Parents, Teachers In Pilsen Slam CPS Return To In-Person Classes; 'This Plan Is Disrespectful And We Cannot Trust It'Parents and teachers in the 25th Ward are calling the CPS reopening plan poorly conceived. One parent said it’s even affecting her son’s remote learning.
Some CPS Teachers Refusing To Return To Classrooms Over COVID Safety Concerns; 'The Fear Of Losing Our Jobs Is Real'“The fear of losing our jobs is real. Many of us are the sole income earners in our homes, but the threat of this virus is greater than that fear,” teacher Lori Torres said.
Healthcare Workers Who Treated Illinois' First Known COVID Victims Get VaccinatedAMITA Health said having these healthcare workers take the vaccine hopefully encourages others to get vaccinated as well when it’s their turn.
More Illinois Hospitals Get First Deliveries Of COVID-19 VaccinesThe first shipment of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for Edward Hospital in Naperville arrived around 6:15 a.m. Vaccination of hospital employees will begin Thursday afternoon.
Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Shoots, Kills Son During Domestic-Related Incident In Garfield RidgeSources said the off-duty officer was involved in a physical altercation with his son around 1:45 a.m. at a home in the 5600 block of South Nottingham Avenue when he fired his weapon, killing his 23-year-old son.
Deadline Arrives For CPS Parents To Choose Between Remote Learning And In-Person Classes To Start 2021It's decision day. If you're a Chicago Public Schools parent or guardian, there's an important deadline today. It's the last day to decide how your children will be learning in the third quarter of the 2020-21 school year.
Iris Martinez Sworn In As First Latina Cook County Circuit Court ClerkFormer Illinois state Sen. Iris Martinez made history Tuesday as she was sworn in as Cook County Circuit Court Clerk, becoming the first Latina to hold that position.
Strike By 700 Workers At 11 Infinity Healthcare Nursing Homes Enters Second WeekCaregivers on strike against a Chicago area nursing home company got some reinforcements on Monday, as representatives of doctors’ and nurses’ groups joined Infinity Healthcare Management nursing home workers on the picket line.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Nearly 700 Nursing Home Workers Go On Strike For Hazard Pay At Infinity Healthcare CentersThese caregivers say they need hazard pay, better staffing, and more personal protective equipment (PPE) like face masks.
Rebuilt Walmart Supercenter Reopens In Chatham Following Damage From Looting; Store Now Includes Health CenterEven as retailers in Illinois face new capacity limits in the state’s latest effort to curb the resurgent pandemic, there's a good feeling in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood this morning, as the Walmart on 83rd Street reopens for business.
CVS, Non-Profit Groups Open New Rapid COVID-19 Testing Site At Chicago Baptist InstituteA new COVID-19 rapid testing site opened to the public this morning on the South Side. It can provide results within 30 minutes.
Cook Co. State's Attorney Kim Foxx Wins Second Term, Beating O'Brien By Double DigitsO'Brien hammered Foxx on how she handled the Jussie Smollett case. He also repeatedly criticized her for how she handled violent crime and unrest in Chicago this year.
1 Dead, 5 Injured In Apartment Building Fire In LansingPeople jumped out of windows to escape the flames, and a neighbor below even caught a baby dropped to safety.
Early Voting Kicks Off In Chicago In All 50 WardsIn light of the pandemic, there's been a major push urging Americans to vote by mail or vote early for the Nov. 3 elections.
Long Line Of Voters Gathers At Loop Super Site As Early Voting Begins In Chicago; 'We All Have To Do Our Part'Many voters lined up as early as 6 a.m., more than two hours before the Loop Super Site opened at 8:30 a.m. It wasn’t long before the line to vote stretched for blocks.