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Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Department of Public Health

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Former State Top Doc, Will Lead Sinai Chicago Health System

Ezike previously led the state's coronavirus response director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. "I am ready to tackle issues of health equity and continue the work Sinai has been doing long before anyone heard of a COVID-19 pandemic," Ezike said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

People In Jails, Prisons Will Be Vaccinated In Next Phase, State Confirms After Advocates’ Push

Dozens of groups demanded the state act more quickly to protect prisoners and detainees, who now are in line to be vaccinated in the second round of immunizations. The policy change is "a major victory," an advocate said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Have Diabetes Or Know Someone Who Does? This Free Online Program Could Help

Chicago CARES Diabetes Prevention Program offers resources and support for those struggling with Type 2 Diabetes or with a pre-diabetic diagnosis.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Get A Free Coronavirus Test In Ping Tom Memorial Park In Chinatown Saturday

The testing, which offers Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese translations, is available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Ping Tom Park, 300 W. 19th St.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

State Releases Coronavirus-Friendly Halloween Guidance: Leave Candy Out, Haunted Houses Not Allowed

Typical Halloween parties and events are not allowed or are highly discouraged, but state officials said there still are plenty of ways to safely celebrate the holiday.

Downtown

Coronavirus Testing Site At Studio Movie Grill Shuts Down

The site opened in May to make testing more accessible to South Side residents.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham