By Evan Anstey, WGN Moderna has begun testing a COVID-19 vaccine on children. “We are pleased to begin this Phase 2/3 study of mRNA-1273 in healthy children in the U.S. and Canada and we thank NIAID and BARDA for their collaboration,” said Stéphane Bancel, chief executive officer of Moderna. “It is humbling to know that 17.8 million...
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Biden signs plan that includes $7.5 billion for Illinois By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers from both parties told officials from Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration on Thursday that the General Assembly should have some say in how the state spends the $7.5 billion in federal funds that Illinois expects...

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New round of COVID relief passed by Congress By Patrick Forrest With the COVID-19 pandemic taking many activities away over the past year, President Joe Biden announced that the country will have enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to give every adult in the country by the end of May. With that...
By Kate Sullivan, CNN President Joe Biden signed his sweeping $1.9 trillion Covid-19 economic relief package into law on Thursday afternoon. "This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country and giving people in this nation, working people, middle class folks, people who built the country, a fighting chance," Biden said in...
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ABC7 Cook County Health will open up approximately 20,000 first-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments at five different vaccination sites Friday at 12 p.m. Appointments can be made at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or by calling the Cook County Health call center at 833-308-1988, Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The sites include: - Tinley...
Crusader Staff Report Responding to criticism from Black political and community leaders, CVS Health announced plans to use mobile vaccination vans and pop-up community clinics to boost access for the COVID-19 vaccine in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods. In a recent announcement, the pharmacy giant said it plans to put its latest...
United Center vaccination appointments now limited to Chicago residents only By Jessica D’Onofrio, ABC7 News Chicago's mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the United Center opens Tuesday, after some confusion about who is eligible to get vaccinated there. All appointments at the United Center mass COVID vaccination site are, for now, limited to...
More than 93,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered yesterday in Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,740 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 42 additional deaths on Friday, March 5, 2021. -  Bureau County: 1 male 50s - Champaign County: 1 male 80s - Cook County:...
As the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to vaccinate all individuals eligible in Phase 1b against COVID-19, which includes seniors age 65+ and essential workers, it is launching several new initiatives specifically for seniors to receive the vaccine. To date, one in three Chicagoans age 65+ has...
The American Rescue Plan includes $1,400 direct payments, $300 weekly unemployment benefits until September and hundreds of billions of dollars in aid. By Tara Golshan, HuffPost The Senate has passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, the American Rescue Plan, with $1,400 direct payments to many Americans, a $300...