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Medical Experts Join Gov. Pritzker To Emphasize Need For MasksGov. JB Pritzker and the experts said masks are necessary to curb the coronavirus pandemic, and politics should not be an issue.
LIVE: Medical Experts Discuss COVID-19Remarks from Dr. Emily Landon of the University of Chicago and Dr. Robert Murphy of Northwestern University.
LIVE: Gov. Pritzker Gives COVID-19 UpdateGov. JB Pritzker talks about the importance of enforcing the state's mask mandate.
IL Secretary Of State's Employees Say Some Staffers Were Transferred After COVID-19 Case At Chicago SouthThe Illinois Secretary of State's office said they traced the contacts of an employee who tested positive for COVID-19 at the Chicago South facility and decided they can keep half of the building open safely, while the driver's services employees quarantine. But that's not happening. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Loyola Dorms To Be Closed This FallThe university has taken the action as a precaution against COVID-19.
Chicago Public Schools Students Won't Be Back In Classrooms This FallMayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Janice Jackson announced the decision Wednesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports on how a school year starting with remote learning will look.
Only Half Of Building Closed After IL Secretary Of State's Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19Illinois Secretary of State’s office employees said they walked off the job Tuesday after a coworker tested positive for COVID-19. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Pritzker Addresses Idea Of Fines For Not Wearing MasksWhat's the next step to stop the virus? Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday made a suggestion about fining people for not wearing masks.
Study Set To Bring Antibody Treatments Right To Doors Of Long-Term Care FacilitiesA pharmaceutical company is using coronavirus antibodies for treatment at long-term care facilities - by bringing it right to their doors. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Activists: Mercy Hospital Closing Will Create Health Care Desert For Bronzevillethe only hospital in Chicago’s Bronzeville community has announced it will close next year. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Northwestern Seeks Participants For COVID-19 Vaccine Trial StudiesNorthwestern University is looking for recruits for trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Karen Kreuger, the principal investigator of the registry, joins CBS 2's Brad Edwards to discuss the plan.
Wisconsin To Be Added To Chicago Coronavirus Quarantine ListWisconsin has been a popular getaway for people from Chicago during the coronavirus pandemic, but by Tuesday, anyone who visits will have to quarantine when they get home. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
1,541 New COVID-19 Cases In Illinois SundayThere was only one death reported Sunday, in downstate Bond County.
Illinois Fire Officials Highlight Home Pool SafetyWith so many beaches and public pools closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, more families have turned to backyard pools. With that in mind, Illinois fire officials this weekend emphasized the importance of making water safety at home a priority.
Woman Tests Positive For COVID-19, Quarantines, And Loses Job -- Only To Find Out Test Was WrongA COVID-19 test forced one woman into quarantine for weeks, and she lost her job. But then she learned she never had the virus. The test was wrong. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Soon To Begin At UICA key to ending the coronavirus pandemic is to create an effective vaccine and give it to as many people as possible. Within a matter of days, an important step toward that mission will be taken at the University of Illinois at Chicago. UIC's Dr. Richard Novak joins CBS 2's Brad Edwards and Irika Sargent.
New Spike In COVID-19 Cases At Shapiro Center In KankakeeIt was one of the first big warning signs of how quickly COVID-19 could spread - an outbreak at a state run Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee. On Tuesday, a new spike in cases was reported there. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Gary Mayor Issues Mask MandateThe mayor of Gary, Indiana issued a mask mandate on Monday, effective immediately.
Spread Of Coronavirus Not Letting Up In Hot Spot StatesMore surges were seen Sunday in California, Texas, Arizona, and worst of all Florida, which reported another 12,500 new infections. CBS News' Meg Oliver reports.
New Report Calls For Certain States To Take Stronger Steps Against COVID-19The report comes with the summer surge of the coronavirus showing no signs of slowing down in parts of the nation. CBS News’ Michael George reports.
Wait Times Have Been Longer For COVID-19 Test ResultsOver four months into the pandemic, CBS 2 is learning it's often taking longer to get COVID-19 test results than it was just weeks ago. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Dr. Allison Arwady On Chicago COVID-19 ConcernsWith concerns mounting as COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Chicago – particularly among 18- to 29-year-olds, Chicago Department of Public Health Director Dr. Allison Arwady joined CBS 2 Wednesday to about what kind of actions will be coming if problems persist.
Wrigleyville Bars Say They're Taking Crowds Very SeriouslyMayor Lori Lightfoot has been warning Chicago that a spike in new COVID-19 cases has been seen among 18- to 29-year-olds – just the demographic that often flocks to Wrigleyville for Opening Day for the Cubs. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Phase 3 Coronavirus Vaccine Trial To Go Ahead At UICPromising results were announced Tuesday for a possible COVID-19 vaccine made by Moderna, and Phase 3 trials will be held in part at the University of Illinois at Chicago. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.

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