The latest news about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 with a focus on its impact on Chicago and Illinois.

Las hospitalizaciones ya han aumentado en Chicago en casi un 17%, con un promedio de una muerte por día la semana pasada, según muestran los datos.
A record number of people are expected to use Illinois’ airports during the Thanksgiving week as COVID-19-related hospitalizations have surged — prompting experts to warn travelers to take precautions.
Updated daily, we’re tracking the number of tests, positive cases, vaccinations, hospitalizations and deaths as a result of COVID-19 in Illinois.
After leading Chicago through the COVID-19 pandemic, the city’s public health commissioner was fired by Mayor Brandon Johnson.
Some large hospital systems in Chicago don’t have vaccines available yet, despite the doses being approved weeks ago.
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Convicted of selling N95 masks at inflated prices in June, Krikor Topouzian’s verdict was vacated after his attorneys argued he was not told of his right to have his case heard by a district judge.
The Biden administration is providing funding to produce another round of free at-home tests via the program.
The hospital reported COVID-19 cases are doubling for employees and patient cases are increasing across all locations.
Doses of the vaccine are expected to be widely available within five to 12 days at clinics and pharmacies throughout Chicago.
Los funcionarios de salud en Chicago han declarado que la aprobación de los CDC era todo lo que necesitaban para “iniciar el despliegue” de la vacuna, que será gratuita para todos los residentes de la ciudad.
Chicago public health officials have said the CDC approval was all they needed to “begin the rollout” of the vaccine, which will be free for all city residents. “We already have the vaccine in Chicago,” Dr. Geraldine Luna, medical director for the Chicago Department of Public Health, said Monday.
Illinois Executive Inspector General Susan Haling says 177 state employees appear to have defrauded the federal Paycheck Protection Program designed to help struggling businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new vaccine was specifically created to cover all current strains of COVID-19.
Las vacunas actualizadas tienen como objetivo una variante descendiente de omicron llamada XBB.1.5.
Updated COVID-19 shots will be part of a trio of fall vaccines that doctors hope will help avoid another “tripledemic.”
Se descubrió que los 14 mintieron en sus solicitudes de préstamos PPP de ser trabajadores independientes y algunos inventaron negocios falsos.
The first lady is experiencing mild symptoms. Both she and the president will be tested and checked for symptoms.
Potentially millions of people across the U.S. showed so-called long-COVID symptoms in 2020 even though they initially tested negative for the virus back then, researchers find.
Torrey Price retired from the Chicago Police Department on July 15 — about two weeks before he was indicted for fraud. Aaron Price, the other former cop who’s charged, retired in 2017.
Una experta en enfermedades infecciosas y pediatra, a quien Lightfoot nombró para el puesto del Ayuntamiento, la Dra. Arwady le dijo al Sun-Times en abril que le gustaría continuar con Johnson.
Chicago’s late-summer increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations — no matter how slight — serves as a reminder that the virus still packs a devastating punch for vulnerable communities, physicians say.
The infectious disease expert steered Chicago through the COVID-19 pandemic. Also a pediatrician, Arwady was appointed by former Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Frontline service, care and technical staff will strike Monday at the West Side hospital. They want a living wage, as job vacancies in some sections are between 25% and 35%.
Inspector General Deborah Witzburg said Thursday that whenever there is a state of emergency and a haste to deliver financial aid, there is an inevitable shortage of oversight that invites abuse.