Chicago community – CDMUG http://cdmug.org/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 06:31:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://cdmug.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-67-150x150.png Chicago community – CDMUG http://cdmug.org/ 32 32 Community remembers Gary School Advisory Board member killed in shooting – NBC Chicago https://cdmug.org/community-remembers-gary-school-advisory-board-member-killed-in-shooting-nbc-chicago/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 06:08:45 +0000 https://cdmug.org/community-remembers-gary-school-advisory-board-member-killed-in-shooting-nbc-chicago/ Norman Bailey’s family and friends say he lived his life to the fullest, serving God and trying to make his community a better place. “He was fighting for good things, positive things,” said his sister, Debra Tolbert. “Because he wanted everyone to have the same things as him.” Tolbert said his brother was a devout […]]]>

Norman Bailey’s family and friends say he lived his life to the fullest, serving God and trying to make his community a better place.

“He was fighting for good things, positive things,” said his sister, Debra Tolbert. “Because he wanted everyone to have the same things as him.”

Tolbert said his brother was a devout Christian, loved his wife and children, and served on the advisory board of the Gary Community School Corporation.

“I miss him so much, I would be lying to you if I told you I wasn’t mad,” she said. “I’m very angry. He was a good person. He left too soon and he was unarmed. He just didn’t deserve it.

According to Gary Police, officers were called to the Blue Room Lounge early Friday morning to a shooting. When officers arrived, they found the 60-year-old shot dead in his own bar near 16th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street.

“Since they were taking them out at 3 p.m., that’s when this verbal argument started with our victim,” Gary Police Department Commander Jack Hamady said. “That’s when the individual who is our suspect started shooting.”

Police said the shooting also injured a 28-year-old man believed to be a relative. It is unclear what led to the argument.

“You have to be a freak, and you have to be Satan’s child to want to shoot someone who wasn’t armed at close range like that,” Tolbert said. “I would like to tell that person who did this that you have upset my family, you have caused my family so much pain, and we forgive you because we love God.”

As police continue their investigation, loved ones are leaning on their faith to get through this difficult time and say Bailey’s legacy will live on.

“We’re going to continue to honor him every day that we can by doing some of the things he did, helping people, giving back and not turning our backs on people,” Tolbert said.

Bailey has served on the advisory board for the past two years and intended to run for Calumet Township administrator.

“It’s a huge loss for the town of the Gary period,” said Robert Buggs, chairman of the advisory board. “Because, like I said, everyone who loved Gary loved Norman.”

Buggs said Bailey always did what was best for her hometown and left a lasting mark on her community.

“I just want the world to know that if there were more people like Norman Bailey, this world would be a better world,” Buggs said.

Police said there was surveillance video of the shooting. Detectives are still pulling this video in an attempt to identify the suspect.

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Torchlight Investors Acquires Chicago Community for $104 Million https://cdmug.org/torchlight-investors-acquires-chicago-community-for-104-million/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:03:01 +0000 https://cdmug.org/torchlight-investors-acquires-chicago-community-for-104-million/ View over the city to the Highlands. Image courtesy of JLL Capital Markets A joint venture comprising Marquette Cos. sold City View at the Highlands, a 403-unit value-added asset in Lombard, Illinois. The buyer was Torchlight investors. The property traded for $104.4 million and previous ownership included Crow Holdings, according to Yardi Matrix data. The […]]]>
View over the city to the Highlands. Image courtesy of JLL Capital Markets

A joint venture comprising Marquette Cos. sold City View at the Highlands, a 403-unit value-added asset in Lombard, Illinois. The buyer was Torchlight investors. The property traded for $104.4 million and previous ownership included Crow Holdings, according to Yardi Matrix data. The buyer secured a $73.5 million Freddie Mac loan for the community acquisition completed in 2003, the same data provider says. JLL Capital Markets represented the seller, while The Hayman Company. will take care of the rental and property management.

Located at 2720 S. Highland Ave., DuPage County, the property is located next to a park, with several nearby businesses including Yorktown Center, University Plaza, and Finley Square Mall. Interstate 88 and Interstate 355 are close to the community, connecting it to surrounding suburbs and the greater metropolitan area.

The luxury asset is a mid-rise apartment building on 5 acres, featuring one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments averaging 902 sq. stainless steel, washers and dryers and patios. Recently renovated common facilities include a swimming pool, outdoor grilling area, two outdoor lounge areas with fire pits, fitness center, community kitchen, technical and business center, and conference room.

Senior Managing Director Kevin Girard, Senior Managing Director Marty O’Connell and Executive Managing Director Matthew Lawton of JLL Capital Markets worked on behalf of the seller.

Girard mentioned, in a prepared statement, that City View at the Highlands is located in a vibrant suburb, with JLL continuing to complete the transaction in suburban Chicago. The latest string includes the $86 million sale of Oak Brook Heights in Westmont, Illinois, a 408-unit garden-style asset, in the last quarter of 2021.

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Popular photographs of Pilsen from the 1990s now in the permanent collection of the Harold Washington Library https://cdmug.org/popular-photographs-of-pilsen-from-the-1990s-now-in-the-permanent-collection-of-the-harold-washington-library/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:04:21 +0000 https://cdmug.org/popular-photographs-of-pilsen-from-the-1990s-now-in-the-permanent-collection-of-the-harold-washington-library/ PILSEN – The Harold Washington Library now houses a collection of 88 photos of Pilsen in the early 1990s, captured by Japanese photographer Akito Tsuda. These photos have been hailed by the community of Pilsen as an important reminder of the neighborhood’s history as a working-class Mexican-American neighborhood, even in the face of recent gentrification. […]]]>

PILSEN – The Harold Washington Library now houses a collection of 88 photos of Pilsen in the early 1990s, captured by Japanese photographer Akito Tsuda.

These photos have been hailed by the community of Pilsen as an important reminder of the neighborhood’s history as a working-class Mexican-American neighborhood, even in the face of recent gentrification. Tsuda’s shots include candid shots of children playing in the streets, domestic activities, and old storefronts.

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Tsuda’s photos remained in storage until he began posting them online around 2016 to reconnect with the people he met in the neighborhood.
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The photos were praised by the community for capturing the roots of the neighborhood.

The collection is available to the public in the Special Collections Reading Room on the ninth floor of the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St. Appointments required to view photos from noon to 4 pm on Mondays and Fridays.

Tsuda’s photos had been stored, relatively invisible, for more than 20 years after he returned to Japan in 1994 after graduating from Columbia College.

Tsuda said he didn’t like looking at his old photos, thinking it was “too sentimental and a setback to move forward in current life.” He said he received many positive comments after sharing the photos on social media in 2016 and reconnecting with people he knew in the neighborhood.

After the positive response to the photos, Tsuda decided to print a book in 2017, “Pilsen Days,” filled with his black and white snapshots of the neighborhood. A community group raised funds in 2017 to bring Tsuda back to Chicago for a book release and photo exhibition.

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Tsuda said he was looking for a place to house his photos permanently.

“Their voices swept away my worries and taught me that remembering the past has a lot of good sides, like creating a stronger sense of self and bringing energy to life today,” Tsuda said. “It was an immense pleasure that made me want to find a permanent place to discover our path of memory.”

Tsuda said he was looking for a permanent place to keep the photos to give back to the community that supported his art, but he never imagined such an opportunity as the Harold Washington Library.

The library “praised not only the photos from Pilsen’s daily life, but also the continuous communication between people and me,” Tsuda said. His “receptive mind opened the door to archiving Pilsen’s photos and made them accessible to the public.”

Credit: Akito Tsuda / Supplied
Photos are available to the public on the 9th floor of the Harold Washington Library.

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Woodlawn Church Seeks to Develop Hub for Black Life and Culture https://cdmug.org/woodlawn-church-seeks-to-develop-hub-for-black-life-and-culture/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 16:25:46 +0000 https://cdmug.org/woodlawn-church-seeks-to-develop-hub-for-black-life-and-culture/ The Apostolic Church of God has been in Woodlawn for almost 70 years. Now he is looking to use part of his property to create a center of black life, culture and entertainment for the community. Developed by the Network of Woodlawn and run by the church’s pastor, Reverend Byron Brazier, and his son, developer […]]]>

The Apostolic Church of God has been in Woodlawn for almost 70 years. Now he is looking to use part of his property to create a center of black life, culture and entertainment for the community.

Developed by the Network of Woodlawn and run by the church’s pastor, Reverend Byron Brazier, and his son, developer J. Byron Brazier, Woodlawn Central, as it is called, would be an “Indigenous place” for culture. black.

“Even in the face of gentrification, the best way to develop the black community is from the inside out,” J. Byron Brazier said. “We want to share our unique experiences and perspectives with the world, just like any other culture has the opportunity to do.”

Spanning eight acres of church-owned property near 63rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, the plan includes a technology center, hotel, commercial spaces, theater, and private residential buildings.

Also included is a vertical farm on Kenwood Avenue and 63rd Street, built on top of a parking structure.

Brazier said the development is intended to benefit Woodlawn – and that it will benefit tourists drawn to the area by the Obama Presidential Center, being built just steps from Jackson Park.

Already a transportation hub and with the construction of the Obama Presidential Center nearby, Brazier said it was “no brainer” to several investors who have already offered full funding for the $ 600 million project.
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Brazier said occupants of the commercial spaces will be announced soon and will include a hotel chain. The residences will include units designated as senior housing.

If the zoning is changed, as Brazier hopes, the development could include up to 870 units, ranging from studios to three bedrooms. The current zoning allows buildings up to 15 stories; Brazier wants the site to be dezoned to allow a building of 25 floors maximum. This building would have a rooftop pool with a view of the lake, he said.

While rents have not been determined, the Woodlawn Housing Preservation Ordinance states that 30% of units should be affordable for families earning 30% to 50% of the region’s median income, which is $ 25,450.

Although the definition of “affordable” rent varies, the Woodlawn Affordable Housing Initiative states that a development of 100 units should have 15 available at $ 543 per month and another 15 units at $ 942 per month.

Brazier said the development is also intended to attract higher income tenants.

“It has to be a multi-income community,” Brazier said. “We need to determine what are the best opportunities for this to ensure the sustainability of the church and the sustainability of the community. “

By “sustainable”, Brazier means that development must bring in money, which can be reinvested in the community, while being respectful of the environment and providing indoor and outdoor spaces that “speak to the community and to the community. community culture ”.

The environmental component will include solar power and a rainwater storage system, allowing it to be used later for watering gardens and landscaping.

The schedule is aggressive, he said. Details, including architects, design team and business partners, will be announced this year, with the grand opening in 2023. All aspects of the project would be completed by 2028.

Woodlawn's central master plan calls for a technology center, hotel, commercial spaces, agents, greenhouse, theater, and several private residential buildings.

Woodlawn’s central master plan calls for a technology center, hotel, commercial spaces, agents, greenhouse, theater, and several private residential buildings.
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Brazier hopes to use modular technology to drive this timeline. Individual dwellings would be fully completed off-site and then stacked on top of each other after arriving on-site.

This approach, Brazier said, would be up to 45% faster and around 35% more cost effective. Among the companies using this technology is FullStack Modular in Brooklyn, New York.

The cost of development is high, ranging from $ 300 million to $ 600 million. Many potential investors have offered to fully fund the project, Brazier said, and he hopes to announce a partnership by the end of the year.

It is all worth it, he said, to promote black entrepreneurship and success.

“The lack of accessibility to monetization and securing capital support for black entrepreneurs, creators and innovators is probably the thing I miss the most,” Brazier said.

The 63rd Street Dorchester Avenue Apostolic Church of God has been in Woodlawn for almost 70 years.

The 63rd Street Dorchester Avenue Apostolic Church of God has been in Woodlawn for almost 70 years.
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Ownership of black businesses is inferior to ownership of Asian, Latin and White businesses across the country, he said, and “based on our contributions to this country, we should own at least. minus 25% “.

To address these disparities, the Woodlawn Plan will include a program on developing black business infrastructure and cultural skills. This program will take “a significant portion of the overall investment” and reinvest in emerging and established black businesses and then bring them onto campus, Brazier said.

“You can’t have a black community without black businesses,” he said. “If this can be a process to catalyze the growth of black property in the country… the structure that we have created is a viable option to see how we create not only in Chicago, but in Detroit and Ohio and in California and in New York.”

Brazier said he hopes the development will lead to

Brazier said he hopes the development will lead to “self-determination” in the black community. “If we see ourselves doing it, others will be inspired,” he said.
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Community pays tribute to young activist shot dead in West Pullman https://cdmug.org/community-pays-tribute-to-young-activist-shot-dead-in-west-pullman/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 02:41:02 +0000 https://cdmug.org/community-pays-tribute-to-young-activist-shot-dead-in-west-pullman/ Family and friends gathered on Friday to remember murdered anti-violence activist LaNiyah Murphy and demand that more be done to locate her killer. “She has dedicated her life and time to not being afraid to tell others about her journey and the importance of ending gun violence,” said Murphy’s aunt Danita Huff. “She inspired a […]]]>

Family and friends gathered on Friday to remember murdered anti-violence activist LaNiyah Murphy and demand that more be done to locate her killer.

“She has dedicated her life and time to not being afraid to tell others about her journey and the importance of ending gun violence,” said Murphy’s aunt Danita Huff. “She inspired a lot of other girls to do the same.”

Huff joined dozens of people at St. Sabina’s Arch, 7800 S. Racine Ave., where they also released balloons in honor of Murphy.

Murphy, who was shot and killed in West Pullman on Tuesday, has been recalled as a beautiful, intelligent young woman – and someone who was once a victim, surviving a gunshot wound to the head in 2018.

Huff said Murphy wanted everyone to imagine that building a safer community was possible.

Murphy’s former composition teacher Monica Connor said Murphy was “easily the smartest person in the room” and excelled in his studies. She was also “really kind and supportive”.

Murphy, 20, was a freshman majoring in sociology at Governors State University and involved in the university’s Social Justice Initiative. Her activism was also manifested in her involvement in Sainte-Sabine’s anti-violence leadership group, BRAVE, where she mentored others.

A photo of LaNiyah Murphy was displayed at St Sabina’s Arch in the Gresham district on Friday at a memorial for Murphy, who was shot and killed on Tuesday. In 2018, Murphy survived a bullet to the head and spoke openly about gun violence.
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There were no arrests in Murphy’s case. In a statement, a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department confirmed no one was in custody, but said detectives were continuing their investigation.

The lack of arrest frustrated some.

Pam Bosley, who oversees the BRAVE youth program, appealed to Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Superintendent CPD. David Brown to set up a task force to find Murphy’s killer.

“Please treat the LaNiyah shooting the same way you treated the Hyde Park shootings and the downtown shootings,” Bosley said.

A friend of Murphy’s and fellow leader of BRAVE, Teyonna Lofton, described Murphy as being strong – especially right after Lofton herself was also shot.

“She spoke to me through it,” Lofton said. “She drove me to the hospital. LaNiyah was there to keep the pressure on my arm.

But Lofton also had a message for political leaders on Friday.

“This isn’t the first time LaNiyah has been going through this,” Lofton said, his voice high with passion. “Alderman, you disappointed her. Mayor, you betrayed her. Governor, you disappointed her. Police, you betrayed her. How many of us have to die, how many of us have to get shot before you get up and make a change? “

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There were 820 homicides in Chicago in 2021, according to data from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

This makes it the deadliest year since the mid-1990s. Just seven days after the start of the new year, 11 people were reportedly killed in Chicago.

Our babies are dying, ”Connor said, his voice shaking. “Blacks are dying. And in many cases, we are the ones who kill us.

Reverend Michael Pfleger addressed the community directly on Friday, calling on young people to take action.

“We need you more than ever to be the leaders of our society,” he said. “The adults have disappointed you. “

Then he spoke directly to the killer: “This is not a video game. It is not a social network. What you are doing is murder. You take lives, you traumatize families. You are destroying our future. Stop.”

Cheyanne M. Daniels is a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a non-profit journalism program that aims to strengthen newspaper coverage in communities on the south and west sides.


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Mid-size pop-up game pits USF and Loyola Chicago at community college in Salt Lake City https://cdmug.org/mid-size-pop-up-game-pits-usf-and-loyola-chicago-at-community-college-in-salt-lake-city/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 00:29:01 +0000 https://cdmug.org/mid-size-pop-up-game-pits-usf-and-loyola-chicago-at-community-college-in-salt-lake-city/ By JOHN MARSHALL This college basketball season looks like an extension of the previous one, with the coronavirus leaving in its wake breaks, cancellations and postponements. A basketball beacon has risen from its ashes: two of the country’s top mid-majors face off in a junior varsity gym. Struggling to find opponents amid the coronavirus chaos, […]]]>

By JOHN MARSHALL

This college basketball season looks like an extension of the previous one, with the coronavirus leaving in its wake breaks, cancellations and postponements.

A basketball beacon has risen from its ashes: two of the country’s top mid-majors face off in a junior varsity gym.

Struggling to find opponents amid the coronavirus chaos, USF and Loyola Chicago decided to meet in the middle. The Dons and Ramblers are set to play in Salt Lake City on Thursday, an unexpected high-profile non-conference midfield game that left San Francisco coach Todd Golden so giddy he appealed for support from a rival.

“We would love for all @BYUMBB fans in the Salt Lake area to come and support @USFDonsMBB on Thursday at 12:00 pm local time !!” Golden tweeted Wednesday. “A win for the @USFDonsMBB would be GREAT for the Cougs and @WCChoops !! You can even wear blue !!

The college basketball season started off so well, a sense of normalcy returned to hardwood.

Omicron’s ubiquity sent him back on a familiar and unhappy path. Start and stop returned.

Dozens of teams have been forced to take coronavirus breaks. More than 620 men’s and women’s matches have been postponed or canceled, some within an hour of prediction time.

Planning has become a logistical nightmare. Replacement and reprogrammed sets are replaced and reprogrammed.

UCLA coach Mick Cronin, whose team hasn’t played since Dec. 11, joked that he would play against the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA just to make it into a game.

The Ramblers and the Donations were not spared.

Loyola Chicago hasn’t played since defeating Vanderbilt on December 10, thanks to a mix of opposing coronavirus breaks and his own before Christmas. The Ramblers saw their sixth game of the season canceled when the State of Illinois had to withdraw from Wednesday’s game due to COVID-19 protocols.

USF hasn’t been hit as hard, but West Coast Conference games against Saint Mary’s and No. 4 Gonzaga were postponed last week.

The race to find a game brought them to Salt Lake City.

Barring other issues, San Francisco and Loyola Chicago will meet at the Salt Lake Community College-Bruin Arena Lifetime Activity Center. The 5,000-seat gymnasium is home to Bruins basketball and the Salt Lake City Stars, the G League branch of Utah Jazz.

Fans, even those of BYU, will be in for a treat.

USF (13-1) opened the season with 10 straight wins and have their best non-conference record since opening the 1976-77 season with 26 straight wins. The Dons duo of Jamaree Bouyea and Khalil Shabazz constitute one of the most dynamic back zones in the country, accumulating nearly 29 points per game.

Loyola Chicago (9-2) has become a household name with her unlikely run to the 2018 Final Four with chaplain / fan favorite, Sister Jean. The Ramblers have a new coach at Drew Valentine this season, but they still knock down the Goliaths.

Loyola Chicago has beaten Arizona State, DePaul and Vanderbilt so far, the first time he’s had multiple regular-season wins against Power 5 teams since 1991-92.

The chance of the hoops brought on by a pandemic brings them together in a game that would not have happened otherwise.

“I probably won’t know we’re playing a game officially until the message is released,” Ramblers goaltender Lucas Williamson told reporters this week. “So I don’t want to spoil it. I’m not going to sit here and say we’re going to play the game, but we’re going to prepare like we’re playing.

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Pritzker praises vax proof warrants, but warns they are not suitable for all areas – NBC Chicago https://cdmug.org/pritzker-praises-vax-proof-warrants-but-warns-they-are-not-suitable-for-all-areas-nbc-chicago/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 02:26:31 +0000 https://cdmug.org/pritzker-praises-vax-proof-warrants-but-warns-they-are-not-suitable-for-all-areas-nbc-chicago/ As the city of Chicago and most suburbs in Cook County implement a requirement that customers of specific indoor facilities provide proof of vaccination, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has welcomed the measures, but has cautioned that they may not be suitable for restaurants in the state. . At a press conference on Monday, Pritzker praised […]]]>

As the city of Chicago and most suburbs in Cook County implement a requirement that customers of specific indoor facilities provide proof of vaccination, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has welcomed the measures, but has cautioned that they may not be suitable for restaurants in the state. .

