Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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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...
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...
By J. Coyden Palmer Donnie Kirksey was a lifelong Chicagoan who helped thousands of basketball players during his career as a coach. Kirksey, 57, died from complications of the COVID-19 virus, the morning of December 28. He was the head boys’ basketball coach at Chicago Vocational Career Academy at the...
By Kevin Liptak, Kate Bennett, Tami Luhby, Kaitlan Collins, Jason Hoffman, Phil Mattingly and Jeremy Diamond, CNN President Donald Trump signed the massive $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law Sunday night, averting a government shutdown that was set to begin on Tuesday, and extending billions of dollars...
By Rachel Scott, ABC7 News As COVID relief hangs in the balance, millions of Americans out of work will lose their unemployment benefits Saturday. President Donald Trump spent the Christmas holiday on the golf course with the bipartisan stimulus package awaiting his signature. The president took to Twitter saying he had "many...
"I put forth, and I maintain, if I was white, I wouldn't have to go through that," Dr. Susan Moore said of her treatment in a Facebook video shared on December 4 By Ashley Boucher, People An Indiana doctor has died from complications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) weeks after...
The relief package would establish a temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefit and a $600 direct stimulus payment to most Americans. ABC7 After months of Washington gridlock, Congress is set to act on a $900 billion pandemic relief package, finally delivering long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to...