By Eric Horng, ABC7 News The Chicago fire academy is closed until further notice after an apparent COVID-19 outbreak impacting both students and instructors. Officials said they are working to determine the source of the outbreak at the Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy, located at 558 W. De Koven Street in...
Paid Sick & Caregiver Leave Provisions in Families First Act Don’t Apply to All Workers Fifty advocates and 21 organizations representing every congressional district in Indiana recently sent a letter to members of the Indiana delegation urging them to close the loopholes in Families First Coronavirus Response Act paid leave...
Homeowners are eligible for $15,000 grants Crusader Staff Report Tenants who are struggling to pay their rent can apply for a $5,000 grant through a $300 million program that is aimed to help residents during the coronavirus pandemic. The program is funded by the federal CARES Act and offers rental assistance to...
First Wave of Business Interruption Grants Released to 2,655 Small Businesses Hit Hardest by COVID-19, Including More Than 50 Percent Minority-Owned  WJOL Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) RECENTLY announced $46 million in small business grants have been released to 2,655 small businesses...
By Jeff Cox, CNBC Workers displaced by the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible for an additional $400 per week of unemployment benefits under one provision of a series of executive orders President Donald Trump signed Saturday. Trump made the announcement as protracted negotiations between the White House and congressional Democrats have...
Mayor Lori Lightfoot was with Scott Wednesday, but said she will not be quarantining By Jessica D'Onofrio, ABC7 News Alderman Michael Scott Jr. of Chicago's 24th Ward has tested positive for COVID-19 and appeared at a press conference this week with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Mayor Lightfoot appeared with Alderman Scott on Wednesday....
Earlier survey asked parents to decide By Patrick Forrest Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that Chicago Public Schools’ return in the fall will be fully remote amid increased COVID-19 numbers throughout the city. Chicago’s Covid-19 positivity rate has increased from 3.9 percent of tests given to 4.7 percent over the past...
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, that 740 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 69,975 the total number of Indiana residents known to...
By Mike Ewing, Tahman Bradley, WGN Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said 11 counties remain at the state’s “warning” level of coronavirus infections Monday, as the state rolls out a new campaign to encourage residents to wear masks and follow other health guidelines. Pritzker unveiled the new $5 million awareness campaign based...
Crusader Staff Report With rising COVID-19 cases, Mayor Jerome Prince on Tuesday, July 28 ordered Gary’s beaches temporarily closed for the next two weeks. The order went into effect July 29. The order includes the closure of Marquette Park shelters and all adjacent parking. The park will remain open for recreational...