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BREAKING: Illinois School Shutdowns, Vaccination Mandates Begin As Covid Omicron Slams State

December 21st, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois School Shutdowns, Vaccination Mandates Begin As Covid Omicron Slams State

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois school shutdowns have begun, along with shutdowns of various businesses and performances, and Chicago area businesses are beginning to require vaccination for entry, as covid continues to ravage the state and the omicron variant begins to spread rapidly. Yesterday set the record for the most covid cases in one day since Dec. 1, 2020 as 12,328 new cases of the virus were reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Today, Illinois public health officials reported 10,264 new cases and 63 covid-related deaths. The seven-day statewide test positivity rate is 7.6 percent.... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers Soar To Record Highs; New Restrictions Returning Soon?

December 17th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers Soar To Record Highs; New Restrictions Returning Soon?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois covid numbers soared to record highs yesterday, with almost 12,000 new cases of the virus, record hospitalizations and deaths, and with more omicron cases being identified in the state, both Gov. JB Pritkzer and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot are talking about more restrictions being put in place. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 11,858 new confirmed and probable cases of covid over the last 24 hours, a record high for 2021, and the highest since Dec. 1, 2020, when 12,542 new cases were reported. The state is now averaging more than 8,000 new cases per day,... Read More

BREAKING: Omicron Covid Variant Invades Iowa; Iowa Covid Cases ‘In Dangerous Zone’

December 9th, 2021
BREAKING: Omicron Covid Variant Invades Iowa; Iowa Covid Cases 'In Dangerous Zone'

BREAKING NEWS: Iowa covid cases have hit “in a dangerous zone” according to state health officials, as the first case of the omicron variant has been identified in the state, and infections, deaths and hospitalizations skyrocket. The Iowa Department of Public Health tweeted out today that the first case of the omicron variant has been detected in a child under 18 who lives in Black Hawk County, which includes Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas. The person was unvaccinated and was exposed to the new variant through travel. Black Hawk County health officials will continue to monitor the... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Moves Into Covid ‘High Alert’ With Omicron Spreading; More Restrictions Coming?

December 9th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Moves Into Covid 'High Alert' With Omicron Spreading; More Restrictions Coming?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois has zoomed into covid “high alert,” with cases slamming the state, the new omicron variant spreading, and talk of more restrictions on the way including requiring proof of vaccinations to enter certain public spaces and workplaces. The omicron covid variant has invaded Illinois, infecting at least one person in Chicago, prompting fears of a wide spread in the third-largest city in the United States. The Chicagoan infected by the omicron variant was both fully vaccinated with two shots and had gotten their third booster dose. They were tested at the hospital and... Read More