Suburban School Districts Say They'll Obey Indoor Mask Mandate, But Some Have ConcernsSome suburban school districts were in the process of deciding whether to require masks, until the decision was made for them. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Metro Concert Venue To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination For EntryThe esteemed concert venue the Metro announced Tuesday that it will require all patrons to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for entry. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
RSV Infections Taking Off In Young Children With Easing Of Pandemic RestrictionsHospitals are seeing a doubling of kids with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Arab Americans in Illinois Will Finally Be Counted When They Get Their COVID-19 VaccineIllinois is changing the way it collects data on vaccinations -- all because of a CBS 2 investigation that revealed COVID cases in one of our largest communities of color, Arab Americans, weren't getting counted. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker reveals how the change will help the state fight the pandemic.
Some Chicago Bars Restaurants Demanding Proof Of VaccinationMany bars are now demanding you show your COVID-19 vaccination record card along with your ID to get in. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
More Chicago Bars, Restaurants Requiring Proof Of COVID-19 VaccinationNo vaccine card? No entry. The number of Chicago bars and restaurants where you might come across a sign with those words on the door is growing. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
More Than Half Of U.S. Counties Considered High-Transmission Areas For COVID-19New daily cases of COVID-19 are now higher than they were at this point last summer, but millions of Americans are still unvaccinated and unmasked. CBS News’ Elise Preston reports.
UIC Receives $6 Million Grant To Test Drug To Treat Severe Lung Complications From COVID-19In the battle against COVID-19, the University of Illinois at Chicago has received $6 million from the federal government to test a potential drug to treat severe complications from infections with the coronavirus.
Reassurance, Caution From City Officials As COVID-19 Delta Variant Cases RiseMayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Public Health Director Dr. Allison Arwady repeatedly emphasized that the most important action anyone can take is to get vaccinated. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Masks Now Required At Art Institute Of ChicagoThe Art Institute of Chicago is now requiring all visitors to wear a mask the whole time they’re visiting, even if they are vaccinated.
Rising Concerns About COVID As Sun Sets On LollapaloozaA mask mandate for indoor spaces was in effect Saturday at Lollapalooza amid rising COVID cases brought on by the dangerous Delta variant. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Medical Centers Host Free Summer Health Screening Event In Austin CommunityTwo Chicago medical centers have joined forces for free health screenings for people who live in the Austin neighborhood.
On Third Day Of Lollapalooza, Concertgoers Advised To Bring MasksSaturday was the third day for the Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park, and this time, a recommendation to bring a mask came alongside the music. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
COVID-19 Testing Returns Alongside Vaccination At 2 New Chicago Area SitesTwo sites that offer free COVID testing and vaccinations opened in the Chicago area on Saturday – in yet another symptom of the Delta variant. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park Amid Growing COVID ConcernsAll attendees are required to have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or else a negative test. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Crowds Turn Out For Lollapalooza With Negative COVID Tests, Vaccination Cards In HandThe show is going on for Lollapalooza in Grant Park beginning Thursday, despite concerns about rising COVID numbers. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Some Bars Are Willing To Require Proof Of Vaccinations To Avoid Another ShutdownWith COVID-19 cases on the rise again – topping more than 2,000 cases for the first time Wednesday since early May – some Chicago area bar and restaurant owners say they are willing to do anything to avoid another shutdown. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Howard Brown Health Will Not Be At Pride Parade Because Of COVID SurgeRising COVID-19 cases have caused a major LGBTQ health provider to pull out of Pride.
Kankakee County At Bottom For COVID-19 Vaccination Rates In Northern IllinoisNowhere in northern Illinois has a lower COVID-19 vaccination rate than Kankakee County, where not even four of every 10 people have gotten vaccinated. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Some Fans Are Unloading Lollapalooza Tickets Due To Worries About COVID-19Fans scooped up tickets for Lollapalooza as soon as they went on sale – but on Tuesday night, 48 hours away from the opening act – some have chosen not to go. And as CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports, concerns over the coronavirus and specifically the Delta variant may be to blame.
Chicago Expanding At-Home Vaccination ProgramWith COVID cases on the rise again in Chicago, and more than 48% of the city’s population still not fully vaccinated, the Chicago Department of Public Health is expanding its at-home vaccination program, and offering financial incentives for people to sign up.
Some Immunocompromised People Are Getting Third Doses Of COVID-19 VaccineWith the Delta variant spread, there is renewed talk of a future booster shot to fight COVID-19. But CBS 2's Marie Saavedra found that some of those patients are already getting third doses of vaccine now.
COVID-19 Vaccinations At Illinois Nursing Homes -- Who's Keeping Track?We first told you about Alan Matthews – a longtime resident of the Landmark Nursing Home in Richton Park – two weeks ago. His cousin came to us after finding out he was months overdue for his second COVID-19 vaccine dose. And CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov found Matthews is likely not the only one – because no one is really keeping track.
Could A Vaccine Requirement Be Coming For Chicago City Workers?New York City on Monday announced that all municipal workers must either get a COVID-19 vaccine or a weekly test. Could the same rule be coming to Chicago? CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.