Louise Beal and her family say she's a fighter, and was able to defeat COVID-19. By WLTX Louise Beal has always been a fighter. And over the last week and a half, she's needed all that fighting spirit to battle her toughest opponent: the coronavirus. Beal, who's 81, was released from...
By Patrick Forrest The U.S. House of Representatives Friday voted to pass the Heroes Act, a new piece of legislation calling for a new round of provisions as the Coronavirus pandemic continues. In a roll call vote Chicago area Congressional Democrats, including Bobby Rush, Danny Davis and Robin Kelly each...
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...
By Erick Johnson Some 20,915 residents in many of Chicago’s predominately Black neighborhoods have been tested for the novel coronavirus and 30 percent, or 6,238 have tested positive for the virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). State data also shows that a total of 7,077 residents in...
By Patrick Forrest Longtime host of The Butt Naked Truth on local gospel station WBGX, Harold Davis Jr. died Sunday, April 12 after complications involving acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with COVID-19. He was 63 years old. Notorious for exposing political leaders regardless of ethnicity or party whose words did not...
Predicts more whites will get virus By Chinta Strausberg Former Illinois Department of Public Health Director and Retired Colonel Dr. Damon Arnold blames the spread of COVID-19 among African Americans on the overcrowding of housing conditions, the low wage jobs, the reliance on public transportation and underlying structural racism in these...
By Natacha Larnaud, CBS News The first batch of stimulus payments promised to American taxpayers amid the coronavirus pandemic were direct deposited on Saturday, the Internal Revenue Service said. "We know many people are anxious to get their payments; we'll continue issuing them as fast as we can," the agency tweeted...
At least 150,000 Americans have died of the coronavirus since the U.S. began keeping count, and the number continues to rise. By Ja'han Jones, Huff Post At least 150,000 people in the United States have now died of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. The grim milestone comes months after...
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, along with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), recently announced the “Protecting Chicago” framework that the city will use to guide Chicago’s reopening process amid COVID-19. The framework – organized into five phases in alignment with the State of Illinois’ “Restore Illinois” plan – will advise...
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...