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More Than 200 Lollapalooza Attendees Got COVID-19 — But It Wasn’t A Super-Spreader Event, City’s Top Doc Says

"We would have seen a surge if we were going to see a surge, at this point," Chicago Dept. of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.

Downtown

Aldermen Push For City Mask Mandate As COVID Cases Climb

"I think if, and when, we see numbers move into the high-risk territory, we may move to put a mandate in place,” Chicago Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

Lawsuit Accuses City Of ‘Environmental Racism,’ Seeks To Stop General Iron’s Owner From Getting Permit For East Side Scrapper

"The judge will determine where we will go from here, but we have no choice," the attorney filing the suit said. "We either fight or just roll over and play dead. And we chose to fight."

South Chicago, East Side

Lincoln Park Coronavirus Cases Are Spiking Again As Young People Socialize, Travel, Officials Say

Ald. Michele Smith said people aren't complying with mask-wearing guidance, and the city needs a way to enforce it.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

City Repeatedly Breaks Promises To South Siders When Approving Polluters And Demolitions

From the Hilco demolition that covered Little Village in dust to General Iron's exit from Lincoln Park, city officials have promised and failed to be transparent with South Siders. Neighbors "don’t have any trust left at this point to be eroded,” one said.

South Chicago, East Side

23 More People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois, 1,362 New Cases Reported

Dr. Allison Arwady of the city's public health department said it's time to "double down" on wearing masks and hand washing to stay safe through the winter and prevent further spread of the virus.

Downtown

Here Are The New Coronavirus Rules That Take Effect Thursday For Bars, Restaurants And More

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the changes Monday with health officials, restaurant industry executives and more at her side.

Downtown

13 People At Chicago Pool Party Get Coronavirus, Spread It To At Least 6 Others, Chicago’s Top Doc Says

People infected at the pool party spread the virus to teammates, a sibling and people in their car pools, Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.

Downtown

1,549 Coronavirus Cases Reported In Illinois In Past Day

Another 20 people died in the past day as well, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 7,657.

Downtown

Gatherings With ‘Trusted’ Friends, Family Are Driving Rise In Chicago Coronavirus Cases, Top Doc Says

"Recognize when you are out and not being careful, even among your trusted friends and family, you do run the risk of bringing COVID back into your home and into your friends group," said Dr. Allison Arwady.

Downtown

General Iron’s Potential Reopening A ‘Final Insult’ To Lincoln Park Neighbors, Alderman Says

Final inspections before General Iron's reopening should "happen within a matter of days," said Dr. Alison Arwady, head of Chicago's Department of Public Health.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

City Unveils Environmental ‘Reform Agenda’ As East Side Neighbors Continue To Fight General Iron’s Plans

Though General Iron's corporate owner received state permits last month to move the scrapper to 11600 S. Burley Ave., the city is still awaiting applications for two local permits the company needs to finalize the move.

South Chicago, East Side

91 More People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As Health Officials Warn Pandemic Far From Over

"We have bent the curve; we absolutely have," said Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. "The question is whether it will stay on that decline."

Downtown

Chicago Churches, Synagogues, Mosques Can Reopen With 50 People Inside, Lightfoot Announces

The city, however, warned the elderly and people with underlying health conditions to not attend services in person

Downtown