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Illinois Set To Reopen June 11, Pritzker Says, As Coronavirus Cases Continue To Plunge

During Phase 5, capacity restrictions will be lifted at all businesses and life will return to a new "normal."

Citywide

Chicago Cultural Center Reopens With Store Selling Locally Made Goods, New Exhibits

The Cultural Center had been closed since March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Downtown

Thanks To Vaccine, Chicago Sees Lowest COVID Rates Since Pandemic Began

Chicago has its lowest number of new COVID cases and positivity rate since the start of the pandemic. "This has been predominantly, of course, because of the vaccine," the city's top doctor said.

Citywide

Chicago’s Travel Order Has No States In Its Riskier Category For The 1st Time In A Year

That means people can come to Chicago from any other state or territory without having to quarantine or get a negative coronavirus test.

Citywide

Half Of Illinois Adults Now Fully Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

Another 88 Illinoisans were reported dead from coronavirus since Friday, and 1,925 cases were found over the long weekend.

Citywide

Dance Floors Reopen In Chicago’s LGBTQ Neighborhood After 15 Months Of Coronavirus Closure: ‘It Feels Like Pride Again’

"I cannot describe how extraordinary it feels" to see normalcy return, one bar manager said as he held back tears.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Sauganash Musician Reflects On Pandemic Journey With New Single ‘We’re Not There Yet’

Dana Maragos' new song, "We're Not There Yet," was inspired by the phrase said over and over again by officials as the world grappled with coronavirus.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Coronavirus Kills 21 More Illinoisans, Including Local Teenager

At least 22,739 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,388 deaths are probably related to the virus.

Citywide

Wrigley Field Mass Vaccination Site Closing Saturday As City Focuses On Local Events

The site at Gallagher Way opened about two months ago, with more than 42,000 vaccine doses administered there since then.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Coronavirus Kills 42 More Illinoisans And 891 Cases Reported

Though COVID-19 continues to kill people, new cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations have declined in recent weeks as more people get their shots.

Citywide

Here’s How South Shore Residents Can Get Vaccinated Over Memorial Day Weekend And Beyond

Vaccine events will be held Thursday at Gary Comer College Prep and Saturday at the South Shore Cultural Center, in addition to other pop-ups nearby.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

11 Million Vaccine Doses Have Now Been Administered Throughout Illinois

Only about 5.1 million people — or 40.37 percent of the state's 12.7 million people — have gotten all their COVID-19 vaccination shots.

Citywide

10 PM Liquor Sale Curfew In Stores Would Be Permanent Under Lightfoot Plan

The generally unpopular liquor sale curfew was put in place due to the pandemic. Now, Mayor Lightfoot wants it to be permanent.

Citywide

Chicago Beaches Officially Reopen Friday With Lifeguards, Amenities

Concessions will make their return for Memorial Day weekend.

Citywide

Chicagoans Who Get Vaccinated At City-Run Sites Can Get 5 Free Tickets To Six Flags

The city is bringing COVID vaccinations events to salons, beaches and other spots around the city this week and over Memorial Day weekend.

Citywide

Coronavirus Kills 17 More People In Illinois, But New Cases Continue To Fall

At least 22,650 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,379 deaths are probably related to the virus.

Citywide

Coronavirus Kills 10 More Illinoisans, Bringing Death Toll To At Least 22,633

Only about 5 million people — or 39.92 percent of the state's 12.7 million people — have gotten all their COVID-19 vaccination shots.

Citywide

Renters Struggling Due To The Pandemic Can Apply For Grants To Pay 15 Months Of Back, Future Rent

Applications to the program are open now. People can also get help with utility bills.

Citywide

Half Of All Chicagoans Have Now Gotten At Least 1 Shot Of A Coronavirus Vaccine

Officials are trying to make it easier for people to get vaccinated, since the majority of Illinoisans have not gotten all their shots.

Citywide

Nearly 5 Million Illinoisans Now Fully Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

But COVID-19 has killed another 21 people across the state, officials reported Friday.

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