Positive COVID cases just won't go away for Kankakee School District 111. In response, the school board unanimously approved a modification of learning environment (Learning Anywhere, Anytime) at Monday’s special meeting.
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Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader of Myanmar who was ousted in a de facto coup this year, was convicted on two charges Monday and handed a four-year sentence that was quickly cut in half.
All private employers in New York City will have to require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the mayor announced Monday, imposing one of the most aggressive vaccine rules in the nation.
After discussing and revisiting the issue of masks multiple times this school year, the St. Anne Grade School Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday to go back to masks optional.
The U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of the omicron variant Wednesday in a vaccinated traveler who returned to California after a trip to South Africa.
A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement.
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The 7-day rolling average of ICU bed availability in Illinois’ Region 7, which includes Kankakee and Will counties, dropped to 13 percent on Nov. 28, roughly the lowest it’s been since last November.
The World Health Organization says it could still take some time to get a full picture of the threat posed by omicron, a new variant of the coronavirus as scientists worldwide scramble to assess its multiple mutations.
U.S. regulators on Friday moved to open up COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, expanding the government's campaign to shore up protection and get ahead of rising coronavirus cases that may worsen with the holidays.
Bradley Central seventh-graders are back from a remote learning stint due to a small outbreak of COVID-19 cases, but now the sixth-graders are taking a turn.
At the Kankakee County Health Department's first pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic last Saturday, 158 kids received their first dose out of 300 available slots, according to health department administrator John Bevis.
A handful of COVID-19 vaccination clinics are available this week and in December in Kankakee and Iroquois counties.
Iroquois County officials took the first steps Tuesday in deciding how to spend $5,258,593 in federal COVID relief money.
Citing changes in regulations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Riverside Healthcare is asking the court to lift the recently granted temporary restraining order against it.
Riverside Healthcare has terminated 40 employees for noncompliance with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
The Iroquois County Board is seeking input from the community on how to use American Rescue Plan Act funding.
The Kankakee Public Library is hosting a vaccine clinic with the help of the Illinois Department of Public Health on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday signed into law a change to the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act that would allow those who refuse the employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccination to potentially face repercussions.
The Iroquois County Public Health Department is now offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, with Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna all available.
A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers.