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Loyola University Will Require Students Get COVID Vaccine Before Returning To Campus This Fall

Students who aren't vaccinated or don't meet exemption criteria won't be allowed to move into dorms or attend in-person classes, Loyola officials said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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Coronavirus Kills 28 More Illinoisans And 2,765 Cases Reported

Officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated and to continue taking safety precautions — like wearing a mask and staying socially distant — for the time being.


Black South Siders Not Getting Vaccinated Against COVID As Much — And Are Getting Sick And Dying More, Lightfoot Says

While about 40 percent of all Chicagoans have gotten at least one shot of a vaccine, that falls to just 25 percent among all Black Chicagoans.


5 States, Puerto Rico Added To More-Risky Tier Of Chicago’s Travel Order

The city's top doctor has urged people not to travel to or from Chicago during the coronavirus pandemic.


Navy Pier Will Start Reopening April 30 With Fireworks Shows, Ferris Wheel Rides And More

The pier has been closed since the fall, when COVID-19 was surging in and around Chicago.


Chicago’s Mask Mandate Not Being Lifted Anytime ‘Soon’ As COVID Risk Remains High, Top Doctor Says

Chicago, where just a quarter of people are fully vaccinated and new coronavirus cases are on the rise, is not ready for masks to be gone, the health commissioner said.


Blackhawks, Bulls Fans Expected To Return To United Center Before Seasons End, Lightfoot Says

Over the year, the United Center has been used as a polling place and its parking lot is a vaccination site — but no fans have been welcome at games.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

CPS CEO Janice Jackson Says Goal Is To Reopen Chicago Schools Full Time — But When?

As Chicago opened its high school buildings Monday for the first time in a year, the schools chief made clear that her goal is to open all schools to all students five days a week.


Half Of Chicago Adults Have Now Gotten At Least 1 Coronavirus Vaccine Shot

Among Chicagoans 65 and older, about 63.6 percent have gotten at least one dose, while 51.4 percent have finished their vaccination.


Coronavirus Vaccine Shots Now Open To All Chicagoans 16 And Older

Chicago has opened up vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older, though getting an appointment remains competitive since there still aren't enough doses.


More Than 8 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Have Been Given In Illinois

COVID-19 killed another 33 Illinoisans and 5,860 cases were reported over the weekend.


In-Person City Council Meetings Returning Next Week For First Time In A Year

The meetings moved online in spring 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but members of the City Council will now have the option to meet in person.


Vaccination Clinic Opening At Loretto Hospital — But City Will Manage It After Hospital’s Scandals

The city will manage all operations at the clinic to start with, including ensuring vaccines are appropriately administered and reported to the state's tracking system.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Coronavirus Kills 21 More People In Illinois, Bringing Death Toll To At Least 21,630

The state reported 3,866 confirmed cases over the past day. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois up to 1,296,381.


Here’s How Chicago Is Handling Mass Vaccination Sites, Events While Johnson & Johnson Doses Are ‘Paused’

Here's what you need to know about how Chicago's health department is handling mass vaccination sites and events while Johnson & Johnson doses are out of action.


Old Town Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic Giving Out 3,500 Shots Next Week. Here’s How To Sign Up

The one-day vaccine clinic will give out 3,500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday. Registration is open.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

$1 Billion Of City’s Federal Stimulus Cash Should Be Used To Pay Off Debt, Aldermen Told By City

The city is getting $1.9 billion in federal coronavirus stimulus money, but more than half will be used to pay off debt incurred in 2020 and 2021.


Coronavirus Kills 31 More People In Illinois, Including Local Women In 20s And 30s

Chicago is now seeing an average of 706 coronavirus cases per day — a 156 percent increase from a month ago.


New Coronavirus Vaccination Site Now Open For South Siders. Here’s How To Sign Up

Adult residents of 11 South Side ZIP codes can sign up for appointments at Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Need Time Off To Get A Coronavirus Vaccine? Your Employer Might Be Required To Provide It Under Proposed City Measure

The workplace protection ordinance comes as the city is racing to vaccinate Chicagoans as cases of coronavirus rise.

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