As COVID case numbers go down, the number of people in Chicago getting the vaccine is going up -- even people not categorized in the current Phase 1B, which is the elderly and essential workers. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
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Some Chicago Neighborhoods Are Allowing Anyone 18 And Over To Get A COVID VaccineAs COVID case numbers go down, the number of people in Chicago getting the vaccine is going up -- even people not categorized in the current Phase 1B, which is the elderly and essential workers. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Many Sick Children In Northwest Indiana Have To Go All The Way To Indianapolis For TreatmentWhy are so many critically ill children in Northwest Indiana having to be driven hours to see the specialists they need to survive? CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Illinois Ranks Last For Administering Second COVID-19 ShotGov. JB Pritzker said there is a valid reason why it's the case. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Illinois Ranks Last Among States For People With Second COVID-19 Doses Per CapitaThe State of Illinois has touted its robust plan to rollout coronavirus vaccine statewide. So why are we at the very bottom of the list for second rounds shots of vaccine, per capita? CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Coronavirus Infections Dropping, But Experts Still Have WarningsThe U.S. will soon have 500,000 confirmed deaths from the novel coronavirus. CBS News' Nancy Chen has some perspective and the latest in the fight against the pandemic.
Chicago Vaccine Angels Try To Bridge Gap For Those Who Can’t Find Vaccine AppointmentsScoring a coronavirus vaccine appointment can feel a lot like a competition – as people with internet access and tech savvy can edge out others. CBS 2’s Marissa Parra on Sunday explained the frustration, and what a high schooler is doing to help.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Illinois' Guide In The PandemicIllinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike has been the calm, yet commanding voice we've needed over the year. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker sat down with Ezike to talk about her experiences.
Surgeon Issues Warning About SnowblowersOn Thursday night, a surgeon reached out to CBS 2. He treated three patients on Thursday who severed their fingers in separate incidents involving snowblowers.
Weather Delays COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments To ChicagoThe weather has delayed shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine into Chicago, and that means a delay for some with appointments this week. CBS 2's Chris Tye digs into what this means, especially for those waiting on the time-sensitive second shot.
How Long Could COVID-19 Vaccine Delays Last In Chicago In Wake Of Snowstorm?The snowstorm has had a trickle-down effect in delaying scheduled COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday in Chicago, and it may last a while longer. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Most Cook County COVID-19 Vaccination Sites To Be Closed Tuesday Because Of SnowstormCook County health officials announced late Monday that they will be closing several coronavirus vaccination sites Tuesday due to the snowstorm pounding the Chicago area.
First Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Harder To Find Starting MondayBeginning Monday, the COVID-19 vaccine is going to be harder to find if you live in Illinois. Because of the need for second doses, first doses will be more scarce. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
4 Vaccination Sites For CPS Teachers, Staff Going OnlineThe Chicago Public Schools says four COVID-19 vaccination sites for teachers and staff will be fully operational this coming week.
State Of Illinois Will See Fewer First Doses Of COVID-19 VaccineStarting Monday, if you live in Illinois, it could be harder to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Bronzeville's Mercy Hospital Files For BankruptcyMercy Hospital & Medical Center has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid its plans to close that have run into objections from the State of Illinois. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Vaccine Hunters Step Up On Social Media To Help Secure DosesMore than 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given here in Illinois, but less than 2 1/2 percent of the state's population has been fully vaccinated. But a movement on social media is hoping to take away some of the legwork. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
New Chicago Program Holds First Vaccination EventA new program kicked off Saturday to make sure in the future, those minority communities who need the vaccine most have a fair shot. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
3,062 New Coronavirus Cases In IllinoisThe Illinois Department of Public Health also reported 60 new deaths on Saturday.
DuPage County Is Making Better Progress Than Neighboring Counties In COVID-19 VaccinationThe progress report from the DuPage County Health Department is better than that of some of its neighbors when it comes to the percentage of people who are fully vaccinated. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Man With COPD Hasn't Left Home In A Year, And Now He Can't Get A COVID-19 Vaccine AppointmentTerry Simpson has not left his home for a year, as it’s just not worth the risk in his condition. He told CBS 2’s Tara Molina the first time he will step out the door will be to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but he has tried everything and cannot get an appointment.
'Women And The Pandemic:' Exploring The Unique Impact Of COVID-19 On Women"CBS Evening News" Anchor and Managing Editor Norah O'Donnell joins CBS 2’s Irika Sargent to discuss a new series airing this week on the flagship CBS News broadcast that explores the unique impact COVID-19 is having on women.
Local Doctor Couple Headed To Super Bowl LV After Treating COVID Patients For 10 MonthsDrs. Alicja and Jacob Salman are husband and wife, and also both doctors who have spent the last 10 months treating COVID-19 patients. But this Sunday, that will change as they turn in their scrubs for NFL gear, as CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Library Workers Question Why They Are Not In 1B Category For COVID-19 VaccineChicago's public library workers are on the front lines every day. But they say when it comes to pandemic protection, they're stuck at the back of the line. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Major Push On To Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination In Chicago's Black And Brown CommunitiesThe numbers don't lie - whites are more than twice as likely as Blacks and Latinos to get the coronavirus vaccine in Chicago. So as CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports, now the push is on to spread a potentially life-saving message.