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.
Itasca-Based American Academy Of Pediatrics Calls For All Students To Wear Masks; Parents Remain DividedSchool is still weeks away, but as we speak school boards are debating the big decision in front of them - will students wear masks, or not?
Health Officials Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine Information At Back Of The Yards Farmers MarketInformation about COVID-19 vaccines was made available in Back of the Yards Sunday alongside fresh produce and handmade candles.
Chicago Kicks Off Hyperlocal COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Events Across CityAll vaccines are free and do not require insurance or identification. All Chicago residents 12 and older are eligible. 
A Day After Cousin Expresses Worry To CBS 2, Man In Richton Park Nursing Home Now Has Second COVID-19 Vaccination ShotA night after a Chicago woman told CBS 2 she was worried because her cousin, who is in a nursing home, never received his second COVID-19 vaccine shot – he now has it.
Some Illinois Parents, School Districts Want Choice About Masks For Unvaccinated Kids In ClassroomsLate last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced updated guidelines for schools to reopen safely — unvaccinated teachers and students will need to continue masking up, while those who are vaccinated can go without. But a growing chorus of administrators and parents are calling on the state to leave the choice up to them.
With Delta Variant Causing Concern, Vaccination Numbers Lag Behind In Some Chicago Communities Of ColorWhile vaccines have been shown to be highly effective against the delta variant, CBS 2 dug into some troubling vaccination numbers lagging behind in communities of color.
City Of Chicago Moves From COVID-19 Travel Order To Advisory With No States On Restricted ListThe City of Chicago is doing away with its COVID-19 travel order and replacing it with a travel advisory.
No Plans To End COVID Contact Tracing Program On Which State Of Illinois Has Been Spending MillionsContact tracing was touted as one of the most important tools to stop the spread of the pandemic. The State of Illinois spent, and continues to spend, millions on it. But we wanted to know - how long will that continue?
Still No States In Top Tier Of Chicago's Emergency Travel OrderEvery U.S. state and territory remains in the "yellow" tier of the city's emergency travel order, meaning they are averaging fewer than 15 cases per 100,000 residents.