Tuesday, January 19, 2021
By J. Coyden Palmer Donnie Kirksey was a lifelong Chicagoan who helped thousands of basketball players during his career as a coach. Kirksey, 57, died from complications of the COVID-19 virus, the morning of December 28. He was the head boys’ basketball coach at Chicago Vocational Career Academy at the...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford III Diverse Investor and Innovator Salon COVID-19 and inequality disproportionately hit minority businesses. Analysis from the National Bureau of Economic Research reveals 41 percent of Black business owners disappeared in April. More than 80 percent of venture firms don’t have a single Black investor. Only...
By Kevin Liptak, Kate Bennett, Tami Luhby, Kaitlan Collins, Jason Hoffman, Phil Mattingly and Jeremy Diamond, CNN President Donald Trump signed the massive $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law Sunday night, averting a government shutdown that was set to begin on Tuesday, and extending billions of dollars...
By Rachel Scott, ABC7 News As COVID relief hangs in the balance, millions of Americans out of work will lose their unemployment benefits Saturday. President Donald Trump spent the Christmas holiday on the golf course with the bipartisan stimulus package awaiting his signature. The president took to Twitter saying he had "many...
"I put forth, and I maintain, if I was white, I wouldn't have to go through that," Dr. Susan Moore said of her treatment in a Facebook video shared on December 4 By Ashley Boucher, People An Indiana doctor has died from complications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) weeks after...
The relief package would establish a temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefit and a $600 direct stimulus payment to most Americans. ABC7 After months of Washington gridlock, Congress is set to act on a $900 billion pandemic relief package, finally delivering long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to...
Crusader Staff Report Pfizer’s vaccinations in Chicago continue to go out after the first dose in the city was given at Loretto Hospital on the West Side. The hospital was chosen because of the care it has provided communities hardest hit by the virus. Five health care workers from three different hospitals...
Experts attempt to soothe Black community’s fears By Patrick Forrest Following months of quarantining and safety precautions by state residents, the Indiana Department of Health recently announced that the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to frontline healthcare workers in Indiana, after the state’s first allotment of vaccine arrived...
Nationally, anticipated doses reduced from about 16 million to 8 million By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com The state has been advised it will receive roughly half of the shipment of COVID-19 vaccinations that it originally expected from the federal government for the next two weeks, Gov. JB Pritzker announced December 15. Next...
Lake County’s positive coronavirus infection numbers are on a rollercoaster. Since reaching its highest ever daily count of 720 new cases on November 13, the county’s daily numbers of new cases have ranged from a low of 235 to a high of 552. Health officials warned of an uptick in cases...