Lights around the city went dark, health care workers stopped for a moment of silence, and candles burned in memoriam Tuesday evening for victims of COVID-19. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
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City Lights Go Dark For COVID-19 Victims As Mayor Lightfoot Expresses HopeLights around the city went dark, health care workers stopped for a moment of silence, and candles burned in memoriam Tuesday evening for victims of COVID-19. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Tipsters: Glitch Has Walgreens Locations Giving COVID-19 Vaccines To People Who Aren't EligibleSome people who are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under state rules are getting it anyway. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Illinois To Move To Next Phase Of Coronavirus Vaccination In One WeekOn Monday, Jan. 25, Illinois will move to Phase 1B in the coronavirus vaccine rollout plan.
West Side Leaders Highlight Need For More Mental Health Care In Black CommunityThe day before the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, West Side community leaders hit the streets and addressed a serious issue - the need for more mental health care in the Black community. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
This Week Marks One Year Since First U.S. Coronavirus CaseNearly 24 million infections have now been reported on the U.S. As CBS News Lilia Luciano reports, the U.S. death toll, now on the brink of 400,000, is also the world’s worst.
Limited Indoor Dining To Resume In North Central IllinoisThe Department of Public Health announced that the North Central Illinois region – which includes Kendall and LaSalle counties not far from the Chicago area – has met the metrics to move out of Tier 2, which will allow for limited indoor dining.
Chicago Pastor Wants To Give His COVID-19 Vaccine Dose To A CPS TeacherA South Side Chicago pastor wants to give his COVID-19 vaccine away. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Has Indoor Dining Ban Actually Led To Drop In COVID-19 Infections?There were renewed calls Tuesday to relax the indoor dining ban in Illinois, which has prohibited patrons from eating inside restaurants since the end of October. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Man Was Shot On Party Bus This Weekend, But Party Buses Aren't Supposed To Be OperatingThe shooting happened early Sunday in East Garfield Park. As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reports, it never should have happened, because party buses are banned under the city and state’s COVID-19 pandemic rules.
COVID Concerns And The Effect On Health Care WorkersCBS 2's Steven Graves reports on the stories health care workers share regarding their struggles through the pandemic.
Roseland Community Hospital Deals With Fear Among Own Workers Of Getting COVID VaccineSome health care workers who are eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine now are too scared to get the shot. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
CPS Says 'Scientific Evidence' Points To Schools Being SafeThe Chicago Teachers Union says teachers don’t feel safe returning to classrooms and some refused to do so Monday. But the Chicago Public Schools say the “scientific evidence” says otherwise. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Why Are Fewer Than Half Of The COVID-19 Vaccines Sent To Illinois Being Administered?The rollout of COVID-19 vaccine is running slowly in Illinois and across the country – and on Monday, 5,059 new cases of the virus were confirmed. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Some CPS Teachers Refusing To Return To Classrooms Over COVID Safety ConcernsIt was supposed to be back to the classroom Monday for thousands of Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff, but some of them are refusing to do so because they don't feel safe returning to school buildings. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
CTU Says Some Teachers Will Not Return To School MondayThe Chicago Teachers Union on Sunday said a substantial number of teachers will not be returning to in-person work on Monday on the grounds that schools are unsafe. But as CBS 2’s Steven Graves reports, CPS is doubling down – saying the move is needed for students’ sake.
Mercy Hospital Staff Fears Possible Closure Next YearDespite a vote last week that Mercy Hospital & Medical Center could not close, staff members said plans to do so are still in the works. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
COVID In Chicago: Staying Home Is A Privilege Many Latino Communities Can’t AffordHealth officials are reminding everyone to stay home, keep the gatherings small, and keep getting tested for COVID-19. But for some, staying home and avoiding congregate settings is easier said than done – especially in the Latino community. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Dr. David Agus Answers Questions, Addresses Concerns About COVID-19 VaccinesCBS News Medical Contributor Dr. David Agus joined CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra on Monday with some useful information about the coronavirus vaccine. Saavedra began by asking Agus when someone will become immune after receiving the vaccine.
It Will Take Time Before Average Person Gets COVID-19 VaccineThe effort to protect health care workers with a COVID-19 vaccine is starting – but what about average workers; the general population composed of millions of others in Illinois and specifically Chicago? CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
Medical Experts Say COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival Is Historic And MomentousIt was a powerful and memorable day Monday for the medical community as the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Illinois – with several saying this is a “once-in-a-lifetime” experiment and result doesn’t quite capture it.
COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive In IllinoisIllinois has received the first shipment of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine at the state's Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). Gov. JB Pritzker took a tour.
First Pfizer Vaccine Shipment Headed To Illinois, IndianaThe first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were headed to hospitals late Sunday, and were poised to be administered to frontline health care workers within hours. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Alderman Calls For Vaccination Sites In Chicago's Communities Of ColorAld. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) said Sunday that some city neighborhoods need more than drive-up testing and hospitals to get people in Black and Brown communities vaccinated.
With COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment Rolling, Medical Professionals Express ReliefThere was a major sign of hope Sunday on the battle against the coronavirus, as the first boxes of COVID-19 vaccine were packed up and shipped out from the Pfizer plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. CBS 2's Marissa Parra talked with some medical professionals who will soon be getting their doses.