Crowds Descend On Grant Park With COVID Vaccine Cards And Negative Tests For LollapaloozaThe show is going on for Lollapalooza in Grant Park beginning Thursday, despite concerns about rising COVID numbers.
With COVID On Rise, Some Bars Are Willing To Require Proof Of Vaccinations To Avoid Another ShutdownWith COVID-19 cases on the rise again – topping more than 2,000 cases for the first time Wednesday since early May – some Chicago area bar and restaurant owners say they are willing to do anything to avoid another shutdown.
Masks To Be Required Again At All Illinois Secretary Of State's Facilities Starting MondayMasks will again be required at all times at Illinois Secretary of State’s Driver Service facilities beginning Monday.
DuPage County Advises Masks In All Public Indoor Spaces, With COVID Transmission At Substantial LevelsDuPage County announced Wednesday night that COVID transmission there has reached substantial levels – and thus, masks are now advised for everyone in public settings regardless of vaccination status.
Illinois Secretary Of State's Office Closes Deerfield Driver Services Facility Due To COVID-19 Cases Among StaffThe Illinois Secretary of State’s office Deerfield Driver Services facility will be closed until Tuesday, Aug. 10 because employees tested positive for COVID-19.
Kankakee County At Bottom For COVID-19 Vaccination Rates In Northern Illinois, With Just 36% Fully VaccinatedNowhere in northern Illinois has a lower COVID-19 vaccination rate than Kankakee County, where not even four of every 10 people have gotten vaccinated.
Howard Brown Health Will Not Be At Pride Parade, Urges Stricter COVID Rules For All EventsRising COVID-19 cases have caused a major LGBTQ health provider to pull out of Pride.
Chicago Expanding At-Home Vaccination Program, Offering $25 Gift Cards To People Who Get Vaccinated At HomeWith COVID cases on the rise again in Chicago, and more than 48% of the city’s population still not fully vaccinated, the Chicago Department of Public Health is expanding its at-home vaccination program, and offering financial incentives for people to sign up.
Some Immunocompromised Patients Are Already Getting Third Doses Of COVID-19 VaccineWith the Delta variant spread, there is renewed talk of a future booster shot to fight COVID-19. But CBS 2's Marie Saavedra found that some of those patients are already getting third doses of vaccine now.
31 Percent Of Illinois Nursing Homes Are Not Providing CDC With COVID-19 Vaccine Information, Organization SaysWe first told you about Alan Matthews – a longtime resident of the Landmark Nursing Home in Richton Park – two weeks ago. His cousin came to us after finding out he was months overdue for his second COVID-19 vaccine dose. And CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov found Matthews is likely not the only one – because no one is really keeping track.
New York City, State Of California To Require COVID Vaccinations Or Weekly Tests For Government Workers; Could Chicago Follow Suit?Get vaccinated or get tested every week – it is the new mandate in New York City, where city workers have until September to get on board. The State of California has announced the same thing. So with cases on the rise in Chicago, could we see such a rule as well?
DuPage, Will Counties Flagged As COVID-19 Hot Zones As Cases Rise Once MoreTwo counties in the greater Chicago area have been highlighted as hot zones for the coronavirus as cases rise again.
Alzheimer's Foundation Of America To Host Virtual Chicago Latino Healthy Brain SummitThe Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will be hosting a Chicago Latino Healthy Brain Summit on Friday, with Latinos facing the largest increase in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related illnesses of any racial or ethnic group in the U.S.
Fireworks In Barrington As More Than 60 People Sound Off About School Mask Rules At Board MeetingIt is a debate happening at almost every school district in the state and around the country - what to do when it comes to masking this fall. On Wednesday night, there was no shortage of fireworks in Barrington when the issue came up.
North Suburban Man Fights To Secure Potentially Life-Extending Treatments For ALS Patients; Rep. Mike Quigley Joins CauseBrian Wallach has a wife and kids at home – and he is fighting desperately to get potentially life-extending treatments to ALS patients like himself.