Author: Ryan Voyles

UIC report: Potential COVID-19 drug may increase risk for cardiac events

Azithromycin, a commonly prescribed antibiotic being investigated as a potential treatment for COVID-19, can cause potential cardiac events if taken with other drugs, according to a new report from the University of Illinois Chicago.

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COVID-19 restrictions may soon be lifted on south suburban region, state continues to see progress

Illinois is continuing to see improvements in its COVID-19 metrics, Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday, including in two regions where additional restrictions were put in place to mitigate the spread of the virus.

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Mental health, substance use services at top of Chicago’s post-COVID recovery plan

Addressing the mental health and substance use crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic will be a top priority for the city of Chicago in its post-pandemic recovery, officials said this week.

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Survey: 57 percent of Illinoisans approve of Pritzker’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

A majority of Illinoisans continue to approve of Gov. JB Pritzker’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey released this week by researchers at Northwestern and three other national universities.

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