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Dec 9, 2020

Reeling from Multibillion-Dollar Losses, Airline Industry Pins Hopes on Vaccines

The airline industry has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, but with vaccines seemingly on the brink of approval, airlines are hopeful that 2021 could see the beginnings of a recovery for air travel.

Dec 9, 2020

December 9, 2020 - Full Show

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Dec 9, 2020

All 34 Chicago Hospitals Could Get COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week, Lightfoot Says

Officials with the Chicago Department of Public Health are expecting the first vaccine shipment to Chicago to include 23,000 doses. Weekly shipments of vaccine are expected to follow, said Dr. Allison Arwady.

Dec 8, 2020

Total Recall: Republicans Pitch Plan to Allow Recall of Any Elected Official in Illinois

Tired of politics as usual? A pair of lawmakers say there’s a way to keep officials on their toes: allow voters to recall them. 

Dec 8, 2020

Chicago Medical School Dean Serving on FDA Vaccine Advisory Committee

The FDA’s vaccine advisory committee is preparing to meet Thursday to discuss Pfizer’s vaccine. Dr. Archana Chatterjee, dean of the Chicago Medical School and a member of that committee, talks about that process.

Dec 8, 2020

Trump Hails Vaccine ‘Miracle,’ With Millions of Doses Soon

President Donald Trump celebrated the expected approval of the first U.S. vaccine for the coronavirus Tuesday as the White House worked to instill confidence in the massive distribution effort to come.

Dec 8, 2020

Community Groups Offer Remote Learning Support to Families in Need

How neighbors in some Chicago communities are stepping up to help students with remote learning when their parents can’t work from home.

Dec 8, 2020

Illinois Lawmakers to Demand Billions Back from Health Insurers Due to COVID-19

The state pays billions of dollars into the Medicaid program. WTTW News has learned that a group of lawmakers plans to demand billions back from the private health care companies that run that program. Can it work?

Dec 8, 2020

Winter Biking in Chicago: A Guide to Gear, Care and Everything Else You Need to Know

Riding a bicycle through a Chicago winter may sound daunting, but with a bit of preparation and the right attitude, it’s a manageable feat. Here’s some advice from avid cyclists for your winter riding safety — and pleasure.

Dec 8, 2020

December 8, 2020 - Full Show

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Dec 7, 2020

Illinois Driver’s License Facilities Are Closed. What Now?

Illinois driver’s license facilities have been closed since mid-November, and they’ll remain that way through the beginning of 2021. Here’s what you need to know if you’re driving on an expired license. (Hint: It may not be expired after all.)

Dec 7, 2020

Doctors, Nurses Under Pressure as Coronavirus Surges

Nine months into the pandemic, many health care workers say they’re reaching a breaking point, and they’re bracing for what health officials say could be one of the most difficult winters in American public health history.  

Dec 7, 2020

How Faith Groups Are Bringing Sermons to Screens This Holiday Season

Hanukkah and Christmas are held during some of the shortest days of the year — meaning, they’re also the darkest. But these holidays offer light through menorahs and advent candles, and now, the glow of a computer screen.

Dec 7, 2020

Six Months After Looting and Property Damage, South Chicago Eyes Next Chapter

Commercial Avenue has long been the main business corridor in South Chicago, but in recent years the strip has struggled to fill vacant storefronts – a trend that was seriously exacerbated by civil unrest and looting this summer.

Dec 7, 2020

EU Invites Biden to Usher in New Era for Trans-Atlantic Ties

The European Union on Monday invited U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to help mend tattered trans-Atlantic ties and urged him to join it in a long-term “strategic dialogue” that would address global issues ranging from COVID-19 to climate change.

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