Fatalities continue to rise in towns outside Chicago with large Black populations By Crusader Staff Report Oak Lawn, Chicago Heights and Country Club Hills have the highest COVID-19 deaths among Blacks in cities outside Chicago, according to the latest data from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The death toll among Blacks...
Contributed By The Gary 411 Gary has the right and responsibility to be more restrictive than the state when necessary Businesses, churches, and city hall employees will stay at home one more week, Gary Mayor Jerome Prince announced Friday, May 8 after Governor Eric Holcomb gave the green light to local...
Free cloth face masks to be provided to all Illinois students, teachers, staff By Craig Wall, Eric Horng, Cate Cauguiran and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team Governor JB Pritzker laid out the guidelines for how schools will be able to reopen this fall as part of his Phase 4 recovery plan...
Dr. Willie Wilson, CEO of Omar Medical Supplies, says deal to purchase tens of millions of PPE was declined by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker. By Derrel Jazz Johnson, The Grio The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with...
By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 News Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and health officials confirm that stricter guidelines, similar to Chicago, will be announced Friday to address increasing COVID-19 numbers throughout the county. But details about the guidelines had not yet been released early Friday morning. "I'm frankly in discussions with our...
Mayor sounds the alarm as COVID-19 cases surge in Gary By Erick Johnson The Genesis Convention Center may be used as a field hospital to help treat COVID-19 patients during the pandemic, according to a recent proposal by Mayor Jerome Prince. Prince reportedly offered the Genesis Center last week to the U.S....
Cases double in North and South Lawndale on West Side By Erick Johnson Chicago’s Black neighborhoods are experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, according to a Crusader analysis of information released by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The number of COVID-19 cases more than doubled in North and South Lawndale on the...
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...
Applications for the fund are being accepted through the Resurrection Project By Michelle Gallard, ABC7 News Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a new program for the estimated 300,000 Chicagoans who didn't receive a federal stimulus check. The formation of the Chicago Resiliency Fund is to help those who may not have qualified for...
1000 Emergency Physicians Turn to the First, Educational Webinar for Latest Medical Information  As coronavirus continues to grip the country, the nations’ leading emergency room physicians are rising to the challenge to share the most updated information using a virtual platform. Leading the first informative webinar is Dr. Christopher Colbert,...