COVID-19 In Illinois: New Cases Take Big Dip As Testing Slows On Thanksgiving; State Surpasses 700,000 Total Cases, 12,000 Total DeathsThe state's seven-day average case positivity rate now stands at 10.1%, marking the ninth time in the past 16 days the rate has gone down.
Black Friday Night-Before Crowds Are Scarce This Year Amid Pandemic, But Online Sales Are RobustIt was a holiday tradition for some – after the turkey comes the camp-out, with people waiting in lines for shopping deals even before Thanksgiving is over.
Thanksgiving Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Is Showing That 2020 Is Even Harder For Those In NeedThe coronavirus pandemic has altered the way people are celebrating this Thanksgiving, but 2020 is shaping up to be even harder for those in need.
Amid COVID-19 Surge, Salvation Army Offers Thanksgiving Meals To Go For Those In NeedOrganizations like the Salvation Army were forced to rethink their plans for Thanksgiving amid this COVID-19 surge.
Black Friday Bucking With Tradition Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, With Stores Starting Later And Limiting CustomersNothing about Black Friday will be traditional this year. We can forget about the rush to line up for those deals after we eat Thanksgiving night.
COVID-19 Has Meant A Virtual Thanksgiving For Many, But Spirit Of Thanks RemainsCOVID-19 has meant the smells of pies and turkey from Grandma, and the hugs and kisses from loved-ones, have been replaced with virtual meetups and well-wishes.
Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Canceled Over COVID-19 Concerns, But Demand For Toys RemainsThe coronavirus pandemic has brought a decades-long tradition to a screeching halt.
Gov. Pritzker Says Illinois Will Borrow $2 Billion From Feds To Deal With COVID-19-Related Revenue LossesIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday that the state will be borrowing $2 billion from the federal government to mitigate the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic – less than half of the $5 billion that was offered.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Slight Rise In New Coronavirus Cases, Positivity Rate, With 11,378 New Infections, 155 Additional DeathsSince the start of the pandemic, Illinois has reported a total of 685,467 coronavirus cases, including 11,832 deaths.
Warrenville Photographer Sets Up Backyard Venue For Socially-Distanced Visits With SantaPictures with Santa can be challenging in the age of social distancing – but from shopping malls to private photographers, Santa’s helpers are finding ways to make it work all over the Chicago area.
Many Seniors Will Be Alone This Thanksgiving Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, But Volunteers Step Up To Make Sure They Get A MealWith such high coronavirus case counts, the most vulnerable age group – seniors – will carry the burden of the pandemic this Thanksgiving.
Coronavirus In Illinois: Family With Daughter Home From College Goes Extra Mile To Prevent COVID-19 This ThanksgivingWith a COVID-19 surge going on, families have been put in awkward positions families to quarantine and stay safe – while also seeing their loved ones. this Thanksgiving.
COVID In Illinois: Expert Says Ambitious Federal Timeline For Getting Out Coronavirus Vaccine Is PossibleAn ambitious timeline has been set up to get out a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Gov. Pritzker Urges Local Governments To Take Advantage Of Pandemic Funds, Reminds People That Thanksgiving Must Look Different This YearIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday reminded local governments downstate to take advantage of funding available to help in their battle against the coronavirus pandemic, and also reminded people that they must handle Thanksgiving differently in the midst of a COVID-19 surge.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Slight Uptick In New Cases, But Positivity Rate Drops 5th Day In A RowIt was the second day in a row the Illinois Department of Public Health reported fewer than 10,000 new cases. Illinois hadn't gone two consecutive days with daily caseload that low since Nov. 4 and 5.