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Brood X Cicadas: Parts of Illinois to See Emergence After 17 Years

Parts of Illinois will soon see the emergence of a periodical cicada brood called “Brood X,” which only comes once every 17 years, making for a particularly noisy spring and summer… for some. While Illinoisans are no strangers to the loud mating calls that come with cicadas each year, Brood X will bring a new …

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Notre Dame Announces Plan to Vaccinate All Students in April

University of Notre Dame officials say they will be able to vaccinate all students on the South Bend campus by the end of the spring semester. The school will receive enough Pfizer vaccine for every student to be fully inoculated with both necessary doses before the end of May, university president Rev. John Jenkins said …

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1 Dead in Bishop Ford Expressway Crash With IDOT Truck

Three people were hurt, one of them fatally, after a car crashed into the rear of a state vehicle Wednesday morning, shutting down the northbound Bishop Ford Expressway at 159th Street. A driver rear-ended an Illinois Department of Transportation truck stopped in the left shoulder with its emergency lights on to assist a motorist, Illinois …

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Coronavirus in Indiana: 1,127 New COVID Cases, 1 Additional Death, 53K Vaccinations

Health officials in Indiana on Wednesday reported 1,127 new cases of coronavirus and one additional death in the last 24 hours, along with more than 53,000 vaccinations. According to the latest numbers published by the Indiana State Department of Health, the new cases bring the state to 686,497 total confirmed cases since the pandemic began. …

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Cook County Vaccine: 8K Appointments to Be Released Wednesday

Cook County Health will release 8,000 first-dose COVID vaccine appointments Wednesday evening for individuals in Phases 1A, 1B and 1C. The appointments will be released at 6 p.m. Wednesday and can be booked on the Cook County vaccine website or by calling the county’s hotline at (833) 308-1988. The call center will remain open until 10 p.m. …

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Illinois Meets Vaccine Metric to Move to Bridge Phase, But State Won’t Advance Yet: IDPH

Illinois has now met the vaccination metric required to move to its new Bridge Phase, a transition phase before fully reopening, but the state isn’t advancing just yet, health officials said Wednesday. While 70% of Illinois residents age 65 and older have now received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the state’s health …

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Coronavirus in Illinois: 2,592 New COVID Cases, 28 Deaths, 137K Vaccinations

Health officials in Illinois on Wednesday reported more than 2,500 new coronavirus cases and 28 additional deaths, along with more than 137,000 vaccinations in the past 24 hours. According to figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the 2,592 new confirmed and probable COVID cases reported in the last day brought the state’s total to …

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Lightfoot Sounds Alarm Bells Over ‘Quantum Leap’ in New Daily COVID Cases in Chicago

Health officials in Chicago are continuing to sound alarm bells amid a “quantum leap” in new coronavirus cases in the city, saying that a failure to curtail those gains could cause some restrictions to be re-imposed after they were loosened earlier this year. Speaking at a press availability on Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says …

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Chicago and Illinois’ Top Doctors Will Throw First Pitch for Cubs Home Opener

The Cubs home opener will kick off Thursday with Chicago and Illinois’ top doctors throwing out the first pitch, featuring a special appearance from the city’s mayor. Mayor Lori Lightfoot will hand over the ceremonial baseballs to Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi …

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Suburban Cook County Expands COVID Vaccine Eligibility to Phase 1C

Suburban Cook County expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility Wednesday to the remaining essential workers in Phase 1C of vaccinations, which could impact approximately 100,000 residents. The Cook County Department of Public Health announced essential workers over the age of 16 in Phase 1C are able to sign up for a coronavirus vaccination within the county. “Today, …

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