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Illinois Has Vaccinated 100,000 People Already, More Than Any Other State

In Chicago, more than 16,000 people have been vaccinated so far, according to city data.

Citywide

Stay Home For Christmas, New Year’s To Reduce Coronavirus Spread, State’s Leaders Plead

"The best way to avoid another surge in hospitalizations, another surge in deaths, another surge in new infections is to celebrate the holidays at home with the family that you currently live with."

Citywide

Coronavirus Kills 135 More People In Illinois, Bringing Toll To 15,547

The most recent victims included 49 people from Cook County, including three people in their 40s and a man in his 50s.

Citywide

Local Artists Beautify South Loop Club To Remind Community To Support Bar During Pandemic

Artists painted the enclosed walkway and patio of the South Loop Club, 701 S. State St., with colorful designs, positive messages and depictions of the bar’s signature offerings.

South Loop

Illinois Sees 116 More Coronavirus Deaths As Death Toll Rises To 15,414 People

The most recent victims included 41 people from Cook County, including a woman in her 40s and three people in their 50s.

Citywide

Activists, Health Care Workers Demand Pritzker, Lightfoot Keep Pressure On Mercy Hospital To Stay Open

Though a state board rejected Mercy's application to close, hospital officials are working to shut down by May 31. Activists want a moratorium on hospital closings and pressure from the city and state to ensure Mercy remains open.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

2020 LSC Election Participation Plummets, Nearly 1,000 Seats Unfilled

The figures paint a stark picture of the ongoing drop in engagement around LSCs, the mini-democracies that are given authority over budgets and principal hiring in most Chicago schools.

Citywide

98 More Coronavirus Deaths Reported In Illinois, Bringing Death Toll To 15,299

The most recent victims included 70 people from Cook County, including one man in his 30s and two men in their 40s.

Citywide

Chicago’s Not Getting A White Christmas — And It’ll Only Be 23 Degrees

2020 isn't giving up without a fight. Now, it's ruining our holiday weather: It'll be just 18 degrees Christmas Eve, and only 23 Christmas.

Citywide

187 Coronavirus Deaths And 13,565 Cases Reported Over Weekend In Illinois

At least 15,202 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 1,205 deaths are probably related, according to the state.

Citywide

Pritzker Ending Weekday Coronavirus Updates Again

Gov. JB Pritzker has held 42 updates this fall, and Friday marked his 155th coronavirus update since the pandemic's start this spring.

Citywide

Illinois Escaped A Post-Thanksgiving Surge, State’s Top Doctor Says, Though Chicago Saw Small Bump

Officials plan to keep mitigations in place until at least January to prevent possible surges after Christmas, Hanukkah and other winter holidays.

Citywide

Illinois Sees 2nd Week Of More Than 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths, Including 181 In Past Day

At least 15,015 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 1,191 deaths are probably related, according to the state.

Citywide

Holidays Could Turn Into ‘Deadliest Time Of The Pandemic’ If People Visit Family, Friends, Pritzker Says

Officials worry there could be a surge on top of the current wave of COVID-19 as people are tempted to visit family, friends and gather without taking safety precautions for holidays like Hanukkah and Christmas.

Citywide

Lightfoot Admits She Knew About Explosive Botched Raid A Year Ago: ‘We Will Win Back The Trust We Lost This Week’

Lightfoot also said she was wrong about a Freedom of Information Act request filed in the case. "In fact, Ms. Young did file a FOIA request, so I stand corrected on that."

Citywide

Coronavirus Will Be In ‘Rearview Mirror’ This Time Next Year, City’s Top Doc Says — But Illinois Reports 181 More Deaths

"Hope's on the horizon. We are going to have a much different 2021," said Dr. Allison Arwady, head of the Chicago Department of Public Health.

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Victim Of Botched Raid Blasts Mayor, Cops: ‘They Didn’t Serve Me, They Didn’t Protect Me, They Didn’t Care About Me’

Chicago police officers burst into Anjanette Young's home on an ill-informed search warrant in 2019. When CBS aired her story this week, it was also revealed Mayor Lori Lightfoot's lawyers tried to block body cam video of the raid from being released.

Citywide

Chicago’s Incoming Vaccine Supply Being Cut In Half By Feds, Pritzker Says

Federal officials initially told state leaders they would send out nearly 8 million doses of the vaccine next week — but they'll only send out half that, Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday.

Citywide

Illinois Sees 146 More Coronavirus Deaths And 7,123 New Confirmed Cases

At least 14,655 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 1,122 deaths are probably related, according to the state.

Citywide

New Coach Houses To Be Allowed Under Proposed Law Before Aldermen Wednesday

The coach house ordinance is one of several items before aldermen during the City Council's last virtual meeting of 2020.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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