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Coronavirus Kills 197 More Illinoisans Since Wednesday, Bringing Death Toll To 12,029

Among the most recent victims were 55 people in Cook County, including a man in his 30s.

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Chicago Makes Juneteenth ‘Day Of Observance,’ But Activists Continue To Seek Official City Holiday Status

June 19th will be officially recognized as Juneteenth, but city workers will get not get a paid day off.

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Coronavirus Kills 155 More Illinoisans As 11,832 Cases Reported

In Chicago, 40 deaths and 3,542 confirmed cases were reported since Tuesday.

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There’s Still Time To Change Holiday Plans, Officials Plead: ‘Better To Have A Zoom Thanksgiving Than An ICU Christmas’

It's not too late to change your plans, officials said. They fear Thanksgiving dinners could turn into superspreader events that will result in many more people becoming sick and dying.

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Vista Tower, Chicago’s Third Tallest Building, Gets A New Name: St. Regis Chicago

The yet-to-open skyscraper at 363 E. Wacker Drive is also partnering with the famed Alinea Group.

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Shop Local 2020: An Auburn Gresham, Chatham And Englewood Gift Guide

Buy from these local shops and retailers to support South Side businesses during hard times.

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You Can Support The Irish Nobleman, Local Artists By Shopping West Town Bar’s Pop-Up

Sales from face masks will support a local effort to give free masks and holiday cards to 1,800 West Town seniors.

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With No Help From D.C., Indie Music Venues Launch Virtual Concerts To Help Save Struggling Clubs

The weekly virtual concerts will feature local artists performing from empty Chicago venues to raise money for a new emergency relief fund.

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Volunteers Needed To Clean Up Humboldt Boulevard In Logan Square

Resident Hayley Krolik spearheaded the event, set for Dec. 5. Cleaning supplies will be provided.

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Shop Local 2020: A Beverly, Morgan Park And Mount Greenwood Holiday Gift Guide

“We did not want to see holiday money go to Amazon or big box stores so we were trying to provide a convenient way for folks in the area to shop local."

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Shop Local 2020: An Uptown, Andersonville, Edgewater And Rogers Park Gift Guide

Plus, here's how you can support Far North Side theaters that have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Shop Local 2020: A Wicker Park, Bucktown And West Town Holiday Gift Guide

"This holiday season, it’s more important than ever to shop local to help keep our neighborhood businesses that make West Town so special alive for years to come."