Crusader Staff Report Unemployment in Gary continues to fall during the pandemic along with other Indiana cities, according to the latest figures from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Gary’s unemployment rate in September was 15.7 percent. The unemployment rate in Gary has been dropping since May, when 20 percent of...
By Patrice Nkrumah During a meeting with high school athletic directors and sports administration officials from around the state, IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson announced that the high school basketball season will begin on November 16, directly defying Governor J.B. Pritzker. The stunning announcement comes as the state is seeing...
Indoor dining ban in effect for much of area, with Lake, McHenry counties and Chicago restrictions to go in place this week By Jesse Kirsch, ABC7 News New COVID-19 restrictions on indoor dining from Governor Pritzker in effect in much of the Chicago area have drawn pushback from suburban mayors and...
Chicago coronavirus cases surge as some parents call for schools reop By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 News Some Chicago Public Schools parents are planning rallies Wednesday morning, calling for school buildings to reopen. The rallies are being held just hours before the monthly CPS Board of Education meeting. CPS has announced it intends to...
6 of 11 IL regions to have mitigations; long lines reported at drive-through testing sites By Michelle Gallardo, Eric Horng and Alexis McAdams, ABC7 Chicago Digital Team Illinois officials announced new COVID-19 restrictions will be imposed on suburban Cook County as cases continue to surge statewide. Officials announced that the restrictions, which...
By Alexis McAdams, ABC7 News Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle launched a new cash assistance program for COVID-19 relief Monday morning. The new $2.1 million COVID-19 Recovery Cash Assistance Program will be funded by the federal CARES Act. The program will give 3,000 residents a one-time $600 payment, Preckwinkle said. This is part...
Pritzker bans indoor dining in bars and restaurants in Kane, DuPage and Will counties Crusader Staff Report Country Clubs Hills, Thornton and Calumet City are among Black towns in the Chicago metro area that experienced big jumps in COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks, according to the October 4 report...
Governor JB Pritzker to resume daily briefings; Kane, DuPage, Will and Kankakee 1 day away from meeting threshold to impose new restrictions By Cate Cauguiran, ABC7 News Illinois is seeing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, which could lead to new restrictions across the state. Governor JB Pritzker will be at the...
Trump-loving Democrat Vernon Jones also did not wear a mask for the stunt. By Lee Moran, Huff Post Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones (D) showed scant regard for coronavirus safety measures on Friday when he crowd-surfed over maskless Donald Trump supporters during the president’s crowded campaign rally in Macon. Jones, a Democrat...
Illinois positivity rate climbs slightly, but cases and deaths remain low in Chicago’s Black neighborhoods Crusader Staff Report Blacks make up nearly half of Chicago’s 2,991 COVID-19 deaths, but casualties have dramatically decreased in Black neighborhoods since the outbreak began last March, according to a Crusader analysis of the latest statistics. Since...