COVID-19 In Illinois: State Sets New Record For Vaccinations; Infection Rate At Lowest Point Since Last SummerThe 95,375 inoculations given out on Thursday beat the previous record of 74,965 doses on Feb. 4.
Cook County Courts Move Back To Virtual Hearings Amid Resurgent PandemicCook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans has issued an order that all court matters should be conducted by teleconference or videoconference except in "extraordinary or compelling circumstances."
Biden Transition Team Has Chicago ConnectionDoctor Ezekiel Emanuel is an oncologist who works with the National Institutes of Health and served as a White House advisor from 2009 to 2011. He's also the brother of former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Outdoor Dining Dilemma: Restaurants Search For Ways To Keep Diners Coming As Cold Sets InThe first truly cold weekend of the season brings the first true test for Chicago restaurants struggling to keep outdoor dining alive amid the city's COVID restrictions, and restaurants in Fulton Market have found a unique way to keep diners around this fall and winter.
Student Athletes Protest Outside Home Of Dr. Ngozi EzikeStudent athletes made a house call to the state's top doctor Friday night, demanding high school teams be allowed to play fall sports despite the state's COVID-19 regulations.
Gary Schools Giving Option Of Classroom Learning Or E-Learning For New School YearParents everywhere have been waiting to find out whether their kids will be returning to class in a few weeks. On Monday, parents in Gary got the answer.
Riot Fest Canceled For This Year, Puts Tickets On Sale For 2021 More Than A Year In AdvanceRiot Fest announced this week that it is canceling its 2020 festival. But it presented the cancellation as a “move” to next year.
'There's Just Not Enough of Us:' Illinois Unemployment Workers Allege Understaffing, ‘Insurmountable’ Workloads, Fear Of Infection As They Process ClaimsCBS 2's extensive reporting as part of its “Working for Chicago” series continues to uncover how the state's system for applying for and processing unemployment claims is not only overwhelmed, but incapable of handling the extraordinary number of new claims from the beginning.
Six Flags Great America Unveils Reopening Plan; Management Says It Could Open Safely TodayAlthough parking lots and rides are still empty at Six Flags Great America and the theme park is scheduled to remain closed under the governor's stay-at-home order until Phase 5, management has an extensive reopening plan they hope will jumpstart the rides much sooner.
9-Year-Old Making Surprise Care Packages for Seniors During Stay-At-Home OrderA 9-year-old girl is spending her time at home giving back to community members in need.
Coronavirus Deaths At Nursing Homes Account For Nearly Half Of Illinois' Overall Death Toll; Expert Calls That 'A Major Underestimate'Dr. Howard Ehrman, who headed up the response to the Ebola crisis in Will County as chief medical officer in the 2010s, believes even that number is "a major underestimate."
People Unemployed By COVID-19 Balance Bills, Budgets With Little Help From The State"It is scary since once everything is back up again, it's all going to be due at one time."
Pritzker Fights COVID-19 From Chicago, And Downstate NoticesSince daily briefings began March 9, Pritzker has made trips in mid-March to Springfield and the Murphysboro area. He closed nonessential businesses and on March 20 issued a stay-at-home order. He has not appeared publicly outside Chicago since.
Organization Calls Whole Foods Employees To Call In Sick TuesdayThere could be long lines at Whole Foods on Tuesday as many workers call in sick.
Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Unique Challenges To Members Of DeafBlind CommunityAmidst the wall-to-wall media coverage that relays new information about COVID-19, some people with disabilities are concerned about having access to new information about the pandemic.