Slowed COVID-19 Spread Leaves Thousands Of Empty Beds At Alternate Care FacilitiesAs of Tuesday, just 29 patients had been treated at the McCormick Place alternate care facility. Four were still being treated there on Thursday..
Alternative Care Facility In Use At Converted McCormick PlaceThe first beds are now in use at the McCormick Place field hospital in Chicago. In just 26 days the facility was turned into an alternative care facility for people with mild to severe cases of COVID-19. 
McCormick Place Alternate Care Facility Admits First COVID-19 PatientsCity officials are not releasing the number of patients being treated at McCormick Place, but said it began accepting patients on Tuesday.
Lightfoot: More than 2,200 Beds Ready At McCormick Place For COVID-19 Patients"I implore all Chicagoans and faith leader to celebrate any way you can as long as its done separate and consistent with the social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines."
Illinois Falls Short Of Goal For 10,000 Daily COVID-19 Tests This Week; 1,529 New Cases, 82 More Deaths“The buck stops with me, and we are still not where we need to be on the testing front,” the governor said.
Coronavirus In Illinois: First 500 Beds In Place At McCormick Place Alternate Treatment Site; COVID-19 Cases Jump To 8,904Crews have assembled 500 rooms and beds; 14 nursing stations; and full support rooms for supply storage, pharmacy needs, and housekeeping at McCormick Place.
Sources: Photo Shows McCormick Place Transformed With Hospital SetupHospital beds, enclosures, and curtains have been set up at McCormick Place as the city prepares it as an alternative care center during the coronavirus epidemic, sources said.
McCormick Place Being Converted To COVID-19 Alternative Care Facility; 500 Beds Arrive On SiteThe first shipment of 500 beds have already arrived.
First 500 Beds Arrive At McCormick Place As It Turns Into Alternative Care Facility During COVID-19 Crisis
Cornavirus In Chicago: Army Corps Gets $15 Million To Build Field Hospital At McCormick Place, Source Tells CBS 2The Army Corps of Engineers has been awarded a $15 million contract to build out a field hospital at McCormick Place convention center to create more beds in the event COVID-19 continues to spread, a federal government sources tells CBS 2.
Plan Could Turn McCormick Place Into Field Hospital Amid COVID-19 PandemicThe CBS 2 Investigators have uncovered a plan to use McCormick Place and three shuttered hospitals to fill the gap in hospital beds.