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.
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.
Some Downtown Businesses Looking Forward To Cashing In As Lollapalooza Returns For First Time In 2 YearsStarting Thursday, the masses return to Grant Park for the first Lollapalooza in two years. There are, of course, a lot of people hoping to cash in on those crowds. And as CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported Wednesday evening, some Loop businesses could really use a break.
Police Join West Side Residents For 'Keep Peace In The Streets Prayer March' In Face Of Summer Gun ViolenceIt’s no secret that everyone has different ideas for how to stop the complex issue that is gun violence; on a federal, local and street level. But the message today was clear: breaking the cycle of violence will take a village.
Devastated Families Remember 4 Young People Killed In Hickory Hills Crash That Split Car In HalfA memorial was set up by devastated family members and loved ones Sunday, a day after a crash left a car sheared in half and killed four people in Hickory Hills.
'If We Don't Fight, Who Will?': Activists Demand Reparations For Ex-Cons Convicted Of Marijuana Charges In IllinoisStarting Monday, an activist group plans to stage a weeklong sit-in outside a marijuana dispensary, demanding reparations for ex-convicts who were put away for a drug that has now been made legal.
With Delta Variant Causing Concern, Vaccination Numbers Lag Behind In Some Chicago Communities Of ColorWhile vaccines have been shown to be highly effective against the delta variant, CBS 2 dug into some troubling vaccination numbers lagging behind in communities of color.
Family Puts Pressure On Efforts To Find Kierra Coles, Postal Worker Who Has Been Missing Since 2018It has been nearly three years since Kierra Coles was last seen. The Chicago mail carrier vanished without a trace on the city’s South Side. And as CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported Sunday, her family is trying to put pressure on efforts to find her.
Massive Downed Tree Stops Traffic On Southbound Lake Shore Drive, Traffic Affected Across Area During Severe StormsSevere weather was affecting traffic across the Chicago area Saturday afternoon as ponding water and downed trees brought traffic to a standstill in some places.
Frantic Search On For Woman Who Stabbed 3 People For No Apparent Reason In North Lakefront NeighborhoodsAn urgent search was under way on Thursday for a woman who police said stabbed three people at random in north lakefront Chicago neighborhoods over the last two weeks.
Worshippers Joyfully Return To Church In Person With COVID-19 Capacity Restrictions LiftedOver the last year, we have seen restrictions for the COVID-19 pandemic close everything from businesses to churches. But this weekend, as CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported, many of those same churches welcomed new and returning faces for the first time since last March.
In A Sign Of The Times, Suburban Mask And PPE Stores Closing As State Enters Full ReopeningOn Friday, the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago are entering a full reopening – with full capacity for sports games, businesses, and restaurants. As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported Thursday night, entering this phase means a bittersweet farewell for some.
'It's Good To Be Home:' Father Michael Pfleger Addresses Removal And Return To Saint SabinaThe Rev. Michael Pfleger made his return to St. Sabina parish in Auburn Gresham on Sunday for the first time since he was reinstated and cleared of sexual abuse allegations by the Chicago Archdiocese.
After A Harrowing 2020, Chicago's Loop Is Coming Back To LifeThe foot traffic speaks for itself – the Loop is inching toward normal. The Loop Alliance said office building capacity is getting higher by the week with 20 percent as of May 16, which means more downtown workers since the start of the pandemic.