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McLean County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reach 4-Month High

COVID-19 hospitalizations in McLean County reached a four-month high on Thursday, while the availability of intensive care beds in Bloomington-Normal shrunk to 4%. The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) reported 33 McLean County residents are in the hospital with COVID. That’s up three from Wednesday and the county’s highest mark since May 14, according to data provided from the health department and compiled by WGLT.
MCLEAN COUNTY, IL
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Chicago launches new marketing campaign to boost COVID vaccine rates

CHICAGO — The city of Chicago is launching a marketing campaign to get at least 77% of adults and children over 12 vaccinated with at least one COVID-19 shot by the end of the year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced. So far, 72.4% of adults and eligible children have received at...
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CLINTON — Warner Hospital & Health Services CEO Paul Skowron reported Monday work to the facility’s entry drive was nearing completion and the project went well. “The contractors responded promptly to all our concerns,” Skowron told city council members. “We were able to modify the timelines to make our goal of Apple ‘n Pork …”
CLINTON, IL
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LETTER: Why resist vaccine against killer virus?

I am writing a letter that few people will read because they are worried that our country is trying to take away their rights. Their rights being the right to say that they are not going to take these shots for COVID. Sometimes I wonder just what is wrong with people. Why would you event think about not wanting to protect yourself against a virus that can kill you? I sometimes think that people in this country are so worried about their rights that they are on both sides of being crazy.
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McLean County Nursing Home workers offered bonuses for getting COVID shots

NORMAL – Employees at the government-run McLean County Nursing Home will be paid a bonus of up to $1,000 for receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Approximately 90 people work at the nursing home, and according to Illinois Department of Public Health data, 61.54% of the workers are fully vaccinated and 84.15% of the nursing home’s residents are fully vaccinated.
NORMAL, IL
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Watch now: McLean County awaiting more state guidance on COVID boosters

BLOOMINGTON — The McLean County Health Department stressed Thursday that it is still awaiting further guidance from the state public health department regarding increased access to third doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Earlier in the day, advisors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they recommend the so-called...
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