Preparation Work Begins In Jackson Park Ahead Of Fall Groundbreaking For Obama Presidential CenterMayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday announced $200 million in utility, infrastructure, and park improvements in Jackson Park that will help pave the way for groundbreaking of the $500 million Obama Presidential Center later this year.
With Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations On Hold, State Sending 50,000 Moderna And Pfizer Doses To ChicagoThe state of Illinois will be allocating 50,000 first doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to the city of Chicago over the next week in order to help make up for the pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccinations.
Cook County To Open New Mass Vaccination Site In Forest Park On FridayCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle said, when the site is fully operational, it will be the largest mass vaccination site in suburban Cook County.
More Essential Workers In Illinois To Qualify For COVID-19 Vaccines Starting MondayThe expansion won't cover the city of Chicago and the Cook County suburbs, which are setting their own eligibility rules for vaccines.
Gov. JB Pritzker To Open Vaccines To Everyone Age 16 And Up Outside Chicago Starting April 12Gov. JB Pritzker will significantly expand vaccine eligibility for most of Illinois next month, making shots available to anyone age 16 or older starting April 12, although Chicago will continue to set its own rules for who gets inoculations in the city.
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.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Education Reform Legislation Aimed At Improving Equity For Minority StudentsThe bill makes sweeping changes to the state's education system, from early childhood through higher education.
Gov. JB Pritzker To Extend Illinois Eviction Moratorium For Another 30 DaysPritzker said he’s also looking at how the state might adjust that moratorium, depending on how much federal aid the state might get from the COVID-19 relief legislation currently being debated in Congress.
Mass Vaccination Clinic Gives Out 750 Shots At Aurora's Largest Black ChurchIn an effort to make sure communities of color get vaccinated against COVID-19, a coalition of Black churches, organizations, fraternities, sororities, and elected officials teamed up to organize a mass vaccination event Tuesday morning in west suburban Aurora.
United Center Parking Lot To Become Mass Vaccination Site In MarchThe site will operate seven days a week for eight weeks under the federal government’s vaccination pilot program.
Despite President Joe Biden's Transportation Mask Mandate, Metra Not Confronting ViolatorsIt's been a problem since the early days of the pandemic: public transit passengers not following masking rules.
Gov. JB Pritzker Seeking Additional Funding For Illinois Unemployment System To Help Overwhelmed State AgencyPritzker asked the Illinois General Assembly to pass a standalone bill providing $60 million in federal funds for IDES for the current fiscal year, and another $73 million in federal funds for the next fiscal year, which starts in July.
Chicago Weather: Pritzker Issues Statewide Disaster Proclamation Over Heavy Snow, Extreme Cold“I have directed my administration to use all resources at our disposal to keep our communities safe amid dangerous and ongoing winter weather,” Pritzker said in a statement.
Pritzker Expands Vaccine Eligibility To Anyone With Underlying Health Conditions, But Chicago And Cook County Not Joining ExpansionIn about two weeks, anyone in Illinois with an underlying health condition or disability will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of their age, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday morning.
Illinois State Lawmakers Now Eligible To Get COVID-19 VaccinesIllinois state lawmakers can now get the COVID-19 vaccine during Phase 1B of the state's inoculation plan, after Gov. JB Pritzker approved the Illinois General Assembly's request to receive the shots.