At a press conference on Monday, Pritzker praised leaders for making “the tough calls” in implementing the measures, saying these were the type of strategies that could curb a rapid rise in cases of COVID and hospitalizations.

“I think the city and the county are doing the right thing for the people of the city and the county,” he said. “Anyone who’s ready to step in and make tough decisions… at the city and county level, I applaud. “

Chicago and Cook County both put the new measures into effect on Monday. Mitigation measures require customers to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID at restaurants, bars and other facilities that serve food and beverages for consumption on-site.

As to whether or not the state of Illinois intends to establish similar measures, Pritzker said officials plan to take things on a case-by-case basis, rather than immediately implementing new measures. attenuation.

“I encourage local leaders to do what is right in their communities,” he said. “Each community is a little different. As you know, some counties have very few restaurants. These restaurants are not very crowded so it is difficult for them to have the exact same type of attenuation as the city of Chicago.

Several communities in Cook County have their own health departments, but have chosen to adopt similar rules, including Evanston, Oak Park and Skokie. Rules in these areas will take effect on January 10, rather than Monday.

Yet other communities opposed the new rules, with Orland Park and Burr Ridge officials saying they would not demand the measure be enforced.

In Chicago, the rules apply to indoor dining establishments, with businesses required to verify the immunization status of all customers 5 years of age and older. Individuals do not need to show proof of vaccination for pickup orders or if they dine out, as per the rules.

Employees of these companies will either need to show proof of vaccination or undergo weekly COVID tests.

The mandate is similar in Cook County, with anyone 5 years of age and older having to show proof of vaccination at places where customers can order food and drink.


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Covid Updates: New York Reports 85,000 Cases, New Daily Record https://cdmug.org/covid-updates-new-york-reports-85000-cases-new-daily-record/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 05:35:00 +0000 https://cdmug.org/covid-updates-new-york-reports-85000-cases-new-daily-record/ Puerto Rico’s health ministry administered Covid-19 molecular and antigenic driving tests in Loiza, Puerto Rico on Friday.Credit…Gabriella N. Baez for The New York Times The United States is in the midst of a peak in cases with an average of more than 300,000 new cases per day for the first time in the pandemic as […]]]>
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The United States is in the midst of a peak in cases with an average of more than 300,000 new cases per day for the first time in the pandemic as the holiday gatherings and travel associated with the proliferation of the highly transmissible variant Omicron have propelled a wave across the country.

As of December 30, there was a daily average of 378,516 positive coronavirus cases, a 201% increase over the past two weeks, according to a New York Times database. Daily counts have increased by 100,000 or more on three consecutive days in the past week. Hospitalizations have increased by 25% in two weeks.

As the Omicron variant crosses communities across the country, many more people, including those who have been vaccinated, will test positive for the coronavirus. Some projections predict millions of new cases next week.

Here’s what you need to know:

What symptoms of Covid should I look for?

Some differences in symptoms between Omicron and other variants have emerged from preliminary data, but experts are not sure whether they are significant. Data published in South Africa suggests that South Africans with Omicron often develop irritation or sore throat accompanied by nasal congestion, dry cough, and muscle pain, especially lower back pain.

Meanwhile, the Delta variant also continues to spread. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common symptoms of Covid are fever, dry cough, fatigue, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, headache, loss of taste, or smell and difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. .

If you feel sick, get tested immediately.

I don’t feel sick. Do I still have to get tested?

You can get infected without showing any symptoms and spread the virus to others, even if you are vaccinated. It’s always best to get tested for the coronavirus, especially to try to stop the spread of Omicron. Considering the high spread rates in recent weeks, if you’ve been to a large gathering, it’s probably best to get tested.

Current CDC guidelines say people who have been vaccinated do not have to self-quarantine if they have had close contact with someone with Covid, but should get tested five days later. Testing experts, however, say it’s probably not soon enough for Omicron, whose incubation period can be as short as 72 hours. Experts say the best times to test are on Days 2, 3, and 4 after exposure.

