CHICAGO (CBS) — There’s more big proof we’re turning the corner on COVID-19.
Illinois reported 165 new cases.READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded By Accidental Friendly Fire While Confronting Suspect In Lyons, Police Say
That’s the lowest number since the early days of the pandemic last March.
And at 0.8% the positivity rate is the lowest since state health officials began tracking.READ MORE: FBI Offering $1,000 Reward In Search For Jarvis Wright, Wanted For Murder Of Alvin Arrington In Sauk Village
The city of Chicago announced more events as part of its “Open Chicago” initiative, from local markets and food events to “Taste of Chicago to Go.”
Absent in the summer lineup are big music festivals like Chicago Blues Fest, Chicago Jazz Fest and the Chicago Gospel Fest.MORE NEWS: Boy, 16, Charged In West Humboldt Park Carjacking
Although Pritzker Pavilion will host some concerts at full capacity later this summer.
Ourselves & @chicagosmayor are excited to announce several returning, new and reimagined cultural events for the summer including House City, "@Chicago Presents" community events, @TasteofChi To-Go, @SummerDanceChi in the Parks and MORE! https://t.co/gIJFAz5XMM
— Chicago DCASE (@ChicagoDCASE) June 14, 2021