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.
Cook County, Most Of Illinois Now Seeing 'Substantial' COVID Spread; CDC Urges Masks IndoorsCook County and several other counties in the Chicago area are now seeing “substantial” spread of COVID-19, according to data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meaning fully vaccinated people are asked to resume wearing masks indoors.
Lightfoot Could Announce Vaccine Mandate For City Workers 'Soon'; Talks With Labor Unions UnderwayMayor Lori Lightfoot said she expects to announce soon whether city workers will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face regular testing for the virus, as her administration negotiates with various labor unions on what those rules could look like.
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.
Illinois Reports More Than 2,000 New COVID Cases For First Time Since Early May; Highest Infection Rate Since Mid-AprilIllinois is averaging 1,587 new cases per day over the past week, up more than fivefold from one month ago, when the state was averaging 248 new cases per day.
Some Fans Are Selling Off Their Lollapalooza Tickets Due To Concerns About COVIDFans scooped up tickets for Lollapalooza as soon as they went on sale – but on Tuesday night, 48 hours away from the opening act – some have chosen not to go. And as CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, concerns over the coronavirus and specifically the Delta variant may be to blame.
85% Of Chicago Bears Players Are Vaccinated Against COVID-19, And Team Hopes That Number Goes UpThe Bears are set to start Training Camp Wednesday, with players battling for jobs and everyone battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
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?