ALTGELD GARDENS
By Erick Johnson It’s been nearly three weeks since Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city officials began allowing residents from high risk COVID-19 zip codes to be vaccinated at the United Center on the city’s West Side. At present, 17 zip codes are part of the city’s Protect Chicago Plus program. About...
The Salvation Army of Lake County
As the nation marks the anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army of Lake County continues to address the longstanding issues of homelessness, poverty, and hunger, which have intensified and become more complex due to COVID-19. As a record number of families face the ongoing threats of “pandemic...
By Patrick Forrest Residents on the city’s South and Southwest sides got some of the first official answers following months of missing mail, in the form of an inspector general report outlining major defects in four postal locations. At post office branches located at 83rd and Ashland; 77th and Cottage Grove;...
Wendell Pierson
Dr. Wendell Pierson wants others to know “it’s safe” By J. Coyden Palmer With the Biden administration acquiring and distributing more COVID-19 vaccines, officials are now saying getting the Black community to completely buy-in” to the vaccination efforts is still a challenge. According to a CNN poll, 67 percent of...
P-EBT, Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, food support
By Patrick Forrest Governor JB Pritzker recently announced that approximately one million children across Illinois will receive additional federally funded food benefits, valued at up to $110 million per month. Following a state request to expand eligibility for the program, the additional food support, funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...
Vaccine, Vaccination, COVID, COVID-19
Separate drives held to boost vaccinations among Chicago’s Blacks and minorities By Erick Johnson Efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations to Chicago’s Black and minority communities shifted into high gear this week as the city expanded eligibility requirements in zip codes on the South and West sides. Appointments and lines at the United...
marijuana, weed,
When can I get the COVID vaccine in Illinois? Gov. Pritzker announced IL expanding eligibility April 12 ABC7 Chicago Illinois residents who smoke marijuana will not be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine early. That's the current guideline under the state's vaccination Phase 1B plan. This decision was made despite the fact that...
Covid, COVID-19, vaccine, vaccination, vaccinated
By Diane Pathieu and Michelle Gallardo, ABC7 Chicago health officials will give an update on the city's COVID vaccine distribution plan Wednesday, including when vaccinations will be expanded to the 1C group. The city is set to announce a March 29 start date for its next vaccination phase. In 1C more...
vaccine
By Keaundrey Clark A COVID-19 vaccination center will open in Gary soon. With the one-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic having recently passed, and with more Americans getting the recommended vaccination, Gary and other Northwest Indiana residents will now have an opportunity to receive free vaccine shots. Gary’s center...
Covid Diaries NYC, Covid-19
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “COVID DIARIES NYC” is playing now on HBO/HBOMAX. The film chronicles the lives of five young filmmakers, ranging in age from 17 to 21, who turn their cameras on themselves to tell the stories of their families during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic...