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.
Cook County tenant protection ordinance primed for vote after fresh round of tweaks Tuesday, January 26, 2021 The Daily Line Landlords push back against Cook County renter protection proposal Monday, January 25, 2021 Crain's Chicago Business Some Illinois Teachers Are Getting Vaccinated Ahead of Schedule. Others Are Still Waiting. Monday, January 25, 2021 WBEZ News Cook County Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Website, 1st Mass Vaccination Site Monday, January 25, 2021 COVID Vaccine Appointment Registration Website, Call Center Go Live For Suburban Cook Monday, January 25, 2021 Journal and Topics Online Cook County To Provide COVID Vaccine Update Today Monday, January 25, 2021 Journal and Topics Online Walgreens, Jewel-Osco, Walmart and Cook County now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments Monday, January 25, 2021 Chicago Tribune Editorial: Cook County property taxes: We’re all paying our ‘fair share’ Monday, January 25, 2021 Chicago Tribune Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate drops to 4.8% as state prepares to enter next phase of vaccine distribution plan Sunday, January 24, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times Seniors, shelters eager to get the COVID-19 vaccine as Illinois enters the next phase — but they hope the pace picks up Sunday, January 24, 2021 Chicago Tribune Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened Jan. 23-24 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area Sunday, January 24, 2021 Chicago Tribune Statewide coronavirus positivity rate dips below 5% for first time in 3 months as Chicago restaurants reopen Saturday, January 23, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times Take it from Gwen - get the vaccine Saturday, January 23, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times The Illinois National Guard’s latest mission: Help vaccinate Cook County from COVID-19 Saturday, January 23, 2021 Chicago Tribune Indoor dining officially allowed back in Chicago, Cook County under COVID-19 restrictions, offering some restaurants ‘a breath of fresh air’ Saturday, January 23, 2021 Chicago Tribune Chicago restaurants, some bars reopen to indoor dining Saturday, January 23, 2021 Daily Herald Old Des Plaines K Mart Could Become COVID Testing, Vaccinations Site; Oakton College Eyed For Vaccinations, Too Friday, January 22, 2021 Journal and Topics Online Patience urged as COVID-19 vaccinations open to millions in Illinois on Monday; limited indoor dining could resume in Chicago and suburban Cook County on Saturday Friday, January 22, 2021 Chicago Tribune Illinois National Guard members may be administering COVID vaccine shots as state enters distribution Phase 1B Friday, January 22, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times
How North, Northwest suburban schools could serve as vaccination sites Friday, January 22, 2021 Daily Herald
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