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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.

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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.

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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

Chicago’s Travel Order Adds 13 States To Most Severe Category

The order's rules apply to all travelers, even those not showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Citywide

Doctor Who Got First Coronavirus Vaccine ‘Full Of Hope’ After Months Of Death And Devastation

Dr. Marina Del Ríos, an emergency room physician in Chicago, said she hoped choosing her and Loretto Hospital to give the first vaccine represented the start of "a more inclusive process for improving the public health of the city."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

117 More Coronavirus Deaths Reported In Illinois On Same Day Vaccine Campaign Begins

The most recent victims include 13 people from Cook County, including a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s.

Citywide

Plan To Revitalize ‘Tarnished’ Mag Mile Reputation With New Taxing District Fails For Now

Businesses were willing to "tax themselves" to fund security and marketing in the Downtown stretch, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. But area aldermen said the process was rushed.

Downtown

Chicago’s First Coronavirus Vaccine Given To Doctor At Loretto Hospital: ‘The Beginning Of What Will Be An End’ Of COVID-19

Tuesday morning's vaccine kicks off what officials say will be a year-long effort to get as many people as possible vaccinated in Chicago to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Citywide

Police Say Cops Need Longer Than An Hour To Give Detained People A Phone Call — But Aldermen Say It’s Time For Accountability

Police and Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office rejected a plan to require police give detainees a phone call within an hour, saying officers need a vague, "reasonable" amount of time.

Citywide

Chicago Public Schools Seeks To Extend Its Emergency Spending Powers

Citywide

Chicago’s 1st Vaccine Dose Will Be Given Tuesday At West Side Hospital

Officials will livestream health care workers as they receive the first doses.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

103 More Illinoisans Die From Coronavirus As 7,214 Cases Reported

The most recent victims include 88 people from Cook County, including a man in his 20s.

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