The United Health Foundation is donating $500,000 to the University of Chicago Medicine to support expanded COVID-19 testing for underserved communities. The financial support will allow UChicago Medicine and the South Side Healthcare Collaborative community health partners to expand testing to up to 1,000 residents a day on the...
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...
By Erick Johnson Twelve residents in Gary have died from COVID-19 and 374 were infected with the virus as of April 27, according to Mayor Jerome Prince. In East Chicago, three people have died and 47 have been infected with the virus. In Indiana, the number of cases continues to rise as...
By Brittany Garzillo, Fox 32 News Many Chicagoans are struggling to make rent during the coronavirus pandemic. With May 1st just days away, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday a new initiative to ease the financial burden on homeowners and renters. It is called the “Chicago Housing Solidarity Pledge.” Mayor Lightfoot says it...
BY Elizabeth Matthews, Fox 32 News The state of Illinois is turning to a new decontamination system that can clean thousands of N95 masks in just 24 hours. The move will help protect healthcare workers while cutting down on PPE waste. Governor JB Pritzker says they have distributed nearly 20 million...
Dr. Willie Wilson, CEO of Omar Medical Supplies, says deal to purchase tens of millions of PPE was declined by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker. By Derrel Jazz Johnson, The Grio The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with...
Study is first step in knowing whether antibodies from those who have recovered from coronavirus disease can help others who are seriously ill The University of Chicago Medicine is launching a clinical trial to study whether blood plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 can be used to treat...
A Texas medical professional created a new standard for PPE By Blue Telusma, The Grio N-95 model face masks have been in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic, but thanks to a Black chief executive nurse at the University of Texas Health System, a new and even more efficient model is...
By Susan Haas, USA Today Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died from complications with the coronavirus. He was 52. Sneed’s publicist, Bill Carpenter, said the singer died early Monday at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Sneed earned a Grammy nomination for his work on the Youth For Christ’s 1999 album,...
On Tuesday, April 15, all 10 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus authored a letter to the governor asking him to address three pressing concerns with current COVID-19 response efforts. The caucus posed questions on how to ensure the safety of essential workers, how the state can better distribute...