By Mike Ewing, Tahman Bradley, WGN Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said 11 counties remain at the state’s “warning” level of coronavirus infections Monday, as the state rolls out a new campaign to encourage residents to wear masks and follow other health guidelines. Pritzker unveiled the new $5 million awareness campaign based...
Crusader Staff Report With rising COVID-19 cases, Mayor Jerome Prince on Tuesday, July 28 ordered Gary’s beaches temporarily closed for the next two weeks. The order went into effect July 29. The order includes the closure of Marquette Park shelters and all adjacent parking. The park will remain open for recreational...
By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 News Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and health officials confirm that stricter guidelines, similar to Chicago, will be announced Friday to address increasing COVID-19 numbers throughout the county. But details about the guidelines had not yet been released early Friday morning. "I'm frankly in discussions with our...
By Veronica Stracqualursi and Karl de Vries, CNN Herman Cain, a onetime Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, has died from coronavirus, according to an obituary sent from his verified Twitter account and Newsmax, where he was launching a television show. Cain, 74, was hospitalized earlier this month,...
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...
Crusader Staff Report Gary Mayor Jerome Prince is pushing a new mandate requiring residents to wear face masks as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the city. In a video press conference on July 17, Prince said he had “extensive discussions” with Gary Health Commissioner Dr. Roland Walker before he gave...
In an exclusive interview with theGrio, Sen. Harris reveals a new proposal to fight racism and bias against patients of color By Natasha S. Ashford, The Grio For Black America, fears around COVID-19 aren’t just about the disease itself, but seeking help from a medical system that doesn’t always treat Black...
Crusader Staff Report Alderman Carrie Austin (34th Ward) has revealed that she has COVID-19. The veteran alderman released a letter as concerns grew about her health. One of her staff members, Terri Marsh, posted the letter on her Facebook page. “We are humbled that though we were inconvenienced, we are recovering from...
By ABC7 Chicago Digital Team Two more states were added to Chicago's mandatory travel quarantine order Tuesday. Beginning Friday, anyone traveling to Chicago from Iowa or Oklahoma will have to self-quarantine for two weeks. Chicago health officials plan to reassess the list each week and add or remove states depending on...
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com Testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker said he would like to see a coordinated national COVID-19 containment strategy that requires people to wear masks, and he reiterated the need for a federal financial support package for states. He was...