Members of SEIU Healthcare Illinois pose for a photo at the announcement of a tentative contract for Mount Sinai Hospital workers. Pascal Sabino/Block Club Chicago

Mount Sinai Workers Reach Last-Minute Agreement With Hospital Leaders, Avoiding Strike

One housekeeper who has worked at the hospital for 24 years makes less than $15. Thanks to the new contract, her wage will be increase by $2-3, she said.

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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.

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Coronavirus In Chicago: Parks Could Be Shut Down, Lightfoot Threatens Again

Lightfoot said she drove around and, when she saw people gathering in clusters and not abiding by social distancing, she told them to break it up.