them to fear for their safety. For others, it’s been a relief, injecting normalcy into difficult times.

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.

Illinois Votes To Stop Jailing People Who Can’t Afford Bail: ‘This Is Not A Just Or Equitable System’

The state Legislature approved the Pretrial Fairness Act, which will end money bond statewide, and other sweeping criminal justice reforms Wednesday.

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.

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