Amid Spread Of Delta Variant, Conventions Rise To Challenge Of Holding Conferences At McCormick Place With MitigationsIn mid-July, conventions and big events like the Chicago Auto Show returned to McCormick Place. We saw big crowds and few masks, and didn't think much of it. But just afterward, the Delta variant of the coronavirus spread, and the world took a U-turn back to strict COVID protocols.
Crete-Monee Middle School Teacher Cherie Garza, 39, Dies 2 Months After Contracting COVID-19A 39-year-old teacher at Crete-Monee Middle School in the south suburbs has died two months after contracting COVID-19.
CPS Parents, Students Rally Over Complaints About School Bus Service, COVID-19 Contact Tracing, And Other 'System Failures'A group of Chicago Public Schools parents and students rallied in Logan Square Monday, saying they are fed up with what they call “multiple” system failures at CPS.
Dr. Richard Lawler, Medical Pioneer Who Performed First Organ Transplant At Little Company Of Mary Hospital In 1950, Honored In New Book By Great-NephewThe year was 1950, a 44-year-old woman was gravely ill, and a Chicago doctor took an enormous risk to save her life. That groundbreaking surgery helped usher in a new era of medicine.
CPS Families Plan 'Sick-Out,' Call For Remote Learning Options Amid COVID-19 Worries; Waukegan School Families Also Want Remote OptionsPublic schools in and outside Chicago have faced criticism from some parents over measures taken to keep kids safe from COVID-19.
Vegandale Festival In Grant Park Is Not Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination Or Negative Test, Leading Some Vendors To Back OutA large-scale vegan festival is coming to Grant Park this weekend. It will not be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test – which has some vendors rethinking their participation.
Hammond, Indiana Teachers Rally, Complain About Safety Concerns About COVID-19 And ViolenceAngry teachers rallied in Hammond, Indiana Tuesday night, amid concerns about overcrowded classrooms and safety from both COVID-19 and violence.
CPS Emphasizes Unvaccinated Students Will Be Subject To Quarantine Rules If They TravelThe Chicago Public Schools on Thursday announced new travel guidelines in accordance with the city’s COVID-19 travel advisory.
United Center To Require Proof Of Full COVID Vaccination Or Negative COVID Test For All EventsThe United Center will require proof of a COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test for all events.
Jacqueline Jackson, Wife Of Rev. Jesse Jackson, Is Now Able To Breathe On Her Own As She Battles COVID-19Jacqueline Jackson, the wife of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, has been able to breathe on her own for the past few days as she continues to battle COVID-19.
A Day After 880 Crown Point, Indiana Students Were Sent Home To Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure, They've Been Asked To Return To SchoolMore than 800 students in Crown Point, Indiana were told to quarantine at home just Tuesday, but a day later, they’re being told to come back.