Rita Smith (right) died before being able to finish a large, detailed quilt, so embroiderer Shannon Downey has enlisted volunteers to help finish the blanket.Provided

A Lifelong Quilter Died Before Completing Gorgeous U.S. Map Project. Now, Hundreds Of Chicago Crafters Are Finishing Job To Honor Her

More than 1,000 people have volunteered to help embroiderer Shannon Downey finish the quilt in honor of Rita Smith.

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Black Abolitionist Network To Host ‘Defund CPD’ Training This Weekend

The group will host three outdoor sessions to teach people about the movement to defund the police in Chicago, and prison and police abolition.

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869 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases, 36 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day

The state's seven-day positivity rate average remained at 2.6 percent, meaning 2.6 percent of all tests returned in the past week were positive.

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Coronavirus On The Rise In Illinois, But Chicago’s Flat For Now, Top Doctor Says

"The main thing is all around us, cases are on the incline. ... We look good in Chicago right now, but Chicago doesn't have a wall around it."