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Nearly 12 Million COVID Vaccine Shots Have Been Given In Illinois

Just 156 cases were reported over the past day. New cases, hospitalizations and deaths have plunged as vaccines have become widespread.

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Nearly 70% Of Illinois’ Adults Have Now Gotten At Least 1 Shot Of A COVID-19 Vaccine

People getting vaccinated is still the best bet for ending the pandemic, reopening businesses and having the world return to normal, officials have said.

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July 4th On 53rd To Return To Hyde Park This Year — Minus The Parade

A day of kid-focused activities in Nichols Park will be held instead of the annual July 4 parade down 53rd Street.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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Coronavirus Kills 22 More Illinoisans, But Cases, Hospitalizations Down Sharply As Chicago And State Reopen

"Our city is back," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. “We are poised to roar back, to provide more business, more opportunity and, importantly, more jobs to Chicagoans.”


Chicago Is Rewarding People With $250 Gift Cards, Lolla Passes And More As We Reopen. Here’s How To Get The Deals

The incentives are meant to encourage people to get vaccinated — and to spend more time supporting Chicago businesses.


Chicago Officially Reopens — 447 Days After The Coronavirus Pandemic Changed Everything

COVID-19 has killed more than 5,400 Chicagoans. But Friday marks a major milestone as capacity restrictions are lifted for businesses and major events can fully return.


Illinois, Chicago Reopening Friday As COVID Cases, Deaths Have Plunged: ‘You Did It’

“I invite all Illinoisans to feel the hope and joy of this moment while also recognizing that this pandemic is still very present for the world at large ...," Gov. JB Pritzker said.


‘Shot For Shot’ Vaccination Event Can Score You Free Mini Golf In Wicker Park

The Big Mini will team up with Aayu Clinics to host a vaccination clinic Tuesday at the indoor mini-golf course in Wicker Park.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium And Other Museums Will Stay Open Late Friday To Celebrate Chicago Reopening

Chicago — and the rest of Illinois — will move into Phase 5 of reopening Friday.


Coronavirus Kills 23 More Illinoisans, But New Cases At Lowest Point In Chicago

The bulk of new COVID cases in Chicago are among people who haven't been vaccinated, the city's top doctor said.


Free Chicago Fire Tickets Will Be Given At COVID Vaccination Event With Player Stanislav Ivanov

Fans of the Chicago Fire can get vaccinated at the Saturday event and they'll be given tickets to a game and can meet player Stanislav Ivanov.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Chicago Seeing ‘Exponential Decay’ In COVID Cases, With Just 91 Per Day, Top Doc Says

The bulk of the city's new cases are coming in areas where fewer people are vaccinated, Dr. Allison Arwady said.


Coronavirus Kills Local Child As Death Toll Rises To At Least 22,963

The best thing people can do to protect children younger than 12 is to "get everybody vaccinated around them," Chicago's top doctor has said.


National Museum Of Mexican Art Set To Welcome Guests Again July 1

The museum closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but now it's reopening with safety protocols.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Coronavirus Kills 69 More Illinoisans And 880 Cases Reported Over Weekend

New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have fallen in recent weeks as vaccines have become widely available.


Illinois And Chicago Reopen June 11. Here’s What’s Changing After 15 Months Of Coronavirus

It'll be the first time since March 2020 that life will return to a relatively normal state without capacity restrictions and everyone being required to wear masks.


Volunteers Will Go Door To Door To Encourage People To Get Vaccinated In 13 Chicago Neighborhoods

The volunteers will answer people's questions, encourage them to get their shots and even help them make appointments.


Time Out Market In West Loop Reopens This Month With New Chef Lineup

The sprawling food hall will bring back familiar faces as well as new chefs when it reopens June 17.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Will Fully Reopen June 11, Ending Capacity Limits At Restaurants And Businesses, Lightfoot Says

The news comes as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have plunged in Chicago and across the state.


Get Vaccinated And You Can Get A Free Haircut At South Side Salon, Barbershop Events

The events are being held on Saturdays on the South Side to encourage young people to get vaccinated against coronavirus.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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