What are my testing options?

There are several test options. You can test at home with a drugstore-bought rapid test, or you can go for a PCR test in a lab.

If you tested positive after taking a rapid home test, you may want to do a second home test using a different brand or visit a testing center to confirm the result.

I tested positive. What do I do now?

If you are in public or near people when you hear the news, put on a mask immediately. Then isolate yourself as quickly as possible, even if you have no symptoms.

Last week, the CDC reduced the isolation period from 10 to five days for those who are vaccinated, those without symptoms, or those without a fever whose other symptoms were disappearing.

Americans leaving isolation should wear masks around others for an additional five days after their periods of isolation have ended, officials said.

Some experts, however, called the new guidelines “reckless” and suggested isolating them for longer.

To calculate your isolation window, the CDC advises you to consider day 1 as the first full day. after developing symptoms.


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Chicago’s north side on the brink of theft and attacks; Some say police aren’t proactive enough – CBS Chicago https://cdmug.org/chicagos-north-side-on-the-brink-of-theft-and-attacks-some-say-police-arent-proactive-enough-cbs-chicago/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:02:00 +0000 https://cdmug.org/chicagos-north-side-on-the-brink-of-theft-and-attacks-some-say-police-arent-proactive-enough-cbs-chicago/ CHICAGO (CBS) – Business owners on the north side of town are calling for action from the police since violent robberies have invaded their neighborhoods. As reported by CBS 2’s Jermont Terry, the Police Superintendent. David Brown spoke about crime in Chicago on Thursday. But some believe that no real answer has been provided. READ […]]]>

CHICAGO (CBS) – Business owners on the north side of town are calling for action from the police since violent robberies have invaded their neighborhoods.

As reported by CBS 2’s Jermont Terry, the Police Superintendent. David Brown spoke about crime in Chicago on Thursday. But some believe that no real answer has been provided.

READ MORE: City holding New Years celebration with security measures

Chicago closes 2021 with a record crime spike – with homicides and carjackings on the rise. At a press conference Thursday, the police superintendent. David Brown was delighted to speak about the record number of firearms his officers have removed from the streets.

But while community members applaud these efforts, many believe the CPD needs to do more to prevent crime.

There is no doubt that a lot of people pass by Pedestrian Coffee at 939 W. Belmont Ave. at Lakeview, just off the Belmont Red, Purple and Brown Line Chicago Transit Authority stops.

“It’s a very busy place,” said owner Tim Taylor.

And Taylor is a little surprised that on Wednesday evening a group of eight people attacked, beat up and robbed a woman Wednesday evening on Sheffield Avenue just off Belmont Avenue – a short walk from that “L” stop.

“It’s not safe here, and it’s not the vibe that I want to – ‘Hey, come over to my business. it’s not safe here, ”Taylor said. “It’s really uncomfortable to know that this has happened.”

The attack came on the heels of Chicago police issuing a new edition of a community alert about a team of thieves having struck 21 times in the past eight weeks in Lakeview and Lincoln Park.

Earlier this week on Buckingham Place west of Broadway, two men and a woman were walking when a car pulled up and several thieves got out. The thieves shot the man in the group.

A man was also shot dead in a robbery on Aldine Avenue near Inner Lake Shore Drive which occurred about an hour and a half later.

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Police say the same motive is linked to the wave of thefts.

“There is less fear of getting caught, even with video cameras everywhere,” Taylor said.

Taylor said the crime was spreading in businesses. He had his lip broken by one of the many times crooks walked into Pedestrian Coffee.

“They come in pairs. One distracts our baristas here at the counter, while the other searches for a phone or a wallet on the table, ”he said.

While the officers patrol, the superintendent. Brown was touting his plan to tackle soaring crime.

“We will do everything we can to make the city of Chicago safer,” Brown said.

But Taylor said many believe the police are too responsive and less proactive.

“It takes too long for the CPD to do anything,” he said.

Brown added, “Once people see you as part of the community, here are all the proactive things you can do to help solve and prevent crime.”

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Brown insists that the police will work to improve the relationships officers have with members of the community. Meanwhile, people want to wait and see how the police are fighting crime in the New Year.


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