Friday, December 31, 2021

Happy New Years

I think this is a good time to take a look at some stories that have broken over the course of this month and some others of note for the year.

Coronavirus is still a factor with this Omicron variant going around. On Dec. 30, Gov. J.B. Pritzker at a press update on the pandemic discusses responses to a rise in cases. The surge is said to be at levels not previously seen.

After the New Year the Mayor of Chicago has a vaccine mandate unveiled before Christmas if you want to go to the movies or eat at a restaurant for example. This is in response to a surge of coronavirus cases and this Omicron variant which the first case in Illinois earlier this month was discovered.

Just yesterday the mayor urged Chicagoans as we bring in the new year to "be smart" as coronavirus cases surge.

As was the case of end of the 2020 coronavirus has become one of the dominant issues of the year. However, we end the year with a demand for testing. Also be careful of what places offer testing as there are reports of hole in the wall testing sites.

Anyway I hope everyone brings in the New Year with the optimism that 2022 hopefully will bring. 2021 without a doubt has proven to be an interesting year.

Also bear in mind that next year is an election year. Nationally we shall see where Congress will sit as far as a "red wave". In our state all executive offices are up for election. Gov. Pritzker is running for re-election. The office of Secretary of State is an open seat since the incumbent Jesse White is stepping down after being in office after over two decades. The primary is in June so I hope anyone on this blog will get registered to vote.

I wish you all a Happy New Year and stay safe all! 

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