The number of school staff members receiving vaccinations — and refusal rates — are unclear in several large districts where teachers were prioritized, including Chicago.
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Many are fleeing crime and poverty in Central America and rushing to the U.S.-Mexico border. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week called the situation a “stressful challenge.“
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WBEZ’s news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic focuses on equity, the vaccine rollout in Chicago and the state, and the impact on our daily lives.
Chicago Program That Advocates For Mistreated Nursing-Home Residents Staffed At Only 50% During Pandemic
The city’s nursing home residents needed advocates like never before. There was state cash, but city officials didn’t use it.
In some cultures kids roll their eyes when asked to do chores. In others, they’ll pitch in without even being asked. Researchers have identified two key practices to raise helpful children.
Mercy is in a deal to sell the hospital to a Michigan company. Organizers want a seat on the future hospital’s board and voting power.
A first-ever report shows that boards of directors of some Illinois-based companies largely lack women and people of color.
Eddie Acevedo, who was close to former House Speaker Michael Madigan, faces federal charges that stem in part from the ComEd corruption probe.
The third COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. requires one shot instead of two, and works a slightly different way from the others. Here’s what we know about its safety and effectiveness.
Four out of 5 parents said they support targeted interventions by schools that would help students recover academic, social and emotional skills.
Texas and Mississippi are reopening. Cancel culture IS a thing. Also, have you ever imagined Helen Mirren smoking weed? We unpack the week that was with Leigh Bardugo and Emily Graslie.
During Morton Schapiro’s tenure Northwestern’s stature has grown, but student activists have denounced his handling of racial issues.
The credit card company will occupy a shuttered Target store at 87th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue that closed two years ago.
Vaccination optimism is driving renewed travel planning for the second half of 2021. Here’s what you should know.
We asked small businesses in Chicago how they’ve been doing — and what they’ve been doing — over the past year. Here’s what they had to say.