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Moderna on Thursday submitted a request to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine for kids younger than 6.

It’s a welcome development for parents who have faced long waits to vaccinate their youngest children. A North Aurora mother with an immunocompromised infant told the Tribune: “It’s like … society has moved on and has made the kids feel like, well, ‘If they die, they die.’”

An infectious disease specialist at Lurie Children’s Hospital estimated that it could be several weeks before the FDA makes its decision, as it moves through its normal steps for evaluating vaccine trials.

Meanwhile, the waiting continues. “It seems like for families with children in this age group,” another parent told the Tribune, “it’s been dangled in front of us and then taken away so many times.”

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Fight over Chicago’s ward boundaries could leave ‘People’s Map’ out in the cold

With a deadline approaching to avoid the first Chicago ward map referendum in three decades, Latino aldermen failed this week to convince City Council colleagues to let them make changes to the design of the 50 wards they’re set to present to voters.

That effectively cuts a map created by good-government groups out of a possible late June decision by voters on the shape of Chicago’s wards for the next decade. The development also sets up a potential head-to-head ballot showdown between the Latino proposal and a map favored by most of the council’s Black Caucus and others.

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El Milagro committed ‘flagrant’ violations of state labor law, according to Department of Labor

The Illinois Department of Labor found Chicago tortilla maker El Milagro had violated the Illinois One Day Rest in Seven Act because employees regularly worked over 7.5 hours without required meal breaks. The Department of Labor found 112 meal break violations between Jan. 1 and July 31, 2021, and was fined $11,200 in total for those violations.

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