Daywatch: COVID-19 vaccine confusion in Cook County, U. of I. saliva test moves closer to FDA approval and a real estate ‘frenzy’ in Illinois
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
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Symphony 87th Street skilled nursing facility resident Victor Murray receives the Moderna COVID vaccine from CVS pharmacist Kevin Chau on Dec. 28, 2020.
(E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)
A survey on the website initially appeared to be open to all Cook County residents, and many filled it out over the weekend and on Monday, thinking it might help them understand when it would be
their turn to receive vaccines. But county health department spokesman Don Bolger told the Tribune early Monday afternoon that the survey was intended only for some health care workers.
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue, at Dalton Regional Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Dalton, Ga.
Jacob Blake's sister, Letetra Widman, center, and uncle Justin Blake, left, march at a rally in Kenosha on Aug. 29, 2020.
On Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers
mobilized 500 National Guard members to help Kenosha officials. Workers installed temporary fencing around government buildings downtown in the city just over the Wisconsin border.
Medical technologist Joyce Chen prepares samples for saliva-based COVID-19 testing at the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago in December.
(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
The University of Illinois has completed a critical step toward obtaining federal approval for its saliva-based COVID-19 test, but some lawmakers worry it’s
taking too long to help other state colleges, school districts and companies struggling to operate amid the pandemic.
Gina Purdy, right, shows the living room of a home for sale to Dutch Wargo, center, and Keri Wargo during an open house in the Edgebrook/Wildwood area of Chicago on Dec. 19, 2020.
(Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)
A surge in home sales — which began shortly after real-estate transactions resumed in late spring after the state’s initial stay-at-home order — has showed little sign of slowing as the industry approaches what used to be its winter lull. For those looking to buy in 2021,
there are a few vital steps Chicago-area agents say can sometimes be the difference between a deal and disappointment.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Thursday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area Thursday, January 21, 2021 Chicago Tribune OP ED:Criminal justice and police reforms in Illinois sure to lead to a more just world Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times How can Illinois seniors sign up for COVID-19 vaccines? Some health systems will begin reaching out within days. Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Chicago Tribune Illinois launches four new COVID-19 vaccination sites in Cook County Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Chicago Tribune Cook County Ramping Up COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Monday, January 18, 2021 WTTW News Evanston, Skokie move forward with COVID-19 vaccination plans as thousands of doses already administered Monday, January 18, 2021 Chicago Tribune Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle appoints new director of human rights and ethics Friday, January 15, 2021 Chicago Tribune MLK Day of Service: Take a Hike Through the Forest Preserves and Pick Up Litter Thursday, January 14, 2021 WTTW News Cook County Officials Set To Demolish 2 Buildings At Jail Campus In Little Village This SpringAir Thursday, January 14, 2021 Block Club Chicago Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli’s message to President-elect Joe Biden Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Chicago Tribune Veterans Affairs Newsletter | First Quarter 2021 Monday, January 11, 2021 Special to suffredin.org The Forest Way Newsletter Monday, January 11, 2021 Special to suffredin.org Suburban police departments are being flooded with reports of fraudulent unemployment benefit claims: ‘It doesn’t make a lot of sense.’ Sunday, January 10, 2021 Chicago Tribune Coronavirus live blog, January 10, 2020: Illinois reports 81 new COVID-19 deaths Sunday Sunday, January 10, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times New Cook County Circuit Court clerk wants to leave her predecessor’s era behind, focus on updating the nation’s second largest court system Saturday, January 09, 2021 Chicago Tribune Chief Judge Evans names three new acting presiding judges of the Criminal, County and Traffic Divisions Saturday, January 09, 2021 Chicago Crusader You might not get your COVID shot as soon as you hoped Friday, January 08, 2021 Crain's Chicago Business Walmart, Sam's Club to assist in Cook County vaccine rollout • States get more federal aid to accelerate COVID response • Walgreens earnings top estimates Friday, January 08, 2021 Crain's Chicago Business Campanelli throws in for another 6 years as ‘check and balance’ against ‘horribly racist criminal justice system Friday, January 08, 2021 The Daily Line
2 more Cook County court employees test positive for COVID-19 Thursday, January 07, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times
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