Riot Fest Going Ahead With COVID Vaccine Or Negative Test Requirement; Vaccines Made Available To All On SiteThose who come to Riot Fest in Douglass Park must either present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of entering.
8 Aldermen Ask Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady To Require Proof Of Vaccination In Public Indoor SettingsEight aldermen who sit on the Committee on Health want the city to begin requiring proof of vaccination to enter indoor public settings like restaurants, theaters, and gyms.
President Joe Biden Expected To Announce New Federal COVID MandatesThursday, President Joe Biden is expected to announce new federal COVID mandates. 
Recipient Shocked After Weiss Memorial Hospital Mistakenly Bills People For COVID-19 VaccineWhen people get the COVID-19 shot, it’s free – or at least it's supposed to be at no cost. But that is not the case for many people who got the vaccine at one Chicago hospital.
Self-Described Evangelist Among Those Offering Religious Exemptions For COVID-19 Vaccine, But Experts Say No Guarantee Any Exemption Will Be AcceptedWith more employers announcing vaccine requirements, more workers are trying to request religious exemptions.
Indiana Seeing Worst COVID-19 Surge Since Last Winter; 'This Is The Darkest Time In The Pandemic'Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box warned that the surge is only going to get worse if people don’t start masking up and getting vaccinated.
Illinois Reports Most New COVID Cases In Seven Months, But Rate Of Increase Appears To Be SlowingWhile new cases are still increasing across Illinois, they are not rising as quickly as they were at the beginning of August.
Northwestern Medicine To Require COVID-19 Vaccination For Doctors, Staff By HalloweenNorthwestern Medicine is among the latest institutions to require COVID-19 vaccination for all staff.
What Will Full FDA Approval Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Mean For Vaccine Hesitancy, And Mandates, In Chicago?Full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine came from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday. It came more than eight months after the FDA gave the drug authorization for emergency use.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says City Workers 'Are Absolutely Going To Be Required To Be Vaccinated'; Expects CPS To Reach COVID-19 Safety Agreement With CTU Soon"It’s for the safety of all involved, particularly members of the public who are interacting with city employees on a daily basis," Lightfoot said Monday afternoon.
Local Leaders In Markham Urge People To Get COVID-19 Vaccinations Before School StartsIn one south suburban community, leaders spent the day Sunday encouraging residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 - especially before their kids head back to school.
Rev. Jesse Jackson And His Wife, Jacqueline, Hospitalized With COVID-19Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, have tested positive for COVID-19, and are being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Illinois Reports Highest Daily COVID-19 Case Count Since JanuaryIllinois is averaging 3,526 new cases per day over the past week, the state's highest daily case average since April 13.
Chicago To Require Masks Indoors Again Starting Friday, As Delta Variant Fuels Latest COVID SurgeThe new indoor mask mandate will go into effect on Friday for anyone age 2 or older, regardless of their vaccination status.
Lyric Opera Requiring Proof Of Vaccination For All PerformancesAlong with proof of vaccination, masks worn over the nose and mouth will be required anytime in the building. Seating in the opera house will be at full capacity this season.