Hundreds of teachers, school support staff and other union members gathered in September to see Sen. Bernie Sanders speak at a union rally.Kalyn Belsha/Chalkbeat

Bernie Sanders Joins Chicago Teachers Union Rally, Calls Educators ‘The Conscience Of America’

Chicago teachers are voting this week on whether or not to authorize a strike, which could happen as soon as Oct. 7.

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Cops Kick Runners, Cyclists Out Of Park Near Lakefront After Chicagoans Ignore Coronavirus Closure

Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered the lakefront and adjacent parks closed after crowds ignored social distancing guidelines last week.

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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.