Month: March 2021

New COVID Vaccination Appointments in Cook County Booked Within Minutes Wednesday

A block of coronavirus vaccination appointments in suburban Cook County were snapped up in a matter of minutes on Wednesday evening. The 8,000 appointments, released by Cook County Health at 6 p.m. Wednesday, were all booked within 25 minutes, an official with the organization told NBC 5. The appointments, all first-dose COVID vaccine appointments, were …

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Chicago Cubs Weather: Frigid Temperatures, Gusty Winds Expected at Wrigley Field

For the first time since 2019, fans will be in the stands at Wrigley Field Thursday for the Chicago Cubs’ home opener, and if you’re going to be one of the lucky fans in the seats of the Friendly Confines, you’re going to want to bundle up. Big time. That’s because the forecasted temperature at …

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CORE Hiring More Than 100 Individuals to Staff COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Chicago

A charitable organization co-founded by actor Sean Penn is once again looking for applicants to fill more than 100 positions at COVID-19 vaccination sites in the city of Chicago. According to an email release from Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), the organization is looking for more than 100 full-time staffers to help support operations at …

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Businesses Wary of ‘Quantum Leap’ in COVID Numbers, Hope City Can Avoid ‘Third Wave’

Chicago’s coronavirus numbers are still a fraction of what the area saw during the height of the fall surge in COVID cases, but a recent increase in the number of new cases has caused the city’s reopening process to pause, leaving bars, restaurants, and the city as a whole hoping that things aren’t headed in …

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Opening Day 2021: Introducing the New Faces You’ll See on the Cubs’ Roster This Season

The Chicago Cubs underwent some dramatic changes in the offseason, saying goodbye to several long-time veterans and welcoming in a new crop of players to help try to restructure a team that was bounced early from the playoffs in 2020. Gone are long-time pitchers like Jon Lester and Yu Darvish, along with several members of …

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Evanston Teen’s Website Continues Helping Residents Book COVID Vaccine Appointments

A suburban teenager whose story captured the attention of thousands when he launched a simple-to-use website to help residents book coronavirus vaccine appointments is still working on the site, and now he has a growing team of volunteers helping him in his mission. Eli Coustan, 13, designed the website to be a simple and intuitive …

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Vice President Kamala Harris Makes First Official Trip to Chicago Next Week

Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Chicago next week in her first official trip since she was sworn into office. Harris will arrive in the city on Tuesday, primarily focusing on COVID-19 vaccine equity, according to a statement from her office. Mayor Lori Lightfoot welcomed the vice president to Chicago Wednesday in a tweet, …

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Man Files Lawsuit Alleging He’s Been Wrongfully Stopped More Than 60 Times by CPD

A Chicago man who says he has been stopped more than 60 times on an arrest warrant issued for another individual with the same name and birth date is speaking out after filing a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department. “Yes, I’m scared,” Darren Cole, 50, says. “It’s been going on for 15 years.” …

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