Online license plate sticker renewals increase by 84 percent By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com Expiration dates on Illinois driver’s licenses and state ID cards will be extended another three months, Secretary of State Jesse White announce Wednesday. White announced expirations for licenses and IDs will be extended until Feb. 1, 2021, so...
Coronavirus Chicago: Saliva tests return results in about 72 hours after lab receives them, Jewel says By ABC7 News Osco Drug is now offering at-home COVID-19 test kits at select stores in the Chicago area. The saliva tests, in partnership with Phosphorus Diagnostics, typically return results in 72 hours or less from...
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...
More than 75 percent of children dying from covid-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults By William Wan, Washington Post The coronavirus is killing Hispanic, Black and American Indian children at much higher numbers than their White peers, according to federal statistics released Tuesday. The numbers —...
By Craig Wall, ABC7 News The City of Chicago launched a city-wide effort to recruit and hire contact tracers with about 500 jobs available. The hiring is being done through 31 different community based organizations through a $56 million grant from the federal government. The idea is to create jobs that benefit...
Crusader Staff Report Gary residents who travel to Chicago for work can continue commuting with no restrictions after the nation’s third largest city on Tuesday, September 8 decided not to place Indiana on its quarantine list. The decision relieved concerns among thousands of residents in Northwest Indiana who work in...
By Jamie Gangel, Jeremy Herb and Elizabeth Stuart, CNN President Donald Trump admitted he knew weeks before the first confirmed US coronavirus death that the virus was dangerous, airborne, highly contagious and "more deadly than even your strenuous flus," and that he repeatedly played it down publicly, according to legendary...
Predicts more whites will get virus By Chinta Strausberg Former Illinois Department of Public Health Director and Retired Colonel Dr. Damon Arnold blames the spread of COVID-19 among African Americans on the overcrowding of housing conditions, the low wage jobs, the reliance on public transportation and underlying structural racism in these...
By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com Illinois is one of the last states to apply and be approved for a federal program providing an additional $300 in unemployment assistance per week to qualifying residents. Governor JB Pritzker announced Monday, September 7, that he instructed the Illinois Department of Employment Security to submit...
By Alexis McAdams, ABC7 News Students in Chicago Public Schools return to learning Tuesday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson will visit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy of Social Justice in Englewood Tuesday to kick off the start of the unusual school year. Chicago Public Schools' students...