As the region battles COVID-19, new Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha Jr. will face immediate challenges. Chief among them: shoring up finances.
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Health officials used to advise going into quarantine and being tested for the coronavirus if you were near an infected person for 15 minutes. Now the rule is a total of 15 minutes during one day.
Gov. JB Prtizker is clamping down on restaurants and bars in several suburban counties in response to rising positivity rates.
More hospitalized patients are surviving than early in the pandemic. Improved treatments make a big difference, but so does flattening the curve to keep hospitals from overfilling, researchers say.
Gov. JB Pritzker says every region of the state is headed in the wrong direction.
An urban agriculture and green energy development project on Chicago’s South Side is underway.
You’re looking for a new place to live. You know that fires and floods might be a problem, especially with climate change, but how much do you really know about your risk?
A Florida wildlife protection agency says it has broken up a trafficking ring that illegally trapped squirrels and shipped them to Asia.
The city’s chief marketing officer breaks down his plans for rebranding Chicago.
DuPage, Will and Kane counties could see bar and restaurant closures as cases surge across the state. Chicago’s mayor is telling Chicagoans to resist “COVID fatigue.“