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 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...
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com More than 2 million Illinois voters have requested vote-by-mail ballots and more than 26,000 such ballots have already been returned, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. That means about a quarter of the state’s registered voters had requested vote-by-mail ballots as of Wednesday, Sept....
By Phil Mattingly, Lauren Fox and Clare Foran, CNN The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus proposal put forward by House Democrats with no bipartisan deal in sight, even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have continued talks in an effort...
By Kevin Liptak, Kaitlan Collins, Betsy Klein, Jim Acosta and Paul LeBlanc, CNN President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus, the President announced early Friday morning, an extraordinary development coming months into a global pandemic and in the final stretch of his reelection campaign. The diagnosis...
Online license plate sticker renewals increase by 84 percent By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com Expiration dates on Illinois driver’s licenses and state ID cards will be extended another three months, Secretary of State Jesse White announce Wednesday. White announced expirations for licenses and IDs will be extended until Feb. 1, 2021, so...
Coronavirus Chicago: Saliva tests return results in about 72 hours after lab receives them, Jewel says By ABC7 News Osco Drug is now offering at-home COVID-19 test kits at select stores in the Chicago area. The saliva tests, in partnership with Phosphorus Diagnostics, typically return results in 72 hours or less from...