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Illinois adopts CDC recommendations for COVID-19 booster shots for certain residents

The Illinois Department of Public Health has adopted the CDC’s recommendations for certain populations to receive COVID-19 booster shots six months after getting vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people ages 65 and older, 18 and older in long-term care settings and ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions should receive […]

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15 COVID-19 outbreaks reported in McHenry County schools this month; 2 reported in Lake County schools

The state health department has reported 15 COVID-19 outbreaks in McHenry County schools and two outbreaks in Lake County schools so far in September. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) provides data on school outbreaks in an online dashboard, which is updated once a week. IDPH includes outbreaks “that have been identified by the […]

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McHenry County’s mass vaccination clinic in McHenry stops offering vaccines

The McHenry County Department of Health announced they are no longer offering COVID-19 vaccinations at their McHenry clinic but will continue offering COVID-19 testing. The COVID-19 clinic, located at 1900 North Richmond Road in McHenry, was opened in February. The site officially ended COVID-19 vaccinations on Saturday, according to the McHenry County Department of Health. […]

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President Biden to visit Illinois this week to promote vaccine mandate for businesses

(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden will be in Chicago on Wednesday to promote his order for all businesses with more than 100 employees to require the COVID-19 vaccine for their workers. Business groups are wary about the mandate, which is expected to impact 80 million jobs nationwide. Biden announced the mandate earlier this […]

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Family of COVID-19 patient drops ivermectin treatment lawsuit against Condell Hospital in Libertyville

The family who sued Libertyville-based Advocate Condell Medical Center to allow ivermectin to be administered to their critically ill mother has dropped their lawsuit. Leslie Pai, 68, of Cook County, was admitted to NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on August 31, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. The woman was already taking […]

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Judge orders Condell Hospital in Libertyville to give COVID-19 patient controversial drug ivermectin

After a judge ordered Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville to give a critically ill COVID-19 patient ivermectin, the hospital says the drug caused the patient’s heart rate to plunge twice. Leslie Pai, 68, of Cook County, was admitted to NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on August 31, according to a report by the […]

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Maskless protesters enter stores, hold roadside protest against state’s mask mandate in Crystal Lake

Maskless protesters entered multiple stores in Crystal Lake on Saturday protesting the state’s mask mandate after holding a roadside protest. The rally was held on the corner of Route 14 and Main Street in Crystal Lake around 12 p.m. Saturday. Dozens of demonstrators held signs and American flags in front of the Wendy’s protesting Illinois’ […]