Valuable lessons emerge from a senior year transformed by a pandemic

April 04, 2021 - 16:30
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Senior year is supposed to be the best year of high school, right? Well not for the class of 2021. This year I am a senior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School and COVID-19 really screwed up my hopes for having the best senior year ever. 

State health officials ramp up vaccinations as infections begin to rise again

March 27, 2021 - 22:06

After dropping steadily from a mid-November high numbers, the statewide COVID-19 positivity and hospitalization rates began to edge back up in recent days, causing concern among state health officials.

To address a possible trend, officials announced on Friday the launch of Rapid Response Vaccination Teams to five counties and the expansion of vaccine eligibility where demand appears to have waned.


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