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A 28-year-old man is facing felony charges after sexually assaulting two people last week on the Near North Side. Ian Edgerle was arrested Thursday after he was identified as the person who broke into a home and sexually assaulted two females April 4 in the 1100 block of North Wells Street, Chicago police said. Edgerle …

Health officials across the Chicago area said they are “anxious” about the upward trend of COVID-19 metrics over the past several weeks and watching the numbers closely. Dr. Rachel Rubin, co-lead of the Cook County Department of Public Health, said they are following the latest coronavirus metrics and “will not hesitate to pull back” on …

While families may be eager to gather for several upcoming religious holidays, public health officials and business owners are urging the public to be extremely careful in the coming days, with a rapid increase in COVID cases potentially being compounded by large-scale gatherings. Those gatherings, along with increased travel, reduced restrictions and the spread of …

Health officials in Illinois warned against travel ahead of spring break, voicing concern over the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said in a press conference Tuesday that residents should avoid travel unless fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. “That is doubly true if you’re planning …

The pandemic has forced a group of seniors on Chicago’s Far South Side to adapt to changing times, embracing new technology to stay connected with family, friends, and social services. Penelope Wellington gets together with her friends every Wednesday through Zoom for about an hour to play bingo. “The bingo is just beautiful, oh my …

In dramatic contrast to previous years, Downers Grove-based Advocate Aurora Health has reported zero positive flu cases across its 26 hospitals since September 2020, the health system announced Sunday. In Illinois and on a national scale, the flu has virtually disappeared, with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades. Out …

For most Chicagoans, the city’s street grid is an everyday convenience. But for Jose Martinez, who was born blind, it’s a critical part of maintaining his autonomy. “Chicago is what made me the person I am. This city is what made me independent,” Martinez says. “It’s very accessible here. The streets are organized in such …

Bulls-Raptors postponed due to health and safety protocols originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Sunday night’s matchup between the Bulls and Toronto Raptors in Tampa Bay, Fla. has been postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the NBA announced. The Raptors, per a league release, would not have been able to field the minimum …

Chicago public health nurses feel they were shortchanged by city leadership with coronavirus relief funds. The city of Chicago received roughly $1.2 billion in CARES Act funding, but only $18 million went to the Chicago Department of Public Health. “It wasn’t altogether shocking — it was certainly disappointing,” Julia Bartmes, executive director of the Illinois …

With new variants of the coronavirus emerging across the U.S. and many in Illinois still awaiting their chance to receive the vaccine, some are wondering if there’s a risk of contracting COVID twice. As part of its live Q&A with medical experts to address common questions surrounding the vaccine, NBC 5 asked Dr. Emily Landon, …