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Black, Latino Chicagoans Dying Of Coronavirus More Than All Others, But They’re Not The Ones Getting Vaccinated

Instead of relying on people to seek out information about vaccinations, the city will work to bring that information — and doses — to West and South side neighborhoods as part of its new Protect Chicago Plus program.

Mayor Lightfoot Publicly Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

Chicago moved into Phase 1B on Monday. During this phase, Chicagoans 65 and older and frontline workers — like government workers, in Lightfoot's case — can be vaccinated.

Coronavirus Kills 49 More Illinoisans And 2,944 Cases Reported

At least 18,798 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 1,946 deaths are probably related to the virus, according to the state.

‘That’s What I’ll Miss The Most’: Watch Families Of COVID Victims Remember Lost Loved Ones

Families of coronavirus victims explain, in their own words, why their loved one was special in these videos.

A Year Of Loss: COVID-19 Has Killed More Than 4,500 Chicagoans. For These Families, Life Will Never Be The Same

It's been one year since coronavirus was found in Chicago. The virus killed more than 4,500 people in that time. Block Club tells the story of 27 victims whose loss has forever changed our city.

Coronavirus ‘Long-Haulers’ Remain Sick Months After The Virus, But They Feel Hopeful As Vaccinations Continue

Chicago's long-haulers have lost their health, their time, their memories to COVID-19. But as the world reopens, they have hope of recovering and reconnecting with the people they love.

See How Coronavirus Has Impacted Every Corner Of Chicago

Every community in the city has been touched by loss from COVID-19, from Rogers Park to Roseland and Austin to South Shore.

Coronavirus Kills 95 More Illinoisans As Pritzker Warns We Shouldn’t ‘Let Our Guard Down’

Illinois is continuing to reopen — but Gov. JB Pritzker said people need to remain wary as a more contagious variant of coronavirus spreads.

Indoor Dining Returning Saturday In Chicago, But With Safety Rules, As State Lowers Mitigations

Businesses must serve food to offer indoor service. But in Chicago, bars will be allowed to open if they allow patrons to order food delivery.

CPS Says Some Teachers Can Get Vaccinated In February, But Will It Stop A Strike?

It will take months for all CPS employees to be vaccinated — and elementary school teachers, who go back to class Monday, won't be in the first round.

Coronavirus Kills 123 More People In Illinois, Bringing Death Toll To At Least 18,520

The most recent victims included 46 people from Cook County, including a man in his 50s.

Vaccinations Start Monday For People 65 And Older, Frontline Workers — But Appointments Are Limited, City Warns

Many people will have to wait weeks before there's a coronavirus vaccine dose — and appointment — available for them.

Logan Square Artist Creates ‘Absurdist’ Outdoor Dining Experience On The Boulevard — And Neighbors Are Loving It

The artist, who also works in restaurants, made the installation to remind people of the workers who are putting their lives at risk by serving them food.

Chicago Park District Programs Returning After Being Suspended Due To Coronavirus

People who participate in programs will be required to take safety precautions, though, like wearing masks and staying socially distant.

Coronavirus Kill 107 In Illinois As 4,822 New Cases Reported

At least 18,398 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 1,887 deaths are probably related to the virus.

Field Museum Reopening Thursday After Being Closed For Months Due To Coronavirus

The museum will open to members starting Thursday and to the general public Saturday. Admission will be free Monday and Jan. 28.

4 Vaccination Sites Open In Suburban Cook County

The appointment-only sites are vaccinating health care workers this week, but frontline essential workers and people 65 and older can get vaccinated there starting Monday.

Shedd Aquarium Reopening Next Week As State Loosens Coronavirus Safety Restrictions

The aquarium will reopen for members Jan. 27 and will open to the general public Jan. 30. It had been closed since Nov. 17 due to the pandemic.

Coronavirus Vaccine Available To All Chicagoans By End Of May? City Reveals Tentative Plan

The dates for the plan are very tentative and hinge on how many vaccine doses the city gets from the federal government.

Get Your Coronavirus Vaccine Questions Answered By Doctors During Tuesday Forum

Local health leaders will discuss the vaccines and answer people's questions to bolster their confidence in the vaccination campaign.

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