NorthShore University Health System To Require COVID-19 Vaccination For Employees By Oct. 31NorthShore University Health System employees must now be vaccinated by Oct. 31.
Problems Continue With Illinois' 'Vax Verify' PortalChicago's new Vax Verify portal is supposed to make proving vaccination status easier, but days after the launch, we're still hearing the information is wrong. Now experts tell CBS 2 it's worse than we thought. 
School Supplies, COVID Testing And Vaccines Made Available At Back-To-School Health Fair In Oak ParkIn another sure sign that back-to-school season is here, backpacks and school supplies were given away Saturday in Oak Park.
Chicago Public Schools Requiring Employees To Be Fully Vaccinated By Oct. 15Employees without an approved medical or religious exemption who are not fully vaccinated by Oct. 15 will be ineligible to work until they are fully vaccinated and provide confirmation of vaccination to CPS. 
Illinois Announces 22 More $100,000 Vaccine Lottery WinnersTwo more cash prize drawings remain: three $100,000 prizes on Aug. 16, and two $1 million jackpots on Aug. 26. 
FDA Authorizes Third COVID-19 Doses For The Immunocompromised, And For Many, It Can't Come Soon EnoughFor many Illinoisans, getting COVID-19 vaccine shots didn’t mean much. They are the immunocompromised, whose bodies do not build antibodies like an average person’s would. But as CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reported Thursday night, a third chance at getting protected has arrived.
McDonald's Requiring Vaccines For Corporate Office Staff; Delaying Reopening Of West Loop HQMcDonald's corporate staff who haven't been fully vaccinated yet will be required to do so by Sept. 27, according to an internal note obtained by CBS 2
Chicago Festivals Called Into Question As Delta Variant COVID-19 Cases RiseIn a dramatic new milestone in COVID-19 infections, Johns Hopkins University confirmed the United States is now averaging 100,000 new infections in a day. The last time cases were that high was during the winter surge. 
Illinois Reports Highest COVID Infection Rate Since January, Most New Cases Per Day In 3 MonthsIllinois is averaging 2,392 new cases per day over the past week, the highest daily case rate since May 7.
United Airlines Announces Vaccine Mandate For U.S. Workers“The facts are crystal clear: everyone is safer when everyone is vaccinated," United Airlines executives told employees in a letter.
Moderna Says Third COVID-19 Shot Will Likely Be Necessary This Fall, But Some Chicago Doctors Don't Agree It's Needed YetA third shot in the arm of COVID-19 vaccine? That is what Moderna suggested Thursday for this fall as cases rise, but some doctors are not on board with the idea at this time.
Lightfoot, Arwady: Masks Are Needed Indoors For Now Amid Rising COVID-19 Delta Variant Cases, But Vaccines Work, And It's Time To Get Vaccinated NowMayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Health Director Dr. Allison Arwady said Sunday that it is important now for everyone to wear a mask – vaccinated or not – amid rising COVID-19 rates driven by the especially contagious Delta variant, but also emphasized that it is unvaccinated people, not vaccinated people, who are most at risk.
With Delta Variant Worries Mounting, COVID Testing Returns Alongside Vaccination At 2 New Chicago Area SitesTwo sites that offer free COVID testing and vaccinations opened in the Chicago area on Saturday – in yet another symptom of the Delta variant.
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.