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.
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.
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.
Chicago Expanding At-Home Vaccination Program, Offering $25 Gift Cards To People Who Get Vaccinated At HomeWith COVID cases on the rise again in Chicago, and more than 48% of the city’s population still not fully vaccinated, the Chicago Department of Public Health is expanding its at-home vaccination program, and offering financial incentives for people to sign up.
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.
Free COVID-19 Vaccinations Given Out At This Weekend's Sundays On State EventCOVID-19 vaccinations were available alongside shopping at dining at the Sundays on State event downtown this weekend.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns COVID-19 Restrictions Could Return If Spread Of Delta Variant Causes Another Surge“In the last couple of weeks, we have seen a steady rise in our daily case and test positivity rates; an increase that we believe is caused by the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19,” Lightfoot said.
Illinois College Boards Recommend State Universities Require COVID-19 VaccinationsThe Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board made the recommendation, which they say follows recently released guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.
Illinois Vaccine Lottery: $100,000 Prize Winners Announced In Chicago, Berwyn, JolietWinners can remain anonymous, and have seven days to claim their prize.
Federal Judge Upholds Indiana University's Vaccination Requirement For StudentsEight IU students had sought a court order prohibiting the university from enforcing its vaccination requirements, claiming the policy violated both their constitutional rights and the state’s new law banning vaccine passports.
Hyperlocal COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups Held At Maxwell Street Market, Englewood Food PantryCity health officials are trying to make COVID vaccines more accessible for those who have not yet received shots.
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.
High-Ranking Cook County Official Accused Of Helping Family Members Cut In Line For COVID-19 VaccineA high-ranking Cook County official is accused of helping family members skip the line to get COVID-19 vaccines back in January.
As Delta Variant Of COVID Continues To Spread, Cook County Doubling Down On Efforts To Reach The UnvaccinatedCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle pointed out vaccines are readily available at pharmacies, doctors' offices, and other convenient locations around Cook County.