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Illinois gets $124 Million from federal government to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts

State officials announced Tuesday that Illinois will receive an additional $124 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to further expand its COVID-19 vaccination program, including more than $90 million for the state and $33 million for the city of Chicago.

Approximately 75% of the funding will be focused on underserved communities and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 to help ensure individuals are equitably vaccinated.
 
The funding will allow the state to further build-out existing equity efforts, including partnerships with federally qualified health centers and safety net hospitals . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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