By Alexis McAdams, ABC7 News Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle launched a new cash assistance program for COVID-19 relief Monday morning. The new $2.1 million COVID-19 Recovery Cash Assistance Program will be funded by the federal CARES Act. The program will give 3,000 residents a one-time $600 payment, Preckwinkle said. This is part...
Pritzker bans indoor dining in bars and restaurants in Kane, DuPage and Will counties Crusader Staff Report Country Clubs Hills, Thornton and Calumet City are among Black towns in the Chicago metro area that experienced big jumps in COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks, according to the October 4 report...
Governor JB Pritzker to resume daily briefings; Kane, DuPage, Will and Kankakee 1 day away from meeting threshold to impose new restrictions By Cate Cauguiran, ABC7 News Illinois is seeing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, which could lead to new restrictions across the state. Governor JB Pritzker will be at the...
Trump-loving Democrat Vernon Jones also did not wear a mask for the stunt. By Lee Moran, Huff Post Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones (D) showed scant regard for coronavirus safety measures on Friday when he crowd-surfed over maskless Donald Trump supporters during the president’s crowded campaign rally in Macon. Jones, a Democrat...
Illinois positivity rate climbs slightly, but cases and deaths remain low in Chicago’s Black neighborhoods Crusader Staff Report Blacks make up nearly half of Chicago’s 2,991 COVID-19 deaths, but casualties have dramatically decreased in Black neighborhoods since the outbreak began last March, according to a Crusader analysis of the latest statistics. Since...
Chicago’s top health official says the state has ‘poorly controlled’ outbreak Crusader Staff Report It’s official. Chicago’s quarantine list now includes the neighboring state of Indiana. With nearly 7,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last four days reported by the Indiana Department of Health, Chicago elevated the state from a warning list...
By Julianne Malveaux On October 2, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the last unemployment report we will see until after the election. Based on this report, Congress and the Senate must pass the HEROES Act that would give individuals, cities, and states much-needed relief from the corona recession, which...
By Patrick Forrest Gary Mayor Jerome Prince announced that all door-to-door trick-or-treating will be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city will instead allow businesses to hold Halloween events on private property. “This order is in accordance with the CDC’s guidance and traditional trick-or-treating, as they say, is a...
Wilson running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat By Craig Wall, ABC7 News Willie Wilson, a Chicago businessman who previously ran for mayor of Chicago and is currently running for a U.S. Senate seat, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, a spokesman said Thursday morning. Wilson, who is 72, was tested...
Crusader Staff Report Once again Indiana is in danger of being included on Chicago’s quarantine travel order next week, Chicago’s top doctor announced Tuesday, October 6, while disapproving of the neighboring state’s recent reopening. The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) said Indiana is now averaging more than 15 cases per...