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COVID-19: Latest Data and Work-from-Home Best Practices
Data show a cold reality as COVID-19 enters its third year, and some at-home work best practices could come in handy as COVID-19 cases begin to rise again.
COVID-19 Has Put More Chicagoans at Risk for Homelessness
More than 58,700 Chicagoans experienced some form of homelessness in 2019, and the pandemic's financial uncertainty has left more at risk.
Chicago Small Businesses Slowly Regaining Steam
Labor shortages, Omicron outbreaks and financial setbacks have plagued Chicago small businesses during the pandemic. So what's next?
UIC’s Mask Mandate: The Past, the Present and the Future
UIC continued with a limited mask mandate even beyond the Omicron surge. So what's next for the campus as it faces future variants and constant changes?
Healthcare Worker Burnout Grows Worse During COVID-19
A national study of 500 healthcare workers found they were burned out from COVID-19, pre-existing large-scale system pressure and high stress levels.
How Has COVID-19 Impacted Chicago Public Library Visits?
According to City of Chicago data, 3.6 million total visits to CPL branches were recorded throughout 2021, less than half of 2019, the year before the pandemic.
How Wastewater is Used to Monitor City’s COVID-19 Response
The Chicago Department of Public Health had successfully shown strong correlations between wastewater surveillance data and the surge of Omicron variant.
CTA Ridership Picking up After Dropping During Pandemic
After two years of decreasing ridership with the pandemic, the CTA is starting to see its numbers rise again as the city opens up more and COVD-19 cases drop.
Data: Where Does Illinois Stand with COVID-19 Now?
As masks and other mandates disappear in the state and Chicago, what is the data telling us about where we stand now ... and in the future?
CPS is Lifting its Mask Mandate Monday After Drop in Omicron Cases
Chicago Public Schools is dropping its mask mandate on Monday after Omicron cases dropped in the past month.
COVID-19: UIC, Chicago Pulling Through Omicron Surge
After a rough start to the semester due to the Omicron variant, classes at UIC have settled in back on campus as COVID-19 positivity rates on campus, and around the city, drop.
COVID-19: With Mandates Ending, What Does the Future Hold?
As Chicago and other US cities return to normalcy, there are uncertainties about a potential increase in cases due to the lack of mandates. This has already happened in New Zealand.
COVID-19: Chicago Small Businesses Moving Forward After Omicron
After surviving several surges from COVID-19 variants, Chicago restaurants and other small businesses are finding their footing again.
COVID-19 in Illinois: State Ranks 6th in Vaccinations Given
Data: 62.7% of Chicago’s population has been fully vaccinated as of Dec. 9, 3.5 percentage points higher than the fully-vaccinated state population.
COVID-19 in Greektown: More Businesses In Jeopardy
In the city of Chicago alone, 18.8% of restaurants have had to shut their doors for good since the onset of COVID-19. The pandemic has hit Greektown particularly hard.
COVID-19’s Impact on Chicago’s Chinatown Community
Asians, who make up 90% of Chinatown residents, have seen their community be stricken by financial loss, racism and hate speech, displacement and a loss of representation during the pandemic.
Chicago’s Independent Theaters Adapting During COVID-19
In the past year, movie theaters have taken massive hits due to COVID-19 lockdowns, restrictions, and fears. Focus has been on large chains, but small indie theaters have been finding their own ways to survive.
Chicago Sees Surge in Robberies During the Pandemic
Renata Wang, a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Chicago, boarded a plane to her home country of China two years ago and decided to continue her academic goals through online courses.
COVID-19: Illinois Ranks 4th Nationally in Total Cases
While Illinois ranks fourth nationally for total COVID-19 cases, the ranking drops significantly when the population is figured in (31st).
Saturday Night Football During COVID-19: Less Beer, More Masks
As COVID-19 shut down some campuses as others stayed open, the Big Ten Conference struggled with how to field a football season. In the end, nobody was happy.
Pritzker Defeats Bailey for Another Term as Governor
Election Night Comes to a Bitter End for Bailey and His Supporters
Duckworth Reelected to U.S. Senate in Big Win Over Salvi
Emotional Giannoulias Wins Secretary of State Race Convincingly
Midterm Election Night Updates: Pritzker, Duckworth Lock Up Races Early
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