What started off as a headache a month ago ends in tragedy. By Royce Dunmore, NewsOne Over the weekend, the realities of the coronavirus pandemic once again hit hard due to the tragic death of 5-year-old Skylar Herbert. According to The Detroit News, Herbert complained of a bad headache a month ago....
Crusader Staff Report Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday, April 13 joined Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady, and Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) Commissioner Lisa Morrison Butler to announce the implementation and mobilization of a citywide system to prevent transmission and respond to...
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....
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...
Prosperity Indiana is pleased to announce an award totaling $50,000 from National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) to support advocacy and education related to housing and homelessness prevention in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will increase capacity for Prosperity Indiana to convene partners to advocate for short-term...
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...
By Erick Johnson Five people in Gary have died from COVID-19 and 174 have been infected with the virus, Mayor Jerome Prince announced Tuesday, April 13 at his daily briefing on the health crisis. In Indiana, 8,236 residents have tested positive for the virus and 44,539 have been tested. The announcement came...
A new FREE drive-up COVID-19 testing site has opened in the South Suburbs. The testing site is located at 3824 West 159th Markham, IL with daily operational hours from 7:30 am -3:30 pm. The site is authorized to test up to 800 first responders, health care workers, seniors and adults...
On April 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $23,771,713 to 28 health centers in Indiana as part of a historic U.S. response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Health center awardees in Indiana may...
Jeliner Jordan, who used to work at former fashion giant Robert Hall Clothes as a tailor, has rediscovered her career in the age of COVID-19. The 76-year-old resident of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Zelda Ormes Apartments has made about 250 face masks for friends, family and fellow residents since the...