A week ago, the new coronavirus had just hit the south suburbs. Now, it is all over. From the tragic deaths that have already hit the region to the several ways individuals and groups have offered a lending hand, here’s the latest on the pandemic in the south suburbs.
A 61-year-old man whose home address is the same as the Bjorklund House died Friday at Palos Community Hospital.
The 65-year-old woman with the same address as Franciscan Village died from septic shock due to the coronavirus.
Cook County Medical Examiner identifies three Chicagoans who died of coronavirus as Illinois death toll climbs.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed two deaths due to the new coronavirus in Olympia Fields.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the deaths of a 79-year-old man and 74-year-old man.
Among the latest Cook County deaths related to the new coronavirus is a 65-year-old man who died in Harvey.
Cook County Medical Examiner confirms Burbank's first publicly noted coronavirus death.
Four residents of an Oak Forest home for adults with disabilities have tested positive, the Daily Southtown reported.
The police officer will be in self-isolation for 14 days.
The first coronavirus case in Midlothian has been confirmed.
The person was only at the facility for a short time, and resided in a private room.
Village officials confirmed Tuesday there's still only one coronavirus case confirmed in Tinley Park.
Two elderly people in Orland Park have tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to village officials.
The Will County Health Department announced five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and that more than a dozen communities have been impacted.
A food service worker who was last at Sandburg High School on March 16 has tested positive for the coronavirus.
A participant in class at the Evergreen Park Activity Center has tested negative for coronavirus, mayor said.
Gail Egan, her sister and her friend were tested for the coronavirus a few days ago and are awaiting results to see if they can head home.
The paramedics were exposed to the new coronavirus while responding to a call in Homewood.
Village trustees used social distancing measures during their most recent meeting.
Former MetroSouth Medical Center could start receiving quarantined coronavirus patients Thursday after striking deal to reopen with city.
Dr. Stephen Streiffer of Argonne is among those helping make sense of all the number crunching.
Several pets remain available for adoption at the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights.
Wintrust Community Banks, which operates the Lemont branch, has also closed five other suburban locations.
According to the park district, the Bark Park and other park amenities which require contact with hard surfaces are closed.
Trails and open spaces remain open, but you should practice social distancing when using them, the village said.
NBC Chicago reports the Blue Island Police Department has shut down operations after a police officer tested positive for coronavirus.
If you need information on the food pantry, donations, transportation and other township services, call 630-257-2522.
Organizers have made an early decision to postpone the Gaelic Park Irish Festival held over Memorial Day weekend in Oak Forest.
A makeup date for the annual pancake breakfast set for April 4 has yet to be announced.
Moraine Valley Fine and Performing Arts Center has reschedule shows and performances canceled during the coronavirus emergency.
GOOD DEEDS AND DONATIONS
Car honkers and a mini parade of police and firefighters made a New Lenox girl's 9th birthday special.
Barraco's Pizza has partnered with the 19th Ward on the most recent effort to help during the coronavirus crisis.
Residents of the 19th Ward have raised more than $6,000 to provide meals for those on the front lines at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
A modest donation with call-in orders helps #GIFTTHEGLOVES, $6 sends 100 personal protective gloves to local first responders.
The District 228 science department donated gloves to first responders in Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Country Club Hills and Midlothian.
More than $20,000 has been raised in an effort started by 19th Ward Ald. Matt O'Shea.
Student-athletes at Andrew High School have been reading bedtime stories and sharing the videos on social media.
An Oak Lawn mom who started a Facebook page to combat coronavirus hoarding will be on Dr. Oz March 25 after they read her story on Patch.
MORE DONATIONS NEEDED
If you'd like to donate items, call the Silver Cross Foundation at 815-300-7105.
The fire district said it is accepting donations of N95 masks, N100 masks, surgical masks, gowns, Tyvek suits and health-grade wipes.
If you have items to donate, you can drop them off at Lemont Police Department, 14600 127th St., in Lemont.
Masks, gloves and other protective gear are needed at the Dr. Susan Rife & Associates Family Medicine in Orland Park.
If you can sew, you can help. St. Gerald's Women's Club launches community initiative to make fabric face masks during shortage.
HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES
Mayor Tim Baldermann said he and the board came up with the idea after some businesses were forced to close or change operations.
The village has shared a table indicating which ones are offering curbside pickup, drive-thru and delivery services.
While you're hunkered down at home, support Palos and Hickory Hills restaurants by ordering a meal during the coronavirus shutdown.
THINGS TO DO WHEN THERE’S NOWHERE TO GO
The Tinley Park High School girls track & field team is getting creative while stuck at home.
The Evergreen Park Community High School girls softball team makes the best out of a challenging situation in upbeat music video.
Bored and stuck at home? The Will County Forest Preserve is launching a backyard photo contest for local nature lovers.
The tournament is part of the preserve’s quest to provide diversions during the new coronavirus pandemic and the stay-at-home directives.
Kristina Ryon is documenting the shutdown in and near Oak Forest through a series of black and white photos.
St. Linus students impromptu sidewalk art walk cheers up neighbors during coronavirus quarantine.
Teachers and students from Most Holy Redeemer visit each other from a safe distance during coronavirus shutdown. Watch the video.
It was still "a great day to be a Cougar" as all "We Are SXU Day" celebrations occurred away from the school.
The library is closed, but residents can still apply online for a temporary library card.
STILL THERE TO HELP
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia has made some changes to make sure their shelter stays virus-free.