The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 827,000 people and killed more than 40,000 worldwide. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. As of April 5, more than 11,000 people in Illinois have been […]
From school closures to event cancellations, the disruptions are real — and vital. It’s all to slow the spread of coronavirus, so hospitals don’t get so overwhelmed that they can’t treat the sickest.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritkzer and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot today (FRI) tried to calm fears over the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. They said efforts…
State public health officials announced Tuesday that Illinois has become the first to conduct in-state testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus. Since mid-January, travelers coming from Wuhan, China, have been directed through one of five airports equipped to conduct screening, including O’Hare airport in Chicago. Travelers from Hubei province and other parts of mainland China may […]