Chicago Public Schools Chief Education Officer LaTanya McDade, left, Deputy Mayor Sybil Madison, and Chief Operating Officer Arne Rivera talk with reporters about progress in teacher contract bargaining Oct. 24, 2019. Yana Kunichoff/Chalkbeat Chicago

Chicago Teachers Strike: Union Now Hoping School Might Resume Monday

The union hinted at a deal that could lead to school resuming Monday. “That is absolutely our hope,” said Jennifer Johnson, the union’s chief of staff.

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With Summer Fest Canceled, South Shore SSA Floats Ideas To Prop Up Businesses Hard Hit By Coronavirus

Ideas for the $123,000 in available funds included a delivery service, a website promoting businesses and paying restaurants to feed first responders.

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Basketball Rims Removed From 21st Ward Parks After Alderman Spots Crowded Court: ‘People Are Dying’

The South Side ward has one of the highest numbers of coronavirus cases in the city, but people were still crowding an Auburn Gresham basketball court Tuesday.

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With No Testing Sites On The West Side And Mask Shortages, Hospitals And Neighborhood Leaders Ask For Help

Communities vulnerable to COVID-19 are asking the city and state for testing, masks, and supplies to relieve deep health disparities faced by black residents.