Posts Tagged “COVID-19”

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance Program to offer financial wellness webinar Jan. 27

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Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance Program to offer financial wellness webinar Jan. 27

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance Program to offer financial wellness webinar Jan. 27 The COVID-19 pandemic introduced uncertainty and fear to the lives of most small business owners around Cook County. To continue to support small businesses through this difficult time, Cook County’s COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance Program is planning a finance-focused…

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IDPH Announces Region 5 Moves into Tier 1 Mitigation – Limited Indoor Dining

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IDPH Announces Region 5 Moves into Tier 1 Mitigation – Limited Indoor Dining

IDPH Announces Region 5 Moves into Tier 1 Mitigation – Limited Indoor Dining The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 5, southern Illinois (Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson), has met the metrics to move out of Tier…

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At-risk populations need to be priority beyond vaccine

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At-risk populations need to be priority beyond vaccine

At-risk populations need to be priority beyond vaccine By Patrick J. Kennedy An end to the pandemic is finally in sight. Both Pfizer and Moderna reported that their vaccine candidates are 95 percent effective, and subsequently received emergency use authorization from the FDA. Prioritizing the delivery of vaccines to people most at risk — including…

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Pritzker Announces the Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, Lowers Vaccine Age to 65

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Pritzker Announces the Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, Lowers Vaccine Age to 65

Pritzker Announces the Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, Lowers Vaccine Age to 65 Phase 1B Follows ACIP Guidelines, But Prioritizes Equity and Protects Most Vulnerable Illinoisans by Lowering Vaccine Age to 65 from 75; Vaccinations for Expanded Phase Will Begin When Phase 1A is Substantially Complete Building on guidance by the Centers for…

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Coronavirus COVID-19 infections continue to surge in Orland Park: Opinion

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Coronavirus COVID-19 infections continue to surge in Orland Park: Opinion

Coronavirus COVID-19 infections continue to surge in Orland Park: Opinion The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to increase, not dissipate in Orland Park in part because of the failure of the Mayor to serve as a role model for strong anti-infection practices including the wearing of face masks. Pekau has opposed efforts to require the wearing…

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Orland Township Strike Force ready to oversee COVID-19 vaccine

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Orland Township Strike Force ready to oversee COVID-19 vaccine

Orland Township Strike Force ready to oversee COVID-19 vaccine Team on board and ready to administer COVID-19 vaccine Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady announced at the Township’s December Board meeting that the Township has a plan in place to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to residents, if called upon to do so by state and local…

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Orland Park Village lacks experience to manage COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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Opinion: Orland Park Village lacks experience to manage COVID-19 vaccine distribution Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau claims he is readying to distribute the COVID-19 vaccinations but with no real experience in health care services, the Village is not the best qualified source to manage this important need. That responsibility should go to Orland Township Supervisor…

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Pfizer and Biotech Achieve first authorization for vaccine to combat COVID-19

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Pfizer and Biotech Achieve first authorization for vaccine to combat COVID-19

Pfizer and Biotech Achieve first authorization for vaccine to combat COVID-19 U.K. regulator, MHRA, authorizes supply of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for emergency supply under Regulation 174; Companies are ready to deliver the first doses to the U.K. immediately. First authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine represents a breakthrough scientific achievement to help combat this devastating pandemic. The companies…

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Cook County commissioners urge passage of Residential Tenant Landlord law

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Cook County commissioners urge passage of Residential Tenant Landlord law

Cook County commissioners urge passage of Residential Tenant Landlord law Cook County commissioners, housing advocates urge county board to pass Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance in press conference Cook County commissioners, housing advocates, and tenants held a virtual press conference Dec. 8, 2020 urging the Cook County Board to pass the proposed Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance…

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Opinion: Wearing a face mask is a symbol of responsibility and respect

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Opinion: Wearing a face mask is a symbol of responsibility and respect

Opinion: Wearing a face mask is a symbol of responsibility and respect Wearing face masks to help reduce exposure to Coronavirus has become a political issue by selfish politicians who don’t seem to care. Elected officials who encourage the wearing of facemarks are being responsible and caring while officials who don’t and make excuses for not doing so…

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Orland Township Stands Ready to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Orland Township Stands Ready to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine

Orland Township Stands Ready to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady, who has led the region in taking the threat of the coronavirus serious, announced that the Township’s service will be ready to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine when it is made available. O’Grady has been a role model is leading the…

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“Black Friday” and the racism of racism

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“Black Friday” and the racism of racism

“Black Friday” and the racism of racism Imagine the cries of racism if a “White” Mayor had said that he or she planned to organize a day to promote and help “White owned businesses” survive in today’s economy. But you don’t have to imagine that a Black Mayor, Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot, would organize a…

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