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.
On Third Day Of Lollapalooza, Concertgoers Advised To Bring MasksSaturday was the third day for the Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park, and this time, a recommendation to bring a mask came alongside the music.
Lake County Joins Other Chicago Area Counties With 'Substantial' COVID Transmission And Calls For Indoor Masking Regardless Of Vaccination StatusLake County, Illinois is now experiencing substantial community spread by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards – warranting the use of masks indoors by both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Chicago Department Of Public Health Recommends Masks Inside Public Places AgainThe Chicago Department of Public Health and surrounding counties are recommending anyone over the age of two wear a mask inside public places because of the new Delta variant of COVID-19. 
Lollapalooza Now Requiring Masks In Tents And Indoors For All AttendeesThe concern is not just in Chicago, but for all of these music lovers bringing COVID-19 back to their hometowns, where in many cases the vaccination rates are much lower. 
Goodman Theater Opens For The First Time In More Than A YearFor the first time this year, the Goodman Theater opened its doors to a live audience.
'It's Incredibly Contagious': The COVID Delta Variant Is Strong, Local Doctors Say A Vaccine Is The Best Defense“Instead of seeing 1% of people die and 15% of people hospitalized. We see like 15% of people getting sick and only 1% of them end up in the hospital."
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.
'I Cannot Risk Her Life': Indian Prairie, Matteson Parents Want Remote Learning, District Requires Kids In Classrooms"For me and my family, we all have asthma."
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.
COVID-19 In Illinois: 10 Deaths, 51 Hospitalizations In Breakthrough Cases In Past WeekIn the past week, Illinois had 10 deaths and 51 hospitalizations from breakthrough COVID cases, when fully vaccinated people get infected with the virus.
'Excited And Anxious' Lollapalooza Bands Fine Tuning Their Music And Stressing COVID Precautions For The Big WeekendJust like the fans, artists performing at Lollapalooza have to either show that they’re vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID test; and backstage guests must be vaccinated.
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.