It’s been three years since the first Chicago COVID-19 case was confirmed. Since then, more than four million people in Illinois have been diagnosed with coronavirus; it has killed more than 36,000 people in the state.
Stories by Eunice Alpasan
Jan 24, 2023 | Eunice Alpasan
Jan 21, 2023 | Eunice Alpasan
The U.S. Department of State has put much of Mexico under a travel advisory, including an advisory not to travel to the state of Sinaloa due to crime and kidnappings.
Jan 18, 2023 | Eunice Alpasan
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that provides more protection for patients coming to Illinois to seek gender-affirming health care. The move comes as several states attempt to restrict gender-affirming care for transgender people.
Jan 17, 2023 | Eunice Alpasan
The pushback from sheriffs comes as the Protect Illinois Communities Act already faces legal challenges in the courts, including one from former Republican Illinois attorney general candidate Tom DeVore on behalf of more than 800 plaintiffs.
Jan 12, 2023 | Eunice Alpasan
It’s been 20 years since then Illinois Gov. George Ryan commuted the sentences of 167 people on death row, marking a major step toward the eventual abolition of the death penalty in the state.
Dec 29, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
The latest edition of the revered “Greatest Films of All Time” list by Sight and Sound magazine was unveiled this month, sparking discussion about representation in film and which movies are often either included or left out in prestigious lists.
Dec 22, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
Illinois is set to receive more than $253 million in federal funds that government officials say will further address broadband equity, access and affordability throughout the state.
As Natural Gas Costs Rise and Environmental Concerns Grow, Advocates Call for Transition to Electric Home Heat
Dec 20, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
As the price of natural gas rises, it’s prompting some consumer and environmental advocates to call for homes to go all-electric.
Crain’s Headlines: With Holiday Travel Just Ahead, Illinois Attorney General Calls For More Federal Protections
Dec 19, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is calling for more federal protections for airline travelers, a major snack company is selling its gum business and a phone app company is expanding in Chicago.
Dec 17, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
Omar Corro, senior director of operations at Rincon Family Services, said a major issue is family members not understanding what an individual in recovery might be going through, especially during the holidays.
Dec 12, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
Postal carrier Aundre Cross was shot and killed Friday in Milwaukee while delivering mail. In a separate case, a man in late October received numerous felony charges, including aggravated kidnapping and attempted aggravated sexual assault of a postal carrier in the Little Village neighborhood.
Dec 8, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
Few things have stirred as much architectural controversy in recent years as the “TRUMP” sign on the Trump International Hotel and Tower in downtown Chicago.
Dec 8, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
Users can submit photos of themselves that the app will use to generate multiple self-portraits in different art styles using artificial intelligence technology. But the trend has also reignited concerns about the ethics regarding the use of artificial intelligence in art.
Community Activists Question How Relaunched Chicago Police Gang Database Will Impact Black Chicagoans
Dec 3, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
Chicago Police Department officials are looking to bring back a system that would track Chicagoans they believe to be members of gangs. But it’s not without controversy and pushback.
About 1.35 Billion Young People Globally At Risk of Hearing Loss Because Of Unsafe Listening Practices: Study
Nov 30, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
A recent study from BMJ Global Health says as many as 1.35 billion young people ages 12-34 across the globe are engaging in listening practices that could make them susceptible to hearing loss.
Nov 29, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
In an interview, Sen. Tammy Duckworth spoke on a number of legislative issues that U.S. lawmakers are taking up during the lame-duck session before a new Congress is sworn in early next year.
Nov 23, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
Thanksgiving brings families and friends together across the country, but for many Native Americans it’s also recognized as the National Day of Mourning.
Nov 21, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
Ticketmaster is a dominant force in the ticketing business, merging with Live Nation back in 2010 to create Live Nation Entertainment. Antitrust concerns and calls for the company to break up have resurfaced in light of increased attention in the past week.
Nov 16, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
Medical students looking to enter the medical field can be particularly vulnerable to the everyday stressors and pressures of entering and working in the profession, according to those in the field.
With More People Visiting Cook County Forest Preserves, Leader Says Newly Won Tax Revenue Will Help ‘Meet Those Needs’
Nov 11, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
Nearly 70% of voters approved an additional .025% increase in property taxes, which would bring in $40 million dollars in new revenue annually to the preserves.
Nov 7, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
The calls come following their principal’s response to a student who wore a military uniform costume on Halloween that was widely interpreted to represent a Nazi soldier.
Nov 5, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
Commissioner Nancy Andrade said during a budget committee hearing on Oct. 20 that Black people are one of the most frequently targeted groups for hate crimes.
Nov 2, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
The report by Patient Rights Advocate published in August reviewed 2,000 hospitals across the country and found that 319 were complying with the rule.
Oct 25, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
While many students fell behind academically during COVID, students with disabilities saw that regression amplified.
Oct 24, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
The Chicago Transit Authority unveiled its budget proposal for next year. The proposed $1.8 billion budget avoids service cuts and price increases while making investments to upgrade the transit system.
Oct 20, 2022 | Eunice Alpasan
In another move signaling the nation’s ongoing mental health crisis, a national panel of health care professionals is recommending all kids get screened for anxiety, starting as young as 8 years old.