World scurries to contain new COVID-19 variant omicron
With each passing hour, new restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa as the world scurried Saturday to contain a new variant of the coronavirus that has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offered by vaccines.
South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicronAs the world grapples with the emergence of the new highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, worried scientists in South Africa - where omicron was first identified - are scrambling to combat its lightning spread across the country
Israel tightens travel restrictions over new COVID variantIsrael has approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant
Historic Illinois home serves as counseling, events centerPEKIN, Ill. (AP) - Built in 1862, a historic home in Pekin currently serves as both the Crossroads Programs Inc. counseling center and as The Mansion on Walnut events center. Life coach Bonnie Harken bought the property in 2012 and rented it for a year to the previous owner, Henderson Funeral Home, before opening Crossroads in 2013. Because she and her Crossroads partner, licensed clinical social worker Kellie Branch-Dircks, only offered counseling services a few days a week, Harken decided to also rent the property for weddings, showers, birthday parties, family dinners, teas and other events. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been happy to have the events center to fall back on, the Pekin Daily Times reports.
State enforces parking for disabled people during holidaysThe Illinois Secretary of State's office has begun stepped-up enforcement during the holiday season of parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities
More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn moreCases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world Sunday and many governments rushed to close their borders
Winter clothing and toy drives to benefit foster children in Elgin areaState Rep. Anna Moeller of Elgin is holding both a winter clothing and toy drive to brighten the holidays for foster children.
Permits for DuPage Forest Preserve activities go on sale Dec. 1Sales begin Wednesday, Dec. 1, for 2022 annual permits to access DuPage Forest Preserve District off-leash dog areas, private watercraft, stand-up paddleboarding, model crafts and the archery range.
First Division Museum to host two free online history presentationsThe First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton hosts two free online history lectures in December. The first is on African-American soldiers who received the Medal of Honor, and is set for Dec. 2. The next one is titled "A Day That Will Live in Infamy: The Attack on Pearl Harbor," and is set for Thursday, Dec. 9.
Body of missing 2-year-old girl found in Indiana riverA diver has found the body of a 2-year-old girl reported missing after her father was pulled from his partially submerged truck in a southern Indiana river at the end of the week
Buffalo Grove Community Blood Drive set for Dec. 4Buffalo Grove is partnering with Vitalant to host a Community Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive.
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