Roswell Mason Elementary School alumni at an alumni reunion picnic in 2018. Joe Johnson

West Side Alumni Reunion Picnics Bring Thousands Together To Celebrate Their Roots

"It's something that started on a fluke and it blew up into something that's absolutely fantastic and beautiful," said Landers Gakins, a founder of the oldest and biggest reunion picnic in North Lawndale.

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After Kushner Blames Coronavirus Failures On States, Pritzker Fires Back: ‘It’s Called The UNITED States of America’

"What the heck has the Trump administration been doing over the last three-and-a-half years?" Mayor Lori Lightfoot added.

Wear A Mask If You Leave Your Home, Gov. Pritzker Says

"Wearing something to cover your face is a good idea based upon what the science says," the governor said.

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53 More People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As Cases Surge To Nearly 9,000

There have now been 210 deaths in the state and 8,904 confirmed cases.