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...
Free Curbside Testing; Mask-on, Violence Out Challenge Winners Announced Premier Urgent Care & OCC Health Center and P.O.P. on Youth Violence are partnering to present free COVID-19 curbside testing on Saturday September 5th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 1301 E. 47th Street, Bldg. #2. Prior to the testing,...
"I wish it was only me who tested positive, but it wasn't, it was my entire family," the star said in an Instagram video Wednesday By People Dwayne Johnson and his family have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the star revealed on Instagram Wednesday. The actor, 48, shared that...
By Stephanie Gadlin Special to the Crusader Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night may be able to slow the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), but federal cuts, a reduction in its workforce and an ineradicable pandemic have caused delays in mail delivery that has brought the service to...
By Mark Rivera, ABC7 News Public transportation is facing lower ridership because of COVID-19, but the Chicago Transit Authority is actually adding jobs as the city continues to reopen. If you're looking for a job and ready to work, the CTA is looking to fill positions for bus drivers and mechanics. The...
The Together Now Fund has begun accepting applications for the second round of grants for Chicago businesses and non-profits. Businesses that continue to suffer from the impacts of COVID-19 are eligible to apply for operational grants of $4,000 each. Applications are available now at chicago.gov/togethernow and the application will remain open until...
It'll become a challenge once things get colder. By Kristin Salaky, delish During the COVID-19 pandemic, experts believe it is generally better to see others outside versus inside, which is why many cities and states may have placed heavier restrictions on indoor dining or denied the opening of dining rooms entirely....
By Erick Johnson Gary residents who list COVID-19 as a reason to request a mail-in ballot may not be able to vote by the General Election in November. That’s because many may not be able to receive a mail-in ballot because COVID-19 is not listed among the 11 valid reasons for...
Pritzker extends moratorium as deadline expires Crusader Staff Report Two days before the state’s moratorium on evictions expired, Governor J.B. Pritzker extended the order for another month after concerns of a housing crisis during a pandemic were voiced by activists and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. The moratorium was scheduled to expire...