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View Article 3:02 p.m. April 12, 2021 WGN TV South African variant may be able to ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine, study finds https://wgntv.com/news/south-african-variant-may-be-able-to-break-through-pfizer-vaccine-study-finds/ (NEXSTAR) – The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine may be less effective against the South African strain of the coronavirus than other variations circulating in the population, a new study out of Israel has found. Using data from Israel’s largest health provider, researchers studied 400 fully vaccinated individuals who had contracted the virus ...
View Article 3:02 p.m. April 12, 2021 WGN TV Fast facts: Covid hospitalizations vs vaccinations https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/fast-facts-covid-hospitalizations-vs-vaccinations/ While state officials express concern over an increase in Covid cases and hospitalizations, data reviewed by WGN News clearly shows the ongoing race between cases and vaccinations. ### Covid hospitalizations and cases increase, but hospitals not near capacity COVID-19 related hospitalizations continue to rise in Illinois. On the worst day ...
View Article 3:02 p.m. April 12, 2021 WGN TV Judge approves partial deal between women, US Soccer over unequal working conditions https://wgntv.com/news/judge-approves-partial-deal-between-women-us-soccer-over-unequal-working-conditions/ LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge approved a partial deal between players on the women’s national team and the U.S. Soccer Federation over unequal working conditions. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner approved the Dec. 1 settlement during a hearing Monday. The deal calls for charter flights, hotel accommodations, ...
View Article 3:02 p.m. April 12, 2021 WGN TV Trails reopened after fire at Indiana Dunes National Park https://wgntv.com/news/trails-reopened-after-fire-at-indiana-dunes-national-park/ GARY, Ind. (AP) — Trails have reopened following [ a wildfire ][1] at Indiana Dunes National Park earlier in the month. Fire crews and park staff have ensured all trails in visitor areas impacted by the fire are safe from any dangerous trees and other hazards, the National Park Service ...
View Article 3:02 p.m. April 12, 2021 State Journal Register COVID-10 vaccine offered by HSHS without appointment amid case surge of 23% statewide https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/04/12/gda-covid-19-state-2021-04-12-il-nsjr/43526589/ To make COVID-19 vaccine more available and combat vaccine hesitancy, Hospital Sisters Health System began to give vaccine doses without an appointment Monday at HSHS Medical Group’s drive-through clinic in the parking lot of Scheels in Springfield. The site, at 1118 Legacy Pointe Drive, will vaccinate people 16 and older ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 NBC Local How to Get a COVID Vaccine Appointment in Illinois https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/how-to-get-a-covid-vaccine-appointment-in-illinois/2483885/ With both Illinois and Chicago opening COVID vaccine eligibility to millions of residents, here's a look at where you can get vaccinated and how to schedule an appointment. Illinois [ expanded COVID vaccine eligibility ][19] to all residents age 16 and older, except for in the city of Chicago, on ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 NBC Local 4 COVID Variants Becoming ‘Much More Prominent' in Illinois, Lab Finds https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/4-covid-variants-becoming-much-more-prominent-in-illinois-lab-finds/2483893/ Four COVID variants currently circulating in the U.S. are becoming "much more prominent" in Illinois as the state battles what health officials say is a rise in cases, data from a state lab has found. Reditus Laboratories said recent testing revealed "several trending variants" had been identified in Illinois, "causing ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 NBC Local NHL Trade Deadline Recap: How the Blackhawks Fared in 6 Different Deals https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports/chicago-hockey/nhl-trade-deadline-recap-how-the-blackhawks-fared-in-6-different-deals/2484088/ The Chicago Blackhawks are a team that’s looking to the future, and they made a series of trades in the final 10 days before the NHL Trade Deadline with that in mind, acquiring prospects and draft picks while sending out several veteran players. Gone are forwards Lucas Wallmark, Matthew Highmore, ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 NBC Local COVID Vaccine Indiana: Can't Get an Appointment in Illinois? You Can Head Next Door https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/covid-vaccine-indiana-cant-get-an-appointment-in-illinois-you-can-head-next-door/2484064/ Ever since Indiana opened up [ COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to anyone age 16 ][6] and up - regardless of where they live - a number of Illinois residents have decided to make the trek over the state line. For months, some Chicago-area residents have reported no luck in finding local ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 NBC Local Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna Side Effects: How Do They Compare? https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/johnson-johnson-pfizer-and-moderna-side-effects-how-do-they-compare/2484073/ Side effects are possible after receiving the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines currently being administered in the U.S., but how do the potential symptoms differ between the three vaccines? Experiencing side effects isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it's a sign your body is responding. > ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 Fox Chicago Suspected grenade, other materials found at Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in Highland Park http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/suspected-grenade-found-at-openlands-lakeshore-preserve-in-highland-park ![][16] article Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in suburban Highland Park remains closed after a suspected grenade and other World War II-era materials were found on the lakefront last week. ** HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. ** \- Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in suburban [ Highland Park ][17] remains closed after a suspected grenade and ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 Fox Chicago Video shows Black high school football player forced to sit near banana peels http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/video-shows-black-high-school-football-player-forced-to-sit-near-banana-peels ** MOLINE, Ill. ** \- A Black football player at a northwest Illinois high school is seen on video sitting down in a locker littered with banana peels after a teammate threatens to break his knees if he doesn’t comply. Moline Police Chief Darren Gault called the incident at Moline ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 Fox Chicago 1 in custody after woman found fatally shot in Hammond Catholic school parking lot http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/1-in-custody-after-woman-found-fatally-shot-in-hammond-catholic-school-parking-lot ** HAMMOND, Ind. ** \- Police were questioning a person of interest after a woman was found fatally shot Sunday in a vehicle in the parking lot of a Catholic school in [ ** Hammond, Ind. ** ][10] Monica Mills, 43, was found with a gunshot wound about 10:20 p.m. ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 Fox Chicago White House issuing reports on US states' infrastructure needs amid push for $2.3T plan http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/white-house-issuing-reports-on-us-states-infrastructure-needs-amid-push-for-2-3t-plan ** WASHINGTON ** \- The Biden White House is amplifying the push for [ its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package ][1] with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability. The figures in the [ state summaries ][2] paint a ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 Crains Seed investor Starting Line raises $30 million fund http://www.chicagobusiness.com/john-pletz-technology/seed-investor-starting-line-raises-30-million-fund Starting Line, a Chicago venture capital firm that was among the first investors in Cameo, has raised a $30 million second fund. The firm, started in 2018 by Ezra Galston, raised $17 million in its first fund. Starting Line focuses on seed-stage tech companies. In addition to Cameo, a Chicago ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 Crains Illinois small biz—surprise?!—in good shape for COVID recovery http://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-small-biz-surprise-good-shape-covid-recovery Illinois usually comes out near the bottom of multi-state surveys on business conditions, with concerns over taxes, pensions and related matters rising to the fore. But a report out today suggests that the state is extremely well positioned to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic in a critical area: small business. ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 Crains Meatheads files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy http://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/meatheads-files-chapter-11-bankruptcy Meatheads Burgers & Fries, a 13-restaurant chain that was launched by a former Potbelly executive, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late last week. The Chicago-based company’s liabilities outpace its assets by more than $1.7 million, according to court documents. Among those liabilities: a Paycheck Protection Program loan for more than ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 Crains A different kind of Habitat for Humanity proposal http://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/different-kind-habitat-humanity-proposal A subdivision that has sat unfinished for a dozen years may get new life as affordable housing for veterans and women recovering from domestic violence. Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity plans to buy the 50.7-acre Kendallwood Estates site in Yorkville, 52 miles southwest of the Loop in Kendall County. The ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 Chicago Tribune Coronavirus metrics in Illinois continue to move in wrong direction, stressing hospital ICU capacity in some regions https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-metrics-0412-20210412-xlwjna5kvbcv5mczbuwco3gdhq-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ The third wave of COVID-19 in Illinois is putting pressure on the health care system in some parts of the state, while the statewide positivity rate continues to trend upward. The seven-day positivity rate for cases as a share of total tests was 4.4% as of Sunday, the highest level ...
View Article 3:01 p.m. April 12, 2021 Chicago Tribune Column: Chicago couple undergoes state’s first kidney transplant between HIV-positive patients. ‘They are really pioneers.’ https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-prem-heidi-stevens-hiv-positive-kidney-transplant-northwestern-0412-20210412-5pdux3eea5eftfw7appcytzul4-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ Al Morales learned he needed a new kidney in late 2017. He had a seizure around Halloween that year that left him blind in one eye, and a series of tests revealed chronic kidney disease. “At this point I was thinking I’m out of hope,” Morales, 49, said. “Who’s going ...