Posts Tagged “Pandemic”

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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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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Lyons passes balanced budget

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Lyons passes balanced budget

Lyons passes balanced budget Like many villages, pandemic took a toll By Steve Metsch The village of Lyons faces a deficit after the pandemic hit revenues hard, but trustees have passed a balanced budget for 2021. And finance department officials think the village can weather the storm. The village will have a $240,000 deficit with…

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Orland Township Helping Protect Residents During the Holidays

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Orland Township Helping Protect Residents During the Holidays

Orland Township Helping Protect Residents During the Holidays 500 bags of PPE/cleaning supplies to be distributed at Dec. 22 drive-thru Orland Township will hold a drive-thru to distribute bags of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) to Township residents who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the office of…

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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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Massive rise in COVID-19 infections slam Orland Park

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Massive rise in COVID-19 infections slam Orland Park

Massive rise in COVID-19 infections slam Orland Park Coronavirus hits alarming level with a surge of nearly 1,400 more infections in Orland Park just in the past month, as incompetent Mayor Keith Pekau continues to pander with his “Politics over People” party, hosting a $500-per-person fundraiser so he can turn his do-nothing four years in…

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