Mortgage With Crypto? Miami Financial Tech Company Allows Bitcoin as Collateral – NBC 6 South Florida

Mortgage With Crypto? Miami Financial Tech Company Allows Bitcoin as Collateral – NBC 6 South Florida

You can now get a mortgage with crypto. It’s a new way of buying a home, but only if you’ve got the crypto for it. Milo, a financial technology company, will now allow people who own bitcoin to use it as collateral to take out a home mortgage. “We understand that crypto does have value, … Read more

Winnebago County Officials Issue Disaster Proclamation Amid Surging COVID Cases, Hospitalizations – NBC Chicago

Winnebago County Officials Issue Disaster Proclamation Amid Surging COVID Cases, Hospitalizations – NBC Chicago

Officials in Winnebago County have issued a disaster proclamation amid increasing numbers of COVID cases and hospitalizations in the area. In a press release, Winnebago County Board Chairman Joseph Chiarelli has declared a local disaster for a period of seven days, retroactive to Wednesday. According to the release, the declaration will lend additional support to … Read more

All 102 Illinois Counties Experiencing ‘High Transmission’ Rates of Coronavirus – NBC Chicago

All 102 Illinois Counties Experiencing ‘High Transmission’ Rates of Coronavirus – NBC Chicago

All 102 counties in the state of Illinois are currently experiencing “high transmission” levels of COVID-19, while many are also experiencing dramatic growth in other metrics designed to illustrate how rapidly the virus is spreading. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers a county to have a “high transmission” rate of COVID if 100 … Read more

8,700 New Cases Reported in Illinois Monday as Hospitalizations Rise – NBC Chicago

8,700 New Cases Reported in Illinois Monday as Hospitalizations Rise – NBC Chicago

The number of COVID cases in the state of Illinois continued its steady upward trend on Monday, with 8,700 new cases of the virus reported over the last 24 hours. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the state’s number of new COVID cases per day has continued to rise rapidly following the Thanksgiving … Read more

Can You Drink Alcohol After Getting the COVID Booster Shot? Here’s What a Doctor Says – NBC Chicago

Can You Drink Alcohol After Getting the COVID Booster Shot? Here’s What a Doctor Says – NBC Chicago

Can you drink alcohol after getting the coronavirus boster shot? Patients have been asking about whether or not they can consume alcoholic beverages after receiving their COVID-19 vaccine since the onset of the pandemic. The answer, according to an Illinois doctor with Cook County Health, is yes, but there’s a catch. “It’s a great question. … Read more

COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Resume Spikes in Illinois and Indiana After Holiday Lull – NBC Chicago

COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Resume Spikes in Illinois and Indiana After Holiday Lull – NBC Chicago

After a brief downturn in case numbers during the Thanksgiving holiday, the number of COVID cases in Illinois and Indiana are once again on an upward trend, continuing surges that began in late October. That surge in new COVID diagnoses came following a long downward trend in numbers following the worst of the delta variant-driven … Read more

Neurologist Details Long-Lasting Symptoms Post-COVID – NBC Chicago

Neurologist Details Long-Lasting Symptoms Post-COVID – NBC Chicago

From brain fog to migraines to even stroke-like symptoms, neurologists say they are seeing a number of longer-lasting neurological symptoms in patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Dr. Lakshmi Warrior, chair of neurology at Cook County Health, told NBC 5 “there’s a huge spectrum” of what doctors are seeing post-COVID infection. “Some patients might have some mild symptoms … Read more

‘Midwest Is the Current COVID Hot Spot,’ According to Dr. Allison Arwady – NBC Chicago

‘Midwest Is the Current COVID Hot Spot,’ According to Dr. Allison Arwady – NBC Chicago

Cases are rising in several Midwest states as temperatures cool and people head inside this winter, making the area the “current COVID hot spot,” according to Chicago’s top doctor. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady noted Tuesday that Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin “currently have the highest rates of COVID-19 in the country … Read more

COVID Surge Worse Than Summer, Cases in Kids – NBC Chicago

COVID Surge Worse Than Summer, Cases in Kids – NBC Chicago

Illinois is now seeing more new COVID cases per day than it has in nearly 10 months in the lead-up to the Thanksgiving holiday. Doctors now say children are among the groups hardest hit by the rise in cases. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today: Illinois COVID Cases … Read more

