Chicago Passes 400 COVID-19 Cases Per Day; Officials Have Warned That Threshold Could Mean Return Of Some RestrictionsThe latest surge in cases is largely driven by the more contagious delta variant, which is spreading mostly among those who haven't been fully vaccinated.
Lightfoot Warns Mask Mandate, Other COVID Rules Could Return If Cases Spike Again, But No Hesitation With Hosting Lollapalooza This Weekend"God bless the critics standing on the sidelines, but I feel confident that the Lolla folks have a good solid plan in place," Lightfoot said.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Coronavirus Hospitalizations Reach New Low As State Prepares To Fully Reopen TomorrowIllinois is averaging 413 new cases per day over the past week, down 61% from two weeks ago. It’s also the lowest 7-day case average since late March 2020.
As Illinois Prepares To Fully Reopen, Many Businesses Will Be Keeping Their Own COVID Rules In Place“There aren’t a lot of great systems in place for ensuring that it’s only the vaccinated people who are unmasked. We’re largely using an honor system,” infectious disease expert Dr. Emily Landon said.
With New Guidance From CDC, Gov. JB Pritzker Updates State Mask Mandate, Lifting Requirement For Fully Vaccinated People In Most Cases“With public health experts now saying fully vaccinated people can safely remove their masks in most settings, I’m pleased to follow the science and align Illinois’ policies with the CDC’s guidance,” Pritzker said in a statement Monday afternoon.
Chicago Night Clubs Gear Up For Looser COVID-19 Restrictions As State Prepares To Enter Bridge PhaseLooser COVID-19 restrictions are week away in Illinois, and it seems night club owners are most excited to get back to full capacity.
Chicago's Navy Pier Reopens FridayNavy Pier will also host a special 10-minute fireworks show every Saturday in May at 9 p.m. to celebrate its reopening.
After Rinks Were Forced To Close For Months, Young Skaters Took Their Moves From The Ice To The Grass During PandemicThey never stopped lacing up even when their rink shut down for six months. The pandemic may have sent their favorite activity into a tailspin, but Millie and Maddie Nichols took their jumps to the grass.
Fans To Be Allowed At Bulls, Blackhawks Games, City Loosening Indoor Restrictions As COVID Numbers ImproveMayor Lori Lightfoot is loosening the city's COVID-19 restrictions, allowing for fans to return to the United Center for Bulls and Blackhawks games, and allowing restaurants, theaters, and other businesses to serve more customers indoors.
Closer To Normal: Chicago Announces Loosened COVID-19 RestrictionsLife in Chicago is getting closer to normal as the city announced big changed in COVID-19 restrictions Thursday.
Lightfoot Identifies 5 Neighborhoods Of Concern Due To Sharp Rise Of COVID-19 Cases In Younger PeopleFive Chicago neighborhoods are getting called out by Mayor Lori Lightfoot because of a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases among younger people. They are Lincoln Park, Old Town, Portage Park, Old Irving Park and Dunning.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Easing Outdoor COVID-19 Restrictions; Keeping Current Indoor LimitsBars and restaurants will be allowed to increase the maximum table size for outdoor dining to 10 people, as long as tables remain spaced six feet apart.
Chicago Auto Show Organizers Meeting With Pritzker Administration About Possible 2021 Return To McCormick PlaceSources tell CBS 2 that Gov. JB Prtizker is leaning toward allowing conventions back in Illinois as soon as this summer. The Auto Show would also need approval from Chicago.
As Ballparks Prepare To Reopen, Tent Supplier Braun Events Holds Out Hope Other Good Times Will Roll Again SoonChicago baseball fans got the green light this week. Are concert goers next? Their fate is unclear, just like the schedule of the business owner you’re about to meet.
Chicago Travel Order Includes 24 States And Washington D.C.Chicago’s travel order goes into effect on Friday at 12:01 a.m.