Driver’s licenses and ID card expirations are extended until June 1, 2021; Online renewals have been expanded to reduce facility visits for in-person services; Select facilities open to serve new drivers and CDL applicants only Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing that Driver Services facilities statewide will...
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City closes facility indefinitely for violating Chicago’s COVID-19 restrictions after hosting party with 200 guests By Erick Johnson Woodlawn’s historic Grand Ballroom was shut down last weekend after the city found the facility hosted a big party that included 200 guests, according to the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer...
A survey of 2,445 American men has revealed the impact of social dis­tancing on men’s health since the start of the pandemic. While men are often stereotyped as less inclined to discuss their feelings (with 1 in 10 having experienced feelings of depression and anxiety on a daily basis,...
The office of the Calumet Township Trustee will close Tuesday, December 1 and re-open Monday, December 7 to allow for a thorough deep cleaning of the facility at 610 Connecticut Street in Gary. Reduced office hours will begin on Monday, December 7 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The...
By Diana D. Danis COVID-19 is killing people in a lot of ancillary ways. For veterans it harkens back to the rapid shutdown of VA facilities starting in March. Both women and men suffered unintended consequences. Every department in the largest health care system in the nation had to reinvent patient...
Mayor and health commissioner plead for residents to stay home during Thanksgiving By Erick Johnson A total of 97 Gary residents have died from COVID-19 and 2,922 have been infected with the virus in the city since the outbreak began in March, according to Gary Health Commissioner Dr. Roland Walker. Walker delivered...

Daring to dream in a pandemic

As dozens of Chicago restaurants close their doors, Monica Haslip holds a ribbon cutting ceremony for her eatery, Carver 47 as a tribute to pioneer George Washington Carver By Erick Johnson The aroma of Black Cat Double Expresso wafted through the room as fresh apple cider tonic and blueberry muffins enticed...
ABC7 News If you're planning on traveling during the holidays, you may want to check on your destination's COVID-19 restrictions. As the U.S. is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, states have adapted their COVID-19 guidelines to better help contain the spread of the virus. Here is a list of COVID-19 travel...
Entire region seeing dangerous spike in COVID-19 spread By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com A bipartisan group of governors from seven Midwestern states, including Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, issued a joint plea Tuesday for residents of their states to take precautions against the spread of COVID-19 over the upcoming holiday weekend, even...