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Fundraiser started to support Crystal Lake family after mother gives birth, gets put into coma with COVID-19

A fundraiser was started to support a Crystal Lake family after a mother gave birth and had to be put into a coma while battling COVID-19. The GoFundMe was started by Kathryn Dominick Vitkus to help the Kelly family. Vitkus said that Samantha, the mother, was hospitalized with COVID-19. She went into labor and gave […]

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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’ […]

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Gov. Pritzker optimistic about fewer mitigations as COVID-19 numbers flatten in Illinois

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he is cautiously optimistic about the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations flattening out in Illinois. When asked about COVID-19 numbers at an event in Decatur on Tuesday, Pritzker said not to jump the gun, but it’s “great” to see numbers starting to flatten out. He also […]

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Hundreds of Algonquin-based District 300 students in quarantine after 48 test positive for COVID-19

School District 300, based in Algonquin, reported that hundreds of its students have had to quarantine after 48 students tested positive for COVID-19, including two who were hospitalized, since classes resumed this month. District 300, which has an enrollment of over 20,000 students, disclosed the information during a school board meeting on Tuesday. CUSD District […]

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5 children from Lake, McHenry counties win $150K scholarship each through Illinois’ vaccine lottery

State officials on Friday announced five youth from Lake and McHenry counties, all between the age of 12 and 17, who each won $150,000 scholarships through Illinois’ final vaccine lottery drawing. The final drawing of the state’s “All In for the Win” vaccine lottery took place and 19 winners were chosen in total. The Illinois […]

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‘We are running out of time’: Gov. Pritzker announces indoor mask mandate, vaccine mandates

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday that he is implementing an indoor mask mandate for the entire state and vaccine mandates for all education staff and healthcare workers in Illinois. “Unfortunately, our current vaccination levels are not enough to blunt the ferocity of the delta variant hospitalization surges in some regions. Hospital administrators are asking for […]