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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.

Downtown

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

West Ridge’s Armstrong Elementary Has 28 In Quarantine After 2 COVID Cases Found

Two school pods are among those in quarantine after two people in the school tested positive following CPS' spring break.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

Englewood Residents Can Get Vaccinated At Pop-Up Saturday At Hamilton Park

The site will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at 513 W. 72nd St. Appointments must be made online before the event.

Englewood, Chatham

CPS High School Teachers Work Remotely As Reopening Negotiations Continue Between CTU, City

CPS high schools are supposed to reopen Monday — but negotiations between the district and teachers union are ongoing.

Citywide

Coronavirus Hospitalizations Rising Across Illinois As Officials Rush To Prevent 3rd Wave

COVID cases are rising quickly, but just 21.1 percent — or 549,447 people — of all Chicago residents are completely vaccinated.

Citywide

State Sending 50,000 Moderna, Pfizer Vaccine Doses To Chicago While Johnson & Johnson Is Paused

"As cases climb across the country, I encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible," Gov. JB Pritzker said.

Citywide

Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations Paused In Chicago, Throughout Illinois After Recommendation From Feds

A reported six women have developed blood clots out of nearly 7 million people who have gotten vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson.

Citywide

Silver Room Block Party Canceled Again — And Its Future In Hyde Park Is Uncertain

"Everything has just grown — which means more expenses — but we haven’t been able to charge," Silver Room owner Eric Williams said. "It’s just not sustainable, having this event for 40,000 people that's free."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Coronavirus Kills 18 More Illinoisans And 2,433 Cases Found

The most recent COVID-19 victims included 16 people from Cook County, including a man in his 20s and a man in his 40s.

Citywide

Johnson & Johnson Shots To Be Offered For United Center Vaccinations

There will be high demand for the appointments and people should check back frequently, officials advised.

Citywide

Illinois Opens Coronavirus Vaccinations To All People 16 And Older Monday

In Chicago, widespread vaccine eligibility is coming next week — but people can head to the suburbs for shots, Gov. JB Pritzker said.

Citywide

7 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Have Been Given In Illinois, But 6,572 Cases Found Over Weekend

Another 29 Illinoisans were reported dead from coronavirus over the weekend. At least 21,505 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.

Citywide

Illinois Breaks Vaccination Record Again — But Also Sees Most New COVID Cases Since January

Another 21 Illinoisans were reported dead from coronavirus in the past day and 4,004 cases were found — the most cases in a single day since late January.

Citywide
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