Investment Scams Skyrocket as Trading Explodes – NBC 6 South Florida

Investment Scams Skyrocket as Trading Explodes – NBC 6 South Florida

Crypto trading has exploded in the last year and a half, and crooks have taken notice. They’re finding new ways to pounce and pilfer, and these crimes have recently skyrocketed.  Hatim Mursi says he had an entire life’s savings stolen in a cryptocurrency investment scam, more than a half-million dollars. “I felt very vulnerable and I … Read more

Chicago COVID Update, Thanksgiving Guidance – NBC Chicago

Chicago COVID Update, Thanksgiving Guidance – NBC Chicago

What should you know as coronavirus cases rise ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday? Chicago officials are set to give a COVID-19 update. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today: Watch Live: Chicago Mayor, CDPH to Give Pre-Thanksgiving COVID Update Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago’s health department are expected to … Read more

1 Year After the Worst Days of the Pandemic, Here’s Where Illinois Stands – NBC Chicago

1 Year After the Worst Days of the Pandemic, Here’s Where Illinois Stands – NBC Chicago

For the second year in a row, the state of Illinois is seeing increases in COVID cases during the month of November, but even as officials keep a wary eye on the data, things are still nowhere near as bad as they were at this time in 2020. Nov. 16 and 17, 2020 represented the … Read more

Rising COVID Cases, Booster Shot Eligibility – NBC Chicago

Rising COVID Cases, Booster Shot Eligibility – NBC Chicago

Who exactly can and should get a COVID booster shot? Chicago’s top doctor weighs in. Plus, after decreasing for several months following the delta variant-driven surge over the summer, cases of coronavirus in the state of Illinois and in the city of Chicago have risen dramatically in the last week. Here’s what you need to … Read more

14,616 New COVID Cases, 183 Deaths, 348K Vaccinations in the Past Week – NBC Chicago

14,616 New COVID Cases, 183 Deaths, 348K Vaccinations in the Past Week – NBC Chicago

Illinois health officials on Friday reported 14,616 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, along with 183 additional deaths and over 348,196 new vaccine doses administered. In all, 1,695,524 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the state since the pandemic began, according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The … Read more

Gov. Pritzker to Give COVID-19 Update, Discuss Pediatric Vaccinations Monday – NBC Chicago

Gov. Pritzker to Give COVID-19 Update, Discuss Pediatric Vaccinations Monday – NBC Chicago

NOTE: NBC Chicago will offer a live stream of the governor’s address beginning at 1:30 p.m. CT. Watch it live in the player above. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is scheduled to give a COVID-19 update Monday, where he is expected to discuss pediatric vaccinations one day before an FDA panel debates whether or not to … Read more

15,131 New COVID Cases, 183 Deaths, 209K Vaccinations in the Past Week – NBC Chicago

15,131 New COVID Cases, 183 Deaths, 209K Vaccinations in the Past Week – NBC Chicago

Illinois health officials on Friday reported 15,131 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, along with 183 additional deaths and over 209,651 new vaccine doses administered. In all, 1,680,908 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the state since the pandemic began, according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The … Read more

Chicago Launches Series of COVID Vaccine Clinics to Boost City’s Vaccination Numbers – NBC Chicago

Chicago Launches Series of COVID Vaccine Clinics to Boost City’s Vaccination Numbers – NBC Chicago

The city of Chicago is stepping up its efforts to boost COVID vaccination numbers before the end of the year, and numerous local organizations are hosting vaccine drives in the coming week. The drives are part of a new initiative called “Project Chicago 77,” which is aiming to ensure that at least 77% of Chicago … Read more

Rich Township High School Moves to Remote Learning Due to COVID Cases – NBC Chicago

Rich Township High School Moves to Remote Learning Due to COVID Cases – NBC Chicago

A suburban high school will transition to remote learning for two weeks after at least two cases of COVID-19 were reported. According to officials at Rich Township High School, in-person instruction will be suspended from Friday through Thursday, Oct. 14. Students will not have classes on Friday, and will resume remote learning on Monday, according … Read more

Medical Examiner – NBC Chicago

Medical Examiner – NBC Chicago

The mother of a Chicago Public Schools’ student who recently passed away died from pneumonia caused by COVID-19, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed Thursday, days after parents and teachers voiced concerns about district safety measures following her death. Shenitha Curry’s cause of death was ruled as pneumonia due to COVID-19 infection with diabetes … Read more