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Former First Lady Michelle Obama has shared a message of support for health care workers in Chicago in a one-and-a-half minute audio message distributed to 18 hospitals and three local nurses unions.  The  South Side native acknowledged the extreme challenges health care workers are facing, thanked them for their hard work...
Pritzker calls on local officials to help enforce stay-at-home order By BEN ORNER Capitol News Illinois borner@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday reported the state’s highest one-day total of COVID-19 tests with 19,417 completed in the past 24 hours. For more than a week, the state has met its...
Study ranks Gary 123 out of 127 Indiana cities Crusader Staff Report Gary residents are getting more sleep during the coronavirus pandemic, but the city ranks at the bottom compared to most Indiana cities, according to a survey by Sleepopolis, an online publication that aims to improve the quality of Zs...
The United Health Foundation is donating $500,000 to the University of Chicago Medicine to support expanded COVID-19 testing for underserved communities. The financial support will allow UChicago Medicine and the South Side Healthcare Collaborative community health partners to expand testing to up to 1,000 residents a day on the...
Study is first step in knowing whether antibodies from those who have recovered from coronavirus disease can help others who are seriously ill The University of Chicago Medicine is launching a clinical trial to study whether blood plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 can be used to treat...
A Texas medical professional created a new standard for PPE By Blue Telusma, The Grio N-95 model face masks have been in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic, but thanks to a Black chief executive nurse at the University of Texas Health System, a new and even more efficient model is...
By Alex Meier, ABC7 News When the coronavirus outbreak began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed cough, shortness of breath and fever as possible symptoms for the newly-discovered virus. Now, the organization is adding six new possible symptoms to its list, including headache, chills and loss of taste...
The State of Illinois is announcing two additional Community-Based Testing Sites (CBTS) are opening to the public this week to help test Illinoisans for COVID-19. These new sites will open this week in Aurora (Wednesday) and Rockford (Friday). Illinois Community-Based Testing Sites are open seven days a week to...
Louise Beal and her family say she's a fighter, and was able to defeat COVID-19. By WLTX Louise Beal has always been a fighter. And over the last week and a half, she's needed all that fighting spirit to battle her toughest opponent: the coronavirus. Beal, who's 81, was released from...