CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports on the city's new Protect Chicago 77 plan to encourage COVID-19 vaccination, and hears from community health leaders on how best to make it work.

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City Leaders Hope New Campaign Will Boost Vaccination Rate, But Health Professionals Say It Will Take TimeCBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports on the city's new Protect Chicago 77 plan to encourage COVID-19 vaccination, and hears from community health leaders on how best to make it work.
City Launches New COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, Health Professionals Boosting Rates Will Take TimeChicago city leaders hope a new campaign will boost COVID-19 vaccination rates. But health professionals say it is still going to take time. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Numbers Show Some Illinois Nursing Homes Have Low COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among StaffSome local nursing homes have an alarmingly low level of workers who are vaccinated against COVID-19. As CBS 2’s Chris Tye reports , the clock is ticking for health care workers to get vaccinated in Illinois by next month.
CBS News' Dr. Jon LaPook Answers Questions About Kids And The COVID-19 VaccinePfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works for kids ages 5 to 11. It is welcome news for many, but it also triggers a lot of questions. CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook joins us with some answers on that, and on other issues surrounding the state of the pandemic.
After Bout With COVID-19, Jacqueline Jackson, Wife Of Rev. Jesse Jackson, Encourages People To Get VaccinatedAfter a stay in intensive care with COVID-19, Jacqueline Jackson – the wife of the Rev. Jesse Jackson – is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.
No ICU Beds Left In Southern IllinoisSouthern Illinois as of Thursday had no intensive care beds available as the coronavirus ravages the area.
Riot Fest Going Ahead With COVID-19 Testing, VaccinationThose who come to Riot Fest in Douglass Park must either present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of entering. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
COVID Survivor Leaves Hospital After Double Lung TransplantLaura Bratlien had COVID-19 and her lungs failed, and doctors told her husband she was going to die. But she has proven to be a true survivor.
Archer Heights Charter School Switches To Remote Learning After COVID-19 CasesCOVID-19 cases have forced a Southwest Side charter school to close.
Dr. Richard Lawler, Credited With First Organ Transplant, Honored In New BookThe year was 1950, a 44-year-old woman was gravely ill, and a Chicago doctor took an enormous risk to save her life. That groundbreaking surgery helped usher in a new era of medicine. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
'Sick-Outs' Expected Monday As Parents Demand Remote Learning Options For KidsPublic schools in and outside Chicago have faced criticism from some parents over measures taken to keep kids safe from COVID-19, and some Chicago Public Schools parents are planning a walkouts on Monday. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Vegandale Festival In Grant Park Is Not Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination Or Negative TestA large-scale vegan festival is coming to Grant Park this weekend. It will not be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test – which has some vendors rethinking their participation. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Hammond, Indiana Teachers Rally Over Safety ConcernsAngry teachers rallied in Hammond, Indiana Tuesday night, amid concerns about overcrowded classrooms and safety from both COVID-19 and violence. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Tenfold Increase In COVID-19 Cases Nationwide Compared With Earlier SummerBecause of the Delta variant, some COVID-19 hot spots are seeing record hospitalizations. CBS News’ Debra Alfarone reports.
United Center To Require Proof Of Full COVID Vaccination Or Negative COVID TestThe United Center is not taking any chances, as officials there on Thursday announced new COVID-19 rules for Bulls and Blackhawks fans. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Rev. Jesse Jackson And Wife Jacqueline Continue To Improve As They Battle COVID-19.Jacqueline Jackson, the wife of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, has been able to breathe on her own for the past few days as she continues to battle COVID-19.
Crown Point Families Confused By Schools' Shifting COVID RulesMore than 800 students in Crown Point, Indiana were told to quarantine at home just Tuesday, but a day later, they’re being told to come back.
48 States Now On Chicago's COVID-19 Travel Advisory; Could More Restrictive Orders Follow?With the exception of Vermont, every state in the union is now on Chicago's COVID-19 travel advisory. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Masks To Be Required In Schools In Crown Point, IndianaMasks will be now required in schools in Crown Point, Indiana because of a surge of COVID-19 cases.
Dozens Of Businesses Cited Or Given Warnings For Not Following Mask MandateThe city is cracking down on businesses that are accused of failing to follow the COVID-19 mask date. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.
Rev. Jesse Jackson's Wife, Jacqueline, Moved Out Of ICU As She Battles COVID-19Jacqueline Jackson, the wife of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, has been moved out of the ICU as she and her husband both battle COVID-19.
Parents Raise Awareness Of Dangers Of Overdoses In Chicago HeightsParents and other loved ones held an emotional vigil in Chicago Heights on Saturday to remember those lost to overdoses.
A Will County Restaurant Prepares For A Return To Indoor Masking In IllinoisGov. JB Pritzker on Thursday announced that mandatory indoor masking will be returning statewide as a mitigation against COVID-19, and Doc's Smokehouse in Mokena is all ready. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Indoor Mask Rules Return Throughout Illinois Amid Still-Rising COVID-19 SpikeGovernor JB Pritzker on Thursday announced a new statewide indoor mask mandate, and businesses are preparing. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.

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