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More Than 1,000 People Line Up For Community-Led Vaccination Effort In Little Village: ‘A Very Important Moment’

The pop-up vaccinated 1,000 Little Village residents Sunday. It was held at a community location in hopes of eliminating barriers, organizers said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Coronavirus Kills 56 People In Illinois Over Weekend And 3,029 Cases Reported

At least 20,516 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,219 deaths are probably related to the virus.

Citywide

Any Englewood Adult Can Get Vaccinated For Free. Here’s How To Get An Appointment

COVID-19 vaccine shots will be offered until March 26 at One Health Englewood, 641 W. 63rd St.

Englewood, Chatham

Hermosa Overlooked In City’s Protect Chicago Plus Vaccination Plan, Neighborhood Leaders Say

A local clinic recently opened a vaccination site in hard-hit Belmont Cragin. Hermosa, which shares a ZIP code with Belmont Cragin, should've been factored into the city's plan, neighborhood leaders said.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

55 More Illinoisans Killed By Coronavirus, Bringing Death Toll To At Least 20,460

The most recent victims included 27 people from Cook County, including five people in their 40s and two in their 50s.

Citywide

United Center Mass Vaccination Site Will Give Shots To 6,000 People Per Day Starting March 10

Illinoisans 65 and older will soon be able to sign up for appointments at the site. The vaccinations will provide a significant bump to vaccinations in and around Chicago.

Citywide

Rogers Park Mask Giveaway Will Pass Out 10,000 Face Coverings Sunday

Neighbors can pick up a sealed bag of five cloth masks Sunday at The Glenwood.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

How Are Chicago’s Students? What Families Said About Learning In A Tumultuous Year

Chalkbeat Chicago received more than 350 responses from families and students citywide.

Citywide

Monday’s Reopening Will Bring Fewer Chicago Students Than Expected

CPS expects about 60,700 students in the elementary grades and in intensive special education programs to learn in school buildings by mid-March — slightly fewer than 30 percent of the eligible students.

Citywide

City Needs Nearly 500,000 Vaccine Doses To Catch Up, Health Officials Say — Which Means People With Other Medical Conditions Must Wait

Currently, 713,000 Chicagoans are eligible for vaccines under Phase 1B — but the city has received only 218,250 first doses for this group.

Citywide

United Center Parking Lots To Be Used As Mass Vaccination Site As Early As March

Thousands per day could be vaccinated at the site, which officials plan to announce Friday, Ald. Walter Burnett said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Coronavirus Kills 32 More People In Illinois, But Chicago’s Deaths Are At Lowest Point In Months

The city is seeing an average of five deaths per day, down from an average of nine deaths per day the week prior. That's the lowest that figure has been in months.

Citywide

1 In 7 Illinoisans Now Vaccinated Against Coronavirus, Though COVID Kills 44 More Across State

At least 20,374 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,201 deaths are probably related to the virus.

Citywide

Illinois To Vaccinate People With Underlying Conditions Starting Thursday

Chicago, which has its own coronavirus vaccination campaign, won't do the same because doses are still too limited, officials have said.

Citywide

Five Things To Know About Chicago’s COVID-19 Alert System In Schools

CPS budgeted more than $1 million for its COVID-19 notification and contact tracing system, which includes a new district-level team and several online reporting programs.

Citywide

Restaurants See Hope After Judge Rules Lawsuit Asking For Insurance Payouts Due To Pandemic Can Proceed

Restaurants face an uphill battle in trying to get insurance payouts due to the pandemic — but the judge's ruling is keeping their hopes alive.

Citywide

Chicago Won’t Require Residents To Get Coronavirus Vaccines, Top Doc Says

It's possible individual businesses will require employees to get vaccinated, or people might need to prove they're vaccinated to travel, Dr. Allison Arwady said.

Citywide

Chicago Has Vaccinated 2,200 People Working, Staying At Homeless Shelters

People experiencing homelessness have been uniquely vulnerable to the virus.

Citywide

Coronavirus Kills 27 More People In Illinois, But Virus’s Spread Slowing

One in nine Chicagoans has now gotten their first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, and that number rises to one in four Chicagoans among people 65 and older.

Citywide

Chicago’s Travel Order Sees 18 States Move Into Less Risky Category — But Travel Still Not Recommended

As the pandemic has started to subside across the United States, there are now 18 states and two territories in the system's less serious category.

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