Roman Brach in front of his newsstand. Alisa Hauser/ Block Club Chicago

Wicker Park Newsstand Owner Keeps It Going Because ‘It’s Like My Reality Show’

"There is no real money in it anymore," newsstand owner Roman Brach says. "The point of it is to get up in the morning, go out among people and see what's going on."

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Another 42 People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As Surge In Cases Worsens

There have now been 141 deaths in Illinois from the pandemic and 6,980 confirmed cases. The latter is a jump of 986 cases since Tuesday.

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City Employee Dies From Coronavirus, Mayor Lightfoot Says

"This sobering moment should remind us that the numbers we report every day are not mere statistics," Lightfoot said.