Elizabeth Matthews is a reporter at FOX 32 and joined the team in July of 2015.
Matthews is happy to be back in Chicago after working her way through the Midwest.
“Chicago is home for us and it always will be,” she said. “We are so thankful to be back in the Windy City and to finally settle down after a whirlwind of career moves.”
Matthews is a Columbia College graduate who grew up in a small town downstate. She comes to FOX 32 from St. Louis where she was a Multimedia Journalist at KSDK-TV. Before that, her career took her to KTUL-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma and KOAM-TV in Joplin, Missouri. She is an awarding winning journalist and was on the ground reporting in chaos when the riots in Ferguson, Missouri first broke out. She spent countless nights on the streets in Ferguson reporting on the civil unrest and protests.
Covering the Joplin tornado was an experience she will never forget as Joplin was where she started her career.
Matthews enjoys ballet, running and hiking. She loves spending time with her friends and family. She and her husband have a son, and one fur baby -- a kitty named Stinker.
She also loves telling your story! Email her with your story idea.
The saliva test is 97 to 98 percent accurate, and cheaper – only $20 a test compared to $100 for a nasal swab.
The state ranks 18th in the country when it comes to vaccinating residents, and one local doctor and mayor both say that is not OK.
It is expected that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all adults next year.
A suburban high school senior, with no underlying health conditions, lost her life to COVID-19 after just three days in the hospital.
While the state received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, some hospitals are still waiting for their allotment from the county health departments.
An estimated 330,000 pregnant and breastfeeding healthcare workers are now looking to see if they can get the coronavirus vaccine, and there are signs that support pregnant women being vaccinated.
The first COVID vaccines will be administered in the Chicago area and in downstate Illinois on Tuesday.
Doctors report there are temporary side effects with the Pfizer vaccine, such as fever, headache and muscle pain. But what happened in the UK was a bit of a surprise.
“Two weeks from today, we could be talking about vaccination, a lot of details to come. We are ready when this vaccine is available,” said Dr. Allison Arwady of the Chicago Department of Public Health.
“It’s almost like ‘no shoes, no shirt, no service.’ There's ‘no mask, no service,’” the mayor of New Lenox said. And you could be fined if you refuse to comply.