(From left) Dameka Edwards-Hart, Reality Allah, Christa Hamilton, Dan Protess, and Vaughn Bryant gather for a group photo at the screening of Firsthand, a documentary that takes a closer look at gun violence in Chicago.

Stars Of WTTW’s ‘Firsthand’ Documentary Urge City To Prioritize Mental Health, Gun Violence

The director of the docuseries that focuses on gun violence in Chicago is part of a series of neighborhood discussions this week.

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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.