By J. Coyden Palmer Amidst COVID-19 concerns, parents, players and coaches throughout the state are planning a protest on Saturday, September 19 in Springfield and Chicago asking for Governor J.B. Pritzker to allow the IHSA to continue fall sports instead of waiting for the Governor’s approval. The action is being taken...
Illinois reports record 192 COVID-19 deaths in last 24 hours By Jessica D'Onofrio, ABC7 News Governor JB Pritzker had a stern warning for towns looking to defy his stay-at-home order as Illinois reported its deadliest day yet from the COVID-19 pandemic. Illinois health officials announced 192 additional deaths and 1,677 new cases...

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...
Latest measures to provide cloth masks to all essential employees and create COVID Safety Officers to ensure social distancing; Hotel Julian to provide isolation for City employees with COVID-19 On Monday April 20, 2020, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced new protective measures to further ensure the health and safety of...
The Together Now Fund has begun accepting applications for the second round of grants for Chicago businesses and non-profits. Businesses that continue to suffer from the impacts of COVID-19 are eligible to apply for operational grants of $4,000 each. Applications are available now at chicago.gov/togethernow and the application will remain open until...
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...
By WGN Web Desk, Glenn Marshall Nearly 700 nursing home workers walked off the job Monday to begin a strike. The workers, who are part of the SEIU Health Care Illinois Union, are employed at 11 Infinity-owned facilities in the Greater Chicago area. They are demanding hazard pay and improved working...
Illinois reports highest daily COVID-19 death toll since crisis began By Jessica D'Onofrio, ABC7 News Governor JB Pritzker unveiled his five-phase plan to reopen the Illinois economy Tuesday. The announcement came as Illinois saw its largest one-day jump in COVID-19 deaths in the state, with 176 lives lost, bringing the total deaths...
In an effort to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, Edgewater Health will be offering COVID-19 testing for our patients and staff. Beginning on Monday, July 27, 2020 testing will be administered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at Indiana University Northwest (Parking Lot #9, 33rd Ave., east side of...
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...