Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) in the West Loop in 2016. Stephanie Lulay/ DNAinfo

West Loop Alderman’s Message To Weed Dispensary Owners: Get A Black Partner Or Don’t Come To My Ward

The 11 firms permitted to sell weed on Jan. 1 in Chicago are all owned by white men. “We don’t want to have folks be sharecroppers," Burnett said.

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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.

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City Employee Dies From Coronavirus, Mayor Lightfoot Says

"This sobering moment should remind us that the numbers we report every day are not mere statistics," Lightfoot said.

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With Rent Strike Looming, Mac Properties Offers Options To Struggling Tenants But Won’t Forgive Rent

The major Hyde Park landlord said tenants can enter a payment plan, transfer to a cheaper apartment or pursue "a path to lease termination."