No maskless free-for-all yet: Here's where precautions remain in place in the suburbs
Numerous entities -- from pharmacies to schools, cinemas and religious organizations -- said Friday they will continue to require face masks to prevent spread of COVID-19 in the short term, despite the federal government relaxing rules for fully vaccinated Americans. That cautious approach comes amid two days of churn and some confusion.
CNN's Sanjay Gupta worries about a muddled pandemic messageAt this stage in the pandemic, Dr. Sanjay Gupta is concerned that Americans are not getting clear enough messages about what they should or shouldn't be doing to keep themselves and others protected. The veteran CNN chief medical correspondent produced and narrated a documentary about the race to develop a vaccine called "Race for the Vaccine," which debuts at 8 p.m. Saturday on CNN.
Clay, sand, silt, loam: How different soils affect gardensRegularly adding plenty of organic materials and avoiding compaction results in a soil with many pore spaces -- some to retain water and some for air.
Liz Weston: You may be entitled to free health insurance nowThe latest coronavirus relief package did more than dole out $1,400 checks. The law also made health insurance free for millions more people and reduced costs for others, at least for now.
Rides of Silence May 19 honors cyclists who have been killed or injured while ridingOn May 19, many suburban cyclists plan a Ride of Silence, in-person or virtual, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured while cycling.
A look at this year's Sculpture in the Park display in St. CharlesAs it has since 2006, the Sculpture in the Park program at Mount St. Mary Park in St. Charles lured us in for a closer look at this year's exhibit.
'I had a lot of emotions that night': Elgin couple get engaged on ABC's 'Pooch Perfect'An Elgin couple competing together on the ABC network dog grooming show "Pooch Perfect" got engaged during Tuesday's episode. Alyssa Kasiba and Justin Dorn have made it to the final three and will compete for the $100,000 prize on next week's episode. Locally, they operate a mobile dog grooming business called Simply Diffurent.
'Get vaccinated -- or wear a mask until you do': Vaccinated can largely ditch masks, CDC saysIn a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.
Got COVID-19 vaccine questions for your 12- to 15-year-olds? We've got answersThe Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 12 to 15. Here's advice from pediatricians on what to expect.
Huntley man to run 115 kilometers to bring awareness to firefighters' suicide statisticThere were 115 firefighters/paramedics who died by suicide in 2020. It is a staggering statistic that doesn't get much publicity. But Ryan Mains of Huntley aims to make sure more people are made aware of the dire situation.
Six Flags donates 50,000 free tickets to encourage youths to get vaccinesSix Flags Great America is offering 50,000 free tickets to anyone getting vaccinated as part of a partnership with Illinois intended to spur vaccinations among younger teenagers, who were authorized this week to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech version of the COVID-19 vaccine.
'Kind of nervous but excited': Elgin girl the first 12-year-old vaccinated at Sherman HospitalGeneva Dadabo of Elgin on Thursday was the first 12-year-old to get the COVID-19 vaccine at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin. The hospital had 101 appointments scheduled on the first day that age group was eligible to be vaccinated.
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Frontier Days, Bill Veeck, PeeWee Football, The Cellar nightclub and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hamburger University, Tug-O-War, Dance competitions and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: WrestleMania, Michael Jordan, slot car recing, canoe classes and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Little League Opening Day, Jayne Kennedy, C3PO actor, First Test Tube baby and more