Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Crusader analysis shows emerging gap in city’s neighborhoods By Erick Johnson One zip code on the Gold Coast has less than half as many COVID-19 cases than Chatham, but seven times more vaccinations than the predominately South Side neighborhood. Another zip code on the North Side has more vaccinations than six...
ABC7 News Chicago's stay-at-home advisory will be extended by nearly two weeks to help continue to limit the spread of the virus, the mayor's office announced Sunday. Back in November, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, along with the Commissioner of Health for the City of Chicago, Dr. Allison Arwardy, advised all Chicago residents...
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State reports another 101 deaths Saturday By TIM KIRSININKAS Capitol News Illinois tkirsininkas@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The statewide COVID-19 positivity rate was to 6.5 percent Saturday as the state reached one month since it had a seven-day rolling positivity rate above 10 percent. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported an additional 6,717 confirmed and probable cases...
New rapid COVID-19 testing facility opening in Wrigleyville By Mark Rivera and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team Illinois surpassed Thursday one million total COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Health officials reported 8,757 and 177 deaths Thursday. The total number of cases in Illinois now stands at 1,008,045, with a total...
Op-ed in the Washington Post highlights the racism and pain Black patients experience at hospitals Crusader Staff Report Four Black female doctors are speaking out about racism in the healthcare industry after Black physician Dr. Susan Moore died from complications of COVID-19 after verbalizing concerns about her treatment and care at...
By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 News Chicago Public Schools is preparing for in-person learning to start next Monday, January 11th for some students. CPS officials have said schools are safe and ready to welcome back teachers and students, but the Chicago Teacher's Union has vehemently pushed back. Both CPS and CTU officials held...
Average COVID-19 case positivity rate stays below 8 percent for 11 days By SARAH MANSUR, Capitol News Illinois smansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINFIELD — As Illinois’ COVID-19 hospitalization and case numbers have stabilized since the second-wave highs last month, the governor’s office announced 126,211 vaccinations were administered throughout the state, including Chicago, as of Tuesday evening,...
Indiana National Guard soldiers and airmen will continue their mission assisting long-term care facilities across Indiana in their battle against COVID-19.  Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb called upon Hoosier Guardsmen to help at the facilities in October with the first wave of troops arriving in November. He has now extended...