A Crusader Staff Report About 729 people in Gary have been infected with COVID-19 and 51 have died from the disease, according to the latest data from the mayor’s office and the city’s health department. The data comes as Gary Mayor Jerome Prince continues to ease restrictions after the state entered...
By Stephanie Gadlin Special to the Crusader Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night may be able to slow the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), but federal cuts, a reduction in its workforce and an ineradicable pandemic have caused delays in mail delivery that has brought the service to...
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 Kelly Davis, WGN Every region of Illinois met the criteria to move into Phase 3 of reopening Friday. Most of the state will do so, but Chicago will have to wait until June 3 to partially reopen. Starting Friday, more businesses will be allowed to reopen and people can start gathering...
By Mark Rivera, ABC7 News Public transportation is facing lower ridership because of COVID-19, but the Chicago Transit Authority is actually adding jobs as the city continues to reopen. If you're looking for a job and ready to work, the CTA is looking to fill positions for bus drivers and mechanics. The...
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...
By Dr. Asefa Jejaw Mekonnen As a pulmonary and critical care medicine consultant and physician, I am urging African American policy makers to take more actions to protect African Americans against the coronavirus. If not, multiple deaths will continue to occur. As of April 28, it was estimated that 3,042,444 people...
“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” —Luke 23:42-43 By John W. Fountain I stand in the midst of a world pandemic, on the timeline of Christianity....
State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D-CH) and Grammy Award Nominee Twista will continue their prison tour to Sheridan Correctional Center on Father’s Day Sunday, June 21, 2020 @ 10:30 a.m. to advocate for a multitude of reforms. Ford’s visit will be for staff support, delivery of crucial COVID-19...
Free cloth face masks to be provided to all Illinois students, teachers, staff By Craig Wall, Eric Horng, Cate Cauguiran and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team Governor JB Pritzker laid out the guidelines for how schools will be able to reopen this fall as part of his Phase 4 recovery plan...