'This Is The Only Way Forward. This Virus Is Unforgiving': Epidemiologist Backs Order To Stay Home During Coronavirus Outbreak“This is the only way forward,” said Dr. Emily Landon, lead epidemiologist at University of Chicago Medicine. “This virus is unforgiving. It spreads before you even know you’ve caught it, and it tricks you into believing that it’s nothing more than a little influenza."
Coronavirus In Illinois: 163 New COVID-19 Cases, One More DeathIllinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said there have been a total of 585 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois since the start of the outbreak, up from 105 on Monday, and just 46 one week ago.
Gov. JB Pritzker Issues 'Stay At Home Order' For Illinois Starting Saturday, Amid COVID-19 PandemicAfter more than two weeks of asking Illinois residents to stay home as much as possible during the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. JB Pritzker is issuing a statewide "stay at home" order, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday through April 7.
Developer Buys Old MetroSouth Medical Center, Which Was Being Eyed By State As Potential Overflow Site For COVID-19 PatientsIt's unclear how much the developer spent to purchase the property or how it will utilize the space.
Jet's Pizza Hiring Delivery Drivers As Coronavirus Outbreak Leads To LayoffsThe company said it has hundreds of job opportunities for people who have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chicago Weather: Severe Storms Possible Thursday Night, Dry Forecast For FridayStorms producing gusty winds appears to be the primary threat, though it remains somewhat low.
Gov. JB Pritzker Announces 3 More Coronavirus Deaths In Illinois; Total Cases Up To 422The three deaths include a Will County man in his 50s, a Cook County woman in her 80s, and a Florida woman in her 70s who was visiting Sangamon County, according to the governor.
Cardinal Blase Cupich Cancels Holy Week Celebrations Over Coronavirus ConcernsA week after suspending mass at all Catholic churches in Cook and Lake counties, and closing all Catholic schools in the Chicago Archdiocese, Cardinal Blase Cupich is halting all public Holy Week celebrations due to coronavirus concerns.
Coronavirus In Chicago: City Orders Anyone With COVID-19, Or Symptoms, To Stay Home“This move may seem severe to some but in this highly evolving situation it’s absolutely what we need to do at this time as we work to contain this outbreak,” Public Health Director Dr. Allison Arwady said in a statement.
Coronavirus In Chicago: Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Give Speech On City's Response To PandemicAs elected leaders and public health officials continue to wrangle with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will address the city this evening in a televised and live-streamed speech from City Hall.
COVID-19 Casts Gloom Over Cancer Patient's Dream To Go Backstage With Omarion, So Musical Artist Sends Her Special MessageThe coronavirus is throwing a wrench into weddings, birthday celebrations, and other highly anticipated plans. That includes a stage 4 cancer patient's chance to meet her idol.
Coronavirus In Chicago: City Procurement Department Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19City officials do not believe the employee caught the COVID-19 virus at work, but have conducted a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the procurement office, the employee's workspace, and common areas of City Hall.
Coronavirus In Illinois: 128 New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19; Including 20 More At Willowbrook Nursing HomeThe Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Willowbrook now has a total of 42 cases, including 30 residents and 12 staff.
Coronavirus In Illinois: Local Restaurants Face Many Challenges Under New Dine-In Restrictions“We’re all kind of panicking because we don’t know what's going on next,” Soulé restaurant owner Bridgette Flagg said.
Progressive Challenger Marie Newman Defeats Longtime Congressman Dan Lipinski In 3rd District RematchA member of the Lipinski family has held that seat since 1983.