Crusader Staff Report The COVID-19 death toll and infection rate continues to rise in predominately Black municipalities and other towns outside Chicago, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The city of Waukegan which has a large Black population has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 1,523. Some...
Cabello’s case seeks relief for all Illinois residents By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnews-illinois.com A second Republican state representative on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 filed a lawsuit against Gov. JB Pritzker alleging he overstepped his authority in ordering Illinoisans to stay at home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The outcome...
Slept 22 days of 55 days in hospital By Chinta Strausberg Two days after his 61st birthday, COVID-19 took him to hell and back—a nightmare Omar Shareef, president and founder of the African American Contractors Association, said he’ll never forget, having slept for 22 days during his 55-day stay at a...
BEN ORNER Capitol News Illinois borner@capitolnewsillinois.com Governor JB Pritzker on Monday announced the launch of Illinois’ statewide contact tracing program for COVID-19 cases in two pilot counties as the state begins to fine-tune its latest weapon to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic. Contact tracing, which was used early on in the state’s coronavirus...
It'll become a challenge once things get colder. By Kristin Salaky, delish During the COVID-19 pandemic, experts believe it is generally better to see others outside versus inside, which is why many cities and states may have placed heavier restrictions on indoor dining or denied the opening of dining rooms entirely....
By Crusader Staff As new data shows over 40 percent of the state’s coronavirus infections are in nursing homes, Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson (District 1) and community leaders held a news conference Wednesday, May 6, to call on the county, state and federal government to implement a “Save Our...
By Jamie Gangel, Jeremy Herb and Elizabeth Stuart, CNN President Donald Trump admitted he knew weeks before the first confirmed US coronavirus death that the virus was dangerous, airborne, highly contagious and "more deadly than even your strenuous flus," and that he repeatedly played it down publicly, according to legendary...
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....
More than ever, businesses and consumers need to start with trust COVID-19 has put more stress on consumers and businesses than ever before, and scammers are still using every ruse they can to swindle people. There are multiple factors, including stay-at-home orders, quarantines, COVID-19, and scams, that could lead to...
A new FREE drive-up COVID-19 testing site has opened in the South Suburbs. The testing site is located at 3824 West 159th Markham, IL with daily operational hours from 7:30 am -3:30 pm. The site is authorized to test up to 800 first responders, health care workers, seniors and adults...