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...
More than 75 percent of children dying from covid-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults By William Wan, Washington Post The coronavirus is killing Hispanic, Black and American Indian children at much higher numbers than their White peers, according to federal statistics released Tuesday. The numbers —...
Crusader Staff Report Gary residents who travel to Chicago for work can continue commuting with no restrictions after the nation’s third largest city on Tuesday, September 8 decided not to place Indiana on its quarantine list. The decision relieved concerns among thousands of residents in Northwest Indiana who work in...
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Separate drives held to boost vaccinations among Chicago’s Blacks and minorities By Erick Johnson Efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations to Chicago’s Black and minority communities shifted into high gear this week as the city expanded eligibility requirements in zip codes on the South and West sides. Appointments and lines at the United...
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...
At least 150,000 Americans have died of the coronavirus since the U.S. began keeping count, and the number continues to rise. By Ja'han Jones, Huff Post At least 150,000 people in the United States have now died of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. The grim milestone comes months after...
The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross is looking for people to help sew and distribute face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project honors the rich history of the American Red Cross’ rapid response early in the 20th century as the U.S. juggled the effects of World...
First Wave of Business Interruption Grants Released to 2,655 Small Businesses Hit Hardest by COVID-19, Including More Than 50 Percent Minority-Owned  WJOL Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) RECENTLY announced $46 million in small business grants have been released to 2,655 small businesses...
The DuSable Museum of African American History introduced its new free webinar discussion series, “Code Black,” intended to inspire and educate listeners as DuSable’s subject matter experts and guests explore the history and experiences of Black Americans, the impact of generations of ineffective and/or harmful public policy, and the...
The National Urban League is a partner of the Black Coalition Against COVID-19. Made up of community leaders, advocates and leading Black medical professionals, the Coalition was formed to educate communities of color about COVID-19 and provide the most accurate and up-to-date information on the pending vaccines. Tomorrow, Dec. 8th...